You may experience a sense of deja vu when you see the new Steiff “Back in Time” series from Steiff. Our talented designers have carefully selected very special vintage pieces from the legendary Steiff archives to re-create in softer, gentler, more cuddly versions for today’s generation of children. Esilie donkey is one of the famous toys selected for a modern makeover. Long-time Steiff fans will recognize the family resemblance to Grissy donkey, who was manufactured from 1976 through 1982. Both the old and new versions share the same relaxed pose, beautifully hand-painted details, and irresistible facial expression. Along with the famous “Button in Ear,” of course! Despite his retro-inspired appearance, Esilie is as safe, durable, and easy to care for as all the members of the modern family of Steiff toys for children. Whether you’re a fan of the vintage donkey that inspired him, or you’re meeting Esilie for the first time, there’s one thing that’s certain: together, you’ll make memories that will last for a lifetime!