A new collection of dolls and keychain plushes have been announced, starring the ultimate copy-cat Pokémon, Ditto! “Transform! Ditto” is dedicated to Ditto’s transformation into various Pokémon, leaving its trademark simple face as the only means of separating these plush from your average Pokémon merchandise.
There’s 5 different transformations in this collection, featuring a Ditto that has transformed into Pikachu, Clefairy, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.
What distinguishes these plushes from previous releases is that Ditto’s aforementioned face is stuck on every one of these Pokémon; it seems Ditto has a hard time mastering its Transform move and can’t quite get the face right.
In addition to the standard-sized plush, a smaller set of keychain plush will also be available in the “Transform! Ditto” collection, featuring the same Pokémon only smaller and with a chain to attach themselves to other apparel.
While Ditto is known for its transformations, it’s usually capable of doing a total 1:1 copy of the Pokémon its emulating (especially in the video games). However, beginning with the Pokémon anime episode “Ditto’s Mysterious Mansion,”as well as several cards from the Pokémon TCG, “Ditto Face” Pokémon transformations have become accepted in both the fanbase and within the Pokémon franchise.
The “Transform! Ditto” Collection releases in Japan on March 26, 2016. The standard plush sell for 1,200 yen and the keychain plush sell for 800 yen each.
Ditto-Clefairy, Ditto-Bulbasaur, and Ditto-Squirtle are my top picks just from these pictures alone. They should do more of these in the future!