There’s a set of toys in Japan with the English name “Who Are You?” where you start out with a colorful fluff ball and you have to wash it for it to turn into the actual toy. Once washed, you can see if you have a cat, a dog or a rabbit. Or a Pikachu.
The Pikachu toys are new to the set. And while you can tell from looking at the ball that it’s a Pikachu, there’ll still be a surprise in store for you. That’s because there are three different Pikachus you can get, each with a different expression. One winks, one has an open-mouthed smile with eyes closed, and one has both eyes open and a grin.
According to SoraNews24, these Pikachu playmates hit the shelves this autumn via Who Are You? toys, and they’re available for $36 (3,800 yen). And if this commercial is to be believed, kids will start singing and dancing for these toys.
For more Pikachu fun, be sure to check out the electric rat’s recent music video with PIKOTARO!
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.