Original Kovu Cub Plush - Disney Store
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This was my second-ever Lion King plush toy. I bought him with my own money when I was 13 from the Disney Store during the original 1998 release of Simba's Pride on VHS. I kept the tags on him, and he's still in perfect condition since I took very good care of my toys. I loved Kovu. I always preferred the male cubs to the female, and I loved that he was dark like Scar. I never thought this plush was as cute as the purring Kovu, but I never owned the latter. This Kovu grows on me every day. He's about 14" long and well-made. He has beans in his bum and embroidered eyes. There is a matching Kiara in the same laying position, and aside from the matching beanie plush, this is the only Kovu plush that the Disney Store made in the USA. I don't believe that one has been available from the Disney Store since, but there have been many Kovus and Kiaras made by Mattel and Applause, and probably a few other companies.