Merchandise, apparel, and collectibles have always been a huge part of the video game and pop culture industry. Fans are constantly finding new ways to celebrate the things they love the most through live streaming on Twitch, conventions, cosplay, or collecting every new Funko Pop. One Pokemon fan has gone a step further and created his own customized Porsche.
Known as a legend in the industry, Japanese car tuner Akira Nakai has chosen to show his love and appreciation for Pokemon by giving a Porsche a themed makeover. The customized Porche's design is themed after the first generation starter Pokemon Bulbasaur, and it features a custom teal and black color scheme, the word "Bulbasaur" spread across the bottom of the car door, and an image of the Pokemon above the front wheel.
Someone in Brazil named Akira Nakai made his own Bulbasaur Porsche! pic.twitter.com/Ah8AqrV9Du— 🍃Bulbasaur Propaganda🍃 (@BulbaGanda) September 1, 2019
Nakai has been working with Porsches since the late '90s and is the founder of Porsche tuning company RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB), which is already very well known for specializing in the design and installation of custom wide-body kits on a variety of older Porsche models. Back in 2015, Nakai was recognized for his work in Need for Speed, receiving his own in-game character that appeared as one of five driving icons based on influential car culture personalities.
Custom build body-kits based on popular video game franchises isn't something new either. Towards the end of the Xbox 360 and PS3 generation when Call of Duty was at the peak of its popularity, Activision made headlines after they released a limited number of custom Jeep Wranglers for Call of Duty: Black Ops and MW3 that fans could actually buy. For a pretty penny that is.
Right now, it's unclear who the custom body kit is actually for or how much it's being sold for. Regardless, this Bulbasaur themed Porsche is absolutely gorgeous and incredibly well made, and it can only be hoped that someone as talented as Akira Nakia has a few more of these Pokemon themed builds up their sleeve. How about a Charizard next, please?