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Soft toy - Pikachu

Pikachu

  • Object:

    Soft toy

  • Place of origin:

    Munich (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1995-1999 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Deutshe Toy GMBH (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plush

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Noreen Marshall

  • Museum number:

    B.89-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 14

The character of Pikachu is probably the best known of the Pokémon creatures. Pokémon was created by a Japanese games inventor, Satoshi Tajiri, who loved insects and films about monsters. He devised the games for Nintendo's Game Boy in 1995. The aim was to train, fight and collect monsters. Pokémon then moved to television and trading cards. There followed a whole host of merchandise including soft toys.

Physical description

Yellow plush soft toy creature, in a sitting position with short arms and legs. The creature has large pointed ears with black tips. The eyes are made of black plastic with white dots, the cheeks are plastic discs covered in red material, the nose and mouth are stitched. At the back it has two brown stripes and a tail.

Place of Origin

Munich (manufactured)

Date

1995-1999 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Deutshe Toy GMBH (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Plush

Dimensions

Height: 27 cm, Diameter: 18.5 cm

Descriptive line

Yellow nylon plush soft toy Pokemon character Pikachu made in Germany in the late 1990s

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys; Games

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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