As most of you probably remember, one of the souvenirs I got on my daughters' birthday trip in January was a Fluttershy from Build-A-Bear workshop. I thought it was about time to dig this post out of the pile of drafts and share it with you. :)
Here's a look at my adorable Fluttershy. :) I think that Build-A-Bear captured her perfectly. :)
In the store, she came with her mane and tale wrapped in rubber bands like this:
I took it out of the rubber bands, gave it a light brushing, and finger curled it with very pleasing results.
Fluttershy's wings are made of a soft, sparkly material. Her cutie mark is embroidered and is only on her left side.
A look at the other side.
I can't get over how adorable her face is! :)
My only slight disappointment was that I ended up with a slight pucker on Fluttershy's head, which you can see here. It's not overly noticeable except to obsessive detail people like me. ;)
Oh, and I also noticed (after I had already stuffed her) that she had this slight dark mark on one side. At that point I didn't feel I should exchange her. Besides, aside from the pucker, she had one of the best faces of all of the Fluttershys there. :}
Fluttershy came with two tags on her ear.
The first is a My Little Pony tag with web addresses and info about My Little Pony.
Here's the Build-A-Bear tag on the inside...
...and the back.
Her eye has great detail and is embroidered like her cutie mark.
Build-A-Bear Fluttershy makes a great addition to my growing Fluttershy collection. :)
Fashion Style Fluttershy, two brushable Fluttershys, and my Fluttershy Blind Bag figures.
Equestria Girls Fluttershy and NIB Bridle Friends Fluttershy
I'm very pleased with my Build-A-Bear Fluttershy. She has the same quality that I've come to expect from Build-A-Bear Workshop. At $25, she's a fun, well-made, affordable souvenir for a little one or a collector.
Of course, one of the best things about Build-A-Bear is the experience of visiting the store. :) All three of my daughters made a friend at Build-A-Bear as well. I was so impressed with the employees and the effort they put into making our time enjoyable and memorable. When you factor in the fun of building your own special friend, the $10-$25 per animal you spend is very reasonable. I appreciate the variety of pricing on the stuffed toys and accessories, too. My girls were all able to find something that fit their budgets.
For those of you who prefer other ponies to Fluttershy, you can also get Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Spike, and (just recently added to the line up) Rarity, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo. I'm assuming that Applejack will follow eventually since she's the only one of the mane six that hasn't been released yet.
I haven't seen Rarity, Scootaloo, or Sweetie Belle in person, but of the four I have seen, I think Fluttershy looks the most like herself. Still, they're all adorable, and if it wasn't for the fact that the $25 each adds up quickly (and the fact that my space is limited), I'd love to have all of them in my collection. :)
I realized while writing this post that I haven't had the chance to thoroughly figure out my new rating system, so for now I'm just sticking with the old system and giving Fluttershy a 5 out of 5. :)
Which of the Build-A-Bear My Little Ponies is your favorite?