Build-A-Bear’s tense expected line of official Animal Crossing: New Horizons plushies are sold this morning at. 11 east. To handle what is certainly massive demand, Build-A-Bear has created a virtual queue that customers can gather to await their chance to purchase items that have not even been revealed yet. Nothing could go wrong with this plan. Update: It’s just Tom Nook and Isabelle. Boo.
How Build-A-Bear Virtual Waiting Room Works. Customers can start in line at 10.30 at Build-A-Bear Website. In the queue, they are randomly assigned somewhere in the queue. When a customer’s turn comes up, they have a limited time to buy items from Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection. Once purchased, they can go on eBay and put what they just bought for sale at at least double the price.
There are a few issues with such a system. First, as we’ve seen with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S sales since the new consoles launched in November, bots and scalpers love automated queuing systems that regularly dominate the sale of hard-to-find items.
Second, Build-A-Bear does not even reveal characters and items until 6 p.m. 10.30 east. For all fans know that they can be ready to queue Barold the neck bear or Candi, the mouse whose eyes resemble boils and eyebrows resemble eyes. I’m sure they’ll get Isabelle or what (we will update when the collection is revealed), but what if?
If you are really interested in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and want something to cuddle, your best option, apart from becoming very good friends with my spouse, is to wait until the summer when the Build-A-Bear collection hits stores. You have a better chance of getting what you want, plus you get to see someone in a Build-A-Bear polo fill them with fluff. It’s the miracle of life, and afterwards you can go to the food court for some pretzel dogs. Everyone wins.
Update 10:30: It’s just Isabelle and Tom Nook. Why keep it a secret if it’s just the two most obvious? Who knows.