They brought back our boy, Fat Pikachu!
The Twitter account confirmed yesterday that they were preparing for a collaboration with Squishmallows, loveable buddies made from super soft, marshmallow-like texture and polyester. This morning at San Diego Comic-Con, the first look at Pikachu and Gengar was shown up close. This is just Wave 1 of the Pokémon, and the world can’t wait to see what’s next.
Fat Pikachu hasn’t made an appearance since Pokémon Sword and Shield, and that plush cost 400 dollars. While people appreciate and love Fat Pikachu, they weren’t ready to give up that much cash. Hopefully, these Squishmallows are more reasonably priced so everyone can get some love from their favorite Pokémon. These plushies will not be a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, they will be released on the Pokémon center website near the fall season.
While all the glory seems to be going to Fat Pikachu, people are still very happy to see Gengar join him. His happy, mischievous face is more adorable than anything else. It’ll be great to see his other evolutions join in soon.
“Joining forces with Pokémon to bring fans this monumental new offering takes the Squishmallows brand to a completely new level of pop-culture coolness,” said Gerhard Runken, Senior Vice President of Brand & Marketing, Jazwares.
If you wanna see the cuties up close, go to Booth #3513.