I was talking with Xinny and other Bubsy fans on the Bubsy Discord server and we've been talking about how we wanted a Bubsy plush. When one officially is made you have to know the Bubsy fans will buy it because we buy everything Bubsy.
I'll talk more about my quest for a Bubsy plush in a bit, but in a nutshell saw this picture on deviant art:
I found that this Bubsy plush was created by a site called Budsies.
They have a 20% off summer sale but it only has 10 days left on the sale!
If you use this link you will help me (more on that in a moment) you will help me with a future plush while you order your own Bubsy plush!
So that tells you the important information up front. So looking back on the Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog I have been interested in a Bubsy plush since at least 2008 when I made my own Bubsy plush modifying a lion doll:
This one was based on the box art of the Japanese Bubsy, so this is more of a chibi Bubsy.
Then years later I converted another cat plush to be my Bubsy. Basically serves as a hat rack for my knit Bubsy cap.
Been fun. And I'm sure I will try other projects for fun. As a Bubsy collector you can never have enough Bubsy.
So getting the above mentioned Budsie Bubsy made, and I think I would like to see how Budsie would do recreating the 1993 Bubsy plush.
As you'll recall the first sighting we here on the Bubsy blog got was with Game Fan Magazine #4 and the Bubsy plush in the storage room in 2010.
We got a good glimpse of that plush by JennyN in 2013. I've been told she now has a youtube channel and featured this plush recently. Would be cool to see that plush in a video so need to find that link. I looked through some of the videos and thought for sure he would have been featured on "Dark Internet Rituals" but alas no. But looks like she has some great stuff there. Love the larger than life size Porg plush she got.
And she featured this and another plush in 2014
And other pictures were recently covered in another Youtube video on Bubsy merchandise.
We've seen this one posted in 2011...
Michael Berlyn, Bubsy's creator confirmed in the Bubsy Fan Blog interview in 2016 that he had his. And that plush has since been donated to a toy museum in New York.
An then we have this entry from earlier this year. I like this picture because we see the Bubsy plush without a shirt:
So that brings us to a grand total of six known Bubsy plushes from back in Bubsy 1 and Bubsy 2 development days. Pretty cool. JennyN and her father mentioned there was once a drawer full of Bubsy plushies, and basically these were handed out to developers, their families, and as a promotional to magazines like Game Fan. And as mentioned also in the Berlyn interview hung from the rafters. Apparently there were Bubsy plushes in their offices till 1997 at least.
Oh well, but it will be fun to see at some point what Budsie's recreation of the 1993 plush would look like. And I am still tempted to try my own version at some point.
Finally, when Budsie asked for my statement about the plush I was commissioning I had this to say:
Yeh Bubsy pulled me through some challenging times, but more on that in a future article of the Bubsy Fan Blog.
Your fellow Bubsy fan saying "Keep it up, just keep it up". - Doctor Clu