Deglingos Stuffed Animals: The Ugliest Toys Your Baby Will Love
Scary, Fun Toys for Baby
Admittedly, I had never even heard of these Deglingos toys until I was exploring the Amazon Lightning Deals over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and up popped one of the ugliest toys I had ever seen in my life. I clicked on it just to see what it was, and I met Molos the Lobster.
My initial reaction? "Oh my gosh! That would scare Julie (my ten-month-old) to death!" But then I realized something: I couldn't take my eyes off of that lobster. I was fascinated by it, and if I was fascinated by it, I imagined that any really young child (especially infants who need visual stimulation) would be, too.
Now, that wasn't enough to make me run out and buy one, but it was enough to peak my interest and get me looking for more information about them. You might say I've become a little Deglingo-obsessed - so much so that I decided to write a hub about them.
Molos, and the rest of the Deglingos stuffed toy line, is designed in France. They are marketed in the U.S. by Geared for Imagination. The original collection even comes with their own unique storyline. You see, the Deglingos want to be rock stars. And, if this music video from YouTube is any indication, they might just have a chance.
Deglingos Music Video Featuring Ratos and Nonos
Ratos the Rat
Yes. It's a rat. It's a stuffed rat with big yellow fabric buttons for eyes. Here's the manufacturer's description of Ratos:
"So crazios and always in a good mood, I'm the excitable guy with the big heart. Poilodos tells me I need to chill out and loosen my suspenders a bit, but I prefer to blow off steam by playing the drums with my tail. Not everyone appreciates this talent. Party poopos!"
See what I mean about each one having their own unique story? These stuffed toys definitely have a sense of humor, I'll give them that much. I mean, whoever came up with the idea of a big stuffed rat had to have a sense of humor, right? Even if that sense of humor is a little warped.
Still, when I saw Ratos in that music video, he kind of stole my heart, so I had to include him in this list of the best of the Deglingos.
Nonos the Dog
Nonos is decidely cuter than his drumming bandmate. You gotta love those mismatched, asymmetrical fabric button eyes. Or maybe you don't. I find them kind of endearing, anyway.
And I just love those long ears and big purple nose! What baby wouldn't love to put that nose in his/her mouth to suck and chew on it.
You don't even have to worry about the Deglingos getting too dirty. You can just drop Nonos in the washing machine (and you can even put him in the dryer afterwards), and this little pup will come out looking as good as new.
Pikos the Hedgehog
In the world of the Deglingos, Pikos seems to be the most popular (at least among Amazon buyers), and I guess I can see why. The big nose and the fabric spikes are great for baby to play with.
And, truth be told, Pikos isn't quite as ugly as his bandmates Ratos and Molos. He looks like a great soft, furry friend, and is perfect for parents and grandparents who are tired of giving the kids in their lives the same old cutesy stuffed animals that look the same as all the other stuffed animals you buy year after year.
Ronronos the Cat
This is, by far, my favorite of all the Deglingos stuffed toys. After all, he's a cat, and I am a cat person. Now, Ronronos is not as cute and cuddly as many of the stuffed kitties available on the market today, but he does have his charm. I personally adore his striped scarf and his bright orangey-yellow body (complete with long, skinny kitty tail).
According to the manufacturer, Ronronos is the comic of the bunch (as if the rest of them aren't funny?). He's always got a joke or two up his soft fabric sleeve. This would definitely make a great gift for the little one in your life, and I imagine it will be a favorite toy for years to come.
Which Deglingo Animal Is Your Favorite?
Not Your Average Cuddly Toy
These are just some of my favorites. There are several more in this unique stuffed toy line. Just follow one of the Amazon or eBay links to check them all out.
I laughed when I saw one Amazon review written by a guy who said something like, "Don't expect women over 30 to be crazy about these things." I guess it's because I am a woman who is over 30. Now, my initial reaction was something along the lines of, "OMG! That is the ugliest baby toy I've ever seen."
But then the mother/developmental psychologist voice took over in my mind, and I started to appreciate these baby toys for what they are - a sensory delight for little ones who are just getting in touch with the world around them.
Sure, if you're a woman over 30, you will know how ugly these things are, but your baby won't. He/she will just see the bright colors and will feel all the little buttons and bits of fabric and string, and this will be a favorite toy that will occupy him/her for hours! Check them out, if you dare.