The hype machine for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver is certainly kicking into action now, with the news that select US retailers are offering Ho-Oh and Lugia figurines to preorder customers.
If you want Ho-Oh, put your name down for HeartGold. Lugia fan? SoulSilver is the one for you. Here's what Cammie Dunaway had to say about the figurines:
These unique figures are our way of thanking Pokémon fans of all ages for the enthusiasm and support they have shown for the series. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions include new features and enhancements that players will instantly appreciate, and we think these terrific figures will help to get fans even more excited about what is in store for them on March 14.
If only you could somehow cram the figures inside your DS it might make the inevitable hair-tearing capture attempts a little more bearable.