Aurora World invited the litlgeeks to come and tour their booth at Toy Fair this year. What we found was a magical collection of plush for miles. Aurora World has so many great, adorable stuffed creatures to snuggle with this year, let’s have a look!
YooHoo & Friends
Aurora’s most popular plush animal line (36,000,000 sold!), YooHoo & Friends adds sea life and “mini balls” for the first time. Yoo Hoo & Friends is based on animals from around the world (many of which are rare and endangered). Most YooHoo & Friends animals make a secret sound when squeezed and hangtags describe each YooHoo character in detail. YooHoo & Friends live in the virtual world Yootopia (visit them at www.yoohoofriends.com to play games, raise YooHoo & Friends, and watch the YooHoo & Friends animation series). The new sea life additions include an assortment of friendly fish as well as pink and blue 8.5” and 12” Sting Rays – how fun is that? YooHoo & Friends mini balls are a new assortment of six soft and squishy round characters, just 3”.
Aurora has never shied away from color – its catalog is full of creatures from pistachio colored dinosaurs to purple pups. The new Candy Confetti line takes the colorful fun a step further, with the cutest, softest teddy bears in dazzling sherbet colors, with jeweled hearts or glitter noses. Great as a coordinating room accent or to simply be a child’s first ever pink/yellow/turquoise/purple/lime green/orange pal. Available in six colors, in 8” and 11”.
Aurora is clearly inventive when it comes to plush toys. This year, the company is launching Gnomlins, five wizened guys with colorful oversized hats, noticeable noses and equally prominent fluffy white beards. Who needs an elf on a shelf when you can have a gnome for your home? 7.5”, 11” and 16”.
Aurora World even has a dedicated line just for babies. Our favorite new addition: Super soft Loppy Giraffe, a natural colored jungle friend with embroidered eyes. It comes as a satin-lined “blankee” (18”) that also serves as a hand puppet. Loppy Giraffe is also available as a wind-up musical toy that plays “Brahms’ Lullaby” (11.5”) and as a rattle (7.5” and 11”.)
The sea won’t be all that shimmers this summer when Aurora World introduces Sea Sparkles mermaids. These seven adorable sirens of the sea feature hair colors from blonde to pink to turquoise and more, with sparkly matching or contrasting tails. Ideal for beach or pool play, Sea Sparkles are available as 18” dolls and 7” clip-ons.
The iconic rag dolls beloved by generations are a special part of the Aurora World family. For the first time ever, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy come with sound! Just hug their hearts to hear them say “I love you.” Dressed in outfits made of blue gingham and denim accented with grosgrain ribbon and ric rac, these two look cuter than ever! 16”, ages 3+.
My Little Pony
Princess Cadance is new to the collection this year. She has golden boots and a pink & purple mane and tail. She joins other newcomers: Starlight Glimmer, Shining Armor and Miss Pommel. All are 10” and for children 3+.
This all-new collection from Aurora is the only one made of tweed-like material rather than the usual “fur.” Not just for kids, Fabbies are just—well, fab for anyone, and look cool as can be around the house or office, too. The six items include five dogs and one brave cat. 10.5-11”.
Eleven fuzzy, fluffy plush pals, Fizzles are fashioned in new higher-pile multi-colored plush that’s easy to hug. Our favorite: new lemon and pink Tipsy Triceratop (12”).
Miyoni is not only one of our most popular collections; it is also the most elegant and realistic. Aurora World creates each individual piece of the collection by hand. There are 200 different animals varying from chickens to cheetahs and even a 31” tall giraffe! Blending education with enchantment, each animal features a hangtag with information about its species.
Known worldwide for its heartwarming figurines of teardrop-eyed children, created to convey messages of loving, caring and sharing, Precious Moments toys are now available for the first time at Aurora World. Each style in the line has an “inspiration tag” that communicates both the character’s name and a special message. The brand new line includes more than 30 styles across three collections: Everyday Plush, Precious Baby and Precious Girl.
Classic Teddy Bears
What’s a plush company without a luscious line of traditional teddy bears? Aurora World does not disappoint.
- With new Brindle, traditional teddies take on a new skin, in a smart and sophisticated mix of grey and tan fur. Also available in a more traditional caramel color, Brindle is always ready for a hug. Available in 12”, 14” and 16”.
- The new Icy Bear collection will warm anyone’s heart. Edison is a brown bear with a caramel color nose, Carver is a black bear with contrasting snout and inner ears, while Newton rounds out the trio in snow white. All come in 10”, 13” and 15” sizes.
- Long-haired Horace and Smokey, are adorably oversized at 21” (more to love), wonderfully detailed, and scrumptiously soft.
- Smiling Buxley will coax a grin from even the grumpiest grown-up or child. 10.5”, 14” and 20”.
Entirely new and just 5” high, these cute little plush critters fit in the palm of your hand and make the perfect holiday stocking stuffers. Ultra-soft Rolly Pets sit or “roll” on their backs. Detailing includes blushing cheeks. There are seven pets, including Frisk Mouse and Merry Hedgehog.
Check out the rest of our gallery here!