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When The Merch goes Fun Size. It seems anyone and everything you can think of has a plushie toy based on it, especially in Japan when it comes to Anime and Video Game characters (minor or major). These can be official or fan made.

Although they are mostly toys, they are still featured on shows, especially fan made works.

Can overlap with Misaimed Marketing if the work wasn't aimed at children to begin with or Made of Explodium if the In-Universe plushies are explosive.

Compare Girls Love Stuffed Animals.


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    Animation 
  • The Happy Heroes characters have been made into licensed plush toys.
  • Me Cvimad Moval, a Soviet Georgian short about a snowman and an unnamed girl who make friends with each other. The short accumulated enough popularity in Georgia to warrant plenty of Me Cvimad Moval licensed products, including plushies of the snowman.
  • The Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf characters have plushes.

    Anime & Manga 
  • One of the more popular plush brands in Japan is Gift, with something close to 330 releases. Good luck finding any after their initial batch, though; they run in very limited quantities.
  • Inuyasha plushies were available at Hot Topic for a short time.
  • A plushie hand puppet of Haruhi Suzumiya was featured in the Omake videos of the DVD release.
  • There are Death Note plushies. For, say, L or Ryuk or Misa, that works. For Light...
    • Plus Near had finger puppets of them all in-universe...
  • Ever wanted your own personal mole-pig? Presenting Boota from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!
    • There is a Yoko plushie, but sadly it isn't plush in... certain areas.
    • There are also plushies of Simon and Kamina.
  • YuYu Hakusho plushies exist.
  • Tenjho Tenge plushes exist.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi has a few plushies.
  • There are Ouran High School Host Club plushies out there. In the series we have Honey's bunny plushie Usa-chan and Tamaki's teddy bear Kuma-chan.
  • Bleach: Byakuya plushies.
  • Hellsing: Alucard plushie!
  • K-On!! plushies exist, and they are utterly adorable.
  • Thanks to the release of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st and its related merchandising, Nanoha and Fate now come in cute plushie form.
  • One chapter of Sgt. Frog has Keroro turning himself into a plush toy as part of his latest evil scheme.
    • There's also Nuii of the Shurara Corps, who's basically a Living Toy. In his case however, Everything's Not Better With Plushies, considering that he can turn hapless victims into plushies themselves. He does pull a Heel–Face Turn in the end though.
  • Reborn! (2004) plushies have been spotted in Sweet Kitty at least.
  • In Cardcaptor Sakura, there is a plushie in Sakura's room that looks exactly like her. It was made by her best friend Tomoyo, and had one of those cosplay-like dresses even before Sakura became a Magical Girl.
    • Kero-chan.
  • A plushie of Umineko: When They Cry's Beatrice has been made.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Kyubey plushies. They exist.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex has Tachikoma plushies, or as they're commonly refered to- Plushikomas. Ironically, the blue one is the rarest one to find.
  • There are FOUR different official plushie styles that have been released over the years for Hetalia: Axis Powers. One set modeled after the "Axis Powers" and "World Series" as the characters appear normally, one set modeled after the Nekotalia characters in a keychain form, and two more recent styles: one based on the "Desktop Mascots" and another based on the anime style of "Beautiful World". Add some popular Hetalia "pet" plushies...and that's not even touching the huge amount of fan-made plushies out there!
  • In PriPara, Mirei has a plush pillow of Kuma, and Hibiki has a plush of herself she uses to get herself out of embarrassing situations, both of which were made into real products. All of the mascots in the show, along with SoLaMi Smile, Dressing Pafe, My Dream, Aroma and Mikan and the boy idol group WITH, also have plushies.
  • A popular trend in Japan is SEGA's line-up of nesoberi plushies. Nesoberi means "lying down" in Japanese, and these plushies usually have characters with funny expressions on their face in a lying-down pose. Perhaps the most well-known nesoberi plushies come from Love Live!, with many variations being made in both outfits and sizes. The biggest one made so far is a 40 inch Chika from Love Live! Sunshine!!. Other franchises have gotten nesoberi plushies as well, including BanG Dream!, Case Closed, Kemono Friends and PriPara. They've also made nesoberis of Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Stitch.
  • In Maho Girls Pretty Cure!, the girls transform with the help of Mirai's stuffed teddy bear Mofurun. There's also numerous Pretty Cure plushies for sale in Japan, with the most popular being the Funwari Cure Friends series.
  • Tails exploits this trope in an early episode of Sonic X. By lying limp and still, he and Sonic's other friends look like oversize plush toys, hiding their true nature from humans. This works against him when he, Chris, and Amy Rose have to ride a train to meet Sonic, and a little girl on the train wants to take Amy home with her...

