Fugglers!This page is all about Fugglers. Do you know what a Fuggler is? Well, if you don't, you about to learn.
Now, unless you are familiar with popular toys, you may have no idea what a Fuggler is. So, let's explore the world of Fugglers. First, you easily may pick up some Fugglers at Amazon.
The Fugglers website describes Fugglers thusly:
Fugglers are funny-ugly monsters that will ruin your life and warm your heart with their mischievous antics and straight-up bonkers appearance. They're hard-wired to wreak havoc, but their shriveled little hearts can hold a little love for you, their humans.So, if you're feeling in the need for something mischievous, here you go.
Be careful, though - you don't "buy" Fugglers, you adopt them. And adopting is a big commitment.
The most distinctive thing about Fugglers is that they are plushies made with fake human teeth. Don't worry, they're not real human teeth... maybe.
Fugglers are made by Spin Master.
Some of the Fuggler teeth even glow in the dark.
People describe Fugglers as "creepy and cute."
Fugglers are not just for kids. Adults like them, too. If you find that to be perhaps a stretch, remember that people these days have emotional support dogs, emotional support cats, emotional support horses, emotional support cockatoos, emotional support squirrels... Put in that light, having a Fuggler or two around isn't so strange.
Every Fuggler comes in two sizes: medium (9 inches) or Large (12 inches).
Fugglers are intended for ages 4+. What that means is that if you are 45, don't worry about it, there's a Fuggler for you if you want one.
There are rare chase characters. These have golden buttonholes on the back. How rare they are, I cannot say, but everyone who gets a chase character brags about it. Oh, as to where to look for the golden buttonhole, it's usually spelled BUTTonhole. Maybe there's a clue in there for you.
Every Fuggler plush character has a unique toothy grin or grimace, or sometimes they just stick their tongue out at you.
Fugglers first became available in the Fall of 2018.
Some Fugglers have claws. You have to get a bigger one to get one with claws.
Deluxe Plush Fugglers measure 30 cm tall.
You can register your Fugglers adoption certificate on Fugglers.com.
Batteries are neither required nor included with Fugglers.
There are many stories online of parents who get Fugglers for their children, but then fall in love with them themselves. Hey, it happens.
Fugglers are soft to the touch and their hair is smooth. In a word, Fugglers are very huggable.
Fugglers are very well made, very durable, and should last for a long, long time.
Mrs. McGettrick of Canterbury, England designs Fugglers. Every Fugglers is machine/hand sewn and unique. The same template is re-used, but no two Fugglers are exactly identical due to different fabric, buttons, and other odds and ends.
You can find Mrs. McGettrick on Twitter.
Mrs. McGettrick also maintains an Imaginarium on Facebook.
On Flickr, Mrs. McGettrick says:
I am Mrs McGettrick. I like walks in the countryside, the smell of open fires, and buying artificial teeth on ebay to cram into the faces of monstrous creations, hewn from felt, fleece, or *mystery other*.Well, I'm glad that she cleared that up.
There is a verified Fugglers page on Instagram, too.
Mrs. McGettrick discloses some of her secrets on Deviant Art:
I create Fugglers from felt, fleece, velour, or mystery other fabrics I stumble across. Oh, and fake teeth. I saw someone selling a bag of them on eBay and was struck by the overwhelming urge to make teddy bears and shove human dentures into their mouths. This is my first ever hobby, unless you count losing at poker, or failing to catch fish.Well, failing to catch fish is a lot of fun sometimes.
Be forewarned: the teeth look very real. Kids love that.
Incidentally, Mrs. McGettrick is a very mysterious lady. Nobody knows anything more about her than what she tells us on her sites.
Let's clear up one misconception: Fugglers are not dolls. They are collectibles.
Mrs. McGettrick began her online business in 2010. She began her design by finding a bag of individual false human teeth on eBay. Well, never let a good thing go to waste, right?
Mrs. McGettrick says that she began her design by buying some second-hand teddy bears at charity shops. It turned out that such teddy bears were too scarce, however, so Mrs. McGettrick began making them herself.
By the way, did you know that teddy bears are named after President Teddy Roosevelt? I thought I'd just through that in. Anyway, back to our story.
Mrs. McGettrick recalls on her site:
The first attempts were terrible, but entertainingly so: uneven eyes, wonky teeth, obvious stitching, My husband was appalled, which further fueled my amusement.Well, if a design creeps out your husband, you're good to go!
Mrs. McGettrick began posting her design on Etsy. Demand took a while to pick up. But then, someone bought a Fuggler. Then another person bought a Fuggler. Pretty soon, Mrs. McGettrick was doing a lot of stitching.
By now, Mrs. McGettrick makes Fugglers full-time. So, while Fugglers have become wildly popular only recently, they actually have been around for a long time. I wonder if that first purchaser realizes how historic she was? And, yes, I'm assuming that it was a she. Prove me wrong.
Now, here's a little secret way that some parents are using Fugglers - they are taking their baby's teeth that come out and sewing them into the Fugglers. Isn't that cute?
However, please don't send Mrs. McGettrick your baby's teeth to sew into a doll. She already has enough teeth, thank you very much!