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We continue our look at Lubies Series 2 from Rocket USA. The entire series features eight new designs, but since we’ve already looked at half of those, we’ll be checking out the remaining quarter of brand new animal characters - Hippo, Monkey, Lion and Giraffe.

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The Facts

Lubies Series 2 (Part 2)
Series: Lubies
Manufacturer: Rocket USA
Material: Soft plush
Dimensions: Approximately 5” round
4 (Monkey, Lion, Giraffe, and Hippo) 8 total designs in Series 2

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The swing tags on the Lubies line feature a drawing of the animal’s habitat on the front. Inside, there is an illustration of the character on the left side, and a “Did You Know?” tidbit about the animal on the right side.

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Our Opinion

The second half of Lubies Series 2 is made up of animals that you'd probably see at a nearby zoo or an African Safari. Monkeys, lions, giraffes, and hippos are all recognizable animals, so little kids will know what they are. And as with all of the Lubies plushies, these are super soft and made of various fabrics.

The Monkey will probably be the most popular Lubies Series 2 plush with youngsters. It has a cute little nose and tiny little tail.

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The Hippo, which actually has the same smile as the Monkey, is primarily gray with a little pink fabric on the inside of its ears.

The Lion is my personal favorite of this bunch. It features a faux fur mane and tail. The face is made up of three different fabric colors (brown, yellow and white). The Giraffe's body uses a special print fabric to mimic a real giraffe's pattern. It's sporting little horns, a brown face and orange mouth.

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I wonder if Rocket USA's Lubies line is more popular with kids or with collectors. The softball-sized plushies are super soft and cuddly, but they also have that Beanie Baby collectible appeal. Series 2 is extremely strong, with 8 different plush animals. Personally, I think the Shark and Lion are the standouts. But with a total of 16 characters released in the first two series, there's bound to be one or more Lubies to add to your plush collection.

You can pick one up at the following:

Rocket USA: $9.95 ea.

Lubies Series 2 Grades:

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

Overall: 9.2/10

Hippo: 9.0/10
Monkey: 9.1/10
Lion: 9.2/10
Giraffe: 9.0/10

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