By today’s standards the original Teddy Ruxpin, essentially a stuffed toy bear wrapped around a cassette player, borders on archaic, but in 1985 few toys incorporated any kind of technology, and the bear felt as futuristic to a seven-year-old version of me as the original iPhone did a decade ago. It was one of the…
Like the Cuddle Clones website, the people behind a Toronto-based company called Pibborafi want to create a stuffed clone of your beloved pet dog. But unlike Cuddle Clones, only a select few pups will be chosen since the process is completely free, and they have to be rescue dogs to even be considered.
Never stand behind a jet engine because you don’t want to turn into this Tickle Me Elmo doll. Its skin gets ripped off from the sheer force and power of the engine and then once its guts are exposed, the torch does its duty in burning the rest. Poor little Elmo doll, that’s what you get for laughing so much.
Google’s hoping there’s a market for sophisticated artificial intelligence voice assistants you can hug.
The official Star Wars site has posted another collection of the exclusive merchandise that will be available at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, next week, including a sock monkey that instead looks like a cuddly version of everyone's favorite Wookiee: Chewbacca. What child could possibly be afraid…
For some people the thought of trusting their lives to a long metal tube soaring 30,000 feet above the earth causes some concern. But unless you're living the life of a hermit, flying is hard to avoid. So for a confidence boost—and a comfy way to sleep away the miles—this tiny plush bear is the perfect travel companion
Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens is a short doc written and directed by Ronni Thomas, who's the filmmaker-in-residence at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. It explores the macabre yet oddly adorable work of Victorian England taxidermist Walter Potter. DO WANT.
Saying goodbye to a pet is sometimes even harder than saying goodbye to family before they pass. So a website called Cuddle Clones wants to make it a little easier to cope with the loss of your pet by creating a plush clone of it using just a handful of photos from different angles. Each clone is custom-made, and the…
Sometimes (oftentimes?) it feels like there just aren't enough cult-favorite tie-in products out there to meet fans' tastes, so it's good thing crafters are out there. Saga doesn't seem to have any official merch yet, but dang, check out this guy a friend made!
If you thought transforming toys had to be made of plastic and were limited to either robot or vehicle modes, these Pop Out Pets say otherwise. They're stuffed animals that secretly contain two or three other plush critters tucked away inside that are revealed when you turn them inside-out. It's a little macabre, yes,…
In a city run by corrupt sock monkeys, the forces of Mega Plush patrol the streets, knocking the literal stuffing out of any toy that stands in their way.
See this cute little space dino, floating like it's the most natural thing in the world? Well he was made by hand, with love, in orbit. And you can never have him because he belongs to Earth's luckiest three-year-old boy. Aren't you green with envy?
When you're a kid, sometimes the only friend you have is a stuffed animal. It's always with you—when you eat, when you sleep, when you play—and all those years take a toll on a fake teddy bear! These pictures show the after effects of teddy bears and stuffed animals who were loved too much. It's a little heartbreaking?
You probably had a teddy bear as a kid, or some other stuffed animal. We all did. There's nothing wrong with that, right? Not here in the real world (probably) but according to the short film Tufty, you've got some blood on your hands.
Here's the idea: your child scribbles an animal on Shidonni's website, they hand-sew a corresponding one-of-a-kind plush toy and mail it to you. Neat, right?
Parsons student Justin Blinder created the Arduino-based Snoozy the Sloth stuffed animal as "an intimate, yet passive, toy interaction that relaxes and comforts a user." Cuddly, or creepy?
In case you've got a niece or nephew that's hankering for an Elmo Live, but you personally can't stand the strangely frightening little muppet, why not get them animatronic wild animals from Japan that are, in my opinion, much cuter. Made by Bandai Namco, these cuddly robots react to petting and hugging, make cute…