Folks, I just about exploded with happiness when I saw these li'l fellers. HOW CUTE! These just came in to us today. They're a first-pass from Ty, the makers of Beanie Babies, at Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! beanies. You'll see that while Widget and Walden look awesome (I think), but the Wubbster himself still needs a little work. He's looking a bit Frankenstein-ish and his hands are all messed up. This is kind of the way it works with production. They send us a prototype, we make notes and comments, they send another... and so on and so forth. You'd be surprised at just how difficult it is to take a 2-D version of a character and transform it to 3-D, but we'll get there!
The bad news? well, these guys won't be finishing production until - you guessed it - fall next year. Sorry, but at least you have something to look forward to, right?