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My son was given this Little Charley Bear plush toy as a present from his aunt and uncle for Christmas we had never seen him before and they told us that Little Charley Bear has a show on CBeebies and James Corden does the voice of the bear. My son likes soft toys and has taken to Little Charley bear straight away. He is very soft and fluffy and he needs 3 LR44 batteries, which were included, to work and you have to squeeze his tummy to make him talk. You can currently purchase Charley Bear on Amazon for £13.19 (February 2013) including free delivery and he is aimed at ages 2 and upwards. Charley Bear makes the following noises: * Hello Charley Bear how are you today? * a magic wand sound * Are you there Charley Bear? * Ahh Charley bear you are my best friend * A little song Charley Bear is approximately 34 cm in height and his arms and legs are moveable so you can sit him down. My son has added Charley Bear to his night time collection of bears that he likes to take to bed with him and he enjoys playing with him, he finds the way he talks amusing. I would recommend this toy to others as the bear is very cute and soft, is well made and if you are a fan of the Charley Bear CBeebies programme then it would make a lovely gift; we have yet to catch Charley Bear on TV.
Charley Bear is an instantly recognisable character who has his own show on CBeebies voiced by James Cordon, who himself can do no wrong seemingly at the minute! James Cordon is perhaps best known and loved as the character of Smithy in Gavin And Stacey. This soft toy is a cuddly replica of Charley Bear himself with his trademark paw-print embossed on his tummy. He takes 3 LR44 batteries (which essentially look like slightly larger watch batteries) and when these are inserted, squeezing his tummy provokes him into saying several phrases from the show in the voice of narrator James Cordon. These include of course the well known catchphrase from the show, "Are you there Charley Bear?" My daughter loves Charley Bear so buying this was a no-brainer. Originally it cost around £17-18 pounds but is currently available from Amazon at just £12 so there has never been a better time to get your hands on one! It is extremely soft, cuddly and the voice, though perfectly clear to hear, is of a volume that doesn't actually blare out meaning that it is not likely to do your swede in any time soon even if, as in the cae of my daughter, your child refuses to Put this down for hours at a time! I think it is extremely good value for money at the minute and is one of the better talking bears available, simply because it is so recognisable and distinguishable from any other bear! My daughter loves sitting down with him and watching his show together and this is something that I am sure your child will absolutely love and bond with in next to no time!