You can now make your own plush Falkor

The toy is made from faux fur and a touch of glitter for added magic.
The toy is made from faux fur and a touch of glitter for added magic.  Photo: Etsy/GameGuardians

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Made with faux-fur, custom sculpted eyes and a wire frame that allows the toy to hold poses, as well as a touch of metallic glitter paint for extra magic, the 1.2m (4 feet) plush toy, sold on Etsy, was an internet hit.

But soon Laura Hosler, who sells at the store GameGuardians, couldn't keep up with orders for the lovable character.

Falkor is 1.2 m (4 feet) long, but can be made smaller.
Falkor is 1.2 m (4 feet) long, but can be made smaller.  Photo: Etsy/GameGuardians

So she made an unusual move, and decided to sell her pattern to other Falkor fans.  

"I think it's clear that the world needs more Falkors. I don't have it in my heart to overprice him ... So I'm going to start also offering my pattern for sale with detailed instructions and pictures," she wrote.

"That way people are encouraged to make their own adding their own creative touches or make as many as they can and sell them."

The listing on her page reads, "Detailed pattern and instruction booklet for Falkor. Includes materials list, cutting templates, pictures and full size paper pattern no need to enlarge … Step by step instructions using same materials as Falkor is pictured. Will include link to a Facebook page devoted to help."

The patterns are now for sale for $20.50 at her GameGuardians Etsy store