It finally happened — someone figured out how to crochet convincingly-shaped Pokémon figures. This is basically what every kid who played Gameboy Color has ever dreamed of.
Let me geek out some more about these, because it’s absolutely necessary: The dolls are all different sizes, depending on what kind of Pokémon they are. For example that Gyarados at the top is about 60 cm (about 23.6 in) long, whereas the Caterpie is about 50 cm (19.8 in) long. They also appear to have very different widths. Considering one’s essentially inspired by the shape of a dragon and the other by that of a caterpillar, it makes sense that there would be a difference between them (however slight). And the difference gets even starker when you compare them to the non-linear dolls, like this little beautie:
That’s a Sandshrew. Ain’t it cute?
Seriously, though: These are all for sale on Etsy, and are handmade by the obviously-awesome Ruthanne Wilson. They run a little expensive, but considering they’re handmade and have a ridiculous amount of detail, it makes sense. Certain dolls have wires inside to retain the shapes (such as the spoons held by the Alakazam). I personally love them, even if I can’t identify all of them. All sorts of new Pokémon and new games have been created since the days I traded cards and “battled” the other kids in the school library. What’s a grown-up geek to do?