You know how those Pikachu characters randomly appear in parks around the world, and Pokémon GO players can run catch them if you are fast? Well a Pikachu has just popped up in park earlier this week in New Orleans, Louisiana but this one is real.
Japan isn’t the only place where the populace is fascinated with Pokémon and weird food. Sure, some of the strangest of edibles hail from the land of the rising sun, but South Korea is no stranger to odd foods.
It’s no secret that Japan has some very weird stuff. Much of that weird stuff comes out of vending machines. What you see here are tiny sleeping bags that can be found in gachapon toy capsule machines in Japan.
Pokémon fans were excited when Build-a-Bear Workshop announced in October that customizable Pikachu dolls would soon be available and now they’ve shared the first official images of their Pikachu stuffed animal. The little yellow Pokémon looks pretty awesome.
Up until she turned 10, my daughter was all about the stuffed animals. Apparently 10 is the age where stuffed animals become stuff for babies. Before that time, we were in the Build-a-Bear workshop at the mall so frequently that the girls working the counter knew her by name.
Last year we checked out Happinet’s Tsumikore, which are small toys that are made to be stacked and are often based on popular manga or anime characters. This officially licensed Pokémon toy is a lot like Tsumikore, except it turns stacking into an actual challenge.
Pokémon is very popular all around the world, but it’s probably most popular in Japan. So it only stands that some cool looking Pokémon credit cards were announced in Japan this week.
There are only three different designs and all of them feature Pikachu.
Out of all the Pokémon, Pikachu is the most famous by many accounts. Not too long ago we talked about a life-size Pikachu toy that was made to the official dimensions of the creature from the Pokémon specs.
If you live in Europe and have someone on your Christmas list who wants a new Nintendo 3DS XL, you’ll have a couple of new options to choose from in time for holiday shopping. The most interesting of the new 3DS XL consoles is one that Pokémon fans will love.
23-year old deviantART member Becky aka beyx aka demiurgic aka irresistibly adorable illustration factory made these irresistibly adorable illustrations. You might have seen her rendition of the lovable, huggable, catchable Pikachu surfing on the Internets. Well she’s got more of that.
If you need a place to juice up your Nintendo DSi or DSi LL (XL here in the states), you could plug in into that boring old AC adapter that came with your system – or you could do this…
The guys at Hori Japan have come out with this ridiculously gleeful Pikachu charging stand (translated) for Nintendo’s latest handheld systems.
Definitely one of the weirdest mash-ups I’ve ever seen.
The sagacity of Boing Boing‘s commenters shed more light on the painting. Made by a Japanese artist named Sakkan, the title of the painting reveals the pun: “Rocket Monster Kim”.