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LittleBigPlanet – Sack it to Me: “Sackboy Greetings” Edition

Mark Valledor's Avatar Posted by Marketing Manager, SCEA

Greetings Sackpeople!

Wanted to shoot out one last “Sack it to Me” before our holiday break and as promised wanted to provide some more goodies…

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PSN avatars meets are here!!!

Its been a long time in the works, so we’re glad to finally introduce new PSN avatars. Avatars are now available individually or in bundles via the PlayStation Store. And the great news is, the first round of avatars happen to be all LittleBigPlanet avatars. Check out the first batch and let us know which avatars you’d like to see next.

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Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean DLC packs

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If you missed our big announcement last week and you haven’t gotten your hands on the Pirates of the Caribbean packs, you have a whole lot of catching up to do. Check out the PlayStation Store and check out the Pirates of the Caribbean Costume packs and Level Kit, with a ton of new costumes and levels to play. Special to this Level Kit is a new WATER gameplay element which is sure to change the way you play LittleBigPlanet. So get your snorkel and fins ready for a completely new, and WET adventure.

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LBP Plushies for the US!

Our friends at Senario has just unveiled our first official line of Sackboy plushies available at Amazon.com. Limited supply, but I know they’re restocking. Also stay tuned as we have more plans to get Sackboy to a retailer near you.

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easyaspie00 said:

December 23rd, 1:05 pm

Woohoo!

I am loving the water, you guys are awesome! :]
And I’m about to purchase my new “Marvin” Avatar xD

I love that guy! :P

NissanFlyboy said:

December 23rd, 1:06 pm

Looks sweet I cant wait til i get this!

Oh and here on the blog can we have temp account bans for people you yell first? or at least something to make them stop?

Zhi13 said:

December 23rd, 1:09 pm

Wooo! LBP!! Im loving my Sackboy Avatar!

dragonmagician said:

December 23rd, 1:11 pm

I want avatars for White Knight Chronicles and FF13 please.

So are all future avatars going to be premium (ie; have a price)? I would love it if we get some for playing a game, or getting enough trophies, etc.

Espeo said:

December 23rd, 1:12 pm

I would love a Jack Sparrow or Raiden Sackboy avatar

Nidarom319 said:

December 23rd, 1:15 pm

I love the new add on content. I’ve been waiting for awhile for new MM levels. Its good to see some new ones come out

With that said, I am not happy with having to PAY for avatars. If you are going to charge for new avatars, at least release some free ones as well, similar to how you release themes you have to pay for and free ones, and also similar to LBP costumes, some you pay for some are given out for free.
I really hope to see new FREE avatars come to the PSN store

mywhitenoise said:

December 23rd, 1:18 pm

I bought the Pirates packs, and the pirates costumes as an appreciation for the levels.
(stick to levels, I dont really care for extra costumes).

..but I will not PAY to advertise for YOU, especially when we’ve had the same crappy avatars for 3 years.

bball230 said:

December 23rd, 1:22 pm

how about PSN avatars that move. like a sackboy running on the world just like the dynamic theme. I dont see how the above avatars are really all that “premium”

mywhitenoise said:

December 23rd, 1:23 pm

how do you guys NOT have “He’s A Pirate” as one of the songs for the pack?

UnholierThanThou said:

December 23rd, 1:24 pm

Mixed feelings about AAAAALLLL of this… I still think water should be free, even though I bought that damnable Disney pack anyway. I am fully addicted to you, MM. This is proven by the fact that you got me to buy something Disney branded… *sigh* Glad to see avatars, even at 50 cents ea. I think it’s a decent way to spend the leftover aggregate change from PSN Store purchases.

zopi-san said:

December 23rd, 1:24 pm

nice avatars i got 4:)
I want some KZ2 or MW2 avatars!!!

Dice_for_Death_ said:

December 23rd, 1:29 pm

I picked up the standard SackBoy, naked and glorious. $0.49? Please. I would’ve dropped $0.75.

