Mini-bedding for smart phones featuring Pikachu is coming soon to Japanese gashapon machines
Kitan Club, the makers of popular gashopon toys such as the "Cup no Fuchiko" series, is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to produce a series of Pikachu-themed mini-bedding sets in which customers can rest their smart phones.
Similar to Kitan Club's earlier collaborations with Sanrio's Gudetama character and the pear fairy mascot Funassyi, the "Big Smart Phone Futon: ver. Pikachu" will feature a mini futon / blanket / pillow combination decorated with everyone's favorite Electric-type Pokémon. The line-up includes:
"Lots of Pikachu."
"Good night, Pikachu."
And "Pikachu". A 5th secret futon will also be available.
The "Big Smart Phone Futon: ver. Pikachu" toys can accommodate larger smart phones up to 140 mm x 70 mm in size. The futons will be available via gashapon capsule toy machines in Japan beginning in February of 2016. Each play of the machine costs 400 yen ($3.38 US) and delivers the customer one randomly determined set of smart phone bedding.
Official Kitan Club website
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