Image Description: the background is a flat mahogany-coloured wooden surface. The foreground focuses on a small plush-toy that resembles a calico cat, it has yellow eyes, the right ear is black, and on the left side of the cat’s face is an orange patch around the left yellow eye and ear.
Image Description: the background is a flat mahogany-coloured wooden surface. The foreground focuses on a small plush-toy that resembles a calico cat. This image is taken from the reverse side of the cat, so the black ear on the left and the orange patch is on the right, however, the calico cat also has a small blacktail down the bottom.
Item: Neko Dango Plush Toy – Calico
Company: San-El Co. Ltd.
Cost: $660 Yen = AU $8.72 (Shipping Fees: N/A)
Store and Location: inside a gift store in Takayama (Japan)
After performing a quick google search, I have managed to find the name of these types of soft toys. They’re called Neko Dango. These little plush toys are so adorable! The Neko Dango plush toys come in a variety of colours, however, the main six variations are calico (called Mike for some reason?), black, grey, white, black and white, and ginger.
If you’re unable to navigate the main website (link above), you can also find them on Amazon. As a point of interest, some Japanese websites don’t accept debit cards, and won’t always have a Paypal option. Some Japanese websites only accept credit card payment,
The Calico Neko Dango is small, it can easily fit in the palm of your hand, and it’s fur is super soft. It would be great as a stealth stim or desktop stim. There is filling on the inside but there isn’t a lot of it. If you were skilled with a needle and thread, it may be possible to undo the stitching and bulk it up a little, however, I like it just the way it is.
All in all, a tiny tactile stim toy that is super adorable, happy to recommend.