https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

Add Owl Plushies to the Gear Website?

I recently discovered that Duolingo had their own merch website. I have seen people on YouTube with Duolingo shirts, and now I know where they come from! I realized that there was something missing from this website... I think it would be really cool if users were able to purchase Duolingo Owl plushies on the Gear website. https://gear.duolingo.com

I know Duolingo saves them for special occasions, or for people who really deserve one for their contributions, but it would be awesome if the public could purchase these. People would most defenitly buy them, as I have seen lots of users asking for them in the forums and on Twitter. They would also be highly profitable because of the demand for them.

It would also encourage users to do their daily lesson, as it would act as a subtle reminder. It would sort of be like an IRL Duolingo Push! Seeing Duo every time I get on my computer would definitely make me do my lesson!

Anyways, just an idea. Duolingo should seriously consider it though. You don't need a plushie to learn a language, but I would like to support the website in other ways.

Happy learning!! :D

June 10, 2019

97 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FRENCHCHEF9

THANK YOU!!!

Duo is one of the cutest online characters in my opinion, but he is only online. Unfortunately, Duolingo Push was not real.

That would be such a good gift for language lovers, or like, you could create an account for the reciever, and give them the usermane and password.

I NEED A PLUSH REEEEEEE

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NtateNarin

Can you imagine how cute they will be if they have the scarf of the language you are learning around them?

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

I want them to make those! It is possible for me to make plushies. Sewing isn't hard at all.

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

YES!!

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

I've started on the sewing project! I'm finding the right colored fabric and making patterns. After that just sew it and BAM you're done!

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robin.v1396

What a cute idea! It would make a good gift to someone when they're studying a particular language.

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

I can sew different themes like Birthday party one, Language Graduation, and just the original. :D

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corinnebelle

Be aware if you make things with Duolingo's name on it, you should look into their trademarks.

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

good idea

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMira_

Could I please have an Etsy store link if you've made one?

I am a stuffie enthusiast tightens imaginary tie and I need one for my.. um... collection! They'll offer big turnaround someday... assuming my children won't love them as much as I do.

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivonna-Mae

As a fellow stuffie enthusiast (jeez, I thought I would never find someone who calls them studies as well! :D) I agree. After looking it up, I see that there are no stuffier, but I do see this https://youtu.be/8wc83qX6oNM

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

In the future I might make one!

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMira_

@Ivonna-Mae

Stuffies, plushies, stuffed animals... I say stuffies because I think it's more fair to the non-plush and non-animal varieties of stuffed objects-- a marshmallow is not an animal. tightens imaginary tie again Just kidding, it's not that moral, I just like stuffies more as a word. It's cute and less of a mouthful than "stuffed animal."

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaydenwood242564

That is the best idea ever! Who agrees?

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CamilleWri9

yassssss

June 14, 2019

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    I ONLY want one if I can get a little Spanish scarf on him!

    June 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/compsognathus

    That would be so cute. And with the scarves? Ahhh!! I'm fangirling over Duolingo!

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wanderingtiger

    I would buy one! Along with our language of choice as a scarf!

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

    Thank you! That's a nice website. I wish they sold Duo plushies.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_USA

    Yes, with flag draped over shoulders like the Icon for Duo at the bottom of finished trees, used to be.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItsSkyy

    I agree. Unrelated note, how did you get green text?

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItsSkyy

    thanks

    June 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DawnBreaks

    Or let us spend our lingots there. I don't even want a plushie but what else am I going to spend these on?

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_Sesquipedalian

    I once saw a suggestion (since many people with thousands of useless lingots are genuinely prepared to use them for anything) for a virtual lingot container shaped like a rubbish bin and a champagne tracksuit wearing a champagne tracksuit.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariano_Rdzz

    What did you just type

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_USA

    A few years ago you could buy a dark red (champagne) track suit for your duo owl and see him in that when you logged in. Just checked. It is gone! I paid lingos for that change of clothes...

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

    I bought all the suits (even the new ugly one). I didn't know the red one was a champagne track suit.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Steve

    I actually still have my clothing options on my recently re-downloaded mobile app. It doesn't have the champagne tracksuit, but I do have a golden one, which, even though I can't adjust it on the PC, still shows up there.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

    Now they have a tuxedo like one as a replacement.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lavendeur

    Just checked, all three outfits still there for me, at least on mobile. I also use android, so it might have something to do with that.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Szei

    iOS only has the "Formal Attire" and "Champagne Tracksuit". No red one. Another case of Duo splintering features across the 3 different platforms...

