REVIEW: reddit’s Snoo
Even if you’re not a frequent user, most people have likely visited reddit.com. Likely you’ve checked out one of the celebrity AMAs (Ask Me Anything). And if you’ve seen the site, you’re probably familiar with reddit’s logo – a little black and white alien.
At some point in time, that little reddit alien was actually given a name – Snoo. Of course, someone would hear the name and say “Hey! What’s Snoo?” And then they’d get caught up in an Abbott ad Costello routine for ten or so minutes.
Actually, the creators of reddit intended to name the site Snoo for that very exact reason…but someone already had that URL…they didn’t have the money to purchase the domain name…and the rest is history.
With reddit celebrating their 10th anniversary, they’ve revealed Snoovatars for reddit gold folks (basically a customizable Snoo avatar). More importantly for collectors, they’ve released a few toys based on the character. The first toy, a collaboration with Pretty In Plastic, is the official vinyl Snoo in both OG and DIY colorways.
Each 3-inch tall rotocast vinyl Snoo features a single point of articulation at the neck. The difference between the two versions is that one has a painted mouth, antenna, and eyes…and the other is blank white waiting for your (un)artistic touch.
Both vinyl figures retail at $8.99 each. Snce the box states Series 1, I wouldn’t be surprised if there might be a Series 2 out at some point. Possibly wishful thinking, but with the amount of customized and special event Snoo artwork out there…I think they could pluck enough designs to maybe fill out a blind box series.
In addition to vinyl, they’ve teamed up with the folks from Squishable to release a giant, huggable plush Snoo. Available in two sizes, 15-inch and 27-inch, the Squishable Snoo resembles reddit’s alien mascot if it went on a month-long junk food binge.
The Squishable plush is shaped like a large ball. It makes an excellent pillow, and my kids have taken to kicking it around the house like a giant white soccer ball. There’s a fairly large discrepancy in price between the 15” and 27” versions, so I’d probably go with the smaller one if your kids are going to be doing their best Pelé impersonation.
Reddit - Snoo
Manufacturer: Vinyl – Pretty In Plastic; Plush - Squishable
Dimensions: Vinyl – 3” tall; Plush – 15” or 27”
Points of Articulation: Vinyl - 1 (neck)
Designs: Vinyl - Regular; DIY
Pricing: Vinyl - $8.99; 15” Plush – $42.00; 27” Plush - $142.00
You can pick one up at the following:
reddit market: Vinyl - $8.99; 15” Plush - $42.00; 27” Plush - $142.00