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Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by D'Snowth, May 12, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I just saw a commercial for these things... they're blankets for little kids, but they also have puppet heads on them as well, so they're basically blanket puppets...

    Have you guys seen these things? There's like a monkey, an elephant, a crocodile, a bear, and others I can't quite remember.

    EDIT: Here's the official website for them...

  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    They've been advertising these things for a while. Personally, I kinda want the crocodile, but the perma-high expression is a bit of a turn off
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  3. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    YES! The idea is interesting enough but they all have these dopey, half asleep and self satisfied expressions that highly disturb me. Makes them all look like Sugar Bear.


    I -hate- Sugar Bear.
  4. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    I think we may have seen the exact same commercial, Snowthy. Were you watching Muppets Take Manhatten on the Hub channel?
  5. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    I think they're ridiculous and rather amusing, only due to the fact they all look completely baked.
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  6. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

  7. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The scary thing is, these things look a LOT better than most mass manufactured retail kid's puppets. They don't even need the blanket angle, they're that good. Sure, not professional TV show good... heck, I'd say better looking than crappy public access Peppermint Park type puppets.

    Not that I'd buy one, though. But I've noticed how lame most retail kid's puppets are. They're nothing all that special, and someone with a good talent for sewing could do much better.
  9. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

    Wow, Dr Tooth - never saw that Peppermint Park before - very disturbing :)
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And to think a bunch of patterned, made in China, commercial kiddy puppets are more professional looking than that. But I see LOTS of pug fugly independent show puppets popping up from time to time on the internet (You Tube, specifically) for lulz. Stuff that looks like it took no talent at all to slap together.

    I really like the designs of these characters, though I agree the Gator doesn't need to look perma-high/perverted. Put some sun glasses on it, it'll look fine.
  11. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Well, that's the difference between something someone takes the time to sew and something mass produced. Sad but true. But, honestly, I think these cuddleuppets are kinda hideous.
  12. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    My first thought when I saw these was that I have enough trouble trying to get the kids to sleep at night without them having puppets to play with in bed.... They are kind of cute though
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking this is probably the next step up in the current combination of stuff animals and sleeping items trend... I mean first it was those large bunchy stuff animals that fold out into pillows, and now these.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I rather like the idea of just plain Pillow Pals. They're basically like large scale plush now. I barely see Pillow connections at all with these anymore.

    Though they have this really cute Super Mario one at Target that has an opening in the back to put PJ's into. Good idea for sleepovers, I guess.
  15. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    It would be really great if they made a Lumpy Space princess one of these. THAT I'd buy!
  16. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    LOL! I saw these when I was watching TMTM on Hub(Like you Princeton!) ..The gator makes me laugh!! I'd buy him for twenty bucks. just look at his face when the kid is sleeping X-D!!!
  17. kumakami

    kumakami Well-Known Member

    I only started buildng my own puppets this year, and my daughter wanted me to make her one. (she's 5 going on six) they don't look that complicated to construct...sans stoner eyes.

    I honestly think its the faces that ruin them, other wise they're just kind of cartoony
  18. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Okay, you all need to get over the 'stoner eyes' thing. Their eyes are like that because they're SLEEPY!!!!! They're attached to a blanket and serve as a companion to sleeping children. Seriously people, grow up!
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Is that you Brian? I can't see very well right now, I have a case of stoner eyes at the moment maaaaaan... :dreamy:

  20. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Funny...I just saw a commercial for these today and now I find a thread about them. They look pretty interesting. It's a nice concept, and the puppets do appear to look better than most kids' puppets made like this by these random companies.

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