This Pikachu x GUNDAM Gunpla Is the Crossover We Never Knew We Needed

Mar 20 2019 -- 1:42 PM

Gundam plastic model kits—known by the portmanteau "gunpla" in Japan—often reflect the dedication and astounding attention to detail upheld by passionate fans of the franchise. For Instagram user Tse Kitse, however, those same kits also showcase his enthusiasm for another popular franchise: Pokémon. Through the form of gunpla, these two worlds come together to create the mashup you never knew you needed in your life.

Tse Kitse combined two very dissimilar plastic pieces into one glorious crossover: the "NZ-999 NEO Pikachu."

 

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The Hong Kong-based artist partially assembled the NZ-999 Neo Zeong model from Gundam Unicorn and painstakingly painted it to match the iconic yellow of a Pikachu toy figure from Bandai. The fiery red Neo Zeong is a colossal and menacing mecha capable of mass destruction—practically the exact opposite of everything that makes Pikachu, well, Pikachu. But the combination of the two somehow just works.

 

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Would the NZ-999 NEO Pikachu fire arcing lighting bolts instead of exploding missiles from its turrets? Would it boom "PIKA" as it soars across the skies? Which other Pokémon would he clash with in their own custom Gundam mashups? We have so many wonderful questions that we definitely didn't spend the last 20 minutes daydreaming about. Ahem.

Tse Kitse says in the image description: "just for fun," "happy time," and "smile please." If his intention was to simply give Gundam and Pokémon fans alike a much-needed bit of joy, he absolutely accomplished that goal. Follow him on Instagram for more incredibly detailed photos of his gunpla and other expertly painted plastic model work.

Featured Image: TV Asahi / The Pokémon Company