Here on the Rad Blog we are quite fond of discovering unusual and fucked up plush toys, and this one is no exception: the Hello KittySushi Plush! So twisted, and yet so adorable. Just look at that little Hello Kitty head attached to the tiny plush piece of fake sushi. I could squeal. This near crime against nature comes in three styles and, according to the packaging, can be purchased from Toys R Us stores for just $7.99. What a bargain!
I’m a huge fan of Flight of The Conchords (even if season two really wasn’t very funny), and I know that if these prototype sketches for Flight of the Conchords plush dolls were to actually exist, I would probably have to buy them. If you feel similarly passionate about such things, please write to Alana at Rotten Dollies over in New Zealand and ask her to please make a few.
My Birthday is coming up next month and on the top of my list of gifts I’d most like to receive is this delightful Plush Uterus Toy from I Heart Guts. Sadly, the toy has been recalled. According to the site: “I Heart Guts is sad to inform you that we have issued a voluntary recall for one of our products, the Uterus Plush. For those of you who noticed our impromptu hysterectomy, here’s the story: In an effort to make sure our toys are safe for all ages, the uterus plush failed a child toy safety standards test – basically, if you pull too hard on the fallopian tubes, the ovary pops off, creating a potential choking hazard for small children. While we figured a plush uterus might not be of great interest to kids – we designed it as a collectible plush for adults and marked them for ages 3 and up – we want to be absolutely sure no harm comes from playing with our guts. If the uterus plush is within the grasp of a child, please remove it immediately and follow our instructions for returning the plush toy. On the bright side, the rest of our plush lineup meets U.S. and European safety standards for children’s toys. The uterus will be made available on our website for adults only – it is a sex organ after all – who consent to keep it away from kids. A new kid-safe uterus will be available in 2009 for those of you with kids who must have a plushie uterus. In the meantime, please refrain from swallowing any ovaries.”
Good Day, and welcome to day two of Gail Blogging about Skulls. Artist / Toymaker Joe Grady has produced his first handmade plushie toys, which he calls “Sklush” (Skull + Plush). While the first two Sklush were made for the Monster Art Rally show (at San Francisco’s Gallery 1988), Joe plans on creating more in the future. Look for him to switch up the colors and graphics so no two will ever be alike.