I Need This Massive Snorlax Build-A-Bear For Christmas, Please
In case any of you have been wondering what to get me, a complete stranger who writes words on the internet, for Christmas, I have your answer. I love Pokémon, I'm a big fan of sleepy snuggles, and I happen to think Snorlax is one of the greatest fictional creatures ever created.
With this in mind, if anyone wants to get me the new Build-A-Bear 60cm Jumbo Snorlax, that'd be neat. I need a friend to cosy up with during Winter while I play through Pokémon Sword on my Nintendo Switch. Especially since my wife left me. I don't know why. Maybe she didn't like it when I asked her to dress up as Snorlax.
Anyway, take a look at Jumbo Snorlax in all his squishy glory below. He even comes with his own pajamas and an exclusive Snorlax Pokémon TCG card. How can you not love the guy?
Jumbo Snorlax, plus the aforementioned extras, are available in a bundle on the Build-A-Bear website for £76. If you're not fussed about the robes or trading card, you can just get Snorlax alone for £54. Either way, it's a perfect Christmas present for someone in your life who loves Snorlax. Maybe someone whose words you're reading right now? IDK, I'm just spit-balling here.
This wonderfully squishy Snorlax is just the latest in an increasingly varied range of Pokémon that can be picked up at Build-A-Bear. Back in my day, you'd simply go to one of the stores and... build a bear.
These days you can leave with Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, Piplup, and even Magikarp. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the day the cowards at Build-A-Bear open their eyes and realise it's time release a plush Shuckle to the delighted masses.
While I wait for that day to come, I can at least look forward to Pokémon Sword & Shield, which finally arrive on Nintendo Switch on November 15th. There's been more than a little controversy surrounding the latest releases, not least over the game's reduced Pokédex, which will apparently be the norm going forward.
"We currently have no plans to make the Pokémon that are missing from the Galar Pokédex available in-game," Game Freak Producer Junichi Masuda told Inside Gamer in a recent interview. "This is an approach that we want to continue with in future Pokémon games."
It'll no doubt be upsetting for some longtime players to discover their favourite monsters aren't in the new gamers, but... as far as I'm aware Snorlax has made the cut, so I'm happy enough.
Featured Image Credit: Nintendo/Build-A-Bear