If you’re a long-time Steiff fan, there’s a reason these animals may looks somewhat familiar. Steiff's 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. Lämmlie is one of the famous toys selected for a modern makeover. Long-time Steiff fans will recognize the family resemblance to Lämmlie lamb who was manufactured from 1966 through 1967. Esilie donkey is another one of the famous toys. Long-time Steiff fans will recognize similarities to Grissy donkey, who was manufactured from 1976 through 1982. Both the old and new versions share the same lovable facial expressions, beautifully hand-painted details, and irresistible charm. Along with the famous “Button in Ear,” of course!