Ponko Ponko
Ponko Ponko

Ponko

Regular price £15.00 £15.00 Sale

Delight any little-one or penguin lover of any age with 'Ponko', our adorable new and exclusive plush character toy.

'Ponko' the penguin is looking for cuddles to keep warm!  He is amazingly soft and super snuggly and would make a cute companion.  Toddlers will love his friendly face and fuzzy flippers. 

The label on his bottom reads:

'Ponko' the penguin is designed from my photographic studies of penguins taken during during Captain Scott's South Pole expedition and described by me at the Philharmonic Hall, London, signed Herbert G Ponting.

  • Height approx 25cm
  • Width of wings aprox 28cm
  • Main body is made of soft velboa / polyester
  • Eyes are PVC with felt backing
  • Cotton stuffing
  • Suitable from birth.  Remove tag and string before giving to a child.
  • Surface washable only
Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich, created in response to the new Polar Worlds gallery at the National Maritime Museum.

The original ‘Ponko’ was a promotional soft toy based on photographic studies of Adélie penguins in the Antarctic by Herbert Ponting. He was part of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition from 1910–12, and the first professional photographer to go to the Antarctic. Produced alongside Ponting’s film Great White Silence, Ponko is thought to be one of the earliest pieces of merchandise to be sold in conjunction with a film.

 

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