Pokemon Action Figures are a popular type of toy for fans of the popular video game and anime franchise. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, including figures that are poseable and large, detailed statues that are perfect for display. These toys are also a great way to recreate your favorite Pokemon battles or simply show your love for the franchise.
Licensed by The Pokemon Company, these action figures are officially manufactured and sold exclusively by Jazwares. The figures are made of high-quality materials and feature multiple points of articulation. They have realistic paint work and are proportional to their actual counterparts.
The first action figure set was released in 2007 to promote the Pokemon: Battle Frontier series and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew movie, as well as the Diamond & Pearl and Johto editions of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. They were sold in packs of three, and later in individual and six figure packs. The sets contained a figure, a plastic playmat and scenery pieces like trees or mountains.
These figures are usually marketed as “Moncolle” which is Japanese for “monster,” and they come in several different styles, including detailed Gachapon (pokemon-shaped figurines) and Pose Figures with articulated limbs. The Gachapon figures are usually smaller than Pose Figures and are designed to fit into capsules.
A lot of Pokemon action figures are dynamically posed and have projectile mechanisms to shoot fire or water, such as Blastoise figures with projectile water that comes out of their cannons. Some are also able to move their wings or arms to mimic an attack.
If you’re looking for a Pokemon action figure that is a little more interactive, you may want to check out a Pokemon Touch Figure. These figures respond to your touch and move their ears, arms, tails, and cheeks. These are great for children to play with and display in their rooms, but they can also be a fun gift or souvenir for Pokemon fans.