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I bought this lovely soft Paddington Bear to keep in the spare bedroom for when my nephews come to stay as they love Paddington Bear nearly as much as I do. I bought this from John Lewis for £8.99 when I was ordering other items for the bedroom and thought this would look great to sit on the blue pillows I ordered. You can pick this up from Amazon a bit cheaper and I have seen it for £5.99 and I am sure you could get it from Ebay even cheaper.
This Paddington bear has fixed legs in the sitting down position and it measures 22 x 16 cm so it is small enough for even the youngest child to hold. It is suitable from birth as the eyes are completely fixed into the toy and cannot be removed. It is very soft and squidgy to hold and cuddle so that if your child does take it to bed it won't hurt them if they turn over and lie on it.
He is dressed in a bright blue duffle coat which has two brown toggles and a bright red floppy hat, all of which have a sort of velour feel and are really lovely and soft to the touch. The fur of the body and face is a light beige colour and although the fur is quite short it is also lovely and soft. He has an friendly kind looking face with a smiling embroidered mouth which looks as though he is smiling. He has a label which says 'Please look after this bear, thank you'.
Rainbow Designs do quite a few other Paddington Bears which are made for older children compared to this one which is really aimed at younger children but I think that this bear would be loved by anyone who holds it and would get pleasure from the cuddly softness of it.
Paddington Bear was first introduced by Michael Bond in 1958 and has been popular ever since and I think that any authentic bear like this one would be a good collectors item or just a nice keepsake. You can obviously get much cheaper Paddington Bears than this one but as this is used and played with by young children I would only be happy with a good quality version which I know that the eyes are not likely to come out or the fluff to shed. I think that this bear would be suitable for all ages, from babies to fully grown adults if you are into your cuddly toys or collectables like I am. It is good quality and I am sure that it will last for a long time, even when my nephews are too old to play with it any more
A few weeks before christmas last year my husband mentioned he used to have a paddington bear as a young child that he used to take everywhere with him and loved to bits but didnt know what had happened to him so i went looking for a replacement paddington bear for him.
I spotted this one on ace website so ordered him, he cost me £19.99 which i thought was quite expensive at the time but when he arrived he was a lot larger than i had expexted him to be at 25 cm tall. His coat i had always assumed would be a water proof mac but on my husbands bear it is a felt type material as is his hat, it has lovely details on it and even has the tag telling you to take care of him.
His fur sheeds very easily and i find bits of it on his coat from his face regularly even though he only sits on a shelf in our bedroom, he is a lovely addition to any paddington fan but isnt suitable in my opinion for very young children due to the fur loss.
My daughter loves the Paddington books so when I saw this in Jarrolds in Norwich last year, I knew that I just had to have this as a last-minute christmas present for my daughter! And she loves it!!
Whenever we sit down to read the books now, she insists in having Paddington down to hear his adventures beside her. Because this is too nice a toy to play with every day, Paddington spends the majority of his time perched on the top of my daughter's wardrobe with the other cuddly toys; only coming down at night for a short while at bedtime.
This is as good a quality bear as you might want and much better than it looks in the picture. It is complete with every detail familiar to long-time Paddington enthusiasts including a label attached to his duffel coat asking "Please look after this bear!" and addressed to Paddington Station, London. He is lovely and soft and of a fair size too! Not too big and not too small and measuring around 22cm tall! At around £15, neither is he too expensive unlike some other character toys I could mention which suffer from price mark-ups because manufacturers know that children will want them!
Real care and attention has been put into the creation of this plush, soft toy and anyone who has enjoyed Paddington over the years will get a warm, cuddly feeling inside owning this. He even has the authentic trademark blue duffel coat and red hat familiar to fans unlike some versions which have him wearing a black hat or red duffel or all sorts of other bizarre combinations that, in some instances, includes him wearing a kilt!!
No, this is the classic, tradditional Paddington and a welcome addition to any house or home!
My grandson fell in love with paddington bear after me reading stories to him at bedtime when he came to stay so when I saw this adorable Paddington bear on Amazon I just had to buy it. I gave it to him for his birthday.
It cost me £12.99 and was worth every penny just to see the look on my grandsons face when I gave it to him.
The little Paddigton is the replica of the bear in the stories right down to his little tag that he wore in the book , it is so cute you just want to squeeze it when you get hold of it.
For your money you get the bear which is made from soft furry material and he comes dressed in a red hat and blue duffle coat which can be taken off if you have to wash him.
The makers of the bear are Rainbow Designs and they have their own internet site www.raindowdesigns.co.uk where you can go to buy assessories for your paddington bear, you can buy little red boots, a red coat, or a blue hat this is either for spares or if the clothes get lost or damaged whilst being played with. I think this is a good idea from the makers as the first thing a child seems to do with a toys that has clothes is undress it and the clothes can get lost.
The paddington bear is 46cm tall and he is standing up.
Paddington wearing red felt hat, blue felt duffle coat with traditional wooden toggle fastenings. These are easy to open and close and are securely fastened on. This toy however is not for small children and is recommended for children over three years old as they could chew the toggles on the coat or boots that you can buy as extra's but don't come with the bear.
Paddington also wears a luggage tag with 'Please look after this bear. Thank you' wording. The tag is only made of cardboard and this unfortunately hasn't lasted as it got pulled off, which is probably why it is recommended for older children. i didn't expect it to last on there when i saw it as my grandson is a bit rough and tumble.
If you collect teddy bears then this would be of no problem to you as you'd have it out of reach of children in your collection.
He is modelled on the original paddington bear illustrated in the books.
My grandson loves his paddigton and takes it everywhere with im, he sleeps with it and we have washed it about four times and he hasn't fallen apart or faded. the bear is soft and cuddley and very comforting for a child to hug.
I am very happy with the purchase it has made my grandson happy and the price was not to high, I also love the fact that you can buy spare clothing for paddington as it keeps the toy looking good.
We haven't had to buy anything yet but its good to know we can if we need to.
Plush 21cm tall sitting bear wearing red felt hat, blue felt dufflecoat complete with traditional wooden toggle fastening. Paddington also wears a luggage tag with Please look after this bear. Thank you wording.