We couldn’t help but notice the picture of the incredibly cute Poochy amigurumi plush from the Yoshi series that’s been circulating amiibo community recently. Standing just 2.25 inches tall and sitting 2.75 inches wide, the adorable, perfectly sized figure fits right in with the Yarn Yoshi family.


While the small displayable toy might not be an amiibo, seeing it alongside all the Yoshis really gets us thinking about the possibilities for other unique amiibo and/or regular toys that could be released in the future. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: It would be awesome to see more yarn amiibo released– or even a line of yarn toys from Nintendo. Considering the variety of characters within the Yoshi franchise, and most recently Yoshi’s Woolly World, we can think of a good number of characters it would be fun to see transformed into real life yarn toys from our favorite gaming company. Shy Guys? Koopa Troopas? Lakitus? The list goes on and on! And even though it might not be likely (or practical) for releases like these to happen when it comes to amiibo, that doesn’t mean our imaginations can’t keep pouring out these hopes and dreams.

In the meantime, we can rely on good ol’ Etsy for handmade creations made by talented artists from around the world. In fact, that’s exactly where the Reddit user who posted the picture above purchased their Poochy! That particular customization was created and sold by Amimal, but the Poochy goodness doesn’t stop there. A number of other artists have also listed Poochy customs on Etsy, and we highly recommend checking them out! And while you’re at it, you may want to try searching for some of your other favorite characters. Who knows what you could find to pair with your Yarn Yoshi amiibo family or other Nintendo collections!

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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.