If you’ve collected just about every bit of Angry Birds merch on the planet, it’s time to show some love to the other poster boy of touch-based gaming, Fruit Ninja. Developer Halfbrick recently opened its online store, with plushies of the sweet slicer’s Sensei mascot and a watermelon as its first offerings.
Why can’t they create original games like Super Mario Bros. today that have enduring and adorable characters? I’m starting to think we may never get such games again. But hey, at least we still have the classic games and tons of cool merchandise to go along with them.
On occasion, my daughter or son will call me from one of their bedrooms to come help with something. I know things are not right when the first thing I hear is “Pillow Fight!” and then start getting hit.
While these plush Star Wars vehicles won’t exactly make the jump to hyperspace anytime soon, they should do just fine for impromptu battles in your living room. Or at least to keep your neck in a comfy position while you sit on the couch crying over the changes Lucas made to the Blu-ray edition.
Check out these awesome proton pack plushies. They’re are actually handmade pillows, which is kind of amazing because they almost fooled me. Well, maybe not, but it sure is nice to have something like this around when the ghosts come a’knocking.
Solid Snake might be a little rough and tough, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a softer side – and by that, I mean plush and squishy.
Despite having no idea who Solid Snake was, Crafter averyg ended up having to make a plush Snake for Craftster’s Poppet Mini Swap (yes that’s “poppet”, not “puppet”), in which crafters have to make a requested doll for their swap partner.
Photography geeks listen up. You can get gigantic pillows that look like lenses, and that would look really cool on your couch or bed. These things remind me of when I worked in the hospital; we had a giant 1-liter syringe used for calibrating machinery.
As we all know, the world of Minecraft is about creation, not destruction, violence or fighting (not yet anyway). But there are still a handful of things that a Minecraft player fears, and of these few nothing may be more so than the Creeper.
Remember that part of Portal 2 where GLaDOS turns into a potato? How could you not? And if you need something to remind you about the all-knowing-all-seeing Aperture Laboratories testmaster in spud form, how about a soft and squishy plush version?
Those Angry Birds and pesky green pigs are everywhere these days. They’ve even invaded Flickr, where I found these sickeningly cute little handmade Angry Birds plushes made by Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane.
All of the little plush birdies and pigs were made for her son, and are filled with a mix of rice and polyfil so they’re heavy enough to actually shoot with a slingshot using these and a bunch of pigs placed amongst some wood blocks.
Anyone who’s a fan of the Cthulhu Mythos and HP Lovecraft will enjoy putting this Peeping Cthulhu Suction Cup Plush in the back window of their car. It’s the combination of things, the cuteness of the plush toy, the fact that Cthulhu was never meant to be cute, and the fact that most people driving behind you will have no idea what the hell it is that makes this one a winner.
Yes, we all know that Cthulhu is watching us, but this peeping Cthulhu will allow you to scare anyone who’s looking at your windows.
I’m pretty sure this is the first time that I’m going to describe Batman as cute, but what else can I say? This plush Batman is cute. There. Robin’s gained a bit of weight though. I’ll call him Double-Chin Robin.
I really like Angry Birds, even if it does occasionally frustrate me and I fear the bill I will get from the in app purchases my daughter made. We have seen some plush toys made in the likeness of the Angry Birds characters before, but those were seemingly for US geeks only.
Maker Pete Prodoehl recently came up with the Twitter Monkey. What does it do? It tweets, of course, right?
Actually, that’s not how it works. Instead, Twitter Monkey alerts you in an annoying way when it ‘sees’ specific keywords come up in a Twitter stream by wildly gesticulating its arms.