The official Build-A-Bear Workshop collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons characters are now available, and have just been updated with a brand new character! Last updated June 10th, 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, the latest new K.K. Slider plush was introduced to the collection including his iconic Guitar and a bundle available that plays K.K. Disco music from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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.
Additionally, the official Nintendo Online Store in North America has begun selling some Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear products shipping to the US and Canada for $44 USD and $57 CAD.
It’s worth noting that the Nintendo Online Store versions are standalone without Phrases or Theme Music bundles, unlike the Build-A-Bear website, reflecting their reduced price.
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.
— Nintendo NY (@NintendoNYC) May 7, 2021
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 three main characters including the most recently added K.K. Slider, plus the previously released Tom Nook and Isabelle. The later two are available in both 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. For K.K. Slider, a special K.K. Disco Song (listen here) replaces the Phrases bundle.
You can choose from the following eight different Animal Crossing: New Horizons configurations from Build-A-Bear’s website starting at $42 USD:
- K.K. with Guitar and K.K. Disco Song Bundle
- K.K. with Guitar and Opening Theme Music Bundle
- 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
Additionally, some Animal Crossing accessories were also introduced by Build-A-Bear recently, starting at $6 USD:
- Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Present Wristie
- Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Bell Bag Wristie
- Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Sleeper
K.K. Slider Is The Newest Build-A-Bear Character
As promised by Build-A-Bear in the Spring, a third new K.K. Slider character has been introduced in June 2021 for the Summer!
This fulfills the previous promise to release a new character, so there’s currently no information on whether or when a fourth character will arrive next. Stay tuned for updates.
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.
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. Some Build-A-Bear retail stores in Australia have received the collection too, according to online reports from fans.
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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