Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is likely the most popular network cartoon aimed at adults currently on air. I hear people referencing the show while I’m just walking in public. So it’s a bit surprising that there are so few toys featuring Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s absurd characters. J!NX is fixing that with a new series of Rick and Morty plushies, though.
Made of super soft velboa - a type of faux fur - the ragdoll-style plushies accurately recreate the simple stylings of the cartoon’s character designs. Despite looking simple, each of the ten plushies has plenty of appointed details. For example, the human characters all sport actual shirts and pants, as opposed to just differently-colored fabrics. Rick’s lab coat is even removable. Embroidered facial details and big, plastic eyes complete each character. And while they of course can't stand on their own, it's easy enough to lean them against a vertical surface or put them in a sitting position.
Rick, in particular, is an outstanding plush. While the other plushies use velboa for hair, Rick has a stringy, shapeable material that you can style however you want. Topping off the hair, he even has his signature bald spot and a subtle bit of drool hanging from his mouth.
While the title characters are sure to be the biggest sellers, each one has its own characteristics that make it stand out, from Jerry’s stern look of disapproval to Mr. Poopybutthole’s hat. J1NX also made sure to keep the relative size of each plush true to the show. Rick measures in at 12 inches tall while Mr. Poopybutthole stands at a stout 7 inches. The current characters available are Rick, Morty, Jerry, Summer, two variants of Mr. Poopybutthole, and four variants of Mr. Meeseeks.
I could find no issues while checking quality control. All the stitching and seams are top notch, from the plushies themselves, to their clothing. So between the solid construction, great use of materials, and general designs, I’d say these absolutely warrant the $14.99 asking price.
You can pick up any or all of the Rick and Morty plushies over at J!NX’s official store, online retailers, and in stores now.
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