WATCH: Exclusive Look at the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Build a Bear Toys

Published 04/08/2021, 1:04 PM EDT


The Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Build a Bear toy collaboration began on April 6. People that wanted to purchase the toys had to wait in a random online queue. Once your turn finally arrives, “You’ll gain access to our shopping site and have a limited amount of time to purchase the Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection and complete your transaction.”

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So far, the collaboration features two integral characters. The first is the founder of Nook Inc., Tom Nook. Joining him will be Isabelle, the furry character behind the franchise’s Twitter account. These characters will be available in two bundles: one featuring spoken phrases, and one playing the New Horizons theme song. Each of these will be available for purchase at the price of $51.

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First look at the Animal Crossing: New Horizons stuffed toys

Recently, the Build a Bear YouTube channel gave fans an exclusive look into the nostalgic Build a Bear experience that fans are missing out on during the pandemic. Usually, Build a Bear is a store where you can personalize and dress up stuffed animals, particularly teddy bears. However, due to COVID-19 limitations, this partnership will only be available for purchase on their website.

The video showcases the two character builds of Tom Nook and Isabelle. Additionally, fans also get to hear the Animal Crossing: New Horizon theme song and Isabelle’s five-in-one sounds. The video showcases the famous stuffing of the bears after you have finally customized it to your liking. Your last stop at Build a Bear will be the naming station where you can select a name for your furry friend.

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As of now, the collaboration has sold out in the U.S.A. However, fans in Australia will be able to purchase the toys from Tuesday, April 13. The collaboration will be on sale at brick-and-mortar retail stores as well as the Build A Bear website. For more news, keep up to date with the Build A Bear website.

Have you been able to get your hands on the collaboration yet? Let us know in the comments down below.

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