    Comic Books 
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    Comic Strips 
  • Older Than Television. Since 1925, Alfred the penguin is the pet of French young globetrotters Zig et Puce. In early 1927, a plushy Alfred toy was merchandised: it launched a huge Alfred craze all over France. When aviator Charles Lindbergh achieved his historical transatlantic flight to Paris that year, he was given an Alfred plushy and brought it with him as a mascot in his flight from Paris to Brussels. Since Everything's Better With Plushies and Everything's Better with Penguins, you just can't go wrong with a plushy penguin.
  • Famously averted with Calvin and Hobbes. For obvious reasons, merchandisers were very interested in making Hobbes plushies. Since Hobbes is or often at least appears to be a plushie in-universe, this would have counted as Defictionalization. However, Bill Waterson was dead set against any merchandising of his strip and went to great lengths to prevent the syndicate from doing so. However, this does not seem to have any effect on fan-produced plushes and Serial Number Filed Off designs from companies willing to push their luck...note 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • There's a line of Godzilla plush dolls made by a company called Toy Vault. Not only do they make plushies of well-known Kaiju such as Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan, but they also produce plushies of more obscure monsters such as Gabara, King Seesar, and the completely evil Destoroyah.
  • When Gremlins first came out, plushies of Gizmo were very popular (and still common at toy shows and antique shops). There was also a Furby-compatible interactive Gizmo. There was even a plushie of Stripe (the main Gremlin from the first movie). Said Stripe plushie is now extremely rare and considered highly collectable among Gremlins fans.
  • There's a line of plush toys that are based upon the Alien franchise. These include the Chestburster, Dog-Alien Chestburster, the Queen Chestburster, and a Facehugger. While they are adorable versions of a monstrous fetus that emerges violently from one's chest, they're probably NOT the best thing to give your children as a gift.
  • Spencer's Gifts once sold Dr. Frank N Furter dolls that played a sample of the Time Warp when squeezed. They're now very hard to find and are considered highly collectible by Rocky Horror fans.
  • There is a fan-made plush doll of Agent Smith and Elrond (Elrohir supports this); no Mitzi though. They were quite possibly from here several years ago.
  • There are commercially available plushie versions of the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog and the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. As well as the Black Knight, with Velcro limbs.
  • Kevin Smith is proud to sell you Mooby The Golden Calf from The View Askewniverse.
  • You can buy a plushie Iorek Byrnison and golden monkey based on the movie The Golden Compass. You know, because that monkey was so lovable and cuddly.
  • About ten-odd years ago, there was a line of Universal Monsters plushies which featured Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, and others. These were "generic" amalgamations of the Monsters, lacking any specific actor's features.
  • There are now Ghostbusters plushies in claw machines around the USA; these depict Slimer, Stay-Puft, and the four heroes in "chibi" form.

