In 2016 we brought you information about Celestial Buddies and this year we bring you even more. The Celestial Buddies have released their press kit for Toy Fair 2018 and there is some new plushies for 2018.
From their press release: “Celestial Buddies, the only manufacturer of educational plush toys that depict celestial bodies in our solar system and beyond, will return to Toy Fair this year with all fourteen of its family of Plush Planetary Pals. Leading the way will be the newest Buddy, Polaris, the North Star, which is actually a “trinary,” or three-star, system. Also new to Toy Fair this year is Black Hole, a stuff sack that is capable of holding all of the other thirteen Buddies.”
“Polaris, the first of the Buddies to be illuminated from within, represents a big step forward for our company. It twinkles like its namesake, thanks to safety-tested, battery-operated LED lights inside its body, controlled by squeezing the on-off button inside Polaris’ left foot (it will also shut off automatically after 20 minutes.) And our Polaris Ab and B, one looking rather sleepy, the other looking like it just woke up, can cling to the supergiant’s hands, thanks to internal magnets.”
I’m a huge space/science nerd, so it’s actually a shocking surprise that I don’t already own any of these. I really need to get on that. I didn’t know that they released an Eclipse package last year with 2 pairs of viewing glasses, Earth Plush Celestial Buddy, Moon Plush Celestial Buddy, Sun Plush Celestial Buddy, and “Get Eclipsed: The Complete Guide to the American Eclipse,” by Pat and Fred Espenak. How cool?
Anyways, I might end up picking up some of these as they are super adorable, and with the Black Hole able to carry the others, I would have a way to store them… Yeah, I’ll probably be adding these to my universe.