Well, the bear arrived today, and she is indeed curly plush. However, her beautiful beige fur has been discolored all over her body (which didn't show up in the pictures), and she showed up smelling like cigarette smoke. I tried washing her, but she still looks slightly green in patches. And her head is loose. I'll be sending her in to get that fixed, since I can't tighten the safety joint myself, and I'll ask if anything can be done to help her fur. I feel so bad for her! I've named her Thimble. She's my first girl bear.