#1 By: Cory Doctorow, November 28th, 2013 21:44
#2 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, November 28th, 2013 21:53
Maybe it's just the lumpy, rough-finished nature of the object, but that picture is vaguely terrifying for some reason.
#3 By: technogeek, November 28th, 2013 21:55
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Wish they'd shown the large cat with some humans for scale. I don't think it'd fit in my living room, but I like the concept.
(I just want a cat large enough that I can use it as a pillow as well as vice versa. If they ever solve the endocrinology of breeding cheetahs in captivity , that would do it.)
#4 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, November 28th, 2013 22:14
That cat isn't lazing out, it got trapped in the room, lay down in the corner when the oxygen finally started to run out, and has since been substantially mummified by the dry conditions...
I don't know exactly what the cues are; but it just screams 'dead, not sleeping', and has the same sort of slightly-misshapen-and-missing-surface-detail aspect that certain sorts of mummies do have, especially the ones wrapped in a linen shroud and dessicated.
#5 By: laurasbadideas, November 28th, 2013 23:42
Someone should do something about that poor kitty's broken front leg.
#6 By: Preston, November 28th, 2013 23:43
#7 By: Ant Dude, November 29th, 2013 00:29
#8 By: Klondike Bob, November 29th, 2013 01:01
looks like a dead giant cat sofa, perhaps run over my a plush truck
#9 By: Eksrae, November 29th, 2013 03:31
Do I yell at my cat for clawing it?
#10 By: Erjan Supracipta, November 29th, 2013 08:54
#11 By: Dub Guggle, November 29th, 2013 09:20
#12 By: technogeek, November 29th, 2013 11:37
Looking at it again... I think the legs are the weakest point, from both practicality and elegance points of view. Yes, this is a good nursing-mama-cat or maximum-exposure-to-sunny-spot pose. But a more compact pose, with legs retracted (Sphynx-like) or curled with hind legs brought up to head, would use room space better and would look nicer -- and would make a better and more believable lounging surface. It would be a somewhat more complicated soft-sculpture, admittedly; more curves and tucks... but if it can be done in a 12" toy it can be done on this scale.
The head, likewise, isn't great -- again, I've seen a lot of toys which have done it better. Admittedly the toys aren't fighting gravity as badly, but still...
Harry, one of my cats, says to tell you "mwuh". He's got a point.
#13 By: Steve Heath, November 29th, 2013 11:58
I tend to avoid things that look like road kills. Curling up on that thing and reading Stephen Kings "Pet Sematary" really wouldn't work for me.
#14 By: hi-endian, November 29th, 2013 22:27
Yeah, I like the idea, but the execution is kind of freaking weird.
#15 By: hi-endian, November 29th, 2013 22:28
lol omg. The cat couch was kind of weird, but you've managed to compare it to a whole other level of freaky haha
#16 By: Charlie, December 2nd, 2013 11:50
#17 By: Noah Django Gross, December 2nd, 2013 12:04
#18 By: Cory Doctorow, December 3rd, 2013 21:44
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