Animal Crossing merchandise has been available since the very beginning of the Animal Crossing series. There is a wide variety of items, from plush toys, figurines, lunch boxes and many more. Many of the plush toys are made by Tomy Ltd., a children's entertainment and toy manufacturer based in Japan, who have also supplied fans of Nintendo games with plush toys of the popular Nintendogs series. Another company that mass produces Animal Crossing plushes is Little Buddy LLC, who also make many other Nintendo plush toys.
Types of Merchandise
There is a wide range of Animal Crossing merchandise available. Below is a list of a few different types:
- Action figures
- Cell phone cases
- Key chains
- Playing cards
- Plush dolls
- Trading cards
- Wii projectors
Animal Crossing has also appeared in third party products, such as Monopoly's 2010 Nintendo Collector's Edition which features Rosie, K.K. Slider and Tom Nook, all of whom appear alongside other famous Nintendo characters like Mario.
Below are a few examples of the merchandise available.