Series: Lady and the Tramp
Size: 25 cm long
Main distribution: Europe
This is the sweet Lady of Lady and the Tramp. An European plush, possibly a mirage amongst collectors.
This Lady plush is a nice size at 25 cm. Its in a laying position, with sculpted paws, but the plush remains soft. Its eyes are fully embroidered and the nose exists out of plush. She has a soft fur with a medium pile, and her ears have a slightly longer hair. The collar is made of felt.
She is a lovely caramel brown with darker ears and lighter paws, muzzle and belly, matching her movie version pretty well. Her proportions are also alright, with the right head-body ratio, and the length of her ears seems to match well with the animation.
She still is very much like a children’s plush though. Her tail, paws, head and muzzle are quite round and basic. She is very soft, with no hard bits anywhere inside her.
Due to her laying position, she is nice to display and easy to place.
The tush tag is very generic. It doesn’t list a company, simply © Disney and the CE Marking.
I always loved Disney, plush and dogs. So a combination of all 3 is of course amazing to me. I found this one on a local children’s market in the UK.
Not much is known of this plush though. It could be a China counterfeit, a bootleg or “bootie” if you will. However, it has the CE marking, which means it went through some control which usually doesn’t happen with the Chinese knock-offs. I also never saw another one of these, so it may not have been mass-produced, which again, Chinese knock-offs tend to do.
Back in the early nineties, at the height of the Pokémon craze, a lot of places wanted to make money on Pokémon merchandise, and licenses to create toys were handed out to so many companies, Nintendo even lost track of who had them or not. A similar thing happened to My Little Pony. These (more than likely) unofficial plush/figures, made on a very small scale, are now scattered throughout the world and highly sought after. In the My Little Pony collector world, these are called “Nirvana”. In the Pokémon collector world “mirage”. I don’t know if Disney has an equivalent with a similar story? There is tons of Disney stuff out there!
I love the Disney animals, especially the Disney Dogs. So Lady is pretty high up there. However, I rather have plush I know more about or are “official”, so I’m selling this beauty. (I hope I don’t end up regretting this!)
I still wanted to catalogue her here for fellow collectors. The photo’s are, as always, of the actual plush in hand and not stock photos.
Got any more details / information for me to add? Or did I get something wrong? Do you own the same plush? Do you agree or disagree with my findings? Let me know in the comments below!