Bandai Pokemon Kids Retro Reprint Series Released In Japan

Bandai Corporation has released a new series of Pokemon Kids figures that is a total blast from the past…..

This retro reprint series features some of the oldest Pokemon characters in their original forms.  You can see what the Pokemon characters actually looked like 20 years ago when they first came out.

This set was originally made back in 1996. Bandai has re-released the set in its original form and original boxes.  Each box comes with one figure, one random mini collector card and a piece of gum. So you have to open the box to find out which Pokemon you get….

There is 10 figures plus 1 secret rare figure in the set. I wont tell you who the secret figure is until the end (spoiler alert).

Here they are in their 1996 form. You will notice they look alot different than they did 20 years ago.

Pikachu

Metapod

Magnemite

Jigglypuff

Raichu

Gengar

Lapras

Eevee

Charizard

Mewtwo

SPOILER ALERT
And the secret rare figure in the set is……. drum roll…….

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Ok, enough……

ITS MEW!!!!! 

An absolutely awesome set for those of you who werent able to get this set back in 1996. Its a must have.

And to top it off, the figures come inside a retro box with a game boy pictured on it. There are 5 different colors as well.

A total blast from the past…..

These figures were only sold in Japan for a very limited time, but don’t worry. You can still get them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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9 New Japanese Pokemon GX Card Starter Theme Decks Coming July 13th

The Japan Pokemon Center will be releasing 9 new Pokemon  GX starter theme decks on July 13, 2018.

Grass Deck (Lurantis)

Fire Deck (Charizard)

Water Deck (Lapras)

Lightning Deck (Raichu)

Psychic Deck (Mewtwo)

Fighting Deck (Lycanroc)

Dark Deck (Yveltal)

Metal Deck (Metagross)

Fairy Deck (Xerneas)

Each deck will contain:
60 Cards (Including 1 GX holofoil card)
25 Paper Damage Counters/2 Markers
1 GX Marker

These will be available in Japan, starting on July 13th. You will be able to purchase these on Pokevault as soon as they are released.

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Japan Pokemon Center Rainbow Rocket Pikachu Plushies and Leaders Pokemon Plush

As previously mentioned, the Pokemon Centers in Japan will be releasing 7 Rainbow Rocket Pikachu plushies on January 20th, 2018.

And more great news!!! The Pokemon Center will also be releasing each of the trainer Pokemon plushies as well.

Giovanni & Mewtwo (Team Rocket)

Maxie & Groudon (Team Magma)
Archie & Kyogre (Team Aqua)

Cyrus, Dialga & Palkia (Team Galactic)
Ghetsis, Reshiram & Zekrom (Team Plasma)

Lysandre, Xerneas & Yveltal (Team Flare)

Guzma & Golisopod (Team Skull)

These will be available on Pokevault on January 20th. These will surely be popular, so they will go fast. Lots more Rainbow Rocket merchandise will also be available.

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Giovanni & Mewtwo Nendoroid Figure To Be Released In Japan

The Giovanni & Mewtwo Nendoroid figure release has been confirmed in Japan.  It is available now on Pokevault for pre-order and will be available in late August or early September, 2018.

There are 3 different versions. The normal version does not have any special bonus items.

The Japan Pokemon Center version comes with an Ultra Ball.

The GoodSmile version comes with a Rocket logo stand.

Nendoroid figures are figures with interchangeable facial expressions, body parts and props. Giovanni comes with 3 different facial expressions and Mewtwo comes with different arm poses. Be sure to visit Pokevault for all the other Pokemon Nendoroid figures and details.

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Pokemon Desk Top Figures Series #2 Have Arrived

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.

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Pokemon D-Arts Charizard, Mewtwo & Blastoise Figures

There is a new type of figure that was just released in Japan that is extremely popular. Its called a D-Arts figure. The figures are made by Bandai corporation. These figures are incredible. They are the most life-like Pokemon moveable figures that have been made. They have jointed limbs, so they can be posed in many different ways.Mewtwo

Mewtwo-  The first figure made was the Mewtwo D-Arts figure made. Its about 4.25″ or 11cm tall. This figure was released in April, 2013. It was only sold in Japan. Mewtwo has moveable jointed legs, arms and tail. Even its fingers have moveable joints. It can be posed in several different standing poses as well as a flying pose.  It also comes with a blue Aura sphere that Mewtwo can hold to make more poses. Mewtwo also comes with a clear Pokeball shaped stand. For a very limited time since this was the very first D-Arts figure made, Mewtwo comes with a small Mew figure. Its about 1″ or 2.5cm tall. The Mew figure is not poseable, but very cute. Mew will only be included in the first edition production of the Mewtwo, so only for a very limited time.

