These things were rubbish (sorry, but they were)! Smooshees were made by Fisher Price around 1987 I think and they were basically small soft toys that could be stuffed into plastic holders.
"Rubbish!" I hear you say? "Exactly!" I say.
An example: 'Itty Bitty Kitty' was a ginger cat that could be squashed into her home and 'Prancy Pony' was an orange horse (that looked more like a freakish dinosaur) that could be squashed inside its pen.
The 'Cuddlers' range of Smooshees were simply the fabric dolls, without plastic cases, but with clothes or sleeping bags instead.
Why do I hate them so much? They were just so badly made! They were all just one piece of fabric with a print of the particular character on it just stitched together at the side. Just like the pillow dolls that kids made and pillow dolls were made better :)
Photo Larah Wylde