“ Manufacturer: Character World / Type: Plush Cushion „
Will start by sayingthe cushion I am reviewing is different from the one in the description mine is actually the newer version released for cars 2 movie. My son is cars mad he watched the first movie around a year ago and since then everything he does is just like lighting Mcqueen. While we were shopping in tesco on the promotional isle we spotted there were some lighting Mcqueen cushions and decided they would be perfect for Connor's little sofa in his room and so purchased them.
The cushion cost me £6.99 and for that you get a medium sized cushion which is bright red and in the shape of a racing car. Also all over the cushion is stitching outlining the identical copy of the face and body of the character from the film so easily recognisable.
The cushion is very soft and comfortable to use as a cushion and as my son loves to do as a pillow for his bed also. It is firm so can give a little support but for the shape that it is in I would find it un comfortable and therefore is just for decoration use really. My son loves it and uses it while watching TV on the sofa and when he goes to sleep so he obviously thinks differently.
There is a zip at the bottom of the cushion so that you can remove the cover and wash it which comes up great but can be a little harder to get the cushion back in the cover as it is a tight fit but it is handy when it is a messy 4 ear old that use the cushion.
Over all it is a soft cuddley cushion but as it is in a racing car shape is not really good for any use apart from decoration use which it fits well as it is attractive and fun. My son does love this cushion and uses it at any chance he gets so I would say it is perfect for a cars movie fan.
This Disney Cars Storm Printed Plush Square Cushion is quite widely available from a variety of retailers. We got ours from an ebay discount seller, along with other themed textile items at the same time. It's also available in shops and online from lots of different places, including Amazon. You can expect to pay between £5 and £7 for one of these, and obviously a large chunk of that price is because of the brand name.
What I noticed straight away with this cushion was that it was a lot smaller than I had expected. It's supposed to be about 35cm by 35cm, but it's actually closer to 30cm by 30cm, and even then it feels a bit smaller than even that because it's on the thin side. The size is adequate for a small child to make good use of, but just be aware that what you're getting for your money is that little bit smaller than your average sofa cushion.
The feel of it is nice and soft though, and it's got quite a fleecy feel to the fabric. I was impressed with how cuddly and soft it is, and thought that it was very child-friendly. It's also got a relatively pleasant Disney Cars picture on the front, of Lightning McQueen of course, though the colours could have been that little bit more vibrant to be honest.
This is a decent little bedroom or playroom addition for a child who is mad about Cars. It's nice to look at and it does feel soft and cuddly. It's a little on the small side considering the price tag though, and the colours aren't as bright as really they could be. It makes the design look a tad on the cheap side. I recommend this and am happy to give it three stars, but I'd hardly call it the bargain of the century or a must-have item for a Cars fan.