Product Type: Carte Blanche Greetings Soft Toy
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My Blue Nose Friend
My Blue Nose Friends
Member Name: alliebeth
My Blue Nose Friends
Advantages: Cute collectable soft toys
Disadvantages: Buying the whole collection would prove very expensive
The latest craze sweeping my daughter's school is My Blue Nose Friends. These little adorable collectable soft toys are by Carte Blanche Greetings, and are available to buy from Clintons Cards.
Most people will recognise Tatty Teddy from the Me to You collection of gifts, cards, stationery and more. These Blue Nose Friends are part of the same range of gift but have a whimiscal tale, to tie them into the phenomenon.
And it goes something like this. Tatty Teddy was feeling rather alone in the fact that he was the only teddy with a blue nose. One night, Tatty Teddy fell asleep and began to dream. He dreamt that he found a place where there were many little soft toys just like him, they all had blue noses, and a little trademark 'patch' somewhere just like him. He was overjoyed to find these friends, only to wake up and find it had all been a dream.
If you go online to Carte Blanche you can watch the 'Story so Far', which I think is currently up to the third installment. Tatty Teddy has a number of dreams all involving short adventures with a number of his new Blue Nose Friends. The website is quite cute, there are a number of competitons, and there is a gallery where kids have sent in photo's of their Blue Nose Friends too.
My daughter has only just started collecting these soft toys, and has two so far. A little cute dalmatian (pictured) called Splodge. They each come with their own little blurb, this one is "clumsy dalmatian who is always in a spot of bother but knows you will be there to help him out". The other is Goldie the golden labrador.
There are quite a number to collect, and range from the ordinary to the exotic, from lambs to anteaters, strange I know, but still very cute.
The stand approximately 4 inches tall, and have a bean bag filled body. They are made from a good quality plush fabric and all have a blue nose and a patch. They retail at £5.00 each, which I think is quite reasonable for the quality.
There are quite a number available, last time I looked I think they were on to number 53 in the series, which I know is quite a lot. I don't think I'll fund them all for my daughter, so she'd better start saving her pocket money!
It doesn't stop with the mini soft toys either, you can upgrade to a larger size which stands at 8 inches, they retail at £10.00 each. There are also key rings, charms, pin badges, lanyards and the new mini figurines (a more purse friendly £2.99).
My daughter loves these, and I'm sure your children will too.
Summary: Tatty Teddy has the most wonderful Blue Nose Friends