Metellica505 said:

December 23rd, 1:36 pm

Modern Warfare 2 Avatars would make my holiday!

mywhitenoise said:

December 23rd, 1:38 pm

Yeah, the water should be free for all creators. I paid for the pack, but only for the Media Molecule levels (that alone is worth $6).

I think all newcomers and creators should have access to water, though. Kind of sucks that this game is finally getting great features (online create mode, water) that it should have received day 1.
You know what I would LOVE? Evil sackboys, real enemies.

ixnine said:

December 23rd, 1:38 pm

Thank you Mark and everyone at Sony and Mm for the updates, avatars, Pirates level/costume packs and water! Hope you guys have a great holiday and new year!

KidCommando said:

December 23rd, 1:44 pm

Wow, im so glad the 3.0 update added the ability for Sony to charge us money for more avatars that are just like our old ones!

All you had to do was label them “premium” and you’re all set to have the kids go nuts for them.

Sony, would you kindly take all 14 of your $.50 avatars and shove em in your disc slot!

your “premium” avatar addition is completely PATHETIC and I will NEVER pay .50 for a thumbnail image.

Yes, I can afford $.50 (to the tool bags who assume people are cheap)….its called principles.

smokey_vols said:

December 23rd, 1:44 pm

Been waiting on those plushies forever, but i’m a little disapointed in them. They don’t look quite right, especially the sackgirl one.

MrBeatdown said:

December 23rd, 1:45 pm

Free avatars please. You should know we have all waited long enough for some new ones. And not just a few. Considering there are over 20 million PSN accounts, there should be way more than the few hundred free ones currently available, most of which are so bad nobody uses them.

NeoHumpty said:

December 23rd, 1:49 pm

I am hoping that the Premium Subscriptions you will be offering soon will include unlimited access to all themes and avatars. I would like to see the ability to submit our own avatars for approval. I’d pay $5 for that, but probably not $0.50 for one that hundreds of thousands of others are using. Pre-made avatars would be a nice thing for the makers of a game to give out to people who own the game.

DZORMAGEN said:

December 23rd, 1:50 pm

Thanks Mm I bought both the Level pack, and the Costume pack!

What are the chances of getting a Mickey Mouse and Friends pack next year?

Can you please list all the Disney packs that are coming for LBP PS3?

Cause I will buy them all!! :)

DZORMAGEN said:

December 23rd, 1:50 pm

P.S. I forgot to add Happy Holidays!!

sethchilders said:

December 23rd, 1:51 pm

The water pack for LittleBigPlanet is amazing! I also really like the new LBP avatars, but it would be nice if they were free.

ccsdc83 said:

December 23rd, 1:51 pm

Are we going to have more Avatars from different games in the future?

Kchow23 said:

December 23rd, 1:55 pm

MGS4 Avatars, and how about a preview of them

Knight__one said:

December 23rd, 1:58 pm

Why can’t my sub accounts use my Premium Avatars I bought?

Lust_and_Greed said:

December 23rd, 2:06 pm

Congrats to:

Zhi13
zopi-san
ixnine
Knight_One

You guys are officially owned by Sony the pimp and are his most valued tricks.

EyeAmmMcLovin said:

December 23rd, 2:07 pm

The POTC pack is amazing! Even better than the MGS one. Whats the word on the Ratchet pack? Anything? Also, you guys should conisder doing a Lord of the Rings pack. That would be the ultimate!! DO IT!!! lol

E-Phoenix- said:

December 23rd, 2:10 pm

Awesome but can you guys put some Modern Warfare 2 and Metal Gear solid 4 Avatars?

E-Phoenix- said:

December 23rd, 2:11 pm

Awesome but can we have some Modern Warfare 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4 Avatars?

sithaer said:

December 23rd, 2:18 pm

Hmmm…….. Uh, I guess I spent unwisely with my avatar? :D
No, I think its perfect for my leftover cents on the PSN store.

Kreamz28 said:

December 23rd, 2:23 pm

I want Killzone avatars and maybe some smiley avatars.

