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Echidna (Spiny Anteater) Plush Toy

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Echidna (Spiny Anteater) Plush Toy

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See all of our Hansa Stuffed Animals at the index page.

Stuffe & Nonsense are no longer operating and cannot accept orders. Pages for the plush figures we made are still online for reference. If you bought from us in the past, Thank You! We hope you have enjoyed the soft sculpture art.

Echidna are called "spiny anteaters" because
  1. they're covered with sharp spines, and
  2. they eat ants
The "echidna" name is not so easily explained, as there's no obvious reason to name an Australian animal after a Greek monster that was half-woman and half-snake. This plush version of an echidna is more of a fluffy anteater, as the white-tipped spines are rendered as tufts of long white-tipped fibers. He's very soft and cuddly, and really no more silly-looking than the real thing. The figure is 6.3 inches long.

Echidnas are monotremes, like the platypus, the only other mammal that lays eggs.

Hansa produce an assortment of quality plush animal figures designed to capture each animal's beauty and character. Hansa use high-quality synthetic plush, often custom produced for their specific requirements of color, pattern and texture. The Hansa designers use complex cutting patterns with as many different plush variations as needed to get the right appearance for their animals. The fabrics are hand-cut to match each animal's design. Eyes, noses and paws are individually sewn to give each animal its realistic and individual appearance. Many of the animals get air-brushed accents to highlight body or facial details. Then the animals are hand-stuffed creating the unique poses and looks that are distinctively Hansa.

Hansa also make a series of life-size large animal plush which include a structural metal frame that is light-weight but capable of being "ridden" by children and even adults up to 250 pounds in weight. Stuffe & Nonsense cannot stock the large animals, but you can check their full collection at the Hansa Toys USA web site. If you see something interesting there, contact us and we can get it for you.