Nintendo and toy manufacturer Build-A-Bear will be releasing a new collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed cuddly toys on Tuesday April 6th. Build-A-Bear announced the release date on Monday without notice and did not disclose what the new Animal Crossing line will actually consist of when it goes on sale.
Animal Crossing fans will get a preview of the new Build-A-Bear collection on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. CDT (that’s 10:30 a.m. EDT / 7:30 a.m. PDT) when the toy maker announces the characters and product images released . Fans can then enter a “virtual waiting room” to purchase the collection from the Build-A-Bear website – if selected. Build-A-Bear says fans who queue before 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT / 7 a.m. PDT) will get their first dibs. When this option is selected, customers have a limited time to purchase the Animal Crossing collection.
Customers who fail to secure a spot in line to purchase an Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear may have another chance this summer when the collection hits the company’s workshop retail stores .
Here is Build-A-Bear’s FAQ on purchasing the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection:
How does the virtual waiting room work?
You will be randomly assigned a place in line in the virtual waiting room. When it is your turn to purchase the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection.
How is the line placement determined in the virtual waiting room?
Guests entering the waiting room before 10:00 a.m. (local time) will be randomly assigned to a place in line Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection is offered for sale. Guests who join after 10:00 a.m. local time sign in at the end of the existing line.
Do I have to wait at my computer while I’m in the waiting room?
You can sign up for email notifications to get notified when it’s your turn or you can do other things on your computer and get notified automatically (make sure your sound is on) when it’s your turn. When it is your turn, you have limited time to go to the Build-A-Bear website and purchase the Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection.
What if I reach the front of the waiting room?
You will be given access to our shopping page and only have a limited time to purchase Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection and completion of your transaction.
Will the Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection be available in the workshop?
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons The collection will arrive at the workshop this summer. Be sure to sign up for email notifications for updates on online reorders and in-store arrivals.
We reached out to Build-A-Bear to find out how many stuffed animals are in the collection and whether this would limit the number of items customers can purchase. We’ll update this story as the company provides more details. After the chaotic release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons“Sanrio Amiibo cards, we are preparing for a similar level of retail disruption but we continue to hope for the best.