    Literature 
  • Phear Plushie Cthulhu. They also come in such variants as Elvis Cthulhu, Miskatonic graduate Cthulhu, vacation Cthulhu, and Christmas Cthulhu (with a little Santa hat and jingle bells on its tentacles).
    • The Call of Cthulhu RPG supplement Secrets of Japan deliberately invoked this trope with Cthulhu, suggesting that a plushie doll made by cultists of Cthulhu could become possessed with the malevolent spirit of its malevolent namesake.
    • The Laundry Files has the protagonist making an offhand reference to the panic caused among his organisation when they first came out.
    • And now it's time for Calls for Cthulhu
  • In the age before the films, Harry Potter had plushies out of the Golden Trio and their pets, though in the case of owls, there were about five different kinds and they had scrolls attached to their feet. Each scroll had a different message.
  • There is now a Phantom of the Opera plushie created by Chérie Shulter and El Gibbs. They are true to the original book by Gaston Leroux and are adorable to true "phans" and slightly strange to others.
    • An earlier Phantom plushie was one of the monsters in the Universal Monsters line of "beanies." His mask was separate from his face, but its nose was "stuffed," and he lacked a "real" nose underneath!
  • The Discworld Emporium has a range of plushies including the Death of Rats, the Librarian, Greebo, Death (with kitten), the Luggage and a rat-onna-stick. A Librarian in the 2014 Convention T-shirt was available at the Con.
  • Warrior Cats: Since the characters are all cats, it was only natural that the series would release official plushies once they started selling merch.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger plushies exists. There were plushie toys of Zyuranger when it was airing (that even appeared in a late episode). And they are even battery powered too!
  • There are even plushies for some Kamen Rider series too, culminating in the creation of Lovekov, which debuted after plushies for both Kamen Rider Jeanne and Sakura Igarashi were made for purchase.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Adipose from the episode "Partners in Crime" exist. There are plushie Adipose. (In his memoir The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies humorously notes he lost an absolute fortune in merchandising by creating the Adipose whilst under contract to the BBC.)
    • Soon to come are plushie Daleks! Quite possibly the cutest thing that will ever EXTERMINATE you. Also available is a plushie TARDIS.
  • Angel: Smile Time
  • Odd in-universe example/subversion: In one episode, Earth insists that Babylon 5 put a gift shop on board. The thing that finally kills it is when Ivanova shows Captain John Sheridan a teddy bear dressed up in baseball attire, with a Babylon 5 cap and a baseball uniform listing his name as "Bearbylon" and his number as 5. Sheridan finds it cute, until he sees the initials "JS" stitched to the front. He spaces the teddy bear posthaste. The bear was a gift to J. Michael Straczynski, from a friend who knew all about JMS's hatred of all things cute and cuddly. The spacing was retribution for the gift. And it gets better: said friend was Peter David, whose Space Cases subsequently had the crew find the bear and wonder about what sort of person would throw it into space...
  • The conveyor belt round in The Generation Game always featured a cuddly toy as one of the items.
  • From The Big Bang Theory comes a plush made out of one of their more Memetacular moments: the Soft Kitty!
  • Barney & Friends centers around a stuffed animal named Barney that kids imagine into a real, adult-sized dinosaur. During its run, many plush versions of him were released, some of which had functions from glowing in the dark to interacting with the television show, VHS tapes and computer games based on the show. There were also plush dolls of Barney's pals Baby Bop and BJ.

    Music 
  • For electronica fans, Monstercat have a plushie of their mascot up for grabs.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Masked luchadora Lady Pink is known for taking a plushie masked luchadora everywhere she goes and hugging it tightly when happy.
  • Things were most definitely not better in SHINE, but Kimberly thought so. Losing a match with Leva Bates, the only wrestler in SHINE willing to team with Kimberly, when Leva's theme happened to be The Cat in the Hat, to Made In Sin caused Kimberly to attack Leva and rip the head off of Leva's Thing doll. The next year Kimberly found the doll, sewed it back together and promised to destroy Leva for "hurting" it. Kimberly's efforts resulted in Leva putting her in a literal straight jacket, but once Kimberly was illadvisedly let out of it she started collecting Thing dolls, hauling ever larger amounts of them to the ring to share with her opponents. From this we learned Mercedes Martinez had a soft spot for plushies, though she refused to accept any from Kimberly, agreeing with Leva that Kimberly was a psychopath.
  • Also in SHINE, Solo Darling, who was giving out Christmas presents, was given a plushie...that Better Than You cut the head off of before it got to her.
  • This picture from Allysin Kay's Instagram shows her with her own Funko Pop! figure.
  • Downplayed with Wrestling's Hottest Couple, Ever! (Chasyn Rance & Santana Garrett), who were gifted a masked luchador plushie by a fan at a Barbuda show and considered selling him, as he was taking up too much space on the road (or sea in this case).

    Puppet Shows 
  • In Sesame Street, some of the characters have favorite stuffed animals. Big Bird has a teddy bear named Radar, Elmo has a stuffed toy called Baby David, and Julia has a stuffed rabbit named Fluffster. Only Radar was made into a real plush, but there are tons of Sesame Street stuffed animals of most of the main cast available.
  • The Noddy Shop: One of the toys in the titular shop is Bonita Flamingo, who is a stuffed carnival toy. Warloworth also is a stuffed weasel that lives in a jack-in-a-box with cute button eyes. None of these characters were made into actual toys, and only the characters from the stories the kids told were made. Oddly enough, the Bumpy Dog plush that appears in some episodes was the actual GUND plush of said character.

    Software 
  • VOCALOID has a lineup of plushies based on the Crypton-produced Vocaloids. Especially of note is Tako Luka, who has seven different versions, each varying in facial expressions (smile, calm, drooling, etc.)

