Inspirations

December 11, 2005

Reality Check

Big, Ugly and costly

If you can't get enough of the perplexingly popular plush Uglydolls, you can buy a whole lot of Ugly with this giant, 6-foot version. The cuddly monsters - featured in the space movie Zathura - were born several years ago of a long-distance relationship between two artists, who sketched and then sewed the characters as tokens of affection across the miles.

From modernnursery.com.

RETAIL PRICE: $600

Steal of the Week

Right on track

For the child who just loves to move a train around its tracks, this railroad from IKEA offers tons of fun at a low price. The Lillabo 20-piece train set has 10 feet of tracks and four magnetized cars that can travel together or apart. More cars (set of 4, shown below) can be purchased separately for $4.99.

RETAIL PRICE: $12.99.

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