International plush toy brand Build-A-Bear has announced that it is teaming with Nintendo to produce a brand new range based on the latter’s super-cute social sim Animal Crossing. The company made the succinct announcement on Twitter, but did not offer any information regarding characters, prices, or release dates – merely offering a mailing list for interested parties.
I’m an interested party. Not particularly because I care for Animal Crossing, but I do appreciate the hard-working, desk-bound attitude of cheerful good girl and staunch office worker, Isabelle. I think a plush edition of the pringle-wearing hound, sat just outside of my field of view, will offer me the drive and oppressive guilt needed to stay sat at my desk working – not wandering off to the kitchen to open the fridge… boil the kettle… look out the window… open the fridge again. Isabelle’s jovial death stare will see my output increase an estimated 138%