It appears that it didn’t happen until now – and now, that I think about it, I must admit that I’m surprised it didn’t – and PlayStation’s mascot, the little SackBoy did not receive yet a “bring it to life” treatment deserved by all successful game mascots. Until now, at least, since a knitting magazine has decided to right the wrongs and offer gamers and PS3 fans their own real SackBoy.

Created by Alan Dart, a knitted toys designer, the real SackBoy is on sale now, but we don’t know the price for the moment – and if we are to assume, since the price was not announced, it might be pretty high. But, hey – that’s what happens with superstars – you have to pay more to have them!

Debora Bradley, Editor of Simply Knitting said, “Sackboy will be tremendously popular and this is the perfect time of year to knit the little chap. Knitting and customising him means that he will be utterly unique and a very cool accessory. We’re very lucky to have him in the magazine and we hope that he’ll help to increase the already sizable crossover between the great communities of gamers and knitters, online or not.”