Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pokemon Piplup Plush (Tomy)

Tomy has released Piplup plush with effective sound on 26 April.
The plush has 3D sensor, 29 effective sounds (e.g. laughter, humming, bubble beam, swirling etc) come out depend on taking posing. Size is approx. 12.5" height, battery: AAA x 3pcs required.

Piplup Plush w/effective sound

Monday, April 28, 2008

Updated Linkage and Open-ID (Blog Info)

Thank you for visiting to All About Pokemon Figure (AAPF) always.
The following 2 parts in blog have been updated.

  • Has been linked with Pokemon Plush Project (PPP). The site contains the photos of Pokemon plushies released in the market, it's a great and helpful database site. Photos are contributing from members in PokemonCollectorsLiveJournal. Thank you to PPP and PkmncollectorsLJ ! Please refer to the right side Links menu or referenceable from 'link' in plush row of each FigureReleaseSummary table.
  • It can be left the comment to the AAPF's post with Open-ID (account of Google/Blogger, AIM, TypePad, LiveJournal and Wordpress).

Some Additional Info (Yujin & Bandai Pokekids)

  • Just short notice. Bandai will release Pokemon Kids DP8 (14 figures) and Movie set (2kinds) in the middle of July. No info on detailed contents at present, will post and photo later. As for reference, current figure release status is shown in Release summary, and shown in last year Movie set.
[ 28 Apr 8:41 JST / 27 Apr 16:41 PST ] 1st Edit
[ 28 Apr 18:20 JST / 28 Apr 2:20 PST ] Added source site
[ 5 May 16:43 JST / 5 May 00:43 PST] As of 5 May, deleted photo and Shaymin origin form
[ Added 21 May 23:59 JST / 21 May 07:59 PST ] Shaymin's sky form article is posted
[ Added 9 June ] Shaymin Forme Info tag is added
[ Added 30 July ] Final photo of DS pen is uploaded

Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Pokemon With White Cover

Ensky will release Pokemon Puzzle Gum 5 (Candy toys) in the end of June.
Here is a photo, the new Pokemon is there with white cover. Running with Pikachu and seems size is almost same as Pikachu....

[27 Apr 14:21 JST / 28 Apr 01:21 PST ]

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Pokemon Game Info updating

Previous post Pokemon game info is updating. 'Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness' will be released on 4 July in Europe.

[ Reference ]
Nintendo News : Nintendo announces Q2 release schedule

Friday, April 25, 2008

Pokemon Plush Shaymin Giratina Shieldon Piplup (Banpresto)

Posting Giratina plush everyday.... orz
Banpresto will release 4 plushies in August. Size is approx. 5.5-6" height, game prizes. These one are regular type same as this, yesterday one is DX type (size is bigger).
  • #393 Piplup,
  • #410 Shieldon (looks same as last October release)
  • #487 Giratina,
  • #492 Shaymin,
  • other Pokemon (will update the post later)
Shaymin Giratina Piplup Shieldon Plush Banpresto

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pokemon Plush Shaymin Giratina (Banpresto)

As for plush in previous posts Shaymin (Unofficial Info) and Ichiban-Kuji, Banpresto will release them with UFO catcher game as well. Size is approx. 5.5-6" height shown below, game prizes, DX type.
  • #487 Giratina another form (Release in July, size 8.3")
  • #487 Giratina origin form (Release in August, size 9")
  • #492 Shaymin (Release in July, size 7.8" in the end of June, size is 9.8" )
Shaymin Giratina Plush Banpresto

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pokemon Figures Photos Uploading (Tomy MC)

Photos for the following post (TomyMC release July and August figures) are uploaded.
These photos are tentative, will replace to official one and delete this post later.

Pokemon Figure Release Info in July#1 (Tomy MC) excluding New Pokemon
Pokemon Figure Release Info in August#1 (Tomy MC) excluding Dusknoir

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pokemon Figure Release Info in July#3 (Tomy MC)

Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. will sell the 'Pokemon lunch' in July.
Includes lunch box, handkerchief, chopsticks and Shaymin clear Tomy MC, booking order and limited item. Non clear Shaymin Tomy MC will be released on 30 May.
As for other clear Tomy MC, please refer to TomyMC Clear Figure Info.
  • #492 Shaymin
Shaymin clear TomyMC[ Reference ]
Seven-Eleven Japan : Pokemon Lunch

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pokemon Caramelldansen

Going to increase the posts in Youtube recently, it is Pokemon Caramelldansen .
Caramelldansen is performed by Swedish singer group Carame originally. These posts are using unofficial rimix (speed changing 1.2 times, as well-known Speedycake rimix).
Check it out, your favorite Pokemon is dancing, enjoy it !

[ Reference ]
Pokemon Caramelldansen 1
Pokemon Caramelldansen 2
Other search result in you tube

DS lite cover Shaymin Giratina

As for AAPF posted DS lite cover before, Tomy has released DS lite cover of Shaymin and Giratina on 19 April. Official photo as follow. These are for DS lite only. It is the first Shaymin's merchandise.

Shaymin Giratina DS lite cover

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pokemon Plush Regigigas and Giratina

New Pokemon plushies of Regigigas and Giratina (Pokedoll) are released from Pokemon Center, Will be availabe on 19 April, size is approx. 5.5" 6" height. These plushies were prior introduced as prize.
  • #486 Regigigas
  • #487 Giratina (another form)
Regigigas Giratina Plush

Eevee Evolution Figures (TomyMC)

After broadcasting DP076/543 episode preview of Pokemon TV animation, May's Glaceon is very hot subject now. (BTW she wears emerald outfit !)
Here is the latest info of Eevee evolution TomyMC's figures.
Eeveevolution figures Tomy MC

[ OMAKE / Freebie ]
For Glaceon fans, please see this post in youtube !

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Upcoming Pokemon B Tomy's Merchandise

Here is a list upcoming 'Pokemon B' merchandise from Tomy .
Tomy called 'Pokemon A' Shaymin before. Pokemon B name is not announced from Tomy yet. Will post each item later.
  • Pokemon B Plush : Release on 3 July, Size 11", same type as Gligar, Riolu
  • Pokemon B Tomy MC : Release on 12 July, ref to Figure Release Info in July#1
  • Pokemon B Choro-Q : Release on 19 July, ref to Choro-Q Info
  • Pokemon B Talking Plush : Release on 24 July, Size 11.5", Shaymin Talking plush also will come same day
  • Pokemon B Talking Small Plush : Release on 20 Sep, Size ?? at present, Piplup and Pachirisu will come on 24 June.
As for capsule toys from Yujin and Bandai, they also call Pokemon A and B.
This blog AAPF does not so cover the items except for figure and plush.
For more detailed info, please refer to bulbanews : New Generation IV game to be announced next month
The first item come to market is Yujin Pokémon Battle Wheel 2. Will release on 22 April. I've heard unofficially that Pokemon A will be Shaymin, still no info on B at present. Seems low possibility that Yujin would release new Pokemon item before Pokemo official site or Corocoro announce. We will know them around 23 April.

[ Reference ]

[ Added 24 April 2008 ]
Yujin Pokémon Battle Wheel 2 has been released. Pokemon A is Shaymin, B is Giratina origin form.

Pokemon Figures Photos Uploading

Photos for the following post (PokeKids Encore 4 and TomyMC renewal figures) are uploaded.

Pokemon Figure Release Info in May (Bandai PokeKids)
Pokemon Figure Release Info in June (Tomy MC)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Not New Pokemon....

Received many messages about the following red one in left photo, is it a new Pokemon ?
Answer is "No". It is one of charactors of TCG Duel Masters, is running manga on Corocoro magazine, charactor name is Benkei. The following right photo is ad for campaign of cards present in May.

"Beware of advice - even this." by Carl Sandburg

DM Benkei

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Pokemon Game Title ?