    Tabletop Games 

    Toys 
  • The Matoran exist. There used to be plushie avatars of them on BZPower. Don't know if the plushies still exist though, that was a long time ago.
  • GIANTmicrobes are viruses, bacteria, and other microbes in stuffie form. Scary disease-causing agents are less scary as fluffy plushes!
  • For the children, or inner children in the audience, SLAM Buddies create plushie dolls in the likness of professional wrestlers for said wrestlers to then sell to whoever is interested.
  • Several Tamagotchi characters have plushes, including Mametchi, Memetchi, and Kuchipatchi.
  • Zombie plushies
  • The list of most geeky plushies ever.
  • Pretty much anything on Toy Vault could qualify but some worth mentioning include monsters, swear bears, Egyptian gods, and nightmares.
  • Build-a-Bear shops allow you to choose a toy and help to stuff it yourself. Several other, smaller companies do this as well.
  • Squishables are plush toys with a distinct round-bodied design. Animals available range from very common (such as kittens and unicorns) to creatures that can be hard to find in plush form (like jellyfish and sparrows), and fans can vote for which designs will be produced next.
  • This trope is the reason Squishmallows exists. They are marshmallow shaped (hence the name), and they even make Disney Princess characters really adorable and huggable too, among others!

    Video Games 
  • Fruitbat Factory, along with Orange_Juice and collaborating with Symbiote Studios, opened a Kickstarter campaign to produce 100% Orange Juice! plushies of Suguri and Marie Poppo. The campaign was very successful, which was funded within three days and gained much more funding to also produce plushies of Hime, QP, Star Breaker and Sora, and each plushie came with their own set of cards from the game and accessories to boot. Another successful Kickstarter campaign led to plushies of Saki, Marc, Ceoreparque, Aru, Alte and Tomomo being made.
  • There are also Angry Birds plushies as well, of every bird and pig in the game! See here.
  • Animal Crossing - there is basically a plush of most, if not all, of the characters in the game, including your neighbors and even your avatar. There's even a jumbo Isabelle plush being made- Japan only unless you're willing to go the import route, of course.
  • Virus plushies make an appearance in Brass Restoration. Kouri is a big fan, and cheerfully sings their theme song: "We hurt people's bodies, eat their lives, and we go on~"
  • These are known as "norndolls" in the Creatures fandom. Certain editions of Creatures 2 came with variously colored plush norndolls, but many fans have also made their own, and it was a popular craze within the fandom for a while.
  • There have been two plushies made based on Crypt of the NecroDancer: the Shopkeeper by IndieBox, and Cadence by Fangamer.
  • Dewy's Adventure came with a plushie of the main character for those who preordered the game. Said main character was already sickeningly adorable, but the plushie just made it more so.
  • Inverted with Die Anstalt - the Flash game is the more recognizable aspect, but the game was created to go with its corresponding plushies, not vice versa.
  • The Cacodemon from Doom has had two notable plushies made in its honour, namely Hissy and Pixel.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: A plushie has been made of the Dragonborn used in promotional materials.
    • The Elder Scrolls Online: Plushies of several creatures from the game have been made available: mudcrab, guar, fledgling gryphon, bull netch, and betty netch.
  • Fangamer.com have made plenty of plushies of different video game characters, including Shantae (here), Madeline and Badeline (also here), Snake and Otacon (here) and Banjo and Kazooie (here). Even freakin' Artorias gets a plush!
  • Final Fantasy:
  • Both Five Nights at Freddy's games have this In-Universe: on the first game's Android version, you can buy plushie versions of Bonnie, Chica, and Freddy to sit on your desk. The second game has those same plushies at the Prize Counter, and if you beat one of the custom nights, you can unlock not only those plushies, but toys/plushies of some of the new animatronics as well.
    • This trope is also used in the fourth game, to varying degrees. Playing it straight is the plushies the protagonist owns, who he refers to as "[his] only friends". In fact, the Fredbear plush tries to help him out in between nights. Inverting it is Plushtrap, who can, and will, jumpscare you.
  • From Genshin Impact, we have a plushie version of everyone's favourite emergency food rations, Paimon. Doesn't she look cute?
    • There's also Baron Bunny, a plushie made in Amber's likeness that also appears in some of her moves.
  • Guild Wars fans can now purchase a limited edition Charr plushie in anticipation for Guild Wars 2!
  • In Hades, getting your bond deep enough with certain characters will have them gift you a Chthonic Companion. They're noted to be extremely rare items created by Nyx, given as gifts as a symbol of sharing a deep bond, and they're used in-game to summon Assist Characters. They look like plushies.
  • From Valve, we have Headcrab plushies.
  • Harvest Moon traditionally gives out plushies for preorders, traditionally of farm animals or pets available in the game itself (examples include dogs, chickens, sheep, pigs, ducks, pandas, and for the series' 25th anniversary, extra-sized cows). With the split between translator Natsume and developer Marvelous, both successor series in Western markets (Natsume-developed Harvest Moon and Marvelous-developed Story of Seasons) are now offering their own preorder plushies.
  • While no actual plushies of its characters have been made (at least, not yet), both HuniePop and its sequel feature In-Universe plushies as gifts that can be given to your dates. Their effects run the gamut from converting certain tokens on the field into another type to increasing the passion level depending on how many of a certain kind of token there are on the field.
  • Plutia from Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory certainly has a thing for plushies, overlapping with Girls Love Stuffed Animals. Not only does she make plushies of her friends in her spare time, she also uses them as weapons in battle.
    • In addition, Idea Factory has a plushie of... the Nepgeardam robot of all things available on their European store herenote .
    • And now, exclusively on ebten, there's plushie versions of the four main CPUs and their Candidate sisters, as shown here.
    • Following the Nepgeardam plush, Idea Factory have now released plushies of the main CPUs in their HDD forms. Don't they look cute, sleeping like that?
  • One of the Clash Quotes in Injustice 2 has Harley Quinn clashing with Atrocitus, and she claims he would make a "darn cute plushie". Atrocitus' response is a bemused and booming "What...is a plushie?!?"
  • Some Kingdom Hearts characters are available in Super-Deformed plushie form, including the series' resident Eldritch Abomination, the Shadow Heartless. Even Xemnas has his own plushie.
    • In-universe, in Kingdom Hearts χ, every Keyblade wielder has a Chirithy, a cute feline Exposition Fairy companion. Though it isn't immediately apparent in the game's Super-Deformed art style, later appearances make it obvious that they resemble living plush dolls. This was deliberately invoked by their creator, the Master of Masters, who designed them to be as cute as possible so that their partners would bond with them more easily.
  • What's cuter than Kirby? Kirby plushies! [1] [2]. Also Meta Knight, King Dedede, Waddle Dee, even Zero Two get treatment as well.
