Tomy Figures – Gen I (Kanto Region)

Tomy Pikachu comparison

Set:  Pocket Monster Collection / MonCollé / MonCollé-Ex

Company: Tomy / Takara Tomy / T-Arts / Auldey

Year: 1999+

Size: +/- 5 cm

Main distribution: Worldwide


The Pocket Monster Collection, MonCollé, MonCollé-Ex or simply Tomy figures are small figures that are highly collectable. The series has been running from the 90s and is still running now. They have been distributed worldwide and have seen various releases and re-releases in various packs. They come often in “toy sets” and are therefor generally found in generic toy stores and supermarkets instead of the more niche geek shops. In Japan these figures come also in stand alone packs.

In this blog post you’ll find all the Gen I / Kanto region Pokémon, people and accessories I own. These releases span from the very first ones to the recent ones.

The very first figures of Gen I are my favourite. I’m still trying to catch them all. When Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sun & Moon came out, Gen I got a reboost and new figures were released. I have sorted them below; First the Pokémon by Pokédex number, then the people and lastly accessories.

The figures I currently own are below. All photo’s are my own of my own figures and no stock photos were used. They are shot in natural light, mostly right after sunrise and right before sunset or on a cloudy day, to avoid harsh light and shadows. As you can see, not all my figures are in perfect condition.

At the very bottom I’ll also post some packaging of the figures.

List with links to the Pokémon below:

List with links to the people below:

  • Ash
  • Misty
  • Brock
  • Jessie
  • James
  • Nurse Joy

Accessories:


#001 Bulbasaur

Tomy Bulbasaur

This Bulbasaur is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its chin. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#001 Bulbasaur – Concept Art

*Picture coming soon*

Bulbasaur Ken Sugimori

This Bulbasaur is from the 90s. It was posed after Ken Sugimori’s art. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand online.

#001 Bulbasaur – Alternative pose
Tomy Bulbasaur 2nd release
This Bulbasaur was released in 2004. It has a nice gloss over it.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK.

The branding is on his bum in dented font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2004 TOMY MADE IN CHINA. On his bottom is printed in white D2613 LKT01.

#002 Ivysaur – Alternative pose

Tomy Ivysaur 2nd release

This Ivysaur was released in 2008. It has a nice gloss over it.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK.

The branding is on his bottom in dented font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2008 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#003 Venusaur

Tomy Venusaur

This Venusaur is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

He has a hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its chin. In dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY CHINA.

#003 Venusaur – Alternative pose

Tomy Venusaur 2nd release

This Venusaur was released in 2007. It has a nice gloss over it.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK.

The branding is on his bottom in dented font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2007 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#004 Charmander

Tomy Charmander

This Charmander is from the 90s. It has a much darker, redder colour to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#004 Charmander – Concept Art

*Picture coming soon*

Charmander Ken Sugimori

This Charmander is from the 90s. It was posed after Ken Sugimori’s art. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand online.

#004 Charmander – Alternative pose

Tomy Charmander 2nd release

This Charmander was released in 2004. It has a nice gloss over it.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2004 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#004 Charmander – Battle pose

Tomy Charmander Fightpose

This Charmander was released in 2017. It is a matt figure.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Throw ‘N’ Pop” with a spring-loaded Great Ball from the Pokémon Go merchandise boom which I purchased in 2017 in the UK at Smyths.

He has a small hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

The branding is on his back in raised font and says: ©2017 The Pokémon Company International / Nintendo TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK.

#005 Charmeleon

Tomy Charmeleon

This Charmeleon is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#005 Charmeleon – Alternative pose

Tomy Charmeleon 2nd release

This Charmeleon was released in 2008. It has a nice gloss over it.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2008 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#006 Charizard – Alternative pose

Tomy Charizard 2nd release

This Charizard was released in 2007. It has a nice gloss over it.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK.

The branding is spread across his wings and back in dented font. On the left wing it says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon. On the right wing it says: MADE IN CHINA. On his back it says: 2007 TOMY.

#007 Squirtle

Tomy Squirtle

This Squirtle is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back, on the bottom of the shield. In dented font it has MADE IN CHINA © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY.

#008 Wartortle

Tomy Wartortle

This Wartortle is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#009 Blastoise

Tomy Blastoise

This Blastoise is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back on the bottom of its shell. In dented font it has CHINA © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY. There is a hole in its bottom.

#010 Caterpie

Tomy Caterpie

This Caterpie is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#011 Metapod

Tomy Metapod

This Metapod is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Butterfree, battle discs and a Master Ball  in the classic Red and Blue packaging which I bought as a kid.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#012 Butterfree

Tomy Butterfree

This Butterfree is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Metapod, battle discs and a Master Ball  in the classic Red and Blue packaging which I bought as a kid.

