80s, Blog, Obsession of the Day, Toys — September 12, 2014 9:52 am

Obsession of the Day: Smooshees

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The 80s and 90s were rife with all sorts of little fad toys. Polly Pocket, Kidgett, Mighty Max– but one stood out from the others in that you could smoosh them. In fact, that was the whole point of them. I’m talking about Fisher Price Smooshees.

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I used to love these little guys when they came out in the late 80s. While they were only around for a couple years, they sure left a lasting impression.

Smooshees are little stuffed animals that are kind of floppy. They’re not stuffed very full and their outer shell is a nylon-type material, making it easy to squish (or smoosh) the little guys into even smaller forms.

Each Smooshee came with some sort of plastic compartment to be smooshed into. I remember having a turtle one that you could squish into its shell. I’m not sure what happened to that one, but going through boxes recently I found a horse Smooshee, whose name I would assume is Prancy. Or this horse killed Prancy and has assumed its identity. I’m not one to judge.

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Although I dearly loved that turtle, let’s talk a bit about Prancy. Or Prancey, if the packaging is to be believed. What is going on with all those non-pony like features? I don’t know what this thing looks like, but pony does not come to mind. But I guess Prancey Fetus doesn’t have the same ring.

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The more I think about it, the more that identity theft theory seems to check out. #PrayForTheRealPrancy… Prancey?

Beverley Mitchell, an actress best known for her role on 7th Heaven, starred in a commercial for Smooshees. Of course, she also appeared in an episode of Quantum Leap that for some reason isn’t her most noteable role.

I wish that were a clip of the episode she was in, because that would make this article some next level shit. Use your imagination.

Did you own any Smooshees? What were some of your favorite ones?

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