If you have a love for all things Potter (or, you know, Weasley), then you definitely need this Ron Weasley cardboard standup.
The box in which it was shipped was a long and rectangular and easy to open with a knife-- just had to cut through some tape. Styrofoam cushioned the standee so that there were no defects. It was simple to get it out, as the packaging was convenient. It was folded together. Rather than hang it on a wall or door (which it would be great for), I decided to use the provided easel so that it would stand up by itself. This was the hard part; two pieces of cardboard, attached to the back, had to be folded out and inserted into each other so that it would remain bent. Taking me nearly five minutes to figure it out, it was quite troublesome, as the cardboard would barely bend back and the insertions proved impossible. Not to mention, the top half of the standee-- Ron's torso-- kept flopping forward because it had been folded down in the box. However, I miraculously got the easel to work, and the standee stood up very well. It's still sturdy today, standing proudly in the corner.
The cardboard is about a centimeter thick. The picture of Ron plastered on it is high quality and is startlingly realistic. Several people have even mistaken my standee as a real person. Ron wears black pants and shoes. Sporting a cozy looking sweater with gold trim to match his Gryffindor tie, he wears a white collared shirt underneath, which is cutely untucked over the top of his trousers. He appears to be standing on a bluish marble floor, and the Harry Potter logo is printed at the bottom in between his feet. Crossing his arms and giving off his relaxed disposition, Ron looks adorable as ever. The standee itself is taller than me, and I am 5'8, so it is quite tall. It is not flimsy whatsoever and can easily be moved and maneuvered without breaking or getting damaged.
Ron is brave. Loyal. Courageous. Hilarious. Freckled and redheaded. A member of the Weasley clan.
One of the most beloved characters of all time, he has been known as falling second to Harry and also to his older brothers, who have always come out on top. Yet, Ron prevails in showing that he is just as great as all of them. Throughout the Harry Potter novels and movies, he has saved Hermione from a troll, helped find the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, rescued Harry from his aunt and uncle's imprisonment, faced his fear of spiders, became hero of the Quidditch team, fought alongside the Order of the Phoenix, left school to help his friends, saved Harry from drowning, destroyed a Horcrux, discovered how to destroy the last of the Horcruxes, got the girl, defended his friends, revolted, wreaked absolute havoc, became our king, and of course, ate. Ron showed millions around the world that underdogs can win.
The perfect way to pay tribute to this amazing character would be to buy the cardboard standup. Be reminded of his ferocity and genuity every day with his presence. Ron is the perfect addition to any room, and I have been nothing but satisfied since he took residence in my home.
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Amount Paid (US$): 25
Type of Toy: Other
Age Range of Child: Whole Family