Mario is Coming to Build-a-Bear!

Nintendo has announced that Mario and friends are set to join their Pokémon bretherin at Build-a-Bear Workshop, letting kids (and adults) finally stuff their own Yoshi.

Available now from Build-a-Bear Workshop stores and online, fans of Mario and friends will be able to pick up four of the cuddly characters including a Mario-themed bear which comes with overalls, hat, and the trademark moustache. Fans can also pick and stuff their own Yoshi and Bowser, as well as grabbing a pre-stuffed Toad.

In addition to the three full-sized characters and Toad, fans will also be able to pick from a wide number of accessories for other bears in store, including the Super Mario Wrist Accessory Set which comes with a Yoshi egg, a Super Star, and a Super Mushroom. There’s also a wide range of clothing available including a Mario-themed hoodie, a Luigi costume, a Princess Peach costume, and Sound Chips.

“Super Mario is a classic game franchise many of our Guests know and love, and we’ve had a lot of fun bringing these characters into furry friend form,” said Jennifer Kretchmar, chief product officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop. “Like Build-A-Bear, Nintendo’s characters appeal to everyone, so we couldn’t wait to team up for the first time and offer another way for Guests to enjoy the timeless brand.”

So what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest Build-a-Bear to grab your own Mario bear and friends.

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