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New Nici – August 2013

Over the last month, we’ve received some fantastic new Nici soft toys. To read more about each of these new lines, click on the images below. Firstly, there’s the cute new Nici classic bear:

New Nici Classic Bear - Grey-Beige

New Nici Classic Bear – Grey-Beige

At the end of last week we received Burt the Rhino and Terence the Crocodile, part of the Nici Wild Friends range:

Nici Rhino

Nici Rhino

Nici Crocodile Dangling

Nici Crocodile Dangling

Nici Crocodile Lying

Nici Crocodile Lying

We also have the latest additions to the Nici Jolly Mah range of sheep soft toys:

Nici Jolly Sue

Nici Jolly Sue

Nici Jolly Dean

Nici Jolly Dean

Lastly, and quite possibly the coolest are the new Nici Dragons, Thorke the Green, Arock the Volcano Dragon and Twindrak the Double Headed Dragon:

Nici Thorke the Green Dragon 'Sitting'

Nici Thorke the Green Dragon ‘Sitting’

Nici Thorke the Green Dragon 'Standing'

Nici Thorke the Green Dragon ‘Standing’

Nici Arock the Volcano Dragon 'Sitting'

Nici Arock the Volcano Dragon ‘Sitting’

Nici Arock the Volcano Dragon 'Standing'

Nici Arock the Volcano Dragon ‘Standing’

Nici Twindrak Double Headed Dragon

Nici Twindrak Double Headed Dragon

Not that we don’t love Thorke and Arock, but isn’t Twindrak the coolest dragon you’ve ever seen?

Nearly all the standard sizes are in stock, those that aren’t can be pre-ordered until August 29th (delivery would be around 3rd September). The new 80cm and 120cm giant soft toys can also be pre-ordered until August 29th, after which they will be special order, with delivery direct from Nici’s UK distributor, via UPS.

We’d love to know what you think of these new Nici soft toys. Let us know in the comments below.

Nici Jolly Sue and Dean

Nici Jolly Sue and Dean are the latest additions to the Nici Jolly Mah range.

It is a day like any other when Jolly Dean takes off with his prop plane from the runway to fly his rounds over the sheep pastures. When he begins his second round, a bright light suddenly shines into his cockpit and blocks his view for a moment. A glance towards the pasture presents him with the reason for his momentary blindness: a sheep girl with curly cuddly ears, pink socks, and a shining star on her headband. Jolly Dean is immediately taken in. He has THE idea how to catch her attention: He pulls the joystick back … one sharp curve and two loopings later a cloud heart decorates the sky.

Jolly Dean is a dashing pilot with his plush helmet and goggles and woolly collar to keep him warm, as he dazzles Jolly Sue with his fantastic flying skills. Nici Jolly Sue and Dean are available in 35cm sizes.

Nici Jolly Sue

Nici Jolly Sue

Nici Jolly Dean

Nici Jolly Dean

Why only this size, you may ask? The 35cm size is the most popular in this range and while we can still source the older Jolly Elsa and Jolly Lucy, at highly discounted prices, we’ve found that only the die hard collector of Nici Jolly Mah is going to pay £10 more for the new sheep (Jolly Elsa and Jolly Lucy are £12.90, where Jolly Sue is £22.90 – with her introductory discount).

There are many accessories in the Nici Jolly Sue and Dean range, like mugs, cushions, pencil cases and bags, as well as the full range of sizes: 15cm, 25cm, 35cm, 50cm, 80cm and 120cm. All can be found from other retailers and Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link):

Nici Wild Friends: Crocodile & Rhino

Twice a year, Nici add new soft toys to their Nici Wild Friends range. Earlier this year, we said ‘hello’ to a Giraffe, Leopard, Lion and Tiger. Now we meet Burt the Rhino and Terence the Crocodile. Burt and Terence are best friends. The two good-natured vagabonds always get into trouble. But they are as thick as thieves and save each other’s neck time and again. Terence is a golden boy, a real rascal in every respect, but with his congeniality and intelligence he manages to twist everyone he meets around his little finger. Burt, who is usually relaxed and indulgent, is nevertheless capable of exploding and then tends to beat his head against a stone wall.

