Sep 17, 2010

Build-A-Jedi

What squishes softly and carries a big lightsaber? A Build-A-Bear Jedi of course!

In case you were holding off buying yourself one of those adorable little bears you always walk by in the mall (*cough*) now's the time because they're totally geeky and acceptable for adult purchase. Just like all the other toys I own.

The crew at Yakface.com filled me in:
Upon visiting my local mall yesterday, I noticed that the Build-A-Bear Workshop is advertising a new series of Star Wars themed Build-A-Bears. There are 3 new outfits to choose from: Han Solo, C-3PO and Princess Leia along with a blue "Star Wars Bear" that has a special graphic on the bottom of the foot. These new products will be available starting September 24 and if you visit the store that weekend, you'll receive a FREE Star Wars poster with any Star Wars purchase (while supplies last).
Build-A-Bear needs to give whomever came up with this idea a BIG raise.

The official Star Wars website shows us more as does Build-A-Bear online, although they don't seem to be selling Han, C3PO or Princess Leia as of right now. They do have Anakin Skywalker, Storm and Clone Troopers, Darth Vader, a Jedi Knight and a puppy wearing Star Wars pajamas. You can purchase the bears for an average of $35 or just the outfits for $15. I can't believe they aren't selling an Ewok or Wookie though. Maybe they'll expand later on. Either way, ADORABLE!

On a similar note, it was pointed out to me that Build-A-Bear also has a Batman outfit you can buy. Why I never knew of this before and why it is not in my possession is entirely unacceptable.

7 comments:

TheReelRussell said...

Yeah we went to Build a Bear for my son's birthday and I seen the Darth Vador and Batman costumes...I wanted to buy them...but ah...I wasn't buying for me :) He went with a Toy Story Woody Panda and a Buzz Lightyear costume for his bear at home. I am sooooo going that weekend and checking them out. Branson Landing....here I come!
Thanks for the heads up :)

Vinnie Bartilucci said...

I just make my own. I've been making superhero costumes for Build-a-Bear characters and giving them as gifts to creators since last NYCC.

Here's the ones I've done so far, on my site.

http://www.internationalnorbertconspiracy.com/bahp_album.aspx

I'll have more for this year's NYCC.

Randy said...

I have a monkey wearing a Superman costume. I named him Beppo, of course.

Budd said...

I usually try to avoid the area of the mall that Build a Bear is in completely, might be time to take the girls to make some teddies.

Eleni said...

Aw, I want a Jedi bear! And a Han Solo bear. Too cute! Looking up Build-a-Bears in my area...

Randy said...

Help me, Obear-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope!

Varmil said...

On her last birthday my niece get build-a-bear bear with two sets of costumes: batman and Bruce Wayne (so nobody will recognize him as he fight crime :).
For this Christmas My niece's bear will get Beefeater costume.