Squishmallows have become a hot topic in recent years. Demand for these cute little pillows has skyrocketed due to supply chain hiccups throughout the US and internationally. They can be difficult to find, especially if you’ve got your eye on a particularly rare squishy friend.
More and more shoppers are going on “squishy hunts”, shopping around different stores searching for these adorable pillows. If you’re in the market for a Squishmallow, you’re probably wondering which stores even have them, and whether or not certain stores carry exclusive lines.
Keep reading to see whether or not Sam’s Club carries Squishmallows, as well as some details on other retailers that carry these cuties.
Does Sam’s Club Have Squishmallows?
Sam’s Club doesn’t have Squishmallows, technically. However, they have created their own brand of Squishmallow alternatives, a Squishie Plush. They come in a variety of options are are very similar to the original Squishmallows.
If you want to learn more about Squishmallows, keep reading…
What Are Squishmallows?
Squishmallows are branded pillows made from super soft material. They are shaped like cute little characters and there are over 1,000 variations to choose from. They have animals, aliens, and even fast food items to collect.
The lines are arranged into “squads” of themed characters, and each Squishmallow comes with a tag detailing their name, personality, and backstory.
There are now over 1000 Squishmallow characters with unique names and background stories, and the range became globally popular during the Covid 19 pandemic, when collectors began posting characters from their collections to social media.
The toys are made from a super soft spandex and filled with polyester fiber, which gives the toys their characteristic cuddly feel.
The toys were introduced by Kelly Toys in 2017, and have since grown into an internet phenomenon with people posting their collections on TikTok and other websites. They come in many different sizes and prices can vary widely based on rarity.
What Squishmallows Does Sam’s Club Have?
While there are dozens of retailers across the US and internationally that carry Squishmallows, Sam’s Club does not seem to have their own selection at the moment. However, Sam’s does carry other exclusive cute soft pillows that customers can choose from.
Other retailers, such as Costco, actually have their own exclusive lines of Squishmallow characters. Sam’s might make a deal for an exclusive line of Squishmallows in the future, but for the time being you will have to look elsewhere.
What Is The Sam’s Club Squishie Plush?
The Squishie Plush is a Member’s Mark product, meaning that it is a Sam’s Club private brand, manufactures through an arrangement between Sam’s club and a private supplier.
The Member’s Mark Squishie Plus measures 18.9” L x 14.96” W x 17.72” H and is made with super soft polyester plush material. This gives the Squishie Plus the same cuddly soft features unique to Squishmallows. They also use a cloud like squishy fill, are brightly coloured and easy to spot clean and cost $14.98 each.
The available styles include:
- Corgi (check for availability)
Each character can be ordered online and are covered by the Sam’s Club Member Satisfaction Guarantee.
Sam’s Club also sell a Member’s Mark Kids’ Squishy Pillow Friend and Throw Blanket Set. This is a 2-piece squishy character pillow (24″ x 16.5″) and throw blanket (50″ x 60″) made from a soft, plush flannel. The squishy-filled pillow has a storage pocket. These models cost $14.98 each.
The available styles include:
One of Sam’s Club most unique Squishie Plus toys is the Member’s Mark Kids’ Glow-in-the-Dark Squishy Bolster Pillow ($14.98 each). These toys glow at night time and come in the following styles (although it’s best to check availability before ordering):
The Member’s Mark Kids Jumbo Squishy Pillow don’t light up at night, but they are made of the same super soft materials and cost a little bit less at $9.98 each. They come in the following styles:
- Monster truck
Is The Sam’s Club Squishie Plus Popular?
Well, the Squishie Plus is not the original Squishmallow, but yes, they’re popular. Customer feedback has been consistently good. The most popular features have been:
- The soft squishy failing and fabrics
- The bright colors
- Affordable prices
- Good large size
- Large enough for adults to relax on
- Soft enough to throw around safely
- Easy to keep clean
- Blanket and pillow good for travelling
- Easy to pack up and store
Some of the noted not so good features have included:
- The seams on some of the models have frayed and come undone
- Uneven stuffing
- Stuffing coming out of the seams
- Not robust
The Member’s Mark Squishy Plus range is quite small: nothing like the current Squishmallow range and has not yet inspired a collecting culture. There are no collector’s books or guides or any mini versions of the larger toys.
The Member’s Mark range does not have rarity values or codes which are a feature of the Squishmallow range.
Where Can I Find Squishmallows?
Although Sam’s Club does not carry these little guys, there are a number of retailers throughout the US and internationally that do. Some retailers, such as Costco, also carry Squishmallows internationally, and some even have their own exclusive character lines that can only be found at select stores.
The retailers that carry Squishmallows in the US include:
- Aahs! The Ultimate Gift Store
- Books A Million
- Five Below
- Fred Meyer
- Harris Teeter
- Learning Express
- Party City
- Santa Monica Pier
- Shop TBS
- Sesame Street
- TJ Maxx
- The Paper Store
- Toy City
There are also a number of other chains that carry Squishmallows internationally. The toys are sold at select retail stores in Canada, Mexico, the UK, Australia, and other countries through international retailers.
As mentioned earlier, some of these brands actually carry exclusive character designs that are not available at other stores. If you are looking for a particular character or a rare find, it’s a good idea to shop around. If you want more details on where you can find Squishmallows, you can visit the ‘retailers’ page on their website.
Squishmallows have become a phenomenon throughout the western world since their inception back in 2017. The global pandemic has made collecting Squishmallows into an exclusive kind of activity where people compete to see who can collect as many of these cuddly pillows as possible.
As these cuddly buddies increase in popularity, we can expect to see more and more designs, with exclusive deals for characters such as Hello Kitty and others. If you want news on the latest releases, you’ll have to keep an eye on the Squishmallows news page.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask away in the comments section.