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I brought the Nemo Mini Bean Bag for my daughter a couple of years ago when she was very small. We still have him to this day and he makes regular appearances outside of the toy box.
Nemo is a character from the 2003 Disney Pixar film 'Finding Nemo' which see's a clownfish (Marlin) trying to find his son (Nemo) who has been captured by humans. It's a great film! My daughter has loved it for as long as I remember, hence why we decided to buy this toy for her whilst browsing in The Disney Store.
This particular Nemo toy is exclusive to The Disney Store and can only be brought from The Disney Store or from The Disney Store website. It doesn't have a 'Disney Store' patch or badge sewn on it, like many of the other larger soft toys but the tag does confirm that it's from The Disney Store. The tag also states that that Nemo is surface washable. I have actually put him inside the washing machine after my daughter had an incident with him (inside a pillow case on a cold wash) and he came out in perfect condition.
The first thing to say about this toy is that it's absolutely adorable. It looks just like Nemo does in the film and he is totally recognisable. Fans of Nemo are sure to love him, like my daughter does! He's a bright orange colour with three white stripes (edged by black stitching). The stripes have a shiny look to them and look like real fish scales. He has 2 little fins underneath, a larger fin on top and a flappy tail - the attention to detail is fantastic. Possibly my most favourite thing about this toy is that they have included Nemo's little tiny right fin. In the film Nemo has one small fin which he calls his 'lucky fin'. This toy has a normal sized fin on one side and his 'lucky fin' on the other side! So sweet. His eyes are large and stitched on, there are no buttons or small things which can be pulled off. The toy is very safe and I would say that it's suitable for very young children.
The size of Nemo is just right for us. As the title suggests, he is quite small. However this is a good thing as it makes him the perfect size for taking out and about (and he's suitable for little hands to hold). You can fit him in to bags/suitcases, take him out in the car and buggy, keep him in bed etc. Although it's described as a 'bean bag' it doesn't really feel like a bean bag, it feels much more like a plush (the only beans I can feel is a small patch underneath his belly). He's outer is very soft and he is also very squishy and great for cuddles. I feel the toy is excellent quality too. We have had him for years and he still looks as good as new. Very robust indeed.
The Nemo Mini Bean Bag costs £7.00 which I feel is pretty reasonable. If you are looking for a slightly bigger Nemo, The Disney Store also have a larger 42cm Nemo (for £18.00) and 82cm Nemo (for £40.00). Other mini bean bag characters from Finding Nemo are also available and include Dory and Squirt. I'm happy to recommend this cute little soft toy to everybody - young and old!