Squishable Mantis Shrimp
Squishable Mantis Shrimp
About the Designer
Macy P. Hope you guys enjoy my entries as much as I enjoyed drawing them for you!
Squishable Mantis Shrimp

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!

Reviews! Woo hoo!
Average Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 6 Reviews

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Such love, much mantis.
By: Kara (, ) 3-12-2014
I was more then stoked when I got my mantis shrimp in the mail. He's so snuggley and has fantastic coloring. I noticed some other customers are unhappy about his smaller size, but I feel like he's the perfect size to hug. I also have a narwhal, which I love, but it's so awkward to get my arms around it. My mantis is just the right size for some epic snarfeling.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 So Much to Love
By: Macy P (, PA) 2-27-2014
I was completely surprised when I was told Squishable had teamed up with The Oatmeal to bring my shrimp to life. Originally he started as more of a joke as people were asking me to submit a mantis shrimp into Open Squish and I figured, hey, why not. I didn't really figure it would have been very popular as not many people have even heard of the little sea hunters, not to mention a lot of comments on my design called it creepy... But here he is now, despite the odds, the champion light weight contender of the undersea ranks! He's ready to give you a cuddle without worry of any knock out punches.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fuzz-tastic!
By: Damian (, ) 2-20-2014
My girlfriend bought me this lil guy for Valentine's Day, and I may end up dumping her, because he's stolen my heart. I gotta say, the size was a little disappointing at first. I got her a Sparrow, and the Mantis Shrimp is easily 5/8 the size. However, there are SO MANY TEXTURES! Every part of the body, from the outward-facing seam/stripes to the soft body to the felt tip pincers and everything in between, it's easy to get lost in the squish. So happy, so cuddly, 123LOVE!!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Favorite Animal
By: Megan Coffey (Flagstaff, AZ) 2-12-2014
I'm at University, so my dad sent this little guy to me for Valentine's Day because he knows how obsessed I am with these little creatures! His coloring is absolutely gorgeous, and even though the mantis shrimp isn't friendly in real life, this little guy goes perfect with my other 6 squishies! He is a must-have!

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bright and Oh So Huggable!
By: Lauren N. (, ) 1-31-2014
I absolutely fell in love with the pro type design and had to have it! I got my mantis delivered a few days ago and he is just FABULOUS! His colors are bright and fun and he is so soft and squishy! I gave four stars because when I put my new mantis among my other squishes, he is distinctively smaller. That made me a bit sad, but he DOES have much more detail. Very happy to have him!

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