GUND is unveiling a great line of plush toys at the 2011 New York Toy Fair. From Squaredy Cats and a Peek-a-Boo Bear, their new line is cute and cuddly. Some of the products are available now. You already know how much we love Squaredy Cats!
Here are a few of the new products for 2011:
Squaredy Cats – Coming February 2011
It’s about personality… it’s about mood… it’s about expression! Now the Squaredy Cats images popular on social networks like Facebook and Twitter are coming to life with a new line of plush from GUND, the world’s most huggable plush. Squaredy Cats offer fun and whimsical statements of courage and pride, designed for unique self-expression. Each Squaredy Cat has its own theme and plays off the phrase “scaredy cat.” They evoke self-esteem and empower young people with confidence to show what they are “not squared” to do. With an introduction of eight different cats, GUND Squaredy Cats make it easy for everyone to find a Squaredy Cat they can relate to.
Nuzzles, Coming March 2011
It is all about cuddling and comfort with Nuzzles, a new line that is “The only plush that hugs you back!”™ This new assortment of cuddly plush animals has a unique look with an oversized head and huggable body that is perfectly designed to nuzzle on necks.
Peek-a-Boo Bear, Coming March 2011
Little ones will giggle with delight as they play peek-a-boo with this adorable bear. Holding a cream-colored blanket, this beige soft plush bear will raise and lower his blanket to play a game of peek-a-boo when his foot is pressed. The bear’s mouth moves as he says “Peek-a-boo, I see you,” to the child.
Gridiron Fanatic – Coming Fall 2011
What better way to watch the game than having a hooting and hollering bear supporting football fans’ favorite teams? The ideal partner for watching the game together, Gridiron Fanatic screams “Touchdown!” and “Boooo!” on command with the press of a button on his foot. Gridiron Fanatic is also packed with several offensive and defensive sound effects and phrases [“Tackle somebody! Anybody!” and “Bears have an amazing sense of smell, and I smell a TOUCHDOWN!”], activated with a pat on his paws! Fans will never want to watch another game without Gridiron Fanatic.
Roaring Rex Dinosaur – Coming April 2011, Perfect for any dinosaur fan, this interactive dino brings prehistoric times to life with a comedic twist! Roaring Rex Dino is an interactive plush made of iridescent textured fabric that roars and tells jokes with the press of a button on his foot, all while moving his head and mouth. Sample phrases include “Roar! Did I scare ya? Roar! How bout now? No? Ah forget it.” and “Wanna learn to roar like I do? Stand up real tall, turn your head to the side and go ‘Ah Ah Achoo.’ Wait, that wasn’t right.”
Scrooge Bear and Caroling Mouse, Coming Fall 2011 – Get in the Christmas spirit this holiday season and leave the miserly feelings to Scrooge Bear. Press his left hand to see Scrooge Bear’s mouth move while he goes back and forth in holiday-themed banter with the Caroling Mouse sitting on his shoulder. As the cheery mouse sings “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” Scrooge Bear’s grumpy response is “Yeah but who’s going to clean my sidewalk? Bah, humbug.” Both Scrooge Bear and Caroling Mouse sing or say 12 different phrases… and wish everyone a Merry Christmas… and a Grumpy New Year! Perfect for anyone who needs a little humorous prodding to get in the holiday spirit.
Magic Message Elf, Coming Fall 2011- This holiday season, Santa’s little helper is all ready to make sure Santa knows exactly what kids want for Christmas. Press Magic Message Elf’s left hand and he will say, “Hi! Special messenger elf here ready to deliver a message to Santa! Tell me your list!” It will start recording as the kids tell the elf what is on their holiday list. When the elf’s right hand is pressed, kids will hear their list repeated back in a unique elf-like voice, and the elf will say, “I will make sure Santa knows just what you want!”