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stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

November 22, 2013

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Today is November 22nd, which means Tearaway by Media Molecule has finally launched! I had the opportunity to play it early and totally fell in love with the game. I actually bought a Vita just so I could play Tearaway.

My brand new Vita is so shiny and naked, and after playing Tearaway for a little bit, I knew what I had to do.

This should keep me smiling when I'm not playing Tearaway.

The Media Molecule people loved it, but I wasn’t done yet.

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case
created and stuffed: November 2013

Tearaway takes place in a colorful world that looks like it’s crafted entirely out of paper. It has characters that are adorably designed, dialogue that makes you chuckle, and music that makes you hum and dance. Everything about the game puts a huge smile on your face.

There are two protagonists for this game, iota (a boy) and atoi (a girl). Since I l hadn’t figured out how to make atoi’s curly hair with felt, I went with iota this time. I usually don’t use felt for final versions, but I thought that in this case it was appropriate since felt feels kind of like paper.

Once I made the envelope (iota’s head) the rest was pretty easy. Here are the photos of just the head. (I added the lines on the back of the head later.)

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

 

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

Oh snap!

 

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

After I made the face, I made a body so my iota can play Tearaway too!

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

I used armature wire so he's fully pose-able. (Unfortunately, he cannot stand with a Vita in his head.)

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

He's got a blue backpack too!

I LOVE armature wire. It will bend super easily, and no matter how many times you bend it, it won’t break like pipe cleaners will.

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

Cute little feet

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

In game, he's got rolled up paper inside his body, so I put rolled up felt inside.

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

I added the lines on the back.

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

He keeps his precious confetti in his backpack.

I usually don’t make anything for myself. Most of the time I don’t even like looking my the stuff  after I make it. But this one was different. It totally made me smile every time I looked at it, just like Tearaway does.

To be honest, I was never a fan of the “rear touch pad” on the Vita. It seemed too gimmicky. I never really saw or tried a game I wanted to play on Vita, but the first time I saw the Tearaway trailer I knew I was getting a Vita.

I won’t bore you with specifics, but the way Tearaway uses both the rear & front touch pad is pure genius. It’s a game that you have to play on Vita and it feels natural.

I love this game and the world of Tearaway so much that I even made a little stop motion video with my iota. (Sorry about the low quality of this video. I tried to Vine it, but it failed to upload so I had to salvage the video clip and then Derek converted it and added music.)

Tearaway fills me with SO MUCH joy.

 

For more pictures of this plush, visit stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case set!

You can also check out more stuffed stuff on my flickr.

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AlexNo Gravatar November 26, 2013 at 5:13 am

Wow that looks amazing! I’d love to try my hand at mocking it with him and Atoi. Could I? I’ll credit you for the original idea.

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SachielNo Gravatar November 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Hello ! Your’s Vita Case Tearaway is amazing ! Would you like to posted a tutorial to realise the same case ? I love it !

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CAIL²No Gravatar November 28, 2013 at 3:35 am

Great work ! Please sell some and take my money :)

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grimmNo Gravatar May 3, 2014 at 1:37 am

Nice job there.

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