Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Hippo
** All Gray
** Made by Aurora
** 8 inch
Hey, look, it’s the famous star of his very own Marvel comic/crappy ’80s movie! Oh, sorry. We were thinking of Howard the Duck. Though Howard the Hippo would make some of the scenes with Lea Thompson a whole lot more awkward and hilarious. You chew on that for a bit. If you never got around to seeing the movie, or are too young for it to have even been on your radar, just picture a 4ft tall anthropomorphic, cigar-smoking duck brought to Earth by way of sci-fi shenanigans engaging in all manner of hijinks in order to get back home (and save the universe). Now replace him with a hippo. Like this guy here from Aurora.
Now that that’s out of the way, what makes Aurora’s Howard so much better than Marvel’s extraterrestrial duck? Well, even if he doesn’t have Marvel’s name behind him, he’s a lot more wholesome and fun. That and Aurora won’t get sued by Disney for making a more intelligible, somewhat misogynistic version of Donald.
In the wild, herds of elephants are ruled by a matriarch, but hippo pods are lorded over by a lad. Like our friend Howard here. But that won’t happen until he gets big enough to challenge the current leader for the position. Hippo fights are pretty epic. Way more fun than that staged stuff on TV! So, until that time, you’ll just have to take good care of the 8-inch Howard yourself and make sure he grows up big and strong.