Build Your Own Pikachu Stuffed Animal in 2016

Pikachu comes to Build-A-Bear Workshop next year; everyone also gets free Pokemon trading card.


The Pokemon Company has announced a partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop to add its most iconic creature, Pikachu, to the company's roster of stuffed animals. Starting in 2016, you'll be able to make your own custom Pikachu at Build-A-Bear's stores in North America, Europe, and Australia, and online.

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Customization options for the Pikachu stuffed animal include a Poke Ball hoodie, Charizard costume, and a sound chip that will presumably deliver the famous "pika pika" sound effect. Everyone who buys a Pikachu stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear will also receive a specially branded Pokemon trading card for free

Unfortunately for fans looking to build their own Pikachu as a holiday gift, it won't be available until next year. But for now, you can buy all manner of butt-themed Pokemon items, if that's what you're into.

No images of the Pikachu stuffed animal were provided, while pricing details are also unavailable.

Pikachu isn't the first licensed character sold through Build-A-Bear. Characters from popular franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Minions, and Peanuts are also sold at Build-A-Bear.

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I would like to get a hundred or so of the 'pika pika' sound chips to put in other unrelated toys.

Seriously though, I think I'll hold off on the butt memorabilia and beeline for the nearest Build-A-Bear as soon as they start offering these things.

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Well, this is one of the best examples of cultural differences between east and west.

The US, europe, and australia get a plushy of pikachu whereas in japan the make plushies of pikachu's butt.

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I'm into "butt-themed Pokemon items."

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I had a Pikachu plushy but my brother disemboweled it with a switchblade. Thanks to Build-A-Bear, I now have a place to repair the little yellow ball of fury

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My daughter will love to hear this.

Avatar image for chtan01

Bye and you and Konami will not be missed. Thanks to you and Konami for polluting the PC gaming field with stupid region locked.

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@chtan01: Some harsh criticism for an electric cartoon rodent.

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O dang, i remember these little things.

Avatar image for olddadgamer

Sometime, in the not too distant future, some heretofore unidentified class mate of my son will tell my son about this.

I already hate that class mate of my son.

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@olddadgamer: Plot twist: It'll be me, the creepy old janitor!

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Kind of surprised it took this long.