Animal Crossing fans slam Build-A-Bear over "disappointing" collection
7 April 2021, 13:56
Build-A-Bear have launched a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection but fans are less than impressed with it.
The demand for an Animal Crossing and Build-A-Bear collaboration was huge but people are disappointed with the results.
Yesterday (Apr 6), Build-A-Bear launched their very first Animal Crossing collaboration. Speaking about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection, Build-A-Bear merchandising officer, Jennifer Kretchmar, stated: "Fans of the game are sure to be transported to an island paradise and ready for fun with these furry friends. This collection is perfect for gamers and collectors of all ages!"
However, in spite of Jennifer's exciting comments, fans have criticised the collection for failing to live up to its potential.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons players will already know that the beloved game features hundreds of iconic characters who are all key to what makes the game so great. Some characters are more popular than others though and, sadly, the Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear collaboration only features two characters from the game: Isabelle and Tom Nook.
With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that fans of the video game, who prefer Animal Crossing characters like Celeste, KK Slider, Marshal, Audie and Raymond, are sad to see such a limited range of Build-A-Bear options.
In response to the collection, one person tweeted: "there are over 400 animal crossing characters and you choose Isabelle and Tom nook. you hate to see potential get wasted". Another added: "THEY’RE NOT INCLUDING CELESTE. I’M UPSET."
ur tellin me I got to work early to prep for the build-a-bear x animal crossing drop just to see it’s only tom nook and isabelle?!????!!! pic.twitter.com/kwQmK91gWO— alli (@allisonocamp) April 6, 2021
the build a bear animal crossing collab is just isabelle and tom nook.......... pic.twitter.com/px6BMCo0Kr— maddie (@lxthcat) April 6, 2021
No Celeste?? Only Tom Nook and Isabelle?????? That’s ok haha I understand pic.twitter.com/cR50c9K76H— maddie (@maddiematerni) April 6, 2021
y’all had the opportunity to produce STITCHES and said “here’s isabelle and tom nook” pic.twitter.com/zaJ7UL4Mp3— alyssa (@bunniswirl) April 6, 2021
As it stands, Build-A-Bear are yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if they do.