Winnie the Pooh – Disney Store medium plush

-I no longer own this merchandise and this post has therefor been archived-  

Series: Winnie the Pooh

Company: The Disney Store

Size: 28 cm

Main distribution: Worldwide (at the Disney Store)

This is a Pooh Bear that was sold exclusively in the Disney Stores. This is a very soft, fuzzy plush. The slightly smaller version is here.

It’s a decent size plush from the Disney Store, just under 30 cm sitting. Winnie is a slightly dark yellow / orange honey-like colour rather than his animation yellow and is wearing his iconic red T-shirt but with golden Pooh stitched on it. His nose is embroidered and his eyes are two black round hard plastic buttons. He has two black felt eyebrows.

Winnie the Pooh is very soft. He has a fuzzy texture with a long pile. His limbs are soft and hang by gravity. His proportions are alright and unlike his smaller version he is a bit chubby.

He has pellets in his butt that makes it easy for him to sit up. He also has pellets in the tip of his limbs, giving him a nice weight.

As most Disney Store plush it comes with the signature Disney Store stamp on his foot.

Its tush tag is fairly standard, with the usual Disney Store information, copyrights and wash instructions.

I no longer have the hang tag, but I imagine it was the same as the smaller plush had.

I always loved the stamped Disney Store plush. Their quality is amazing and they are as official as can be.

The Netherlands doesn’t have a Disney Store, so finding these (usually secondhand) was always such a magical experience. As a kid, I wanted to collect them all.

Now I’m living in the UK where most major cities have a Disney Store, some even two! The magic has slightly worn off I must say, but it’s still a treat to go the shop and look at all of the stamped plush.

This plush is extremely soft and cuddly due to it’s long hair. As a general teddy it’s amazing, as Pooh I find him just off-model. He’s a bit too fuzzy, and a bit too slim for my taste and I just don’t picture Pooh bear like that. I also don’t like the letters on his shirt. But these are personal preferences and I can’t really fault the plush on anything. He is very cute though and very comfy to hold and I kept him much longer than his smaller version.

However, finding these stamped plush less rare now, despite Disney having stopped making them now, and needing the room / money, I have decided to sell them and only keep my favourite characters. It took a little while, but I have decided to sell this Pooh. He’s just not my favourite Disney character… Although this was probably one of the better Winnie the Pooh bear plush I’ve ever owned. This one is now sold.

I still wanted to catalogue him 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!

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