Life-Sized Slowpoke Plushie Going On Sale In Japan

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Priced at 49,500 yen ($450), a life-sized Slowpoke will be available for pre-order later this month.

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Who wouldn’t want that? This is a Pocket Monster with its own messed-up theme song, postal truck, and mailbox. Everyone loves Slowpoke.

As the official Japanese site explains, the plushie measures 25 inches high, 29.5 inches across, and 59 inches long. It weighs a hefty 17 pounds and seems ideal for lounging around on.

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Is this the first life-sized Pokémon plushie? Goodness, no! Previously we saw a one-to-one scale Furret, which was quite long. Then, there was also the life-sized Pikachu, which weighed a whopping 13 pounds. What Pocket Monster will next be immortalized as a realistic plush toy?

The Slowpoke stuffed toy will be released in Japan this November. No word on an international release.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Wait...Slowpoke is way bigger than I thought.