I would love to have a plush Anomalocaris, but this site is all in Japanese! Anyone know of an American source?


  1. #1 Milo Johnson
    July 30, 2007

    DITTO! Please post the source if you find it!

  2. #2 Bob L
    July 30, 2007

    That is almost as cool as Darth Tater.

  3. #3 K. Engels
    July 30, 2007

    I don’t ever recall seeing any daikaiju movies staring Anomarokarisu!?

  4. #4 Brownian
    July 30, 2007

    I can’t find any sites in English, but I found out Hank Fox can see into the future.

  5. #5 LM
    July 30, 2007


    That is precious! 😀 Gimme!

  6. #6 garth
    July 30, 2007

    my pal ikoi is reading the page, and it’s apparently custom-made to order, so you’d have to order it thataway.
    she says there’s not a price on the anomarokarisu but the toy car ones start at $250. that’s like eleventy billion yen or something, isn’t it

  7. #8 That other guy
    July 30, 2007

    You also might like to check out

  8. #9 MikeinJapan
    July 30, 2007

    Yeah those are custom ordered. In fact it seems like they can make just about anything you want as long as its not a person, trademarked character or your pet.

  9. #10 MikeinJapan
    July 30, 2007
  10. #11 Scott Hatfield, OM
    July 30, 2007

    PZ: Me too!

    A strange yen, frustrated by the strange yen.

  11. #12 VWXYNot?
    July 30, 2007

    This guy looks like a Vermicious Knid from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. I might have to get one.

  12. #13 Peter McGrath
    July 30, 2007

    You can see why theists think we’re as weird as all get out.

  13. #14 Dan
    July 30, 2007

    You could ask Mary Robinette Kowal. She’s a professional puppeteer, and she may be able to give you some ideas for either making your own, or she may know someone who could stitch one up for you.

    Other than that, I’ve got nothing.

  14. #15 BlueIndependent
    July 30, 2007

    SWEET. Can you get the eyes in a glow-in-the-dark color?

  15. #16 Stephen Wells
    July 30, 2007

    Plush Anomolocaris! KAWAIII DESU YO!

  16. #17 Concerned
    July 30, 2007

    Neat Cthulhu plushies, but Entertainment Earth’s privacy policy sucks. “You give us personal information, we flog it to half the planet.”

  17. #18 garth
    July 30, 2007

    concerned: that does suck. i should have grabbed stuff last weekend at the comic con instead

  18. #19 wÒÓ†
    July 30, 2007
  19. #20 Concerned
    July 30, 2007

    Sorry I didn’t make this one post, but the manufacturer can be found at and they have a list (bizarrely prefixed with a bunch of hex digit gobbledygook) of places to buy their products with much better privacy policies like and

    If you’re going to shop for Cthulhu plushies, there are better places to shop.

  20. #21 Jason
    July 30, 2007

    You could make your own Kiwa hirsuta (Yeti crab). Patterns and sewing instructions are free.

  21. #22 DaveW
    July 30, 2007

    I saw these instructions for making an origami Cthulu on BoingBoing.

  22. #23 Orpheus
    July 30, 2007

    Try Hobby Link Japan:

    They might be able to hook you up.

  23. #24 Euprax
    July 30, 2007

    This might the Pokeman Anorith, which according to Wikipedia was based on Anomalocaris.

  24. #25 Kseniya
    July 30, 2007

    Cool site about Anomalocaris

    LOL @ “strange yen”

  25. #26 Mena
    July 30, 2007


  26. #27 lulu
    July 30, 2007

    OMG, cuteness.

  27. #28 arachnophilia
    July 31, 2007

    why didn’t they have those when i was a child?!?

  28. #29 Heathen Dan
    July 31, 2007

    Bah, I’m still waiting for an Opabinia plushie. :p

  29. #30 maryd
    July 31, 2007

    That does look pretty ez to make. How big is it? How about if your put one of those voiceboxes inside– I have a baby otter that, when you squeeze it, cought, smooches, purrs, whines . . . it is a quantum leap forward, cuteness-wise. (What is the standard unit of cuteness?)

  30. #32 Scott Heath
    July 31, 2007

    The Royal Ontario Museum has a set of Burgess Shale critters in plastic that are darn neat:

  31. #33 Greg Peterson
    July 31, 2007

    Gawd, those giant microbe plushies are so cute. I ordered a brain cell. I saw PZ’s lecture on the brain not having a ghost, but if brain cells have cute expressions like that–one has to wonder. (I’m referring to the “dolls” at

  32. #34 Adam Peter Stein
    July 31, 2007

    OK, but is the Simplicity pattern on file somewhere? Could somebody with a ruler knock one up? My mom has a sewing machine . . . .

  33. #35 Will Von Wizzlepig
    July 31, 2007

    According to the ‘order’ page, the animal you want is available by request- that is, they don’t seem to make it and distribute it. I could be wrong, my Japanese is a bit rusty.

    I sent the maker’s info address and PZ an e-mail in Japanese and English asking how to order it.

  34. #36 Digger
    July 31, 2007

    Do they carry Hallucigenia too?

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  36. #38 weirdbuglady
    January 18, 2009

    I make lots of strange plush creatures as custom orders and have been asked for an anomalocaris recently – I’d be totally up for more orders!

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