Hi Dr. Jerz!
Attached are a couple photos of what Mike and I thought was a Hectopus wannabe. (Yes, we think of you when we see octopus toys, haha.) We were out shopping after Christmas and when we walked into a toy store this struck us as odd. The thing (erm, “Squiddo”) has a zipper for a mouth. A bit disturbing, really… And it only has four legs (for stability or tunnel-like appearance, perhaps?). Maybe he’s 50% off because he only has half the legs of the mighty Hectopus.
I asked Mike to take photos of it on his cell phone since he can transfer them without incurring a fee. I hope the quality is acceptable. Enjoy!
Karissa (and Mike, in absentia)