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My youngest daughter has become pretty obsessed with Mickey Mouse and his friends, recently whilst in the Entertainer she spotted this soft toy and wanted him. I explained to her that she would have to pay with her pennies (she is only 2) and se was dead set she wanted him so we bought the toy.
I seem to remember that the toy costs £12 which seems about normal as it is about 15 inches high so not exactly a small toy.
The toy is exactly as Mickey Mouse is known black in colour with is large white gloves on his hands and wearing bright yellow shoes and lovely rich red shorts. Mickey has lovely large ears which are not exactly stiff but don't flop over either and he has a wonderfully cute face. The shirts have a small hole cut into them at the back where Mickey Mouse's tail comes from.
Mickey Mouse is terrifically soft and he nice short pile, he is not suitable for children under 3 due to the fact that his pile may shed however I am happy for my daughter to have the toy as she is well past the stage of putting everything into her mouth so I don't think this is an issue.
When we bought Mickey Emily created a fuss until we sat him in her buggy with her and he goes everywhere with her ever since. Emily used to love Fireman Sam and had a toy that she took everywhere but he has been relegated to just bedtimes now since Mickey has come along.
Mickey is currently a firm favourite in our house and as I love Disney characters I am thrilled that Emily is getting into Disney characters early on. I think Mickey was decent value and he is really lovely as he looks so friendly, is so soft he is ideal for cuddling at bedtime and he is so loved by my daughter. We would give Mickey full marks.
The 13 inch Mickey Mouse stuffed toy has proven to be a big hit in our house and nowadays Mickey seems to get more space on the sofa, more time at the dinner table and more cuddles than Daddy does.
We bought this from Ebay for £14.99 around 2 years ago, it can't fault the quality of design as Mickey looks exactly the same today as he did the day he first came into our life.
Looks wise Mickey is more old school than Club house, he wears his simple red shorts with two buttons, his big yellow shoes, white gloves and a slightly facial expression which veers somewhere between happy and startled.
The toy is well proportioned, the ears are big, the nose sticks out, the arms and legs are long enough to be dragged along by when a bossy toddler wishes to assert their authority. Mickey can be made to sit up, is flexible enough to easily be thrown into a cupboard or toy box.
I'm actually being heckled by my toddler as I write this holding Mickey as apparently he isn't 'my mickey' and I should give him back. The toy is nice, soft and cuddly the buttons are of a harder material and make a nice contrast for little ones, there is even a tail to be grabbed by the bossier of little bosses.
Overall i'd say we've easily had our moneys worth out of this toy, we have washed it once after a sleep time accident but otherwise he is surprisingly durable for somebody with very white hands. He is a good size and whilst probably intimidating for very young children he becomes more popular as the child grows into him and from two years onwards will probably be an integral part of your life.
The toy looks like Mickey which is great as sometimes you buy or are given well known toys that end up looking like evil doppelgangers rather than the authentic toy, this is a Disney toy and thus fully certified as the real thing.
I would recommend this to any parents, it is the perfect size, looks great, is available on Amazon, Ebay or in the Disney Store (Wait for the discount sales to buy here at good prices), and is incredibly durable. An old reliable favourite who will continue to delight kids of all ages for generations to come.
I think if you were to ask someone which character they most closely associate with the Walt Disney brand I am sure that the majority of them would say Mickey Mouse. He seems to be the iconic character that is still just as popular as ever! I would say he is certainly recognised all around the world by both children and adults alike.
Mickey Mouse was first created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. Apparently his actual date of birth is celebrated on the 18th November...which is also my Grandma's birthday! Mickey is currently starring in the popular children's TV show Mickey Mouse's clubhouse which is something my son adored when he was younger!
My friend has a bit of a thing for America. She visits almost every year but on her first trip there around three years ago she returned bearing gifts for us all. My gift was a 16" Mickey Mouse plush teddy and he really is gorgeous! My son actually stole him from me almost immediately when I received him but having decided to review it I have stolen it back!
The Mickey Mouse teddy is unbelievably soft to touch and I can imagine it would be lovely to snuggle up to at night for a child. The design of the teddy is the iconic Mickey that we all know so he is wearing his little red shorts, and he has his large white gloves and yellow shoes. His shorts are removable and have a little hole in the back for his tail which is very cute! There is an embroidered Disney store badge on his right foot too.
The face of the teddy is really cute too. He just looks so happy and is smiling a big smile. His huge ears are prominent on his head and stand up as they are cardboard I think with some padding around them so they stay upright on his head.
