Word on the street is The Pokemon Company has teamed up with Build-A-Bear Workshop to bring out a new make-your-own Pikachu plush. In 2016, Pokemon lovers in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia will be able to visit their local store to pick out, stuff, and dress up a stuffed Pikachu.
Those who do decide to build their own Pikachu will get a special Pokemon TCG card as a bonus, along with the option to get a special sound chip in their Pikachu and dress it up in a cute little Poke Ball Hoodie.
Those who don’t live near a store (or simply don’t want to go to one) aren’t out of luck, as they can also order their own Pikachu on the Build-A-Bear website. Online orders also have the option of getting a Charizard costume for your new plush friend.
While I’ve heard claims that all this came from an official announcement, all I’ve been able to find are unofficial sources, so take all this with a grain of salt. Many have cited the Build-A-Bear Workshop website, but I haven’t found anything about it on there so far. (If you see something, please let me know!)
So, what do you think about all this? Would you pay to build a Pikachu, or are you happy with the prefab ones? Let us know in the comments!