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The Endangered Spycrab plushie by Threnodi The Endangered Spycrab plushie by Threnodi
EDIT: Unwired Spycrabs are available in my ETSY STORE : )

Two of the rare endangered Spycrabs in the wild, claiming resources, disputing territory, and...just hanging out, I guess. ^_^;

It occurs to me Spy is one of the three classes I play most often, but I don't think I've ever Spycrabbed... I will have to rectify that.

Also I am Threnodi on Steam if anyone wants to play a round or chat/ make suggestions for future dolls or tweaks to existing ones. ; )

I started making one RED and one BLU-- the Spies wear such un-standard colors, I had to match as best I could, but I think it's not too far off. This is my first experience also with safety eyes and wire skeletons! Their patterns are actually constructed differently, the RED one has the legs and arms as part of the body so there is room for wire inside the legs and arms. The wire I used on my first try was too thin though, so while he is posable, he's not strong enough to fully stand on his little crabby legs. Still, something to improve on next time! The BLU crab has no wire and the arms and legs are sewn into the seams of the body, though I still like how posable he can be just in where you fold and set up his little legs. ^.^ They are both quite durable too, though I am wondering why I have set myself so many projects lately that involve turning right side out so many tiny thin things lately... my fingers are getting sore!

Each Spycrab is about 6 inches tall made of fleece and suedecloth with safety eyes.