    AB tests are one thing, but at least standardize your core features...

    June 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

    OMG

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

    Having 2256 Lingots make me buy everything in the virtual store.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SovietAK

    We ned the Duo plushies

    oof

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasmineKane

    It would be cool if when you complete a language tree and get your online golden duolingo trophy you could also apply for a golden duolingo plushie.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caroline-G.

    I want to see this happen!

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaffyDeb

    They could even have an alarm to remind you to practice, I ignore the ones on my phone. Ooops. or tell you in the language you are studying. ;)

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMira_

    Or like a build-a-bear inner microphone built in saying something like "Merci" or "je t'aime" or whatever for whatever language, corresponding to the flag.

    Like if you hug it hard enough it'll say "Thanks for the hug! I love you too!" in whatever language.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corinnebelle

    Hey, haven't seen you for ages! How's it going?

    June 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    Duolingo may not have them out in the first place because they claim they don't make any money off of the merch. I'm not that sure.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Szei

    Even if they don't make money on merch upfront, as long as they don't lose much it could still be worth it for advertising. View it as an advertising expense.

    June 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ImTiredRightNow

    Well the memes destroy the purpose.
    Like what I mean is that they could be used for wrongs...
    Twin Towers with duolingo....
    shiver

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    oh dear

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Setimiti

    Great idea! I agree, too. The Doulingo Owl Plush would be a great idea!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeneralDis1

    Yes! What they should do is require you to also pay 250 lingots (in addition to the money cost of the owl) so that the plushies can be a bit exclusive. That will give people a nice physical token of achievement!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iLoveEsperanto

    I like the sound of an exclusive item! (It will take me a while to get it though... )

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kayleigh1710

    i know that would be amazing

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChocoMcMuffin

    yes

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iLoveEsperanto

    It would be nice if Duolingo sold plush owls! I can imaging seeing one in every language classroom! :D

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillRuppert

    I want a plush owl! With Italian scarf! Right now! The shelves of the gear site are pretty bare. Need some mugs, mousepads, water bottles, phone cases, etc!

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GermanLearner951

    Maybe even a beer koozie haha..

    June 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SKKreativ

    I would definitely buy a Duo plushie, if it is made available in Australia! I think it would also be cool if we could also choose a Duo with an embroidered flag on its chest of the available languages on Duolingo.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    That would be so cool! If not, we could just buy a patch and sew it on.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Littlecoconut123

    Maybe you could order it of of Amazon.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Logicalllama678

    yes

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elissaf1

    I would definitely buy one! Definitivamente compraría uno!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Littleduolingo

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lily250204

    hi thats a good idea

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sana842553

    woahh i want one i wud totally buy my brother one for his birthday!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miranda399397

    I'd totally buy one!

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaGreen952924

    Totally here for it. It will be like an invitation for any friends who see it as well! So you will also expand the knowledge of Duolingo as well as being reminded of your lessons!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

    If you go to a job fair w/ Duolingo on local campuses, they give them out. I have like 3. They (try to) recruit from mainly large state universities with good CS depts and top universities (I believe).

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    Cool!

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/compsognathus

    Oh, I hope they sometime go to the Universities of Massachusetts. We love our cultural diversity here :)

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/e1340042d

    Good idea

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saraham.-.

    I really like that idea it would be so good to have them (I really like soft and cuddly things).

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rik40432

    Do you really need a toy to learn a language with? The manufacture of plush toys uses polyester - a non renewable petroleum based fibre which takes more than 200 years to decompose. Do yourself and the world a favour by cutting down on plastic waste.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/compsognathus

    There's actually ways to produce toys that are more sustainable. :) But I know what you mean, and reduce is the first one, anyways, right? But environmental sustainability is another beast, we were just discussing a Duo plush.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_Sesquipedalian

    Do we need a cuddly owl? No. However, with that logic, why on earth does Duolingo need to sell other physical merchandise, such as the shirts? Last year they also offered Duolingo beer (Brewolingo), although that was an April Fools joke.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMira_

    Also, why do we NEED Duolingo in the first place? If we all just stay in our respective countries... Or better yet, have one common language.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    Because language is a way to unite the world. Also, Esperanto was supposed to act as a universal language, but I don't think the plan worked out that well.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMira_

    I was being sarcastic-- the whole "why do we NEED etc" is stupid.

