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Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« on: August 24, 2017, 09:07:00 am »
Seen this online first. Then happened to be walking threw our wally and seen them in person.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sloth-Maskimal-Adorable-Large-Plush-Head-Mask-Accessory/630878243

Now i've heard both pros and cons about them. Even some furry Youtubers telling people not to buy them. Others saying it could be your first fursuit just for fun. My thoughts? They are very hard to breath in. Very cheaply made. But if you wanna rock one at a furcon or meet go for it. For $20+ you could have fun with it. They also have jumpsuit like house coat/PJs made up to look like animals this year as well. These could also be a blast to wear at a con or meet. I don't have a link for them. Finding anything at walmartdotcom is a joke.

I've never put one of these on. But did take a look inside. The head is like any other mascot head. Round and one size fits all. The eyes and neck are the only openings. There is no air flow for the mouth. Personally I don't plan on buying one of the heads. But almost came home with one of the house coat/PJ things. They're awesome.

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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 12:19:39 pm »
I saw that! Maybe it will get more people interested in furry through these.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 04:29:04 pm »
Isn't this still technically furry chat?

Still, I wonder if this is a sign we're becoming more accepted.

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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 07:24:07 pm »
Moved here because it probably fit better :)
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 09:46:27 pm »
Well. Looks like I fell asleep at the wheel. My post kinda went off into nothing.  :D  What i was going to say was I will probably come home with one of the house coat/PJs. But after looking at them again I didn't.

BennyJackdaw, that would be nice. But I think it's more along these lines. Most of the people I talk to about the fandom have no clue we exist. So I'm guessing this is more of a Halloween thing. But it would be nice to think our fandom is becoming more main stream.

Varg, I'd be disappointed if I didn't see a few of these bobbing around the next furcon I go to.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 11:08:04 am »
IMO, looks cheap and probably won't last a year, much less two.  :P  It's fine for Halloween, but I wouldn't be caught dead wearing one to a furcon.
Save your pennies, folks. If you want a real good quality fursuit head, get one from a REAL fursuit maker in the furry fandom. Not one of these cheap pieces of crap from a retail seller.  >:(
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 12:05:34 pm »
Not everyone wants an expensive suit, much less can afford one. The Walmart ones could be a good, fun starting place, especially for younger people who would just outgrow an expensive suit. Or those who want a more toony suit on a budget, or something that they don't have to be paranoid about getting dirty or damaged.

It's all a matter of taste. Not everyone likes the way the higher end fursuits look, just as not everyone likes the way the cheap ones look. Spend your money on what you want.

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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 08:15:21 pm »
Not my cup of tea personally--I would rather save up for a suit from a pro maker--but to each their own. I agree with Loc, if someone wants to start out with little money they could get a fursona head of some kind.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 08:36:01 pm »
IMO, looks cheap and probably won't last a year, much less two.  :P  It's fine for Halloween, but I wouldn't be caught dead wearing one to a furcon.
Save your pennies, folks. If you want a real good quality fursuit head, get one from a REAL fursuit maker in the furry fandom. Not one of these cheap pieces of crap from a retail seller.  >:(


That's a bit elitist isn't it? I think the fact that fursuits, which have had such a huge stigma for 15 years now (since CSI, let's say) now are being sold at walmart. That's progress. Odd, but good.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 12:58:02 am »
Might be fun to doctor one up. Go from cheap and kinda creepy to nightmare fuel in ten stitches or less.  :D These cheesy round hollow things are nothing like the real thing. They are actually selling. Know of a few stores that are out of one or two of the choices.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2017, 02:50:31 am »
I saw those today. I said...

"That's weird..."

I didn't get the impression they were for marketed for the furries, but for mainstream people who just want to have fun pretending to be animals.

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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 10:05:44 am »
Sounds like they would be good for costume parties, and Halloween.
Especially for kids if they have small sizes.

Might even give a boost to general acceptance of the fandom.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 06:08:07 pm »
While looking at these maskamals I found a werewolf mask. Hopefully I'll have a scary werewolf costume!

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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 05:47:53 pm »
I saw the heads in WM a few days ago. Definately ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL.  >:(  A person would need to put extra padding in the head to make it more comfortable and/or to fit properly otherwise the costume head will be very loose. They also look way overly big for kids to try wearing.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2017, 07:35:35 pm »
Seems more like this is a Halloween related thing than a Furry thing. Though when I saw them last time I was at Walmart looking for those new Fingerlings animatronic monkeys for my robot critter collection I was tempted to look for a dog or wolf one even though I never had much interest in fursuiting.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 06:25:53 am »
I actually saw these and got one on Saturday.

am hoping I can use it as a base and so I can figure out how it's constructed for making a better version :)

for $20 I figured it was inexpensive enough I could do anything with it (even if its just taking it appart)

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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2017, 08:07:45 pm »
Saw the gaylord/cardboard bin of these over-the-head masks at several area Walmarts. The unicorns went first, you cannot find them anymore. Although I saw one in the customer service area today while in the return lane. No canine types, which is disappointing. My sampling turned up bear, panda, cat, panther, shark, tiger, raccoon, and bunny.

 I have seen children, teens, and adults wearing these around various stores. So I you buy one, it is recommended that it be sprayed out with a good disinfectant before you wear it. If I had to choose one now, the tiger would get my $20. IMHO it has nice color and the eyes are rather pretty.
As stated elsewhere in this thread, some of these maskimals could be combined with a pajama suit from the same store to make up a complete costume. Not a professional grade fursuit perhaps, but a start for a budding fursuiter.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2017, 03:47:09 pm »
Went in a store after work today and found two new characters added to the pile--T-Rex and Monkey. The wearer of the T-Rex peers out of dark mesh in the open mouth. Still no canine characters.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2017, 11:49:38 pm »
I've seen them pop up in some furcon videos. Awesome. It's great to know there are fellow furs with a good sense of humor.
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 07:17:52 pm »
These could double as cat beds. It's bound to happen. When these end up on clearance for five bucks, then maybe my cat will get one for a hideout.
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 08:53:08 pm »
^^^
You and I think alike Rocket. Just have to wait and see what's left in the box after Halloween.
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2017, 08:28:16 pm »
Checked for clearance stuff after Halloween at several area Walmarts. The Maskimals were still full price. In one store, all that remained were rabbit and raccoon masks.
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Re: Walmart selling furstuit heads????
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2017, 12:16:18 am »
There is a wide selection at my local store, but as you experienced all at full price.
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