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I have been a Nintendo fan ever since I was a child, and one of the games I remember having such fond memories of was the Donkey Kong series which I started to play on the Nintendo SNes console. Ever since then I have purchased nearly every Nintendo console as they are released, and have been building up a decent sized collection of Nintendo merchandise.
I first came across this little guy whilst doing a search for a present for my fiance. He too is huge Nintendo fan, and I wanted to get him a present that I know will bring out his inner geek. After searching on several online websites, I came across this little guy-an adorable Donkey Kong plush. Like me, he has had his fair share of Nintendo experiences, and loved to play Donkey Kong back in the day, so I knew that this present was ideal. It appealed to both of us, and I knew he would appreciate that.
This Donkey Kong plush is 11 inches tall, and is filled with a significant amount of polyester stuffing. Due to this, the Donkey Kong feels very filled out, but also retains a soft, cuddly feel, which is just what I am after when looking for a plush. It is also filled with beans in sections such as the hands and feet, which help to weigh it down, and keep the plush upright. This plush is also a very high quality product from Nintendo-the material is nice to the touch, and is comprised of a soft velour material, which I am sure would make children feel quite comforted if they use this plush as something to snuggle up to. The product comes complete with a tag that, when I recieved my one, was attached on DK's shoulder. The tag features the Super Mario logo, and has a variety of Nintendo characters accompanying it. The official Nintendo seal is also present, so you can be sure that this is an authentic Nintendo approved product that you are purchasing, and not some cheap knock-off. The tag is very easy to remove-the plastic attacher can simply be snipped, and the tag will easily slide off. No marks will be left on your plush if you do this rather than tugging at it.
I always like to look for the cheapest price on a product when shopping, and so I was pleased to find out that Amazon was selling this Donkey Kong plush for £10.99. This was the cheapest price I could find, and is rather reasonable for how high quality this piece of Nintendo merchandise is.
This is a great addition to any Nintendo fans collection. Donkey Kong is stuffed so well that stands up nicely on his own, meaning that he could be placed upright on a display shelf, or put on pride of place on your bed. The beans that are placed inside him help to weight him down, so don't expect to see him tumbling down from your shelf anytime soon. This plush is excellent for children in particular, as everything has been accurately stitched, and it is hard to rip it, even through play. This Donkey Kong plush is also very safe, so if you are worried that your children can swallow any part of it, this will not happen. DK's eyes are made from cotton, and are stitched on, unlike many plush's that contain plastic eyes which can at times have a tendency to pop off their stitching. There is no denying that this is a very high quality product, from the excellent stitching, the feel of the material used, and just how he looks exactly like the Donkey Kong in the games.
If you are after a new plush for your collection, or know someone who loves Nintendo, then this Donkey Kong plush would make an excellent choice. Reasonably priced, a nice size, and very high quality, you'll go bananas over this DK plush!
I bought this toy last year from Amazon, for my little boy, who loves playing the Donkey Kong games on the Wii and Gameboy. It is an official Nintendo product and at just under £5, is very reasonably priced for what it is, considering you pay at least £5 nowadays for a small beanie Cbeebies character, nowhere near as big and cuddly as this chap.
The toy is 30cm tall, or "teddy bear" sized in laymans terms. He is made of soft snuggly fabric and his eyes are embroidered on rather than stuck on, which makes it a safer option for very young children. There are no small parts to pull off or swallow and the whole thing is in one piece, with his trademark red tie sewn to the neck to prevent it being pulled off or lost.
My son, who is 5, loves this toy, as it is cuddly enough to take to bed, but also scary enough to feature as a monster in games with his other toys, or as a steed for his Toy story "Woody" doll, who is just the right size to sit on DK's back. Donkey Kong is always the first option when they have "toy day" at school, as I know he will not be easily lost or broken, but will be very popular with the kids.
I have not really had any issues with this toy other than a smal tear in the seam a few weeks after we bought him. The toy is packed full of soft stuffing, and the manufacturers certainly have not skimped on the amout of stuffing used in the toy, but this led to him literally bursting at the seams after a particularly rough play session. I stitched the seam, and it has stayed in good repair ever since, which surprised me, as my sewing is rubbish!
Not many soft toys can stand unaided, and that it what makes Donkey Kong quite unique, as he can stand just fine without falling over, so he looks great on a shelf. He would appeal to kids of all ages, as well as older gamers and collectors who like the Mario characters and video games memerobilia. This toy is a real bargain for the money and looks absolutely fantastic, with a very good likeness to the video game character.