Lots-a-Lots-a-Leggggggs :: Characters
"The outrageous caterpillar with lots-a-sneakers, lots-a-socks, and lots-a-lots-a-leggggggs!"
Lots-a-Lots-a-Leggggggs was produced by Commonwealth in 1984, and again in 1998. They were colourful, plush caterpillars with a multitude of legs, wearing multi-coloured socks with sneaker-printed feet. In Greece they were produced by El Greco, in Italy by Gig and in France by Ideal. Some are also marked with Hasbro.They were sold in the UK, US and parts of Europe under varying names:
- UK & US: Lots-a-Lots-a-Leggggggs
- France: Mille Pa-Pattttttes
- Italy: Tante Tante Gambe
- Greece: Trexalitsa
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Plush Special Characters
There were quite a few different character toys produced which came with varous amounts of legs and variations of colour and size. I've only found two references to what characters produced. I think some were only released in Europe, where they had different names.
Faterpillar was 23 inches long.
I don't know if all sizes were marketed as "Rain Bowlegged" or it was just for the 16 legged versions. An italian advert shows there were also toys with 20 legs and 10 legs, plus I have found an 8 legged Greek version too.
|8 Pairs of Legs - Purple Head||10 Pairs of Legs - Yellow Head|
|8 Pairs of Legs - Blue Head||8 Pairs of Legs - Pink Head|
|5 Pairs of Legs||5 Pairs of Legs|
|4 Pairs of Legs [Greek]|
There weren't any colour variations of these next eight characters, and mini versions were produced of all but TapToes and ToeDonna (see further down).
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|ToeTunes||ToeLoose Le Trek||ToeDonna / Miss Lots-a-Legs|
This one is made completely from fabric with the characters show above printed on it.
This one appeares to be a chef, but was not part of the group above (as far as I know).
This one has thread hair, wears a tie and odd shoes. It also looks half asleep!
These multi-coloured toys have bold rather than pastel colours. The 26-legged toy had a letter from the alphabet on each foot.
These two are almost identical apart from their feet.
The larger of the blue and yellow toys have a fabric crown crowns printed on their sneakers, the smaller version did not.
This white and blue toy has "Suomi" and "Finland" written on its legs.
This is the only brown one I have come across.
Is this a French flag version?
These toys all have 3 pairs of legs, but weren't part of the Mini series as they were bigger in size. They all have character clothing.
3 Pairs of Legs ~ "Marathon" [colour variations]
|3 Pairs of Legs ~ "Musical"||3 Pairs of Legs ~ "Rock"|
|3 Pairs of Legs ~ Ski Outfit||3 Pairs of Legs ~ Sailor Outfit|
|3 Pairs of Legs ~ Clouds Bedtime Outfit||3 Pairs of Legs ~ Multi-Coloured Baby|
|3 Pairs of Legs ~ Pink Baby [Baby Toes?]||3 Pairs of Legs ~ Winter Outfit|
|3 Pairs of Legs ~ Wedding Couple||3 Pairs of Legs ~ Cocktail Outfit|
|3 Pairs of Legs ~ Jeans Outfit|
This one has an Austrian theme. It still has its original card label attached marked 1986 Hasbro/Commonwealth.
These area spiders (I think!), as seen on the French advert at the top of the page.
These two came with sunglasses. The yellow one was 6" long. I image the orange one to be much smaller.
This one iv very small and had plastic boots.
Plush Mini Special Characters
These toys all had 3 pairs of legs and some were mini versions of the 8-legged toys further up the page.
|Mini Footlights||Mini Baby Toes|
|Mini Clown||Mini ToeTunes|
|Mini ToeLoose Le Trek||Mini Cowboy|
These look to be Christmas specials, and an earlier production looking at the style of eye.
Lots-A-Lots-A-Hearts body was a series of hearts. Maybe a Valentine's day special?
There were at least three butterflies produced and were about 12 inches long with six legs and heart shaped noses. They had an opening along their backs to tuck their wings into, so they could change from a caterpillar to butterfly and back again!
I've found one window sucker plush toy.