Build-A-Bear X Animal Crossing Collection: Characters, Restocks, How To Buy

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The official Build-A-Bear Workshop collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons characters are now available, and have just been updated with new outfits! Last updated May 11th, 2021.

After having previously teased the possibility on social media a few times last year, Build-A-Bear Workshop has finally delivered with an official collaboration with Nintendo.

Most recently, two new products were recently introduced to the collection with Isabelle and Tom Nook now available with Winter Outfit clothing matching their in-game look during the colder months of the year.

Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear: Where To Buy

The Build-A-Bear X Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection was initially released on April 6th, 2021 through the company’s official US and UK online stores.

Since then, supply has been replenished regularly with the collection currently in stock as of May 11th at both the Build-A-Bear US online store for $51 and the UK store for £39.50.

Additionally, the official Nintendo Online Store in North America has begun selling some Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear products with inventory in stock as our last update. They ship to both the US and Canada for $44 USD and $57 CAD.

It’s worth noting that the Nintendo Online Store versions do not include Phrases or Theme Music add-ons with purchase, unlike the Build-A-Bear website, reflecting their reduced price.

In-Store Availability

As for those would prefer to make an in-store purchase, instead of ordering online, Build-A-Bear has confirmed that the collection will arrive this summer at Workshop stores.

The official Nintendo NY retail store in New York City has recently begun selling the Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear products too as of early May. This is the only way to make an in-store purchase right now.

Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear: Character Lineup

The Build-A-Bear Workshop lineup for Animal Crossing currently features two main characters, Tom Nook and Isabelle, in two different possible clothing variations with Summer Outfit and Winter Outfit clothes.

For each combination of character and clothes, a choice of two bundles containing either a Phrases (listen here) or Theme Music (listen here) audio module is available.

You can choose from the following eight different Animal Crossing: New Horizons configurations from Build-A-Bear’s website starting at $51 USD:

  • Isabelle Winter Gift Bundle with Phrases
  • Isabelle Winter Gift Bundle with Theme Music
  • Tom Nook Winter Gift Bundle with Phrases
  • Tom Nook Winter Gift Bundle with Theme Music
  • Isabelle Summer Gift Bundle with Phrases
  • Isabelle Summer Gift Bundle with Theme Music
  • Tom Nook Summer Gift Bundle with Phrases
  • Tom Nook Summer Gift Bundle with Theme Music

Confirmed: New Build-A-Bear Character This Summer

Good news! If Isabelle and Tom Nook didn’t interest you much, it’s been confirmed by Build-A-Bear that an additional third character will be arriving in their Animal Crossing collection by the summer.

Sadly, they haven’t been clear about a specific date, but that could mean as early as this June!

Rumor: Potential Future Characters

But what about other popular Animal Crossing characters might Build-A-Bear introduce? What about regular popular villagers such as Raymond and Audie?

Well, we have a few suspicions — based on an interesting quirk in how the Build-A-Bear website works when handling certain name searches, we have reason to believe a number of specific Animal Crossing characters are likely to arrive in the future.

Those potential characters include special character K.K. Slider, plus villagers like Raymond, Audie, Marshal, and Bob.

Additionally, the Build-A-Bear Twitter account has made a couple rather suspicious replies to fans heavily hinting that many more Animal Crossing characters are coming to the collection later.

For more information on the additional characters we’re expecting to arrive in the future and the evidence behind this rumor, read our full article here.

Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear: Available Countries

As for regional availability, Build-A-Bear Workshop has made the Animal Crossing collection available on their United States and United Kingdom stores so far. Canadians appear to be able to place an order from the US store as well. We’ve heard that some Build-A-Bear retail stores in Australia have received the collection too.

Let us know in the comments below what you think about this exciting collection from Build-A-Bear and whether you’ll be picking up anything! Personally, I’m not really interested in Tom Nook or Isabelle and will be waiting for any villagers before making a purchase.

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