I was doing a little writing for the Plush Team blog and did a Google search to find where our Plush Team members were showing up and I found three quite unusual plush companies that I felt obliged to share with you. I think they are pretty cool. How about you, what are your thoughts on these plush creations of a different sort?
GIANTmicrobes makes “stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes—only a million times actual size!” This is one of my favorites, it is a pimple! And isn’t it the cutest darn pimple you’ve ever seen?
“Now available: The Common Cold, The Flu, Sore Throat, Stomach Ache, Cough, Ear Ache, Bad Breath, Kissing Disease, Athlete’s Foot, Ulcer, Martian Life, Beer & Bread, Black Death, Ebola, Flesh Eating, Sleeping Sickness, Dust Mite, Bed Bug, and Bookworm (and in our Professional line: H.I.V. and Hepatitis).
Each 5-to-7 inch doll is accompanied by an image of the real microbe it represents, as well as information about the microbe.
They make great learning tools for parents and educators, as well as amusing gifts for anyone with a sense of humor!”
According to the maker, Julie Peasley, this little cutie is a Graviton. “Still unobserved, yet theoretically everywhere.”
And from The Particle Zoo’s links page, I discovered another unique plush company: I Heart Guts. Just as the name implies, sweet looking, soft, huggable internal organs. My fave is the pancreas. I have been an insulin dependent, Type 1 diabetic since 1981. I would love a new pancreas, specially one as cute as this one. But only if it works, I don’t need another useless pancreas.
So check out these plushies and let me know which are your favorites.