Mon
Jul 20 2009 6:00am

Tor.com Anniversary Giveaway #6: Cthulhu plush toy

The Prize: An adorably cuddly elder god

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until 12pm EST on Tuesday, July 21st, to comment here. No geographic restrictions apply. You may enter yourself to win as many of these giveaways as you’d like, but if you are randomly selected as the winner you are ineligible to receive any others, so make sure to pick the ones you want!

240 comments
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
2. Deirdre Saoirse Moen
Well, they can be evil, but only plushie evil.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
3. Jennee
Is it proper to squee like a little girl?

*squeeee*
Jill Boland
8. Merry
I'm currently re-reading my H.P. Lovecraft collections and it would be really great if I could do it with Cthulhu on my shoulder! ;0)
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
10. Shoopadoosi
supera!!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
12. Kells
Would love this
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
13. Beaker
I don't think it's too early to introduce my kids to Cthulhu :)
Paul Weimer
14. PrinceJvstin
She'd probably lose or destroy it within a week, but I have a six year old niece who would just squee with joy if I gave her this.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
16. Kridabo
Do want o_O
Tikitu de Jager
18. tikitu
Plushy goodness! Erm... plushy evil! Comment comment, hope hope, fear fear the descent into gibbering plushy insanity.
Richard Fife
21. R.Fife
Wow, I've been wanting one of those since they first came out, just never had the oomph to get up and get one. *drool--possibly from staring into the eyes of an Elder God*
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
22. Alexia561
Oooooohhhh....I want!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
23. christophero
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
Trey Palmer
24. Pilgrim
I would love to win this for my daughter.
Adam Tidball
25. atidball
Just what I always wanted! How did you know?
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
27. bonnieclyde
I didn't even know someone had created a plush one!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
28. isnochys
Please, pick me!
\o/
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
29. JWezy
It looks like a flying spaghetti monster!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
30. mev
Too Cute!
I wanna plush Cthulhu!
JS Bangs
31. jaspax
Losing your sanity has never been so adorable. I want one!
Eric Carlson
32. Tennerock
Plush Cthulhu. Nothing more need be said.
Frank Nagy
33. fjnagy
Ar eyou sure that's what Cthulhu looks like?
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
34. Garyfury
May tor.com destroy sanity for many years to come.
Ryan Buller
36. tidfisk
That little guy would go nicely with my Call of Cthulhu Munchkin card game!
James Jones
38. jamesedjones
Not sure which god to pray to for this...
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
39. Blake Ellis
I want one!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
40. Brad P. from NJ
Nice. I can have my very own to sit and cuddle as I watch Calls for Cthulhu...
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
41. Melonie
Now to get that elder god over to Thinkgeek for a new USB port design.
Kayli Knotwillow
43. kenderdoken
Impossible angles shouldn't look so soft and cuddly.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
44. Ryan Ransford
I would like to win one of these.
Mitchell Downs
45. Beamish
That is not dead which can eternal lie
yet with strange eons,
even Cosmic Evil may be become soft and cuddly....

Wait...I don't think I got that one right...
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
47. Sheridan7284
The adorable madness!
Samantha Brandt
49. Talia
My life is sadly lacking in cuddly evil.
Jordan Hamessley
50. Jordache
This could join my WALL-A plush on my desk.
Heloise Larou
51. Heloise
Oooh, cute, Cthultuatic cuddliness of cosmic proportions - me want!
Jonathan Wood
53. JWood
It's too early to think of anything funny...
Kabada Kabada
55. Kabada
I will use this as the GODTOPUS to whom I pray whenever anybody asks me if I believe in sth...
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
56. smilerz
The thing that should not be.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
57. nevarus
i love tor
David Miller
58. Dimitrii
So that's not a Grue I've been feeding. . .
Adam DeConinck
60. jagso
Even the Elder Gods need a little love sometimes.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
61. cGk
Very nice-Happy B'day Tor.com!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
62. GoblinRevolution
What part of "ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu
R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" didn't you understand?

