Tonies x Steiff Jimmy Bear | Source: Tonies

Tonies makes the perfect toy for kids who love storytime, with a massive selection of handpainted Tonies Character Figures that activate audio stories and songs when placed on top of the Toniebox speaker. Up until now, those Character Figures were designed to look like solid action figures, but now there are plush versions available that look just like Steiff stuffed animals.

Tonies is partnering with Steiff for the Soft Cuddly Friends line featuring Steiff animals that tell bedtime stories, including stories that kids can record with their own voices. The Soft Cuddly Friends are available in Jimmy Bear and Hoppie Rabbit styles that kids can place on top of a Toniebox (sold seperately) to play the stories and songs.

Tonies x Steiff Jimmy Bear and Hoppie Rabbit | Source: Tonies

Both plush figures will read kids a story that takes place in a magical toy shop where Jimmy Bear and Hoppie Rabbit live. Every night, the two friends wake up and hop on the magical moonbeam slide to the Land of the Soft Cuddly Friends. These figures also act as Creative-Tonies, so kids can record their own voices to tell stories of their own in addition to the prerecorded content.

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Each of the Soft Cuddly Friends has about 60 minutes of prerecorded content on it. They are available for $39.99 each on the Tonies website, where parents can also get the Toniebox Starter Set for $99.99 and additional Tonies Character Figures for $14.99 each.

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Jackie Cucco

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Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.