On this day in 1984, the first Macintosh computers started shipping. Who could have imagined that 36 years later to the day, this iconic machine would be commemorated with a tiny plush pillow that fits in your hand?
Only one person possesses this kind of vision – Roberto Hoyos. His Throwboy brand is launching a crowdfunding campaign today for two new plush Mac toys.
There are two so-called Pocket Pillows. One, called the 1984 Pillow, looks like the original Mac. Meanwhile, the 1998 Pillow is a cheery version of the Bondi Blue iMac G3. Super-early backers of Throwboy’s new Kickstarter campaign can purchase each pillow for $11.
Throwboy pillows are plush and PC
In case you’ve had your head under a lumpy pillow, Hoyos‘ company Throwboy turns the familiar symbols of our digital lives into plush pillows. His business started accidentally when he hand-sewed Mac icon pillows, like the happy Finder face, for a girlfriend. Today he ships his pillows, which include popular emoji like the smiley poo pile, and other fun items worldwide.
Apple’s impact on popular culture is undeniable. The company’s early products boot up a special place in the heart of the loyal fan. Apple-related toys, from plastic action figures of Steve Jobs to Hoyos’ pillows, can be found with a simple online search.
“I came up with the idea about a year ago,” Hoyos told Cult of Mac. “I wanted to create a new kind of plush collectible that would fit in your hand and was free of keychains or clips. (Pocket Pillows) are between a designer toy and a bean bag plush that you can display on your desk or shelf.”
Hoyos says more designs are on the way. Looking at his other pillow lines, we might see future Pocket Pillows that look like the iPod or iPhone.