REVIEW: Xoddo Plush
Xoddo.com is a website where you can design your own character using interactive software. You can either do this for fun, or turn your design into a plush toy in one of three sizes.
Users can choose to design/add various parts to their Xoddo, including: text, body color, skins, eyes, eyesets, noses, mouths, hairstuff, ears, arms & hands, feet clothes, superhero elements, icons, shapes & stuff, and accessories. You can also upload your own artwork and set it as a part, element or full body image. And if you're not the creative type, you can go for the starter Xoddo or just the randomizer.
Dimensions: Pocket – 4.5” tall; Standard – 9” tall; Super – 28” tall
Your Xoddo plush will come packaged in a clear plastic box with an orange cardboard base inside. The base folds out to reveal various Xoddo products. The plush itself has a black Xoddo.com tag attached to it.
The Xoddo plush I received is the Standard size, which measures in around 9.5” in height by 10” wide. I decided to try to get various "part" elements included on my Xoddo design. I went for a hillbilly superhero theme - sweaty see-thru tank top with blue jeans and teddy bear slippers. He's also sporting a blue cape with the letter P on it (for Plastic and Plush, of course). And there's a band-aid on his head from either saving someone...or an all night bender.
The plush material is extremely soft, while the stuffing inside is around medium softness. All of the stitching looks good, although you can feel a few plastic pieces around the armpits. And the plush is designed to have slight lip on the leg where the tag is located.
So how does your design translate? Well, I've seen plenty of other “design your own plush” sites, and none of them offer as many options to create a truly unique plush. Not only does Xoddo offer a number of options, but they deliver a quality product.
With that said, don't expect the printing on your Xoddo plush to be as bright as your online design. It still comes out just as you designed it, but the transfer to plush slightly blurs some of the design aspects. That's to be expected though.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Xoddo site, because you can design shoes, wall decals, blankets, etc. And remember that the plushies are all handmade in the USA, so I believe the turnaround time is usually about two weeks from when you submit your design.
OVERALL: Listen...I review a lot of plushies on this site, but I like this Xoddo plush because I personally designed it. If you're looking for the perfect gift for a plush collector or child in your life, I suggest picking up a Xoddo giftcard. Designing it is half of the fun. I know what my niece and nephew will be getting for their next birthday.
You can pick one up at the following:
Xoddo.com: Pocket - $20.00; Standard - $32.00; Super - $68.00
Xoddo Plush Grades
Plush Quality: 9/10
Fun Factor: 10/10