Puffalumps were a soft silky animal and looked like a pig/hippopotamus hybrid. You could get them in various pastel shades - mine was white.
The first time I went abroad I was 5 and had to hand over my Puffalimp to be put through the X-ray machine at customs. "Will he be alright?" I nervously asked the customs officer, "Of course - but he will come out green!", he quipped.
I went hysterical and Mum was furious with the guy. Needless to say, my Puffalump didn't make the return journey as hand baggage.