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Cuddly Headcrab

In deference to my more squeamish readers, I won’t post an image showing this excellent plush version of the iconic Half-Life enemy, the Headcrab.

I’m finding, in fact, that people who haven’t played any of the Half-Life series have some kind of mental block that makes them run screaming from the room on seeing this, rather than the more typical “how cute” that you might expect. Well, that you might expect if you are someone who has grown to love the cute little critters, or at least learned to downgrade them to “annoying” after the first few thousand encounters.

Two bits of bad news on the HL2 Headcrab Collectible page: firstly, you can wear them as a hat, but only if you are yourself a quarter-scale model or perhaps a large cat or small dog. Secondly, they are all sold out…

Hi, would you possibly be willing to sell your headcrab?, we could definetly work out a suitbale amount of money. Anthony

— Anthony on September 9, 2006

My email is (redacted), thanks

— Anthony on September 9, 2006

Sorry Anthony, I’m afraid I don’t have one of these. If I had one, I probably wouldn’t sell it. I mean, who would part with something so cute for mere money?

— Ian Young on September 12, 2006