Characters 2: Perry the Platypus

Continuing the characters theme:

Back on the 4th, some friends posted on Facebook about what they discovered at their local Walmart:

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A karaoke machine — a Perry the Platypus CD player (from Disney) — on sale for $38.99. (A Hello Kitty player was also available at the store. Characters tend to travel in packs.)

Background from my 10/18/15 posting “Morning: monotreme, marsupial”:


(#2) Perry on the job, on tv

Perry the Platypus is “an anthropomorphic platypus from the animated television series Phineas and Ferb” (on the Disney Channel). He’s Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus, living a double life as a member of the all-animal espionage organization O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym).

Merchandising of the character includes plush toys, t-shirts, wooden toys, glasses, and coloring books, along with appearances in spin-off fiction and a 2009 video game for the Nintendo DS.

Some of this stuff comes from Disney. This 9-in. plush toy, for example:

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Disney even makes Perry baseball caps.

But some Perryana is free-lance stuff. Several adventurous cooks have tackled the task of realizing Perry as a fondant cake. For instance, this nicely executed version from the catjuggling site on 9/28/14:

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Otherwise, outside of Disney, you can find Perry in papier mache, as a pinata, of wood, in a 3D printed version, in vinyl, and in foam core material.

And of course, there are Perry costumes. Very cute costumes for children, and even these whimsical pajamas:


(#5) From Amazon: Perry the Platypus adult hooded one-piece costume pajamas

At this point, we’re a long way from platypuses.

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