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Take a look at the Pikachu Build-A-Bear, now up for pre-order

You can pre-order the very, very lovable Pikachu starting today.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop announced in October that it had teamed up with the Pokémon Company to give fans of Pokémon, adorable stuffed animals and everyone in-between the chance to make their very own Pikachu.

Initially pegged to arrive in stores sometime in early 2016, Build-A-Bear has revealed to Polygon that the company has bumped up the release date to later this month, giving fans the chance to take home the creature for the holiday season.

An official date for when you can take home one a Pikachu for yourself has not yet been confirmed, but Build-A-Bear is now taking pre-orders. Starting today, you can head to the official Build-A-Bear website and order Pikachu in one of two variants.

While the basic stuffed Pokémon remains the same, the two different offerings differ in what accompanies your stuffed animal. An exclusive web-only package comes with a Pikachu plush pre-stuffed, as well as a sound clip of its different cries, a Poké Ball hoodie, a Charizard costume and a special trading card. The whole set retails for $60.

Your other option is to pre-order a Pikachu plush for in-store pickup, where you can make it yourself. For $28, you'll get the Pikachu alone, although you'll be able to buy the Poké Ball sweatshirt at any store as well for an extra $12.50.

Polygon was lucky enough to get some hugging time in with the Pikachu before pre-orders launched this morning. Check out some of the adventures our new best friend has taken below. You can look forward to going on your own Pokémon journey with your Pikachu later this month.


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