Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Hedgehog
** Hand Puppet
** Tan Face, Belly and Paws, Brown Quills
** Made by Folkmanis
** 8 inch
“Goodness, gracious, great balls of….fun?” Clearly Jerry Lee Lewis never owned a hedgehog. These adorable hedgies don’t even come close to bringing about the end of times (the phrase ‘Great balls of fire’ is a Pentecostal religious thing). No, we figure the only thing this cute guy will end is your boredom. And is that so bad?
He sits up, arms out, looking for a hug, but what’s best of all about this adorable little puppet is that, like a real hedgehog, he can roll into a ball, deploying his spines as a defensive mechanism. And no, he can’t shoot them, nor can he evolve to do weird things like Shaymin or Sandslash. He’s a perfectly ordinary, yet also perfectly adorable non-magical critter. Now that we’ve scared off the Poké-fans, let’s get back to talking about just why Folkmanis’ little friend here is so great. At 8-inches, he won’t be winning any awards as ‘biggest plush animal ever’, but he is made with all the love, care and attention to detail that a conscientious toymaker can bring to bear.
As for his ball ‘o’ fun, real hedgies can do this too, but it’s sort of a ‘last resort’ thing. Hopefully the animal chasing them will be dissuaded by a mouthful of sharp poky spines. To make a proper analogy, imagine if you will, munching on a cactus, or glass, or heck, just pick up a real hedge and touch its spines. That gives you an idea of how unpleasant nomming on one of these little guys can be. Hedgehogs would rather run away, in all honesty, and boy can they book! Hedgies can reach upwards of 4 miles per hour when they need to. Now that’s pretty impressive.