Official Poke Ball Replica Announced to Release on Pokemon Day
Pokemon fans can now pre-order the official poke ball they've wanted since their childhood but it doesn't come without its drawbacks.
I’m sure I can speak for every Pokemon fan that at some point, if not always we have always wanted an official replica of a Poke Ball. Well friends, after 24 long years the wait is finally over.
Officially licensed by The Pokemon Company, The Wand Company has announced the Diecast Poke Ball series showing off what looks to be the closest representation yet of a Poke Ball from the show and video game series. According to The Wand Company, “the dimensions, color, size, and weight of the Poke Balls have been officially approved by Pokemon.”
Each Poke Ball is encased in a sleek grey box which rises whenever the box is opened as if you’re receiving your very first pokemon. Under the ball is a multi-color LED light that adds even more flair to its presentation. Not only is it showcased beautifully, but it detects when a hand is near making the center of it glow like a pokemon is actually living inside. Included is a steel ring that can be used for displaying the poke ball outside of its box. Even more enticing, the ball is balanced so it can sit on a flat surface by itself without rolling off.
Despite the accuracy of this premium collectible, there are two significant factors that fans may be upset with. This particular Poke Ball cannot be open, nor should it be thrown. The Wand Company describes the poke ball as a “collector’s display piece,” and could hurt someone if used as a toy.
As an original Pokemon fan, this item is a dream come true. I can’t wait to get this myself to display it alongside my other Pokemon collectibles, and there’s even more to come. The company has already stated that there will be different kinds of Poke Balls release throughout 2021 (please make the GS Ball).
The Diecast Poke Ball is set to release on Pokemon Day, February 27, 2021. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it is possible that this is one of the many things The Pokemon Company is doing to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary next year. You can pre-order the Diecast Poke Ball through Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, Sideshow, and Zavvi for $99.99. Check out the video below for a better look at the Poke Ball in action.
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