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REVIEW: Lubies – Flamingo

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Background

You probably remember Rocket USA’s Lubies line of softball sized plush animals. Between Series 1 and Series 2, they’ve decided to release a special character…the Flamingo.

Yes, everyone’s favorite tacky lawn ornament (right alongside the gnomes or the bent over ladies...I lived in a risque neighborhood) has been compacted into a cute and cuddly pink plush.

The Facts



Pink Flamingo
•    Series: Lubies
•    Manufacturer: Rocket USA

•    Material: Super soft plush
•    Height: 5”
round
•    Edition Size: N/A

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Tag Design

The tag on this Lubie is similar to Series 1. On the outside, it features a scene from the animal’s habitat, and one the inside, there’s an illustrated drawing as well as the following:

Did you know? An eye of a flamingo is larger than its brain.

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Our Opinion

At first glance, Rocket USA’s Lubies line appears like it might be specifically designed for youngsters. And while that might be their ultimate audience, adult collectors are drawn to these for the similar reasons that they collected Beanie Babies in droves. And not so surprisingly, these are designed by Joy Michel - she also designed Beanie Babies.

So is the Flamingo Lubie our favorite in the line? Probably not. When you think of flamingos, you think of a tall, slender bird standing on one leg…not a fat, round bird sitting on its butt. But that’s not to say it isn’t cute. It has the cuteness factor going on.

I predict that this will be more popular with girls than their male counterparts. And, believe it or not, there are a number of people who love collecting anything flamingo. I’ve seen cow people, chicken people…and there are flamingo people.

With that being said, I am anxiously anticipating the release of Lubies Series 2, where we’ll get to see our first shark. Think of the fun you’ll have recreating Jaws. And maybe you can let him feed on your pink flamingo before he hits the beaches looking for Roy Scheider.

You can pick one up at the following:

We haven't been able to find this Lubies character anywhere.They usually retail around $8-$10 each.

Lubies - Flamingo Grades:

Plush Quality: 8/10
    Stitching: 8/10
    Material: 8/10
Softness: 9/10
Packaging/Tag: 7/10
Cuteness: 7/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 8.6/10

What do you rate this plush?

Comments

John - Father of 5
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My child loves it

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