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REVIEW: Lubies Series One (Part 2)

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Yesterday, we began our review of the Lubies Series 1 plush line from Rocket USA. With twelve adorable plushies available in this initial series, we’ll be taking a look at the other six characters and give you our overall opinion of the line.

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The Figure

The six characters that we’ll be looking at in part two of the Lubies review are: Bunny, Chick, Penguin, Holstein Cow, Elephant and Pig. They are all about 5” round and made of super soft plush and stuffing. There are no beads inside of the plush, but they still sit perfectly for display.

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While each plush character has the same basic shape, they all have their distinctly unique arms, legs, ears, mouths and tails. So it's not a "cookie cutter" design pattern. And embroidered on each plushies' left behind is the Lubies logo.

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Our Opinion

The folks behind the Lubies line describe their plush creations as “insanely cute”, “adorable” and “pure simple fun”. And who can argue with that assessment?

Since former Beanie Babies designer Joy Michel is key to the design of this line, you get that unique, collectible plush vibe.  (However, I doubt anything will become the craze that once was Beanie Babies.) And to help with collectibility, each plush animal has a unique tag that features a “Did You Know?” segment with an interesting fact about that animal.

The plush material is extremely soft, and they are perfectly stuffed. They’ve slightly understuffed these to give each plush an extra soft feel. For this reason, it’s a great option for little kids.

But it doesn’t matter if you’re a youngster or an adult (oldster?); everyone should be able to look at the Lubies line and smile. And there’s something still important about a toy that elicits a smile. Be on the lookout for Series 2, which will introduce even more animals to Lubie Land.

You can pick one up at the following:

Amazon.com

Chick - $12.99
Penguin - $11.95
Holstein Cow - $12.95
Rabbit - $12.98
Elephant - $11.95
Pig - $11.95

The MSRP of the line is $8.99 each, so you should be able to find them cheaper than the above prices.

Lubies Series 1 Grades:

Quality: 8/10
Stitching: 8/10
Tag Design: 9/10
Softness: 10/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 9/10

Overall: 9.2/10
Bear (Brown/Polar/Pink/Blue): 9.1/10
Cat: 8.8/10
Chick: 8.6/10
Dog: 9.2/10
Elephant: 9.2/10
Holstein Cow: 9.0/10
Penguin: 8.7/10
Pig: 9.3/10
Rabbit: 8.8/10

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