How to make the perfect Sackboy

GR: What about anime? What was the first series you really got into? Do you prefer subtitles or dubs?

Nikki: I believe it was about three or four years ago when I first watched Fullmetal Alchemist on Adult Swim. It was weird at first but then I got hooked onto the show and before I knew it, I was glued onto the television screen. I really loved the character development and you start to get immersed in the world created by Hiromu Arakawa.

At first I actually preferred dubs, but then I’ve heard that subtitles are much better. Personally I like dubs better because it allows me to pay more attention to what’s going on in the anime.

Above: Nikki’s Sackboy L, based on the devious detective from the Death Note anime/manga series

Above: A closer look at L

GR: What are you watching right now? Any recommendations?

Nikki: I’m currently watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. At first I was hesitant in watching it because I’ve seen the first one already, but this show is meant to tell the story in a different way. I thought that I would give it a chance.

I also watched FLCL, Ergo Proxy and Death Note recently. I would really recommend FMA and Death Note. Both of those are remarkably well done.

GR:   So you’re a Full Metal Alchemist fan! What do you think about the second anime adaptation that’s currently airing?

Nikki: I like how some scenes show what was only explained in the first FMA series. However, there are still parts of the first one that I like better. One example was the episode where Ed becomes a State Alchemist. FMA Brotherhood rushed a little bit on that story. The first FMA had more feeling to it in that episode. There a lot of things that are similar as well.

Why Sackboy? What made you want to start crotcheting game/anime-themed Sackboys?

Nikki: I first heard about Little Big Planet from commercials about it on television. I had made a totoro before that and I wanted to see if I could make a Sackboy. He was just such a cute character so I decided to crochet one. The first one I made had a smile on his face and the second one I attempted had an “open-mouth” smile on him. People on YouTube had asked me to do a tutorial on a doll so I did it on the Sackboy. Then a friend of mine suggested that I make an Ico Sackboy doll. After that people have requested that I do several different Sackboys.

GR: Do you have a favorite creation?
Nikki: I really love the Ico Sackboy doll I made. He’s adorable.

Above: Nikki’s favorite creation: the Ico Sackboy!

GR:  Do you have any plans on selling your creations?
I have had a lot of people asking me if I would sell them but I’m sad to say that I don’t. It just takes a lot of time to make and I’m pretty busy with school and family already. Also, I don’t think that I will be able to keep with the demand if there ever was one.

Above: If you want to stay up to date on the latest from Nikki, you can follow her YouTube channel and check out her blog 

June 2, 2010 

Fan Art versus Official Art
A showdown between fan-made creations and their official counterparts

Big Daddy sculpture carved with chainsaw
VIDEO: See this sharp wood carver turn a tree into a life-sized Big Daddy


  • Katlu - July 6, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    SO CUTE!
  • TheConstructiveInterference - January 22, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    why am i doing this? i never win.
  • 4fromK - June 14, 2010 3:15 a.m.

    " I don’t want to mention it because there might be those who haven’t played it yet" what a beautiful girl... nobody likes a spoiler
  • BrushieTundra - June 4, 2010 4:35 a.m.

    Wish my hands were dexterous with anything besides a controller!
  • Samael - June 3, 2010 9:18 p.m.

    Wow, those are quite huggable looking. Especially the L and Ed ones. And yay! A fan of dubs! Her rationale for them is the same as mine. With subbing I sometimes miss the action on the screen, because I'm focused on reading the subs. There are some I can't watch dubbed though (Ouran High, Kenshin, shows with japanese culture jokes/puns, etc.). Also, quite a curveball in her "games she wants to play". Bioshock, FFXIII, Heavy Rain and....L.A. NOIRE? Whoa. I want to play that too but...huh.
  • MitsuharuSan - June 3, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    You should have asked if she's single. Maybe I'll do it myself in her blog lol
  • cindylei96 - June 3, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He- is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at an age gap dating site[_www. A G E R O M A N C E com_]---a nice and free place for Younger- Women and Older Men, or Older Women and Younger Men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or- tell your friends
  • ensabahnur - June 3, 2010 2:25 p.m.

    teh awesome
  • Geminiman82 - June 3, 2010 12:24 p.m.

    I'd like to commission her to crochet me a megaman or moogle!
  • Benjamin333 - June 3, 2010 6:05 a.m.

    Single word displaying my admiration for this achivement. Also: cool. Ima ask my Grandma for one.
  • evileye - June 3, 2010 4:18 a.m.

    i'm a tough guy i'm not gonna--.... ohh -- AWWWWWWW their super cute!
  • Hypermonkey262 - June 3, 2010 3:31 a.m.

    ....I want one.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - June 3, 2010 2:14 a.m.

  • near01 - June 3, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    D'aaawwwwww.. ^_^
  • Wizrai - June 3, 2010 2:05 a.m.

    Wow!! They are so adorable!!
  • philipshaw - June 3, 2010 1 a.m.

    I would but that Ico Sackboy but she ain't selling
  • rynmls - June 2, 2010 11:50 p.m.

    can one please please please:-)
  • chunko97 - June 2, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    I like to buy one of those.
  • 510BrotherPanda - June 2, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    I'd like to make more amigurumi dolls, but I'm terrible at sewing on zippers and other accessories. I'll just stick with this for now. Really cool tutorials!
  • loonyman978 - June 2, 2010 10:25 p.m.


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