Large Stuffed Plush Review

Giant GiraffeIn the eyes and minds of most children bigger is better when it comes to stuffed toys. Most adults can look back and remember coveting ‘life-sized’ animals in large stuffed plush. Some of us will also remember the deep and unrivalled thrilling anticipation of possibly winning some massive larger-than-life tiger, or lion, or bear (Oh my!) at the fairground. Of course, you quickly found out that you have to win a dozen miniature knick-knacks first, and then when you did finally get your ice cream covered hands on that much-coveted giant panda you discovered it was stuffed with a decidedly un-cuddly variety of sawdust.

Well, things have gotten a whole lot better for today’s kids! Melissa & Doug, a popular and highly respected manufacturer of toys has chosen to provide the latest generation of menagerie-minded kids with some sturdy but huggable jumbo-sized stuffed animals. Here’s a round-up of the most popular plus-sized stuffed plush from Melissa & Doug.

Large Stuffed Plush - Giant GiraffeGiant Giraffe

This life-like 57” cuddly plush giraffe is sturdy enough to stand on its own but is also very soft and huggable with long, adorable eyelashes. Bring a fun safari spirit to any child’s nursery. This plush toy giraffe is sure to become a favorite friend!
The downside: The manufacturers advise against climbing on the giraffe, but you know most kids will want to get up there. Please exercise caution.

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Large Stuffed Plush - Siberian TigerSiberian Tiger

This cuddly kitten is 67” long and with it’s life-like details is sure to be the pride of the nursery. Kids love to climb all over it and some have even used this toy as an over-sized pillow!
The downside: With heavy use this big tabby can start to show signs of wear. Other animals in this particular collection of stuffed toys have a better reputation for durability, consider them first – unless the kid’s crazy about tigers.

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Large Stuffed Plush - Large Plush ZebraLarge Plush Zebra

At nearly three feet tall and over three feet long this lovable stuffed zebra is a hit with kids the world over! Sturdy yet soft and life-like, the Melissa & Doug Jumbo plush zebra is a fun and affordable gift that will become a favorite toy for boys and girls of all ages!

The downside: As sturdy as this zebra is it’s not designed to be climbed on and will tip over easily. Please make sure children exercise reasonable caution when playing with this toy.

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Large Stuffed Plush - Giant CheetahGiant Cheetah

This charming cheetah is over four feet from the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail and promises to be a fun and loyal companion for any lucky kid. Elegantly designed with realistic markings this jumbo friendly feline is sure to be a hugely popular gift!

The downside: This cheetah’s going to be such a hit they’re going to want the tiger too! And the zebra… and the giraffe… and the elephant… and… Well, just as well they’re all so affordable!

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While these are the most popular of the Melissa & Doug Large Stuffed Plush Animal Collection there are many more animals and brands to choose from in toy stores online. You’ll find the best prices for large stuffed toys here:

And, of course, if you really want to spoil some lucky kids rotten, consider buying them the whole zoo!

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