SpongeBob SquarePants is a kids’ show that has bridged generations. It may be hard to believe, but 2019 is the show’s 20th anniversary! If you’re a parent of a young child, you may have watched the show as a child, and even love the memes, songs, and quotes that have come from it. It’s a show so popular with kids and adults alike that a large group of adults were upset when the Superbowl halftime show teased playing the SpongeBob song “Sweet Victory,” only to not play it.
Even if you know and love SpongeBob, you may be out of the loop when it comes to the current toys that are out for it. Let’s fix that by diving into the world of Bikini Bottom.
SpongeBob Aquarium Accessories
Seeing how this show is underwater, it’s been a popular aquarium accessory for many years. If you own an aquarium with fish or are considering it, then this is something your kids can love. Giving a child a pet fish is a way to teach them responsibility, as taking care of a fish is simple, yet requires feeding and maintenance. One way you can enhance an aquarium experience is to give the aquarium decorations such as the Krusty Krab, Squidward’s Easter Island head of a house, and of course, SpongeBob’s pineapple under the sea.
SpongeBob Connect 4
We’ve all played Connect 4 before. It’s a simple game, but it requires quite a bit of strategy. It’s like Tic Tac Toe but on a bigger board with more strategy required. This version of Connect 4 is themed around SpongeBob. Instead of red vs. blue, it’s SpongeBob vs. Plankton. If you’ve watched the show, you know Plankton. He’s a tiny, one-eyed piece of plankton who is always scheming to steal the Krabby Patty formula.
There is a gimmick to this version as well. This version has blockers, and this allows players to block a few holes. You can play the classic way, or use the blockers for a new twist on an old game. It’s a great game to play with your kid, or have your kid play with their siblings.
Just note that the pieces need stickers on them, and this can take a while for you to put on.
Mega Blocks Rock Band Figure
SpongeBob’s been in a few bands over the years ever since he sung about ripping his pants. In this incarnation, it’s the trio of SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick as rockstars. It includes other characters as well. This is a setpiece a child needs to build, but at 84 pieces, it’s a lot simpler. This set allows a child to be imaginative. They can pretend like they themselves are in a band, and they can sing all the SpongeBob favorites.
Give it a try, and you’ll see what we mean.
Hasbro Operation Game
Operation is a timeless game, and has seen many different themed versions starring many different characters. One of them is, of course, SpongeBob. This version has SpongeBob on the operation table with many body parts themed after SpongeBob. These include a barnacle brain or clammy hands.
We all know how Operation works. Players must have delicate hands and remove the parts from the board without touching any of the edges. It’s a great way for a child to practice their motor skills. With that said, this version is a bit simplized. The original version includes playing cards, while this version does not. However, the core of the game is still there.
Bendon Imagine Ink Activity Book
SpongeBob has been the star of many activity books in his 20 years, but this one is one of the best. It’s magic ink. What this means is that the markers will only give color to the book itself. No worrying about your kid accidentally staining their clothes or staining your carseat. These markers can color everything with ease and even reveal messages. There is only one marker as well, which allows for perfect coloring. However, the market does have an odor and may run out of ink, so be warned.
Like any activity book, it includes more than just pages to color. Games, activities, and other little secrets are waiting for you in the book.
Glove World Playset
Glove World is a theme park centered around, well, gloves. It first appeared in the episode “Rock Bottom” briefly, but since then, it has appeared in many different episodes, and there have been sets centered around it. This is one such setpiece. It has many different roller coasters, such as the Fiery Fist O’Pain, a Ferris wheel with seats shaped like a glove, and much more, including a Tunnel of Glove.
This toy is quite interactive, with many working rides, and doesn’t need any batteries, either. It also comes with SpongeBob and Patrick as figures with more interactivity, but sadly, the figures have a hard time fitting. This is a small complaint, as overall, Glove World is a blast.
SpongeBob Video Games
SpongeBob has had video games that date back to the original PlayStation, and there have been many video games since then. Like many games based on cartoons, some games are better than others. The most popular SpongeBob video game, obtaining a large cult following ever since its 2003 release, was Battle for Bikini Bottom. It’s for PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and Windows. If you have an old console or can get it for your PC, we say give it to your kid. If not, there are many other games that can entertain as well.
SpongeBob is a franchise that is not showing signs of slowing down in popularity. You can easily go to the toy store and find many toys based on everyone’s favorite talking sponge. If your kid likes SpongeBob or heck, if you like SpongeBob, you really can’t go wrong with all the SpongeBob toys out there. Buy a few and get ready to experience some nautical nonsense under the sea.DISCLAIMER (IMPORTANT): This information (including all text, images, audio, or other formats on FamilyHype.com) is not intended to be a substitute for informed professional advice, diagnosis, endorsement or treatment. You should not take any action or avoid taking action without consulting a qualified professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about medical conditions. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here a FamilyHype.com.