You've probably seen one of the many memes that have circulated around the poor misunderstood blobfish (species Psychrolutes marcidus), a deep-sea creature considered by many to be one of the ugliest and saddest-looking specimens ever discovered.
But hey, creepy blobs need love too, right? That's what I wrote last summer when I did a story on this pinkish-gray lump, and apparently I'm not alone: the folks at ThinkGeek now offer shoppers what may be the first blobfish plush toy.
Nicknamed the “Grumpy Cat of the Sea,” the 24-inch-long polyester plush (recently featured on BoingBoing) is described as “sad and floppy,” just like the creature which inspired it. They also suggest the surprisingly cuddly creature “could use a little hug.” See? I was right all along.
The blobfish plush sells for $40 at ThinkGeek.