In 2010 UK duo Tado teamed up with Kidrobot to create their cutest plushie ever. Tako, named for the Japanese word for "octopus", featured big, embroidered kawaii eyes, a puckered mouth, a bandage on his forehead, ten arms (yup, octopi have arms, not tentacles), and plenty of suckers. This giant ball of adorableness stood an impressive 10 inches tall, perfect for displaying on your bed or shelf. And at $19.99, it was pretty much a no-brainer for any designer toy fans who have a taste for cute animals, especially considering how much work must have gone into getting all those suckers on there.
These days, Tako is a tough find. You'll have to reach to the depths of the Internet ocean to find one for a decent price. The only example I could find was $170. Oof! Keep fishin'.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:58amCome celebrate Kidrobot, the jewel of the Designer Toy community, with an all-out PARRRTY!! Featuring signings, live painting, giveaways, competitions and more! Meet the artists and sip on a beer, fueled by our friends at Lagunitas!
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:37pmThe DTA Dunny custom show is one of the most prestigious custom art toy exhibitions around. Created by Clutter and Kidrobot to celebrate the huge amount of talent in the industry, and support the annual Designer Toy Awards, it always offers a visual treat.
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:40pmAfter emerging from the darkest oceans, night has passed and the Sunrise OctoDunny has risen!