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Build-A-Bear are stealing (the show this) Christmas with their new Grinch toys


Who could bully this young man at Who-school?! (Picture: Build-A-Bear)

The Grinch is the ultimate anti-hero, giving us hope that even those with hearts 10 sizes too small can come around to the magic of Christmas.

Also, who doesn’t love a story about a furry misanthrope who eats glass in his big bachelor cave and has a best friend who’s a dog?

Build-A-Bear clearly do anyway, and have released new Grinch toys so all those of us that wish we were in Whoville can have a taste of the Seuss life.

Fans have flocked to the store to get their hands on the toys, which comprise of one grown-up Grinch, and one baby Grinch.

For £35.50, you can get an adult Grinch bear, that also comes with an exclusive Santa suit to recreate the night he stole Christmas.

Or, for £41, you get all of that, as well as a voice insert that says six of The Grinch’s most iconic sayings, ranging from his ‘Ho, ho, no’ days to when he’s exclaiming ‘Merry Christmas, Whoville’.

He comes with a fancy Santa outfit (Picture: Build-A-Bear)

Alternatively, if you bought the bear and the suit bundle, you could add your own voice recordings or even a beating heart, which is perfect for this tale.

Fans loved the baby Grinch toy so much that the adorable £10 plushie has already sold out.

But he’s just as happy au naturale (Picture: Build-A-Bear)

It was an online exclusive, which means you can’t head to your local to store to see if they’ve got any left.

You can hope and pray – and send a letter to Santa – that they’ll restock the sweet toy, but there are no guarantees. Perhaps a little fairy dust might be necessary.

In similarly Grinchy spirit, Harrods have locked off their Santa’s grotto this year, so only customers who spend more than £2,000 in store will get a chance to sit on the big man’s knee.

A shop has also turned off their Christmas playlist. Granted, it is to stop their staff going completely insane, but dammit we want to hear Slade again!

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