Your Dreams Will Come True in 2016: Pikachu Coming to Build-a-Bear

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Catch them all indeed!

The Pokémon Company and Build-a-Bear Workshop have announced plans to bring Pikachu to Build-a-Bear stores near you. The plush will come with a limited edition Pokemon card, with optional Pokeball hoodie and Charizard costume sold separately.

Pikachu will be available in early 2016 at stores in North America, Australia, Europe and online. And yes, you have the option for the “Pika pika!” sound effect for your very own Pikachu.

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Build-a-Bear did a very successful run of My Little Pony plush, and has also had success with Disney, Rudolph and other properties, so this deal comes as no surprise. Pokémon and Pikachu first appeared in 1996, and this plush will come just in time for the 20th anniversary of the popular franchise.


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