The branding is on its right wing. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#013 Weedle

Tomy Weedle

This Weedle is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the back of its head. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#016 Pidgey

Tomy Pidgey

This Pidgey is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Pidgeot, battle discs and a Master Ball  in the classic Red and Blue packaging which I bought as a kid.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#018 Pidgeot

Tomy Pidgeot

This Pidgeot is from the 90s and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Pidgey, battle discs and a Master Ball  in the classic Red and Blue packaging which I bought as a kid.

The branding is on its head feathers and back. On his feathers it says in dented font © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J MADE IN CHINA. On his back it has in dented font TOMY.

#019 Rattata

Tomy Rattata

This Rattata is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Raticate, battle discs and a Master Ball  in the classic Red and Blue packaging which I bought as a kid.

The branding is on its belly. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#020 Raticate

Tomy Raticate

This Raticate is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Rattata, battle discs and a Master Ball  in the classic Red and Blue packaging which I bought as a kid.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA. On his bottom is a small raised 3.

#021 Spearow

Tomy Spearow

This Spearow is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the back of his head and butt. His head says in dented font AULDEY TOMY. His butt has © 任天堂 MADE IN CHINA.

#023 Ekans

Tomy Ekans

This Ekans is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand online.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

Mine is sadly missing the tip of its tail.

#024 Arbok

Tomy Arbok

This Arbok is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the back of its head. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#025 Pikachu

Tomy Pikachu

This Pikachu is from the 90s. It has a white airbrushed look on its nose and tip of tail.

It came in a Pokémon Trainers pack including Ash, a Pokéball and battle disc in the classic Red and Blue packaging, which I bought as a kid.

The branding is on the bottom of its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 /C/G. Below it it says: TOMY CHINA. There is a hole in its bottom.

#025 Pikachu – Victory pose

Tomy Victory Chu

This Pikachu is from the 90s. It came in a set of 3 Pikachu in different poses. It has a white airbrushed look on its nose and tip of tail.

I bought it in a 3-pack with other Pikachu as a kid in a collector’s store in Roermond, the Netherlands. The owner has retired and closed shop in 2016.

The branding is on its back. In raised font it has © 任天堂. Below it in dented font it says: AULDEY, TOMY MADE IN CHINA. There is a small raised 1 hidden under its tail.

#025 Pikachu – Curious pose

Tomy Curious Chu

This Pikachu is from the 90s. It came in a set of 3 Pikachu in different poses. It has a white airbrushed look on its nose and tip of tail.

I bought it in a 3-pack with other Pikachu as a kid in a collector’s store in Roermond, the Netherlands. The owner has retired and closed shop in 2016.

The branding is on its back. In raised font it has © 任天堂. Below it in dented font it says: AULDEY, TOMY MADE IN CHINA. There is a small raised 1 hidden under its tail.

#025 Pikachu – Shock pose

Tomy Shock Chu

This Pikachu is from the 90s. It came in a set of 3 Pikachu in different poses. It has a white airbrushed look on its nose and tip of tail.

I bought it in a 3-pack with other Pikachu as a kid in a collector’s store in Roermond, the Netherlands. The owner has retired and closed shop in 2016.

The branding is on its back. In raised font it has © 任天堂. Below it in dented font it says: AULDEY, TOMY MADE IN CHINA. There is a small raised 2 hidden under its tail.

#025 Pikachu – Surfing

Tomy Pikachu Surfing

This Pikachu is from around 2000. It came as a standalone. It has a white airbrushed look on its nose and tip of tail. It stands on a pastel pink surfboard.

I bought it as a kid in a collector’s store in Roermond, the Netherlands. The owner has retired and closed shop in 2016.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA. There is a small raised mirrored 2 hidden on his bottom.

This is my favourite. 🙂

#025 Pikachu – Alternative pose

Tomy Pikachu 2nd release

I bought this Pikachu secondhand online from a legit seller, so I’m unsure which pack he came in, but I think he’s from the early 2000s. Pikachu has the newer, more streamlined anime look to him. It has a nice gloss over it.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says ©Nintendo · C · G · T · E · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#025 Pikachu – Happy pose

Tomy Happy Chu

This Pikachu was released in 2006. It has a nice gloss over it.

It came in a Versus pack with Riolu from the Pokémon Black & White series.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2006 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#025 Pikachu – Running

Tomy Pikachu Running

This Pikachu was released in 2005. It has a nice gloss over it.

It came in a Versus pack with Kyurem from the Pokémon Black & White series.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2005 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#025 Pikachu – Waving pose

Tomy Wave Chu

This Pikachu came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK. It has a nice gloss over it.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says: ©Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA. On the back of his head is printed in white D2613 LKT01.

