Claw Grabby Store!

Claw Grabby is an online retail shop based in New Zealand. Our aim is to provide a wide range of gifts and specialty items with a cute theme to the local New Zealand market as well as the global market. These include plush toys, stationary and gifts.

We stock Japanese brand Amuse, creators of Alpacasso and Tsuchineko. We also have Pusheen the Cat, Neko Atsume, Samezu Shark and a wide range of blind boxes.

11 July 2017

New! Samezu Plush Shark plushies, and Gudetama Tamago Nigiri Plush!

New! Samezu Plush Shark plushies, and Gudetama Tamago Nigiri Plush!

Lots of cute new things arriving here at Claw Grabby HQ! Some super sweet new plushies and adorable accessories!


We have some super cool Gudetama Tamago Nigiri Plushies arrive! And they are just so gosh darn adorable! This design is super rare and who doesn't love Nigiri! Especially Tamago or Egg Nigiri! Yum! This little guy will brighten up any room <3


We also have some super sweet Samezu Plush Shark accessory pouches! These adorable little guys hold pens and all sorts!

Just look! -->


14 June 2017

Re-Stock Puchimaru Sea Creatures x Claw Grabby Store

Re-Stock Puchimaru Sea Creatures x Claw Grabby Store







#puchimaru #kawaii #cute # seahorse #stingray #shark #octopus #amusejapan #newzealand #clawgrabbystore #otter #sunfish #dolphin # clownfish

09 June 2017

Free Mameshiba Brothers Mascot with orders over $30

Free Mameshiba Brothers Mascot with orders over $30

Super cute vinyl mascots with orders over $30 - 1 pup per $30 of every order <3 <3





07 June 2017

New Arrivals x Claw Grabby Store

Rilakkuma Winter in Honey Forest Terrarium 



Pokemon Sign Post Blind Box 







02 June 2017

Puchimaru Animal Series x Claw Grabby Store

Puchimaru Animal Series x Claw Grabby Store

New cute series, with the following designs - Giraffe, Gorilla, Donkey, Turtle, Lion, Red Panda, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Pig, White Tiger, Fox and Rhino.



30 May 2017

NEW Items x Dinosaur Plush x Chinmari Munchkin x Claw Grabby Store

New items!

Welcome to the new items in the Claw Grabby Store! You are all adorable and cute! Here are some of the new items available!

Dinosaur Mascots! (new series formerly Puchimaru dinosaurs now in a bigger size!)





New Chinmari Munchkin Kitty plush charm! 






20 May 2017

May Giveaway x Claw Grabby Store x Pokemon x Pikachu

Check out this sweet giveaway happening right now on the Claw Grabby facebook page!


Find this image and like, share and comment on the Claw Grabby facebook page to enter!

17 May 2017

Modern Gudetama Re-Ment Blind Box X Claw Grabby Store



Modern Gudetama Re-Ment Blind Box X Claw Grabby Store

Gudetama figurines in very modern poses and food dishes.
Possible designs (one random is sent)
Red Eye (gudetama on wine glasses)
Oyakodon (Gudetama in bowl of food)
Roast Beef bowl
Beef Bowl
Yakitori
Egg over rice
Ramen
Vegetable Crepe
90 (height) × 70 (width) × 40 (depth) mm

Cute new items available in the Claw Grabby Store! Re-ment, Sumikko Gurashi, Rilakkuma and Gudetama!

Cute new items available in the Claw Grabby Store! Re-ment, Sumikko Gurashi, Rilakkuma and Gudetama!

Check out these super cool figurines!

Rilakkuma Winter in Honey Forest - restock!



Gudetama Meets MORE Danger! What is Gudetama up to now? 
Available now in the Claw Grabby Store!



Sumikko Gurashi na Kankouchi Blind Box





12 May 2017

Rainbow Alpacasso by Amuse Japan x Claw Grabby Store!

Super cute fluffy and plushy adorable Rainbow Alpacasso! 
This cute rainbow Alpaca will brighten up any room! 


11 May 2017

Pusheen Plush Re-stocked x Claw Grabby Store

Pusheen the Cat x Claw Grabby Store! 
Pusheen the cat plush re-stocked Medium and small sizes! Now available! 
Click the image for the link!