  • Latch from Lethal League got a plushie of himself made, as shown here (now sadly sold out).
  • LittleBigPlanet is a little bit different about its plushies. See, you play as a Sackboy/girl, who is a living, customizable, and completely adorable plushie. Defictionalization ahoy!
    • Then there was a real plushie on Think Geek, until it sold out and was removed.
  • Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete came with a Ghaleon punching puppet as a preorder bonus.
  • Mass Effect: Fan-made Garrus plushies!
    • And now Sanshee have made official plushes of Garrus, Grunt and Mordin. See here.
  • Those that backed at least $175 USD towards Mighty No. 9 would get a large mascot Xel plushie with their other physical rewards.
  • Plushies based on Minecraft's mobs have been made. One Creeper plush even goes "SSSSSSSSSSSS" when squeezed!
  • The Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition of Ni no Kuni for the PS3 came with a plushie of Drippy. Appropriately enough, because he was trapped in the form of a plush doll in the beginning of the game (though the plushie itself resembles his "real" form).
  • Saffron of One Step From Eden has had a plushie of her made. It even appears as a hazard in her boss fight!
  • There are plushies of Teddie from Persona 4.
    • Are they made from 100% natural Teddie fur?
    • There have been plushies of Izanagi and Jiraiya as well. They're cute! ...in a weird way.
    • Now there are plushies of Chie, Yukiko and Kanji by Sanshee here.
  • In some Pokémon games, you can buy plushies in-game to decorate your character's bedroom/secret base. They have plushies for some of the most unlikely of Pokémon, such as Duskull. The move Substitute depicts a generic monster plush doll as a decoy to take hits for your monsters. You can now buy one of your own.
    • This has extended to in-website purchases (using berries) and monthly giveaways on the Dream World website.
    • They actually combined the regular cuteness of plushies with the Pokémon being Super-Deformed. So much Squee.
      • As a quick search on Amazon.com can show, Japan keeps all the good ones (usually from Pokémon Center).
      • America has received some of these hopelessly cute plushies under the name "Pokédolls".
    • Bucking the trend of plushes being a small version of a fictional character, there is the hilariously huge life-sized Furret, 6 feet of adorable smiling fluff. It literally is large enough to require its own side of a bed. That said, the jumbo Furret plush constantly sells out in spite of its $350 asking price (and that's not including shipping). It has since been joined by the fleecy life-sized Mareep and the ever-suffering life-size Psyduck.
  • After many unofficial plushie companion cubes from Portal (proving the notion of the Companion Cube trope), Valve finally released official ones.
  • Back during Compile's run with the Puyo Puyo series, plushies of characters such as Arle, Carbuncle, Suketoudara, Witch and Satan were made. One such Arle plush had a rather unflattering appearance, complete with Kubrick Stare, to the point that it would become a meme.
    • SEGA themselves have also made plushies of their own, usually consisting of the Puyos.
  • Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon comes with a plushie of Raiho, the adorable (and very popular) fourth-wall-breaking Bonus Boss of the first game, as a preorder bonus. Fans are so excited about this plushie that many people have joked that it's "a plushie that comes with a free game" rather than the other way around.
    • Plushie Raiho is also limited to the first print of the game. The deluxe packages are numbered, and Atlus won't reveal how many there are (though enthusiastic buyers have confirmed that there are over 40 thousand in circulation). It also won't be sold separately.
  • Everyone from Samurai Shodown 2 has the ability to turn into immobile small plushie versions of themselves, complete with a keychain. These were actually there to act as a tie-in for SNK's keychain dolls that were made for their crane machines.
  • Similarly to Fangamer, there's Sanshee, who make plushies based on characters from games such as Freedom Planet, Stardew Valley and Skullgirls.
  • Plushies of Shovel Knight and his supporting cast have been made, such as this one by Symbiote Studios (alongside the Enchantress and Black Knight) and one by Fangamer.
  • Li'l Pyramid Head.
  • Good Smile have released plushies of Slime Rancher's slimes through their "For Fans By Fans" division, as seen here. There are also ones for the Hen Hen, Roostro and Chickadoo and even one for the Drone.
    • In-Universe, some of the Slime Toys you can give to your slimes also happen to be plushies based on certain things related to their type, such as the Buzzy Beenote , the Stuffed Chickennote , the Sol Matenote  and the Stego Buddynote .
  • There are possibly hundreds of Sonic the Hedgehog plushies out there, because who doesn't to hug a Badass Adorable Inkblot Cartoon Style Amazing Technicolor Animal Superhero? Most notable are the plushies of characters such as Bean and Bark, who haven't been seen in over a decade, plushies of non-animal characters, like Metal Sonic and Gamma, plushes of non-game characters, plush Chao, and life size plushies of Sonic. There are even one or two of Dr. Eggman. Disappointingly there isn't an official defictionalization of the in game plushie of the Tails Doll from Sonic R.
  • Splatoon: What's cuter than an Inkling? A plushie Inkling, of course! And plushie squids, and plushie Callies and Maries, and...
  • Some fans of StarCraft made a Reaver plushie.
  • Blanka's Story Mode in Street Fighter V consists of him trying to sell a plushie version of himself called "Blanka-Chan". Not only is it an unlockable costume for him, thanks to Defictionalization it can now be bought off Capcom's store!
  • Super Mario Bros. plushies. Also Peach, Bowser, Wario, Yoshi, Koopas, Shy Guys, Goombas, Boos... Just run a search on Amazon for them.
    • On a related note, the Yarn Yoshi and Yarn Poochy amiibo figures from the Yoshi's Woolly World line are plushies woven from yarn, instead of being made of plastic like the majority of other amiibo figures. There's even a much larger version in the Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, which is about the size of an average teddy bear.
  • And for Team Fortress 2, Valve presented the sticky bomb plushie.
  • In-game in The World Ends with You, Mr. Mew is both an infinity plus one plushie and an improbable weapon.
  • There are a vast amount of Touhou Project plushies out there, with the most notable ones being the Fumo Fumo series, to the point that memes have spawned surrounding them.
  • Undertale has plushies of most of the main cast, but the official ones from Fangamer.com have some pretty adorable ones of Toriel, Sans, Papyrus, and the Tem shop owner.
  • One of the weirder plushies offered is Plushie KV-2 from World of Tanks. Yes, The Dreaded One-Hit KO-ing Russian Death Fridge is now available as an adorable squishy toy.
  • There are numerous Yogg-Saron plushies made by fans who took a liking to him. Yogg-Saron does seem to have an odd kind of popularity among World of Warcraft players.
  • A worrying trend, and a popular fan-project (likely due to the simple design of the character), among fans of Yume Nikki is to make plushies of Uboa. Nothing quite like cuddling with an eldritch terror.
    • An official plush of Madotsuki has been made by Fangamer, as seen here. Doesn't she look cute, brandishing her knife like that?

