Toronto-based Monster Factory started a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds to produce The Mythicals line of handmade plush toys. The Mythicals started as a series of three characters: Spencer the Dragon, Margot the Unicorn, and Louie the Cthulhu. Thanks to hitting a number of stretch goals, they’ve added some yet-to-be-named Mythical characters: Pegasus, Yeti, and Sea Monster.
The campaign has already reached its funding goal. However, on Thursday August 14th 2014 at 11:02 AM ET, the Kickstarter run will be finished. The plush line won’t be limited to only those who back it on Kickstarter, so if you miss out, The Mythicals will be available to purchase from Monster Factory.
For this review, we were able to get our hands on one of the first Louie the Cthulhu plush toys.
Louie the Cthulhu
Series: The Mythicals
Manufacturer: Monster Factory
Material: Micro polar fleece
Dimensions: Approximately 10" tall
Pricing: $47.00 CAD (about $42)
This was a pre-release version of the Cthulhu plush, which didn’t feature the swing tag. However, each Mythical plush will feature a special edition Kickstarter label and a hangtag displaying his or her name and hilarious personality. The tag will be signed by one of the creators.
Louie the Cthulhu follows the familiar look of other Monster Factory plush characters. He definitely fits in with their other characters. Louie has a chunky body with two sturdy legs in the front. This gives the plush a nice, steady base so that you can display it (without a hard cardboard base). He has small arms that attach between the head and body. Those arms have three little fingers (claws?) on them. Since Louie is a Cthulhu, he features a face full of feelers and a pair of wings…just like H.P. Lovecraft described it.
Just checking out the quality of the plush…they’ve done a great job on the stitching. There are no random threads sticking out of Louie’s nether regions. And the transition on his belly, between the lighter green oval and the darker green of his body, is almost undetectable.
In addition to the Cthulhu, Monster Factory will be producing a Dragon, Pegasus, Sea Monster, Unicorn, and Yeti as a part of their Mythicals series. And if they hit the $30K mark, which they’re very close to, you’ll be able to get your hands on an extra large Cthulhu. Bigger and greener. Or something like that.
For now, you can only get the Louie the Cthulhu plush by backing the project on Kickstarter. There are various pledge levels that allow you to receive anywhere between one or all of The Mythicals.
You can pick one up at the following...
Kickstarter campaign (until August 14th 2014): $47.00 CAD