Pikachu was plucked from a house that was to be demolished by a friend of the family for me... Wow. 1997? 1998? I was very, very young, and I have had him all my life!
Originally he was stuffed with foam, and it got e v e r y w h e r e. So a year ago, just before we moved out, I unstuffed him and gave him a good wash in the washing machine (he needed it, wow). I just found him in the back of my drawer and (feeling extremely guilty that I forgot the poor guy), stuffed, cleaned, lint rolled, brushed then lint rolled him again. He's happy now.
What I actually think he is is a bootleg (but did bootlegs exist back then? Replica? Copy?) of the 1:1 Tomy Pikachu. I make plushes, so it's like a natural
If anyone has one or just knows who he's by that'd be awesome! I am curious as to my old friends roots. c8
ALSO while we're here, I am looking for the Slowpoke line zukan. I am willing to pay with organs at this point.