Hawaiian Plush

Hawaiian Bean Bag Collectibles
Unique bean bag collectibles that have a personal passport with their name, birth date, and birth place. Since a limited amount of them were made of each design, they were also given a special number to let you know that you have adopted an authentic Hawaiian Collectible™.
Approx Size: 5" - 8"
'Aukai Sea Turtle
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Strong-Swimming, Good-Floating Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle”
In old Hawaii, there were green sea turtles-called honu-everywhere. The waters around the islands teemed with these noble swimmers. Bays turned dark with turtle shells when thousands of honu came together for their shoreline visits.
Hawaiian dancers loved watching the movements of the turtles, the way they propelled themselves through the water with powerful strokes from their flippers. The dancers learned to mimic the turtles, swimming through imaginary water, and stretching their necks to the surface for air. Hula dancers still perform turtle hulas-called hula honu.
This cute Hawaiian turtle, who wants to be adopted by you, is named ‘Aukai. ‘Aukai means “swimmer” in the Hawaiian language.
If you’re a swimmer, you’ll love ‘Aukai. He will tell you how to move fast in the water, and how to float when you’re tired. He’ll remind you to be safe when you swim.
Please take special care of ‘Aukai, your strong-swimming, good-floating green sea turtle from the Islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27032
Price: $7.95 ea.

'Ilio Poi Dog #1
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Faithful and Loving Poi Dog Puppy”
In old Hawaii, the people cherished their animals and kept them well-fed and happy. The pig, chicken, and the faithful dog were all part of the ohana (which is the Hawaiian word for "family").
The dogs especially loved the children and they were so obedient and good that they were even taken on canoes for the long channel journeys between the islands.
Over the years, many different people have moved to Hawaii fallen in love, and married. Their children have a number of nationalities (one little girl might be Chinese-Hawaiian-Filipino-Caucausian). We call these children of mixed lineage "hapa".
These families brought their dogs, and these dogs mixed with the little Hawaiian dog. Today we call dogs of mixed breeds "poi dogs" because good poi (taro paste) is well mixed.
This poi dog is named 'Ilio, and he wants you to adopt him. 'Ilio means "dog" in the Hawaiian language. Take 'Ilio and give him a good home with a nice, warm bed.
Make him part of your ohana, and he will be your very own faithful and loving poi dog pup from the Islands of Hawaii.
Item #: HC27036
Price: $7.95 ea.

Umo Monk Seal
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Barking Hawaiian Monk Seal”
In old Hawaii, thousands of monk seals, with sleek black coats and large glistening eyes, swam in the coastal waters of Hawaii's most northern islands. When they got tired, they rode the surf to the beach, then rolled in the warm sand, and took a nap.
The Hawaiian monk seals are very shy animals. Hawaiian fishermen and mariners rarely saw the timid monk seals in southern waters. But every so often a seal would come ashore on the islands where the people lived. The Hawaiians called the monk seals "'ilio 'aukai'" or "swimming dogs".
Today, many people live on the islands of Oahu and Kauai where in the old days there were lots of monk seals. There, the monk seals raise their pups. And in their barking language, they teach their smooth little swimmers how to fish.
If you happen to be on one of the wilderness beaches on Oahu or Kauai, you might get to see a monk seal swim past very quickly, like a dark shadow in the water.
This Hawaiian monk seal is named Umo and he wants you to adopt him. Umo means "to bark like a seal" in the Hawaiian language.
Please take good care of Umo, your very own barking monk seal from the Islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27037
Price: $7.95 ea.
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Humu) Fish
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Patchwork Fish”
In old Hawaii, the people often gave their animal friends names that described them. One of our trigger fish looks like a little swimming patchwork quilt, its skin divided into brightly colored sections. But the fish also has a face that sharpens into a long snout, like a pig’s. So the Hawaiian’s called this particular trigger fish the humuhumunukunukuapua’a.
Humuhumu means “to sew pieces together”; nukunuku means “snout”, and pua’a means “pig”. It’s a funny sounding long name for a funny-looking fish. In fact, it looks so much like a little pig that Hawaiians called it the “pig of the sea”.
Today, the humuhumunukunukuapua’a is the state fish of Hawaii.
You can see these wonderful fish swimming in and out of the reefs at Hanauma Bay.
This little trigger fish is named Humu, and she wants you to adopt her.
Humu means “to sew” in the Hawaiian language, and if you take her home, you will be able to sew Humu into the fabric of your family.
Please take good care of Humu, your very own patchwork fish from the islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27038
Price: $7.95 ea.
‘Ekake Ha’u Lani (Kona Coffee) Donkey
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Braying Donkey of Heavenly Hawaii”
Almost two hundred years ago, the first donkeys came to Hawaii on a sailing ship. The ranchers in upcountry Kona on the Big Island needed the little donkeys to help with their work on the ranches.
The new donkeys pulled carts and let children sit on their backs. Sometimes the children would take long rides through the velvet green hills on their favorite donkeys.
Over the years, Kona donkeys have becaome famous for the way they sing. Donkeys everywhere make a braying “hee-haw” sound, but Kona donkeys make so many other sounds too. They twitter and chirp and they almost sound like birds. At night, especially when the full moon pours its silvery light over Kona’s misty hills, the donkeys sing like nightingales. That’s why people call these donkeys “Kona Nightingales”.
The name of this little donkey is ‘Ekake Ha’u Lani which is Hawaiian for “the donkey who sings in the heavens,” because Kona is such a heavenly place.
‘Ekake wants you to adopt him.
Please take good care of ‘Ekake Ha’u Lani, your happy , braying little donkey from the islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27041
Price: $7.95 ea.
Nihi Kitty Cat
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Quiet Hawaiian Kitty Cat”
In old Hawaii, there were rats, but no cats to chase them away. Then when sailing ships began coming to the islands, they brought cats with them, and some of these cats stayed.
The Hawaiian people appreciated these cats because they were soft and cuddly and nice to pet. But they also likes them because the cats kept the rats from coming into their houses.
Today there are all kinds of cats in Hawaii, mostly short-haired cats who like the hot tropical sunshine. House cats like to lie in a window where the sun streams in. They sleep all day in the warmth and at night they go hunting for rats.
Hawaii is perfect to rats, and cats are perfect for Hawaii – from the soft breezes that brush over your skin like a cat’s friendly nudge, to the purring sound of distant surf.
This pretty Hawaiian cat is named Nihi, which means “stealth” in the Hawaiian language. She is called “stealth” because she creeps along silently and softly.
Nihi needs a good home, and she wants you to adopt her.
Please take good care of Nihi, your stealthy, quiet little kitty cat from the Islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27044
Price: $7.95 ea.
Hihe'e Crab
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Sideways-Running, Tippy-Toeing Hawaiian Crab”
In old Hawaii, like today, children loved going to the beach. They played games in the surf while their parents gathered gifts from the sand like shells and coral.
Sometimes the children would dig deep holes in the sand and imitate the crabs, running sideways and jumping into the holes to hide. It was a fun game, like tag. The sand crabs – crouching in their hiding places with their antenna-like eyes watching this game- must have thought it looked pretty funny.
Hawaiians understood the special qualities of all the island creatures. The crab, with his ability to camouflage himself in the sand and escape danger, was revered for his unique survival skills.
This little Hawaiian crab is named Hihe’e, and she wants you to adopt her. She will show you many games to play at the beach.
Hihe’e means “sideways” in the Hawaiian Language.
Please take good care of Hihe’e, your sideways running, tippy-toeing crab from the Hawaiian Islands.

