The Pokemon Company started selling new capsule toys at Japanese Pokemon Center stores. Visitors can spend 400 yen to obtain a random Pokemon figure. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
The collection consists of six different toys featuring five Pokemon species: Pikachu, Riolu, Slowpoke, Marshtomp, and Eiscue. The toys depict them sitting while staring with a blank expression. The sixth item in the collection instead features a smiling Ball Guy.
These capsule toys are also available for purchase on the Japanese Pokemon Center Online web store. Since the toys are supposed to come from gachapon machines, the company will send a random item for every single purchase without any possible returns.
The Pokemon Company also revealed other merchandise related to the famous franchise. They range from display frames for Pokemon TCG cards to Seiko watches inspired by the Kanto starters’ evolution lines. In early July 2021, the company issued a recall for the Pokeball mobile battery due to reports of the products burning.
The latest mainline title released to date is Pokemon Sword and Shield, available immediately on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo and The Pokemon Company will release new games based on the fourth-generation Sinnoh region: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on November 19, 2021, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus in January 2022.