Japanese Pokemon Card Values: The Secret Formula for Scoring Great Deals

Buying Japanese Pokemon Cards Online It’s been 20 years since fans first memorized the Pokemon slogan “Gotta catch ’em all!”, and amazingly, each year new cards are still being printed, players are still meeting for tournaments, and collectors are still struggling to fill their binders in an attempt to, well… “catch ’em all”. Each card that makes its way into the Pokemon universe has its beginning at Pokemon Card Laboratories in Japan where it is later sent to different companies around the world for reprinting in foreign languages. And while many non-Japanese players and collectors are > Read More

English vs. Japanese Pokemon Cards: What Should You Collect?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the infamous “Pokemon Shock”—when Pikachu used an electric shock attack on a missile in episode 38 of the anime… and simultaneously gave 685 children epileptic seizures. From banned episodes (James’ infamous bikini contest), to religious accusations of Satanism (the “Pokemon Rap” backwards), Pokemon is no stranger to controversy. Among die-hard collectors, however, no aspect of Pokemon lore has been censored so much as its trading cards. Prepare your Counter Shield before reading any further, because what you find below may be as shocking as Pikachu’s trademark > Read More

Pokemon Center “Nendoroid” Cynthia !!

Cynthia has been made into a "Nendoroid", and will be for sale as Pokemon Center official goods! Introducing Cynthia, the first female champion in the Pokemon series, who has been made into the incredibly popular deformed figure series, "Nendoroid"! She will be sold as Pokemon Center official goods! Right now they are in production! From Saturday, March 7th, pre-orders began! So, what is a "Nendoroid"? It's a deformed figure series where anime and game characters, or possibly even living people, are made into figures that are about 10cm tall with a head that is approximately 2.5 > Read More

Tokyo Station Pokemon Store limited item! From the Pokemon Center

Tokyo Station Pokemon Store limited item! Introducing the new Pikachu plush toy and the Pikachu mascot keychain, wearing a Tokyo Station train staff uniform! On Saturday, March 21, a plush toy and a mascot keychain of Pikachu wearing a Tokyo Station train staff uniform will make its debut at the Tokyo Station Pokemon Store! The Tokyo Station Pokemon Store is the only store where you can obtain this limited item, so don't miss out! Don't you just want to catch both the plush toy and the mascot keychain? Sale date Saturday, March 21 Item information -Lineup *Plush toy Station Master > Read More

Absolutely Awesome Pokemon Center Merchandise

The Best Pokemon Center Merchandise For kids growing up the 90s, no childhood was complete without the mousey-faced, rosy-cheeked Pikachu and his array of Pokemon friends who challenged fans to “catch ‘em all!” > Read More

Japanese Pokemon Figures Guide & Overview

Pokemon figures are made by or for different companies for purposes other than to promote the Pokemon game. For example, the Chibi Poke Models by Tomy Takara was made for the Nagatanien Company Limited in Japan in 2007 to help promote their instant food products. The Chibi Poke Models were tiny figurines with intricate detailing of the Pokemon characters from Gen 1 and 2, namely, Johto and Kanto. Other Pokemon figures that are in demand up to today as part of a collection or hobby The Chou Getto figures were sold from the Bandai gashapon machines, the Japanese version of coin-operated > Read More

The Rarest Pokemon Plush Toys: An Overview

Pokemon, a Japanese media franchise owned by Nintendo, was launched in 1996 and is a contraction of Pocket Monsters. On its launch year, the Pokemon plush toys were also introduced like the Bell Plush or the Suzunari Pokemon Plush. This was a series of 3 sets totaling 49 plush toys by Banpresto which stopped production in 1997. These plush toys are about 3 inches high and are sold with a cord and a bell. Many collectors consider these 49 toys to be the rarest of all Pokemon plush toys. In fact, they are now selling for as much as $150 each. > Read More

Top 10 Rarest and Most Expensive Pokemon Cards Of All Time

In the beginning, Pokemon trading cards were made by Wizards of the Coast in the U.S. in 1999 but as the cards began to gain popularity, Pokemon Company decided to publish the cards themselves. The following year, the Game Boy trading card game was launched and took the trading game to a whole new dimension and global success. This eventually led to trading card collectibles and the top 10 rarest Pokemon cards. #10 Pokemon Full Art EX Cards Not all Full Art EX Cards are worth a lot of money or hard to find but there are a few like the Mew EX and the Lugia EX cards that are now being sold > Read More

The 40 Craziest Pokemon Facts, Secrets and Rumors

Pokemon started off as one of the most popular gameboy games to ever exist. It was such a hit that it turned into a TV show and Movies were made. The Japanese games Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green were released in Japan in 1996, with Pokemon Blue releasing just 8 months later in October. These games started a big franchise which is still popular even today! Pokemon has one of the largest fan bases and the video games offer something that the trading card game and the popular anime series can not offer: true interactivity. The Pokemon video games are probably the only way you'll ever have the > Read More