The Situation: The adorable little Mantis Shrimp can see more colors than any other living thing on earth! True fact! Does he use his powers for good? No! In fact, you're looking at one of the most mindlessly bloodthirsty critters you could ever hope to scuttle away from! Those little claws? They can shatter glass! Yep!
But that's all besides the point. Pretty colors! Mantis Shrimp can see them and we can't. In fact, if we wanted to describe all the beautiful hues this frisky crustacean can view, we'd only have one course of action: Get ourselves sugar-high on jelly beans and gummy worms, and start making up funny words for all those extra colors. Pinsome! Purpostrophe! Perridinklage! Other words that start with other letters! Do it!
The Backstory:The Oatmeal teamed up with Squishable's Project Open Squish to create the world's first and only huggable Mantis Shrimp. And lo, it was good! If you don't know what a Mantis Shrimp is, go read this comic and learn about the terrifying-yet-magnificent creature that is the product of nearly a half billion years of evolution. It will figuratively and quite possibly literally blow your mind.
15 squishy inches of enhanced rainbow, polyester fiber, ages 3 and up!opensquish_mantis_shrimp_20642new
Reviews! Woo hoo!
Average Review: 21 Reviews
Favorite By: Laurie (Baltimore, MD) 6-12-2015
My favorite squishable. Soft and cuddly. He looks just like the Peacock Mantis Shrimp at the national aquarium in Baltimore.
Squishy happiness :) By: Jeremy (San Antonio, TX) 3-29-2015
I actually found out about Squishables through The Oatmeal's comic about these fearsome little guys. Truth is, I just so happen to love cute and squishy things as well. This colorful little guy is super soft and happy looking, in a wonderfully silly way, and is perfect for chasing around the little ones in your life (and pets ;) ) and squishing them with after you catch them! I'm very happy with my Mantis Shrimp :)
Beautiful, but deadly! By: Charlie Stitt (Gaithersburg, Maryland) 3-25-2015
Very accurate to what a mantis shrimp actually looks like. Rich blue color is beautiful and I love the attention to details, from the big, pink eyes, to the fin and grabbers. A must have for any Squishable lover.
A Colorful Explosion of Pure Awesome! By: Amy (Wilmington, OH) 3-22-2015
I bought the Mantis Shrimp as a late birthday gift for my boyfriend, (as thanks to a certain comic, the mantis shrimp is his favorite animal) and we both absolutely love him. We call him Kree, and he's the most colorful Squishable we own by far, even putting both of my rainbow unicorns to shame! The world's only cuddly mantis shrimp is the best mantis shrimp, period.
AWSOME!!!!! By: Owen (, ) 3-11-2015
I loved him so much and he is so squishy!!