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Don’t mess with these attacking Pokémon figures

Just look at them through their sweet boxes

Pokémon Gallery Figures - collection front angle Samit Sarkar/Polygon
Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The latest Pokémon toys, the Gallery Figures line from The Pokémon Co. International, are a special set of collector’s items: Instead of cute toys, these things are, well, action figures. The initial lineup of these small figures is being produced for four first-generation pocket monsters: Eevee, Magikarp, Mew and Pikachu.

Like many figurines, these toys come in a particular pose. Each one features the Pokémon in question performing one of its patented moves: Swift for Eevee, Splash for Magikarp, Psychic for Mew and Thunderbolt for Pikachu. A stand is included in the package, since these figurines are designed to be put on display. Of course, you can also leave them sealed in the box — they’re packaged to highlight their action pose.

We checked out the Gallery Figures earlier this week at Toy Fair NY. Unfortunately, we couldn’t open up the boxes to get our hands on the toys themselves, but you can see a variety of shots of each figurine in the gallery above.

Speaking of which, we were almost more impressed by the colorful boxes than the toys within. The packaging features a large window, spanning two of the four sides, to give a great view of the figurine. A third side shows off the toy with a close-up shot, while the back offers information on the attack that the Pokémon is performing.

As for the attacks, each one is rendered with appropriate concentration on the Pokémon’s face. Magikarp looks just as derpy as you’d expect for a move in which it “just flops and splashes about,” as the back of the box says, while Pikachu’s brow is furrowed as it calls down lightning from the sky. The Pokémon Co. International didn’t provide size information, but eyeballing it, we would guess that the figures measure about 3-4 inches in height.

The Gallery Figures will be sold exclusively on the Pokémon Center website starting on Pokémon Day, Feb. 27. Each one will cost $16.99, and other Pokémon will be announced for the lineup later this year.


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