Out of all the seahorse toys I've came across, this is by far my favorite. It's in my favorite colors to boot! It's soft and cuddly and the reins even have velcro which is a nice touch and kids will love it. I'd definitely recommend this one over the 12" and the smaller one. he glimmering whitish fin can be slightly scratchy though which can take away a bit from cuddling, but it's definitely one the largest seahorses I've seen as well for a good price.