What squishes softly and carries a big lightsaber? A Build-A-Bear Jedi of course!

In case you were holding off buying yourself one of those adorable little bears you always walk by in the mall (*cough*) now’s the time because they’re totally geeky and acceptable for adult purchase. Just like all the other toys I own.
The crew at filled me in:

Upon visiting my local mall yesterday, I noticed that the Build-A-Bear Workshop is advertising a new series of Star Wars themed Build-A-Bears. There are 3 new outfits to choose from: Han Solo, C-3PO and Princess Leia along with a blue “Star Wars Bear” that has a special graphic on the bottom of the foot. These new products will be available starting September 24 and if you visit the store that weekend, you’ll receive a FREE Star Wars poster with any Star Wars purchase (while supplies last).

Build-A-Bear needs to give whomever came up with this idea a BIG raise.
The official Star Wars website shows us more as does Build-A-Bear online, although they don’t seem to be selling Han, C3PO or Princess Leia as of right now. They do have Anakin Skywalker, Storm and Clone Troopers, Darth Vader, a Jedi Knight and a puppy wearing Star Wars pajamas. You can purchase the bears for an average of $35 or just the outfits for $15. I can’t believe they aren’t selling an Ewok or Wookie though. Maybe they’ll expand later on. Either way, ADORABLE!
On a similar note, it was pointed out to me that Build-A-Bear also has a Batman outfit you can buy. Why I never knew of this before and why it is not in my possession is entirely unacceptable.

7 Responses to “Build-A-Jedi”

  1. Varmil says:

    On her last birthday my niece get build-a-bear bear with two sets of costumes: batman and Bruce Wayne (so nobody will recognize him as he fight crime :).
    For this Christmas My niece's bear will get Beefeater costume.

  2. Randy says:

    Help me, Obear-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope!

  3. Eleni says:

    Aw, I want a Jedi bear! And a Han Solo bear. Too cute! Looking up Build-a-Bears in my area…

  4. Budd says:

    I usually try to avoid the area of the mall that Build a Bear is in completely, might be time to take the girls to make some teddies.

  5. Randy says:

    I have a monkey wearing a Superman costume. I named him Beppo, of course.

  6. I just make my own. I've been making superhero costumes for Build-a-Bear characters and giving them as gifts to creators since last NYCC.

    Here's the ones I've done so far, on my site.

    I'll have more for this year's NYCC.

  7. TheReelRussell says:

    Yeah we went to Build a Bear for my son's birthday and I seen the Darth Vador and Batman costumes…I wanted to buy them…but ah…I wasn't buying for me :) He went with a Toy Story Woody Panda and a Buzz Lightyear costume for his bear at home. I am sooooo going that weekend and checking them out. Branson Landing….here I come!
    Thanks for the heads up :)