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Necknapperz: “I wish my plush did that!”

Plush toys are great because they’re soft, cuddly, and huggable, but sometimes that’s all they are. That’s why Necknapperz are refusing to be placed in the gigantic storage bin full of kids’ no-longer-wanted stuffed animals… read more

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Hugzies Are Kids’ Best Friends

Hugzies, from DEMDACO, is an adorable line of plush friends that hug kids back. Hugzies’ creative design features long, bean-weighted arms, a soft body, short little legs, and a friendly face that is turned to… read more

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Neat-Oh! Offers Plush for the Tub

Minilotta, from Nici Wonderland and distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Neat-Oh!, is an adorable plush doll for kids ages 2 and up to bring into the bathtub. Minilotta features brown hair in pigtails, orange… read more

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Creative Plush Takes Toy Fair by Storm

  Plush is not just about stuffed teddies anymore. At North American International Toy Fair, there were dozens of companies with plush on display—ranging from traditional bears, to robotic plush, to artistic plush. Creative plush… read more

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Folkmanis Lets Kids Bring Animals to Life

As a mom of a 5 year old and a 1 year old, I know how tough it can be to get kids away from the screens and excited about toys that don’t have an… read more

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Cause Havoc with the Loveable Bee-Do Fireman Minion

If you ask a kid what his or her favorite part of the Despicable Me movie or its sequel was, I can guarantee that the response will almost always be the Minions. Perhaps my 6-year-old cousin… read more

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Huggable STEM-Inspired Robot Heads to Production

Trobo the Storytelling Robot successfully raised $61,060 in a Kickstarter campaign that ended on October 6th. Created by dads Jeremy Scheinberg and Chris Harden, Trobo answers kids’ questions about the science, technology, engineering, and math… read more

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Build-A-Bear Celebrates Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with Colorful Plush

Hello Kitty turns 40 this year, and Build-A-Bear has created the adorable, colorful, soft Celebration 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty with a pretty pink bow to mark the occasion. The super cute confetti-like color splashes all over… read more

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Prismland Makes Basic Geometry Cuter for Kids

Goal: $18,000 CAD Funding Period: October 1-31, 2014 Creators: Jess Chen and Matthew Mayers Prismland is a series of educational plush characters designed to introduce children to 3-D shapes, geometry, and spatial awareness. Designed for… read more

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Cloud b’s Charley The Chameleon Soothes and Comforts

Charley the Chameleon, from Cloud b, is an adorable plush chameleon with four modes to choose from. Choose from soothing or fun light options, and rainforest or tropical tunes melodies to lull little ones to… read more

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