As for Pokemon new game in yesterday post, it is interesed in game title.
I just check the registered trademark of Pokemon in Japan by Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL), the result of unused trademark as follow :
  • Pocketmonster Topaz (2003.5 registered)
  • Pocketmonster Amethyst (2003.5 registered)
  • Pocketmonster Whitegold (2003.5 registered)
  • Pocketmonster Tourmaline (2003.6 registered)
  • Pocketmonster Moonstone (2003.6 registered)
All of them were registered by Nintendo, GameFreak and Creatures.
So.... one of them will be used to the new game probably ?

[Edit 16 April 11:18 JST]

Found other info in Trademark Precedent Databease. 'Platina/Platinum' for games/toys trademark registered by Tecmo, it has been revoked on 12 March 2007, request coming from unidentified claimant. Just FYI.

[ Edit 17 April 12:29 JST]

As for trademark 'Opal', registration status in IPDL as follow:
'Pocketmonster Opal' is not found. 'Opal' in toys field, Nintendo has registered in Mar 1979, then extended till Mar 2009.

[ Edit 20 April 12:54 JST]

As of 20 April, status of the following trademark in IPDL.
  • Golden Flare : Not found
  • Golden Sun : Not found
  • Silver Storm : Registered and used by Nintendo for game 1080°
  • Silver Moon : Not found for toys field
[ Edit 11 May 22:52 JST]

Upcoming new game name is Platinum !

[ Edit 11 August 21:03 JST]

As for Platinum trademark, it is confimed in IPDL, is registered by Nintendo, GameFreak and Creatures on 12 May 2008, and valided on 5 June 2008.

As for more platinum info, please access to Platinum game info

[ For Platinum Pre-order Link : Available in ]

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pokemon Diorama World (Yujin)

Yujin will release Pokemon Diorama World in the end of July.
Capsule toys, 10 pcs, size is appx 1.1", attached Diorama part/plate can be connected, some parts have the gimmick.

[ Gimmick ]
  • Pokemon Center part : door open
  • Battle stage part : 2 figure move
  • Alpine part : a figure can be put and turning
[ Contents ]
  • Ash & iceberg part & Pokemon Center part
  • Dawn & iceberg part & Pokemon Center part
  • Dialga & Reverse World part & battle stage part
  • Giratina (origin forme) & Reverse World part & gray plate
  • Shaymin (land forme) & Reverse World part & gray plate
  • Regigigas & flower garden part & green plate
  • Pikachu & & flower garden part & green plate
  • Piplup & iceberg part & blue plate
  • Shaymin (sky forme) & flower garden part & battle stage part
  • Shaymin (sky forme) A & alpine part
If Pokemon-A would be new Pokemon, it seems flying or grass type based on this contents, what do you think ?
BTW, In Japan we have a rumor about new remaking DP game since last Saturday...

[ Added 15 Apr 0:08 JST ]
May's Corocoro magazine notifys new Pokemon game information on July's Corocoro, it will out in 2008. No information on 5th gereration Pokemon in May's magazine.

[ Added 28 Apr 8:18 JST/ 27 Apr 16:18 PST ]
Added 'origin form' in Shaymin contens. Reference site :

[ Added 5 May 16:43 JST / 5 May 00:43 PST ]
As of 5 May, deleted photo and Shaymin origin form explanation....

[ Added 21 May 23:59 JST / 21 May 07:59 PST ]
Shaymin's sky form article is posted

[ Added 5 August ]
Photo is replaced.

Pokemon Diorama World Yujin

Pokemon Figure Release Info in July#2 (Tomy MC)

Tomy will release new figures Monster Collection (MC) set on 19 July 31 July 9 August, includes the following 8pcs. Magnezone is prior release.
  • #025 Pikachu, #393 Piplup, #462 Magnezone, #486 Regigigas
  • #487 Giratina (Origin and another forme), #492 Shaymin (Land and Sky forme)
  • As for Giratina another and Shaymin sky are Battle Scene figure (prior release)

TomyMC 8pcs Diorama Set

[ Edit 19 July ] Corrected release date
[ Edit 31 July ] Postponed to 9 August
[ Edit 9 August ] Giratina another and Shaymin sky are Battle Scene figure

