It's playoff baseball time. And while only four teams remain in the hunt to be called World Series Champions, being a fan never has an offseason. And Boston Red Sox fans have a penchant for being fanatical for their team. That could be why the Lubies are so popular with the fan base.
One of the newest defections from Lubie Land is the Boston Red Sox Lobster. This is the fourth Red Sox Lubie that we've reviewed, and the first one that didn't use a bear as the base plush.
Boston Red Sox Lobster Lubies
Manufacturer: Rocket USA
Dimensions: 5” round
Like other Major League Baseball Lubies, the Red Sox Lobster features a tag with an illustration of the team's stadium (Fenway Park) on the front. Inside, there's the team's logo as well as a “Did You Know?” fact.
When I think of cute animals that would make great plush characters, lobsters would probably come somewhere between a slug and a barnacle. But – somehow – Rocket USA has created a Lubie plush that shows of the cuteness of this bright red crustacean. Hmm...he is bright red, so I'm guessing that means he's already been cooked and ready for a nice side of butter.
Since Bostonians love their lobsters and their Sox, it makes sense to combine the two. The Lobster Lubie has eight legs, two claws and antennae. It features the embroidered Boston “B” logo on the chest. And for some reason, the B-52's Rock Lobster has now turned into Sox Lobster...and will be stuck in my head for days.
If I was a Red Sox fan, this would clearly be my favorite of the four Lubies that we've seen. It's a unique animal design that I'm guessing only the Red Sox will use. The only issue with displaying the lobster is that the team's logo is difficult to see if you have the plush on its stomach.
OVERALL: The Lobster has quickly become one of my favorite Lubies. Rocket USA has been able to turn an ugly crustacean into a cute and cuddly plush. It all depends on your MLB allegiances as to whether you'll want to pick up this specific version of the Lobster Lubie. I'm guessing Yankees fans need not apply.
You can pick one up at the following:
Look for these at Borders stores in the New England area.
Boston Red Sox Lobster Lubies Grades
Plush Quality: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10