Oogie Boogie is just as much a representative of Halloween as Jack Skellington and he just might take over Halloween this year thanks to Build-A-Bear.
A good way to get into the Halloween spirit is by watching The Nightmare Before Christmas just as October is right around the corner. It allows you to usher in the spooky season way ahead of time and gets you excited for all that is to come as fall rolls around. As we watch Jack Skellington stumbling upon Christmas Town and being completely entranced by it, we also see the sack monster Oogie Boogie get up to no good at the same time. If anything, Oogie Boogie is just as much a representative of Halloween as Jack is and should be treated as such.
Oogie Boogie is a burlap sack filled with worms and bugs. He has a snake for a tongue and more bugs in his mouth. Known as the gambler who wants to take over Halloween Town, he terrorizes the townspeople and was banished to his lair. He may not take over Halloween Town but he just might take over Halloween this year thanks to Build-A-Bear. You may have never thought the bogeyman could be adorable and cuddly. But you will be pleasantly surprised to find that this stuffed toy is actually the perfect addition to The Nightmare Before Christmas merch and add to your decor as well.
The stuffed toy features the antagonist in his signature green body, black gaping holes for eyes, and his wormy mouth. He even has the burlap sack stitches on his arms and legs. His foot has colorful worm detailing as well as The Nightmare Before Christmas logo. The official description on the website states: Roll the dice and gamble with Oogie Boogie if you're feeling lucky! The singing sack from Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas may be the meanest man in Halloween Town, but his oversized, snuggly body makes him irresistible. This burlap bogeyman from the classic film includes "Oogie Boogie's Song" on a sound chip, so you can sing and dance along at the press of his paw. Join the seam-splitting fun and bring home Oogie Boogie today!
You can get this Oogie Boogie stuffed toy for just $37 from the Build-A-Bear website. Get yours before they sell out, which may be soon considering how the villain of Halloween Town looks so huggable. Which is perfect for those of us lucky enough to snuggle up in bed during these uncertain times. If you don't already have Jack Skellington and Sally Build-A-Bear dolls, you should consider getting them as well, to keep Oogie Boogie company. They were a hit last year and are likely to sell out this year too.
There is another online exclusive this year. You can also get Jack's ghost dog, Zero, online. The official description states, Add Jack Skellington's beloved canine companion to your collection! Zero is a ghost dog known for his white fur, pink collar, sweet smile, and pumpkin nose. As the spirited sidekick from Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, this cute Zero stuffed animal is sure to bring lots of spooky snuggles all year long. You can get him for $22 only to complete the whole set of characters from the classic Tim Burton film.