10 most bizarre soft toys
Giant microbes plush atoms crazy cutie and other fun for children and adults with a strong mentality and a sense of humor.
Normal teddy bear may well be a real family heirloom along with prababushkinymi decorations, antique chair or a cuckoo clock, cuckoo that even during the days of yore.
It seems that soft toys have always existed. However, of all kinds of toys it is considered the soft young: its mass production began only in the late XIX century.
Today, shops crammed with plush bunnies and dogs, but really to please the child soft toy becomes more difficult with each passing year. Firstly, stuffed animals are mostly similar and easily get bored. Secondly, in today's children have a computer that replaces the dolls and bears, and sometimes parents. In order to please a precious child, it is necessary first of all to surprise.
10 most unusual soft toys - adult with a good sense of humor and for children with strong nerves.
Where to buy:
Cost: $ 10
In the early 2000s, the expanses of the Russian Internet of print image greenish-gray teddy freak with a rectangular body and blankly. Called freak Jeero. At the same time ironic and touching, it gives users a variety of emotions, from bewilderment to emotion. Later it turned out that there are several tens Jeero friends - such as plush, and the same ugly. Releases their brand with the eloquent title Uglydoll. It all began with a letter that American David Horvath sent his girlfriend Korean Sung-Min Kim, long before they were married. On a sheet of paper Horvath drew strange beast called Wage and made a postscript: "am working hard to make our dreams come true and we were together again." After some time, he received a package from the Sun-Min Kim. It was lying on its crosslinked sketch teddy Wage. Soon the pair received a large order for the production of soft freaks. For each of the dolls Horvath and Kim came up with a biography: it can be read in the description of the toys on the official website. Children enjoy playing with Uglydolls, and adults collect them and hunt for small animals, which she sewed Sung-Min Kim (production have long been put on stream). Among the fans of Uglydolls even including the daughter of US President Obama Sasha: September 1, 2009, she came to school with a charm in the form of a bird on Babo portfolio.
Where to buy:
Cost: $ 8, 95
At first glance, it may seem as if these funny colored creatures - exotic insects. In fact, it increased a million times bacteria, viruses, cells, micro-organisms. The idea of creation belongs to the Harvard graduate Drew Oliver, who, incidentally, did not study on microbiology, and not even a doctor, and a lawyer. The series consists of more than fifty toys. Among them are harmless human cells (red blood cells, and neurons) as well as viruses terrible fatal diseases (plague and Ebola). Direct relationship between the appearance of toys and degree of danger of the virus there. Malaria, for example, looks like a green caterpillar and looks quite harmless, and the virus West Nile encephalitis eyes summed up the Egyptian style. Yes, with a light hand at the manufacturer of plush microbes have eyes, and the colors they deliberately bright - to attract young buyers. Order toy can both standard (5-7 inches) and a small (2-4 inch) embodiment; in the second case in a box will be not one, but three of the microbe. The Company periodically makes thematic sets: for example, on the eve of Valentine's Day there was a set of sperm and egg in the elegant packaging with the image of a romantic landscape.
Food Chain Friends
Where to buy:
Cost: $ 19, 95
"They are friends. They eat each other ... In short, it's complicated, "- the motto was a series of soft toys Food Chain Friends. Homeland friends through the food chain - a small green planet Daro, which resembles the earth as it was 200 million years ago. On the planet coexist variety of ecosystems, it is teeming with all kinds of animals. Although its inhabitants live in peace and harmony, each of them is quite able to dine his neighbor - that's the law of nature. Friends of the food chain are sold in kits consisting of two, three or five toys of different sizes. They are made on the principle of nesting dolls: small animal is placed in the mouth of the beast more and more on the beast, in turn, there is also a hunter. Beginning in 2008, it came out a few sets of Food Chain Friends, called the Greek alphabet. They are distinguished by the natural habitat of animals:.. Alpha - the steppe, beta - wood, etc. The strange inhabitants of the planet Duro easily discern the familiar hares, squirrels, hedgehogs, turtles. Plush friends came up with Jennifer Rapp Peterson, an illustrator from the United States. The series won several awards, as well as the title of toys, the magazine's Family Fun Magazine.
Where to buy:
Price: € 29, 90
Toys, as it turned out, nothing human is alien. Including mental illness. The site, which can be ordered plush outsiders, is called: "The psychiatric hospital for the broken spirit of soft toys." Patients until five. Hippo Lilo - autistic. The history says that for several months he tries to solve the puzzle elementary and in all that time did not say a word. Crocodile Croco suffering from paranoid psychosis that is accompanied by hallucinations and memory lapses. At Dolly - a split personality: it always seems that it sits insidious wolf essence. Diagnosis rattlesnake named Sly - delirium tremens. She talks with its tail, and it everywhere mereschatsya white mice. Turtle Dub immersed in a state of deep depression, resulting from nervous strain. Sixth Toy Series - Dr. Wood, a raven, a famous therapist. He, however, also not without oddities: Rumor has it that Dr. Wood is suffering from God complex and thinks he can cure anyone. Toy creators hope that the small owners will be able to cure animals of their ills - through love, care and the latest techniques "teddy psychoanalysis."
I Heart Guts
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Cost: $ 16
Speaking of the beautiful inner world, we primarily have in mind the human soul. The creators of Toy Series I Heart Guts went further: they decided that internal organs can also be, if not perfect, it is certainly nice. According to Wendy Bryan, stood at the origins of the project, it would look as the interior of Hello Kitty - a popular character of the Japanese popular culture. However, a direct relationship to the brand Hello Kitty plush kidney, colon and bladder do not have. Wendy Brian jokes that it all started with her heart broken yet another boyfriend, a liver affected by excessive alcoholic libations and light, which she mercilessly tormented by smoking. However, stitching plush insides it started later, when I got married and give up bad habits. Therefore, all invented by her toy smiling broadly: even the tonsils and appendix, and rejoice that there is nothing - will sooner or later cut out. In the US, plush insides often given to people suffering from a disease of the internal organs. Or even who we lost one of them. Toy helps get rid of the feeling of loss. Gadget Family I Heart Guts also was not immune from trouble: her husband removed the thyroid gland. Six months after surgery, Brian Wendy sewed plush thyroid, which the spouse is now stored on the desktop.
Where to buy:
Cost: $ 24, 99
The main purpose of Kimochis - to teach the child to distinguish between emotions. With these toys parents can convey to the children that we should not be ashamed of their feelings, but we must be able to express them correctly. Due Kimochis child will be easier to find a common language with their peers and adults. Five main characters: cat, octopus, Beetle, Dove and Cloud. Recently, they were joined by Clover and Rose. In each toy on her belly - a pocket. It is possible to put a teddy smiley and thus show some emotion at the moment experiencing Kimochi: joy, sadness, anger, curiosity, pride, envy. The kit includes three smiley face, but if you want you can buy a few more sets. Total Kimochis tend to experience more than 30 different senses. The official website of the project psychologists give advice on how to behave when the child himself is in the power of emotion. For example, there are three simple steps to ensure that establish constructive dialogue with it. First, calling him by name as long as it does not respond. Second, do not scold him, and to have a dialogue. Finally, adults also need to be able to openly admit their mistakes, especially if the child himself to them indicates.
The Particle Zoo
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Cost: $ 10, 49Ceriya soft toys in the form of atomic particles appeared on the background of tremendous social struggles over the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. Many adults still have a very rough idea of what it is designed. What can we say about children who are very phrase "Hadron Collider" appears the name of a cosmic monster. Of course, parents are unlikely to come to mind to teach first-graders the basics of theoretical physics, armed with plush protons and quarks. But with their help, you can explain to your child how to construct the universe. "Particle zoo" invented and created American Julie Peasley. Having studied several scientific papers on physics, she suddenly realized that each particle has its own character, which can be expressed in its toy model, so colorful neutrons, neutrinos, gluons, gravitons remind natured faces. The size they are little more than the palm of an adult. Each elementary particle is attached a small booklet, which lists its main characteristics. You can buy it as a whole "zoo", and one or more of 36 of its inhabitants.
Joshua Ben Longo Art toys
Where to buy:
Cost: $ 350
Joshua Ben Longo - a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, one of the most prestigious art US universities. A Bachelor of Industrial Design, Longo did not restrict the talent creation of original tables and chairs. He came up with the whole country, and called it Longolendom populated own crosslinked monsters. Longo argues that constantly talking with their creations, hoping to hear their voices. Perhaps that is why on the faces of his monsters no eyes, no nose - mouth only. Among the materials which are used by the designer, is dominated by natural materials and artificial fur. Creatures that inhabit Longolend, is hardly glamorous. Yes, and they look like rather than toys, and interior objects. No wonder Longo regularly participates in major exhibitions of contemporary art. However, the child is quite capable to love a strange little animals, whether similar to the Pekingese, or bison. Longo says his goal - to teach people to be more humane and to be able to see the beauty in even the ugly monsters.
Erwin the Little Patient
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Cost: € 24, 48
Erwin the little patient will be a wonderful gift for the child who dreams of becoming a doctor. We disheveled teddy man under the hospital gown hidden zipper, unbuttoned which you can see all of his internal organs. Not only to see but also to touch and even to pull out. And here is the right to put them back - not an easy task even for an adult. It will help to solve multi-colored Velcro, which prompt the order in which bodies are attached to each other. Is at Erwin and skeleton - it is embroidered on the inside of the abdominal cavity. Educational toys intended for children from two years old, is easily converted into an ordinary rag doll - just zip the zipper. By the way, Erwin can equally well be Erwin: the creators not only gave him a unisex hairstyle, but also delicately stripped of sexual characteristics. Little patient was invented in Germany. German parents are immediately divided into two camps. Some were sold on the possibilities clearly explain to the child how the human body works. Others considered that such toys, on the other hand, form in children the wrong idea about the anatomy of living beings: plenty enough to Erwin, my son went to look for the zipper on her stomach in a live dog or cat. The consequences can be tragic.
Where can I buy:
Cost: $ 25
Fashion for recycling has reached and the toy industry. Indeed, thought Jennifer Strandja from Baltimore, Maryland, why throw the boring dresses and blouses, if they can be given a second life, and even to make this way on new clothes. So she started sewing cotton monsters. Each of them - is unique: she works without templates, relying solely on his own imagination. Needlework Jennifer is interested in early childhood, and over the years managed to become a true master. Her toys are sewn perfectly down to the smallest details like teeth and claws. Jennifer participates in the design market, and the online store its creation snapping up almost immediately. It even has its own small studio, brim clogged with pieces of fabric, thread and monsters ready, some of them the size of a little less than its own. Needlewoman assures that its monsters become trusted friends, not only for children but also for adults. They protect you from monsters living under the bed, listen and keep any secrets, and forced a smile in difficult times.