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Catch Some Zs On Your Very Own Snorlax!

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As you might guess from his name, Snorlax snoozes better than any of his Pokémon brethren—so much so that his slumbering body has functioned as a roadblock in both anime and video game chapters of the hit franchise. So when it came time for Bandai to make a Pokémon bed, Snorlax was the one who got the nod as the model.

While it’s technically classified as a cushion, Bandai clearly understands that most people who purchase it are going to at least take a nap on the ample belly of Snorlax, or Kabigon as he’s called in Japan.

Snorlax isn’t quite as large as his in-anime/video game version, which means you’re off the hook as far as having to feed him his standard daily intake of 400 kilograms (880 lbs) of food. But at 150 centimeters (59 inches) long, if you stand him up he’ll still tower over any children you have in the house. We suppose this means that in addition to being a bed/cushion hybrid, Snorlax is also a gigantic stuffed animal (he’s also apparently 15 apples/five Smurfs tall).

In addition, Bandai proudly boasts that the cushion is 60 centimeters (23.6 inches) thick, so when you inevitably give in to the temptation to throw yourself onto it, there’ll be plenty of padding to absorb the impact.

Adorable as this piece of furniture may be, Bandai does have a few points of caution for users to keep in mind. First, as tempting as it may be to recreate such scenes from the anime and game, do not place your Snorlax in the middle of a pedestrian thoroughfare.

The manufacturer also expressly states that the product does not come bundled with a Poké Flute, and that as a result this Snorlax cannot be woken up by any means. Finally, Bandai accepts no responsibility for users who miss important meetings, exams or dates because they overslept after deciding to lie down atop Snorlax “just for five minutes.”

The Snorlax bed can be purchased here through the Premium Bandai website for ¥52,000 (US$430), with shipping scheduled for August. Should you decide to order one, don’t forget to let your kids play with it, too.

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