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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.

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

Press

The Virginian-Pilot | “Merpug”: In a city obsessed with mermaids, could this be a winning Norfolk-inspired toy?
http://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/merpug-in-a-city-obsessed-with-mermaids-could-this-be/article_e7c54fdc-5481-5cdb-af9b-bae8191964a1.html

VisitNorfolk | MerPugs Are the Cute New Way To Remember Norfolk
http://www.visitnorfolktoday.com/merpugs-are-the-cute-new-way-to-remember-norfolk

SpankyStokes | “Norfolk Merdogs” Merpug Plush Up On Kickstarter!
http://www.spankystokes.com/2015/05/norfolk-merdogs-merpug-plush-up-on.html

TOYSREVIL | Norfolk Merdogs: Merpug Plush Kickstarter Launched!
http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2015/05/norfolk-merdogs-merpug-plush.html

The Toy Chronicle | Norfolk Merdogs: Merpug Plush Kickstarter from Shlii!
http://thetoychronicle.com/news/norfolk-merdogs-merpug-plush-kickstarter-from-shlii/

TokyoBunnie | Shlii Handmade: Norfolk Merdogs Kickstarter
http://tokyobunnie.blogspot.com/2015/06/shlii-handmade-norfolk-merdogs.html

Black Nerd Problems | Interview With Shlii: Merpug Enthusiast
http://blacknerdproblems.com/site/interview-with-shlii-merpug-enthusiast/

Supahcute | Norfolk Merdogs: Merpug Cute Plush Toys by Shlii
http://supahcute.com/2015/06/01/norfolk-merdogs-merpug-cute-plush-toys-by-shlii/

The Toy Viking | Help Kickstart the Norfolk Merdogs Merpug Plush from Shlii
http://www.thetoyviking.com/2015/06/help-kickstart-norfolk-merdogs-merpug.html

The Freshpreneur | Scientists Have Discovered New Species Out In The Wild
http://www.thefreshpreneur.com/pop-reviews/scientists-have-discovered-new-species-out-in-the-wild

Shlii Launches Kickstarter for Merpug Plush Toys
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/shlii-launches-kickstarter-for-merpug-plush-toys-407453.php

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.

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Merpug is a Kickstarter Staff Pick!
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-is-a-kickstarter-staff-pick/

Merpug Plush Kickstarter Press Release
http://www.shlii.com/norfolk-merdogs-merpug-cute-plush-kickstarter/

Merpug Plush Kickstarter Sneak Peek
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-plush-kickstarter-sneak-peek/

Merpug Kickstarter Launch Date!
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-plush-kickstarter-launch-date/

Merpug Update 6:
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-update-6/

Merpug Prototype Version 5:
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-prototype-v5-updates/

Merpug Prototype Version 4:
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-prototype-v4-updates/

Merpug Prototype Version 3:
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-prototype-v3-updates/

Merpug Prototype Version 2:
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-plush-prototype-update/

Merpug Prototype Version 1:
http://www.shlii.com/merpug-plush-status-update/