Pocket Monsters Archive

  • Since Good Smile Company launched the Pokemon Nendoroid line, I think we’ve all wanted a little more. Sure, the figures are great, but by more I mean… give us 5 figures at a time ’cause us Pokefans will buy them all. And it looks like our dreams of going broke over plastic ‘mons can finally come true! We had 4 Poke-announcements from GSC at Wonder Festival. We’ll be getting a figma of Red, a Nendoroid of Ash, a Nendoroid of Lillie, and a Pokemon More set with Pikachu! What will this entail? A bunch of tiny Pokemons? Just Pikachu? Time will tell. [via whl4u]

    Winter WonFest 2017: Pokemon figmas & Nendoroids

    Since Good Smile Company launched the Pokemon Nendoroid line, I think we’ve all wanted a little more. Sure, the figures are great, but by more I mean… give us 5 figures at a time ’cause us Pokefans will buy them all. And it looks like our dreams of going broke over plastic ‘mons can finally come true! We had 4 Poke-announcements from GSC at Wonder Festival. We’ll be getting a figma of Red, a Nendoroid of Ash, a Nendoroid of Lillie, and a Pokemon More set with Pikachu! What will this entail? A bunch of tiny Pokemons? Just Pikachu? Time will tell. [via whl4u]

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  • MegaHouse’s Pokemon line really seems like a love letter to fans. Unlike their other nostalgia-fueld lines, they aren’t phoning in the sculpts or making everything exclusive (you know, like Sailor Moon and Digimon). Nope, they’re just bringing us colorful and affordable figures of a franchise we all passionately love! This time around it’s that amazing Ash & Charizard figure they previewed a while back. This is the biggest one in the line so far, and unless they do like Groudon or something I don’t think it will be topped. I mean, just look at it with all the others in the line! I have to admit, I barely order figures anymore but this entire line is an auto-buy for me. Ash & Charizard retail for ¥8,900 and are set for a June release date. Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

    Fly Away With MegaHouse’s Ash & Charizard

    MegaHouse’s Pokemon line really seems like a love letter to fans. Unlike their other nostalgia-fueld lines, they aren’t phoning in the sculpts or making everything exclusive (you know, like Sailor Moon and Digimon). Nope, they’re just bringing us colorful and affordable figures of a franchise we all passionately love! This time around it’s that amazing Ash & Charizard figure they previewed a while back. This is the biggest one in the line so far, and unless they do like Groudon or something I don’t think it will be topped. I mean, just look at it with all the others in the line! I have to admit, I barely order figures anymore but this entire line is an auto-buy for me. Ash & Charizard retail for ¥8,900 and are set for a June release date. Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • We saw what Good Smile Company & co and Vertex brought to Miyazawa Model, but of course a few others showed up as well! Though it seems like everyone else was limited to one or two new figures up their sleeves. Kotobukiya had just a handful of new stuff: Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingenohl Friedeburg (why with this naming) from High School Fleet, aka “that KanColle ripoff” and…. Spike is finally painted! Revolve didn’t have much, but they did have announcements for Rem & Ram from Re:Zero. Aoshima had a lovely Izetta from Shuumatsu no Izetta on display, and Medicom had out their Gary/Blue/whatever you want to call him. Pulchra announced two new Vocaloids: Yukari Yuzuki and… a different figure of Yukari. And let’s not forget about the wacky EVA Unit-01 action figure on display! [via amiami & hobby_maniax]

    Miyazawa Model Expo Fall 2016: Event Overview

    We saw what Good Smile Company & co and Vertex brought to Miyazawa Model, but of course a few others showed up as well! Though it seems like everyone else was limited to one or two new figures up their sleeves. Kotobukiya had just a handful of new stuff: Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingenohl Friedeburg (why with this naming) from High School Fleet, aka “that KanColle ripoff” and…. Spike is finally painted! Revolve didn’t have much, but they did have announcements for Rem & Ram from Re:Zero. Aoshima had a lovely Izetta from Shuumatsu no Izetta on display, and Medicom had out their Gary/Blue/whatever you want to call him. Pulchra announced two new Vocaloids: Yukari Yuzuki and… a different figure of Yukari. And let’s not forget about the wacky EVA Unit-01 action figure on display! [via amiami & hobby_maniax]

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  • I tend to think of MegaHouse as a company that thrives on nostalgia. If it’s a new series, they hardly give it the time of day: it’s all about our childhood shows and long-running anime. So imagine my surprise at their big MegaHobby announcement: Yuri on Ice figures! If you told me they would be the first to hop on what I’m sure will be an insane figure hype-train, I would have laughed, but here we are. Of course they had a ton of nostalgia going on too. Their full Pokemon line was out, looking impressive, and showing off the Ash & Charizard figure we’ve all been waiting for. Plus a huge Digimon one too! Sadly, the new Android 18 is just as tacky and inaccurate as the first, but it’s kind of countered by a non-boobytastic Tsunade. Also a recolor of their gorgeous Elf!We’ve got Sailor Moon, Zatch Bell, One Piece, Naruto, D. Gray-Man, Space Battleship Yamato, Gundam, and so much more. Check them all out in the gallery! [via 1up]

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2016: MegaHouse

    I tend to think of MegaHouse as a company that thrives on nostalgia. If it’s a new series, they hardly give it the time of day: it’s all about our childhood shows and long-running anime. So imagine my surprise at their big MegaHobby announcement: Yuri on Ice figures! If you told me they would be the first to hop on what I’m sure will be an insane figure hype-train, I would have laughed, but here we are. Of course they had a ton of nostalgia going on too. Their full Pokemon line was out, looking impressive, and showing off the Ash & Charizard figure we’ve all been waiting for. Plus a huge Digimon one too! Sadly, the new Android 18 is just as tacky and inaccurate as the first, but it’s kind of countered by a non-boobytastic Tsunade. Also a recolor of their gorgeous Elf!We’ve got Sailor Moon, Zatch Bell, One Piece, Naruto, D. Gray-Man, Space Battleship Yamato, Gundam, and so much more. Check them all out in the gallery! [via 1up]

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  • So far Kotobukiya’s Pokemon line has given us Ash/Red, May, and an announcement for Serena. Apparently the girl-parade is continuing because they announced two new figures, and they’re both the girls from recent games! We’re getting Hilda/Touko from Black & White (Hilda, really Nintendo?) with Tepig and Rosa from Black & White 2 with Snivy. Between MegaHouse hitting all the classic characters, Medicom doing the Champions, and Kotobukiya covering the newer (female) ones, we have quite the coverage of Pokemon figures! Is there anyone you’d like to see next? [via mfc]

    Kotobukiya Announces More Pokemon ArtFX J

    So far Kotobukiya’s Pokemon line has given us Ash/Red, May, and an announcement for Serena. Apparently the girl-parade is continuing because they announced two new figures, and they’re both the girls from recent games! We’re getting Hilda/Touko from Black & White (Hilda, really Nintendo?) with Tepig and Rosa from Black & White 2 with Snivy. Between MegaHouse hitting all the classic characters, Medicom doing the Champions, and Kotobukiya covering the newer (female) ones, we have quite the coverage of Pokemon figures! Is there anyone you’d like to see next? [via mfc]

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  • Few figure lines bring me as much joy as MegaHouse’s Pokemon G.E.Ms. They’re so colorful and full of life! Plus, you know, the hardcore nostalgia it brings up is unbeatable. Though they’re small, I really feel like they are everything I want in a Pokemon line. Including, of course, all the classic characters we know and love–like Gary Oak, who I never thought would get a figure! Ash’s classic rival comes in a snooty pose fitting his character, and also a little Eevee pal. Aw, cute! But that’s not all: along with this release we got the announcement for the next in the line. It’s not a new character: they’ll be doing Ash again, but this time with Charizard. I have a spark of hope that he’ll be riding it. A girl can dream, right? Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi ~smell ya later~

    Become The Very Best With Gary Oak

    Few figure lines bring me as much joy as MegaHouse’s Pokemon G.E.Ms. They’re so colorful and full of life! Plus, you know, the hardcore nostalgia it brings up is unbeatable. Though they’re small, I really feel like they are everything I want in a Pokemon line. Including, of course, all the classic characters we know and love–like Gary Oak, who I never thought would get a figure! Ash’s classic rival comes in a snooty pose fitting his character, and also a little Eevee pal. Aw, cute! But that’s not all: along with this release we got the announcement for the next in the line. It’s not a new character: they’ll be doing Ash again, but this time with Charizard. I have a spark of hope that he’ll be riding it. A girl can dream, right? Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi ~smell ya later~

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  • Bandai’s Pokemon S.H.Figuarts line has been slow-moving but steady. It started out when they still used the D-Arts tag with the evolved Gen 1 starters and Mewtwo. Then we got Lucario, Mega Blaziken, and finally Pikachu last year. But it seems like they are finally, after many years, moving away from just the ‘mons. That’s right, it’s trainer time! At Tamashii Nations they showed off Ash, Jessie, and James (along with Meowth, of course). This opens up so much potential in the line! I wonder if they will go for Misty & Brock next, or move onto champions and gym leaders? [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

    Tamashii Nations 2016: Pokemon S.H.Figuarts

    Bandai’s Pokemon S.H.Figuarts line has been slow-moving but steady. It started out when they still used the D-Arts tag with the evolved Gen 1 starters and Mewtwo. Then we got Lucario, Mega Blaziken, and finally Pikachu last year. But it seems like they are finally, after many years, moving away from just the ‘mons. That’s right, it’s trainer time! At Tamashii Nations they showed off Ash, Jessie, and James (along with Meowth, of course). This opens up so much potential in the line! I wonder if they will go for Misty & Brock next, or move onto champions and gym leaders? [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • I feel so blessed to be living in the era of scaled Pokemon figures. Praise be to figure Jesus. We’ve got so many from MegaHouse, who is pumping them out at a prodigious rate, and then there’s the perhaps overlooked but still awesome Medicom line. So far they’ve given us Steven and Cynthia, and it seems they’re continuing on with the champions! This time around it’s X & Y’s champion, Diantha. I’ll admit that X & Y were far from my favorite Pokemon games, but I was really fond of her design. Plus, she comes with Mega Gardevoir! Or half of Gardevoir, what a weird choice there. She retails for ¥6,800, which is a little steep for a just over 6 inch figure, but you gotta suffer a little to catch ’em all. Pre-Order At: AmiAmi

    Medicom Adds Champion Diantha To The Pokemon Line

    I feel so blessed to be living in the era of scaled Pokemon figures. Praise be to figure Jesus. We’ve got so many from MegaHouse, who is pumping them out at a prodigious rate, and then there’s the perhaps overlooked but still awesome Medicom line. So far they’ve given us Steven and Cynthia, and it seems they’re continuing on with the champions! This time around it’s X & Y’s champion, Diantha. I’ll admit that X & Y were far from my favorite Pokemon games, but I was really fond of her design. Plus, she comes with Mega Gardevoir! Or half of Gardevoir, what a weird choice there. She retails for ¥6,800, which is a little steep for a just over 6 inch figure, but you gotta suffer a little to catch ’em all. Pre-Order At: AmiAmi

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  • MegaHouse has been on a roll with their anime-based Pokemon line. So far we’ve had Jessie & James, Ash, Misty, Brock, and Nurse Joy. I think we were all hoping Officer Jenny would be next and while that’s not the case, it’s still pretty exciting news! We’ll be getting May with Torchic and Skitty (I wonder if it will be as nice as the Kotobukiya one?) and Gary with Eevee. This line could continue on indefinitely and make figures of every single minor character ever in the anime and I’d probably still buy it. I wonder if we’ll get gym leaders soon? I’d love a Sabrina figure! [via MegaHobby]

    May & Gary Join MegaHouse’s Pokemon Line

    MegaHouse has been on a roll with their anime-based Pokemon line. So far we’ve had Jessie & James, Ash, Misty, Brock, and Nurse Joy. I think we were all hoping Officer Jenny would be next and while that’s not the case, it’s still pretty exciting news! We’ll be getting May with Torchic and Skitty (I wonder if it will be as nice as the Kotobukiya one?) and Gary with Eevee. This line could continue on indefinitely and make figures of every single minor character ever in the anime and I’d probably still buy it. I wonder if we’ll get gym leaders soon? I’d love a Sabrina figure! [via MegaHobby]

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  • Kotobukiya has been pretty consistent with updating their Pokemon figure line. Ash/Red has been painted for a while now, but at this event we’re getting May’s sculpt! But that’s not enough, we’ve got a new announcement as well: Serena! I thought for sure it’d be Dawn next, but apparently we’ll be skipping around a bit. I wonder if we’ll ever get any gym leaders? I’d kill for a good Sabrina… [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

    Summer WonFest 2016: Kotobukiya x Pokemon

    Kotobukiya has been pretty consistent with updating their Pokemon figure line. Ash/Red has been painted for a while now, but at this event we’re getting May’s sculpt! But that’s not enough, we’ve got a new announcement as well: Serena! I thought for sure it’d be Dawn next, but apparently we’ll be skipping around a bit. I wonder if we’ll ever get any gym leaders? I’d kill for a good Sabrina… [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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