Nostalgic plush toys from yesteryear – The Gruffalo and The Moomins go soft!

Who says there's no such thing as the Gruffalo? He's here and he's all snuggly along with another old favourite, The Moomins

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Ohh we’re coming over all nostalgic here at the MFM offices. It seems that all of our fave characters and toys are celebrating a milestone age this year (making us feel somewhat ancient!)

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With his wide orange eyes, terrible tusks and goofy, toothy growl – The Gruffalo probably isn’t number one on the list of companions to snuggle up in bed with.

However, the grizzly character from the famous book by Julia Donaldson has been softened up and now comes in a super cute plush teddy form.

But you don’t have to venture into the deep, wild woods to find him, oh no. The lovable monster is available to buy here and comes in three different sizes.

Another old childhood favourite who has rocked up with a 2010 new look are The Moomins. The white, round headed hippopotamuse family created by Swedish-Finn illustrator Tove Jansson in 1950, are back from Moomin Valley with a soft new look too, and how cute are they!

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The mumbling cuties are available to buy here where you can own Moominpapa, Moominmama, Snork Maiden, Mymble, Snuffkin (and you thought celebrities name their children badly!)

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The Moomin family – the cuddly version

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