Sure, we have plenty of stuffed animals and baby dolls here, but what does my daughter gravitate to when she wants to play doctor? A nearly two-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus Rex. My son is equally enamored with the T. Rex’s companion, a giant dragon.
These guys are huge! They’re 20″ tall and they look fairly realistic, but they’re made of foam, so they’re soft and squishy. Because dragons and dinosaurs are terrifying enough without me having to worry that my kids will use them to bludgeon each other.
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