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Are you a master of the Pokeverse? Looking for the latest in Japan-exclusive, limited-edition merchandise to add to your shrine of Pokemerch?
Whether you’re a Pokemaster who wants to “catch ‘em all” or a trainee looking for that one special Pokemon to capture, there are plenty of new Poke-plush to be excited about this year. From the iconic Pikachu, to the majestic dragon, Rayquaza, let’s count down the latest in popular character plush from Japan!
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.