10 May 2017

Mothers Day x Claw Grabby Store

Mothers Day is this weekend (NZ) 
Get your mum some adorable cute merch from Claw Grabby Store! <3 


05 May 2017

Geek Girl Socks x Claw Grabby Store

Geek Girl Socks x Claw Grabby Store

Cat Socks x Claw Grabby Store
Crew Cut - fits size 6 - 8 NZ (23 - 25cm)
Come in black and white


Fried Egg Socks x Claw Grabby Store
Crew Cut - fits size 6 - 8 NZ (23 - 25cm)
Come in Pale yellow, Cream and Dark Navy


Tamago Nigiri Socks x Claw Grabby Store
Crew Cut - fits size 6 - 8 NZ (23 - 25cm)
Come in Pale yellow, Cream and Dark Navy


Heart Beat Collection x Neko Socks x Claw Grabby Store
Crew Cut - fits size 6 - 8 NZ (22 - 24cm)
Come in Pale yellow, Cream and Dark Navy

02 May 2017

Sailor Moon x Claw Grabby Store x New Zealand

Sailor Moon x Claw Grabby Store x New Zealand

Some super cute Sailor Moon merch coming soon to the Claw Grabby Store! Sailor Moon Twinkle Dolly Charm series #4 

Designs include 
Super Sailor Moon on the Crisis Moon Compact
Neo Queen Serenity on the Silver Crystal
Super Sailor Chibi Moon on the Crystal Carillon
Helios on the Stallion Reve
Sailor V on the Silver Crystal 

29 April 2017

Claw Grabby Store Blog - What is a Squishy?



 Claw Grabby Store Blog: 
 What is a Squishy? 




What is a squishy?

(this is a personal opinion on what a squishy is and my opinion as to why they are so popular. Through my own observations and minimal research, as information on this subject is difficult to find. If you wish to add your own personal opinion on this topic please contact me via the contact link on the Claw Grabby website and I will be happy to make changes or additions to this piece and credit your name also.)

A squishy is a toy made from soft foam material. It originally started out as a stress-ball product in the late 1980s and grew into a modern popular toy adored by fans across the internet.

The modern squishy fad originates from Japan, where many corporations develop extensive ranges of products to promote their brands and is it very common for companies to have cute or "kawaii" mascots as a way of promotion.  
A stress ball is a popular corporate marketing product much like stationery or soft toys. This product coupled with the growth of the stressful environment of corporate Japan meant that these items became more widely produced.

An example of a corporate squishy mascot product can be seen by way of the Tochigi Lemon company, which produce a lemon milk drink. They produce a line of products to promote their drink, one of which is a squishy foam key charm / phone strap.

Here is a selection of promotional marketing products by Tochigi Lemon Company -->


Tochigi Lemon Box Milk Foam Phone Strap Squishy -->



Another example is Hello Kitty, a globally popular character and brand with a very wide range of products. There are many many Hello Kitty squishies available and the Sanrio brand is very suited to this style of toy with it's kawaii styled animations and characters.
 An example of Hello Kitty Squishies-->



A majority of modern squishies have cellphone or ball chain attachments to attach to phones and bags as an accessory, this is why they are sometimes referred to as "straps."

In the beginning of the trend many squishies were "rare" and hard to find, due to the nature in which the where produced and marketed, mostly in Japan. With the assistance of the internet and user friendly video technology, creating collection videos became more and more common which helped popularity grow. It became the squishy collectors ultimate goal to have the most comprehensive collection.

Here are some key features of squishies that I believe help drive the fascination...

- They translate well on camera, especially with crinkly packaging, makes a nice sound and it sounds new and makes for great ''un-boxing'' presentation videos.

- Slow rising and scented. The common indicator of an ultimate squishy. The slow rising and scented kinds a regarded as very satisfying to watch and squeeze, signals the quality of the products. Also the "real-ness" of the scent is often a favourite thing to mention in a squishy video.

- A wide variety of styles and brands available. From Animals to baked goods, fruit and vegetables, squishies come in a wide range of interesting and cute styles to suit everyones interests.

- Squishy Trades. an online community of people that share a common interests, discussing, sharing, selling and trading these popular items on platforms such as Youtube, instagram and Facebook.

- Squishy Dares. Videos where people destroy expensive brands such as ibloom (and inexpensive brands also), with scissors, fire and other things...because, well, I am not quite sure why but the most likely reason would be to accumulate "views" on youtube.

- Not mainstream. Although these products are widely available online, at the moment they have not yet reached mainstream status in most western countries. Thus making them niche and their existence confusing to many adults.

Today you can find that many squishy collectors upload videos of their "hauls" and collections on youtube. Popular brands are ibloom, Sammy the Patissier, CafedeN, Cafe Sakura, Aoyama Tokyo, and Puni Maru.








The squishy fad is still going strong and it will be interesting to see if it continues in the years to come ^_^

Thank you for reading
- Jenna