The Pokémon Company is going bigger with the celebration of its 25th anniversary with the announcement of “Pikachu Fragment“, a Pikachu Statue made of crystal worth $25,000.
The crystal statue itself stands at 11.8 inches and weighed 18.3 pounds. It was designed by Japanese artist Hiroshi Fujiwara, who is known as one of Japan’s first DJs and is a pioneer of streetwear designer. Production of the crystal Pikachu statue is being handled by crystal manufacturer, Baccarat. The Pokémon statue will be limited to 25 pieces which will be available for purchase only in official Baccarat stores in Tokyo, Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Get a good look at the Baccarat Pikachu Fragment in a ‘How it’s Made‘ like short video which featured Baccarat artisans hand-finishing the limited-edition statue, the video was produced by Baccarat.
This isn’t the first time Baccarat has teamed up to produce collaborative products, past products include a $1,800 red crystal BE@RBRICK and a $1,500 clear crystal one which they designed back in 2019. In comparison to the price, they do seem less compared to the licensed $25,000 Pikachu statue, but either way, these are expensive products to purchase for your everyday consumer.
Now for anyone, $25,000 is a lot of money so if you want your own crystallized Pikachu but don’t want to break the bank, there is a cheaper option. As part of the announcement, the company is selling a smaller Pikachu Crystal statue standing at 5.7 inches for $440 USD and it will release on November 17th. In addition to that, the company is also selling a crystal Pokéball which is currently available. It features gold mesh in the centre and a diameter of 2.7 inches. The crystallized Pokéball is worth $410 and can be “used as a paperweight or placed alone on a shelf”.