When Nintendo lifted the lid on its new Switch console last week it triggered a lot of questions. Does it have a touchscreen? How long will the battery last? What are those tiny, tiny pads going to be like when you've been gaming for six hours straight? And why does the assembled Joy-Con controller look like a dog?
That final question is one that former Ninterview subject Anna the Red has been pondering at length, and she's decided to take this comparison to the next level by creating a Nintendo Switch pooch plushie.
As you can see from Anna's Flickr page and the images we've hand-picked below, it's downright adorable - it even has a tongue and tiny stitched bumhole (forgive us, that's a word we haven't used since we were 11).
We don't know about you, but it's now impossible for us to look at the Switch controller without thinking about dogs now. Curse you, Anna the Red!
Seen this yesterday on Twitter. I was wondering if the front legs came off and could be used as extra controllers.
Wow it's so cute, I want one.
Ya seen this on Twitter yesterday as well. But it's good to see more images.
@damo Would you happen to know which came first, the plushie or the fan art? Surely 1 was inspired by the other they are very similar.
That fan art is so good I actually asked my kids which Pokemon it was. Apparently it isn't one, nothing they'd ever seen before.
What in the world. I guess someone was busy this weekend since it was just revealed. lol
I'm pretty creeped out by this actually. I'd like to echo the shudder a few posts up.
@rjejr The fan art came way before the plushie. It was the inspiration behind the plushie.
It's both really cute and mildly disturbing. Looks great Ana the Red!
@samuelvictor @SLIGEACH_EIRE Thank you both, I assumed as much as I think I saw that pic on Friday, and I assumed she copied it, but after spending time on her Twitter feed yesterday I never saw her acknowledge it or credit it and it's a bit too similar to be a coincidence I think.
@Spoony_Tech Probably not, but I bet her next effort she makes his face come off and attached w/ velcro just like the real Joy-Con Grip. Probably working on it as we type.
If Nintneod is smart they'll make this into an amiibo. It can unlock a Neko like app on the OS home menu. Good ole Win 3.1
Arachnid pooch. ♥
Cute in a fugly sorta way. At least it helps get the word out on the Switch...
@samuelvictor My first thought was Jar Jar Binks, both b/c of the odd look (18 year PS player, I need the symmetry) and how annoying it would be to constantly be taking things apart and putting them back together "Messa just wantsa Pro controller". We'll be calling the Grip "Jar Jar" in our house.
Great crafting skills!
The controller might be weird, but I'd love to have this plushie myself
I want one .this will be a great mascot for the switch
looks like a 'real' product.verry good,work.really admire the craftmanship.
The cat doesn't look to be very fond of the newcomer.
I just can't unsee the analog sticks as eyes, and that just kinda ruins it for me. On the fan art it looks fine, but on the plush not so much.
Nintendo should totally lap this up!
wants its. must haves its.
It looks like a pillow with a dog's body. Seems a little to forced to try and make it look like a dog, especially with the plushie. You could do that with a lot of controllers and end of with similar monstrosities. You could make the Wii look like a crab if you wanted to.
@biscuitsandtea That's the default cat reaction to anything that can't be sat on, got into or eaten.
I reckon if it could talk, it'd probably be MUTTering 'kill me', or something. That poor disfigured face...
I think people here are being a little too harsh. I don't have the craftsmanship to make something like this, so props to Anna for making this. And for what it's worth, I do find it utterly adorable.
On the "it doesn't really look like a dog" topic, my guess would be:
No, it really doesn't look THAT much like a dog. Those handles are to blame for looking like drooping ears on a large square-head. The rest of the face features are just forced to look at least a little bit like a living being.
All in all, it is still quite cute, and in my head, the Switch mascot
Ah, this looks very cute!
Nintendo should make Nintendogs Switch version. Imagine all puppies, kittens and (hamsters ?) in HD.
glares at dog intensely
I like it.did saw the drawing first though. Was on somebody's youtube video as a thumbnail.
Burn that monstrosity with fire! Then stomp the ashes!
Kinda cute, and a little derpy
Omg, this is bringing to mind memories of the iDog.
Yeah, remember him back in 2007, 2008?
I've always really wanted one...
Not until seeing multiple angles of her plush did I think prior images of the "Switch dog" were anything more than very creepy-looking (in a satirical way). Impressive work by the craftswoman, in any case!
@fox_mattcloud @ekreig The Dog should be a mascot in the Switch OS!
It could function like a built in Nintendog, which would reward you for just powering up the system daily and you could interact with it and get accessories for it.
I love the Switch dog, cant wait to see the Djinko of the Nintendo switch,
Gimme the Nintendog and show me Switch-chan!
Tell, Neptunia devs we want a Switch chan! Id love to see a Hardware girls anime like Se Ha girls for Nintendo systems.
I have also read "troubled windows" best doujin i have read, and I have read lots.
Nintendogs in HD + Pets.
Special dog breed = Switchie. XD
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