Monster Hunter x Stubbins
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Being a dedicated Monster Hunter isn't always easy. Capcom's series is well known for its often brutal and unforgiving nature, pitting players against some of the most fearsome beasts video gaming has ever witnessed.

Fans of the franchise can take some comfort, then, in knowing that famed plush brand Stubbins has just released a range of officially-licenced Monster Hunter Rise products, and they're perfect for cuddling up to when a bold hunt has just gone south.

We were lucky enough to be sent some samples of these plushies and can attest to their soft and cuddle-friendly nature. The Palico buddy and Palamute are even cuter versions of their in-games selves and stand at 12-inches tall. They both cost $24.99.

Meanwhile, you can also get 'smoosh' versions of the Palico buddy, available in two sizes and two colours: Vanilla & Chocolate. The 10-inch version costs $19.99 while the even more snuggle-some 18-inch variant is $29.99.

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Will you be recruiting any of these deceptively wholesome allies to your cause? Let us know with a comment. While you're there, be sure to check out our hands-on coverage of Monster Hunter Rise's forthcoming Sunbreak expansion.

Thanks to Stubbins for supplying the plushies seen in this article.