Random Amusement: The Cute Edition
Kel Friday, July 17, 2015 amusement
Cutesy merchandise is nothing new. Vendors have been selling dollies and teddy bears and other items with visual appeal (and sometimes severely distorted proportions) for forever. Does anyone remember the good old days of Beanie Babies, Furby and trolls? And today, it's even kind of cool for adults to collect this stuff! (Okay, not exactly, but close enough...as long as you don't have a whole basement full of it.)
So, here's a quick roundup of some of the latest "cute" sensations that caught my eye!
(Disclaimer: I don't own, "endorse" or recommend any of these products. I just thought they looked cool. All photos link to product pages.)
I think I first saw these guys in B&N and, while I don't love most of the "people" figures, they make some cute small creatures. And apparently Funko recently started up a new line called "Dorbz," which are rounder, cuter, and have everyone smiling.
Disney's Tsum Tsums:
I like the illustrations (of just the faces) way better than the plushes (fat gerbils about to keel over), but the design style reminds me too much of a baby's nursery to ever get one. Still, the simplified designs might be ripe for a DIY art project. >.>
Baby Groot Crochet Pattern:
And, because I'm a cheapskate, here's a free pattern I found if you'd like to crochet your own Baby Groot--who made it into the cute list, not once, but twice. :) (Note: I haven't tried this pattern, but it looks like it's only two or three different stitches. Let me know if it's difficult if you make one!)
What do you think? Do you like any of these brands, or do you long for the McDonald's toys of old? Do you have any favorite cute dolls or figurines you keep around?