It feels so good to surround yourself with fun things in the kitchen, it makes the whole process of playing in the kitchen even more appealing. I bought this little guy when I first moved out of home and had my very own kitchen. He cost me all of $3 from Ikea and is on of my all time favourite bargain buys. I love his cute little face, the rubbery spines... even the shape of the prongs of the scoop are cool. He's both fun and functional - my favourite combination! I seemed to acquire a collection of blue kitchen utensils... blue crockery, blue cutlery, a blue popcorn machine, blue tupperware (of course I had a Tupperware party when I had my own place, and blue was in that year).