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  • On Neopets there were plushie versions of the paint brushes. There is even a paint brush that turns neopets into plushies. It is very expensive. Also just about everything and everyone in Neopets, from the Real Life founders, to various kinds of food both in the real world and on the site.
  • And finally, for all you New Media creators out there who want to get in on the game, CustomPlush.com is here to serve all your squeezable Merch needs! They require a minimum run of 500 units, so this is definitely for creators, not fans.
  • You can collect plushies of just about anything in Subeta. Pets, pies, poop (no seriously), potions...
  • AlternateHistory.com once started the Sealion World Tour (still going on in 2010). The members send a plush sealion named Sealion from one member to another, who'll take pictures and post them on the forum. At the moment, Sealion has already visited three continents (North America, Europe, Asia) and about a dozen different countries. And South America is where he is now.
  • BGroup is currently collecting donations to fund the creation of a talking plush version of the demonic main character of their Reincarnation series.
  • Rather disturbingly, a plushie for SCP-096 has been successfully funded on Makeship, as seen here. Hopefully seeing this thing's mug won't cause the real one to chase you down and do God knows what to you...
  • The "Don't Turn Me Into Marketable Plushies" meme mocks this trope, in which a character pleads to not be turned into a plushie, but gets turned into one against their will.
  • Uncyclopedia satirizes this trope with their page on plushies, depicting them as savage, barbaric aliens from another planet bent on galactic domination.
  • Would you beleive that Sonic.exe has plush toys too? Granted, making a Sonic.exe plush isn't hard (take a standard Sonic plush, colour its eyes black and red, paint blood on it, done), but they've existed - non-officially, obviously - ever since the 2010's. And the odd thing is, a lot of them aren't that bad.
    • After Sonic.exe became...slightly more respected through the Friday Night Funkin' mod, they've only gotten more prolific and more variable in number, now including other characters from the mod. These include Soul Tails and, amusingly Lord X of Sonic PC Port fame. His creator owns a good number of them.