Charizard- This figure is scheduled for release on April, 20, 2013 in Japan. It has poseable legs, arms, neck, wings and tail. Even its mouth can open and close. It can be posed in the classic position with it breathing fire into the air, hiding its head under its wings, flying position and more. It comes with a fireball that can be attached to make really cool fire-breathing poses as well. I will have more information after Charizard is released.

CharizardBlastoise- This figure is scheduled for release on June 30, 2013. This figure doesnt seem to be able to do as many poses as the Mewtwo and the Charizard figures, obviously due to the fact that it has small arms and legs. But as far as I can tell, the legs, arms, and neck move. As well as the 2 cannons have missles that can be attached to make it look like Blastoise is shooting.

So far only Mewtwo, Charizard and Blastoise have been scheduled for release in Japan, but Im assuming that based on how popular that these figures are, there will surely be more figures in the future.

Where can I buy one of these figures?

There are several places to buy the D-Arts figures. Ebay is one place, but I definitely do not recommend it. Unfortunately there are many fake or bootlegs D-Arts figures all over Ebay. I checked and I saw many more fake ones than real ones. The ones for sale from Hong Kong and China sellers on Ebay seem to be a reasonable price ranging from $30-50. But don’t be fooled. These are fake or bootlegs. These figures were only sold in Japan, not Hong Kong and China (although they are of course made in China). $30 is far below what the figures actually cost in the stores in Japan, so its easy to tell these are bootlegs.Blastoise

An authentic one will run you about $70-80 or so. It is always safest to buy from a Japanese seller, whether you buy it on Ebay or from an online shop. You can buy authentic ones on Pokevault as well as thousands more different authentic Pokemon merchandise including cards, deck boxes, sleeves, dice, figures, Pokedolls, plush toys and much more.

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Mewtwo, The Ultimate Pokemon

By Anonymous

I am almost positive that everyone has heard of the extremely powerful Pokemon Mewtwo. Mewtwo was created using Mew’s DNA. Mew has genetic relations with all Pokemon if I remember. Mewtwo was created in a lab funded by Giovanni, the boss of Team Rocket. Giovanni wants to create an extremely powerful Pokemon and they succeeded, they created the legendary Mewtwo. Mewtwo couldn’t control his powers, he was just that powerful. Giovanni tricked him by giving Mewtwo special armor so he could control him. Giovanni at the time was the Viridian City gym leader.

Purely to test out new Pokemon and see their power. Mewtwo became suspicious and didn’t want to work with Giovanni. He broke out and blew up the lab. Mewtwo found his own island that he used to clone Pokemon. He believed that the clones can destroy the originals. The legendary Mew wished to show him that there is no difference and humans aren’t bad. Currently Mewtwo lives at Cerulean Cave in the Kanto region. Cerulean Cave is of course located in Cerulean City. Mewtwo, I think, is at level seventy and still extremely powerful. Mewtwo is one of the hardest Pokemon you would ever have to capture. He has incredible special attack. Mewtwo is a psychic type Pokemon, just like Mew. Just don’t forget that Mewtwo is a clone of Mew, designed to have incredible powers. You would need a lot of Pokeballs to even attempt to capture this beast.

Mewtwo is Pokemon number 150 I believe. He is one of the final Kanto Pokemon, Mew being last. Due to Mewtwo being a clone of Mew as stated before, he has the word two after the name Mew. This is because he was made to be Mew, or the second Mew. Thus, being named Mewtwo. Cerulean Cave has a lot of powerful Pokemon ranging in the level fifty and up area. Only the most powerful and skilled Pokemon trainers have permission to enter Cerulean Cave because of this. If you manage through the puzzles and the powerful Pokemon, Mewtwo will be waiting for you. Do you have the skills to battle the legendary, incredibly powerful Mewtwo?

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Competitive Battling: Ubers

By Anonymous

For those of you who have stalked the GameFAQS and IGN forums, you’ve surely seen battle requests and tournaments. The curious sorts of you may have actually considered joining one of these tournaments, even if just for laughs, or maybe to see just how your team matches up. So, now you’ve entered the thread, just to see an all caps rage in bold saying, “NO UBERS.” Alright then, so what is an “Uber?” In short, an Uber is a Pokemon who has base stats that are unfairly high without any significant drawbacks, including many legendary Pokemon. Some of the Ubers includes, but is not limited to, Mewtwo, Lugia, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Arceus, Zekrom, and Wobbuffet. Note, that individual competition organizers may deem additional or fewer Pokemon as Ubers, or even disallow certain forms of Pokemon under the Uber pretense, such as Shaymin’s Sky forme.

