"Need-A-Littles are huggable, loveable fluffy animals just aching for attention. Can you fulfil their needs?"
Need-A-Littles were produced by Matchbox in 1985 and designed by Linda Novich. They were a series of 14" acrylic-fleece pets with a flap on their bottom (like a romper suit would have) which opened to reveal their bum cheeks! They each came with a dummy or rattle and a blanket attached to one paw.
Images on this page thanks to Jill, and Wish Book Web!
There were five Need-A-Littles produced, simply named after their animal type.
- Lamb "needs love"
- Bear "needs a hug"
- Bunny "needs a smile"
- Kitten "needs a kiss"
- Puppy "needs a laugh"
Here's a more detailed view of the kitten.