The teddy seems to be incredibly well made. All too often I have purchased teddies from places only to find that within a short time the stitching has come apart and there are holes and stuffing falling out. This is certainly not the case with this one and it looks like it will last many more years to come. It's a nice thought to think that perhaps one day my young son may be able to pass it on to his children.
You can buy the Mickey Mouse teddy range from the Disney Store and also online and I think they make a gorgeous gift! They are not cheap though and I have noticed that a 13" one on Amazon can cost £25.98!
Right I am off to put Mickey somewhere in my bedroom....wonder how long it will be before my son steals him back again!
I bought this toy at the Disney store for £12 during their sale... to begin with I will have to say that this toy does not come cheap and immediately tell you that if the price isn't right, don't bother, as there are so many different Mickey Mouse soft toys that you are bound to find a more appropriate one elsewhere.
So what can you expect from this toy? The toy itself is soft and has a velvet finish. It is stuffed with cotton, but isn't the ultra soft type. It has a rigidity about it that could both be positive and negative. For me, I didn't like this because I like really soft toys, but it does make the shapes of the hands and feet keep to the form it is supposed to be. This moves me on to the simplicity and realism this soft toy possesses. It looks very much like Mickey Mouse and the shapes and colours stay true to the iconic character.
I would say this toy is appropriate for young children from ages 0-5. Up to about 7 and 8 it could still act as a cuddly toy, but as the child gets older and bigger, the toy just isn't big enough to hug comfortable and becomes more of an ornament. However, given it is made of such good quality (not worth £12 pounds though), it does last for a long time and if your child isn't picky, this could be a good investment.
Personally, I would opt for a bigger teddy that is soft and fluffy. Whilst that might not have the iconic status of Mickey, it will perhaps last even longer and will be comfortable to cuddle and hug and play with...
This product is definitely going to appeal to some and not others... Quality wise it is very good, price wise it isn't. I personally don't like the rigidity of the toy, and the velvet finish soon becomes coarse, so I would opt for a big soft teddy instead. Nonetheless this is a strong product, so it really is up to you! It can be purchased at The Disney Store, Toys R Us and online.
Mickey Mouse is probably the best known, most iconic and most loved characters of all the Disney animals.
He was "born" in 1928 when he was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks and voiced by Walt Disney. According to an article I read, The Walt Disney Company celebrates his birth as November 18, 1928 upon the release of Steamboat Willie, although Mickey had already appeared six months earlier in Plane Crazy (Steamboat Willie being the first Mickey Mouse Cartoon with sound). Mickey was actually originally called Mortimer mouse butLillian Disney, Walt Disney's wife, believed the name "Mortimer" sounded too pompous and suggested the name Mickey instead!
And so the much loved character has gone on to star in multiple films, have his own tv show, themeparks, gained lots of friends and keep millions of children and adults alike entertained. You too can take part in a little of this Disney magic by owning your very own Mickey soft toy. I holiday in California quite a bit as I have family there and always make sure to plan a visit to Disneyland and its there that I like to buy a stuffed animal as this was a tradition when we were younger, that we would be allowed to pick out a toy at the end of the day. Over the years I have taken home Thumper, Chip of Chip and Dale, Donald and Minnie but my favourite has been my Mickey stuffed toy. If California is a bit too far for you to travel then you can always pop into your local Disney store where they also have a great selection of soft toys.
What's great about the selection of Mickey Mouse soft toys is that there are lots of different outfits and designs to suit everyone. For example you can purchase Mickey Mouse in his Sorcerers apprentice outfit, in a cute baby powder blue outfit (perfect for newborn baby boys) or in his familiar classic outfit of red shorts with yellow shoes. They also come in a number of different sizes which is great. A small Mickey Mouse will cots you £10. Personally I like, and this is the one I have, the medium sized Mickey which is perfect for cuddling and costs £16. A bit expensive you may say but then this is Disney and you are investing in a classic.
The great thing about this toy is that it is such good quality. The fur is so wonderfully soft and plush really is the best way to describe it. The attention to detail on his face and hands for example where the stitching to mark out the gloves is really perfect.
A stuffed animall that is guaranteed to put a smile on both kids and adults faces!
My children are Mickey Mouse obsessed and I think we have about 12 plush Mickeys in our house!
However, the one I'm reviewing is the classic Mickey in the red shorts which we were bought as a gift from Disneyworld.
