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Edgar the Excitable Dragon

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Witzend Thu 21-Nov-19 08:11:35

From the JL TV ad.
I was queueing to pay for just a few things in Waitrose the other day, when a staff member started loading a stack of soft cuddly Edgars on to a stand right by the checkout.

Afraid to say I succumbed and bought one for Gds (3) for Christmas. He's rather into dragons at the moment. The woman behind me said he was ugly, and I suppose he is, but then he's a dragon and I don't think they're renowned for their beauty. In any case, there's loveable ugly and horrible ugly, isn't there?

TwiceAsNice Thu 21-Nov-19 08:18:30

I bet your grandson will love him. She was just being a grouch!

NannyJan53 Thu 21-Nov-19 08:33:41

Not much of a saleswoman was she smile

Sara65 Thu 21-Nov-19 08:40:03

I’m going to buy one for my youngest grandchild

sodapop Thu 21-Nov-19 08:42:38

Don't think it was the sales woman who said it NannyJan.
I think your grandson will love him too Witzend ugly is very lovable smile

Anniebach Thu 21-Nov-19 10:10:25

I have bought one for my youngest grandchild - she is 20 !

Oopsminty Thu 21-Nov-19 12:27:05

I've just wrapped up my daughter's Edgar.

She's 23

Smileless2012 Thu 21-Nov-19 12:50:25

I think he's sweet, no one to buy one for so might buy him just for megrin

EllanVannin Thu 21-Nov-19 13:53:56

Oh, it'll have to be on my list I suppose. Though Komodo dragons give me the horrors.

Anniebach Thu 21-Nov-19 14:09:22

Living in Wales I am so use to dragons!

Callistemon Thu 21-Nov-19 14:57:56

hmm perhaps I should succumb to commercialism and buy one for myself DGD

Callistemon Thu 21-Nov-19 15:01:03

Out of stock!!
Being sold on Ebay for £50!

MawB Thu 21-Nov-19 15:17:52

I saw them in Waitrose three days ago (Oakgrove, Milton Keynes)

BBbevan Thu 21-Nov-19 15:24:29

Anniebach 😁

lemongrove Mon 25-Nov-19 10:17:55

I think the ad is absolutely lovely!
I will buy an Edgar if I see one in He can sit on the bookcase in the study.

Gonegirl Mon 25-Nov-19 10:43:31

You will regret it when the novelty's worn off and he's covered in dust. grin wink

Callistemon Mon 25-Nov-19 10:46:00

Out of stock everywhere.

I wasn't going to keep him so wouldn't have to dust him!

Witzend Mon 25-Nov-19 10:49:09

Goodness, I think I was very lucky to find one when I wasn't even looking!
He's now going to be an extra present for Gds and Gdd to share - luckily they're pretty good at sharing.

Callistemon Mon 25-Nov-19 10:49:53

Now authors are complaining that Edgar is a plagiarism - JL has pinched their ideas and stories of dragons.

I never heard St George complaining when they wrote their books confused

Anniebach Mon 25-Nov-19 10:51:14

I gave my granddaughter her Edgar last Friday. Have received photographs, Edgar watching tv, Edgar sitting by the Christmas tree, Edgar sitting at the table , three places laid, one for granddaughter, one for her partner, one for Edgar. Even have messages from Edgar saying goodnight and good morning. And Edgar is vegan !

Callistemon Mon 25-Nov-19 10:52:56


humptydumpty Mon 25-Nov-19 11:25:47

This thread reminds me of my attempts to buy a Kevin the Carrot family - Aldi started accepting advance orders on their website yesterday and when I logged on early afternoon they were already out of stock! what I find galling is that I am sure a lot of these were purchased with the sole intent to sell on eBay at a vast profit.