It may be a little early for the holiday spirit, but that hasn’t stopped gaming merchandise retailer Merchoid from releasing a set of hand-knitted Zelda-themed winter sweaters.
“You won’t find Breath of the Wild under your Deku tree this year,” Merchoid community manager Jessica Adams writes.
“But you can still have Happy Hyrule-idays with our Zelda Christmas Sweaters. Our sweaters are actually knitted, too, which means they’ll keep you warm through Winter until the new game launches next year. Our advice is to put on a sweater, settle down and play through some classic Zelda games in preparation”
Plus, the sweaters are unisex, so they’re perfect for male and female gamers.
The yule-tide garbs come in two versions: a green Legend of Santa and a blue Link to Christmas Past. Both are limited edition and going fast. At the time of this writing, only three Christmas Past and six Legend of Santas are left in stock. So unless you possess an ocarina that can warp you three days into the past, the clock is ticking. For now only pre-orders are available, and worldwide shipping will begin November 10, 2016, plenty of time for them to arrive by Christmas.
Which brings us to the matter of pricing. To be blunt, these items don’t come cheap. Each Zelda sweater runs $55, a price that thankfully includes all tax and shipping charges. And no, they will not be delivered by a speedo-wearing creep attached to a balloon. Sizes range from small to XXL, ensuring everyone from a Kokiri to a mighty Goron will fit into one. Provided they’re still in stock, they’re yours as long as you have enough rupees.
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Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.