Purr-tenders :: Sock-ems

"Shhhh! I'm really a cat!"

Purr-tenders were produced by Hallmark in 1987-88 and Fisher Price in 1989. They were a very short lived line of cats pretending to be other animals in order to be bought from a pet shop as they felt nobody wanted to buy a cat! There was a set of large, plush toys, smaller plush toys, small plastic figures and a few books but they never made it into cartoon status.

Images on this page found on eBay, with thanks to various sellers!


Sock-ems were smaller plush Purr-tenders available through Burger King. They each had a flip-over mask and a pouch on their bellies which when rolled out turned into a sock. Each of the five original Purr-tenders were made as Sock-ems.

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[toucan mask]
[duck mask]
[bunny mask]

[dog mask]
[mouse mask]