If you're a Pokémon fan, there's a lot of merchandise out there for you in the world. Some of it is affordable cheap-and-cheerful bits and bobs, and some options are surprisingly pricey polo shirts. The Pokémon Center (in the US and UK) is an official go-to of course, and has now unveiled a second series for its 'Die-Cast Poké Ball Replica Series'.
The first series had iconic replicas like Poké Ball and Great Ball, whereas the new series is for proper fans that really know their stuff. We say this as your humble scribe (a series noob) had to look up what any of them are. First up is the Heal Ball (which is self explanatory), which is available for pre-order ahead of a shipment date of 15th April; it costs £99.99. Don't worry if you're not in the US or UK, as 'participating retailers' around the world will have stock after a month-long Pokémon Center exclusivity.
Upcoming arrivals this year will be Friend Ball, Quick Ball and Cherish Ball. Below is some official blurb on the replicas, which seem quite fancy.
The latest lineup comes on the heels of hugely popular replicas launched previously, including the iconic Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Dusk Ball and Premier Ball. Trainers who haven’t collected these replicas yet will be able to do so when they become available again this year at Pokémon Center in the US and UK, as well as other participating retailers. Every Die-Cast Poké Ball Replica produced by The Wand Company comes with motion-sensing and multicolored lights, a uniquely numbered presentation case and a stainless steel ring to display the product.
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Do you collect these replicas, are you planning to pick up a Heal Ball? Let us know, as always, in the comments.