#025 Pikachu – Alternative pose 2

Tomy Pikachu 3rd release

This Pikachu came in a toy pack “Catch ‘N’ Return” with a stand and a Quick Ball that would roll forward, knock the Pokémon from the stand and catch it and then roll back, from the Pokémon Black & White series which I purchased in 2015 I believe in the Netherlands at Kruidvat. It has a nice gloss over it. Pikachu’s looks have updated again, and is now even slimmer.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#025 Pikachu – Dreamy pose

Tomy Dreamy Chu

This Pikachu came in a 4 Figure Gift Pack / multipack from the Pokémon X and Y line. I purchased it around 2013~2014 in the UK.

The branding is on its side in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY CHINA. On its tail is printed in orange G1014HM01.

#025 Pikachu – Sitting pose

Tomy Sitting Chu

This Pikachu came in a Versus pack with Darkrai from the Pokémon X&Y Series which I purchased in 2015 I think in the UK.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY CHINA. On its tail is printed in orange A0515HM01.

#025 Pikachu – Curled up pose

Tomy Pikachu Sleeping pose 1

This Pikachu was released in December 2013 in a Gashapon set ‘Good Night Friends’ with the Pokémon X & Y series. It is based on Hatsuyume, the first dream of the year which is supposed to tell the fortune for that year in Japanese culture. Around New Year sleeping Pokémon sets are usually released.

It has a similar pose as this plush.

I purchased it secondhand online.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM.

#025 Pikachu – Curled up pose (Pearly)

Tomy Pikachu Sleeping pose 1 pearly

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of the previous figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. Above it in the top right is printed in black TOMY.

#025 Pikachu – with leave (Pearly)

Tomy Pikachu with leave pearly

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of a Gashapon figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. On its bottom is printed in black TOMY.

#025 Pikachu – with Pecha Berry

Tomy Pecha Berry Chu

This Pikachu came in a serie of Gashapon.

I got it online from Japan.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-ARTS MADE IN VIETNAM.

#025 Pikachu – with Pecha Berry (Pearly)

Tomy Pecha Berry Chu 2

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of the previous figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. Above it is printed in black TOMY, and below it is printed in black I1815YE01.

#025 Pikachu – in love (Pearly)

Tomy Pikachu in love pearly

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of a Gashapon figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. Above it is printed in black TOMY.

#025 Pikachu – First Pump pose

Tomy Fist pump Chu

This Pikachu came in a serie of Gashapon.

I got it online from Japan.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-ARTS MADE IN VIETNAM.

#025 Pikachu – First Pump pose (Pearly)

Tomy Fist pump Chu pearly

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of the previous figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. On its bottom is printed in black TOMY.

#025 Pikachu – Screaming pose (Pearly)

Tomy Screaming Pikachu pearly

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of a Gashapon figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. On its bottom is printed in black TOMY.

#025 Pikachu – Ready pose (Pearly)

Tomy Ready Pikachu pearly

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of a Gashapon figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. Above it is printed in black TOMY.

#025 Pikachu – Relaxing pose (Pearly)

Tomy Pikachu Sleeping pose 2 pearly

This Pikachu was released in 2016 in a Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pack. There were 2 packs of 4 figures. It is pretty much a re-release of the previous figure, but with a shiny look to it.

I bought them in 2016 at Asda in the UK.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-Arts MADE IN VIETNAM. On the right of it is printed in black TOMY, and on the left of it is printed in black I1815YE01.

#025 Pikachu – with Satoshi’s hat (Unova Region)

Tomy Gen V hat Chu

This Pikachu came in a serie of Gashapon. I got it online from Japan. He is wearing Ash / Satoshi’s hat from the Black & White or Best Wishes serie which is in the Unova Region with Gen V Pokémon.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-ARTS MADE IN VIETNAM.

#025 Pikachu – with Satoshi’s hat (Kalos Region) (Japanese)

Tomy Gen VI hat Chu

This Pikachu is MonCollé MC.069 from Takara Tomy. It came in a standalone pack from Japan which I bought on HLJ. He is wearing Ash / Satoshi’s hat from the X&Y serie which is in the Kalos Region with Gen VI Pokémon.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY. On his bottom is printed in grey CHINA.

#025 Pikachu – Battle pose (Japanese)

Tomy Pikachu Battle pose JPN

This Pikachu is MonCollé MC.070 from Takara Tomy. It came in a standalone pack from Japan which I bought on HLJ. In the UK this comes in a multipack and the figure is mirrored.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©2015 Pokémon / Nintendo TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ UK. On its belly is printed in black ©Nintendo / Pokémon.

#025 Pikachu – Sleeping pose

Tomy Pikachu Sleeping pose 4

This Pikachu was released in December 2015 in a Gashapon set ‘Good Night Friends’ with the Pokémon X & Y series. It is based on Hatsuyume, the first dream of the year which is supposed to tell the fortune for that year in Japanese culture. Around New Year sleeping Pokémon sets are usually released.