Item #: HC27047
Price: $7.95 ea.
Niniu Dolphin
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The High-Jumping, Playful Dolphin of Hawaii”
In old Hawaii, the people lived in villages near the shoreline. Some days they would look out across the field of light that sparkled on the ocean and see dolphins jumping high in the air, spinning in silver flashes above the water.
These aquatic acrobats helped guide Hawaiian canoes through the reefs and into the safety of calm coves and bays. Streaking alongside the bow and playing in the wake of the speeding canoes, these dolphins were companions and friends during many sea voyages. The people made up chants and songs, and sang to their friends in the waves. The dolphins answered with their own high-pitched calling.
This Hawaiian dolphin is named Niniu, and he wants you to adopt him.
Niniu means "to spin" in the Hawaiian language. And if you listen closely to the dolphins singing, you will here them say "Nee-nee-oo, Nee-nee-oo, nee-nee-oo!" when they call to each other underwater.
Whenever you go, this magical dolphin will help bring you home to the safety of your family, and probably make you laugh along the way.
Please take good care of Niniu, your very own high-jumping, playful dolpin guide from the Islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27049
Price: $7.95 ea.
Ka'inapu Horse
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Graceful, Prancing Hawaiian Horse”
In old Hawaii, men called paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) brought horses to the islands to help them herd their cattle, and make sure that the cows were in the right fields.
Today, these regal horses work hard all week, helping the paniolo with their chores. And on special occasions, like Aloha Week or Kuhio Day, the paniolo dress their horses in flower leis, drape them in satin, and ride them in parades.
This high-prancing Hawaiian horse, who wants to be adopted by you, is named Ka’inapu. In the Hawaiian language, ka’inapu means “to prance gracefully”. And that’s what your little Hawaiian horse loves to do.
Please take good care of Ka’inapu, your graceful, prancing horse from the Islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27055
Price: $7.95 ea.
Holoiki Gecko
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The little running gecko”
In old Hawaii, the children loved watching mo’o’ala (geckos) as they scampered from wall to ceiling in the thatched huts. The Hawaiians thought geckos brought good luck, but the children liked the little lizards best because they were funny.
The mo’o’ala made loud chirping sounds and could hang upside-down from the ceiling beams. Their short squatty legs, and funny tiny feet, with toes all spread wide, made the children laugh and make up gecko games. The keiki and mo’o’ala chased each other, chirping and running around with quick little steps.
This adorable Hawaiian moala who wants to be adopted by you, is named Holoiki. In the Hawaiian language, holo means “to run” and “iki” means “little”, so this lizards name is “Little Run”.
Please take good card of Holoiki, your funny gecko from the Islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27057
Price: $7.95 ea.
Puni Hele Poi Dog #2
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Hawaiian dog that loves to travel”
In old Hawaii, people called their dogs “ilio”, and made them part of their ohana (family). The first “ilio” came to the Islands from Tahiti, on the long voyage across the ocean. The ‘ilio rode at the bow on the canoe, nose facing into the wind, and watched the dolphins jump and play in the wake.
Today, dogs all over Hawaii love to travel around the islands with their families. They love to go to the beach and go hiking in the lush, green valleys. They especially enjoy swimming beneath cool waterfalls.
This ‘ilio, who wants to be adopted by you, is named Puni Hele. In the Hawaiian language, a puni hele is someone who is very fond of traveling.
Please make Puni Hele a part of your ohana. Puni Hele will travel with you anywhere and be your beloved dog from the islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27060
Price: $7.95 ea.

