The Pokemon Company has announced a partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop to add its most iconic creature, Pikachu, to the company’s roster of stuffed animals. Starting in 2016, you’ll be able to make your own custom Pikachu at Build-A-Bear’s stores in North America, Europe, and Australia, and online.
Customization options for the Pikachu stuffed animal include a Poke Ball hoodie, Charizard costume, and a sound chip that will presumably deliver the famous “pika pika” sound effect. Everyone who buys a Pikachu stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear will also receive a specially branded Pokemon trading card for free
Unfortunately for fans looking to build their own Pikachu as a holiday gift, it won’t be available until next year. But for now, you can buy , if that’s what you’re into.
No images of the Pikachu stuffed animal were provided, while pricing details are also unavailable.
Pikachu isn’t the first licensed character sold through Build-A-Bear. Characters from popular franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Minions, and Peanuts are also sold at Build-A-Bear.