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Blast Off with Roboplush from Mulaluna

Soft, Squeezable Robot Dolls

munaluna roboplush dolls!

The Jetsons had Rosie. Luke Skywalker had C-3PO and R2-D2.

Clearly any space explorer worth his weight in moon rocks needs a sidekick.

For your little astronaut there’s Roboplush from Munaluna. Created by San Francisco textile designer Meredith Cheng, the Roboplush combines space-age good looks (rectangular heads and square bodies) with the cuddle factor of stuffed animals (irresistibly squeezable).

Crafted from soft, vintage-looking fabrics (yes, real robots do wear pastels), the toys have button eyes that are downright soulful (Cheng carefully reinforces them so they won’t come off). Far from cold androids, these softies are designed and weighted to feel like little humanoids when held in the arms of their small masters.

In other words, they’re out of this world.

Available at Cherish, 115 Clement Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues (415-379-7300 or shopcherish.com); online at munaluna.com, $36.

this week in san francisco!

FIND
A Preschool
What:
Take the stress out of finding Junior’s first school.
Why: In this town, the first one’s the hardest.
When: Tues., 12:40-2 p.m.
Where: DayOne, 3490 California St., at Locust St., ste. 203 (415-440-3291). Members, $29; nonmembers, $45.

HELP
CPR Class at The Village Well
What:
Life-saving skills in just two hours.
Why: As the Scouts say: Be prepared.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: 2325 Union St., b/t Steiner & Pierce Sts. (415-921-1850). Members, $55; nonmembers, $65.

MOISTURIZE
Becoming Baby
What:
A new line of skin care for babes ($13-$16) from an SF pediatrician and mom.
Why: It’s simple, safe, and natural.
When: Whenever you’re on bath and diaper duty.
Where: Sprout, 1828 Union St., b/t Laguna & Octavia Sts. (415-359-9205).

Photo: Courtesy of Munaluna

LOCATIONS
The Village Well
2325 Union St
bt Steiner & Pierce Sts
San Francisco, CA 94123
Cherish
115 Clement St
bt 2nd & 3rd Aves
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-379-7300
1828 Union St
bt Laguna & Octavia Sts
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-359-9205
DayOne
3490 California St
@ Locust St, ste 203
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-440-3291
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