This Mickey is 12 inches tall from the tips of his toes to the edge of is ears. He's made of beautiful soft,fluffy material and is very cuddly and snuggly.
Mickey is wearing yellow shoes (which can't be removed) and red shorts which are also sewn on, so you can't undress him.
Mickey has white gloved hands which are huge compared to the rest of him. His arms, legs, body and ears are black. His face is a peachy colour.
Mickey's features are stiched on, so there are no eyes or noses that can be pulled or chewed off by young children. I would say this toy is suitable from birth.
I've checked the Mickeys in the Disney store and they seem to be identical to the ones you buy in Disney World. They are available in a variety of sizes and prices, starting at around £6 for the smallest ones, up to a whopping £60 for the giant Mickeys that are over 3 foot tall!
Last Chistmas my daughters were asking for a giant Mickey and Minnie from the Disney Store. As I was unwilling to part with £120 for 2 plush toys I scoured ebay and after a few days picked up a giant Mickey and Minnie for £5 each - bargain!
I find these plush toys wash brilliantly. Our Mickey has been washed in the machine several times and so far has suffered no adverse reactions and comes out loking like new. After several years of extensive use he's holding up well and all his seems are still intact.
My 2 and 4 year old play with their Mickeys virtually every day and I think they will stay a family favourite for years to come.
When my brother came back from his trip to NYC about 9 years ago, he bought back a present for my daughter- a Disney Mickey Mouse Plush Toy which he'd bought in the Disney Store in New York City. Needless to say, my daughter loved it at the time, and as she's got older and grown out of cuddly toys, it still proudly sits on her bed as a keepsake from her earlier years.
Mickey Mouse is obviously an iconic image of Disney, being the original character created and marketed by Walt Disney. He has been loved by many children (and adults!) over the years, and there is something quite nostalgic about this character that leaves me with a feel-good feeling which reminds me of a time when innocence and magic ruled. Having spoken to my daughter about why she's kept Mickey despite all of the other cuddly toys and dolls being relegated to a trunk in the attic, she simply rolled her eyes and said that Mickey was "special" and different". It's nice to know that my argumentative teenager is not as cynical as she appears!
This toy stands at thirteen inches tall, although I have seen it more recently in both bigger and smaller sizes. I think this medium size is a nice size for a child because its easy for them to carry around, and its easily carted from place to place should they develop a special and close attachment to it.
The material feels very soft and plush - almost velvety - and it doesn't have that horrible synthetic feel that many toys of this type can have, although the label reveals that it is manufactured from polyester. I'm usually not a fan of polyester but this actually feels like good quality and I can understand why the feel of it would be comforting for a child.
The design of the toy reflects that of the traditional Mickey Mouse that we've all become so familiar with. He is wearing his red shorts with the two white dots at the front, yellow shoes and his ever-present white gloves. All of these items of clothing are part of the toy itself and cannot be removed. There are no loose items at all on this toy and so there is nothing that can be lost or that can be swallowed by a small child. The items of clothing have a slightly different texture to the main body of the toy.
Mickey has wide open eyes and a big smile embroidered onto his face and so he looks happy and cheerful. His ears are large, stuffed, soft and slightly flexible. He certainly would look friendly to any child - and my daughter confirms this.
This toy is supposedly non-machine washable, but I have washed him on a low heat on at least two occasions and then hung on the washing line to dry - and he looks remarkably unstressed by his ordeal!
Despite being almost ten years old, Mickey is still in really good condition, and although he looks a little worn, he looks worn in a way that you would expect a well loved toy to look. He still feels soft and plush, and the embroidery and stitching has lasted the test of time. In addition, the colours are still as vibrant as they ever were, despite spending part of the day most days in direct sunlight.
Overall, I would recommend this product for any child. I don't know how much it cost my brother in NYC, but I have seen similar versions in The Disney Store for between £18 - £25 and so although its fairly expensive, its quality will last.
I was lucky enough to receive Mickey as a present from my uncle when he visited Disney in Florida about 8 years ago. In that time, the toy has been played with a lot, and currently shares a spot at the bottom of my daughter's bed with lots of other soft toys. He has worn well, and for an 8 year old toy, looks almost as good as new, with only a fraying label to give away his true age.
Having kids, we get through a heck of a lot of soft toys, and usually when jumble sales and car boots come round, I am pretty brutal with the cull. Mickey always survives though, as he is an absolute favourite, something a little more special than the rest, and has earned his place as a family heirloom rather than a bog standard soft toy.
