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Available for purchase from the Disney Store website (or in store at the Disney Shop), Simba is currently retailing for £18. He measures H30 x W21cm approx and is suitable for children aged 12months+. He is a soft toy, with squeezy bean bag feet (therefore not machine washable), and has the Disney Store stamp on one of his front paws.
We bought this Simba for our daughter as an Easter present - an alternative to chocolate (as she would get enough of that from family members), and as a bribery method for giving up her dummy! She is obsessed with The Lion King, and her other most treasured possession is a small Disney Store Mufasa beanie toy of mine that is several years old. So when browsing the Disney Store one day, I noticed they had this Simba on offer for £8 - bargain, I thought! Because as much as I adore Disney Store toys, they can be rather expensive at full price, and I do love a bargain! I didn't order online however (see previous review of the website for reasons why!) - although we have no stores near us, one of my friends lives near to one so did a mercy dash for us whilst the offer was still valid!
Upon receiving Simba, I was immediately thrilled with my purchase - he is a good size (proportions listed above), soft and cuddly, and a perfect friend for any small child (or adult, as in my case!). As with all Disney Store soft toys, the quality is superb and really stands out from cheaper Disney items from other retailers. I love the Disney Store stamp on the foot too - it really signals quality for me! One let down though, as with other toys, is that he isn't machine washable due to the beans in his feet (they would swell, retaining the water) - it's a damp cloth job to get him clean, should any spills occur.
My daughter is thrilled with Simba, and plays with him daily. She makes up little role-play situations with him, and he is always centre stage ahead of her other toys. He is taken to bed each night, and lays proudly at the end of the bed with Mufasa, and each morning they are both carefully brought back down to be played with. For now, her obsession with The Lion King lives on!
Just keep an eye out for the special offers though - at £18 full price, this is rather an expensive soft toy, despite it's charm and quality!