Pokemon Detective Pikachu Toys Blur The Lines of Reality

first_img Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on target Pokemon: Detective Pikachu comes to real-life movie theaters in just a few months and it’s going to make a ton of money. Like, we’re not ready for how much money this thing is going to make. It’s good for both movies that there’s a gap between this and Avengers: Endgame. You can make as many jokes as you want about these horrifying CGI Pokemon, and we have. But at the end of the day seeing Pokemon in the real world is going to make the dreams of multiple young generations actually come true, so yeah they’re going to buy a ticket to that.But a movie doesn’t just make money when you go see it. It also makes money encouraging you buy all sorts of merchandise associated with the movie. Just like the Pokemon video games pushed sales of Pokemon toys, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu will push sales of Pokemon toys. And as we gear up for Toy Fair, we got a look at what some of those toys will be.The new trading cards especially gives us tantalizing glances at live-action Pokemon seen in the most recent trailer. Want to know what a realistic Lickitung, Ditto, or Slaking looks like? Now’s your chance.View as: One Page Slides1/231. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu blows our minds by imagining how Pokemon and people would interact in a semi-realistic world. And this merch blurs that line between fact and fiction even more. Wear clothes from various Pokemon world stores featuring a pocket monster as a mascot. There’s a coffee cup with an angry Noctowl on it. You can even get your own deerstalker cap with Pikachu ears on it, which is Bowsette-level cross-breeding. And if being a fictional cop sounds cool to you, there’s gear from the Ryme City Police.Of course the Detective Pikachu line has more traditional Pokemon toys, too. You can get all sorts of stuffed Pikachu dolls and pretend they are voiced by Ryan Reynolds. You can build block versions of Pikachu and Mr. Mime. There’s even a cool case for carrying Pokemon trading cards in, including trading cards with art from the movie. We wonder though if Nintendo will re-release the actual Detective Pikachu game on 3DS? Maybe a Nintendo Switch remake?These Pokemon: Detective Pikachu toys will be ready for you to catch ‘em all after the movie comes out on May 10. For more on Pokemon read our review of Pokemon Let’s Go and check out why the original Pokemon Red and Blue are still the best.last_img