Have you ever seen a stuffed Toby the Targ toy? It was a toy on star trek DS9 and voyager.
If one does exist, where could I find one?
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The targ that Molly O'Brien had on ST:DS9 was, in fact, one of ours. It was originally given to Rick Berman by the owner of New Eye Studios. Berman decided to give it to Molly as a fun prop for the show. We also gave one to Michael Dorn, but I have no idea whether he kept it or not.
The targ was modified from a warthog plush toy that was very similar to the one the other poster referenced, as were the other pets we "adopted out". It's nice to know folks have kept them and their adoption certificates!
Here is the one i bought along time ago with the pedigree she gave out with it. I don't know about the licensing The booth I bought it from was a lady who had the two targs and a few animals from one of the paperbacks.....she said she made it, and I have not found any manufacturer tag anywhere on it. could be bought and modified....I never saw another on until the one on the show That was in the O'Brien quarters and since then I have seen one on a site where a guy has one in his collection but he doesn't say where he got it.
Googling "Toby the targ toy" results in this product on amazon. The colorations and designs are off, but it appears to be the only officially licensed item that was mass produced.
It was released with the Star Trek Alien Beans line of toys, which seems to have been a limited run.
My daughter and I just finished making one. We found a warthog on ebay matching the "Fascination" DS9 episode. It is called "Walter Warthog", is made by Fundamental Too, is 18 inches from tip of nose to end of tail, and has a grunting mechanism inside. They seem to occasionally show up on ebay. Search for things like stuffed warthog, plush warthog, Walter warthog or warthog Fundamental. We then bought some plushy upholstery fabric for the spines (the fabric store was happy to sell us 1/8 of a yard), sewed spines (sewing machine, but could also be done by hand), flipped them inside out, stuffed them and sewed them on.
It was surprisingly harder than it seemed: flipping heavy-weight fabric inside-out was hard and sewing the spines amidst the fur isn't easy (hint: use a curved needle).
Full instructions as well as a pdf with our sewing patterns are here.
I thought it would be nice to post a photo of some of my babies from years ago. Hopefully, I can get it right this time! I tried a link last time, but it didn't work.
The toy actually exists, but it looks like what they used for Toby the Targ was a warthog plush.
I doubt they still make the exact toy that was filmed, but this is close. It is an ebay link.
I have one....just like the screen used one....bought it in ther 90's at a convention in D.C. a fan had a booth and she made them supposedly.......she had two at the time and I bought 1 remember it was 50 dollars. I will post a picture of it on Thursday when I return to work!