These Real-Life Stacking-Inspired Nesting Dolls Are Just So Pwecious
Tim Schafer and Double Fine’s latest, Stacking, is out now, and it’s pretty great (look for my review tomorrow). Every character in the game is a nesting doll — the kind that are sequential in size and so they fit in each other — and, naturally, the folks at Double Fine decided to make physical versions of some of the dolls and sell them on the internet.
The ones you can buy are available in a set, and they’re pictured above. They’re kinda pricey at $48.00, but this is also one of the best bits of video game merch I’ve ever seen, and so I’m gonna say that it’s probably worth it. Another perk is that nobody will know it’s a nerdy video game thing unless you tell them, and so this is some nerdy s–t you can put in a prominent place in your house without being shamed for it. Here’s the product description, for your entertainment:
When Lee first came to me with the idea for a game about Russian nesting dolls, I said, “What? You want to sell Russian nesting dolls in the store? GREAT IDEA!” And he said, “Well, I was talking about a GAME idea actually–” and I was like, “Yeah, yeah, whatever. As an offshoot of the dolls you can do a game, or a movie, or a Broadway musical for all I care. Just as long as we get awesome nesting dolls in the store!” I’m not sure what happened with that crazy game idea, or Lee for that matter. All I know is that THE DOLLS ARE HERE AND THEY ARE AMAZING. Made in RUSSIA, of all places.