Animal Bag: A Storage Chair by Boon

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Someone has finally tackled the scourge of society: unrestrained stuffed animal proliferation. The Animal Bag by Boon looks like a bean bag chair, but is sold without a filler. You unzip a transparent flap and fill the bag with the hundred or so stuff animals inhabiting your home. Once it’s full, the bag is usable as a somewhat lumpy chair.

Marketing photo of the Animal Bag, a green beanbag-like chair with a girl sitting on it. Below it is a second photo showing a close-up view of the transparent flap where stuffed animals are stuffed into the Animal Bag.
There are three styles: oval, oval with attached ottoman and three conjoined circles. Each is machine washable. The Animal Bag is recommended for 2-years and up, with younger children I’m guessing being a suffocation risk for this type of seat.

When I was a new parent, I was smug in the belief I would never need a “storage solution” for stuffed animals. I simply wouldn’t buy any stuffed animals, living quite nicely off the few animals gifted to us by friends. I mostly succeeded, having purchased only one stuffed animal, but I didn’t realize two things.

First, most people don’t know what kind of age-appropriate gift to give a baby or toddler, so they give you stuffed animals on every special occasion.

Second, stuffed animals are born pregnant.

Right now, our animals sit in a plastic crate. When the animals exceed the crate’s limited storage capacity, secret police come in the night and take some away. This Animal Bag sounds so much more humane, hiding the animals, saving them from certain death.

Boon’s web site has a list of online retailers that carry its products, but the Animal Bag is new. I found it sold at Babygeared (it’s also at Amazon.com, but for $30 more at the moment). Target brick ‘n’ mortar stores sell several Boon products, so perhaps we’ll see the Animal Bag there by Christmas.

[tip via Parents Magazine]

Comments

5 Responses to “Animal Bag: A Storage Chair by Boon”

  1. Cathy says:

    Great idea (I hear you on the multiplying stuffed animals – plus we don’t have the restraint you do!) but … kind of pricy. Let me know if you find any cheaper knockoffs!

    November 3rd, 2006 at 12:09 pm

  2. Michelle (mom of 2 girls) says:

    Hello,

    I just wanted to mention that I checked around and these bags are not even available yet!

    I did find one store that is pre-ordering them: (SchoolDelay.com)http://www.schooldelay.com/webstore/index.php?target=categories&category_id=185

    I actually called the company and they said they are exptecting them at the end of November. I placed an order for 2 of the Oval bags! I am so excited to get them and give them to my two girls (3 and 7) at Christmas!

    Michelle
    mom of 2 girls

    November 12th, 2006 at 12:27 pm

  3. michelle says:

    I forgot to mention, the SchoolDelay.com site is the cheapest BOON bags that I found online.

    http://www.schooldelay.com/webstore/index.php?target=categories&category_id=185

    Sorry for the two posts in a row!!

    Michelle
    mom of 2 girls

    November 12th, 2006 at 12:31 pm

  4. Betty says:

    Hello,

    My 5 and 8 year old grandchildren absolutely love their Animal Bag,they both have one. It is an easy way to get them to clean the room!:) Thank you Boon.

    Betty

    November 14th, 2006 at 2:27 pm

  5. taylor and danielle - animal lovers says:

    Stuffing animals into this stinky little bag is so mean. They have feelings too!
    It is evil to squish those innocent teenie weenie little cutie patooties. And you people should be ashamed of yourselves! :(

    I’m calling Dora the Explorer!

    April 26th, 2008 at 7:09 pm