Product Type: Disney Soft Toy
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Large Simba Soft Toy
Member Name: karalouk
Large Simba Soft Toy
Date: 19/09/12, updated on 19/09/12 (108 review reads)
Advantages: Soft and squishy, Good size, Super cute/Looks just like the film - Sure to please Lion King fans!
Disadvantages: A bit pricey for a soft toy that doesn't do anything
My daughter wasn't very impressed last year when I decided to go off to London without her, so whilst I was there I decided to stop off at The Disney Store to pick up a peace offering! She loves The Lion King and she loves soft toys, so I decided on a beautiful Simba soft toy.
The Lion King is a popular Disney film which was first released in 1994. It centres around a little lion cub called Simba and is full of memorable songs and loveable characters. I'd be surprised if there's anybody in the world that hasn't seen it and even more surprised if there's anybody that hasn't cried at some point throughout it! The toy is of young Simba, rather than older Simba. I think most children would prefer young Simba over older Simba, as he's much cuter looking and is more fun loving and cheeky in the film. Although the Dooyoo title suggests it's a 'large' toy, it is actually described by The Disney Store as 'medium' sized (maybe The Disney Store used to sell a large version but they don't any more).
The Simba Soft Toy is 30cm tall and 21cm wide, which is a good size - the perfect size for cuddles in fact! Although he's quite large I think he's suitable to take out and about (he's also soft, lightweight and bendy) but is likely to take up too much space in a bag or suitcase. My daughter usually keeps him in her bed. It's fur is made from a fleecy polyester material and is really soft. It's body is thick and plush - really squidgy and cuddly. He looks very cute, completely yellow with lighter yellow chest, belly, paws and mouth area. He has squishy beanbag feet which ensure he doesn't topple over and tufts of hair on the end of his tail and on top of his head. He also has lovely big ears and great detail in the face - cute pink nose, mouth and big embroidered eyes. Simba looks exactly as he does in the film, there's no mistaking him.
It costs £18.00 which may seem a little expensive for a soft toy that doesn't do anything, however it does look nice and it is good quality. We've had it for well over a year and it still looks as good as new. It can be brought from most Disney Stores and from The Disney Store website. The toy is a Disney Store exclusive which means you wont find it elsewhere - there is a small badge/patch on one of Simba's back feet which reads 'Genuine, Original, Authentic Disney Store'. It is suitable for children 12+ months (so that includes adults!). There aren't any removable parts (buttons etc) but I suppose the fur on the tail and on top of the head could be a potential hazard for young babies if they managed to rip a chunk off and decided to eat it!
Overall this is a lovely soft toy for fans of The Lion King/Simba.
Summary: A big, soft and VERY cute toy from The Disney Store.