Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Cuddly Critters!

Update – All gone!

No Longer A Wide Selection of Cuddly Animals!

Sadly, my suppliers abruptly pulled out of the soft toy market without notice and I currently have almost no stock.
If I find a wholesaler who can supply the plush animals I want (no one company makes a suitable range, or will sell them in the modest quantities I want) I may resume selling them – but there won’t be any of these old designs available, I’m afraid.


new herd

(This is still a picture taken at the old shop and not all are currently in stock; there are more pictures on my Flickr page… )


Small Wolves (£5.99) lying down or sitting up
Medium Wolves (£9.99) sitting up or lying down
Big Wolves (£14.99) lying down or sitting up

Wolf Pack

Wolf Pack

Mammoths (£10.99)

some of the herd!

Barn Owl (with rotating head) (£13.99)
Large Snowy Owls (£10.99) similar to Harry Potter’s!
Snowy Owls – (£6.99) similar to Harry Potter’s!

Giant Anteaters (£8.99)
Armadillos (£9.99)
Aardvarks (£8.99)
Binturong (£12.99)
Ratel (Honey Badger) (£9.99)
Wombat (£7.99)
Slow Loris (£9.99) – o/s
Malayan Tapir (£8.99)
Baird’s Tapir (£11.99) – o/s
Tapir baby (£8.99)
Skunk (£10.99)
Sloth Bear (£9.99) Melursus Ursinus. Very like the Zoo’s new Sun Bears – o/s

Saola antelope – rare S.E.Asian antelope only recently discovered (£9.99)

Sloths (£16.99) – o/s

Giant Panda (£29.99) he’s a bit floppy, and rather large, but very nice! o/s
Medium Panda (£10.99)
Small Panda (£5.99)

New Pandas Arriving!

New Pandas Arriving!

Bactrian Camel (£10.99) kneeling down – o/s

Baby Tiger (black & white) (£5.99) – o/s

Bats – vampire or fruit (£9.99)
Bats – hanging! (£5.99)
Spiders – black (£6.99) – o/s

Badgers (£6.99)
Otters (£6.99) – o/s
Tortoise (£9.99) – o/s

Green Sea Turtle (£8.99)
Octopus (£6.99) – o/s

UK wildlife:

fox (£5.99)
squirrel (£5.99)
bunny (£5.99)
badger (£5.99)
large badger (£10.99)

Highland Cow (£8.99) – o/s
Greyfriars Bobby dogs (white) (£9.99)


Triceratops (£8.99)
Stegasaurus (£8.99)
Diplodocus (£9.99)
T. Rex (£10.99)

Ford Prefect – knitted HHGG figure (£9.99)
Bunkbots – 4 varieties of cuddly robots! (£7.99)


  1. The baby tapir we bought last June has adapted well to its new habitat and says hello.

    Comment by Mister Roy | August 25, 2007 | Reply

  2. Excellent!
    I’m completely sold out of tapirs right now, or I’d offer to sell you a companion!


    Comment by transrealfiction | August 27, 2007 | Reply

  3. That’s OK, the Giant Anteater keeps it company:
    Transreal critters

    Comment by Mister Roy | August 27, 2007 | Reply

  4. Wonderful!
    Thanks for the link. 🙂


    Comment by transrealfiction | August 27, 2007 | Reply

  5. Sorry to disillusion the baby tapir but his companion looks more like an aardvark to me. They do eat ants too though.

    Mister Roy: you should add the picture to the Tapirs Group on Flickr – they’d love it 🙂

    Comment by RiotSquirrl | August 28, 2007 | Reply

  6. Hi, RiotSquirrl; guess you’re right about the aardvark but, as you say, he does eat ants – so maybe he eats giant ants and is thus a giant ant eater… 😉

    Good to see you anyway…

    Comment by transrealfiction | August 30, 2007 | Reply

  7. Thanks for this, heading on over to the Flickr group pronto!

    Comment by Mister Roy | September 7, 2007 | Reply

  8. The badger is settling in fine. Pic of tapir and your good self (slightly out of focus) is on my ‘what I did in my holidays’ blog:

    …Roy (Mr)

    Comment by walkinghometo50 | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  9. Sounds like a good holiday!
    One request; could you maybe change the link so it goes to this WordPress site rather than my aging static site at BTConnect…

    Comment by transrealfiction | June 24, 2008 | Reply

  10. Here’s the latest tapir, out and about

    and featuring in a story

    Comment by walkinghometo50 | February 22, 2009 | Reply

  11. Late summer, 2009, I was visiting Edinburgh and wandered into Transreal with my best friend, seeking a book. (Ironically, by a writer local to me, whose books nonetheless come out in the UK before they do here in the US.)

    My best friend browsed the stuffed animals while I snagged the book. Upon returning to the counter and seeing the selection, I joked “Wow… now, if you had an aardvark in all those stuffed animals, I’d have to buy that.”

    An aardvark was promptly produced.

    She traveled around the UK with me for a while longer, then returned home to Seattle. Her name is Ethel (it seemed fitting), and she has settled in well here.

    I think next time I’ll have to snag a tapir. 🙂

    Comment by Rachel | July 23, 2010 | Reply

  12. I remember that, Rachel; glad your aardvark has adapted to the grey skies of Seattle, instead of the grey skies of Edinburgh!

    Comment by transrealfiction | July 28, 2010 | Reply

  13. Looks like Tapirs are going to be the new Meerkats!

    Comment by Dan J. Kahn | September 20, 2010 | Reply

  14. Ha! They’d need bigger burrows! 🙂
    Actually, I’ve seen a distinct increase in people’s awareness of what they are over the past several years, although I doubt they’ll ever be considered as cute as those 4-toed mongooses!

    Comment by transrealfiction | September 20, 2010 | Reply

  15. hi Caroline, try my mobile (removed)

    Comment by Anonymous | March 24, 2017 | Reply

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