The Hippo is simple and elegant. We do have two Hippos already, but this is the first normal 3". We have the 9" with fabric skirt and the 3" that was the chaser from the Disney Store's light up series. I do want to see this one in person. As much as I like it, I might have liked a lighter shade for the Hippo just to make it pop some more. I do love the purple eye lids and other highlights that really help the design.