Amagami Ham Ham is a plush toy that nibbles the end of your fingers when you stick them in its mouth. Apparently, that’s supposed to be comforting. Personally, I find that the opposite of comforting, but that’s just me, and I was raised on a crocodile farm. There was no nibbling, only death or dismemberment.
Recently on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, the 8-inch Amagami Ham Ham (Amagami means soft bite in Japanese, and ham means bite as well) will be available in both dog (Kotaru) and cat (Yuzu) varieties, so you can have your fingers nibbled by your pet of choice. They feature 24 different bite styles, which they deliver at random, including “Tasting HAM, Holding Tight HAM, and Massaging HAM.” I… don’t like the sound of any of those.
Yukai Engineering and Liv Heart Corporation, the companies responsible for the toy, plan to go live with a crowdfunding campaign in early 2022, so stay tuned to the official website if you’re interested. Still, I think we can all agree Teddy Ruxpin did it first, even if it was accidental. Sure he may have just been trying to read me a bedtime story, but that didn’t stop me from jamming my fingers in his mouth trying to get him to stutter. He never did miss a beat, though; I’ll give him that.