Bulbasaur is the latest Pokémon to snag a Funko Pop! vinyl figure, collectibles company Funko has revealed. The second addition to its Pokémon Pop! range following last July’s Pikachu launch, Funko says that Bulbasaur is ‘coming soon’, with Amazon.com’s pre-order page for the lil’ green fella giving a street date of 15 April 2019.
Funko also confirmed that more Pokémon are on their way, with new figures set to launch ‘every season’. As for Bulbasaur’s availability, we’ve only seen pre-orders in US stores so far and Funko’s European Twitter has remained resolutely silent on the Pokémon’s upcoming release, so it’s looking like a Stateside exclusive at the moment.
A dual grass/poison-type Pokémon carrying a bulb on its back, the adorable* Bulbasaur is one of Ash’s most faithful comrades, having been with franchise’s young hero for longer than any Pokémon other than Pikachu himself.
* We don’t remember the anime Bulbasaur having the cold, dead eyes of Funko’s figure, but we’re prepared to love the vinyl version nonetheless. It probably just needs a hug.