I bought it online from Japan.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-ARTS MADE IN VIETNAM.

#025 Pikachu – Thunder pose

Tomy Pikachu Thunder

This Pikachu is doing it’s classic Thunder attack. It is a matt figure.

This specific one came in a double pack with Popplio from the Sun & Moon series which I purchased in 2018 in the UK.

The branding is on his tail in raised font and says © Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY. On its bottom is printed in grey EX2 5AZ, UK T19175 D0717HM00. On its right foot on the bottom is printed in a lighter grey CHINA.

#025 Pikachu – Angry pose

Tomy Angry Chu

Angry Pikachu was released in 2015 and came in various packs. This specific one came in a double pack from the Sun & Moon series which I purchased in 2018 in the UK. It is a matt figure.

The branding is on his tail in raised font and says ©2015 Pokémon / Nintendo TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ UK.

#025 Pikachu – Alternative Battle pose 

Tomy Pikachu Battle pose 2

This Pikachu came in a Versus toy pack and included Mudkip from the Pokémon Go merchandise boom which I purchased in 2017 in the UK. It is a matt figure.

He has a small hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

The branding is on his tail in raised font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY CHINA. Under his tail is printed in white E2815LE102 T18446.

#025 Pikachu – Alternative Battle pose 2

Tomy Pikachu Walking

This Pikachu was released in 2016 and came in a Versus toy pack that included Hoopa (Confined) from the Pokémon Go merchandise boom which I purchased in 2017 in the UK. It is a matt figure.

He has a small hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

The branding is on his tail in raised font and says: ©2016 Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK.

#025 Pikachu – Alternative Battle pose 3

Tomy Pikachu Battle pose 3

This Pikachu was released in 2017 and came in a Versus toy pack that included Noibat from the Pokémon Go merchandise boom which I purchased in 2017 in the UK. It is a matt figure.

He has a small hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

The branding is spread across his tail and bum in raised font. On the tail it says: ©2017 The Pokémon Company International / Nintendo. On his bum it says: TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK. Printed below that in black is: K1516 WCG01 T18653.

#025 Pikachu – Alternative Battle pose 4

This Pikachu was released in 2016 and came in a Throw ‘N’ Pop toy pack that included a Great Ball from the Pokémon Sun & Moon merchandise line which I purchased in 2018 in the UK. It is a matt figure.

He has a small hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

The branding is spread across his tail in raised font. On the tail it says: ©2016 Pokémon / Nintendo TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK.

#025 Pikachu – Dozing

Tomy Pikachu Sleeping pose 5

This Pikachu was released in December 2017 in a Gashapon set ‘Good Night Friends’ with the Pokémon Sun & Moon series. It is based on Hatsuyume, the first dream of the year which is supposed to tell the fortune for that year in Japanese culture. Around New Year sleeping Pokémon sets are usually released.

I bought it in a shop in Newcastle in the UK in 2017.

The branding is on its bottom in raised font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon T-ARTS MADE IN VIETNAM.

#025 Pikachu – Z Move pose

Tomy Pikachu Z Move

This Pikachu came in a Versus toy pack that included Salandit from the Pokémon Sun & Moon line which I purchased in 2018 in the UK. It is a matt figure.

The branding is on his tail in raised font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY. Printed below that in grey it says CHINA.

#025 Pikachu – sleeping with Satoshi’s hat (Alola Region)

Tomy Gen VII hat Chu

This Pikachu is MonCollé-Ex EMC.025 from Takara Tomy. It came in a standalone pack from Japan which I bought in the Travelling Man in the UK. He is sleeping on his belly and wearing Ash / Satoshi’s hat from the Sun&Moon serie which is in the Alola Region with Gen VII Pokémon.

The branding is on its tail in raised font and says ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY.

#026 Raichu

Tomy Raichu

This Raichu is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

The branding is on his butt and under his foot. On his butt, in dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY. Under his right foot it says MADE IN CHINA.

#026 Raichu – Alternative pose

Tomy Raichu 2nd release

This Raichu came in a toy pack “Evolution line” with its evolutions from the Pokémon Black & White line which I purchased in 2013~2014 in the UK. It has a nice gloss over it. Its tail is stuck to its hip.

The branding is on his back in dented font and says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#028 Sandslash

Tomy Sandslash

This Sandslash is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its tail and bottom. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J under his left foot. It has in dented font TOMY on the left side of its tail. And under his right foot is says in dented font MADE IN CHINA.

#030 Nidorina

Tomy Nidorina

This Nidorina is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is spread across its back legs and tail. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J on the back of its back right leg. It has in dented font TOMY on the bottom of its tail. And on the back of its back left leg it says in dented font MADE IN CHINA.

