Product Type: Disney Soft Toy
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Simba....he is mine, all mine!
Large Simba Soft Toy
Member Name: louisechackett
Large Simba Soft Toy
Advantages: gorgeous, massive and so soft
Disadvantages: expensive and seemingly hard to get hold of
On a trip to The Trafford centre before Christmas with my friend we called in to the Disney store which is a regular occurrence whenever we go there. Whilst we were in there it was brought to our attention that the large soft toys which usually sell for £40.00 were on offer for £20.00 which was some saving. I have to say now that I am not a soft toy person at all really and whilst I have a couple dotted around in my room they are not really my thing at all but I fell completely in love with the large Simba there and then. Sadly because my friend and I were super organised and had already bought each others gifts we left the shop empty handed! Little did I know though that my friend had returned to the store after swapping some other gifts and bought me the Simba for Christmas!
I am sure most people know who Simba is given the popularity of the Disney film The Lion King but for those who don't know he is the lion cub from that film. The large Simba soft toy measures 24" and so it is a large toy which takes up considerable space and he currently sits on my bed but will often mysteriously appear in my son's bed instead of mine as my son has taken a real shine to him, something which I am now kicking myself about as I was going to buy my son one but was talked out of it by a few people and the toy is no longer available on the Disney store website and is being sold for ridiculous amounts on both amazon and ebay.
The first thing I noticed as I had a cuddle with this soft toy was just how soft the material is on him and it reminded me of material used on my son's first teddy bears as a baby which is always super soft too! This particular toy is suitable for children aged 12 months plus but I see no reason why a younger child couldn't have it with supervision as there are no eyes which will pull off or anything.
Simba's face is just beautiful and he has big eyes stitched on as well as a pink nose, large ears and a fluffy tuft of hair on his head for his under developed mane. Now as I have already mentioned I don't really "do" teddies but Simba really is the exception to this rule as he is perfect for cuddling in to and resting my head on whilst I watch television and such like! My son really loves to cuddle him as well and I have caught him many a time fast asleep in bed cuddled up to Simba! What is also nice about this soft toy is how floppy he is! He isn't all hard and rigid which some can be and so his legs just flop around all over the place which I think is really cute!
Should you get anything on the Simba soft toy I would advise that you carefully sponge clean it as I don't think it would take very well to being put in the washing machine and it would be a real shame to lose it. I haven't got anything on it thankfully but my friend told me before she gave it to me that her mum marked it and they had to wash it clean but there is no evidence of this on Simba as far as I can see and so it must work well.
I think it is a real shame that the Disney store do not currently have any of these toys in because people are exploiting the fact that it is a popular Disney character and as such one is being sold on amazon for £104! I will personally be keeping my eyes open in the hope they do come back online as I know my son would adore one for his birthday in May and it was save him pinching mine!
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A gorgeous soft toy