sso,, around 2016, when user-made adoptable site Squiby was still online, i took a shot at making my own series of adoptables!!
they were heavily based on the sort of novelty keychains you can get out of arcade coin pushers, gift/tat shops, etc, though for the purposes of squiby they were presented as little gacha balls (though obviously their contents weren't random). the idea was that you could collect a bunch and make a whole connecting keychain of toys!! i managed to get some initial sets out onto squiby, along with a few requests, before the deteriorating state of the website and some people who went there just to be toxic got to me and i ragequit :'') there's obvs more to the squiby story than that but i dont really wanna talk about it longer than i need to 💔
something that i had planned (but never came to be) was the concept of "mixing" certain adopts together - not by like, breeding toys, but by sprinkling fairy dust onto the toys!
amongst the normal keychain toys were little bottles of fairy dust, again like what you find at gift/tat shops sometimes. when levelled up enough after gaining the keychain link, they'd become "magical" and eligible for mixing with a normal keychain toy! this would lead to really pretty variations on the normal toys, with altered color palettes and glitter and everything 🥺 i only made one of these as a demonstration but i still really like it aaaaa
so now that i've absolved myself of sin, why don't you take a trinket or two home with you? just keep some standard rules in mind--
oh, and i think these were made with a slight bit of transparency so they might look a little odd based on your page's background color? idk it's been a while--
if you adopt the linking versions, don't forget the keychain ends~