Kids love cuddly plush toys, and kids love the creative expression of making things with building blocks too. What if there was a toy that combined the best of both worlds – the cuddle of stuffed animals with the creative output of building toys? We’re thrilled to discover Chimeras – a new line of plush toys that allows your little creative genius to build his own wacky stuffed animal critters with different interchangeable snap-in ears, arms, legs and wings each day as the mood strikes. Chimeras is the first toy design from Walrus Toys and they recently launched a Kickstarter to try to manufacture the first two sets of plush toys. If you love this idea as much as I do, support these guys on Kickstarter and order your very own set up Chimeras from the first batch!
What if a bat really wants to have giant elephant ears to match its wings? You’ll end up with a Batephant! What if a bunny wanted to swing on tree branches, but needed the monkey’s long arms? You’ll have a Bunkey. This is all possible with Chimeras and just imagine all the silly combinations your kid will come up with. For a pledge of only $25 or more, you’ll receive the two sets. With their just-announced Kickstarter campaign, Walrus Toys is even guaranteeing delivery for November — perfect for holiday gifts!
PS. We’ve published a story about designer Avik Maitra‘s work before here – our previous article about Avik was about kids making their own toys out of junk in Malawi. Nice to see him back in the world of toy design again!