Poke toys

With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! finally on store shelves (and in our Switch's cartridge slots) Bandai has launched a new wave of its adorable 'Pokémon Kids' figures in Japan.

Often found at either Pokémon Centers, supermarkets, or convenience stores, these little toys are essentially like little finger puppet figures, and this latest collection features a selection of monsters present in the new games. Naturally, this means that each Pokémon is from the famous first generation, and there are 11 to collect in total (Charizard, Metapod, Pikachu, Raichu, Jigglypuff, Magnemite, Gengar, Lapras, Eevee, Mewtwo, and a much rarer Mew).

Each one comes inside its very own box designed like a Game Boy, with a small sticker and a piece of candy thrown in for good measure. As you can imagine, Japanese fans aim to collect as many as they can, but getting your own sets from the west can be pretty tricky. At the time of writing, the figures do seem to be available for around $5.99 each from PokeVault (their standard price in Japan before tax is roughly $1.60).

Image: Famitsu

Do you collect any Pokémon figures, cards, or other toys? Which collectable are you most proud of owning? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

[source famitsu.com, via gonintendo.com]