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May 4, 2004

{     Uglydolls     }    

I love these things! Uglydolls are the "brain-children" of New Jersey based artists David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Back in 2001 they hand-made the first of the bunch named "Wage." Apparently David used to send Kim letters with the "Wage" character drawn on them, so Kim sewed a 3-D plush version of him and gave it to David as a gift. From there, they blew up into, in my opinion, the hottest plushes on the market. They are still made by hand, but now are mass produced to keep up with the demand (still by hand, using the same design and materials as the original). Since the "birth" they have upped the ante to nine uglydolls. All of which are incredibly cool and have a unique story behind them. I own Babo. Babo likes cookies and needs guidance and parenting. He likes to travel and he's always got your back. Originally they were only available at Giant Robot in Los Angeles, but now, they are available everywhere ... literally. I saw them at my local mall and this little corner shop clothing joint. They have a plastic version of the uglys in the making that you can view over at davidhorvath.com. And, Kid Robot has a now limited, soon to be mass produced key chain set of the Ugly dolls. Each one is a six inch version of the doll (Enter the contest at Kid Robot and win the set of 9). These are the coolest plushes in the world. I want them all. Contributed by Gary Kost

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I love Ugly Dolls! I heard Horvath had to get someone to produce a special fabric for him when they went into high gear producing these. The "fleecey" fabric is amazingly soft and cuddly despite it's kinda dirty lookin' appearance.
I haven't bought one yet because I know if I do I'll want all of them.

Posted by: Adam at May 4, 2004 5:30 PM

Same here. Already owning some Friends With You stuff, I'm afraid the neighborhood kids might think I'm a wuss if my couch is covered with stuffed pals. They can be so mean.

Posted by: Shane at May 4, 2004 6:11 PM

Babo's my boy. I take him places. He is actually in my car right now waiting for me to get out of work. Weird? Sure. But, he's cool as hell. They are addictive. I got one for my girlfriend. And now I am fiending for the small key chain ones.

I love the fabric tht they are made of. I should have mentioned that in the review.

Posted by: Gkost at May 4, 2004 7:21 PM

UglyDolls are amazing. I have Ice Bat (currently chilling next to my computer), and minis of OX and Tray. They're the cutest things, and it's adorable because boys can have them too (obviously, since I'm the only girl commenting here!). Either way, I can't wait to buy more of them. I remember being really surprised because in some movie trailor, there was a little boy with an Ice Bat stuffed toy, and I was like, woah! Uglydolls are getting screen time! : )

Posted by: Dina at June 24, 2005 7:15 PM

I so love the Uglies. I have 5 sitting in my office, I gave 3 to my Secretary (1 for her Birthday and 2 for Secretaries day - she loves the bats). I am so a Chuckanucka...he rocks!!!!I am addicted

Posted by: Stacee at April 23, 2008 6:09 PM
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