Kreamz28 said:

December 23rd, 2:24 pm

I want Killzone avatars and maybe some smileys or other avatars not based on games.

mi33ke said:

December 23rd, 2:29 pm

LBP is cool, but I wish sony would give this much attention to DLC with more of their exclusive games like infamous, uncharted 2, killzone 2, resistence 2. Come on infamous could have had a motion comic like uncharted 2 or killzone2 could’ve had mission dlc for single player as well as resistance 2 and uncharted 2 could’ve mission dlc for single player. How about taking your avatar from playstation home and put it on the xmb for offline use and put it on your psn ID? That would be nice.

LightAce said:

December 23rd, 2:29 pm

Free avatars, that are game-related and not just random stuff such as a stupid orange traffic cone would very much appreciated

Bioman20 said:

December 23rd, 2:36 pm

What do Avatars do?

LittleBigPodcast said:

December 23rd, 2:40 pm

Hey! I have an avatar problem! I bought them on my dad’s Master Account, since it’s linked to his credit card. Then when I logged in to my account, they didn’t show up as a selection! Do they transfer over accounts on the same system? The Store says yes, but it’s not working! HELP!

TubaDude49 said:

December 23rd, 2:40 pm

Can we just have a custom avatar of our own sackperson, now that would be something that I would buy.

IceCold said:

December 23rd, 2:41 pm

I want to see Avatar LBP avatars!!!

IceCold said:

December 23rd, 2:43 pm

oh and of course FFXIII avatars!

TubaDude49 said:

December 23rd, 2:45 pm

@19 I hope we never get premium subscriptions, and by the way, you can already build your own themes for free, just most people don’t know that.

ContrarianKing said:

December 23rd, 2:46 pm

That looks really cool!

DANO69 said:

December 23rd, 2:51 pm

I can only say if this the only type of lame “kiddiefied” avitars we see in the future from other games…You can keep um.

zombie_56 said:

December 23rd, 2:52 pm

got my sackboy avatar an hour ago it looks pretty good

rbanke said:

December 23rd, 2:54 pm

I just spent 30 minutes on the phone with my mother who is trying to figure out how to get past the opening credits with my 7 year old nephew… I never thought this game was confusing but apparently it can be.

Zezzler said:

December 23rd, 2:56 pm

Its nice to see at least some people are releasing avatars. other developers could learn A LOT from you guys (not just avatars :P ). i mean really though, how much effort does it take to make a small 500kb PNG of ANYTHING. Really, again, good job. well over-due, but here none-the-less.

Water looks cool too BTW.

sithlordcody said:

December 23rd, 2:58 pm

I would like some assains creed avatars and uncharted 2 and some starwars ones

roseofmayix said:

December 23rd, 2:59 pm

The plush sackboys on amazon don’t look anywhere near as amazing as the nice ones that were released in the UK only.

divine1000 said:

December 23rd, 3:02 pm

I must admit to being dissapointed with the premium avatars. Considering the time it has taken to implement them, I was expecting something a little more substantial.
Why exactly has it taken so long to produce & release these small PNG images? I don’t think you should really be charging for them or releasing them at such a slow rate. Three years into the life cycle of this console, there should be a huge selection of recognisable PlayStation icons available for free.

harpdevil said:

December 23rd, 3:03 pm

Suggestion:
Loads of companies online will make things to order. You can design your own converse shoes and have them sent to you, WoW will make a mini statuette of your character, children can design monsters and have the made into toys.

How perfect would this be for little big planet plushies! Even if you had set options for eyes, clothes, sacks etc, it would be perfect for the ideals behind the game and it would make such a wonderful thing to own. I know there is a company out there that allows you to make your own muppet from a set number of options, doing this with sackboy would be even better.

xRUSTYx_Snipe_5x said:

December 23rd, 3:03 pm

WOW! This is Ridiculous! I am tired of Sony’s crap. I was excited to hear that we were finally getting new avatars after 3 years but then i found out that we will have to buy them?? Who do they think they are making us pay for something that should be updated every week or given to us for completing challenges? Who ever buys one of these avatars is a joke and an idiot for letting Sony swindle you out of your money!

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