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Anyone else have a massive amount of stuffed animals as a kid?

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  1. timo

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    I had a shitload of them. They're still somewhere at my parents' house as I cannot bear throwing them out. They mean too much. I even brought one of them with me to my own apartment and eh... yeah, he still sits on my bed :icon_redf

    God I feel old now.
     
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    I do and still have them today. It isn't a very big collection but it's a bunch. They range from Disney characters to Beanie Babies (majority of them being dogs). I don't get much anymore besides the occasional ones from conventions such as a Slime (Dragon Quest) and Jake the Dog.

    If for some reason I ever had to part with them I would keep my Simba (which is nearly as old as I am) and my Goofy I got fromnmy first visit to Disney World.
     
  3. Kai LD

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    Last one I had was a 3d Kick the Cheat. Gave it to some friends, where it remains on display as a sign of allegiance to the Homestar Runner.
     
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    yeah. it is depressing but they make me happy.
     
  5. Kai LD

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    I'm gonna have to get a Jake the Dog one that sounds awesome/cute/wonderful.
     
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    Yep, too many to name. Still have most of them. My favorite is a Pink Elephant called Harry that my Mum got me when I was sick on one of my birthdays.
     
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    Yeah. I still have a few of them stored away somewhere.

    I actually remember my mum once putting all of them into a bin bag and threatening to throw them away because I was misbehving. I was pretty upset, lol.

    My favourite growing up was a stuffed Barney toy. I remember losing it and being really upset for weeks. My mum searched all over the place but couldn't find it anywhere, so ended up buying a new one.

    I also have this old stuffed dog toy that was given to me by some nurses when I was in hospital.
     
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    Yes and umm..I had a close relationship with one of them, my bear Andrew. O_O.
     
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    I had well over 300 but now I have 4. I just kept the ones that had the most sentimental value. And they are placed around my bedroom. Such a grown up I am! My favourite is the tie dye Beanie Baby version of Batty. I will NEVER part with him.
     
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    I have 15 stuff animals currently and Im an young adult, you cant deny cute man:icon_redf

    my fav is George hes my *trans monkey* literally I decided he was *trans at 9.
    Even though I didn't know what that was, I told my Dad to only by George girl clothes

    Dad: Why? George is a boy, right?
    Me: No George is a girl... he wants.. to be at least.
    Dad: Why don't you make George a girl
    me: he was born a boy
    Dad:...
    Me: But he wants to be a girl.
    Dad: ok.
     
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    This is adorable. Continue. :slight_smile:

    I used to whisper into the ears of my closest fuzzy confidants as I hugged them. Don't get to do that sort of thing enough now. :icon_redf
     
  12. Acm

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    I had so many stuffed animals, it almost became a problem. They filled my entire room. Each one had a personality, a name, and friendships with certain other stuffed animals. My favorites were two cats I called Elka and Dizzy. I had a lot of every kind of animal, but I had a TON of cats. I still have some in my room.
     
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    Yup...way too many, way too long. I had a problem. I'd go into a drugstore near Valentine's Day, 'cause they had the cutest stuffed animals then, and I'd buy something pretending it was for a love...but it was for me. Some of my favorites were a pig named Oinkster, and an odd lump with really long hair that you could comb into different styles and give eyebrows and a mustache or whatever. And my very favorite was a small bear named...um...Bear...that I got when I was 3 years old and slept with every night until I left for college. Hmmm...or did I take Bear to college, too? He was awesome, 'cause he wasn't your classic "Teddy"...he was a "real" bear in profile, positioned just right to tuck your arm beneath his neck and hold him to you while you slept. And yes, each had a name and its own personality...and politics amongst them, especially when it was time to choose a subset to go on vacation with me.

    Then relatives started dumping their kids' animals on me...NO, do NOT give me your stupid no-longer-loved refugees! I had zero attachment to them, but didn't feel I could kick them out. I had animals on the bed and covering the shelves above my bed, spilling onto the floor. Finally, I started refusing new shipments. I got up the nerve to shove the really unloved ones into the back of my closet.

    When I moved out of my parents' house, they stayed on the shelf in my room for years. Finally, when I was in my 30's, mom and dad asked very sensitively if it would be ok to box them up. By that time, I was friggin' ready...I was feeling oppressed by the combined weight of their existence. And by that time I'd figured out that more and more animals couldn't take the place of a beloved human being in my bed at night.

    But I fear it's a lifelong recovery process.
     
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    I had a lot as a child and they all had names and interpersonal relationships and everything. I've only kept a select few and now I've built up a new collection and they all have (ridiculous) names (Nyan-Nyan, Mochi, Ramses XIV, Tanpopo, Livius, etc.). Only a few of them got to come with me when I moved though the rest have to wait for me in the US.

    When I come home I always tell them "I'm home!" and then in other voices I say "welcome back" but maybe that's just sad and not cute at all...
     
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    Yeah, used to have a mountain of them on my bed. Not sure what happened to them all but my old comrade "Fuzzy" is still hanging in there.
     
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    Not only that, but I also had a massive amount of stuffed animals as a teenager, probably up to 17 years old.
     
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    I had a lot of stuffed toys but most of them were actual characters so lazy me didn't have to think up names or personalities (eg. The Powerpuff Girls, Pikachu..)
     
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    Psh... No.... Thats ridiculous.... Even more ridiculous is if you asked me if i am almost 18 and still have them. *Casually struggles to push closet door closed to conceal obsessive amount of stuffed animals* hah.. hahah.. hah... .__.
     
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    What do you mean, as a kid?



    I have several dozen, some quite ancient (as in from the 60s, so not actually ancient), and all are kept in a box. I don't want to get rid of them, but I don't have them laying out.
     
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    I have 2 phases of stuffed animals: The regular animal phase and the anime phase.
    Before my family decided to move out of a place full of crazies, I had an insane amount of stuffed animals, to the point where they'd fill my entire 4-poster Ikea bed (I'm small, it works). Like you, I did play favorites. Definitely. My grandmother gave me a stuffed dog with the "Tuggles" brand, and I decided to keep the brand name as its name, because it just seemed to fit.

    I think it's one of the reasons why I tend to be blunt, because I'd notice at times I'd swear it was my lifeblood if I was asked, but I never really did too much with it. So when the time came, I decided to be fully honest with almost everything. "Almost" being if there's something a sibling is curious about, but I can't tell them.

    And then we moved. And in that moving was a purge of things, including many of my stuffed animals, and all my pokemon cards (which I now regret). Very few survived, including a Marrill that transforms into a pokeball via zipper.

    And then my sister played TeamFourStar's "Make a man out of you", and showed it to me. I initially shrugged it off, but after the 4th watch, that set off a whole chain of events, including me getting very much into anime, our family going to cons regularly once again, finding out I'm LGBT (thanks to anime), and deciding to pursue a career in post-production.

    And so then came the new flow of plushes. Which now consist of pokemon, Hetalia, a cheshire cat, a small fluffy kitty, Alucard, Darth Vader, and many more. Oh yeah, I did commission a friend to make me a matriorb plush (from Homestuck).

    One more thing: Kai, your bunny's name reminds me of this:
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