I for one welcome our new plushy evil overlord.
Ian Gazzotti
63. Atrus
Cthulhu: cute and cuddly madness!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
64. Browncoat Jayson
Cthulhu for President! (or would that be dictator?)
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
69. pierides
My children will sleep but dream eerie eerie dreams!
Agnes Kormendi
70. tapsi
My ex nearly swapped me for a plush Cthulhu a couple of years ago. I want revenge.
Guy Wade
72. gtwade
I don't know what fthagn is, but I like it!
Adam Shaeffer
73. ashaef
I'm not sure how my wife will feel about giving this to our newborn, but . . . why not.
javier vasquez
75. javasa
This would be nice for my birthday (on the 22nd)
Rebecca A.
77. signaltonoise
Oooh, I've wanted one forever, to hang out with my plushies Pancreas, Ebola, Black Plague, and Telesphore the Flamboyant Octopus.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
79. Phaeron
The Old Ones are awake...
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
80. RexCogitans
Awesomeness, I wants it!
John Skotnik
81. ShooneSprings
I hear that if you have a plushie Cthulu that actual Cthulu is less likely to eat you.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
83. pfresh85
An adorable elder god? Awesome.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
84. worthy
evil plushy toy? gotta have.
Katrina Templeton
85. katster
Plushie Cthulu! My parents would so not get this, so yeah, count me in on this one too.

-kat
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
91. KMN
Adorable Elder God.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
92. ainomiaka702
adorable
Joseph Soler
94. travellinguist
That would be sooo cool. Warping the whole plush concept!
tatiana deCarillion
98. decarillion
Oooh, another stuffed animal for the couch. That's the only reason we bought it--for all the plush :P
Happy Anniversary, Tor!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
101. ARturkel
Yay the old gods in plushie form.
Chris Sullins
104. chrissullins
Considering the number of comments, the chances of winning two seem fairly unlikely. Luckily, I like elder gods.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
109. SeanP
I need a new one of these for my secret altar to the deep ones. The old one has stains. Don't ask. Please. He'll hear you.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
111. Patty_chan
Yay!!!

I do want one!!!
So adorable~
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
114. Rebecca Cox
Yes, he is in fact adorably cuddly.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
115. TajHQ
My son would LOVE this!!
Jaime Nichols
117. SenorJaime
Is it stuffed with the Powder of Ibn Ghazi?
YouDont NeedToKnow
119. necrosage2005
Lumley's version is cool. Then again, though, I like Lumley as an author.
Jeff Willmann
121. Rakosh
I'd give my left tentacle for one.
Justin Cogan
122. TheBar1
Just the thing to help me get to sleep at night. Cuddle.
Peter Nein
128. gimpols1908
The Illuminati are going to be soooo pissed when they see this.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
129. Diana Freeman
awwwwwwwwwwwwww you wanna come home with me? yes you do yes you do you cute cuddly thing you
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
130. Malveaux
Awesome !!!!!!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
131. SonOfTheSouth
Fnord!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
132. jsmith54
cthluthhulhuhluhu
Andrew Willett
133. AndrewWillett
My niece and nephew desperately need this, because I am that kind of uncle. Pick me!
Mari Ness
136. MariCats
Who can resist the cuteness of the Great Old Ones?
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
137. jtone
I wonder which of my kids would end up with this and why?
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
140. KenB3
Well, its mere presence may destroy the minds of other stuffed toys, but I'll risk it.
Michael Below
141. ediFanoB
My red dragon and my octopus need a cute friend.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
142. JenL
I swear I will not use this to terrorize my cats. At least not all of them.
Shelby Michlin
144. BaronGreystone
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nath Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
145. LadyCrow
I'm the only geek on my block who doesn't have one of these. (pout)
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
146. Blass_the_Dreamer
By the Great Old Ones! I must have it!

