You Gotta Catch All 10 Of These Pokemon Merchandise From Rakuten
From the 2D interface of the original game boy colour series to the much-anticipated augmented reality mobile game Pokemon GO, Pokemon has truly transcended beyond the confines of virtual reality to become, quite literally, a part of our world. Our favourite pocket monsters are no longer simple sprites or animated critters on TV – just like the game, Pokemon is anywhere and everywhere. For many a Pokemon fan, this surely is a childhood dream come true.
Any aspiring Pokemon trainer can try their hand at Pokemon GO, but a true-blue Pokemon master knows Pokemon isn’t just about catching ‘em all. Want to be the very best that no one ever was? Grab these 10 poke-merchandise from Rakuten now!
1. Seiko Pokemon Pikachu Alarm clock
Get it from Rakuten for only: $50.05
Price after cashback: $47.55
Just like a savvy Pokemon trainer knows that certain Pokemon only emerge at certain times of day, the shrewd person in you knows the virtues of making the most out of every day. And what better way for a Pokemon fan to wake up than having cute little Pikachu by your bedside?
If this wasn’t already cute enough, shaking the alarm clock will make Pikachu go “Pi-Kat-Chu!”. Give your trusty sidekick a pat on the back and it will respond in kind with two different Pika-calls too!
2. Crystal Puzzle Pikachu
Get it from Rakuten for only: $47.34
Price after cashback: $44.97
If an annoyingly cute Pikachu alarm clock doesn’t sit well with you, this ethereal version of everyone’s favourite shock-hamster will surely mesmerise you. Comprising of just 29 pieces, this Pikachu Crystal Puzzle is ideal for Pokemon fans of all ages. At just 20 cm in height with a base for display, all you’ll need is an aptly positioned lighting and this crystal puzzle will make a dazzling addition to your Pokemon collection!
3. Pokemon Ash Child Dress-up Costume
Get it from Rakuten from only: $20.00
Price after cashback: $19.00
When it comes to being the very best, which trainer to better emulate than the legendary boy-who-never-grows-up Ash Ketchum himself? Let your little tykes embark on their very own Pokemon adventure by stepping into the shoes of the ubiquitous young firebrand, with a costume so immaculate and eye-catching, they’ll surely steal the show at any costume party too!
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4. Tenyo Miracle Magic 20 Pokemon XY
Get it from Rakuten for only: $67.98
Price after cashback: $64.58
Catching Pokemon is child’s play with a master ball, but what about summoning Pokemon, conjuring Pokemon illusions or making Pokemon disappear? For sleight-of-hand and magic trick poke-enthusiasts, this Tenyo Miracle Magic Pokemon set includes 20 magic tricks you can impress your friends with. Slow with your hands? This set also comes with a DVD tutorial/commentary so budding magicians can have a go at it too!
5. Tenyo Mysterious Candy Pokemon
Get it from Rakuten for only: $50.53
Price after cashback: $48.00
Another magical trinket from Tenyo, the pages of this children’s drawing book comes printed with a mess of colourful “mystery” candies which mysteriously (hence the namesake) conjure up real sweets when the book is tapped or shaken. Just as mysterious as the rare candies in the Pokemon series.
6. Pokemon Team Rocket Hot Air Balloon Plushie
Meowth, James and Jessie aren’t exactly an adorable bunch, but you must confess, this plushie is irresistibly cute! While the hot air balloon basket seems like a rather dull attachment, the Meowth balloon is simply beckoning to be squeezed and hugged. Who knew Team Rocket could pull off their cute charm too?
7. Pokemon Zekrom/Reshiram Jigsaw Puzzle
Get it from Rakuten for only: $39.40
Price after cashback: $37.43
From getting hopelessly lost in the Seafoam Islands to tossing a ridiculous amount of Pokeballs, any Pokemon fan would surely know the thrill of finding (and the frustration of catching) elusive legendary Pokemon. With this kid-friendly 15-piece jigsaw puzzle, even the little ones can meet the greatest of the greats face-to-face! Featuring the legendary duo from the Pokemon Black/White series, this well-designed and simple puzzle will leave even more mature Pokemon fans in awe.
8. Pita Poke Harimaron/Chespin
Get it from Rakuten for only: $42.98
Price after cashback: $40.83
If you’re the type of trainer who likes to catch and collect ‘em all, this Pita Poke Harimaron/Chespin set is just for you! A base and mini suction cups make this set ideal for display, and even better, the bases can be joined to other Pita Poke sets to create your very own Pokemon community! Other sets include all evolutions of Eevee, Dedenne, Lilligant, Pancham, Pikachu, Tepig and Froakie.
9. Band Aid Waterproof tape w/ Pokemon characters (20 pc)
Get it from Rakuten for only: $5.04
Price after cashback: $4.79
Kids don’t take well to plain ol’ waterproof tape, but with Pokemon Band-Aids, they’ll be clamouring for a plaster anytime! Featuring familiar Pokemon from Generation IV, each plaster comes printed with either Pikachu, any of the three starter Pokemon as well as a selection of legendary Pokemon. If putting on a Pokemon plaster is too awkward for a grown-up like you, this Band-Aid is still worth a buy – every series is retired after a while, making previous Pokemon Band-Aids rather rare collector’s merchandise.
10. Pokemon X Assorted Nanoblocks
Get it from Rakuten from only: $16.90
Price after cashback: $16.06
If you also happen to be a Minecraft or Lego fan, Pokemon X Nanoblocks will surely give you the inspiration you need for you next Poke-creation! Small and compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand, each Pokemon Nanoblock figurine comprises little lego-like bricks which are easy to handle despite their size. Pokemon Nanoblocks include Mewtwo, Charmander, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Charizard and Gengar – be sure to catch ‘em all!
Whether it’s crystal puzzles, mysterious magic trick sets or building bricks, Pokemon remains a favourite with just about everyone. To passionate stalwarts and the younger generation of new fans, one thing’s for sure – there’s still a whole new world of Pokemon out there, and it’s just going to get even bigger!
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