10 February 2014

Giant Isopod Plush Toy

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Animal plush toys are usually cute. Usually. Would you say the same to this multi-legged crustacean - the giant isopod?

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The 4 views of the giant isopod plush toy.

A museum in Numazu specialising in deep sea creatures decided to make plush toys of giant isopods. Despite the unusual choice for making into a plush toy, it proves to be immensely popular with the visitors, and the extra large version was sold out in just a day.

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The real giant isopod in Numazu Deepsea Aquarium.

Giant isopods are related to woodlice, but live at the bottom of the seas and are much, much bigger.

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The plush comes in various sizes, ranging from M to XL. M size is 20cm long, whereas L size is about 30cm long.

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The largest size has a length of 55cm, which is even bigger than the life size creature itself. Just why would they go for such a size in the first place? ^^;

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The scales have enough space for one to slip banknotes into them. Bet no one would ever think of this hiding spot of all places!

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The plush's huge size sure makes it ideal to cuddle, but does its look appeal to you? Well, I let you decide on that yourself.

Well, at least I have to admit it is pretty detailed for a plush toy, which is not easy to make. The more I look at it, the more I want to see the real toy in person. The actual creature? Maybe not so much ^^;

Images are from Amazon.co.jp & Asahi News
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