Our hedgehog came yesterday - so cute - we just love it. Thanks.
Thanks for letting us know! We only have a few of these left –
they are being discontinued. We hope you enjoy your new
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Customers had been asking us for deepwater fish, and for the longest time we couldn't find any. Finally we found some nice ones, and you've been discovering them! These are wonderful fun for kids, and have even been used in biology classes for props. Some have been discontinued by the manufacturer, but fortunately we have quite a number left in stock.
At the top is our viperfish, one of the most imposing, although one of the less true to life. He's creepy and looks like the monster from Alien, although he's actually perfectly safe. The greenish-white "thing" springing from his back actually glows in the dark. He is generally in keeping with a real fish from deep water, but is not perfectly accurate. You can read more about all of these fish by following the links in the deepwater fish section of our very popular fish page. Next comes the angler fish, another one popular with kids. After that, the barrel-eye fish or spookfish. At first we thought this fish was cartoonish-looking and not realistic, but in fact, it's the most true-to-life of the three top-pictured deepwater fish. Pictured lowest on the fish totem pole above is a 3-D puzzle of a frogfish. Frogfish don't live in deep water. They tend to be shallow-water fish (and I think I saw one under the mangroves while snorkeling in a scary spot in Panama) but they are related to the deep-water fish on this post, so we've included them together. As a puzzle, this fish is quite fun. You can take it apart and put it back together unlimited times. You can leave it out to look at when it's finished or pack it away in a plastic box that looks like a nautilus shell until you want to put it together again. These fish are all reasonably priced (quite inexpensive, check them out). The only one that has small pieces that could be a problem for very young children is the puzzle.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Online this giant anteater is classed among our "Edentates." Anteaters, along with pangolins, have no teeth (hence, "edentate"). We have other animals in this category also. Some belong there, some probably do not. If you can think of a better name for our Edentate category, please let us know. We had to categorize them for the web site one way or another. One fun thing about putting a new toy online is the chance to do some reading and research and learn about the animal. It's always fascinating! Animals come in such a variety of shapes and sizes, but also of habits and habitats, food needs and preferences, and abilities - some of which are quite astounding. Did you know that giant anteaters actually crush small insects such as termites with their STOMACH MUSCLES? Those are some ab crunches I'd like to simulate! Our stuffed anteater won't tear up your home looking for termites. You can feel confident that you'll have a friend rather than a handful of trouble when you take yours home today! Have fun!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Both stuffed animals are quite real-looking and are expected to be popular. In fact, one stuffed chinchilla is already going to a new home, and we just put it online yesterday. As of today, you could still be the first to take home our first pet (stuffed) mole! Any mole fans out there? We ship around the world! Take a look!