I was sent this gorgeous little fella from Air Puppy to review on my blog. First of all, here is a bit of info from the company:
Whether you love bears, bunnies, cats, dogs or something more exotic, with nine different ranges and over 45 characters to choose from, there’s a member of the Cuddle Crew waiting just for you. Made of sumptuous, soft, top-quality materials and exclusively designed in the UK, the characters of the Air Puppy Cuddle Crew are gorgeously soft aspirational lifestyle toys.
Hamlay Elephant is just one of the toys belonging to Air Puppy's nine ranges, his one being called the Hickory Shack where you can find his companions: Woofles Puppy, Mojo Monkey, Flopsy Bunny and Sofy Giraffe.
When Hamlay arrived Midge had a good look at him, testing his soft fur and playing with his ears. It was at this point she commented on how soft his ears were ("not fluffy soft, smooth soft Mummy") I re-read my email to find out that the suede which is used to line the ears and paws of Air Puppy's toys are made of a faux suede material called Alcantara which is the same material used as seat trim in Aston Martin cars!
|A very happy Hamlay|
Overall Hamlay gets a huge thumbs up from the Cupcake House. He is super soft, looks really adorable and certainly lives up to everything Air Puppy says he is. Both the children love him so much I'm going to have to buy a second toy (ideal for Christmas perhaps!) so we don't have any fighting!
I also want to mention that Hamlay (and his friends) come with their clothes which are interchangeable. I love Hamlay's little outfit as it's a very different design to most soft toys I have purchased in the past.
All of the animals in this range come in 3 sizes: 26cm, 36cm and 43cm with the 26cm retailing at £11.99. To buy your own Hickory Shack friend (and more!) Air Puppy soft toys also sell at Harrods, The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery and Selfridges amongst other stores.
* I was sent a Hamlay Elephant for the purposes of this review. All words and photos are, as usual, my own.