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Pikachu, my dear friend. How have you gotten yourself into this? Are you ok?

  • Dami Lee

    Aug 6, 2018

    Dami Lee

    The Pikachu Funko Pop has no light in its eyes, and it’s distressing

    Funko Pop

    Whether you love them or you think they’re an abomination manifested on this earth in a blatant cash grab to capitalize on nostalgia and pop culture, Funko Pops are here to stay. The latest collectible line to hit the shelves is “Pokémon Pop,” starting with none other than Pikachu. The Pokémon Funko Pops are a Target exclusive, and the Pikachu figures, which retail for $8.99, have already sold out and are being resold online for up to $60.

    Maybe Funko Pops are this generation’s Beanie Babies. The driving “Gotta catch ‘em all” ethos behind Pokémon jells perfectly with Funko Pops’ mission: synergy! But the soulless black discs that Funko Pop insists on calling “eyes” on each of its figurines is not in conjunction with pokémon, which are supposed to be cute and not murderous.

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  • Jan 22, 2018

    Megan Farokhmanesh

    How many people does it take to pick up a Pikachu?

    I’d love to place my hands on a soft, squishy Pikachu body for dozens of reasons, but today I’m thrilled to add a entry to my growing list: Pikachu has fallen, and it can’t get up. During a publicity appearance, this butterball spun around a little too fast and slammed its face into the ground. While wearing a business suit.

    This real-life cartoon moment is brought to you by a Twitter user, who captured the whole thing on camera. Poor Pikachu.

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  • Dami Lee

    May 5, 2017

    Dami Lee

    Watch this dancing Pikachu get dragged mercilessly offstage for deflating mid-performance

    The Pokemon World Festival 2017 in Songdo, South Korea

    The Pokémon World Festival 2017 happened this past weekend in Songdo, South Korea, and what’s a proper festival without a choreographed Pikachu dance? Visitors patiently waited in line for a glimpse of the dancing Pikachu parade as well as the opening of a Pokémon pop-up shop, and they were treated to a scene straight out of a Korean gangster mob movie, as shown in the video above.

    Around 1:01, the main Pikachu in the center starts deflating, prompting staff members to rush in and drag him away like he was going straight to pokémon jail. In the absolute best timing possible, Pikachu’s head starts melting right as Nikki Blonsky sings, “And you can try to stop my dancing feet” and the organizers were like, “Okay.”

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  • Jan 12, 2017

    Megan Farokhmanesh

    What deep, dark secrets does this Pikachu hold within its plushy gut?

    Photo from @tiffako

    Pokémon’s yellow mascot is ageless. The franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, but aside from some small tweaks, Pikachu remains as reliably cute as it was the day it was introduced. But now, we have photographic evidence that something has gone terribly awry. Behold: the melting Pikachu of your darkest dreams.

    Kotaku first called these images Pikachu in real life, which I honestly relate to. This is me every time I tell my friends I’m busy and stay in on a Saturday to watch Netflix.

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