Time to learn the Facts about Squishies!
In this article we will go through all the important and interesting facts about squishies. Hope you will enjoy it and please leave a comment and the end of the post.
What is a squishy toy?
Plainly put, its anything… squishy. But this much you already know, so lets narrow it down a little!
A squishy toy is a small soft toy that comes in various shapes and designs. They can easily be squeezed with little force and automatically pop back into form after squeezing it. The softness of the squishy toy and the speed with which it pops back into form depends on which material is used for the specific squishy toy.
What is a squishy made of?
Squishies are made out of polyurethane (PU), which is the same fabric used to make sponges and foam. As there is many sorts of foam and sponges, such as:
there is also a wide variety of squishies made out of different sorts of foam to suit the desired texture and squishiness.
If you prefer a squishy that pops back into form fast, then a sponge squishy will serve the purpose best, whereas if you prefer a squishy you can mold a little more and that pops into form slower, a memory foam squishy would be your preferred choice.
Where do squishies come from?
Dating back up to 30 years ago (!), squishies came from Japan where they were originally named kawaii squishy. Kawaii literally means “cuteness” in Japanese, and squishy part of the name comes from their squishy feeling. The origin of the squishies is reflected in the typical design of the squishies, which is often related to Japanese pop culture, anime, animals, or foods.
What types of squishies are there?
As everything cute can become a good squishy design, there is a huge variety of squishy types.
Squishies vary depending on their size. The most popular squishy size types are super jumbo, jumbo, regular and mini.