#032 Nidoran ♂

Tomy Nidoran M

This Nidoran ♂ is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is spread across its hind legs. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY on the side of its back right leg. It has in dented font MADE IN CHINA on the side of its back left leg.

#034 Nidoking

Tomy Nidoking

This Nidoking is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

There is a hole in its bottom, assuming to attach to some playset.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Gyarados, Dragonite, Mew and Growlithe.

The branding is spread across its tail and right back leg. In dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY on its tail. It has in raised font CHINA on the side of its back right leg.

#035 Clefairy

Tomy Clefairy

This Clefairy is a re-release, probably from 2017, and came in a Versus toy pack with Pikipek from the Sun & Moon series which I purchased in 2018 in the UK. It is a matt figure, and the same mold as the original one from the 90s.

The branding is on its bottom (unlike the old figure) and in raised font it reads © Nintendo / Pokémon TOMY. In black it has printed below that CHINA F1917WCCG01 T19181.

#036 Clefable

Tomy Clefable

This Clefable is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the back of its head. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#039 Jigglypuff

Tomy Jigglypuff

This Jigglypuff is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

There is a hole in its bottom, assuming to attach to some playset.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · CR · GF · TX · SP · JK TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#040 Wigglytuff

Tomy Wigglytuff

This Wigglytuff is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#044 Gloom

Tomy Gloom

This Gloom is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#045 Vileplume

Tomy Vileplume

This Vileplume is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is spread across on the bottom of the mushroom cap. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J at the front and TOMY MADE IN CHINA at the back.

#048 Venonat

Tomy Venonat

This Venonat is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#050 Diglett

Tomy Diglett

This Diglett is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the bottom of its base. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#051 Dugtrio

Tomy Dugtrio

This Dugtrio is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the bottom of its base. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#052 Meowth

Tomy Meowth

This Meowth is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the back of his head. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#052 Meowth – Battle pose

Tomy Meowth Fightpose

This Meowth was released in 2016. It is a matte figure.

This specific one came in a Battlepack versus Pancham from the Pokémon Go merchandise boom. I purchased him in 2018.

He has a small hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

The branding is on the back of his head in raised font and says: ©2016 Pokémon / Nintendo TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK.

#054 Psyduck

Tomy Psyduck

This Psyduck is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#055 Golduck

Tomy Golduck

This Golduck is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is spread across on the back of its head, its back and on its bottom. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J on his head and TOMY on his back. Under his right foot is says in dented font MADE IN CHINA.

#056 Mankey

Tomy Mankey

This Mankey is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Primeape, battle discs and a Master Ball.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#057 Primeape

Tomy Primeape

This Primeape is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Mankey, battle discs and a Master Ball.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#058 Growlithe

Tomy Growlithe

This Growlithe is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Gyarados, Dragonite, Mew and Nidoking.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#058 Growlithe – Alternative pose

Tomy Growlithe

This Growlithe was released in 2017. It is a matte figure. It uses the same mold as the old one, so this could be considered a re-release.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Clip ‘N’ Carry” with a Premier Ball you could clip on a belt from the Pokémon Sun & Moon series which I purchased in 2017 at Tesco in the UK.

The branding is on his bottom in raised font and says: ©Nintendo/Pokémon TOMY with CHINA printed in black beneath it.

#060 Poliwag

Tomy Poliwag

This Poliwag is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand, but my boyfriend also had these and gifted them to me.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#061 Poliwhirl

Tomy Poliwhirl

This Poliwhirl is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

He has a small hole in his bottom, assuming to attach him to some play set.

I purchased it secondhand, but my boyfriend also had these and gifted them to me.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#062 Poliwrath

Tomy Poliwrath

This Poliwrath is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand, but my boyfriend also had these and gifted them to me.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#063 Abra

Tomy Abra

This Abra is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#065 Alakazam

Tomy Alakazam

This Alakazam is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Togepi, Mewtwo, Staryu and Seel.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#066 Machop

Tomy Machop

This Machop is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#066 Machop – Alternative pose

Tomy Machop 2

This Machop was released in 2017. It is a matte figure. It uses the same mold as the old one, so this could be considered a re-release.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Clip ‘N’ Carry” with a Quick Ball you could clip on a belt from the Pokémon Sun & Moon series which I purchased in 2019 at B&M in the UK.

The branding is on the back of his head in raised font and says: ©Nintendo/Pokémon TOMY with CHINA printed in black beneath it.

#074 Geodude

Tomy Geodude

This Geodude is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#080 Slowbro

Tomy Slowbro

This Slowbro is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#083 Farfeth’d

Tomy Farfetch'd

This Farfetch’d is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the back of its head and on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY and on his back it has CHINA.