Burt the Rhino is available as a dangling soft toy only, while Terence the Crocodile comes in dangling and lying form:

Nici Wild Friends Terence Crocodile Dangling

Nici Terence Crocodile Dangling

Nici Wild Friends Burt Rhino

Nici Burt Rhino

Nici Wild Friends Terence Crocodile Lying

Nici Terence Crocodile Lying

Burt is made from the same plush as the very popular Chumba Elephant and is available from Delves Wood Bears in sizes: 25cm, 35cm and 50cm (from stock); 80cm and 120cm (special order). Terence is available in dangling sizes: 25cm and 35cm (from stock); 50cm available to pre-order until the end of August; 80cm is again special order. The lying sizes are 20cm, 30cm and 50cm and are all available from stock. All are available with an introductory discount of at least 5% off the SRP.

Other Nici Wild Friends accessories, including cushions, slippers and mugs are available on Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link):

New Nici Dragons for 2013

The new Nici Dragons have arrived from Magmamia. Following on from the success of the three dragon brothers from Dragonia (Dracon, Landogar and Iwan), we can now introduce you to the three new Nici dragons.

Firstly there’s Thorke the Green. He’s, er, well…green, with dark grey horns and wings. While Dracon and Landogar were available two styles, which Nici describes as ‘dangling’ (their classic style) and ‘standing’ (lacking floppy legs to create a more vertical ‘standing’ soft toy), Thorke is available in ‘standing’ and ‘sitting’ postures. What you may find confusing is that Thorke’s ‘sitting’ posture is the same as Dracon and Landogar’s ‘standing’ posture, where he ‘sits’ on his hind legs. In the ‘standing’ version, Thorke ‘stands’ on all fours. Time for some product images for you to see what we mean:


So, these new standing soft toys are (effectively) replacing the dangling styles. Not surprising the old standing (new sitting) styles were more popular.

The next of the new Nici Dragons to introduce you to is Arock the Volcano Dragon. Arock is orange with red horns and wings.

Nici Arock 'Sitting' Dragon

Nici Arock ‘Sitting’ Dragon

Nici Arock 'Standing' Dragon

Nici Arock ‘Standing’ Dragon

Both Thorke (green dragon) and Arock (orange dragon) are available in the following sitting sizes (heights): 20cm, 30cm and 50cm (in stock); 80cm and 120cm (special order – delivered direct from Great Gizmos – the UK distributor of Nici – via UPS); there also some massive 160cm soft toys (again special order), but these are in very short supply. The standing sizes (lengths) are: 30cm, 45cm and 60cm (in stock).

We may have just saved the best until last! Introducing Twindrak, a blue double headed dragon:

Nici Twindrak Double Headed Dragon

Nici Twindrak Double Headed Dragon

Have you ever seen such a cool dragon as Twindrak? Twindrak is available in 3 (stocked) sizes: 40cm, 50cm and 60cm lengths. There is also a massive 180cm version, of which there are only a few available, but can be specially ordered for you.

All these new Nici Dragons are available with an introductory discount of at least 10% off the SRP. With free UK delivery too, you are sure to be getting a great deal when you buy from Delves Wood Bears.

2013 Nici Classic Bear

Every year or so, Nici release a new bear in their “Classic Bear” range. This year’s Nici Classic Bear is a beautifully soft, made from a wooly grey-beige plush:

Nici Classic Bear - Grey-Beige

Nici Grey-Beige Classic Bear

Available in five sizes: 25cm, 35cm, 50cm, 80cm and 120cm. The feet feature a geometric pattern. The material with the geometric pattern is the same across the entire range. This means that the pattern repeats less on the smaller bears and more often on the larger bears. There are also other items in the range, including cushions, lying bears, back pack and alarm clock, which are available on Amazon.co.uk.

Nici Donkey

The Nici Donkey soft toy and accessories were added to their collection in June 2013 and forms it’s own range (rather than an addition to the Wild Friends or Forest Friends ranges, for example). The dangling plush soft toy is stocked by Delves Wood Bears in 25cm, 35cm and 50cm sizes, with the 80cm size available by special order (subject to availability).

Nici Donkey

Nici Donkey

The Nici Donkey is made from super soft grey and white plush with a black mane and tail end.

The range also includes a 15cm dangling donkey, 20cm and 30cm lying donkeys. Much like many of the Nici ranges you can also buy a whole host of accessories, such as wallet, pencil case, mug, magnici and keyring. There are also two shapes of cushions.

If you don’t see the donkey that you want at DelvesWoodBears.co.uk, have a look on Amazon.co.uk or other Nici stockists.

