- Nintendo and Sanei Boeki collaborate on Korok plushies based on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, expanding their line of stuffed toys.
- Tears of the Kingdom improves on Breath of the Wild with enhanced Korok puzzles and gameplay features, making it more enjoyable for players.
- Sanei Boeki will release two versions of the Traveling Korok plushies in mid-February 2024, featuring different color palettes and priced at around 3,300 yen ($22)
Nintendo and Sanei Boeki, a popular Japanese manufacturing company, are teaming up to release Korok plushies based on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Sanei Boeki specializes in making stuffed toys based on Nintendo’s brands, such as Mario and Pokemon. Additionally, the plushie-making company is no stranger to the Legend of Zelda franchise, having created several designs for Breath of the Wild featuring Zelda and even a Bokoblin.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an improvement to Breath of the Wild in almost every way, with the sequel improving on several aspects, like Korok puzzles and making the game more fun. In Breath of the Wild, it was only possible to find one Korok at a time and get their corresponding seed, but in Tears of the Kingdom, players also had the opportunity to come across a puzzle and get two seeds. In order to complete this new mystery, Link would sometimes have to use a combination of his new abilities, like Ultrahand and Zonai devices, to help reunite a pair of the playful pals who were seemingly on a backpacking adventure.
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Sanei Boeki announced on Twitter that around mid-February 2024, it would be releasing two versions of the Traveling Korok plushies from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. While both plushies are similar, there are some differences in the color palette. The first product features a darker green Korok wearing a light brown backpack with a dark brown base and an orange blanket. On the other hand, the second variant is a Korok that is lighter green, wearing a red backpack with a dark brown base and a yellow blanket.
In a follow-up tweet, the company listed the dimensions of the Koroks in centimeters, with them having a width of 22, a diameter of 18.5, and a height of 17. Fans of the game will be able to purchase the pair of plushies from Sanei Boeki for around 3,300 yen each, or around $22. However, there is no additional information on whether the Korok plushies are exclusive to Japan or will also be getting a US retailer.
Even though players have been torturing Koroks since The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s release, the short pals hold a special place in the hearts of gamers, so the lack of a US retailer would be disappointing. However, there is still time until the release, so Nintendo may surprise fans in the US by announcing the plushies later.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to the beloved open-world adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This installment once again sees Link and Zelda battling to protect Hyrule from falling to Ganondorf. This new adventure takes place in the same land of Hyrule as Breath of the Wild but sees something called the Upheaval, which allows link to travel to Sky Islands, as well as deep into the Depths beneath Hyrule. Players can use special abilities to fuse together weapons, and build items to help them progress through the release.
Franchise The Legend of Zelda Platform(s) Switch Released May 12, 2023 Developer(s) Nintendo Publisher(s) Nintendo Genre(s) Adventure ESRB Rated E for Everyone 10+ for Fantasy Violence and Mild Suggestive Themes Metascore 96 See at Walmart See at Amazon