Edit 6/24/14: For those of you out there looking for a Toothless of your very own: Build a Bear is sold out! However, you can sign up to be notified when he’s available again via the link, so for those of you still waiting for a Nightfury of your very own, be patient – I’m sure Build a Bear will do a re-release! (And to show you just how quickly they sold out: I bought mine the first day they were available, and then a friend of mine went to buy one three days later and they were gone!)
Yes, you heard that right – you can get your very own Toothless, right from Build-a-Bear! And considering the great job they did with the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic crew, I had pretty high expectations for BaB’s Toothless plush – after all, you can’t get much worse than this, right?
No wonder so many of us went and made our own Toothlesses (Toothli?) so we could have a Night Fury of our own to cuddle. Well, I went to Build a Bear today, and I definitely was not disappointed!
He’s about 17 inches tall, not including the tail, and my gosh is he adorable! Look at those big eyes, that adorable mischievous smile… Yup, Build-a-Bear did a great job with this little guy. He’s super soft, and very huggable. I had to resist the urge to carry him around the mall for the rest of my shopping. There is one weird thing they did with him – his wings are actually detachable.
As you can see in the image above, he wears his wings like a tiny little backpack. Considering most Build-a-Bear plush are stuffed from the middle of the back, the detachable wings make sense – otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to stuff Toothless from the usual BaB spot. I do worry about losing the wings at some point, but right now they’re held on with a plastic tag-holder thing (I never know what to call them, and I even worked at a consignment shop where I stuck a bunch of those things into clothes when tagging items!), and I plan on leaving it in there for the time being.
Along with Toothless himself, they’re also selling a little tiny Toothless hoodie for your bear to wear! I say bear, because I found out the hard way that it’s not quite suited for a pony.
I had to practically maul Pinkie to get the shirt over her head, and when I wedged her front legs into the armhole, it was pretty clear that this shirt wasn’t exactly meant for ponies or other similar four-legged friends. Ah well. If you don’t put the front legs in the arm holes, and kind of use it as a Toothless cowl, it does work, somewhat. Pinkie looks freakin’ adorable in the Toothless shirt, I will say. You should be able to find Toothless at your local Build-a-Bear – not sure how long he’ll be there for, though – probably at least through the end of June. I’d say get him while you can – he’s clearly the best Toothless plush out there!