PLUSH GIZMO DOLL

The plush Gizmo doll bore a striking resemblance to the 'real' thing - it was sized correctly, it was furry, and it's mouth still looks like a muddy clam. I remember a lot of kids bringing this thing to school, it got to the point where you couldn't possibly be part of the in-crowd if you didn't have a Gizmo doll chilling out under your desk. Some of the kids tried to compensate with troll dolls, but they were scrutinized even harder since trolls didn't multiply with water and thus sucked.

On the tag, there's a pretty disputable claim that this thing is safe for washing machine cleaning. Yeah, we tried that one here at home. Gizmo came out looking like a Tribble. It wasn't so bad since the newly washed Gizmo served as a great prop for my childhood Will Shatner impersonations, but if you don't want to ruin yours, don't presume that the water rules from the movie don't extend to the dolls. Keep them away from it. Incidentally, also keep them away from your family dog's mouth, since it'll cause Gizmo to smell like fermented Alpo.