User Rating: Excellent
Pros:Cute, looks and feels like the real thing
The Bottom Line: The Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty is one of the most realistic feeling, sounding and looking FurReal Friends my daughter has had so far.
The Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty was given to my seven year old as a gift by her great aunt before she passed away this year. This means it hold more value than most of her FurReal Friends that she has collected over the past few years. But it is also one of her favorites for other reasons as well. Our aunt paid $49.00 for the Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty on the Amazon web site. The price was good, I would have paid the same because my daughter is a big collector and this is one that she loved the moment she saw it.
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Details and facts:
Batteries will need to be C sized. You will need a phillips head screw driver to remove the single screw that holds the battery case together. The battery case is located on the belly of the Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty. Just above the battery case you will find a switch. This is to turn her off and on as you please. It is easy to access this area, and easy to close back up again. My daughter has had no trouble doing this herself.
The Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty comes with a brush, the brush is easy to hold and says FurReal Friends on the back of the brush. The brush is to help keep the Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty's fur soft and feeling like the real thing. The Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty also comes with her very own adoption certificate. This is a larger one than most. There is room for you or your child to write in their name, the kitty name should they choose to rename her, the date of adoption and so on. The certificate can make the whole thing seem more real to a child. Also it is great for framing to make it even more special.
This kitty is pretty large. Most people think of the Newborn FurReal Friends when they think of these critters. This is not a newborn one. This is a large cat. The Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty is about 18-20 inches long when laying down. Her tail makes her much longer so the estimate is with out tail. She is about 10 inches or so high at the head area when laying down. Her fur is soft, smooth and silky like a real cat's fur would be. She is white in color for the base color, and then has an orange like color around her ears, face and tail with very little color else where. She has the markings of a real cat. Even her bright big eyes look wet and realistic.
The Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty is very life like in actions too. If you pet her or stroke her she will roll back and purr. Scratch her face area near her whiskers and she will purr, meow and or move her head. She sounds very much like the real thing. The movements are realistic for the most part. They are not simply robotic, and fake looking or sounding. This kitty is sure to entertain! Her battery life depends on how often she is used. My daughter uses her Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty daily and has had to change the batteries just once so far. But we do use Energizer rechargeable batteries that tend to last a bit longer.
Use and recommendation:
Oh, first let me say that the Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty is surface wash with a damp squeezed out cloth only. You can not machine wash this toy. It is meant for children ages 4 and over. There are no small parts to be choked on. However the toy is much to heavy for a younger child to carry around with out dropping.
My daughter is seven as I said above, and plays with her Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty on a daily basis. She even has a real cat carrier and bed for it. She plays very realistically with her kitty. Emmily renamed Lulu. Her adopted name by my daughter is Muffin. My daughter enjoys this cat as much as she would the real thing. This to me is great. We can't have a real cat because our small dog does not like cats and would attack it. So this helps fill the void since she had really wanted a cat before. In fact, she has not asked for a cat since she got her Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty.
The Hasbro FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty has brought my daughter endless hours of fun. It holds up very well to constant play, it is easy to surface wipe and keep brushed with the included brush. My daughter adores this kitty and was very happy to have gotten her from our aunt. I think it made a very nice gift. I believe they sell this cat in one other version, as a sit down cat. I can't imagine it being as great as this one. This one truly looks like a real cat. I would highly recommend it.
Amount Paid (US$): gift
Type of Toy: Other
Age Range of Child: Other