10 February 2014
Animal plush toys are usually cute. Usually. Would you say the same to this multi-legged crustacean - the giant isopod?
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.
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.
The plush comes in various sizes, ranging from M to XL. M size is 20cm long, whereas L size is about 30cm long.
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? ^^;
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!
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