Sky-Bison Included for Scale

Kate and I have been watching DVD’s of the show Avatar: The Last Airbender via Netflix for a while now. Around the originally predicted due date for SteelyKid (that is, a week and a half before she actually arrived), we were joking about what she could possibly be waiting for. During one episode, she squirmed really impressively during a scene featuring Appa the sky bison, and I suggested that she was holding out for a bison of her own.

I made a sweep through local toy stores, but failed to locate a bison. Of course, they do sell plush bison on the Internet, so I ordered a “sixteen-inch” plush Appa. The scare quotes are because… Well, here’s a picture:

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Bear in mind, SteelyKid is 20 inches in length. I’m not sure what dimension of the ginormous bison is 16″– across the horns, maybe?

At Kate’s baby shower, we got a great big teddy bear, and we had been thinking of using it as a standard reference for a photo series of SteelyKid (one picture a week as she grows). Now I’m leaning toward using Appa as our reference plush animal instead.

Comments

  1. #1 chezjake
    August 13, 2008

    The lateral stripes on Appa’s back and tail look like they’d make good scale references. Go for it.

  2. #2 Bob O'H
    August 13, 2008

    Hey, are you sure that’s a sky bison? To me it looks more like a ladybird larva that’s been training too much for the Olympics.

    SteelyKid is still cuter, though.

  3. #3 Melissa Hooper
    December 30, 2010

    Where can I get a sky bison? I’ve been looking everywhere online to get one of those!
    If you could e-mail me a website or anything, I’d be very grateful! :D
    Thank you!

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