Merpug Plush Kickstarter

The Merpug Plush is now available to adopt:


2015 was an exciting year for Shlii! I held my first Kickstarter to launch a new line of Merpug plush dolls! Merpug finished with 126% funding!!! Thank you so much for everyone’s support! My goal is to eventually expand the line to include all of the Norfolk Merdogs.


The Merpug Plush Kickstarter has ended. Click here to view the Kickstarter>>


The Virginian-Pilot | “Merpug”: In a city obsessed with mermaids, could this be a winning Norfolk-inspired toy?

VisitNorfolk | MerPugs Are the Cute New Way To Remember Norfolk

SpankyStokes | “Norfolk Merdogs” Merpug Plush Up On Kickstarter!

TOYSREVIL | Norfolk Merdogs: Merpug Plush Kickstarter Launched!

The Toy Chronicle | Norfolk Merdogs: Merpug Plush Kickstarter from Shlii!

TokyoBunnie | Shlii Handmade: Norfolk Merdogs Kickstarter

Black Nerd Problems | Interview With Shlii: Merpug Enthusiast

Supahcute | Norfolk Merdogs: Merpug Cute Plush Toys by Shlii

The Toy Viking | Help Kickstart the Norfolk Merdogs Merpug Plush from Shlii

The Freshpreneur | Scientists Have Discovered New Species Out In The Wild

Shlii Launches Kickstarter for Merpug Plush Toys

Prototype Updates & Behind the Scenes

I will keep this section up to date as I work with the manufacturer. Merpug is currently in its final plush form. Read more below about all the prototype updates and my experiences working on this project for the past six months.


Merpug is a Kickstarter Staff Pick!

Merpug Plush Kickstarter Press Release

Merpug Plush Kickstarter Sneak Peek

Merpug Kickstarter Launch Date!

Merpug Update 6:

Merpug Prototype Version 5:

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Merpug Prototype Version 2:

Merpug Prototype Version 1: