In a collaboration that unites pop culture with centuries-old savoir-faire, iconic French crystal-maker Baccarat is helping the Pokémon company celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gleaming set of special creations. The Pokemon X Baccarat line has two crystal figurines, and a crystal-pikachu gold ball in the middle.
We will start with Pikachu Fragment, a limited-edition run of a large crystal figurine created by Hiroshi Fujiwara. Unlike the first version of Pikachu, the more multifaceted surface lacks the same amount of detail as a smaller miniature. The piece is engraved with the ‘Electric’ logo, and will likely be snatched up as lightning fast as Pikachu’s opponent-shocking moves, given that only 25 pieces are available.
Alternatively, Pokémon fans might also appreciate the 14.5 cm tall Pikachu figurine that features the character’s lively spirit with its arms open wide, its eyes and ears alert and cheerful, and its tail taking on its signature lightning bolt shape. This little Baccarat figurine may not have the presence that its big brother does, but it is as endearing as the famous Pokémon itself.
Rounding out the collection, a Poké Ball piece has also been released, decorated with opulent gold mesh. This iconic item is used by Pokémon Trainers to capture Pokémon. This collaboration brings the Poké Ball to life. The radiant Poké Ball has been transformed into a collector’s item by the talented Baccarat artisans and is dressed in a gold mesh to finish.
The Baccarat x Pokémon collection is available exclusively online and at selected Baccarat flagships in Tokyo, Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.