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CHANDITOYS!

29 Sep

I recently discovered a truly magical thing on Kickstarter: Chanditoys.
I pledged to the campaign right away. Unfortunately it did not end up being funded, but that didn’t stop me from purchasing one from the lovely girl who makes them regardless.

Chanditoys are each handmade and 100% unique. They are designed by the artist Cat as a representation of who you are inside. From the website:

Chanditoys are plushies based on people. They reflect who you are and what you feel. They were created to help people (mostly troubled ones) to talk about their experiences and views. This is meant to help as light therapy, as even the toy itself shows you inner beauty you might not see or what you become when filled with negativity. The overall goal of Chanditoys is to help people feel happier -even if it’s the slightest bit of happiness- one smile at a time. (: 

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That is quite possibly one of the coolest and most adorably caring toy concepts I have ever heard.

So you answer a series of questions about yourself (and don’t be shy! The whole point is to open up!) and the wonderful Cat designs the toy based on your answers. You will then be sent the drawing to double check you like what she has designed, and if you do, the plushie gets created. Each unique. Each special. Each a representation of a beautiful individual.

I’ve decided to name mine Chara.

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Beyond just being in love with the concept, I also love the design. They kind of remind me of CLAMPs Mokona character, crossed with something you would find in a Serendipity book. They are super cute, as well as being wonderfully well made. Chara feels sturdy, and shes well stuffed. I couldn’t ask for a better hand made piece.

I highly recommend checking out the website, and getting yourself a Chanditoy. Cat is wonderful every step of the process and will respond to your inquiries with prompt friendliness. Great experience, through and through!

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Catbug’s Big Ol’ Beer!

16 Dec

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So I got a big goofy and made this image with my Catbug plush because Catbug is THE. SHIT.
I didn’t have enough beer to FILL that massive beer mug unfortunately, and Im ashamed that I took too long finding the camera and the head is almost gone. HOWEVER. This is Catbug and his Big Ol’ Beer 😀

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CATBUG PLUUUSH

12 Sep

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If you haven’t seen the new internet phenomenon that is Bravest Warriors, I highly HIGHLY suggest you go do that now. Because Bravest Warriors is awesome and Catbug is the cutest thing this side of the internet.

These Catbug plushies hail from WeLoveFine and are OMG SO ADORABLE.  They sold out once already, are sold out again, and are likely to be brought back and then sold out a third time. If you want one, keep a very close eye on WeLoveFine because they don’t stay around for long!

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Its easy to see why, too. Apart from being the most loved little critter on the internet that isn’t a Pokémon, this plush is very well made and looks fantastic. Its literally a little real life rendition of the character, completely show accurate. How can you NOT love his CUTE LITTLE SQUISHY FACE?

Also, his back opens up and you can put things in him. He’s around the size of a wallet, perfect for loose change, your debit/credit cards, keys, anything like that. I have him holding a few sets of DnD dice right now. CUTEST DICE BAG EVER.

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Daaawwww lookit him hanging out with Toothless :3

He’s actually quite a bit smaller then I expected. Which is really my own fault, the listing says 4″x5″ right in the description, and I am just bad at picturing sizes. But he’s so tiny and adorable and I LOVE IT. This is a seriously cute plush, just perfect for all of your heart attack inducing adorableness needs. 😀

TOOTHLESS PLUSH

31 Jul

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My Toys R Us finally got this in. The Squeeze and Growl Toothless plush. As soon as I started seeing reviews of this popping up on the internet, I was ecstatic.
When How to Train your Dragon first came out, one of the first things I said to my boyfriend at the time (now husband) was “OMG, I want a Toothless Plush.”

At the time, there were none. Yeah, maybe you could find some neat handmade stuff like a Toothless amigurumi or something like that, but there was no official Toothless plush, which I always thought was really a shame,
But now, this is not the case. Now, there is a whole BUNCH of How to Train your Dragon merch, thanks to the Dragons TV series and the sequel coming out soon. And this plushie is EXACTLY what I was hoping for back when the movie hit theaters. This is a gorgeous stuffed animal Toothless.

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The fearsome Nightfury at his most adorable, in chibi form! He looks amazingly accurate to the character from the movie whilst also being a much more chibified version. He even has the false bit on his tail! And best of all, he growls when you squeeze his tummy and it is SO CUTE OMG.
He cycles through three different growls. One angry roar, one neutral sounding growl, and a happy purr.

This is a near completely perfect toy. I really cant find anything I don’t like about it and Im so much in love with it.
In fact I love this plush so much that I have this childish urge to carry it around with me absolutely everywhere, an impulse that is only quashed by years of social conditioning. (Honestly I think that if it was socially acceptable for grown adults to carry plush toys around with them everywhere, people would be a lot happier because you just couldn’t have a bad day with a stuffed animal to hug all the time)

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The detail of the scaley texture of his skin looks great too!
If you are a toothless fan, this is the plushie for you.
I seriously wouldn’t bother with the mini version of this plush, hold out for the big 11” one, it is FANTASTIC. ❤