Funko has announced a new plush series featuring characters from the ol' Disney Afternoon Cartoon block. This series features the richest duck in the world - Scrooge McDuck, the terror that flaps in the night - Darkwing Duck, and a pair of Rescue Rangers - Chip and Dale. Look for them to be released in Spring 2018. And I'm sure they'll be popping up for pre-order soon over at Amazon.com.
New to the Bleacher Creatures ring in 2018 is the WWE's very own Bayley. The former Raw Women's Champion is a hugger (I mean, it says so right on her headband). And what's better to hug than a plush with a giant ponytail? You can order this 10-inch tall Bayley - and maybe have her battle the Sasha Banks Bleacher Creature - for $19.99.
Today's the NHL Trade Deadline...so that means no rest until 3pm for hockey fans. One guy who will not be going anywhere is Vegas Golden Knights' goaltender, Marc-André Fleury. But the goalie for the NHL's newest team is now available as a 10-inch tall plush figure from Bleacher Creatures. Available for $19.99, he's joined by the Vegas Golden Knights' mascot, Chance the Gila Monster. Because...of course, a gila monster.
When you think of stuffed animals, images of teddy bears, puppies, and cats probably speckle your mind. You likely aren’t thinking about cuddly water bears or roly poly pill bugs. But Hashtag Collectibles is bringing a boatload of weird animals to plush collections around the world. They’ve sent us a handful (more like two handfuls) of their unique cuddly creatures to get a closer look at them.
Hashtag’s plush pangolin is much cuter than the real thing. I had never heard of the pangolin, so I had no idea what it was or how it looked. After doing a little research (yeah…just Googling), I came across an animal that looks fairly similar to an armadillo. No, these scaly anteaters aren’t bright pink. And they do have long, slender necks and tails. But, for some reason, I don’t think a scientifically accurate pangolin plush would be as cute as this one.
Mudskipper Mini ($15.99)
The mudskipper definitely qualifies as a weird animal. While I was already familiar with the animal (if only from Ren and Stimpy’s Muddy Mudskipper Show), I wasn’t aware that these amphibious fish can actually survive on land for three and a half days. Hashtag went for a look that’s quite close to that of Muddy, giving their mudskipper a blue-green body and blue fins/tail. And he/she has got a big old smile...or is just gasping for air.
Pill Bug Mini ($14.99)
When I was a youngster, I used to dig up all sort of creatures and put them into a homemade terrarium. Pill bugs were heavily represented, as they were in abundance. But I had no idea that they were actually a land crustacean. Yes…like a crab or a lobster. One thing I do remember is that pill bugs are not blue. But Hashtag’s version is by far better looking than the original. And if you try, you can probably scrunch the Pill Bug Mini into a little ball.
Blobfish Mini ($14.99)
Hashtag Collectibles’ blobfish plush is probably their most popular. I think folks like it because of how close it resembles the infamous blobfish photo that circulated several years ago (and likely freaked a lot of people out). This version of the deep-sea fish has its well-known frown and disturbingly human-like nose. This is one of their characters that they have available in all different sizes...including a pair of slippers.
Water Bear Mini ($14.99)
The Water Bear, or Tardigrade, is one of the most resilient animals on the face of the earth, being able to live through extreme temperatures and bouts of dehydration/starvation. Hashtag’s version is equally resilient. I watched my children toss it back and forth to each other without the little Water Bear taking any damage. This plush ‘weird animal’ might be my favorite of the lot, with it’s simple blue color palette and big black eyes.
Bleacher Creatures has announced the pre-order availability of their WWE - AJ Styles Bleacher Creature. "The Phenomenal One" will be making his first appearance in the line. And - as you can see - he's dressed in his red wrestling attire. You can currently pre-order this 10-inch tall plush for $19.99. It's expected to begin shipping around February 25th 2018 (which is just way too long for my 6-year-old son...who must have this).
Insomniac Games x ESC-Toy have released the official Ratchet & Clank plush collectibles. Available as a duo, the plush measure in at 6.5 inches tall for Ratchet and 6 inches tall for Clank. You can grab the pair for $20.00 (or there are other bundles that include pins).
What do you get when you cross a kitten with a burrito? No, not a #4 from somewhere in taco hell. It’s the Purritos line of plush kitties from Hashtag Collectibles.
Available in three different flavors, these 7-inch tall plush kittens are wrapped in a custom-made, super-soft baby blanket.
The names of the Purritos are Mochi (pink), Pork Bun (yellow), and Tuna (blue). And each plush character has a specific personality.
Mochi: A little shy, and a lot sweet, this kitten hates baths and loves pushing things off desks.
Pork Bun: This high-strung cutie is terrified of mice but can’t resist a good old-fashioned cardboard box.
Tuna: Cheerful and rowdy, Tuna prefers salmon treats and will wake you up by sleeping on your face.
In addition to their unique colors, each Purritos plush features a different expression. Mochi has a frown. Pork Bun looks like she’s going to hiss at you. And Tuna is happy with her eyes closed.
You can order the Purritos for $14.99 each. Or, you can grab the trio for $44.97. When you order the Purrito Special, you get all three kittens wrapped up in foil. (The individual versions are not wrapped in foil)
Manufacturer: Hashtag Collectibles
Dimensions: 7 inches tall
Designs: Mochi (pink), Pork Bun (yellow), and Tuna (blue)
Pricing: $14.99 each
You can pick one up at the following:
Hashtag Collectibles: $14.99 each
Furry Feline Creatives has released the limited edition Super Toasty Avocadog plush.
A new superhero is born! Bogie dressed up as Super Toast Avocadog! Armed by the creamy mashed avocado on Texas Toast, it's out of this world!
Derived from the famous Avocado Toast, Super Toasty Avocadog has a toast cape attached with a ultra-sonic pit attached on his belly. Measuring 8.5 inches by 6.5 inches, each plush is 100% handmade by Cheri Lynn Ong using soft fleece, felt and polyfil. You can pick one up for $25.00.
If you're still reeling for more Rick and Morty after the latest season of Adult Swim’s animated series, Funko has a number of new Rick and Morty Galactic Plushie XL pieces available for your cuddling pleasure. The Galactic Plushie XL: Rick and Morty series includes a 12-inch tall Snowball (squeeze Snowball to hear all he has to say), as well as 16-inch tall versions of Rick and Morty. And you can find - at Toys "R" Us - alternate faces as seen in the above photo.
If you're interested in picking ay of these (or other Rick and Morty plush toys) up, head on over to Amazon.com.
Mezco Toyz has announced a new plush toy line - the Flatzos. The 12-inch tall plush lineup features a trio of characters you can cuddle up and watch a horror movie with. Those first three characters are Chucky (Child's Play), Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th), and Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare On Elm Street). Currently available to pre-order for $14.00 each, look for the Flatzos to begin shipping between June and August of 2018.