Official Nyan Cat Toys


Thu, Jun 14th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Nyan Cat -- the flying kitty meme shooting a rainbow out of its ass while a demented happy song is played ad nauseum -- has now gone one step past viral: you can actually buy toys and other merchandise based on it. From The Toy Spy website:

If you're not familiar with Nyan cat, I'm sorry to have to be the one to say that yes ... you are out of the loop. Nyan Cat was the 5th most watched YouTube video of 2011, won a Webby Award for Meme of the Year in 2012, and has been on the big screen and in cahoots with companies such as Nike, Vitamin Water, Back to the Future, and Sprint. See? Nyan's kinda a big thing. It's ok. You can tell everyone you knew about it. Think of that splash of info as the crib sheet. Print it out for reference.

JAKKS Pacific will be releasing a series of toys and collectables based on the creation of Chris Torres of LOL Comics fame. There is a wide array of awesome stuff on the way (see the photos starring Marty the cat, the original inspiration for Nyan Cat) that will be released. Chris was kind enough to talk to us about the upcoming lineup and share some personal pictures of the prototypes that you won't see anywhere else.



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