#084 Doduo

Tomy Doduo

This Doduo is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its butt. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#085 Dodrio

Tomy Dodrio

This Dodrio is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its butt. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#086 Seel

Tomy Seel

This Seel is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Togepi, Alakazam, Mewtwo and Staryu.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#096 Drowzee

Tomy Drowzee

This Drowzee is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Hypno, battle discs and a Master Ball.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#097 Hypno

Tomy Hypno

This Hypno is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Drowzee, battle discs and a Master Ball.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#099 Kingler

Tomy Kingler

This Kingler is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its bottom. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA. On the bottom of its base is an indented square, with a raised font that says MADE IN CHINA.

#102 Exeggcute

Tomy Exeggcute

This Exeggcute is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its bottom spread over 2 eggs. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J on one egg, and TOMY MADE IN CHINA on another egg.

#104 Cubone

Tomy Cubone

This Cubone is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back spread on both sides. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J on one side, and TOMY CHINA on the other side.

#104 Cubone – Battle pose

Tomy Cubone Fightpose

This Cubone was released in 2016. It is a matte figure.

This one came in a Sun & Moon multipack or Throw ‘N’ Pop I believe. I purchased it in 2018 secondhand online.

The branding is on the back of its skull in raised font. It says: ©2016 Pokémon / Nintendo TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK.

#105 Marowak

Tomy Marowak

This Marowak is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back spread on its head and back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J on its head, and TOMY MADE IN CHINA on its back.

#107 Hitmonchan

Tomy Hitmonchan

This Hitmonchan is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#108 Lickitung

Tomy Lickitung

This Lickitung is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand online.

The branding is on the back of its tongue. In raised font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#109 Koffing

Tomy Koffing

This Koffing is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

This one came in a pack with James from Team Rocket.

The branding is below its base. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#110 Weezing

Tomy Weezing

This Weezing is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Tangela, battle discs and a Master Ball.

The branding is below its base. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#113 Chansey

Tomy Chansey

This Chansey is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#114 Tangela

Tomy Tangela

This Tangela is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Weezing, battle discs and a Master Ball.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#116 Horsea

Tomy Horsea

This Horsea is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Seadra, battle discs and a Master Ball which I purchased as a kid.

The branding is on its back spread on its head and back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY on its head, and MADE IN CHINA on its back.

#117 Seadra

Tomy Seadra

This Seadra is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Horsea, battle discs and a Master Ball which I purchased as a kid.

The branding is on its back spread across its wings. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY on its left wing, and MADE IN CHINA on its right wing.

#118 Goldeen

Tomy Goldeen

This Goldeen is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Seaking, battle discs and a Master Ball which I purchased as a kid.

The branding is on the bottom of its tail. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#119 Seaking

Tomy Seaking

This Seaking is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Goldeen, battle discs and a Master Ball which I purchased as a kid.

The branding is on the back of its right tail fin. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#120 Staryu

Tomy Staryu

This Staryu is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Togepi, Alakazam, Mewtwo and Seel.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J MADE IN CHINA TOMY.

#121 Starmie

Tomy Starmie

This Starmie is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#122 Mr. Mime

Tomy Mr Mime

This Mr. Mime is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand online.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#123 Scyther

Tomy Scyther

This Scyther is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

At 5.5 cm it is the highest Tomy figure. It is also the only Tomy figure that comes in parts / is pose-able, as the arms can be taken of and moved.

I purchased it secondhand online.

The branding is on the back of its right wing. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#125 Electabuzz

Tomy Electabuzz

This Electabuzz is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand online.

The branding is on its back. In raised font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#130 Gyarados

Tomy Gyarados

This Gyarados is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Dragonite, Mew, Growlithe and Nidoking.

The branding is on its right side. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY. In raised font above it it says CHINA.

#131 Lapras

Tomy Lapras

This Lapras is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on the bottom of its fins. In dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY under its right fin, and MADE IN CHINA under its left fin.

#132 Ditto – Alternative pose

Tomy Ditto

This Ditto was released in 2017. It is a matte figure.

This one came in a Sun & Moon multipack or Throw ‘N’ Pop I believe. I purchased it in 2018 secondhand online.

The branding is on its back in raised font. It says: ©2017 The Pokémon Company International / Nintendo TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK.

#133 Eevee

Tomy Eevee

This Eevee is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Flareon, battle discs and a Master Ball which I purchased as a kid.

The branding is on its back and tail. In dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G on its back, TOMY below its tail and MADE IN CHINA on the tail.

#133 Eevee – Alternative pose

Tomy Eevee

This Eevee was released in 2017. It is a matte figure.

This one came in a Sun & Moon multipack or battlepack I believe. I purchased it in 2018 secondhand online.

The branding is on both sides of its tail in raised font. On the left it says: ©2017 The Pokémon Company International Nintendo. And on the right it says: TOMY CHINA EX2 5AZ, UK.

#134 Vaporeon

Tomy Vaporeon

This Vaporeon is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#134 Vaporeon – Alternative pose

Tomy Vaporeon 2nd release

This Vaporeon was released in 2007. It has a nice gloss over it.