Wawaeponi Octopus
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Purple-Legged Octopus of Hawaii”
Beneath the coastal waters of Hawaii, in coral tunnels or shrouded in a sprinkling of sand live the beautiful Hawaiian he’e. Their legs, lined with hundreds of suction cups, help the he’e cling to the coral, and resist the powerful ocean currents. When threatened, these limber creatures do wonderful things. With a billowing rush, they can stretch their bodies wide, like circular wings, and thrust themselves to safety, or change colors to match the reef and disappear into a cloud of ink.
The people of old Hawaii learned about strength and cunning from the octopus.
Wawaeponi octopus wants to be adopted by you. Wawaeponi means “purple-legged” in the Hawaiian language. He is the color of the dawn sky reflected on the water of his shallow reef home.
Please take care of Wawaeponi, your wily purple octopus from the Islands of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27065
Price: $7.95 ea.

Ha'aeho Rooster
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
“The Proud Rooster of Kaua'i”
Many hundreds of years ago, Polynesian voyagers sailed their great double-hulled canoes from the South Pacific to the islands of Hawaii. One of the animals they brought with them was the proud moa kane, the rooster. When the canoes landed, the struting bird paraded around his new home like a magnificent feathered king.
In later years, when the sugar cane plantation thrived, the rooster became a hungry warrior. He worked from sunrise to sunset gobbling up centipedes & other insects that menaced the crops.
This Hawaiian warrior of the fields, who wants to be adopted by you, is named Ha'aheo. In the Hawiian language it means "proud".
Please take care of mighty Ha'aheo, the feathered warrior of Hawaii.

Item #: HC27068
Price: $7.95 ea.
Kupu‘euli‘ili‘i Monkey
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
"Hawaii's Mythical Little Rascal"
Officially the only monkeys in Hawai'i live in the Honolulu Zoo. All the other animals adore them because they are so funny and smart. But some people say when monkeys first arrived in the islands, one of the little rascals got away. These mythical Hawaiian monkeys play tricks on hikers along the mountain trails, and in the late evening high in the rainforest above Nu'uanu Valley, you can sometimes hear their squeaky call.
The monkeys are happy in the mountains, but would love to go to the ocean to ride the canoes and roll in the sand.
This little rascal who wants to be adopted by you is named Kupu'culi'il'i. In Hawiian language kupu'cu means "rascal" and li'ili'i means "little".
Please take care of Kupu'culi'ili'i, the mythical little rascal of Hawai'i.

Item #: HC27069
Price: $7.95 ea.
Makalapualele Ladybug
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
"Hawaii's Beautiful Flying Blossom"
If you look carefully beneath leaves and shaded branches, you might a glimpse of the tiny Hawaiian Ladybug. She tends her flowers wearing her very best outfit. Always happy, always lovely, this delicate wahine is as exquisite as the blossoms in her garden.
She looks very much like one of her flowers, bedded in brillant red with small, black dots. When the work is done, her wings unfold like a tiny bud blooming, and she flies into the cool evening air.
This lovely lady, who wants to be adopted by you, is named Makalapualele. In the Hawaiian language, makala means to "unfold", pua means "flower", and lele means "to fly".
Please take care of Makalapualele, the beautiful flying flower of Hawai'i.

Item #: HC27070
Price: $7.95 ea.
Discontinued, Quantities Limited

Melekeiki Pig
Bean Bag Collectible Animal
"The Joyful Hawaiian Pig"
The hawaiian pigs have played an important role throughout Hawaiian history. The"pua'a" (poo-AH-ah) as they were called in old Hawai'i, were magical creatures and possed great powers. Priests would let the pig choose which chief to serve, by allowing the pig to walk to one or the other making the selection for them. Today, many of the decesdants of these first pua'a still live in the remote valleys of Hawai'i. They roam freely through the cool damp forests and roll around happily on the volcanic mud whenever possible.
Melekeiki in the Hawaiian language means "merry kid". Melekeiki is a bright and joyful pig, an adventurer at heart. He is eager to learn about new mud holes and meet other pigs, above all he is always ready to play.
Please take good care of Melekeiki, your joyful pig from the Island of Hawai'i.

Item #: HC27071
Price: $7.95 ea.
Discontinued, Quantities Limited




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