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pokemon Plush Giratina (Tomy)

Tomy will release Giratina plush each. Size is approx. 17" (height).
  • #487 Giratina another form (10 July)
  • #487 Giratina origin form (7 August)

Giratina Plush another form
Giratina Plush origin form plush

Tomy New Pokemon Merchandise of 3Q 2008

Tomy held the meeting and presentation of new pokemon merchandises in 3Q 2008 on 9-10 April.
Ginatina, Shaymin, Regigigas and New Pokemon (not yet open to the public) are main. Please refer to the post and photos in news site. Will post the more detail each.
  • #487 Giratina : Action figure, Origin and another form plushies
  • #492 Shaymin : Talking plush, figure
  • New Pokemon : ? mark one. Plush and figure (TomyMC), updated previous TomyMC info July#1
[ Reference ]
Tomy new pokemon merchandise presentation by

Friday, April 11, 2008

Pokemon Choro-Q Dialga, Giratina, Shaymin (Tomy)

Tomy will release new 3 Choro-Qs of Pokemon DP series on 19 July 31 July. Size is appox 2.7" (length). Previous items are also mentioned.

[ January 2007 / 1st line in phto]
  • #025 Pikachu, #387 Turtwig, #393 Piplup
[ October 2007 / 2nd line in phto]
  • #387 Turtwig, #390 Chimchar, #393 Piplup
[ January 2008 / 3rd line in phto]
  • #389 Torterra, #392 Infernape, #395 Empoleon
Pokemon Choro-Q[ July 2008 ]
Choro-Q Dialga Giratina Shaymin
[ Reference ]
About Choro-Q, Choro-Q Official Site

[ Edit 17 April ] Titel changed and Pokemon B added.
[ Edit 06 June ] Dialga and Giratina's photos are uploaded.
[ Edit 19 June ] Shaymin photo is uploaded.
[ Edit 19 July ] Corrected release date.

[ Order Link ]
If interesting, please check the following YesAsia's links.
Dialga, Giratina, Shaymin

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pokemon Figure Release Info in September#1 (Tomy MC)

Tomy will release 3 new figures of Monster Collection series on 20 September.
  • #443 Gible, #482 Azelf
Gible Azelf TomyMC

Pokemon Figure Release Info in August#2 (Tomy MC)

Tomy will release 2 new figures of Battle Scene series on 9 August 4 September.
As for other Battle Scene figures, please refer to search result.
  • #486 Regigigas
  • #487 Giratina (another forme)
TomyMC Battle Scene Regigigas Giratina

[ Edit 9 August ] Correction release date.

Pokemon Figure Release Info in August#1 (Tomy MC)

Tomy will release 3 new figures of Monster Collection series, a figure is released weekly, same as July. As for Magnezone, it will be prior released on 19 July.
  • #414 Mothim (2 August)
  • #462 Magnezone (9 August)
  • #477 Dusknoir (16 August)
Mothim Magnezone Dusknoir TomyMC

Pokemon Figure Release Info in July#1 (Tomy MC)

Tomy will release 3 new figures of Monster Collection series, a figure is released weekly, same as last year. (Because of new movie release month). The following photo is tentative, excluding New Pokemon, will replace to official one later.
  • #428 Lopunny (5 July)
  • New Pokemon (12 July) [ added 11 April *1] #492 Shaymin (sky forme)
  • #433 Chingling (19 July)
  • #473 Mamoswine (26 July)
*1 Pokemon name is not announced from Tomy yet.

Lopunny Chingling Mamoswine TomyMCShaymin sky forme TomyMC
[ Edit 19 June ] Added Shaymin sky forme, photo is not yet
[ Edit 30 June ] Added Shaymin sky forme photo

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pokemon Soft Vinyl Figure (Banpresto)

Banpresto will release 5 New Pokemon soft vinyl figures in May. Size is approx. 3.5" height, game prizes.
  • #389 Torterra, #392 Infernape, #395 Empoleon, #483 Dialga, #484 Palkia
Pokemon Soft Vinyl Figure (Banpresto)

Monday, April 7, 2008

TomyMC Clear Figure Info (TomyMC)

Tomy MC has seldom released the clear figures, it out in the movie release or special occasion. Here is the list of clear figures AAPF known one. If you have others, please let us know.

