Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the most delightful toys we’ve seen tempting our savings accounts on the internet. This week: S.H. Figurarts finally brings Princess Leia to its Star Wars line, Overwatch’s best dad gets the chibi treatment, and honest to god Pokébutts. Check it out!
A man dressed as Pikachu tried to scale the White House fence on Tuesday and was quickly caught by Secret Service agents. Was he hoping to make a courageous political stand for Pokémon rights? Not quite. He told authorities that he just “wanted to become famous” on YouTube.
Well, that’s not bad. There’s a bit of prop help to recreate Pikachu’s body and ears—but the transformation from human face to Pikachu is all done with makeup applied on the fly by Chrisspy. It’s kind of scary how much she ends up looking like that cute little Pokémon.
It was only last week we heard that the bidding for the movie rights of the fabled Pokémon franchise were heating up again thanks to the runaway success of Pokémon Go—but now we have confirmation: Legendary is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to make a live-action movie... but not the one you were expecting.
When they're young and still waiting for their first evolution, all a Pokemon dreams about is fighting in tournaments with a skilled trainer guiding the way. What they don't think about is that all those battles will take their toll, and eventually they're going to have to consider other work in order to pay the…
I have confessed my love of plush Pikachu's before, but this one is even more heart-cloggingly-cute than the last pudgy plush? Why, give Pikachu the most adorable cape.
Look, I'm trying to type this with a straight face, but this life-sized Pikachu plush is so adorable I might just be desperately clawing at the screen in a bid to reach through my monitor and cuddle the crap out of it.
Behold Pikathulhu, the cuddly alien monster that the world has been waiting for. This delightful beast was created by Cthulhu Chick, whose cute eldrich horrors are yours for the taking via Etsy. I'm having a hard time picturing how the Deep One got it on with the Zingy Tiny One, but let's not worry about that. Find…
These insane goggles aren't just weird looking; they also make weird music. Housing the tweaked guts of a Pikachu doll, these bad boys are able to make your grandparents wonder just what the hell is wrong with your generation in record time.
This sunny-side-up DS Lite is the limited edition result of a love-in with PIkachu and Nintendo. However, the bad news is that there's no guarantee you'll get your paws on one, as this yella fella with Pikachu etched on the cover is so limited that it's only available via a lottery system (and $139). If you live in…