This Is What It Looks Like When a Pikachu Explodes

This exploding Pikachu is not actually the creepiest of photographer Alan Sailer's explosions series. (That would be the doll head.) But it's still plenty off-putting.

Sailer is a photographer who specializes in high-speed images—in particular, high speed images of things being shot or blowing up. As he describes it, the destruction of an innocent Pokémon was merely an explosion of opportunity:

I ran into a garage sale that had this nice big hard plastic Pikachu.

Perfect target.

They wanted 2$, but when I told them I was going to blow it up for a picture, the kid who owned it said alright for one buck.

I filled it with red gelatine, crossed my fingers and fantastic, it turned out great.

The red gelatin is, really, the best and worst part. Poor Pikachu.

Achoo Pikachu [Flickr, via Incredible Things]