These guys have been very amusing around the house since they got made.
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:iconinternetkoolkid420:
Internetkoolkid420 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student
Love it
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Thanks! They come with in-game spycrabs now : D www.welovefine.com/8356-spycrab-plush.html
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jaythescout Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just found out that the item got accepted into the game! Congrats, you've earned it. ^^ It is possible for past buyers to achieve a code for the game item, or would they have to buy another plushie? XD
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Threnodi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I am looking into that right now, they caught me by surprise with the release! Maybe send me an Etsy note so I don't lose track of you--DA comments tend to be lost to the sands once they are replied to. I will forward any information I get through Etsy notes or E-mail once I get a reply on this subject. ; )
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jaythescout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sounds good! I think I sent an Etsy note correctly; I'm not too familiar with it. ^^;
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jaythescout Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Somehow the thought did not cross my mind for you having a deviantART and Steam... Heh. Anyway, I bought one of these guys about a couple years ago and he's still gorgeous and intact. I saw that someone made this item into an actual model possible for use in TF2, which I'll most likely jump at since I have a real one, but it made me think back and I thought I'd come leave an appreciation comment somewhere. Again I thank you very much for the li'l plushie and I hope you have a good day, a good week, et cetera. ^^
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Threnodi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Aw, gosh! I'm so glad to hear from you again, and glad too to hear your Spycrab is still doing well. ^_^ Yes, the Steam Workshop item is me and my husband, and my new co-workers, so it's related! : D
I hope you have a wonderful day week etc. as well, and thanks so much for seeking me out to tell me all that! <3
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:iconjaythescout:
jaythescout Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure. I hope the item gets in one day. ^^
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Thanks so much! You made my day. ^_^
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TanoshiiBento Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm cosplaying BLU Scout's Ma very soon, and I think a RED Spycrab would be an appropriate and humorous prop to have with it. Unfortunately, with the cosplays, I need to cut corners where I can. Would it be okay if I used your Spycrab as a basis for my own patterns? I have no idea where I would start in terms of making my own pattern is all. D:
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Well, I do sell my Spycrabs on Etsy if you're looking for an extra-quick way to acquire one! : ) I don't generally share my patterns, but if you're asking if you can model yours after my photos that's fine with me, and it's very kind of you to ask..! My spycrab was sort of a modified version of the basic mochi pattern you can find various places on DA, if that's any help!
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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   General Artist
This... Is awesome!!! :D I love spycrabs! I think you did an amazing job with this one! Keep up the good work!
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thank you! They may be my favorite Etsy craft ^.^
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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   General Artist
You are most welcome! :)
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WulfarRexwave Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Writer
It probably isn't helpful that the endangered spy crab has a frickin' cigarette sticking out of his mouth. Just sayin'
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Yeah, it's sorta like panda bears refusing to eat anything but bamboo; spycrabs existing without cigarettes are very rare, and generally require careful attention to thrive, but if they can't learn to go without, how long can their cigaretted cousins survive in their self-destructive niche of nature?? Who can say?
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sofonisbasaki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Could we have the pattern? please :)
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Sorry, I don't usually give out my patterns. I can point you towards some DA plushmaking clubs if you're interested though, and I have Spycrabs for sale as well on my Etsy. : )
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sofonisbasaki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww thats alright
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thanks for the interest though!
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:iconsofonisbasaki:
sofonisbasaki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your welcome :)
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Zakulf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
More than just awesome!
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Aw thank you!
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ArtSaves92 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
These are sooo very adorable! I had a friend of mine mention you in his video-game website to throw some more attention your way with these. I hope it gives you some business! Do keep up with the lovely plushies, you have such a talent.
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Threnodi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Oh, gee, thanks very much, for the mention as well as the heads-up! I'm glad you like my dolls so well. ^_^ Mind if I ask what site you're talking about?
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ArtSaves92 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it's called BitThirsty, my friend contributes articles to them sometimes. They're not very big right now and they're nonprofit, so there's not a LOT of traffic, but he posted a pic of the plushies and the link to your etsy and he says the number of link reposts was definitely above average (:
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Threnodi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Aw, gee. ^_^; Thanks again to you both!
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:iconartsaves92:
ArtSaves92 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no problem, just spreading the love (:
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I can't make my own Spycrab, I'm totally buying one from you. They're so cute!
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Aw, I'm glad you like them!
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MythicalDragonGrl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
oh god
so much want
q____q
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I make them to order, actually.. : ) [link] Thank you for the comment!
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:iconjack-o-alltrades:
Jack-O-AllTrades Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it! did you use a pattern for this? i would love to make one!!
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Aw, I'm glad you like! I made the pattern for it myself actually. ^.^ I don't have patterns or tutorials up though, I just sell the finished crabs at my Etsy store at the moment.
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Jack-O-AllTrades Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanx, i'd love to buy one but im flat broke XD
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thanks for the thought even so! ^_^
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Jack-O-AllTrades Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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OEmilyThePenguinO Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing!!
just a question... I want to make one similar to this for my own personal use, but I would also like to share it with my friends on DA to show them what I've done. I would site you for the idea... would you allow that or should I keep a plushie to myself?
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Aw, thanks! As to your question, Spycrabs are a meme after all and I know lots of other people have made their own...though I guess anyone could be a bit nervous if someone might be trying to duplicate their exact pattern. >.>; On the other hand I think it's really kind of you to ask and offer to cite/link me. ^_^; I guess I'd ask for the sake of diversity and the forwarding of doll making everywhere you try to make it your 'own', but it'd be sad not to post it..! Um, I hope that answers your question..! By the way I like your Pony art! ^.^
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OEmilyThePenguinO Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no, I wasn't planning on dublicating, just similar. I was planning on making a spycrab plush anyway, but your design is so similar to the one I had in mind DX I'll keep tweaking my idea. thank you for replying~
thanks! I like ponies a lot, but idk how I feel about the takeover of ponies in my gallery XD So many reqests!
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Ahh, is that why? It was sort of dominating the front! I admit TF2 pony cosplay cracks me up though so the twilight sniper one I liked especially. >_>;; Well thanks again for contacting me, and the compliments! ^_^; I look forward to seeing it! : D
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OEmilyThePenguinO Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
because those were the ones I'm proud of and what I've drawn lately..
oh yay someone likes the TF2 one ;u;
oh yes no problem, thank you!
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Threnodi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Heh what people must like the TF2 one, no? I figured you'd probably be all 'oh man again people gravitate to the thing with -two- fandoms in it instead of any original work' ^_^;;;;
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OEmilyThePenguinO Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
only 9 favorites actually :/
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Bizzare. o_O Well -I- like it. ^_^
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Powered-Combat-Vest Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
OMG they are so cute! :meow:
Spycrabs are so damn cool
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Aw, thank you! I was pretty happy with how they came out. ^_^; Someday I need to make a Teddy Rosebelt too. >: )
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Powered-Combat-Vest Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
x3
Sooo cute!
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:iconthrenodi:
Threnodi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Thanks!
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Chargal4 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Lol! I hope Valve sees these. It would be funny to see these plush in a crane game in a comic.
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