Growing up in Virginia there were always huge forests to walk in and it remains one of my favorite things to do. I was probably 13 or so at the time and had just gotten in an argument with my parents, so a walk through the woods seemed like a good idea to clear my head. I was gone for hours with no real intention other than to ignore my home life and explore what the natural world had to offer. After some time I came to the remnants of an old house, which was little more than the outline of a foundation, a fire place, and a scattering of metal utensils buried under piles of leaves that I disturbed with a sweep of my foot. I sat there for a little while, wondering about the people who must have lived there when I noticed a small cemetery just a short distance away. There, in the literal middle of nowhere, was a smattering of headstones with various degrees of legibility. I have forgotten what they said a long time ago, but I’ll never forget the sad feeling that they were so well hidden that no one would ever come to visit them. Now as I’ve gotten older the thought of such peacefulness (not the dead part, mind you) sounds like the most wonderful thing on Earth. It’s all about perspective.
Of course no one is ever truly alone in the woods, as there are numerous sets of eyes taking a great interest in you at all times. Many you would recognize, but what about others that are even better at hiding than the shyest raccoon? Introducing Mossy the Moss Spirit from Mumbot. Now I’ve never seen anything like this roaming around, but it wouldn’t upset me if I did. Strangecat Toys has produced this nearly 5 inch figure in vinyl and are offering up this debut version right now through their website. Start building your own magical dream forest now by visiting www.strangecattoys.com.