As I have stated, this toy is very well made, and the good thing about it is that there are no small parts or fiddly bits that can drop off and find their way into children's mouths. Mickey's eyes are embroidered, which is a good job, as who wans a one eyed mouse? I would have expected his large ears to have been reinforced with some sort of card inside, but they are 100% fabric and hold their shape just fine without any reinforcement. Mickey's red shorts are made from a soft, felt-like material, with buttons that are again, embroidered on rather than real buttons that can drop off.
Mickey has soft fluffy yellow shoes which point slightly to the right. The lovely contrast of textures between the fabrics used in the manufacture of the product can be stimulating to toddlers and babies who love to explore everything with their hands. Mickey is also a good size, comparable to a doll and certainly too big to get lost behind chairs or cupboards, which seems to be where most of our toys end up.
My daughter loves Mickey as she is a huge fan of the cartoons. She plays role play and story games with him in her room, along with her other toys, and he is a great size to cuddle up to in bed. The toy is not designed to be washed, but believe me when I say it will do Mickey no harm, as I found out when he got vomited on a while back!
Many soft toys start to fray or split at the seams, but the stitching on Mickey is top quality, just as you would expect from a Disney product. Yes, you may pay more for these branded toys, but what you gain is a superior quality toy which children will play with again and again and a toy that can be passed on to their children and grandchildren for generations to come. We just need a Minnie now!
My granddaughter loves Mickey Mouse and on a recent trip to the Disney store her love for the adorable mouse cost me a tenner.
She went crazy when she saw the Mickey Mouse plush toy and I could not leave without buying it for her but even though it cost me ten pound it was a great buy.
The particular plush toy we I bought stands about 12 inches in height, there were smaller ones and larger ones available. It is made of super soft fabric and it is very well made.
He has been dragged about at my granddaughter's side ever since I bought him and washed at least three times but he still looks as good as he did the day I bought him.
Mickey is an icon now and I am so glad my granddaughter has taken to him rather than the rubbish like the Tellytubbies and stuff that is on offer today.
She loves watching the Mickey Mouse club house with her plush Mickey in her hand and I have rarely seen her take to a toy like this.
The Disney store toys tend to be of good quality and this one certainly is even though some people may think the Disney shop is expensive; it is one store I do not mind spending a bit extra in for quality goods.
My husband purchased this Mickey mouse teddy from a charity shop about a year ago for less then £1. I was really amazed when he brought it home as I expect them to sell around £20+.
Both my children love Mickey Mouse and have added this to their collection it has been kept very clean and in fantastic condition concidering both my children aged 4 and 5 play with it every day and I have not yet needed to wash it.
It is a very good make of Mickey Mouse with the yellow shoes, red shorts and white gloves and fantastic facial expression and a tail at the back which I never knew mickey mouse had concidering he is a mouse I should have known that.
But all in all I found this plush teddy an absolute bargain and my children are very happy with this teddy they often take it to bed.
It is not cheaply made like some teddies I have seen.
My Daughter has the full range of the Mickey Mouse plush toys. At first we started with the small Mickey plush that we purchased from the Disney store for £6.00. He is very well made with his usual attire of Red shorts, white gloves and his yellow shoes. We purchased him around about 10 months ago and even though he has been regularly used he is still in great condition with no lose threads.
Mickey Mouse is also available in a medium sized plush too he is £15.00 to buy from the Disney shop and is a good size to carry around as my Daughter takes him everywhere. He is made quite well although when I first purchased him we had to take him back as he had a small hole under his arm. He has been fine since although I think a little bit more stuffing to his arms would have made it a little bit better.
The large plush is another Mickey Mouse that you can buy, and yes we have him too. He is quite big so is not really suitable to carry around unless the parent carries him as I have ended up doing many of times. He looks good and he is very well made. The larger Mickey is one of the newest plushes we have bought and there have been no problems so far. He costs around £20.00
We don't actually own the giant Mickey Mouse but I have seen him in the Disney store and I think he looks the best he is priced at £60.00 and he is rather heavy to lift. He's is definitely more of a feature than a toy.
I always buy my plushes from the Disney store. I know that I am getting a good mark of quality and genuine Plush will have the Disney logo on the foot. I know the Disney shop can be expensive but I know by experience is it the best. A few weeks ago I seen a goofy character in Birthdays and decided to get it for my Daughter and it is already bit worse for wear. Although other shops are cheaper the colours and quality of the characters are no where near as good.
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