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OK I am not that old, but back in my day, stuffed animals were cute & cuddly, but definitely not dead. Imagine my surprise as I strolled into Toys R Us and found this lovely display of Skelanimals. That’s right folks, dead animals that according to their makers: “…are adorable little animals who have met an untimely end-mostly due to their own reckless and ill-advised behavior.”
Oh wait, there’s more… “They like people who have a warm heart, after all they’re just bones. They need you to keep them warm and cozy.”
What happened to the days of My Little Pony and Popples? I’m not sure whether to say A’www’ or ‘WTF?!’, but what I do know is there are plenty of them to go around. In fact, there are 26 different characters to choose from (yes, again, ALL DEAD)
I think the most WTF moment I had was visiting the Skelanimals site. I found out that each of the 26 lovable (and dead) plushes had a story as to how they met their fate:
Marcy the Monkey – How Marcy Became A Skelanimal
Marcy would swing and hang.
Each morning out of bed she sprang.
Her tail was sleek and strong.
She hung for hours long.
She bragged about the strength of her tail.
If all the monkeys pulled, it would stick like a nail.
The challenge was met the very next morning.
Only the tail was left, the monkeys now mourning.
All in all my verdict is still out. In a morbid way I think the concept is kind of adorable, and I mean hey, who doesn’t love a soft, plush bag of bones? I dunno, what do you think?