"That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange aeons even death may die."
christine frasca
149. aniera
yay for lovecraft, i would hug my Cthulhu all night
Tina Black
150. TinaBlack
OH!! I have hunted for one of these at every con I go to! I must Have HIM for my cubicle.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
151. Media Mess
Congratulations on the 1st Anniversary of Tor.com! So glad to have a great home for science fiction on the place that most of science fiction missed completely.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
153. SirTomster
I can has evil god?
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
156. Daniel Thibodeaux
Winning this will finally be the motivation i need to read some HP Lovecraft
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
157. sysrick
elder gods are always welcome
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
158. QuantumLeaper
Evil!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
159. TartanWeaver
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
161. Jacob P. Silvia
The Cuddle of Cthulhu!
Jan Milkin
162. memethief
I bought one of these for a couple of friends of mine when their kid was born. One of her first words was "C'lulu".
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
163. alwayslurking
So cute.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
166. ddrew
For everyone else who won't be winning, could you post a link to buy one?
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
167. BGA
Scary it is not, but cool, definitely.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
168. squid_ca
Yay! Unfathomably cute and cuddly evil!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
169. JoshV
Calls for Cthulu anyone?
Marshall Caudill
171. MCaudill
When he's done slumbering under the sea, we can throw him in the dryer for a bit.
Katie Schmidt
172. safarikate
He could keep my crocheted amigurumi Cthulhu company!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
173. ArtfulMagpie
Iä! Iä!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
175. margaret Rutledge
Happy Birthday to you!
Steve Taylor
176. teapot7
My daughter needs more fluffy monsters. And I might borrow it.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
178. Chris Eagle
I had an Old One/He please me/In R'lyeh sunk beneath the sea
Louis Richards
180. lummer5000
I've always wondered, is the non-Euclidean geometry of R'lyeh spherical, hyperbolic, or of a complex curvature?
Ben Shakal
181. ben
Cute and evil, just like my wife! (With whom I'd have to share this.)
Luis Milan
184. LuisMilan
Perfect gift for turning my baby boy into a proper geek :)
Joe Terrenzio
185. Terren
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh C'thulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ann McCann
187. heroine
So, like I did this shamanic journey in chaplaincy school - and my power animal (? who knows if earthly terms apply) is Cthulu! The stars are RIGHT!
SP Kelly
189. SPKelly
Another potential friend for my daughter's Borg teddy bear.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
191. Charles G. Childers
Thanks!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
194. Vorbis
So much love!!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
195. srhall79
Squeezable evil
Allen Westenbarger
198. Ghidora
Great Cthulhu waits dreaming, soft and plushy...
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
200. Wyndhammer
cool doll
Patrick Regan
202. tazo85
And with this I can drive the dog into MADNESS
Nerissa Montgomery
205. smirkingrevenge
Who's a cute and cuddly little evil Cthulhu? You are. Happy Tor Day!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
206. Medic3
Oooohhh....want!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
208. digitalbeachbum
Call of....
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
211. cdalek
Happy anniversary. Cool giveaways.
Michael Schwartz
213. BlackForest
The horror, the soft, cute, plushy horror.
Opher Lubzens
215. Antongarou
Ia!Shub-Niggurath!The Black Goat With a Thousand Plushies!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
216. Annette Chambers
Because evil alien overlords need love, too!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
218. johntheirishmongol
best plushie ever
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
219. the_maenad
So cute yet so squamous.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
220. Bob the wordless
Lovecraft rules!
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
222. LawyerKevin
comment
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
223. kibrika
:D A few of these comments are fun. How can they not be with a plushy evil!
Andy Leighton
224. andyl
A tentacular (how can that not be a word you stupid spell-checker) horror - count me in.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
225. tallcedars
Not first. Not even close.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
227. Belinda M
How cute!
Carl Templeton
230. kenderthane
This would go with my Summer Fun Cthulhu
Douglas Warren
231. BukaHobbit
My son needs a woobie to take to bed and I can't think of one that would give him more interesting dreams.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
233. Roulette Monkey
love it
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
234. Mary Win
I have had the unfortunate experience of managing to be just in time to catch disasters like the shuttle exploding and the impact of the 2nd tower on 9/11 live on TV - It would be just my luck to have missed the moon landing for the same reason you did. Funny how things like that happen.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
235. 3Charles
Dorm Plush ftw
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
237. goldendelicious
Do want.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
238. Alex C Telander
Here's hoping, happy Moon day everyone!

Alex C. Telander
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