Pikachu Thanksgiving Day Parade

Many of our American readers will be looking forward to Thanksgiving later this month where they can consume their own body weight in turkey and pumpkin. One annual highlight of Thanksgiving is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade which takes place on Thursday 27th November this year.

Nintendo fans will be pleased to hear that Pikachu is back and takes centre stage on Macy's poster for the event along with Eruptor from Skylanders, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Paddington Bear and Thomas the Tank Engine. This time our friend Pikachu will be bringing with him Snowpoke, the Snowman Pikachu.

We've done some research and here are some fun facts about the Pikachu balloon: It's as high as a 4 story building, as long as 6 bicycles, as wide as 6 taxi cabs and the balloon requires a whopping 90 handlers.

Will you be making it over to New York City to see this great spectacle?

Pikachu Thanksgiving Day Parade full

[via social.macys.com]