Gund Christmas Boo

Boo has taken the world by storm amassing over 5.5 million Facebook followers. Early this year, GUND brought out a plush version of everyone’s favourite Pomeranian. Around August, they brought out Itty Bitty Boos, that were dressed in miniature costumes.

For Christmas, GUND have brought out a Christmas Boo. For UK lovers of Boo, there’s just one problem – this soft toy is not available to UK retailers. Fortunately Kiddie Collection USA, Inc. are selling them on the Amazon UK Market Place.

GUND Christmas Boo

Nici White World At Delves Wood Bears

It’s arrived, Nici super cool range of polar bears and seals (White World) is now in stock at Delves Wood Bears!

Nici White World
Featuring plush dangling and lying polar bears and seals. In addition there’s a totally adorable polar bear & seal couple, polar bear hot water bottle, seal hot water bottle and polar bear money bank (images at the end of the post). The dangling Nici polar bears are available in 25cm, 35cm, 50cm, 80cm and 120cm sizes.

Nici Polar Bear (Dangling)

Nici Polar Bear (Dangling)

The lying Nici seals are available in 25cm, 35cm, 50cm and 80cm sizes.

Nici Seal

Nici Seal

The lying polar bears are available in 20cm, 30cm and 50cm sizes.

Nici Polar Bear (Lying)

Nici Polar Bear (Lying)

Nici Good Morning Buddy
We’ve also just received Buddy. He is a cuddly dalmatian soft toy with a twist. He has an alarm clock on his tummy. When the alarm sounds he plays the well-known song “Who let the dogs out?”, wiggles his ears and does some cool moves to the rhythm of the music. Wake up with style with Good Morning Buddy!

Nici Good Morning Buddy

Nici Good Morning Buddy

Check out our video on YouTube.

Nici Polar Bear / Seal Couple

Nici Polar Bear / Seal Couple

Jomanda Sheepey Gifts

Following on from our previous post on Jomanda soft toys, we’ll discuss some of the other sheepey products that Jomanda make.

For babies there are these lovely soft plush sheepey soothers that come in presentation gift boxes:

Sheepey Soother

Sheepey Soother

To keep you warm during winter, there are sheepey ear muffs, sheepy scarves and sheepey hand muffs.

Sheepey Ear Muffs (Front)

Sheepey Ear Muffs (Front)

Sheepey Ear Muffs (Side)

Sheepey Ear Muffs (Side)

White Sheepey Scarf

White Sheepey Scarf

Sheepey Hand Muff

Sheepey Hand Muff

One of the most popular Jomanda sheepey gifts is the sheepey sofa tidy. This plush gift drapes over the arm of a chair or sofa, with four pockets to store your remote controls, so you never have to ask “Where’s the remote?” A perfect gift for any occasion.

Sheepey Sofa Tidy

Sheepey Sofa Tidy

Jomanda sheepey gifts are available to buy from Delves Wood Bears, direct from Jomanda, retailers selling on Amazon and in other shops and online.

Jomanda Soft Toys

Jomanda have a small range (about 20 products) of sheepey soft toys and gifts (plus the odd other animal, like bears and puppies too). They’re all full of character, and even have their own gift tags on, so you can name your sheepey something original like Ewan or Shaun. This post will give you a little overview of their range of soft toys (we’ll cover sheepey gift ideas in a separate post) and where to buy…

Let’s start with the soft toys. There are four sheep soft toys. The first two are small sitting sheepeys with lovely thick plush fur and a lovely smiley face. The other two are similar but different sizes.

Small Sitting Sheepey

Small Sitting Sheepey

Sitting Black Sheep

Sitting Black Sheep

White Baby Cuddly Sheepey

White Baby Cuddly Sheepey

White Snuggle Sheepey

White Snuggle Sheepey

About a year ago, Jomanda introduced Charlie Chicken Chops – an awfully long name for a cute little puppy. He’s beautifully soft and features a little squeaker in his tummy. A perfect gift for new born babies.

Charlie Chicken Chops

Charlie Chicken Chops

Along with Charlie Chicken Chops, a new Sitting Bear was introduced. This bear wears a lovely soft duffle coat with Jomanda logo embroidered on left paw and union jack on right paw. The bear is available in three sizes: small, medium and large. The small bear is 18cm, the medium bear is 30cm and the large bear is 36cm. These heights are the approximate sitting height.

Sitting Bear

Sitting Bear

Jomanda soft toys are available to buy from Delves Wood Bears, direct from Jomanda, retailers selling on Amazon and in other shops and online.