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  • There have been numerous Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers plushies, but plushie-sized figurines of Monterey Jack and Gadget have only ever been made once. These figurines made by Applause aren't even true plushies with their vinyl heads and paws, and Gadget doesn't contain a square inch of plush at all; nevertheless, it's known as "the Gadget plushie". But since these figurines have ceased to be manufactured long ago, and since there isn't any alternative, it is her who is the most expensive by far. Chip and Dale as Rescue Rangers can still be acquired as true plushies at every Disney theme park, though.
  • In-universe, we see a binome with a Guardian Bob plushie in one of the later seasons of ReBoot.
  • Another in-universe example: Heloise on Jimmy Two-Shoes has several Jimmy plushies as part of her Stalker Shrine.
  • My Little Pony (G3) has some, mostly made by companies sub-licensed by Hasbro themselves, then sold under Hasbro's own name.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has a number of plushies, and before there were very many, there were already many fans capable of making plushies of their own. While the fans' plushies are of course a whole lot more show accurate, and while they're based on several variations of characters ranging from the Mane Six to background ponies and even Lauren Faust's pony avatar herself, they're also handmade one-of-a-kind pieces, and if they're sold, it's for very high prices. One fan is famous for making high-quality plushies of the main characters in their Gala dresses which include embroidered eyes and cutie marks and which sell for four-digit prices.
    • In fact, while embroidered eyes and cutie marks have started in the fandom, as have manes and tails show-accurately modeled in one piece, this has mostly been taken over by the commercial plushie making companies.
    • Typical from merchandising overload, there's no less than 4 companies making officially licensed FiM plushes (Funrise, Nici, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Aurora). There may be more. The first wave of plushes were also made by companies sub-licensed through Hasbro and sold under Hasbro's own name.
    • At larger German and a few other European brony events including the GalaCon convention, so-called "PlushieCons" are becoming a tradition. They're organized gatherings of usually dozens upon dozens of pony plushies, both commercial and fan-made, which are put on display together in a room or hall. Comparatively many bronies attend these events in company of at least one plushie anyway, so they can check them in early and get them back the next day after PlushieCon.
      Just to give you some impressions of PlushieCon: The one at GalaCon is slowly approaching 700 plushies. This was PlushieCon at 2015 GalaCon, this was it in 2017. You may also want to check out Equestria Daily's report on 2017 GalaCon: 665 plushies at PlushieCon, and there were still plushies in the audience.
    • In 2012, the demand for plushies was so high (before almost everyone had at least one) that it took two vendors at GalaCon with only 400 congoers less than 15 minutes to sell all of their more than two dozen plushies. There were more plushies in 2013, but even these sold out quickly.
    • How about Alice Cooper meeting himself as a pony plushie?
    • In-Universe example: "Castle Sweet Castle" confirmed fan theories that Spike has his own Rarity plushie.
  • Plushies of the main six from Recess were made back in 1998-2001 with two sets. One was made by Mattel in 1998, and were sold at Toys "R" Us, K.B. Toys, Target, and Walmart, among others. Another set was made by Disney Consumer Products in 1999 and were only sold at The Disney Store (and some stores in the Disney Parks). The differences between the two were that the Mattel ones had vinyl heads, which the Disney ones didn't and were all plush, and that The Disney Store ones were much more expensive.
  • Like Recess above, the Disney version of Doug also had two sets of plushies; one by Mattel and one by Disney Consumer Products. The only characters made were Doug, Patti, Skeeter, and Porkchop. Herman from Doug's 1st Movie was also sold at Walmart for a little while.
  • The Real Ghostbusters included a hand-puppet of Slimer and a large plushie of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (inevitable, really) among its figurines, vehicles, and role-play props.
  • Plushies based on South Park's main four boys as well as other characters have been made.
  • There's probably dozens of SpongeBob SquarePants plush that exist at the moment, and while most are Beanie Babies, there are some made by Mattel, Nanco, Build a Bear, Fisher Price, Jakks Pacific, and Just Play that were (or are currently), on shelves in local toy stores.
  • In Rugrats, each of the babies has a favorite stuffed animal. Tommy has a lion named Henry, Chuckie has a bear named Wawa and Kimi has Superthing. There were also stuffed dolls of the babies themselves as well as Reptar, including some that had special functions like talking or color changing in water.
  • Magic Adventures of Mumfie had stuffed animals that are rather hard to find of Mumfie, Scarecrow and Pinkey. Mumfie was made in three sizes, Pinkey was made in two sizes and Scarecrow was made in just one size. Given that the original source material of the cartoon was about a stuffed elephant who was sent to the human world, this would be considered a Defictionalization.
  • The VeggieTales silly song "Endangered Love" shows Larry watching the titular sitcom featured in the song with a plush of his favorite character, Barbara Manatee.

