For those that are out of the loop, Squishmallows are adorable, collectible plushies that were first introduced to the world in 2017. Nowadays, there are over 800 Squishmallow characters available, ranging from super-small to super-big. So, what size Squishmallows can you get?
When Squishmallows were initially launched, they were available in just 3 sizes (8 inches, 12 inches, and 16 inches). Today, you can find these adorable plush toys in a multitude of sizes, ranging from 3.5-inch clip-on to massive 24-inch-toll dolls.
In this guide, I’ll explain what Squishmallows are in more detail, how much they’re worth, and how to sport a fake Squishmallow.
What Are Squishmallows?
The world has seen all sorts of collectible dolls come and go. The title for the arguably most collectible dolls in this world belongs to Beanie Babies, Barbie, or Funko Pop. However, there’s a relatively new entrant in the collectible plushies world that has made quite a splash since its release in 2017—Squishmallows!
So, what exactly is a Squishmallow, and why should you care?
Squishmallows, a type of plush toy, are a worldwide phenomenon, popular with people of all ages. They’re well-known for how cuddly and sweet they are. Squishmallows can be found in a wide variety of shapes and colors, from those of fruits to those of stuffed animals. Typically, they are available in a wide range of well-known cartoon characters.
Despite their widespread appeal, some collectors don’t consider Squishmallows to be worthwhile investments because they are often assumed to be the source of collectors’ happiness and sense of accomplishment. As a result, the most sought-after Squishmallows are in short supply.
A Quick Look at Squishmallows’ Short History
Squishmallows first hit the shelves at Walgreens in 2017, marking the beginning of their meteoric rise to fame. It has since attracted a massive audience of varying ages. Every single one of the stuffed animals, fruits, and characters made by Squishmallow has a name and a distinct character.
Numerous videos of Squishmallow fans and collectors displaying their stuffed animals on Instagram can be found on the website app. One such person is mom-of-two Terrie Peters, who enjoys taking her Squishmallows on family vacations to Florida’s theme parks and quaint seaside villages.
If you want to start a collection of incredibly cuddly and huggable Squishmallow plush toys, you’ll need to be familiar with the various sizes available. The tiniest Squishmallow is the clip-on variety, which measures only about 3.5 inches in length and can be attached to keys or purses.
When it comes to Squishmallows, the largest size available is 24 inches. This is the perfect cuddle-able pillow size. The retailers decide if and when they stock these varying dimensions. While some stores and vendors don’t carry a particular size, others do.
Squishmallows range in cost from $0.50 to $1.00, with the larger ones commanding the higher price. Essentially, the smaller the size, the lower the price.
Common Squishmallow Sizes
Now, let’s take a look at the most common Squishmallow sizes you can get your hands on today.
3.5 inches (clip-ons)
The tiniest Squishmallows you can get today measure 3.5 inches tall. They usually come with a clasp that you can use to clip onto the straps of your purses, backpacks, or belts. The Squishmallows clips make them convenient to keep in your bag. These mini Squishmallows fit perfectly on a sturdy thread and can be hung from nearly any object in your bedroom.
5-10 inches (small)
Small sizes for the Squishmallows run from about 5 to 10 inches. Squishmallows in the smaller size range are ideal if you want them to be portable but not undetectable. You can squish a small Squishmallow whenever you want because it’s only the size of your palm.
11-13 inches (medium)
When compared to small Squishmallows, medium ones are only slightly bigger. Huggable and lovable, they range in size from 11 to 13 inches. Young children will especially enjoy these Squishmallows because they are the ideal size for cuddling. They won’t be too big or too small to cuddle, and you won’t have to lug around as much extra weight. Squishmallows in the middle size range are ideal for giving as presents to kids or friends.
16-24 inches (large)
There is a large size of Squishmallow available in staggering sizes ranging from 16 to 24 inches. They are so comfortable to snuggle with that you could even use them in place of pillows. If you’re experiencing pain in your lower back, try tucking a soft pillow, like a Squishmallow, between your legs or behind your lower spine.
How Much Does a Squishmallow Cost?
It’s possible that members of the Squishmallows community will have access to these lovable toys at a price that won’t break the bank. Most will usually cost between $10 and $80, which is unbelievably affordable for a collectible.
If you choose a different size or style, the price may change as well. The stores you choose to buy from, whether online or in person, could also play a role.
How to Spot a Fake Squishmallow
Unfortunately, due to the popularity of Squishmallows, many collectors have fallen victim to purchasing fakes on the secondary market. The rise of knock-off Squishmallows is a direct result of the increasing price of authentic Squishmallows. So, if you’re a collector or potentially thinking of becoming one, you should know how to spot a fake Squishmallow from the real deal.
Look for the original tags
Squishmallows come with 3 tags that should read:
- “Original Squishmallows: Squeeze and Cuddle Me”
- “Kelly Toys”
- The Squishmallow’s ID and batch number
If your “brand-new” Squishmallow is missing at least 1 of these, it’s a fake!
An authentic Squishmallow feels like a mix between a memory-foam pillow and a marshmallow. Knock-offs have a tough time replicating this texture, with most of them feeling flat or not springing back to their original shape.
Real Squishmallows have an elastic outer finish that reflects a different color when viewed from different angles. The fake dolls will have a dull color when you twist and turn it around. There’s also a huge difference in terms of color vibrance, but you’d need to know what a real Squishmallow looks like as a point of reference.
Another huge red flag is the price of the Squishmallow. As previously stated, the typical Squishmallow will range from $10 to $80, depending on its size. So, if you find a 24-inch “Squishmallow” priced at $30 or lower, don’t bother entertaining the seller any further.