Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Review: Doctor Who Queen Elizabeth Magnetic Finger Puppet
It warms my heart to hear my 4-year-old daughter playing with her finger puppets while screaming, “Doctor! My sworn enemy! Off with his head! Stop him! Stop that pernicious Doctor!”
If only. No, the Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild makes finger puppets for childless infantilized adults who cling to their youth through quasi-office toys such as these puppets that are fashioned in the likenesses of literary and historical figures.
My daughter has a sizable finger puppet collection, so the masterfully adorned, if ugly, likeness of Elizabeth fits in nicely. Once my daughter realized there was a magnet embedded in the queen’s head (ostensibly to pull double duty as a fridge magnet), she has enjoyed adhering Her Royalness to various objects around our home.
Now, this puppet is only appropriate for a child who can treat toys delicately and doesn’t insert things in her mouth. The queen’s jewelry, for example, could easily be pried off by a toddler and swallowed. So, save science fiction toys for when your child matures. Thankfully, my daughter gave up eating rocks long ago.
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild makes 70 finger puppets. Doctor Who fans may specifically enjoy these other science fiction offerings: