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Toy maker Tomy has been part of the Pokémon story from the very beginning, working with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company to produce a wide range of related merchandise, including action figures and plush toys.

To mark the 20th birthday of the series, Tomy is really pushing the boat out by collaborating with select retail partners in North America on a line of exclusive releases.

From February to December 2016, Tomy will unleash a different Mythical Pokémon at Toys "R" Us, GameStop, and Walmart. Some of these will be 8-inch plush toys (made from "a special crushed velvet material", no less) while others will take the form of 2-inch "pearlescent-finished" figures with their own unique Pokéballs. That's not all, though - various limited-edition Pikachu products will also be sold as retailer-exclusives throughout 2016.

While this information relates to North America, we're assuming these products will eventually make their way to other regions as well. We hope you've got plenty of pennies saved up.

[source consumergoods.edgl.com]