Fans of the Dragon Quest series of games, which is more popular in Japan than Final Fantasy by the way, should all recognize the slime, the poor little monster that players spent most of their time killing during those random battles, while exploring the world.
Square-Enix has released a new plush to go with the possible collection of Dragon Quest toys that you may or may not admit to owning. This new plush, called the Dragon Quest IX Smile Slime Tower Plush, features three slimes, a blue (bottom), orange (middle) and green (top), stacked one on top of the other and stands 6.29 inches tall for the small one and 12.20 inches tall for the medium sized one. The small one will cost you $15.90 while the medium sized run will run you $38.90 plus shipping from NCS. Here is the description of the plush from the NCS site.
Dragon Quest Plush (NCS)
“In the original Dragon Quest games, the slimes were just enemies to be smacked and slain in very short order. In dungeon crawling lingo, the slimes were “cannon fodder.” As the slimes grew in popularity and stature within the Dragon Quest universe, they began to take on other roles. There was even a couple of Dragon Quest games in which a Blue Slime played the part of protagonist. A veritable Slime-Hero without equal. Literally. It was in Slime Morimori Dragon Quest where we watched a Slime ricochet off walls, squeeze itself into a puddle, and dash through dungeons. The Slime could even stack fellow Slimes on top of itself by dashing into the beasts to launch them upwards and then catching the falling beasts on the top of its head to make a tower.
Square Enix brings the Slime Tower to life with their new Dragon Quest IX Smile Slime Tower Plush which features a Blue Slime on the bottom, an Orange Slime in the middle, and a Green Slime crowning the whole shebang. Preorders have already shipped and new orders are welcome for a “Small” version (US$15.90) which measures 16cm (6.29″) tall and a Medium version (US$38.90) which towers 31cm (12.20″) in height.”
HERE is the link to NCS for those who wish to order the plush.
Additionally, for those of you who have never played a Dragon Quest game, you may consider picking up one of these games up at your local game store. Dragon Quest VIII will run about $10.00 used and you can pick up Dragon Quest IV (DS) for $30.00 new and Dragon Quest V (DS) for $40.00 new. Here are the listings for GameStop stores in the Las Cruces area.
Las Cruces SWM
550 Walton Blvd.
Las Cruces NM, 88001 US
1455 HICKORY DR
Las Cruces NM, 88005 US
Mesilla Valley Mall
700 S. TELSHOR BLVD.
LAS CRUCES NM, 88011 US
Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm*