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Steiff Life size Lioness plush

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This is my latest and greatest find while on holiday here in Germany. I bought the from a toy store in Hannover, where she has been part of their plush display for years. I have wanted one of these for a long time, and I am really happy I actually managed to get one. I never thought I would ever get one. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to find it and went and immediately found the store owner and negotiated her purchase.

This lioness is over five feet long excluding tail and was made in Germany by Steiff.

Steiff is a German toy company which has been in business for over a century. They are world famous for their high quality toys and an equally high price tag to match.

This photo was taken of me holding her on a tram platform in Hannover shortly after getting her. I got lots of looks, comments and even a few mobile phone photos of her taken on the way back to where I am staying here.

PS I get a lot of questions from random people about my unique appearance. In case you are curious. I am an albino, hence the white hair and light skin. I am only 28 years old.
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3264x2448px 3.43 MB
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SAMSUNG
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GT-I9100
Shutter Speed
1/949 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
32
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2011, 5:18:39 PM
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Roseallie's avatar
She's bigger than me!
talonvaki's avatar
WOW. You are so lucky!
TImberwolfhusky's avatar
She is beautiful!! that made a great photo op :) (Smile) You remind me of carrying a giant bald eagle I got at Corpus Christi TX, I got lots of looks too!  I have never purchased steiff toys..I hope I am able to do so soon enough!
I agree with ~VampKate95 you look MUCH older, I would never mind it tough, it is always good to be special Wink/Razz 
VampKate95's avatar
I love the soft toy and I cant believe you are 28. You look older. But that doesn't matter even if you are old or young or even you look like it. You are amazing. I really want to do what you do :)
shmuelbabe's avatar
i luff this ! does make a fun photo ;) u just had 2 have it, haha
Stet709's avatar
Huh...
I've been searching for those kind of things a life-size, life-like lioness plushie
Only I found out their highly priced :(
I would love to have one though :D
TJ12071977's avatar
Hey there
what a fab collection!!! :)
hydecmich's avatar
Oh wow. She is lovely! Congrats on the find! I would love to have a tiger that big! -S
67ARC's avatar
"It's just Chuck Testa"
dapumakat's avatar
LOL! and here I thought I had a real lioness, but no "It's just Chuck Testa".
Khainon's avatar
id so love a lioness that big..unfortunately..i dont think i would have room for one lol..wonderful find
KingKopaLion's avatar
I have a Lion Toy as big as this ;)
dapumakat's avatar
Cool! Do you have a photo of him? I would love to see it.
KingKopaLion's avatar
oh,no :( but i will try when i get my phone :D
dapumakat's avatar
that would be awesome.
KingKopaLion's avatar
yeah,but it's under a bed and also 1000000 lion king stuff are crowded around it :aww:
dapumakat's avatar
That sounds like an interesting photo :D
dapumakat's avatar
I would love to see your collection. That would be cool to see one big group shot.
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Lady-Satra's avatar
love your lioness, i have a huge tiger that size with the giant green glass eyes and four original wooden teeth, he is in great condition and color. bought him yrs. ago on e-bay from the original owner for $475.00. I don't think he knew what it worth, but it is a great Steiff piece. salmonpatty-alaska
dapumakat's avatar
Thanks for your comment. Your tiger sounds really cool, I would love to see a photo of him.
superstarbck's avatar
Awesome Lioness!!!
Blisschanseyde's avatar
Wow...She must have been tough to get on the Train.
But so Lovely :3
I Like Steiff too, I Collect the Bears though (1950s Bears)
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