“ Manufacturer: Aurora „
Aurora is a US company that prides itself on producing high quality yet affordable toys. Their toys are widely available from many places including toy stores, zoo gift shops, and online.
Rory is part of the Aurora Babies range, featuring an assortment of cute baby animals. He is a lion cub and sits about 12" high. He is made from soft plush fabric in natural looking colours for a realistic appearance and has a good level of detail, including spots for whiskers. He's extremely cute with an expressive face which is why I purchased him. He is mostly filled with stuffing, with bean bag beans in his belly and paws to give them a better weight. He feels squishy and huggable and isn't over stuffed. He is well made and hasn't shed any fur or developed loose threads during the time I've had him.
Rory is a fairly poseable toy and can be made to sit, lie down, or stand as if about to pounce. This should give children plenty of opportunities to play with him as well as cuddle him. If he gets dirty, like most toys he is surface washable. I've not had to wash him yet, but judging from my experience with other toys from Aurora, he should wash well with no fading or loss of softness.
Rory costs around £10 depending on where you purchase him. Mine was bought while on holiday in the US for $14, although he seems to be more expensive in gift shops (unsurprisingly) and a little cheaper online. I think this is good value for a toy- he's well made and durable, and £10 is less than a lot of similar toys can cost. He is suitable for ages 3+, but make sure you remove the tags before giving him to your child.