Adorable New Pokémon Collectibles Coming To KFC Japan
Anyone up for fried Torchic? Rocket News 24 has learned that Pokémon Company and Kentucky Fried Chicken are teaming up to bring Pokémon-themed meals and collectibles to fast-food goers in Japan beginning March 17.
The straw figures of Froakie, Chespin, Pikachu, Pancham, Sylveon, and Fennekin can be obtained with any drink for an additional $1.67 (190 yen). KFC is also offering a board game in which players throw a ball at Pokémon to catch them.
Given how often Pokémon has been associated with American fast food establishments since the games first launched in 1998, there's a chance we may see this promotion come stateside. Kentucky Fried Chicken was the first U.S. restaurant to latch onto Pokemon, offering collectible stuffed animals (including a Zubat) in 1998. In the years that followed, Burger King and McDonald's offered Pokemon toys four different times, and Wendy's and Subway joined in the fun once.