Rated 5 out of 5Â by CBROSE1024 Everywhere Friend
This was given to one of our 4-yr-old twin daughters (with the other receiving the huge stuffed alligator, dubbed 'Allie'). It was discovered Christmas morning and immediately dubbed 'Colin'--no clue why, was sat on in order for her to open the remainder of her gifts. She and her sister took them to Grandma and Grandfather's several hours later because we were unable to separate them from their new beloved stuffed 'friends'. I would buy this many times over, but since they've proven so DURABLE, haven't needed to replace them.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by G Sheds like a mangy dog!
We ordered this stuffed panda bear for our 18 month old son. He loves wrestling with his stuffed animals and this bear looked so big and soft. The bear arrived 2 days before Christmas. Immediately out of the packaging the bear was shedding - fibers and small chunks. With no time to return the item before Christmas morning, we did our best to brush and vacuum off the loose fur - the bear continues to shed. With the apparent poor construction, it appears we'll be looking to return the item and purchase a replacement oversized stuffed animal for our son (likely from another retailer where we can see/touch the item before buying). This was a surprising issue given the price and glowing reviews from others who've purchased this panda bear.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by mom@home Surprisingly poor quality
We own several of the large/huge Melissa & Doug stuffed animals and the quality has always been top notch. Looking at the images online I expected this bear to be soft, with a dense nice fur. Sadly the fur is horrible. It feels scratchy and rough and you can see places where it's barely furry (ie you can see the backing material). It also sheds like crazy, even big chunks... I'd seriously think this was counterfit if I hadn't read other similar reviews. I can only guess they changed manuf. since older reviews sound very positive. I'd honestly return it but my 2 daughters dont' care that they are covered in bear fur, they love him because he's so huge... I just worry about how long it will last since I can already see several places missing allt he fur and they've only had it 2 days!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mamatree Awesome stuffed animal
My daughter wanted a large stuffed animal for Christmas. This panda is perfect, and she loves it. It's a great study buddy. I like Melissa and Doug products though I never had one of their stuffed animals. This seems to be very well made and of high quality just like their other products. This panda made it a Christmas to remember.