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Squishmallows Star Wars R2-D2 Plush - Add R2-D2 to your Squad, Ultrasoft Stuffed Animal Plush Toy, Official Kellytoy Plush,White and Blue,10inch

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Get ready for a surprise with our mystery boxes. Collect all the adorable Squishmallows and grow your collection! Then there’s Chewbacca. While he’s the same shape as a human, his most recognizable features are animalistic. His nose is wide and flat like a dog’s; it’s even a bit connected to his mouth like a muzzle. Not to mention, he’s entirely covered in fur! Squishmallow focuses on animals, so translating Chewy’s features is no problem. Of the four choices and three sizes, I would choose the 20-inch Chewbacca as my favorite. Baby Yoda does come in at a close second, but I am far more interested in Chewbacca as a character than Grogu. The loyal best friend archetype has always been one of my favorites, so I’ve been a fan of the Wookie. inch Large Squishmallows - experience the ultimate snuggling experience with our largest collection of Squishmallows. To be fair, I don’t think there was a way for Kellytoy to make R2-D2 into a satisfying squishmallow. The soft sphere just doesn’t translate to hard robotics very well. Yet, the collection would feel far too small with just Chewbacca and Baby Yoda, droids are a huge part of the Star Wars universe, and BB-8 and R2-D2 are the most popular ones. So while their choices are understandable, they just didn’t work out. Pros

Then there are the droids. Their problem is that while they are non-human characters, their designs heavily rely on their silhouettes. You can look at the outline of pretty much any droid in Star Wars and identify it. Any good character design should have a distinct profile, but when there’s no face or clothing, that and the color palette are really all you have.

As someone who grew up watching the original trilogy, R2-D2 was always my favorite droid. They somehow managed to convey so much personality and sass with beeps, head swivels, and violent shaking. That’s why this squishmallow disappoints me so much. There’s not much special about the 10-inch plush. It has the same problems as the 5-inch, so I would only recommend it to the same groups of people looking for something larger. In fact, I’d recommend this one over the 5-inch cause at least this one would be huggable.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we were given some of the most recognizable character designs ever to exist. Some are cute, some are cool, and even people who have never seen the movies know who these characters are. As one of the most successful franchises of all time, it is nearly impossible to avoid having at least base-level Star Wars knowledge. I think R2-D2 looks the worst. Since Squishmallows are all made from one round shape, they are, essentially, all just heads. However, they never feel like that. The face positioning and body patterning make the plushes feel like a whole being. Their round shape and simplistic faces mean characters chosen to become plushies must have a design that would still be recognizable and pleasant to look at in orb form. This, typically, does not include humans. So the Star Wars line consists of the most popular non-human characters. Currently, there are only four official Star Wars squishmallows to choose from, Baby Yoda, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and BB-8. It’s not a large selection, and there are clear distinctions between the best and worst. Mostly based on how well they translate into squishmallow form. Not every character can become a squishmallow. Kellytoy released these characters in three sizes, 5-inch, 10-inch, and 20-inch. The 20-inch plushes, in particular, were a massive success. Enough so that when looking for the plush online without specifying a size, you’ll find mostly 20-inch with a few 10-inch ones scattered among them. To find a 5-inch plush, you have to search for it specifically. What Works and What Doesn’tThese four characters come from various Star Wars projects. Only Chewbacca and R2-D2 share an origin in the original trilogy. Then BB-8 comes around from the sequel trilogy and Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian. Guess the prequel trilogy didn’t have the right stuff to be included. Baby Yoda

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