Courtesy of Toys”R”Us, we had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo before it officially hits Toys”R”Us shelves on November 15th. Needless to say, we were blown away by the size of the large knit plush toy in comparison to the original three Yarn Yoshi releases!

On top of the obvious differences in height and width, the other noticeable distinction that sets the “mother” Yoshi of the clan apart from the original version is its eyes. Unlike the stitched-on black eyes of the smaller Yoshis, Mega Yoshi has large eyes made of plastic. This seemingly small detail actually makes a big difference when it comes to the toy’s design. The slightly raised height of the eyes, along with shininess of the plastic, really provide the plush with an extra “pop” that gives Yoshi that lively personality Nintendo fans are all too used to seeing in Yoshi games.

It’s both comforting and exciting to see Nintendo going to such lengths to give amiibo (and Yoshi) fans something new to collect and appreciate. There’s nothing quite like propping up a large, well made Yoshi plush made of yarn with other amiibo!

We thought you’d like to see Mega Yarn Yoshi and its smaller companions in action together out in the world, so we’ve put together a small photo gallery of all of them. Click each image below to view the photo in its full size– and don’t forget to scroll down to view the Amiibo News team’s unboxing video of Mega Yarn Yoshi. Enjoy!

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The Amiibo News team had a blast unboxing Mega Yarn Yoshi. Check out what we had to say about the latest and greatest addition to the amiibo world in our latest video!

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

Lauren Ganos