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Bandai Has Rendered All Furniture Obsolete With An (Almost) Life-Sized Snorlax Plush Doll

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It was only a few days ago, when we found out about the upcoming toys being released to celebrate Pokémon‘s 20th anniversary this year, that I mentioned that my ideal piece of Pokémemorabilia would be a life-sized Snorlax that I could sleep on. Now, on the eve of the Pokéversary, it seems as though the skies have parted and Arceus Himself has descended from His throne in Heaven (and/or a small ball carried by a very determined ten year-old) to grant my wish.

That’s right, everybody: Throw your armchair in the trash and witness Bandai’s greatest creation: A Snorlax plush doll that stands over five feet tall, coming this August to block roads, scarf down berries, and generally be the single greatest thing anyone has ever owned.

 

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If you’re not familiar with Snorlax, first of all, what are you even doing with your life. Secondly, he’s basically the Brock Lesnar of Pokémon: EAT, SLEEP, HYPER BEAM, REPEAT. He is the best, and I identify with his desire to eat his body weight in apples and then pass out in the middle of the street more than I can ever say.

Amazingly, even at 4’11”, the plush Snorlax isn’t quite life sized. As we all know from the Pokédex, the genuine article stands at a towering 6’11” and weighs in at a slim, trim, buff, tough, ripped and jacked 1,014 pounds. Still, unless they’re planning on releasing one with the exact dimensions of a king-sized mattress, I feel like this is as close to the genuine article as we’re going to get.

 

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Snorlax is up for pre-sale now in Japan for about $450, but whether it will be available on this side of the Pacific remains to be seen. I can confirm, however, that if and when it is, they have at least one sale guaranteed.

 

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