In case you missed it, Build-a-Bear officially revealed Isabelle and Tom Nook plushies as part of a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection last week and then immediately sold out. While the messaging since then has been that the collection will be restocked soon, notably, Build-a-Bear has also said that there will be a new character added to the collection this coming summer. Exactly which character it could be from the Animal Crossing franchise -- and there are many -- is unclear.
The most likely suspect for a third plush being added to the collection would be K.K. Slider, the guitar-playing dog. He's been in several different Animal Crossing video games, and as the face of the game's music, seems a rational choice. The one and only black mark in his column would be the fact that Slider sort of infamously doesn't wear clothes, and Build-a-Bear's whole thing is usually about plush with clothes.
We're so excited we could finally share the arrival of Isabelle and Tom Nook as the first launch of our @animalcrossing: New Horizons Collection. They will return soon!
We're also excited to announce that a new character will be arriving this summer. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/pPjnnQqLu4— buildabear (@buildabear) April 7, 2021
As noted above, it is unclear when the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons line will restock at Build-a-Bear beyond "soon." As it stands, the collection includes Isabelle and Tom Nook. Animal Crossing: New Horizons itself is currently available for the Nintendo Switch. It continues to receive regular updates, including a recent Mario-themed one. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the Animal Crossing franchise right here.
Are you excited about the new Build-a-Bear x Animal Crossing: New Horizons line? What new character are you hoping to see added to the collection this summer? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!