Pika! Pika! Wicked Cool Toys today announced that My Partner Pikachu
My Partner Pikachu features three touch sensors that utilize Pikachu’s trademark electric powers to trigger more than 100 unique interactions including lights, sounds, movement, and expressions. Based on your touch, watch Pikachu’s arms and ears move, his cheeks and tail light up, or hear one of his iconic Pikachu expressions or sound effects.
With two modes of play, you and your Pikachu can communicate in a fun and new way. Discovery Mode allows users to interact with Pikachu’s touch sensors to discover over 100 reactions and Training Mode lets users master Pikachu’s different touch sensor combinations to learn its nine different reactions. With 39 touch combinations and at least 5 reactions for each combo, My Partner Pikachu has over 100 different reactions.
I personally think this toy looks so charming and adorable. I really want to see how responsive it is and how well the AI works. Seriously, I’m intrigued to see how far we’ve come since Tamagochi!
Michael Rinzler, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys, said, “Never before have fans been able to engage and interact on this level with a Pokémon product in the real world. My Partner Pikachu uses touch sensor technology in a unique way to bring Pikachu to life and offer fans a way to role play as Pokémon trainers with their own interactive Pokémon.” Jeremy Padawer, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys, added, “While sensory technology has been used in toy lines previously, My Partner Pikachu takes this technology to a whole new level by providing a myriad of varied responses that make fans feel that Pikachu is truly communicating with them in an organic way.”
Available nationwide at Target, Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers, My Partner Pikachu retails for $19.99.
Wicked Cool Toys is the global master toy partner for Pokémon (excluding Asia). To learn more about My Partner Pikachu and Wicked Cool Toys, visit https://www.wickedcooltoys.com/brands/pokemon/.