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  1. Diddy Kong DX Plush

    Diddy Kong has always been my favourite of the Kong clan - he's faster, nimbler, and all around more fun to watch and play as than Donkey Kong is, for me.

    As with so many of my other merchandise write-ups here, I always wanted one of these when I was a youngster, but I had to be patient, because I didn't get this guy until 2003!



    Diddy here is a "DX" plush, made by Banpresto in 2000. DX (short for "Deluxe") ...

    Updated 26th May 2014 at 22:40 by NinjaRabbit

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  2. Cute and Practical - K.K. Slider Blanket

    As well as collecting computer and video game-related plushes, I'm also a fan of cute and practical merchandise, articles of which most often seem to be released as prize items exclusive to Japanese arcades. This piece, featuring K.K. Slider, the singing dog from Nintendo's Animal Crossing series, is one such item.



    In its default state, it resembles a pudgy, somewhat tubular-looking plush toy, but that's not what it really is. ...

    Updated 25th May 2014 at 22:07 by NinjaRabbit

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  3. Worms Plushes

    I always wanted Worms plushes when I was a youngster. I was absolutely hooked on the Game Boy version back in 1996, and never went anywhere without it (even though it was actually possible for the computer players to knock you out of a match early on, leaving you watching them duking it out for the next fifteen minutes with no input whatsoever).

    It wasn't until early 2012 that official Worms plushes finally became available, although I got mine in late 2013, as they somehow passed ...

    Updated 16th May 2014 at 18:34 by NinjaRabbit

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  4. Official Ecco the Dolphin Plush

    This entry is extra-special. I finally had the time to get some good photographs of my official Ecco the Dolphin plush, which to the best of my knowledge is one of the most obscure pieces in my collection.

    I briefly looked but couldn't find any other mentions of these online, so consider this a contribution to preserving a little bit of UK-specific gaming-related culture, which is a subject that's close to my heart.



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    Updated 15th May 2014 at 00:12 by NinjaRabbit

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  5. Jazz Jackrabbit Beanie

    I'm posting about a lesser-known official item, this time.

    This is a beanie-plush of Jazz Jackrabbit, made to promote the Macintosh port of Jazz Jackrabbit 2. Initially they were only available when ordering the game directly from the porting house responsible for it, but they were later sold separately after stocks of the game ran out.



    His colours sadly aren't totally game-accurate (his muzzle, belly, and tail ...

    Updated 14th May 2014 at 17:13 by NinjaRabbit

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