[ Movie release ]
  • #150 Mewtwo, #151 Mew, #244 Entei, #249 Lugia, #251 Celebi (translucent),
Pokemon Figure Clear Ver Movie 5th Set Tomy

  • #311 Plusle, #312 Minun (translucent),
  • #359 Absol (translucent),
Pokemon Figure Absol Translucent ver Tomy
  • #380 Latias, #381 Latios, 

  • #382 Kyogre, #383 Groudon,#384 Rayquaza, 
Pokemon Figure Clear Version Kyogre Croudon Rayquaza Tomy

  • #385 Jirachi, #386 Deoxys, #438 Bonsly, #439 Mime Jr., #446 Munchlax, #448 Lucario
  • #382 Kyogre, #418 Buizel, #441 Chatot, #458 Mantyke, #461 Weavile, #490 Manaphy (Movie 9th set)
TomyMC ClearFigure 9th Movie

[ Others ]

  • #001 Bulbasaur (Pokemon Panorama bag set) 

  • #025 Pikachu, #158 Totodile, #255 Torchic (2003 Fukuoka Pokemon Center Opening)
  • Pokemon Figure Clear Ver Fukuoka PokeCen Opening Set Pikachu Totodile Tochic Tomy
  • #251 Celebi (2001 promotion award)
  • #245 Suicune (2001 Monster Collection Stater Set/Collection Bag First Sales Promo)
  • #257 Blaziken, #386 Deoxys, #384 Rayquaza (2005 Monster Collection AG Panorama Pack)

  • #378 Regice, #382 Kyogre, #383 Groudon, #384 Rayquaza (6pcs set, othes are #377 Regrock, #379 Regsteel) 

[ Edit ]
18 Apr 2008 : Added Mewtwo, Lugia.
22 Apr 2008 : Added Shaymin.
16 Jul 2008 : Aded Movie 11th
25 Dec 2010 : Added Movie 5th, Corrected Regice set. added Pics
07 Mar 2011 : Added pics for Suicune, Plusle, Minun, Latias, Latios, Bulbasau, Regice,  Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza.
06 Oct 2011 : Added 2005 Monster Collection AG Panorama Pack for Blaziken, Thanks for the info to Mary.

For Tomy Pokemon figure fans, new site "Tomy Pokemon Figure Navi" is now running  please check it !

Friday, April 4, 2008

Pokemon Cake and Lunch

Pokemon cake is introduced by Bandai in March, with Pikachu and Pachirisu figures. Previous cake is linked to Cake and Osechi.
Pokemon Cake
Next is not relation to the Pokemon figures, but you must be like it.
Pokemon fun site in Japan produces the lunch (bentou), available at Tokyo, Shinjyukum Shinagawa, Ueno, Oomiya JapanRailway stations and Haneda airport. We call this kind of lunch 'Kyaraben (meaning character lunch)'. Please also check the following site, it's one of art !

Pokemon Lunch[ Reference ]

About Kyaraben 1
Gallery of Pokemon Lunch 1
Gallery of Pokemon Lunch 2
Gallery of Sgt.Frog (Keroro) lunch 1 

Pokemon Metal Figure Collection DP5 (Kyoudo)

Kyoudo will release 8 figures, Pokemon metal figure collection DP5 in July.
Size is 0.7", Gashapon (capsule toy). A figure has 5 color variation. (gold, dark gold, silver, gunmetal gray and copper) Will post DP5 photo later. As for DP1 to Dp4, please refer to Pokemon Metal Figure Collection DP4.

[ DP5 July 2008 ]
  • #013 Weedle, #014 Kakuna, #025 Pikachu, #391 Monferno
  • #401 Kricketot, #403 Shinx, #444 Gabite, #486 Regigigas
Pokemon Metal Figure DP5 Kyoudo

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New 5th Generation Pokemon or Not ?

