petfoodbusiness, July 2, 2018
A children’s item known as Pillow Pets have been one of the top selling kids products for the year 2009 and thus far in the year 2010. As a matter of fact so many moms and dads purchased them as Christmas presents for their kids this past year, they were bought out in many stores and online as well.
So what causes these kid’s toys so unique At first glance, it looks pretty much like any regular cute stuffed animal to parents. However, the unique thing about Pillow Pets is they are able to pop open into full sized pillows that children can use to rest or snooze on. This is why the product is known as a Pillow Pet.
This is done with Velcro straps. If you undo the Velcro strap, the Pillow Pet will instantly pop open and turn into a pillow. To turn it back into a plush stuffed animal again, you simply reattach the Velcro belt.
With this dual purpose and a commercial with an attractive song, lots of children have asked their moms and dads for one. I’ve heard of many parents becoming irritated because their kids were singing the Pillow Pets tune that goes, “It’s a pillow. It’s a pet. It’s a Pillow Pet.” all of the time.
A mother of two children in San Diego, California was the original inventor of the Pillow Pets. The main reason was that she was tired of her young children leaving their stuffed animals all over their bedrooms and the home. So she decided she was making a stuffed toy that was also a meaningful item. She later came up with the concept that it will be a pillow.
Consequently, she ended up setting up a millionaire dollar business and Pillow Pets are being sold in stores nationally. The original product line only contained six different animals but it has now grown to over thirty various Pillow Pets. In addition, complementary products such as backpacks, blankets, slippers and books were created due to the success.
Pillow Pets can be purchased in 2 different dimensions. The large sized types are eighteen inches long while the small ones are eleven inches. The big Pillow Pets usually sell for about $20 however the rare ones that tend to be out of stock have gone for much more on auction sites like eBay.