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Sackboy is the default protagonist of the LittleBigPlanet series of games. He and his female counterpart, Sackgirl, are small, snuggly entities called Sackpeople, Sackfolk, or Sack Things. These plucky characters are prepared to embark upon any adventure one can imagine!

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Appearance

Sackfolk are made out of various cloths (mainly brown knitted wool), and stuffing, with stitches clearly visible, and a large zipper down the front of their chest. Sackpeople are stuffed with fluff, and also mentioned to be stuffed with ice cream, too.

Customization

Main article: Customization

Sackpeople are customizable, with their skin and attire being changeable, as well as in-game Stickers and Decorations being attachable.

As well as the Costumes originally included in the game, there are also extra costumes, most of which are cameos of other video-game characters, which can be bought on the PlayStation Store.

Concept and Creation

Main article: Sackboy/Concept and Creation

The original placeholder version of the character, in the prototype Craftworld, was dubbed Yellowhead and, unsurprisingly, had a large yellow head. After the team got the go ahead to develop the game, the character needed to evolve into a proper character to fit the game’s developing art style, and so Mark, Francis and Kareem all went to the drawing board and started to concept. As Sackboy was reshaped time and time again, it was the handmade aspects that stayed true throughout everyone’s designs. There were three distinct versions of Sackboy shape-wise, but you could see the similarities between them too.

Appearances in Other Games

Main article: Sackboy in Other Media

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サックプーチン[2] LiBit
Romanian băiatul sac[3] Sackboy

Trivia

  • Sackpeople are apparently only 8 centimeters tall. (about 3 inches)[source?]
  • Sackboy's noises (such as when he holds his breath before popping) are provided by Kenneth Young, the sound and music composer at Media Molecule.
  • Sackboy took up a job as a news reporter in 2009.[4]
  • Sackboy used to be the only playable character, until LittleBigPlanet 3 added in OddSock, Toggle and Swoop.

Gallery

Cold, naked Sack

Costumes

Concept Art

Reference

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/Chunkinator104/status/809120718738821120
  2. ^ http://archive.is/cJIFY#selection-467.0-501.138
  3. ^ http://littlebigplanet.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:14628
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ17PlMN2Nk

See also

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