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It’s finally happened! The event that Nintendo collectors everywhere have feared for years. Funko has partnered with The Pokémon Company and announced the first of presumably many Pokémon POP figures, to the dismay of wallets everywhere.

The official Funko blog has reported that a Pikachu POP figure is coming exclusively to Target stores later this month, confirming rumors reported earlier today.

The first POP in the Pokémon series to be released is none other than the series mascot, Pikachu. The POP does a decent job of capturing the electric mouse’s appearance, even with its dead, beady black eyes. No word yet on what other characters from the Pokémon franchise we might receive, but we’re definitely expecting to see a huge selection of monsters by the year’s end.

Funko has stated that the targeted shelf date is July 29th, but that date is still tentative. Stay tuned to Nintendo Wire for more information as it becomes available.


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Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.