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    Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    I am very curious if any of you have a stronger like to one of your bears.

    I have noticed that I prefer my Duffy more. I think it has to do with he was the first I ended up getting and he was the one to introduce me to his world. Though I do like my Shellie May it just seems like my Duffy goes on more adventures with me then she does.

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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    I guess I would have to say Shellie May. Only because, as you said about Duffy, she goes out with me more. But Duffy is my little love bug. And for the same reason you said! Duffy is the one who first came into my life and if it weren't for him, there would be no Shellie May! And I have lots more Duffy bears than Shellie May bears! So really, I guess they are both equal. Wow! Was that even a real answer?!
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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    Haha it's fine. I just wanted to know if I was the only one who preferred one over the other. My Duffy is my snuggle buddy and my take everywhere buddy. He goes with me anytime I leave the house and when I go to work. I absolutely love my Duffy. :]

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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    It's so hard to choose for me. Each of my bears is special, especially because each one is different and came from a different time and purpose. I've really grown to love ShellieMay though, and she's just as special as Duffy to me. Sometimes it depends on my mood too, maybe I want to cuddle with ShellieMay and watch TV, or maybe it's Duffy, or both.

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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    For me it's Duffy. I feel in love with him in TDS. Maybe if I had seen Shellie May in person at the park I have a better connection with her. I don't carry them both out because that's to much to carry. And I just can't leave my Duffy at home. So he always goes with me. I'm glad Shellie May is here as I think she adds to the story nicely.

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    Shellie is very special to me because she inspired my first original Duffy short story. The execution of her design turned out to be much more subtle and sophisticated than I initially imagined. And the incredibly well planned and orchestrated park integration has been beautiful to behold. The exclusive ShellieMay duffel bag at MiraCosta last year really highlighted her value to the whole Duffy experience.

    But Duffy is the star, the center. Shellie is sweet and wonderful and has come into her own as a character and developed a depth in my heart that I didn't think possible pre-release. I was very wary of her, expected to hate her, and saw her as a potential cash-grab. ShellieMay has proven to be a bonafide character in her own right and not just "Pink Duffy." She's every bit as loving and lovable and I do love her, for sure. But Duffy is the star.

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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    I love them both, but I take Duffy on more adventures. Mainly because it's a pain in the butt to carry around 2 bears... even if they both fit in my tote bag/backpack. Since I was a kid, the majority of my stuffed animals have been "boys". I even have a stuffed pig now that apparently is supposed to be a girl, but nope, not mine. Mine is a boy. I'm just weird like that, so it's just natural for me to go for the one that's a boy. Also, I'm scared of something happening to Shellie May. If something happens to Duffy, I got a backup. With Shellie May, I don't and she's a little more "precious" to me because she came from Japan and not easily replaceable here in the States (unless you pay a ton of money).

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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    I love Tiny Duffy (my first; a magnet bear) more than Tiny Shellie May. I'm not certain why, but Tiny Duffy seems more adventuresome, never pesters me to make him clothes, and has just spent more time with me.

    But I love Smiling Shellie May more than 12" Duffy. Both are fun to carry around but every time I see Smiling Shellie May I just want to hug her. (Of course, Smiling Shellie May was lovingly selected from TDS and is absolutely perfect, while 12" Duffy was selected by some warehouse worker in Tennessee, I assume, and has a very crooked nose).

    Anyway, I can't say that I like Duffy or Shellie May more. When it comes to merchandise itself, I actually overall prefer Duffy (I don't mind pink, but Shellie May's shade isn't my favorite, and Duffy usually has a bigger smile). But the bears themselves...Smiling Shellie May has stolen my heart! If there were a fire (God forbid) and I could only grab one bear, at the moment it would be Smiling Shellie May. But in fairness, she is my most childish bear, so I perceive her as helpless and needing me. (alsoshe'dbethemostexpensivetoreplace)

    I mean, er, I love all my bears the same.

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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    Definitely Shellie May, because I can't get her in the US. To me, that makes her a little extra special. Plus, she's pink.
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    Re: Duffy or Shellie May favorite?

    Hmm, I donít prefer one bear over the otherÖor at least I donít think I do. Each bearís adoption is unique. Save for Shellie May, all of my bears were adopted during visits to the Disney parks. My Disney bears were adopted during family adventures, while Duffy was adopted when my cousins, friends, and I attended The Pirates of the Caribbean world premiere. Thus, the adventures I shared with each of my bears, while at the parks, endured each one of them to me, so each one is special.

    DuffyD helped me adopt my Shellie May, but my not being able to pick her did not subtract from her adoptionís uniqueness or from my love of her. To be quite honest, when I opened my Duffy Post package, my first two (2) thoughts were Oh my goodness! DuffyDaisuki brought me the most beautiful Shellie May ever! and DuffyD must have picked the most beautiful Shellie May in the entire parkÖin the history of Tokyo Disney Sea! Just imagining the adventures and travels she enjoyed before arriving to me was more than ample for me to fall in love with her.

    I more often ponder custom outfits for Shellie May before considering such outfits for the guys. She is a female and has blue eyes, and as a consequence, I want her outfits to reflect my moods, my likes, my interests, etc. because I see Shellie May as an all-encompassing extension of myself. However, the time, effort, and energy I put into each bearís outfits or costumes are equal. Furthermore, even though I firstly ponder custom Shellie May outfits, I dress Duffy more often and permit him to wear his outfits longer than I do Shellie May or her Disney bear siblings. Iíd love to let the others wear their outfits all day, or consecutive days, as I permit Duffy, but mentally, I just canít. Shellie May and her Disney bear siblings, especially her Disney bear siblings, are more expensive to replace or repair, and like aimster, Iím afraid somethingóno matter how slightómay happen to them. Iím meticulously careful when dressing (or posing) Shellie May and her Disney bear siblings, whereas Iím only extra careful when dressing Duffy. Even though he is easier to replace, heís still somewhat not. I can always order another bear; however, I know that the employee who selects my bear will barely consider his facial expression, stitching, beauty, quality, etc. Additionally, because my Disney bears will be ridiculously and exorbitantly expensive to replace, they do not go on outings with me. Plus, as already stated, carrying two (2) bears is cumbersome, so I just stick with Shellie May and Duffy. All of my bears do cuddle and sleep with me, though, as do Tigger and Snowflake, but I position Shellie May and her Disney bear siblings so that neither I nor my pillows roll onto them. So, yes, replaceability does to a certain extent dictate/determine how I handle my bears, but they are all loved equally. Shellie May is the more comprehensive reflection of myself, whereas her male siblings are the parts, but each bear has his/her personality, and the personalities I discovered in each bear make them all precious to me.

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