Uniqueness - 10
Detail - 7.8
Advertisement Presence - 10
Age: All Ages
Joe Maddon might be one of my favorite managers currently in the game of baseball because of his energetic and quirky personality. He became the Tampa Bay Rays coach in 2006 after being a long time bench coach for the Los Angeles Angels. During his time with the Angels he took over the managerial duties on an interim basis during the 1996 and 1999 seasons. He also was able to win a World Series in 2002 with the team. Although he has not been able to win a World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays he has come close, losing against the Phillies in 2008. Due to the success of the 2008 and then again in 2011 he won manager of the year.
I’m on the fence on this giveaway. It’s pretty unique but it’s also a little childish. Along with the uniqueness is the detailing which make it great. I love the glasses and they instantly make me think of Joe Maddon. The detailing on the jersey is well executed, although I would have preferred the typical hoodie that Maddon wears. I think that it would have been better if there was no glove and instead just another hand. Looking at the above video it appears that the potato head will be smaller in size than a regular one. I cannot confirm this but I have a high level of confidence that they are not the same size. I would guess that most pieces are not able to be removed and thus kind of lacking the whole Mr. Potato Headedness This giveaway falls on the eh line for me. It’s neither outstanding nor terrible. I think that younger kids will have a blast with this toy but not so sure that a person over the age of 12 would really enjoy it.