This specific one came in a toy pack “Catch ‘N’ Return” with a stand and a Great Ball that would roll forward, knock the Pokémon from the stand and catch it and then roll back, from the Pokémon Black & White series which I purchased in 2015 I believe in the Netherlands at Kruidvat.

The branding is on its side in dented font. It says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2007 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#135 Jolteon

Tomy Jolteon

This Jolteon is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its butt. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY CHINA.

#136 Flareon

Tomy Flareon

This Flareon is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Battle Figures pack that included Eevee, battle discs and a Master Ball which I purchased as a kid.

The branding is on its back and on the bottom. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY on its back, and MADE IN CHINA on its bottom.

#136 Flareon – Alternative pose

Tomy Flareon 2nd release

This Flareon was released in 2005. This specific one came in a toy pack “Catch ‘N’ Return” with a stand and a Premier Ball that would roll forward, knock the Pokémon from the stand and catch it and then roll back, from the Pokémon Black & White series which I purchased in 2015 I believe in the Netherlands at Kruidvat. It has a nice gloss over it.

The branding is on its tail in dented font. It says: ©Nintendo / Pokémon 2005 TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#137 Porygon

Tomy Porygon

This Porygon is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its front and back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY on the front and MADE IN CHINA on the back.

#145 Zapdos

Tomy Zapdos

This Zapdos is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#146 Moltress

Tomy Moltress

This Moltress is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G. In raised font it has CHINA above this, and TOMY below it.

#147 Dratini

Tomy Dratini

This Dratini is from the 90s and is glossy.

I purchased it secondhand.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J TOMY MADE IN CHINA.

#149 Dragonite

Tomy Dragonite

This Dragonite is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Gyarados, Mew, Growlithe and Nidoking.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY. In raised font above it it says CHINA.

#150 Mewtwo

Tomy Mewtwo

This Mewtwo is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Togepi, Alakazam, Staryu and Seel.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY. In raised font above it it says CHINA.

#151 Mew

Tomy Mew

This Mew is from the 90s. It has an airbrushed look to it and is glossy.

It came in a Movie 5-pack with battle discs that included Gyarados, Dragonite, Growlithe and Nidoking.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © Nintendo · CR · GF · TX · SP · JK TOMY MADE IN CHINA.


Ash

It came in a Pokémon Trainers pack including Pikachu, a Pokéball and battle disc in the classic Red and Blue packaging, which I bought as a kid.
It has in an indented font Made in China under his left foot, and © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J 1998 TOMY under his right foot.

James

It came in a Pokémon Trainers pack including Koffing, a Pokéball and battle disc in the classic Red and Blue packaging, which I bought as a kid.
It has in an indented font Made in China under his left foot, and © 任天堂 · C · G · T · S · J 1998 TOMY under his right foot.


Pokédoll

Tomy Pokédoll

This Pokédoll is from the 90s and is glossy.

I got it in a lot that I purchased online back in 2011~2013.

This is my second favourite. 🙂

I believe it came in a pack with Clefable in Japan.

The branding is on its back. In dented font it has © 任天堂. Then in raised font it has AULDEY, TOMY. Below that it says in dented font MADE IN CHINA.

Pokéball

This Pokéball is from the 90s. It’s a simple ball that exists out of 2 halves that can be separated. The top red half is transparant.

The original concept had Pokémon in Gashapon-like balls, and these look very much like that. The game never clearly showed it, and the anime changed it however. It uses the same mold as the Masterball, therefor has 2 red circles on top.

There is a little attachment with a hole on the back. I’m guessing so you can add a string and attach it to your belt?

The branding is on the top in a circle. It reads © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY.

Great Ball – Throw ‘N’ Pop

This Great Ball was released in 2016 and came in a Throw ‘N’ Pop toy pack that included Pikachu / Charmander from the Pokémon Go / Sun & Moon series which I purchased in 2017 and 2018 in the UK at Smyths.

It’s a weird, spring-loaded ball that turns itself inside out with little pressure. The inside has stars on the sides, like a dice. The idea is you put a figure inside and fold the ball around it. Then you and your opponent “throw” the ball on a surface like a dice, and the figure will “pop” out. The one with the most stars on the top wins. Basically a dice game and the highest roll is the winner. The ball came with instructions.

The branding is on the inside. On one side it has in black printed text: T19111 J0516TTN05 / T19145 G0317TTN05. On another side is in raised font: ©2016 Pokémon / Nintendo TOMY MADE IN CHINA EX25AZ, UK.

Masterball

This Masterball is from the 90s. It’s a simple ball that exists out of 2 halves that can be separated. Both halves are transparant, apart from the pink circles on top.

