I bought the Axtell cat back in February, but I'm finally getting around to mentioning this now...
In my opinion, the cat doesn't get enough attention and may be an underrated character.
What I like most about him is that when I perform with him I have him make six (yes 6!) different facial expressions just by moving my finger in his brow (or jaws). His angry (finger pushes down in the middle of the brow) and surprised (finger pushes up in the middle of the brow) facial expressions are his most comical.
And...he can blink (by pushing your finger in his brow ridge all the way down quickly). Or, he can simply close his eyes.
He's worth another look if anyone is considering which character to pounce on next.