Andy sent us this link for the Plaid Buddy throw blanket. We were initially a little creeped out, then after scrolling through the color and scenario variations, we became slightly more amused. Then we saw the Towel Buddy...
"Towel buddy is a large beach towel (big enough for two). He's soft (100% cotton), bright and beautiful. For the first time, you'll be able to fall asleep in the arms of your new, best buddy without him or her dripping all over you." (Sorry, no photos with bathing suit-covered bodies available on website).
Okay, so we're officially creeped out again, but we like the look of "Buddy" in beach towel form rather than on our couch.
Plaid Buddy and Towel Buddy are available from La tête au cube, "a limited company created in Paris, France in 2005 to design and develop new products, objects and accessories destined for the consumer market, for the home and for the individual."