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  • Food in felt plush form. Japan has also made plushies of the ideal shape of poo.
    • Subeta have heavily parodied both situations as items. When you get a taco beanbag, and a ham plushie, it's just because they love this trope.
  • Airbus A380s exist. You can buy plushies of Singapore Airlines A380s aboard Singapore Airlines flights.
  • Anybody want plush Giant Microbes? You can get them here! They even have plush sperm and egg cells wearing blue and pink bows, respectively.
  • Or how about these lovely d20s for your mirror? Careful about this one, folks; he'll bite your ankles off! And be even more careful of this one... looks pretty vicious, doesn't it? If only they made a plush Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch... oh wait... THEY DO!!
  • The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild presents...Little Thinkers. Who wouldn't want a Nietszche doll?
  • Gamestop has now released a plushie of their bunny mascot. It even has a voice chip in it.
  • Any animal or popular fictional creature can have a plushie. They don’t have to be soft and fluffy in real life, like a mammal.
    • Plushies of marine animals also exist, including octopuses, orcas, and sharks. Just do a google search to see for yourself.
    • There are even plushies of reptiles. Go Figure. The same goes for amphibians and bugs.
    • Also extinct creatures. Dinosaur and mammoth plushies are a staple of museum gift shops, but if you look in the right places you can also find things like Palaeozoic Pals - yes, that link isn't fooling you, you can buy cuddly stuffed animals of the critters that existed before the dinosaurs and show them all the love they deserve.
  • Manhattan Toy Company used to make a line of plush vehicles which you can ride on (and sleep with if that’s your kind of thing). They’re quite rare nowadays tho.
  • There are plushies based on the monsters from Lovecraft. Evil has never looked so cute.
  • Way back in the '80s and 90s, most of the major stores that had mascots usually sold plushies. For example, a (long-defunct) hardware store called "Handy Andy" once sold 12"-tall dolls of Andy himself. Also, at some point in the mid-90s, Empire Carpet note  offered a plush version of the Empire Carpet Man as a call/mail-in premium!
  • Several 99 p and Dollar type stores sell plush vehicles for children and sometimes includes things such as a Plush Abrams style MAIN BATTLE TANK.
  • SpaceX's maiden launch of their Crew Dragon capsule sent a "super high-tech microgravity indicator" (a plush of the Earth that would start floating around the cabin in space) up to the space station. It was named Little Earth, and it stayed in space when the capsule came home.


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