One of my favourite childhood heroes are Wallace & Gromit. I’ve seen all the films, I have a Shaun the Sheep mug, bedding and even a windscreen cleaner with Gromit on it. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I saw a store with lots of colourful Gromit & Shaun the Sheep figures while I was in Bristol. The figures are part of Gromit Unleashed, which began in Bristol as an arts trail raising money for The Grand Appeal. I fell in love with the figures and knew I couldn’t leave without one coming home with me.
I spent a long time wondering which one I’d get, but one I set eyes on a Gromit that was covered in star signs of the Zodiac (designed by Bristol street artist Inkie), it was fate. I picked up a box and bought it as quickly as I saw it.
I did a little unboxing of the figure on my snapchat (username is holly-stockport if you want to add me!) and if you saw it, you saw how excited I was. it was like Christmas had come early. The figure was very well packaged and I was very impressed with how secure it was.
The figure itself is absolutely gorgeous. Gromit is painted in a beautiful purple to pink ombre and looks like he has just stepped into the solar system. Covered in glitter and adorned with the signs of the zodiac, along with their names, he is absolute perfection. Being a massive lover of all things Zodiac related, he is the perfect figure for me. He’s also the perfect size to store on my shelving, although I’m a little stuck on where I should put him.
I think it’s safe to say that I am now going to be on a Gromit collecting mission. The figures are beautifully designed, each having their own unique take on the loveable dog. Since Gromit has been a big part of my childhood, these figures give a lovely nostalgia while standing proudly on display. I’d love to have one of the massive figures though; imagine what a conversation starter that would be!
If you want to find out more about Gromit Unleashed, Shaun in the City and the work of The Grand Appeal, you can visit their website! https://www.grandappeal.org.uk/
Do you own any of the Gromit Unleashed or Shaun in the City figures?