Bioshock 2 - Big Daddy doll found in Pauper`s Drop and Persephone
If you’ve heard of Bioshock 2, chances are you are familiar with the iconic Big Daddy doll made with a baseball for a head and thumbtacks for eyes. This doll was feature in the teaser trailer as well as in the game and ending, and eventually marketed as a collectible. If you played through the game and were observant however, you likely recall the other Big Daddy dolly, a fabric one found in random apartments as well as Grace’s place in the Sinclair Deluxe hotel, and in the infirmary and pediatric wards of Persephone. That doll didn’t receive much attention, which is odd because it was always my favourite. I decided to make an amigurumi reproduction of it as a Christmas gift for my mom, since she loves the game and the Big Daddies.
The doll is proportionately sized, and though I skipped the orange screwdriver in the eye (I didn’t want to hurt Mr. Bubbles, and wanted him to be cuddly!), the recreation is quite similar to the original, though obviously in crochet and not fabric. Because of it’s size and the number of pieces to put together it is a time consuming project but the techniques are basic so with a little patience, anyone can do it. I took photos of him with my daughter’s Adam Needle from her Little Sister costume for effect. Sadly she has outgrown the dress so a Little Sister photo shoot was not happening.
Bouncer dolly, found in Pauper`s Drop and Persephone
Mr. Bubbles is soft and cuddly!
The back of the doll.
a closer look
The original, though I opted to nix the screwdriver
The back of the original
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