San-Ei company has just released 20 new Pokemon plush toys.
This time its Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig, Banette, Slowpoke, Drifloon, Wooper, Charmeleon, Wartortle, Ivysaur, Sewaddle, Budew, Machop, Lapras, Raichu, Chandelure, Flaaffy, Absol and large versions of Piloswine and Magikarp. San-Ei plushies are high quality plush toys that are sold in the Pokemon Centers and a few toy stores in Japan. They are very detailed and very nicely made. You can get these plushies at Pokevault.com while supplies lasts.
Tags: Absol, Banette, Budew, Chandelure, Charmeleon, Chimchar, Drifloon, Flaaffy, Ivysaur, Lapras, Machop, Piplup, Plush, Raichu, Sewaddle, Slowpoke, Turtwig, Wartortle, Wooper
Re-Ment Pokemon desk top figures series #2 have finally arrived. This time there are 8 new characters in a variety of adorable stands and holders for your desk.
The figures came in random boxes so you had to open the box to see which figure that you get. This time there was Eevee, Pikachu, Lapras, Jigglypuff, Blastoise, Venusaur, Charizard and Mewtwo.
Eevee Figure – Rubber Band Holder
Lapras Figure – Eye Glasses Holder
Charizard Figure – Inkan Stamp Holder
Pikachu Figure – Accessory Stand
Jigglypuff Figure – Mobile Phone Stand
Blastoise Figure – Business Card Stand
Venusaur Figure – Pen Stand
Mewtwo Figure – Memo Stand
The figures are available on Pokevault.com along with bigger pictures and descriptions.
Tags: Blastoise, Charizard, Eevee, Figures, Jigglypuff, Lapras, Mewtwo, Pikachu, Venusaur
By Becca Mander
An integral part of the Pokemon adventure is the team you carry with you, to support you and share your journey. I should think that at some point, most enthusiasts will have thought about their perfect Pokemon team – for video game competitors, it’s all about the ‘sweepers’, the ‘leaders’, the ‘walls’; basically the reduction of your team into key cogs in a well-oiled, efficient machine. A gamer might play Chandelure for his awesome special attack stat… but he may in reality hate the sight of Chandelure.
Card gamers want three things: consistency, consistency and, of course, consistency. This leads them to play multiple copies of the same card. In a Resiboar deck, your ‘team’ of six may end up consisting of two Reshiram, an Emboar, a Cleffa and two Ninetales. Wait, don’t I remember reading that Reshiram is a unique Pokemon? So how come two exist in this trainer’s party? And there really seems to be a fiery theme happening here – what happens if an opposing trainer lets loose with a devastating Hydro Cannon during a spontaneous battle? While these problems are unlikely to cause any stress in the card game, if Pokemon were real, they are things I would certainly consider before selecting my trusty team of six.
So, disliking the reification of the video game, and the lopsided parties of the card game, I ask myself, and everyone else: ‘If Pokemon were real, who would make the cut for your team?’ Here’s mine.
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Tags: Articuno, Charizard, Espeon, Lapras, Linoone, Luxray