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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):

Nici Monkey & Elephant Soft Toys

In the final part of the series on Nici Soft Toys, I’ll take a look at a couple of new animal ranges that are due to become available in August.

First off there’s an absolutely gorgeous elephant soft toy:

Nici Elephant Soft Toys

Nici Elephant Soft Toys

Then there’s this very cute monkey:

Nici Monkey Soft Toys

Nici Monkey Soft Toys

Both the monkey and elephant will be available as a plush toy in the standard four Nici sizes (15cm, 25cm, 35cm and 50cm), bean bag keyring, MagNici, purse/wallets, mobile phone bags and pencil cases. The elephant range will also include a money bank.

If you’ve missed any of the series, jump straight there using the links below:

Nici Hetch Hogan Hedgehog and Ralf Rabbit

In the penultimate post in the series on Nici soft toys I’ll be taking a look at a hedgehog and rabbit…

Nici Hetch Hogan Hedgehog Plush Toys

Nici Hetch Hogan Hedgehog Plush Toys

Hetch Hogan in Nici’s adorable hedgehog soft toy. Available in the usual Nici sizes (15cm, 25cm, 35cm and 50cm), a bean bag keyring, MagNici, pencil case, hot water bottle, beauty (figurine with a little bell and lanyard), mobile phone holder and slippers (EU sizes 32-35 and 36-39).

The plush hedgehog, is utterly adorable with it’s pointy red nose and striped feet, is made even cooler, it’s ability to be rolled up into a ball, just like the real animal does.

Rolling up hedgehog - step 1 - fold in the arms

Rolling up hedgehog - step 1 - fold in the arms


Rolling up hedgehog - step 2 - then the legs

Rolling up hedgehog - step 2 - then the legs


Rolling up hedgehog - step 3 - roll up and velcro

Rolling up hedgehog - step 3 - roll up and velcro


Rolling up hedgehog - step 4 - et voila, all balled up

Rolling up hedgehog - step 4 - et voila, all balled up

Ralf is a big toothed brown rabbit, and is due to arrive in the UK early March. Again you can choose from assortment of sizes, plush accompanying plush wallets, pencil cases and bean bag keyring.

Nici Ralf Rabbit

Nici Ralf Rabbit


Tomorrow, sees the final in the series, where I’ll look forward to two plush toys due to arrive in August. If you’ve missed any of the series, jump straight there using the links below:

Nici Horse Club Plush Toys

In the fifth in my series on Nici soft toys, I’ll take a look at the new range – Nici Horse Club.


As with many of the soft toys already reviewed in this series, there are a number of common product types. There’s the bean bag keyring, MagNici, pencil case, purse/wallet and mobile phone bag. Each is available with a choice of white or brown horse. In addition, there are the standard 4 sizes of plush soft toys (that’s 15cm, 25cm, 35cm and 50cm). There are also an 80cm white horse that is available on Amazon. You can also get a brown horse in this size, though the 80cm soft toys (of all ranges, just not Nici Horse Club) are not available for retailers through the UK distributor Aroma Home.

Nici Horse Club 50cm Horses (White & Brown)

Nici Horse Club 50cm Horses (White & Brown)

The 35cm and 50cm horse soft toys in white and brown are available from DelvesWoodBears.co.uk for £14.75 and £24.75 respectively.

Nici Panda Soft Toys and Classic Bear


In the fourth in our series of posts on Nici soft toys I take a look at Nici Panda soft toys and the new Classic Bear that will be released in June 2011.

Who doesn’t love pandas? I have a special affection for them, as my Uncle bought me a panda soft toy when I was born and it was my favourite soft toy for many, many years. Below you can see a photo of the Nici panda soft toys (15cm, 25cm and 35cm), hot water bottle, 25cm panda holding baby and MagNici.

Nici Panda Soft Toys

Nici Panda Soft Toys


Nici 50cm Panda and Photo Holder

Nici 50cm Panda and Photo Holder

The 50cm panda plush toy (shown above) is seriously cute – not that the others aren’t! His contrasting grey paws and felt claws make him extra special. The photo holder is an interesting addition to the range – perfect for the desk or dressing table of all panda lovers. You can also buy two wallets (one plush, one cotton), a pencil case, two styles of mobile phone bag and a bean bag keyring.

