Just in case Pokémon wasn’t invasive enough in your life right now, over in Nippon it’s possible to purchase a bloody enormous Snorlax “cushion” for £400 ($450). We read the story on Kotaku earlier today and rejoiced at the amusing difficulties people in Nippon (the only place where you can buy this monstrosity) have had trouble getting it into their homes.
To highlight some people’s dilemma, Tokyo’s population stands at some 13.62 million individuals. Like any city, no doubt a lot of them live in small apartments. Heck, we live in Manchester with a population of 2.5 million and we’re crammed into a flat which can barely fit Mr. Wapojif’s stupid big man feet in. Cripes! Anyway, that still wouldn’t put us off buying this thing. It looks amazing!
The Giant Snorlax Cushion
Nintendo has been all over the place recently. Pokémon GO has taken over the Earth, at the Olympic games closing ceremony Nippon’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe dressed up as Super Mario, the mini-NES is out in November, and the Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild has gamers the world over salivating in anticipation. All of this has forced the company’s market value to skyrocket by $7 billion.
Then there’s this enormous cushion. Frankly, Snorlax looks a bit like Totoro from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro. Anyway, Bandai is responsible for creating it and we have to state it would be lovely having one in one’s home. Imagine getting in and jumping about on that thing. Marvellous!
If you look at Kotaku’s post, this thing is simply one enormous “cushion”. There are pictures of people struggling to get it through their front doors. Once it’s in, Snorlax then utterly dominates any room it’s placed in – indeed, in one picture it completely overwhelms a bed someone has placed it on.
We think it’s marvellous, but it’s the type of insanely cute, dangerous, and engulfingly enormous potential disaster zone which could only ever be released in Nippon. Will it make it to Europe? Even if it did, we don’t have a spare £400 to accommodate what is essentially a cuddly zeppelin. Oh well, we have a pet hamster called Steve who is much smaller and occupies much less room. He cost £10. Choose the hamster!