Hello, everybody, and Happy Easter! :)
I just wanted to make an intro post here - I love plushies (always have) and I love the idea of this community! :)
Let's see - I'm 21, I love classic rock, animation/cartoons, Disney, and my favorite plushies to collect are dolphins, whales, crows, ravens, and raccoons - and of course, character plush!
Here are some of my current favorite "friends:"
On the top row is Jeremy from The Secret of NIMH - I'm really proud of Jeremy, bcuz I was looking for a plushie of Jeremy for literally years until I found one for a semi-reasonable price on Ebay. Next is Wreck-It Ralph, from the recent Disney movie...he's soft and cuddly, and his arms are long enough to wrap around someone's neck and shoulders and hug! <3 Next to Ralph is Vixey, an AA/American WeGo fox plush...yes, she's named after Tod's girlfriend in The Fox and the Hound
On the next row is CuddleWilt - CuddleWilt is a plushie of Wilt, my favorite character from the show Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
I'd wanted a plushie of Wilt ever since the show came out years ago, and I found CuddleWilt on Ebay just a little over two years ago. He's one of those plushies that goes with me on every trip and overnight. :) Then, there's Randall Boggs from Monsters, Inc...Randall was always my favorite character, and the Disney Store made a plushie of him just a few months ago (FINALLY!). Next to Randall are Fix-It Felix and Vanellope von Schweetz, also from Wreck-It Ralph (it's one of my favorite movies now). Then there's Bert Raccoon from The Raccoons
, and Suzy Ducken from the line of greeting cards and stationery by artist Suzy Spofford - I was around a lot of her art growing up, and Suzy's a nice reminder of my childhood in that way. :)
In the front row are my "smaller" but no less distinguished plushie friends. :) There's Rinco the eel, a gift from an online friend, Rebound from the new Pound Puppies show on The Hub, and Susie the Little Blue Coupe. Susie is another favorite Disney character of mine, and I was thrilled when they started making plushies of her in Japan - which is where she came from! :D The dog and rabbit, named Brownie and Lazy Mary, respectively, are plushies I've had since infancy - I got Brownie for my first birthday and received Lazy Mary in my Easter basket for my first Easter. :) Then there's two of my smallest friends, Hugmy (the little fellow with the grabby hands) and Truffles (the Blue Nosed Friends pig). Then there's my plushie of Mater from Cars
that I've had from 2006 (another one who goes everywhere with me) a small plushie of Fluttershy from My Little Pony, and Babs from Chicken Run
, who I've had since 2000. Then, in front of them all is Dory, my favorite stuffed dolphin, who not only goes with me on trips and overnights, but EVERYWHERE...as in, everywhere in my purse, backpack, or pocket. I have issues with depression and social anxiety, and she helps me feel calmer, not so alone, and more able to venture outside.
My plushies are not for sale unless otherwise noted. :)
Well, sorry my intro post turned out to be such a novel, lol...I look forward to meeting all of you, too! :)