The original concept had Pokémon in Gashapon-like balls, and these look very much like that. The game never clearly showed it, and the anime changed it however.

There is a little attachment with a hole on the back. I’m guessing so you can add a string and attach it to your belt?

The branding is on the top in a circle. It reads © 任天堂 / C / G TOMY.


The figures came in various packs and series.

In the 90s and most of the early Western merchandise, these came in figure packs with a classic red and blue packaging. A Pokémon came with their Trainer, or a 2 stage Pokémon came with balls, or a 3 stage Pokémon came with a plastic Gameboy that shot a Pokéball on a string, or they came in a 5 pack.

In Japan, they sell figures separate in the MonCollé collection. It has a black cardboard with a number, and the figure is behind plastic.

MonCollé 69 MonCollé 70

Later series are called MonCollé-Ex, and come with a blue cardboard with a number. The figure is behind plastic as well.

MonCollé-Ex

During the Pokémon Go craze, Tomy released a series with a blue packaging with a jumping / running Pikachu on it. These ran around 2015~2016.

Go Throw N Pop front

Above shows a Throw ‘N’ Pop pack. It came with a figure and a spring loaded Pokéball. There were also duo packs of these with 2 figures and 2 Pokéballs.

Go Throw N Pop back

The back showed a child playing with it as well as others in the line.

When Pokémon Sun & Moon got released, Tomy released a series with an orange (sun) and dark blue (moon) packaging with a jumping Pikachu. These ran around 2016~2018. Some of the previous figures of the blue packaging were in these as well.

S&M Clip N Carry Front

Above shows a Clip ‘N’ Carry. It came with a figure and a Pokéball that could be clipped on a belt. There was also a pack with several of these with a belt.

S&M Clip N Carry Back

The back showed a child playing with it as well as others in the line. They retail for around £10~12.

S&M Versus Pack

Above shows a Versus pack. It came with two figures and were posed for battle. The back showed others in the serie. They retailed for £7~10.

Sun & Moon Throw 'N' Pop

Above shows a Throw ‘N’ Pop pack again, this time with the Sun & Moon colours. It’s no longer called “Throw ‘N’ Pop” but simply the Pokémon + Pokéball names.
It came with a figure and a spring loaded Pokéball.

Sun & Moon Throw 'N' Pop back

The back showed a child playing with it as well as others in the line. The same photo is used as for the previous Pokémon Go line.

The Gashapon series came with a leaflet that portrayed the series.

Good Night Friends 2017Above shows the leaflet of the Good Night Friends 2017 set from Pokémon Sun & Moon.


The Tomy figures were one of the first Pokémon merchandise I could get my hands on as a kid. There wasn’t much in my home town and I was too young to travel to bigger cities. The Internet was also not really a thing yet, and definitely not at my home. I bought all I could find and tried to get them all, which till this day I have unsucceeded in. I then tried to focus on getting all the Pikachu.

With the release of Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sun & Moon, Gen I suddenly got a revive and Tomy released more Gen I figures again. I’ve been trying to catch em all, as the Tomy figures are still my favourite Pokémon figures. In 2019 Tomy lost the Pokémon license in the West. This makes it harder to get more Gen I figures as they would have to be imported from Japan.

I do find the first release from the 90s still the best. They look so unique with their airbrushed look and high gloss. It gave it more of a watercolour look which is closer to Ken Sugimori’s art. Over time, the Pokémon started to look more like their animated counterpart rather than the game, and the game itself started to look more like the animation as well. The figures lost their nice gloss, and feel cheaper because of it. I even feel their paint jobs are getting worse. Still, I love them.

The original Pokéballs are also so unique looking with their transparency. As someone who loves Gashapon, I would have loved the idea of these monsters in Gashapon balls. But I can see why this was changed.

My favourites to this day are surfing Pikachu and the Pokédoll.
The hidden surfing Pikachu mini-game in Pokémon Yellow I loved (despite the clear Excitebike clone) and the figure looks amazing. I bought it in one of my favourite shops in the early days when I was allowed to go to a “big” city.
At my local swimming pool was a gashapon machine with derpy fake Pokémons keychains in. Every week I was allowed to get one, and they were all horrible looking! One derpier than the other, barely recognisable as the Pokémon it was trying to represent sometimes. I’ve gotten rid of them since. But I also got the Pokédoll. It was so different looking from the other derps, like it actually looked good! I never saw any other Pokédoll merchandise so I loved it. I then found out it was based on a legit Tomy figure and I had to have it! But I never found it. And then I spotted it in a random figure lot for cheap. So I bought the lot, purely for this figure. I love it. And I kept the fake one as well. They are just so cute.

Gen I Tomy will always be the best Pokémon figures for me.


Got any more details / information you think I should add? Or did I get something wrong? Do you own any of these figures? Which one is your fav? Do you agree or disagree with my findings? Let me know in the comments below!

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