Now that these Squishmallow plush toys are common, it means all kinds of crossovers. Pokemon and Sonic the Hedgehog characters already had their flip. Now, the newest assortment entails a Godzilla Squishmallow collaboration. Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla, and Rodan are all a part of the preliminary 4. After discovering two a neighborhood retailer, I used to be pleasantly shocked to see how sturdy the likenesses are, in addition to how pleasant they give the impression of being on this incarnation.
Each the Godzilla and Mothra Squishmallows I picked up are a part of the 8” toy line. This makes them a bit too small to make use of as an precise pillow, just like the Pikachu variant. They’re extra of an ornamental piece like a throw pillow or one thing to hug. (Each had been a bit too tall to position on my regular stuffed animal shelf with some Animal Crossing and Story of Seasons plush, as they’d dominate the opposite two.) However they match nicely on a desk or positioned on my desk chair after I’m not utilizing it.
The standard on each plush is slightly good. Every one is gentle and well-made. Godzilla has quite a few spines alongside his again, main all the way down to his tail. He additionally has a pleasant, toothy smile to him. I’d say I used to be extra impressed with Mothra, by way of high quality. There are such a lot of various kinds of materials used, the eyes’ materials has a gradation to it. Plus, as a nod to being a large moth, her abdomen is kind of fluffy. The one knock towards her I’d say is that the wings might have been a bit greater, as whereas displaying you may barely see them.
The extent of element and additional consideration to Mothra’s design additionally means it’s the extra instantly recognizable of the 2. Even with out seeing the wings, anybody conscious of Godzilla and the existence of those Squishmallows impressed by it will in all probability be capable to inform who that is. In the meantime, Godzilla can look a bit extra like a generic dinosaur that occurs to be the identical shade as Godzilla. Until you flip it round and see the three rows of spines down the again, you may not catch which character it’s.
I believe what I appreciated most about it’s simply having a pleasant type of Godzilla toy. I grew up watching the older films with my grandfather, but it surely appeared after I was a child that almost all objects concerned plastic toys and figures that didn’t enchantment to me. Granted, now I do have an area adorned to such issues, however getting an extra choice, particularly with Mothra being among the many introduced batch, meant an opportunity to get a type of stuffed animal I’d have beloved when youthful.
Each the Godzilla and Mothra Squishmallows are attention-grabbing choices that basically supply an additional choice for individuals who need merchandise primarily based on the collection, however maybe no more conventional objects. Each are completely all-ages kinds of collectibles. They’re an excellent measurement the place they aren’t obnoxiously giant, however could possibly be a pleasant accent on a sofa or mattress. Additionally, whereas Godzilla could possibly be mistaken for some type of unrelated, prehistoric creature, the likenesses are nonetheless usually good. Particularly within the case of Mothra, who is kind of distinctive. They’re a enjoyable additional choice.
The Godzilla 8” Squishmallow assortment is now out there, with Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla, and Rodan at locations like Studying Categorical and Toydrops for $15-20.