    June 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    oh ok

    June 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    Good point... But I just really enjoy the website.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelIsGerman

    That's true but everything down to the shirt you are wearing and the screen you are watching right now has a carbon foot print. If you drive an electric car that needs to be produced. And if the manufacturer of the car may or may not have their employees wear a uniform with buttons. BOOM carbon foot print there with just manufacturing the darn thing. I am just warming up. THEN you have to charge that car. While I am not going to get into the fact that I could completely DESTROY that for you with a long list of how bad of a carbon foot print it takes to even manufacture that charging station I will how ever tell you this.... that charging station has to be put somewhere right? "Right." you may be telling your screen as you read off this comment. So what better place to put it where there is open land. Anyone with half a brain is going to tell you that some poor little animal depends on some I don't know grass in that open field so it can you know kind of SURVIVE. If you build a electric car charging station on that poor little animal's LITERAL FOOD SUPPLY that is more destructive and mean to the environment then producing a little plush owl (which I am TOTALLY for by the way). This is so you can charge your car that is supposed to "help the environment". DO YOU FEEL THE SARCASM HERE CAUSE I AM LAYING IT ON PRETTY THICK HERE! So for recap we have learned today that 1) DO NOT talk about carbon foot prints or harming the environment on a public chat room (I mean come on people are bound to talk it up) and 2) You cannot stop the fact that everything has a carbon foot print and finally 3) You cannot tell a kid like me (YES I AM A CHILD YOU JUST GOT REKT BY A LITTLE GIRL! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THAT IS SPELLED R-E-K-T... REKT! DO NOT I REPEAT NOT MESS WITH ME) that you would rather comment on this post instead of doing something that might put your smarts to use. But really no joke you seem like a really smart person. I would be lying if I said I didn't have anything else to say on this topic but I really want to go back to my day and keep learning German. Thank you for reading this comment and have a good day!

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarrioSanJuan

    I would buy one

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaylee105430

    They should make Duo plushies that you can customize with the languages you are trying to learn, like disney does with its epcot ears.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniellabee

    Cool. I want one with a suit though.

    June 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dancingtiff123

    I love Duolingo so much! Duolingo shirts would be so cool!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FatSheep2867

    there are

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AjeshB

    Not sure whether everyone can sew their own Duo plushies, but recently I have custom printed a coffee mug with Duo's photo on it. It was for a friend and she loved it! Just go to a store that prints images on coffee mugs, be creative and enjoy your Duo merchandise.

    P.S. If Duolingo is really hearing us, we need Duo plushies. I want to collect a few for me and my friends in the Duoverse.

    June 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshiSharma_10

    It would be awesome if the plushies were dressed up in an outfit from the country where the language is spoken!! Also, I agree with Ntate Narin! Scarfs would be cute!

    June 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emeraldsovercash

    me gusta pescado

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anna875576

    hehe i cant resiest i like salmon

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jabbathehut07

    you like fish? me to. I like sword fish a lot. They are so cool. In portuguese, fish is peixe. so it would be me Eu gosta de pexie.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

    I like fish. I like to eeeaaatttt fish. And go fishen'.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/memeified

    Duolingo is meant for learning, not merch. They want to do that for everyone.

    But I would consider the idea. It seems good, business-wise.

    June 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaithBurke6

    hi people. hi hi

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Porcupine28

    Anyone who has seen the movie with “Chucky” the Satanically possessed doll knows there are a lot of hidden dangers with this idea. Just a friendly warning.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ros186385

    Plushies are a terrible idea. They're made of plastic fibres that shed and are bad for the environment. At least with clothing it's wearable and can be natural fibres.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/compsognathus

    I love the environment, and I want to work in conservation, so I do understand where you are coming from. But I dare to say this is off topic; there are many things that actually pollute the environment way more. Do you have a plastic free household? Do you ride your bike to school or work to reduce carbon emissions? I could go on. Besides, there are actually ways of making stuffed animals that are indeed sustainable!

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMira_

    Yes, it's kind of a matter of trade-off. Honestly, these people are all on their phones right now, doesn't THAT have a carbon footprint?

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

    way more than a plushie

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

    You should become a moderator.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iLoveEsperanto

    Wouldn't there cuteness cancel out the bad effects on the environment? Its a symbol of a movement that unifies people by allowing one to speak another's native tongue, and from a capitalist prospective; Duo the Owl is very popular, especially among the meme-would, and would bring in loads of cash! I see no reason why not, although you do present a good point!

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMira_

    "Wouldn't their cuteness cancel out the bad effects on the environment?"

    Mood. Also, like others have said, you can easily make sturdy, sustainable plushies, they'd just be more expensive.

    June 13, 2019
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