The 35cm panda is available from DelvesWoodBears.co.uk for £14.75, while the 50cm version costs £24.75.

Nici Classic Bears

Nici Classic Bears

Available in June 2011, the Classic Bear range, will feature a plush soft toy in the four standard Nici sizes (15cm, 25cm, 35cm and 50cm), bean bag with keyring, pencil case, hot water bottle, plush wallet, MagNici and mobile phone bag. The bear itself, has oversized head and feet, giving it a special unique quality and making a distinctly Nici teddy bear.

New Nici Jolly Mäh Soft Toys

In the third part of my look at Nici plush toys, I’m going to look at the latest additions to the Jolly Mah range. Jolly mah is a range of cuddly sheep (and other related animals). I especially like the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and Jolly Bob. This February sees the release of Jolly Elsa and Jolly Gustav. You’ll have to wait until July before Jolly Lucy is available.

Nici Jolly Lucy, Elsa and Gustav

Nici Jolly Lucy, Elsa and Gustav

Jolly Elsa (middle shelf) is a cute white sheep, with a butterfly in her hair. Jolly Gustav (bottom shelf) is a brown billy goat with a wicked beard and horns. It’s worth pointing out that Gustav’s horns are not as curved as the product images suggest, nor are they corduroy. But he’s still a cool soft toy. Jolly Lucy (top shelf) is the black sheep of the family, literally.

You can buy Jolly Elsa and Jolly Gustav in four sizes of plush soft toy (15cm, 25cm, 35cm and 50cm), bean bag with keyring, mobile phone bags, hot water bottles, MagNici and pencil cases. You can also get Jolly Elsa key pouches and wallets. When Jolly Lucy is available, she’ll come in the same four sizes of soft toy, bean bag keyring, MagNici, pencil case, key pouch and wallet.

If you missed the 2nd part of this series, why not catch up on Nici Meerkat and Koala soft toys.

The 35cm Jolly Elsa and Gustavs are available at DelvesWoodBears.co.uk for £14.75 and the 50cm Jolly Gustav and Elsas are available for £24.75.

Nici Meerkat and Koala Soft Toys


In the second part of our series on Nici plush toys, I take a look at Meerkats and Koalas.

It seems the UK has gone Meerkat crazy, thanks to a series of TV adverts for a well know comparison website. Nici offers an exceptionally cute Meerkat plush toy, in three sizes (15cm, 20cm & 30cm), bean bag keyring and MagNici (small plush toy with a magnet in each paw).

Nici Meerkats

Nici Meerkats

Like the Meerkats, Koala Joey is available in three sizes (15cm, 25cm and 35cm), as well as the bean bag keyring and MagNici. There’s also a “beauty” – a small figurine with lanyard and little bell.

Nici Koala Soft Toys

Nici Koala Soft Toys

Judging by the photo above there may even be Koala slippers on the way too!

The 20cm and 30cm Meerkats and 35cm Koala Joey are available at DelvesWoodBears.co.uk, priced at £9.75, £14.75 and £ 14.75 respectively, with free UK delivery.

Nici Soft Toys at the 2011 Spring Fair

Nici (pronounced Nicky) launched in Germany 25 years and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plush toys and accessories. Offering some innovative and creative characters, Nici continues to produce high quality soft toys.

At this year’s Spring Fair at the NEC at Birmingham, I got to see the current ranges first hand through distributor Aroma Home. In January, I moved house. Sadly thanks to a burst pipe, there’d been no water and heating so I’d been staying at my sister’s house. My eldest niece (3 in June) was always asking to see pictures and videos of teddy bears and soft toys. So when I got home, she was eager to look at the catalogues we’d picked up. I only managed to get the Nici catalogue back at bedtime – that’s how much she enjoyed just looking at these great soft toys! No wonder they’re such popular plush toys.

Over the next 6 posts I’ll bring you a look at some of the fantastic Nici soft toys available now and coming later in the year.