Just check the past and presume.
  • Nov 2002 : Game Ruby Sapphire released
  • May 2004 : Munchlax was introduced in June's Corocoro magazine [ added ]
  • Jun 2004 : Munchlax plush released by Tomy [ added ]
  • Jul 2004 : 7th movie Destiny Deoxys released, Munchlax appeared in the movie.
  • Sep 2006 : Game Diamond Pearl released
  • Jul 2008 : 11th movie going to release
Munchlax is one of 4th generation Pokemon, was introduced 2 years faster than DP game.
So, will be same way in this time or not...

What's in a name ?
That which we call a Pokemon
By any other word play as sweet

Welcome any Pokemon !

Pokemon Plush/Whistle in Ichiban-Kuji (Banpresto)

Banpresto will release Ichiban-Kuji (meaning: No.1 Lottery) 2008 movie version in the end of July, 5 grade of prizes. Prize and Includes Probability (IP) of lottery are shown as follow.
  • Special : New Pokemon plush, size 20", ip 1.5%
  • First : Giratina plush, origin form, size 15", ip 1.5%
  • Second : Shaymin plush, size 7.8", ip 2.5%
  • Third : Pikachu, Giratina, Shaymin, New Pokemon plush, can tie with arm, size 5", ip 25.5%
  • Fourth : Pikachu, Giratina, Shaymin, New Pokemon whistle, size 1.9"(figure), ip 69%

Note: New Pokemon will appear in 11th movie. No information at present. Will update the post later.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pokemon Paper Craft

Today's post is about paper craft. DIY !

[ Team Rockect 2008 Calendar ]

Pokemon Fun site serviced downloading of Team Rocket 2008 2 Calendars (Jan-March). They were available by 21 March. Next one will come on 4 April. Wallpaper of PC is now available, not calendar this time. (added 9 April)

[ Pikachu Paper Craft ]

For sales promotion of new game "Everyone's Pokemon Ranch", Pokemon official site in Japan services Pikachu paper craft. Paper pattern can be downloaded from here.

TermRocket 2008 calendar & Pikachu[ Reference ]

Gallery of Pokemon paper craft 1
Gallery of Pokemon paper craft 2
Pattern of Pokemon paper cfaft

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pokemon Strap 2008 Movie version (Bandai)

Bandai will release 10 figures, Pokemon Strap 2008 movie in the end of June.
A figure has 2 variation, ordinary color and clear. Gashapon (capsule toy), figure size is 1.3". 2007 movie item are also mentioned as follow.

[ 2007 Movie / June 2007 ]
  • #025 Pikachu, #393 Piplup, #453 Croagunk, #483 Dialga, #484 Palkia, #491 Darkrai

Pokemon Strap 2007 Movie
[ 2008 Movie / June 2008 ]
  • #025 Pikachu, #393 Piplup, #487 Giratina(origin form), #492 Shaymin, New Pokemon (*1)
*1: Like Arceus from current generation ?? Or next 5th generation, like same as 'Munchlax' when released 7th movie Destiny Deoxys ?? This toys preview just says "New Pokemon appears in 11th Movie". No information at present. Will update/upload the photo later. BTW, this is not April Fools' Day post...

Pokemon Strap 2008 Movie
[ Add : 13 June Final Photo Uploding] Please refer to latest airticle.

Final Photo Inc Shaymin Sky Forme

Updated Release Summary etc (Blog Info)

Thank you for visiting to All About Pokemon Figure (AAPF) always.
The following 4 parts in blog have been updated.
  1. Items Release Summary : Posts are summarized on quarter year. Please refer to 2008 Release Summary.
  2. Updated Pokemon #1-#386 : Updated Figure Release Summary (RB), Figure Release Summary (GS) and Figure Release Summary (RS)
  3. Post Re-Categorize : Post in "Other" category are on the increase, otherFiguresSeries and otherFigures are added. Please refer to the right side menu in blog.
  4. Translator Widget : For 10 languages translation, google widget is added. please refer to the right side menu in blog. (Need to correct/improve English of a basis .. orz)

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