Bob the Builder - Scoop and Travis Playset

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Acquired in 2004 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Born to Play, Martin Yaffe International
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MoC
credit
Given by Hamleys PLC
date_end
2003-12-31
date_start
2003-01-01
date_text
2003 (made)
descriptive_line
Scoop and Travis Playset made by Martin Yoffe International Ltd for HIT Entertainment in 2004. From the Bob the Builder cartoon series.
dimensions
Width: 46 cm, Depth: 30 cm, Height: 10 cm [playmat] Width: 90 cm, Height: 60 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Must have toys (V&A Museum of Childhood)
gallery
historical_context_note
Bob the Builderâ„¢ makes his worldwide television debut on CBBC in the UK on April 12. A wide variety of merchandise has been marketed around the televison show.
historical_significance
history_note
Gift of Hamleys toy shop, London.
id
144739
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T05:12:16.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T05:12:16.000Z
latitude
53.618999
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.16276
marks
Bob the builder / Scoop and Travis Playset / 14 Piece Set Born to Play 3+ Years Large colourful playmat Friction powered vehicles www.bobthebuilder.com Friction powered vehicles with moving parts Hamleys / £19.99
materials
cardboard, plastic, acetate
materials_techniques
Formed plastic and printed cardboard
museum_number
B.175:1 to 15-2004
museum_number_token
b1752004
object_number
O179910
object_type
Toy
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Cardboard boxed playset containing 14 coloured plastic parts associated with the tractor, digger and building and construction theme of the toy. The box has a levered lid and underneath reveals all the parts behind an transparent acetate screen all set in a pre moulded blue plastic tray. The main parts of the set are a yellow plastic digger truck called "Scoop". The truck is a character from a television show and so has the human qualities of moving eyes on the front of the truck. It has 2 smaller and 2 larger black wheels and articulated front and back scoop digger operation. The second vehicle character in the set is "Travis" the tractor a green plastic tractor with a red and black front grill and two character eyes in place of headlights. Both vehicles have moving parts and have friction powered movement. The set also includes 2 plastic orange traffic bollards, 2 brown plastic barrels, 2 black tyre stacks containing 3 tyres each, 2 sign posts one with a silhouette of a cat (Pilchard) one of a workman in a hard hat (Bob the Builder?) 2 pink plastic piles of bricks, a yellow plastic skip. All these parts of the set are made from hard formed plastic. The final part is a folded coloured plastic play mat which folds out flat to become a building site ground scene.
place
Rochdale (city)
primary_image_id
production_note
There is an factory in Rochdale but Martin Yaffe appears to manufacture toys abroad aswell.
production_type
Mass produced
public_access_description
Bob the Builder made his worldwide television debut on CBBC in the UK on April 12. He is a building contractor who, along with friends and a range of anthromorphised vehicles get to work building and fixing things around the village where he lives. His famous catchphrase is "Can we fix it?" to which his friends answer "yes we can!". This play set includes the characters Scoop - a yellow backhoe loader and the unofficial leader of all Bob's machines. His catchphrase is "No prob, Bob!". The second vehicle is Travis, Farmer Pickles' tractor. Bob and characters have become firm favourites with younger children as well as achieving cult status among older viewers. Bob and his friends stop frame animated characters have had 2 number one hit records, the first with his theme tune to the television programme in 2000, the second in 2001 in his version of the pop song, Mambo Number 5.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
bob-the-builder-scoop-and-toy-born-to-play
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
printed, formed
title
Bob the Builder - Scoop and Travis Playset
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2003
year_start
2003