Owlbears of Holding are a boutique series of plush toys designed by me, Andi Smith. The original Owlbear, Fireball, was produced in 2017 thanks to my amazing Kickstarter backers.
I have recently switched plush manufacturers. As such, I am updating the overall design of my Owlbears series. I am contemplating adding a zipper pouch to the plush, hence the name.
The most requested Owlbear has been my colorful Painbow, so he is the one that will be getting the makeover first!
What I *can* tell you is that the new Owlbears will be 8 to 10 inches tall and will be made of ultra soft minky fabric. Their chonky bellies will have a Paunch Patch that features an embroidered design that is related to fantasy tabletop gaming or the gaming culture. Some examples of Paunch Patch designs include spells, gaming accessories, dice, gaming classes, and such.
If all goes well (thanks Covid-19!), the Kickstarter for the updated Owlbears will be launched in 2023!
The Owlbears live in the village of Game-a-Lot in the magical kingdom of Hyroll. Their neighbors, the Globlins, live in the nearby forest, Fireball’s Folly, in a giant tree called Gnodise Hollow.
Fireball’s Folly was once a densely packed forest of trees and lush foliage. Now there is a large area of the wood that has been razed due to an unfortunate (and accidental) forest fire.
As a result of this incident, the Owlbears and the Globlins are not on the best terms. It should also be noted that the Globlins are not necessarily mean or evil but they are known across Hyroll as Minions of Mischief and Mayhem.
Simply put…they are often devious troublemakers.
The Owlbears’ leader, GM, and the Globlins’ leader, LubbDubb, are very good friends and do their best to ease the tensions between their clans. Of course, just as soon as a peace has settled between them a mischievous Globlin or two finds a way to ruin everything.