Of course, there are players unfamiliar with competitive play that are quick to be frustrated with the widespread Uber disdain. After all, if a Pokemon is in game, why not make use of it? For those of you who agree, then consider this: there are seventeen officially designated Ubers. As they are the most powerful of all Pokemon, the only way to effectively compete would be to build the player’s team entirely of these Ubers. Now, how exciting can a tournament of the same handful of Pokemon be, over and over? Moreover, you couldn’t have much move set variation, as there are powerful moves that are the obvious choice for these Pokemon. So that there may be at least some use of the nearly seven hundred species, Ubers are disallowed as to offer some room for competitive players to work. That’s not to say there aren’t staples to such players, but there is at least some room for players to work and strategize.

What’s more, one of the building blocks of a good Pokemon team is good blood; what legendary Pokemon, and consequently Ubers, can’t do is breed, making it mere chance to get a good Pokemon to build into an official fighter. Through various methods, bred Pokemon can be fashioned to be the most effective fighter for the Pokemon species. For instance, IV’s. For those of you unaware, every Pokemon has an IV, and individual value, for each of his or her stats. The higher the IV is, up to thirty-one, the higher the maximum the stat can attain once the Pokemon has been fully raised to level one hundred. Wild Pokemon have random IV’s, and a Pokemon with more than one high IV is more than a bit rare. In order to raise the strongest Pokemon possible, breeders must essentially hit-and-miss with eggs, gambling on getting the highest set of IV’s they can. What’s more, having high IV’s isn’t enough. There’s also nature, which can both boost and hurt a Pokemon’s individual stats. In order to get the most powerful combination, competitive players more than put their time in. As breeding is impossible with many Ubers, it’s nothing more than chance that the Pokemon will have either good IV’s or nature, and a gamble that they’ll have both. As skill and patience is worth more than simple luck, non-legendary Pokemon are more worthwhile and sensible to train than legendaries.
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Pokemon Movie Synopsis & Review Part 4 – Mewtwo Strikes Back

By TokoyamiTheDark

While the rolling carpet carries away PokeBalls in front of Team Rocket, they see Ash wounded on the carpet, then running after the last ball containing his precious Pikachu. Dozens of metallic robotic arms grabs the ball, but Ash struggles so much that he ‘s breaking the machine itself! Ash finally broke free with his Pikachu who rushes in its friend’s arms. The clones then get out of their tubes while Ash wonder where are the originals.

Suddenly, the machine explode, revealing all PokeBalls that contains the Pokemon that Mewtwo stole. Squirtle and Bulbasaur get back to Ash, who is determined to stop Mewtwo once and for all. The clones join Mewtwo while Ash gets out with every Pokemon. Mewtwo sends Ash flying but lands on a pink bubble, leaving Mewtwo surprised.

Mew then comes and pops the bubble then giggles, create a new bubble to bounde on it, but get blasted away by a Shadow Ball attack!

Everyone whder what Mew is exactly, and Mewtwo stated that even if it was cloned from Mew, it is far better and superior to the original. They battle for a short time, then returns to the Pokemon armies. Mewtwo blocks the powers of the Pokemon and clones alike so it would prove his clones are far much better. Mewtwo battles with Mew during this time while every Pokemon fights against their clones… even Pikachu has a clone, but refuses to fight it! The Pokemon are battling until death thanks to Mewtwo who wants to proves how his super-clones are.
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Pokemon Movie Synopsis & Review part 3 – Mewtwo Strikes Back

By TokoyamiTheDark

As the lights turns off, the Master is coming in a bright blue light and reveals itself to be… Mewtwo! Fergus gets irate and states that a Pokemon can’t be a Pokemon trainer. Mewtwo then uses its psychic powers to toss Fergus in the fountain. Fergus orders Gyarados to attack and use Hyper Beam, but Mewtwo deflects the attack back at Gyarados, who’s sent flying straight in the pool! Mewtwo then tells its assistant that it no longer needs her. The lady falls under Brock’s arms and turns out to be Nurse Joy!!! Mewtwo tells Brock how he abducted her a month ago, and for which purposes.

During this time, Team Rocket gets in a room that looks like a laboratory. There are three Pokemon in tubes that seems either dead or asleep. Jessie accidently sits on a button activating a video showing the cloning processus about Mewtwo. While they’re watching, pincers grabs Meowth and puts him on a rolling machine! Jessie and James manages to get Meowth out, but not before the machine takes a few hair out of Meowth’s tail. On a screen, the hair is show, transforming into a 3D render of Meowth, and, a moment later, the tubes get something new ; a new Meowth!!! Getting back to the tape, the Rockets watch everything getting destroyed in the past and the tape ends after.
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