Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Aminals Huggable Soft Dolls
They feature child-like crayon-style black line drawings with physical forms contoured to the shapes implied by the drawings.
The doll characters offered are a blue dad, purple mom, gold lion, tan dog, gray elephant, and a green dinosaur (who could double as a lizard).
Aminals appear to be child-inspired rather than child-drawn, as the company states they are “inspired by the creative lives of children and created for the future world that they are going to inherit.”
That’s probably a good thing considering that competitor FAO Schwarz’s examples of dolls genuinely based upon child-made drawings (Make My Own Monster Kit) are a bit pathetic looking. Meanwhile, Missing Monsters is another competitor that is based upon pre-supplied child preferences, rather than drawings.
Aminals are slated to enter the market this spring. So here are the big questions… If the price was right, would you buy one? Why or why not?
Update: I’m told the suggested retail price is $28.