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).
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]
Lovely, these look just like the original figurines from long ago, but with a much better production quality.
It's always Japan huh...
I'm not a collector or a Pokemon fan but these look lovely, especially the boxes!
Wish they were available in supermarkets in my country
I want one.
Adorable figures. Less than adorable mark-up on PokeVault. I tend to forget half the thrill of Pokemon is "superfans" financially screwing over interested consumers with limited access to Pokemon goods.
Gotta fleece them all!
Nostalgia. Good memories from my childhood.
Only in Japan would you get something NA can't get.
So very retro. I like them.
Yay! Fat Pikachu
I wonder how much the Gengar is...
I have TWO Pokeballs (Standard & Great Ball) with diametre = 10 cm.
I have a Pikachu plushie doll too.
If Pokemon has taught me anything, that mystery pokemon is no Voltorb -_-
Jigglypuff is already shown, but it's seen from the side. Who knows? Let's Go Jigglypuff (seen from above) confirmed for release in 2019?
@MysticGengar Bro get it right, its actually
Let's Go Smeargle
as seen from Diagonal Left at a 45 degree angle.
Nostalgic to be sure. But I am pretty sick of the Kanto pandering at this point. I wish Game Freak and associated companies would remember that people have indeed played all their games and people like Pokemon from all of those games.
Pokemon too many Gimmicks. I like it.
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