Finally, more than three years after the game’s original release, the success of Machinarium has led to something tangible that every fan would be raring to have. I am, of course, talking about a Machinarium plushie.
Yes, there is now a Machinarium plushie, fellow Machinarium junkies (pun intended). And unsurprisingly, it’s a thing of steampunk-inspired beauty.
The 25 x 10 cm. plush toy is fashioned from the likeness of Robot Josef, the main character in Machinarium. Hand-crafted in Lipník nad Bečvou in the Czech Republic, it doubles as a container for anything you might want to store inside Josef’s trunk.
In the game, Josef is accustomed to storing things in his trunk as he makes his way through his point-and-click adventure. I think it’s nice that this aspect of the character is also replicated in real life through the new plushie’s bonus feature.
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The plushie costs $30, inclusive of shipping. You can pre-order now and expect your very own Josef to arrive at your doorstep within five weeks. The first batch of 100 plushies are said to be ready, with more to come soon.
Originally released in October 2009 for Mac, Windows, and Linux, Machinarium was launched for the iPad in September 2011. Upon its release in the App Store, AppAdvice hailed it as a “phenomenal” game. And it remains so.