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My son loves Doctor Who and so when my sister spotted a fleece blanket on play.com for just under a fiver she decided to buy it for him.
The fleece arrived tightly rolled in to a cylinder shape with a piece of cardboard going around the middle of it to hold it in place. Once you open the blanket up you are able to see that it is mainly blue with a large red Dalek drone in the middle with the words "exterminate!" and "disintegrate" written around it.
The blanket is nicely coloured and is bright but obviously fits in well with the blue theme of Doctor Who too. The large red Dalek really stands out against the blue background and so personally I think it looks quite impressive.
The fleecy material is 100% polyester fleece and it feels really soft and cosy though I would say it feels slightly thinner than some of the other fleece blankets we have. This fact doesn't seem to bother my son who always seems to be warm anyway but I have really noticed it when we throw the blanket over ourselves and snuggle on the sofa watching a film.
The blanket measures 120 by 150cm which I think seems to be quite an average size for products such as this. For the two of us at either end of the sofa it covers our legs and some of our body but obviously if just one person was using it you would be able to wrap yourself up in it more and it does feel quite cosy like this.
I have washed this blanket as on Christmas day my sister's naughty rabbit decided to have a wee on it! The label on the blanket does feature washing instructions but me being me I just threw it in the wash with everything else on a 40 degree wash which luckily was how I should have washed it! This worked well for the blanket and after washing the blanket remained soft with no signs of bobbling at all.
As I mentioned this blanket cost my sister just short of five pounds before Christmas and I can advise the price has gone up by a few pounds since then. I have to say that I do think this blanket is an excellent gift for a young Doctor Who fan though regardless of the couple of pound increase in price. It can be used as a throw on their bed but it is easily transported downstairs, in the car or even on holiday and so I think it is a really good buy, especially as it is an actual BBC licensed product.
Thank you for reading my review!
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