The Hansa Creations Happy Hippo Stuffed Animal Ride-On Toy, 3025 is a sculptural work of art and a unique accent piece for any room.
Handmade by Hansa artists in their green-oriented studio, the happy hippo is made using over 42 separate pieces sewn together to make up the toy's anatomy. It contains an exceptionally robust, yet lightweight structural steel frame designed to support up to 150 lbs.
This Hansa Toys Hippo Ride-On includes a "Toys that Teach" information tag describing Hippopotamus habitat, gestation period, eating habits, and care of their young.
~ Upzy ❤️ the Hansa Happy Hippo ~
- Internal stitch method creates musculature for a lifelike, scientific replica
- Plush body designed from portraits of real hippos in their natural habitat
- Meticulously hand-cut and hand-trimmed 'coat' for realistic look and feel
- Special, natural coloring is hand-painted or airbrushed by trained artists
- Sewn inside-out for minimal seams
- Hansa Toy Company is renowned for their lifelike, detailed reproductions of the world's most beloved animals
- Toy - Happy Hippo
- Dimensions - 47.24 x 12.6 x 27.56 in.
Kindly note that this is a 100% genuine Hansa Creations product, manufactured and shipped directly from Hansa Creations. Beware of knock-offs with a significantly reduced price.
The Hansa Story
- Artisan's hand sews the animals "inside out", an old-world tradition that results in the minimization of seams, and their bodies are meticulously "sculpted" to create "musculature" and "features" like movement in a walking or sitting position that are unique to each creature.
- On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal, which must be combined by a team of creative artists to create the distinctly realistic features that characterize HANSA animals. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!)
- Each animal is individually hand sewn, to give it a unique "personality", there are more than 860 different fabrics and man-made furs from which the "coat" and "hides" are made, along with over 6000 sets of different eyes, whiskers, claws, noses, and related accessories allocated for creating these wonderful plush animals. Stuffing emphasizes careful attention to the placement of the highest quality man-made materials.
- When you hold these wonderfully "life-like" animals, you will see and feel HANSA's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, airbrushing and finishing. Since each animal is hand sewn, there will be slight variations in appearance.