When Animal Crossing Build-A-Bears Are Coming (UPDATED)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will soon be collaborating with Build-A-Bear Workshop to present special plush toys for fans to make and collect.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans will soon have the opportunity to snag a special plush, thanks to an upcoming collaboration with Build-A-Bear Workshop. The store will likely be stocked with several Build-A-Bear plush dolls based on fan-favorite Animal Crossing characters to stuff, dress, and bring home, creating a new way to celebrate a game that has been successful and popular since its release last spring.
Build-A-Bear’s special Animal Crossing selection isn’t the first Nintendo game-themed collection it’s offered. Build-A-Bear has previously released Super Mario-themed items, as well as plushies based on the Pokémon series. Fans could build their own Bowser, deck out normal teddy bears with Mario attire, or capture themselves an Eevee or Pikachu.
Currently, there is no confirmed release date available for when these Animal Crossing: New Horizons stuffed animals will make their debut in the store’s selection bins. According to Build-A-Bear, this information will be “coming soon,” and those interested in snagging one of these special edition plush toys can sign up for a email notifications to avoid missing out.
UPDATE 05/04/21: Build-A-Bear has announced that the waiting room for the Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear collection will go live at 09:30 CST on April 2, 2021. More information (and a link to sign up for email reminders) can be found below:
TOMORROW! Get ready to create and customize with our new @animalcrossing™: New Horizons collection! Join our waiting room starting at 9:30am CST. Collection goes live at 10am CST! Sign up for e-mail reminders here: US: https://t.co/gw0537f2Td UK: https://t.co/OxwqvBiIRV pic.twitter.com/SldpOrOKI1
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Not Much Is Known Of Build-A-Bear’s Animal Crossing Collection
Along with the lacking information about when the Animal Crossing collection will be available, it is currently unknown which Animal Crossing characters will be up for grabs. It’s likely Build-A-Bear will stick to NPCs like Tom Nook, Isabelle, Timmy, Tommy, and even Flick the bug catcher, rather than normal villagers. Seeing as there are 397 villagers in New Horizons, Build-A-Bear probably won’t try to cover too many of them. It is possible the company could include Animal Crossing: New Horizons-exclusive villagers, like cat villager Raymond, as he is known for being one of the most coveted villagers in the game.
COMING SOON! Our Animal Crossing™: New Horizons collection is full of fun for all ages. Sign up for free email and text updates so you don’t miss a thing! US: https://t.co/g37GrjpCWc UK: https://t.co/D6Wesqr0Cc pic.twitter.com/ZJ0UwlAJx7
While waiting for updates on the collaboration might be difficult, Animal Crossing events can help pass the time until the Build-A-Bear release date announcement. Players can decorate their islands for the upcoming March events, like Shamrock Day, or preparing their homes for spring events like Bunny Day. With warm weather and sunshine welcoming spring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, hopefully details will soon be revealed for when the special Build-A-Bear Workshop collection will be available so that fans can lounge with their new stuffed plushies as they plant flowers and dive into blue island waters.