The Pound Puppies were gifted for review – all opinions are photos are our own. This post may contain affiliate links, more details can be found here
The original Pound Puppies were born waaaay back in the 80s when I was but a child
Oh how I wanted a Pound Puppy, alas I had a deprived childhood and it was not to be – until now! Obviously all the toys we review are for the children and not to relive my lost youth, not at all, nope…
Today’s Classic Pound Puppies from Basic Fun are exact replicas of their 1980’s counterparts from Hasbro and are joined by new kid on the block, Pound Puppies Newborns
Both the Classic and Newborn Pound Puppies, who both have the original “PP” embroidery on their bottom, come in the original carrier kennel along with the adoption certificate. The idea being that it fosters learning about animal adoption and caring for your pet. This has certainly been the case with Big and Little L who have named their Pound Puppies and take them to bed with them each night. They even took the to the seaside mini break with them – they had their own suitcase!
The Ls have both been really loving towards their new pets – I wonder if they are trying to prove they can be trusted with the real thing?
Both children made a bee line for the Pound Puppies as soon as they arrived – there was little squabbling as they are both super cute, rather than share they chose one each.
Little L adopted the Classic Pound Puppy
Bigger is better as far as toddlers are concerned, what can I say? There are 4 Classic Pound Puppies to collect, each an exact replica (but brighter) than the 80s original they even have the collar with tag so you can write their name on. They also come with a set of Pound Puppy stickers.
Little L fell in love with the soppy face and floppy ears (and I’m not talking about me).
Where can I buy Classic Pound Puppies?
Big L adopted the Newborn Pound Puppy
I have to be honest these are super cute. I like the size, just right to carry around. They are the same as the classic on a smaller scale, the only thing they don’t come with is the stickers. There are 8 different Newborn Pound Puppies to collect.
Where can I buy Newborn Pound Puppies?
Newborn Pound Puppies have a RRP of £7.99 making them great pocket money toys. The Pound Puppies Newborns are available from Amazon here
Pound Puppies are doing their bit for real life rescue dogs by working with Dogs Trust
My children (and I, truth be told) would like a real dog but right now the time isn’t right (plus two of us are allergic) so these guys have come at the right time and don’t cause allergies. If we do ever decide to add a dog to our family it will certainly be a rescue and from August 1st Basic Fun will make a donation to Dogs Trust . 27p for classic and 11p for newborns Pound Puppies with the Dogs Trust logo on the box. Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, rehoming around 14,300 dogs every year.
What did we think of the Pound Puppies Classic & Newborn Plush?
I think it’s clear to see we love them, they really are adorable. Their floppy ears are really soft and they are perfect for cuddling (as you can see in the photo above). They are aimed at age 3 to 6 but I am 43 soon as I’m really taken with them so… They will make a great gift for a child but I think many 80s kids would be chuffed to receive one too. At £7.99 the Newborns will make great (dare I mention this yet?) stocking fillers.
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