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The Mythicals: Freddie

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Monster Factory has announced an addition to The Mythicals series of plush toys. The limited edition Freddie, apparently one of Santa's elves, measures in at 6.5"x 11.0" x 7.0". "Freddie is trying her best not to let her enthusiasm for the holidays get out of control–but let’s face it, her Christmas countdown begins on December 26th." You can order one now for $45.00.

More Monster Factory Mythicals

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Monster Factory has announced that three new Mythicals plush toys are currently available for pre-order. Each plush stands around 11-inch in height and is handmade up in Canada. The three new characters are Martha (a ghost), Paul (a minotaur), and Felix (a cyclops). Each plush can be pre-ordered for $45.00, with shipping anticipated for the last week in October 2015.

Monster Factory’s Santa Bag

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Rather than a boring, old stocking, Monster Factory is offering up their Santa Bag for your Christmas delight. The limited edition Santa Bags are crafted by hand from "high quality micro-polar fleece and lined with a durable and robust cotton". They measure 9" x 14" x 2"...which is just enough room to stuff full of Christmas goodies. Available now for pre-order, you can grab one for $40.00.

DIY Ornamonster Workshop

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Monster Factory has announced details for their DIY Ornamonster Workshop. The workshop will take place on Saturday December 6th 2014 from Noon to 4pm at the Monster Factory Studio in Toronto. It will run $30.00, which includes the cost of the workshop and one Ornamonster - The Snowflake or The Otis (each shown above). There will also be extra ornmonsters on hand to purchase at the event.

Monster Factory: Mythicals Pre-Order

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If you missed out on the Kickstarter project that brought Monster Factory's Mythicals series to (plush) life, they have made the range of six characters available to pre-order. Assumedly, you will likely get your plush after the Kickstarter folks get theirs, but if you're a fan of any of the characters...it'll be $45.00 to pre-order one. They're slated to ship out beginning the second week of November 2014.

REVIEW: The Mythicals – Cthulhu

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Background

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.

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The Facts



Louie the Cthulhu
Series: The Mythicals
Manufacturer: Monster Factory
Material: Micro polar fleece
Dimensions: Approximately 10" tall
Pricing: $47.00 CAD (about $42)

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Tag

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.

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Our Opinion

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.

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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.

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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

Monster Factory Cthulhu Grades

Monster Factory The Mysticals Stretch Goals

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With less than two weeks left in the Monster Factory Kickstarter campaign to fund The Mysticals, they've already reached two stretch goals. The above plush characters - Yeti and Pegasus - will now be available for backers to order. Also, they're closing in (at $24,000) on the third stretch plush...that unnamed guy below.

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Kickstarter: Monster Factory – The Mythicals

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Monster Factory is re-imagining everyone’s favorite mythical beasts - in adorable plush form. The Mythicals, Monster Factory’s new line of plush toys, will launched exclusively through Kickstarter.

The Mythicals are approximately 10 inches tall and made of a soft, high quality micro polar fleece. Made in Canada, each Mythical features a special edition Kickstarter label and a hangtag displaying his or her name and hilarious personality that will be signed by one of the creators.

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There are currently three Mythicals: Spencer the Dragon, Margot the Unicorn, and Louie the Cthulhu. There are three other characters that can be unlocked under their Stretch Goals. 

Funding levels for an individual Mythical plush start at $47.00 CAD. To receive all three, look at the $129.00 CAD funding level.

This project will only be funded if at least $12,000 CAD is pledged by Thursday August 14th 2014 at 11:02 AM ET.