Plushies grow popularity 

Soft, squishy and cuddly, cute plushies sit in stores waiting to be purchased. 

Smashmallow/Squishville found in local 5 Below. Squishmallow/Squishville cost $5. (Ella Carrillo-Atherton)

Squishmallows have been part of conversations in the hallways.

Freshman Brianna Hayes has up to 10.

“Most of them are from gifts, and the rest are what I have bought,” Hayes said. 

Others want to know if some people are obsessed with them and why they get them. 

“Most of them, I get are gifts because my mom will find them at Walgreens, and she brings them home,” junior Alli Eastridge said. “They’re just cute. I’ve never gotten one for myself. I just think that they make good gifts.” 

The cost is where some people might question how much they are or how much they spent on one. 

Eastridge and Hayes have Squishmallows worth $20 

“I have a big one that was at least $20,” Eastridge said. “My most expensive one was around $20 but it was a bigger one,” Hayes said.

Chewbacca and Yoda are apart of the Star Wars collection 20 inch. Squishmallows found in Costco and they cost $30 (Ella Carrillo-Atherton)

Squishmallows can be found at Costco, Dillons, and Walmart.

Squishmallows were first released in 2017 that is when they became popular and come in a variety of colors, sizes, and textures.  Collections and groups include Fruit, Star Wars, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Animals, Mickey and friends, Thanksgiving etc. There are over 800 Squishmallows.