Super soft blanket, my son loves it! I bought it in store in a different plaid (red and grey) and he wants another for Christmas this year. If people would read the title of this item, they would notice that it's advertised as the silver, which is pictured in the second and third views. So, the two previous reviews saying they didn't receive what was pictured was not accurate. They received the item described for sale, ie velvet plush silver texture, they failed to read everything and look at all the pictures included. That is not Wal-Mart's fault. Why they included a picture of a blanket not described in the title is beyond me. However, when reviewing an item, people want to know what it's like and not how an individual feels about the retailer. This blanket is very luxurious, soft, and warm. As I mentioned above, my son liked it so much, he wants another. I don't believe it sheds. Unfortunately, he wants black or dark grey, which this item is not, being silver. He doesn't really care about a pattern as long as it's not girly. I do understand the frustration of receiving an unexpected item but in this case, it's indicated as being silver colored. If you like silver and want a twin sized super soft luxurious blanket, this one is great!