Set: Metal Collection (various)
Size: 2+ cm
Main distribution: Japan
The Metal Collection is a series of metal figures all the way back from 1997 to the present day.
The figures come in various metal colours (Gen 1 also comes in full colours like green, purple etc.) and are about 2 cm big depending on character. Due to their metal material they have quite some weight to them.
Above is a height comparison next to a British Penny (left) and a Eurocent (right) to give an idea of size. Sorry, I didn’t have any nice looking coins at hand! ^^; These are slightly bigger than the Keshimon.
In their side is the brand engraved. It reads in indented font: © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J.
Although not as rare and sought after as the Keshimon, they can still be expensive. I’ve always wanted to collect these but they are hard to find. I only have 3 so far, and they aren’t in the best state, but will update this post with new ones as I get them.
Because I’m fairly new to collecting these, I actually don’t know much about them! I’m trying to gain Gen 1 Pokémon in mostly natural metal colours. Fans have given these metal colours specific names (gunmetal etc.), but I’m not sure which one is which so forgive me if I get them wrong!
I believe the first ones came out in 1997. I’m unsure how they were sold, if they came in sets etc. or what mine are from.
If anyone has any more information on these feel free to share it and I will add it!
Below is my collection so far.
I really like the metal figures. There is something old and retro about them and they don’t take up much space. I also love how heavy these feel. Makes it feel like you’re holding something expensive (and to be fair, they are! The weight also adds in shipping costs!).
Metal figures also seem much more “grown up” then coloured figures. They have a certain class and elegance to them in my opinion.
Hence I would love more of these guys!
I got these three from a fellow collector for a nice price due to their state. I’ve been on the lookout for others, although I prefer the Keshimon (small = cute!).
I’m sad how quick these oxidise and it’ll be hard to find some in good condition due to their age.
If you want to start collecting these too be advised they do cost a pretty penny and shipping costs can add up due to their weight. But I still think they are worth it!
Got any more details / information? Did I get something wrong? Do you own the same figures? Let me know in the comments below!