Plush Animals Features
** Plush Raccoon
** Gray Body, Black Eye Mask, White Muzzle, Gray and Black Striped Tail
** Made by Aurora
** 12 inch
One wonders if the toy makers at Aurora were watching old Burt Reynolds movies when they came up with this adorable little plush raccoon named Bandit. What would the real world version of Smokey be? (In trucker/CB lingo, ‘smokey’ is another word for the fuzz, the po-po, the 5-0, the cops, etc). Maybe a wolf? Pretty much every predator bigger than it is would suffice, we’d guess. But with you, Bandit can plunder to his devious heart’s content.
As per usual, Aurora captures the charm and fun of Mother Nature’s plushie side with Bandit, who is every bit as soft and cuddly as the real thing, though without the risk of biting you (wild animals are wild animals, after all), rooting around through your trash can or stealing your iPhone or MP3 player because it’s shiny and portable.
For serious – due to a raccoons highly curious nature and dexterous paws, that are actually a lot like our hands, these animals are known to explore things by their sense of touch. And frequently make off with things that intrigue them – the better to decorate their nest. This larcenous reputation isn’t helped by the raccoon’s appearance. What’s with that bandit mask, anyway? You’d think he was going to rob a bank or something. All he’d need is a big ol’ bag with dollar signs all over it. Oh wait, you mean cartoons have been doing that for years? Shucks.
Oh yes, where were we? Bandit! Right. We were distracted by the cute. At 12 inches long, from nose to tail, Bandit makes an absolutely essential companion if you like plush animals, and specifically plushies based on Mama Nature. Or you know, clever movie puns.