Xoddo: Designer Plush Humanoid Animal Thingies

It’s the Next Big Thing — designer plush animals.

Two photos of a Xoddo plush animal, one a digital rendering and the other a close approximation in reality. The animal is roughly square shaped with nubbin arms, legs and ears. The particular animal has red skin and orange suspenders with two eyeballs of different sizes, one eyebrow and a bird's beak.

Xoddo.com is the latest to enter the designer market with a streamlined operation. On its website, you drag and drop body parts, colors and accessories onto a predefined body shape, then order your plush creature. Xoddo dolls are reportedly made in America and delivery takes about two weeks.

The creatures come in two sizes using water-based soy inks:

  • Buddy size: 10" x 9" for $28, polyester fabric, polyfiber inside.
  • Beaner size: 5" x 4.5" for $18, polyester fabric, filled with plastic beads (polypropylene, the stuff that does not contain BPA or phthalates).

Correction: After reading this profile, Xoddos updated its website and sent a correction: the stuffed animals are indeed machine washable.

While I’d only use an organic plush for a mouthing baby, Xoddo is a cool idea for older toddlers and the website’s design interface is fun for playing around.

I’ve included below my own sad renderings… first, Cat-Rabbit, and then the closest approximation to my daughter’s existing plush Monster Pig.

Two digital renderings of Xoddo animals that I made. The first is a brown cat-bunny looking thing wearing a shirt and bunny slippers. The second is a pink pig-like animal wearing blue shoes.

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Update: If you order a Xoddo, tell them "thingamababy" referred you. For every 5 referred customers who buy a Xoddo, a coupon code for 1 free Xoddo will be credited that I will then be gifted to a domestic violence nonprofit in my area whose safe house recently burned to the ground. Kids of moms escaping violence could use a little cheer. E-mail me too, so I know who to credit when I post photos of the gifted dolls the kid(s) create.


4 Responses to “Xoddo: Designer Plush Humanoid Animal Thingies”

  1. Jennifer says:

    For the price, and the washability, still don’t want to spend my money on a stuffed animal. I would defintely spend for the Missing Monster, though, when the time is right.

    May 7th, 2008 at 7:32 am

  2. AJ says:

    (There’s a correction about washability just posted. See above.)

    May 7th, 2008 at 7:41 am

  3. Cindi says:

    Hi, I have been seeing this type of stuffed animals
    /monsters all over the internet! I can’t decide what I really think of them. Cindi

    May 7th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

  4. Patti says:

    I’ve never seen this before. I love them. I actually love the cat-rabbit… I might have to steal the idea. So cute!

    May 8th, 2008 at 8:05 am

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