If BIG HUGS is the theme, then the new toys hit the spot, with cuddly, soft plush that kids can really snuggle and squeeze. There's 6" super-soft plush, 8" Talking plush, 10" Laugh & Giggle plush, 11" Jumping plush and even Lullaby Laa-Laa & Po - which can also function as a night light, all of which are recommended for children ages 18 months+.
The subtleties of the modern Teletubbies are most notable in the series, captured on the Big Hugs DVD. Their "Touch Screen Tummies" now light-up with the iconic "Play" button that kids know from their tablets and apps - becoming an opening into the real-word through live-action video that shows kids in a familiar setting. As these clips teach resonate with children, they're teaching the audience while also teaching the Teletubbies themselves.
Even though I missed the adventures the first time around, there's something strangely comforting about the Teletubbies as I listen in while our youngest daughter checks out episodes of the show. There's a warmth to the curious nature of the characters, and that's a big part of the appeal.
Teletubbies toys and DVDs are available now at major retailers everywhere. Episodes of Teletubbies can be seen daily on Nick Jr., with a second season slated to begin later this year. For more, check out Teletubbies.com