Despite their tendency to stomp on major cities and cause billions in property damage, people just love Godzilla and his fellow kaiju. In fact, we love them so much that we kind of wish we could have them as pets. Pets that happen to have the ability to spit atomic fire on everyone who annoys us. Well, we might not be able to have any kaiju as pets in real life. But now, we have these adorable, squishable mini versions, and they’re really the next best thing. Yes, Godzilla Squishmallows are now available, and you can own Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and Mechagodzilla.
Thanks to US Today News (via Comic Book), we’ve seen the first images of Godzilla and his pals from their own collection of 8″ Squishmallows. The four-part line was announced this week, and Toy Drops is overseeing the distribution of these adorable little beasts. Along with the King of the Monsters, the first wave of four includes Rodan, Mothra, and Mechagodzilla. You can check out several images right here.
Squishmallows Godzilla actually looks a lot like adorable nephew Godzooky from the old 1970s Godzilla cartoon. Mothra looks like some kind of lost Pokemon character from the ’90s. Little Mechagodzilla looks like what would happen if R2-D2 and BB-8 had a very angry baby. And Rodan looks like “what if a Cabbage Patch Kid was also a dinosaur?” Which is not a bad thing at all.
Godzilla and pals follow other licensed Squishmallows toys like Pokemon, which had Gengar and Pikachu selling out almost instantly. The Nightmare Before Christmas characters like Jack and Sally have some Squishmallows too, and even Spider-Man Miles Morales has one. But we think that the Japanese kaiju are the cutest ones so far. Sorry about it, Jack Skellington. There’s just nothing cuter than a tiny cuddly version of a deadly prehistoric monster that breathes fire and really hates Tokyo. You can order these precious monsters right here and here.