Update: The official Build-A-Bear account has now made this announcement public, confirming that the range will hit the US and UK!
Original Article: With the likes of Pokémon and Sonic already receiving the Build-A-Bear treatment, it only seems natural that a franchise as current and perfectly suitable as Animal Crossing should get in on the action, too. Thankfully, we're overjoyed to share the news that this will soon be a reality.
Build-A-Bear will soon be launching a "product collection" based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the smash-hit game that's been breaking all sorts of records on Nintendo Switch. The new range is planned to launch later this quarter, although the official website now has a page which lets you sign up for news on a solid release date.
We imagine the announcement will go down a treat, although it'll be interesting to see which characters get the classic Bear treatment. You'd hope that Isabelle and Tom Nook are locked in, but who else would you like to see?
Interestingly, this announcement was kind of teased a few months ago, when Build-A-Bear's Twitter account 'took notes' on a fan's wish for the series to be given the green light.
Looking forward to this? Can your wallet take it? Share your excitement with us in the comments below.
I'm not the biggest Animal Crossing fan but this is tempting me. They're gonna make so much money.
Just shut up and take my money!
That’s so perfect. I’m tempted!
I hope they accept fan input on what characters they want to see, instead of just randomly picking villagers that get merch but aren't necessarily in demand.
Like, they often do merch of Lolly and Rosie, but haven't done anything for other very popular villagers.
Stitches would be a no brainer, really.
Give me tom nook and you will have my bells- I mean money
Dang this is both tempting and potentially disappointing, they cannot please everyone if they just choose Raymond or Marshall...I would love to get a plush of my 10 or my wife's 10 villagers, but I'm sure the safe bet is that they'll go with the NPCs, like Tom Nook, KK Slider, Isabelle, and maybe the Dodos.
I hope they do a frog villager!!!!
Is this not coming to Europe build a bear stores?
It better not be scalped. Even if Isabelle were made available, hopefully, her clothes will also be sold separately. I'd rather she be whole.
Oh no...They'll be very pricey, I remember back then their stuffed animals/plush weren't so pricey. I miss the old days..
I really hope that they do some villagers and not just Isabelle. Give me any of the wolves!
Also, if Build-A-Bear Workshop EVER released a Red Clip-on Tie, I'd buy one for my Bowser from there, and replicate his appearance on the first Nintendo Direct with the Right Bowser for the Job, Doug Bowser.
Let's have Resetti and Hopper? Then I'll have to get them..... for the granddaughter of course!
Who made the image for this article? I kinda want Peanut.
Let's hope it's not just clothes for your plushes.
On one hand, YAY SO EXCITED! On the other, money (lol), space, and depends what characters. I collect the Pokemon ones already that take up loads of space, so might give these a pass... (I say that, but I know I'll get them!)
I'm not expecting much from this:
and maybe some of the visiting NPCs
Create your own townee
If any of the animal villagers are in they are going to be one of the super-popular ones like the Unicorn or Raymond. I doubt this is going to go very crazy with the ones people actually want.
My friends and I said randomly that they'd make so much bank if they ever made AC plush, especially seeing Mew disappear from their online storefront in less than 6 hours. Looks like our observations were on point for once! ^^
@YoshiAngemon Yeah, I agree, scalpers su...
Wait, what was that about DeviantArt?!
This is such a great collaboration.
Looks like our build-a-bear collection is going to get bigger
@ObeseChihuahua2 On my DeviantArt page, I did a couple of pics using CatCraze777's Isabelle model, that, like his other models, have a nude base. Taking advantage of it, I showcase her lack of naughty details to get hits for her cuteness.
@YoshiAngemon Oh, phew. For a second, I thought that you were making Isabelle Rule 34 art.
Time to go order from BAB soon.
Could I get isabell please. Don't judge me you know you want one to.
It would be nice if these would come to Australia too (depending on which characters they bring over as well). Unfortunately, they almost never release the character-specific outfits here though. I would like to have bought the Psyduck and Snubbull outfits (the voice boxes were terrible though; I could have done better impressions).
The Hello Kitty dolls were quite cheap here for a time ($AU20), and the irony is that the dress cost more than the doll itself, but considering that the doll was so cheap, I figured, hell, why not?
Unfortunately, the Build-A-Bear shop that was located within a 20 minute walk from my place closed down quite some time ago, so, I have to go to the store in the city.
Hopefully this goes beyond just a Tom Nook and Isabelle Build-a-Bear.
"You'd hope that Isabelle and Tom Nook are locked in, but who else would you like to see?"
Sure, if you're a fan of Isabelle. Give me Tortimer back!
Yes, wolves are best!*
(*from what I know of playing a little of the phone game).
Due to a strange color choice I thought the first deer I met was a foal, but otherwise I ‘ve since only friend-invited wolves. My poor deer is getting nervous though.
Will they accept bells? With this and Pokémon ones, I'm sure a trip is in order once everything opens up!
I have a feeling it's just gonna be generic bears with Nook inc tops on
I need Octavian, Hopper, and Stitches
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