I offer a picture of me during happier times, before my new best friend Popplio and I took a trip to the Toys’R’Us price scanner.
Designing a licensed stuffed animal is tough enough when you don’t have to worry about it being stuffed and sealed by retail employees. While he’s a little frumpy, Build-A-Bear’s Sonic the Hedgehog is filled with love, so he gets a pass.
It’s Halloween, the festive holiday when Pokémon toys dress up in costumes and sit on my desk until at least Christmas. The Pokémon Center’s line of masquerading circus pocket monsters is adorable this year.
Now that Darkrai’s had its May, it’s time for something a little cheerier. June’s mythical Pokémon is the ridiculously adorable Manaphy.
Time’s almost up for the second Mythical Pokémon in this year’s monthly celebration of two decades of pocket monsters. As collector fever begins to ramp up, we say goodbye to the toys of Pokémon #251.
Plush Sega Megadrive with controller hands.
Alien tractor beam abduction captured in plush by Steff Bomb. Her creations include plush versions of Han's blaster and Rambo's knife:
What this cuddly pack guar will do is carry your burdens better than Lydia ever could. Pack guars have been around for way longer than Skyrim housecarls, so they've gotten good at this kind of thing.
A Monument Valley level based on the world of Journey. See the entire image below, as well as Monument Valley plush characters.
Last year the folks at Gaming Heads brought upon this Earth a plague of cuddly, snuggly Cacodemons and Pain Elementals. Here is their heartfelt apology, armed with with the fluffiest plasma gun ever.
Video game statue experts Gaming Heads have stared into the mouth of evil, and it licked their face and wriggled its theoretical pseudopods gleefully, and that's probably why these horrific Doom plushes look so damnably huggable.
Coming in September from official Minecraft online retailer Jinx, this huggable depiction of the game's most familiar foe does, at first, resemble the Incredible Hulk's junk.
After spending the past 17 years trying to kill them it's a lovely change of pace to be able to cuddle them. Team17 has just launched a new line of plushies based on one of the most adorable war game franchises ever, Worms.
Coming in September to toy and specialty shops around the country, these plush representations of Cut the Rope's hungry little mascot Om Nom are so ridiculously adorable I would gladly suffocate beneath a mountain-sized pile.
Deviant artists Michele Legendre captures the spirit of the Tanooki Suit in her adorable plush Mario. See the whole series at her Deviant Art page.
For all the magic, combat and cleavage that features in Capcom's Okami games, there's always a white elephant in the room: the dogs are cute, and they are cuddly.
I'm not sure what's more disturbing; the fact that Majesco's Babysitting Mama has you stuffing your Wii remote into the plush equivalent of a tiny human child, or the fact that it uses the nunchuck as well.