Set: Pokémon Figure Collection
Company: Tomy / Nintendo
Main distribution: United Kingdom
The Pokémon Figure Collection, also known as “Dome Figures” in the Pokémon community due to the dome shaped cases they are in, are small Pokémon figures on a round coloured base with a transparant dome over them. They were distributed in Gashapon machines and are official Nintendo licensed products. These were made by Tomy UK. They came in various parts or series.
The name is fairly non descriptive, simply being ‘Figure Collection’, so you mostly find these under “Dome Figures” or “Cased Figures”.
The bases come in various colours; blue, yellow, purple, pink, green etc. It is possible to find the same Pokémon on a different coloured base. I was not able to open them, but I also didn’t try very hard as I don’t want to break them. The domes are prone to scratches and breakage, so you can also find these figures loose on the second hand market. Both the dome and base have holes in them, assuming to prevent chocking should they be swallowed.
What’s cool about these is they also stack. On the bottom of the base is a small pin that fits in the hole on the top of the dome. Angled plastic on the bottom of the base also keeps it balanced on the round dome.
The branding is on the bottom of the base as well. It reads in raised font: TM&© 2000 Nintendo MADE IN CHINA.
The sets came out in various parts or series. I’m not sure how many were made, but there are definitely 6 as I have found the leaflet for Part 6. Each figure came with a leaflet that showed what series they were from and which others were in the set. On the back it explained how they come in their own display case and that they stack, as well as the legal information.
So far I found 6 series of 8 figures, totalling 48 figures. I have 14/48.
Part 1 exists out of 8 figures; #01 Bulbasaur, #04 Charmander, #25 Pikachu, #39 Jigglypuff, #113 Chansey, #131 Lapras, #132 Ditto and #133 Eevee.
I got 5/8; Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Lapras, Ditto and Eevee.
My Bulbasaur comes on a purple base, my Jigglypuff on a pink base, my Lapras on a blue base, my Ditto on a yellow base and my Eevee on a light blue base. The figures are all quite “retro” and chunky looking and are nicely painted.
Part 2 also exists out of 8 figures; #25 Pikachu, #37 Vulpix, #52 Meowth, #54 Psyduck, #79 Slowpoke, #116 Horsea, #151 Mew and Togepi.
Note how Togepi was so ‘new’ still he didn’t have a Pokédex number (#175) yet!
I got 7/8; Pikachu, Vulpix, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Horsea, Mew and Togepi .
My Pikachu comes on a blue base, my Vulpix on a purple base, Psyduck on a blue base, my Slowpoke on a yellow base, my Horsea on a blue base, my Mew comes on a yellow base and my Togepi comes on a blue base. The figures are all quite “retro” and chunky looking and are nicely painted.
Part 3 also exists out of 8 figures; #02 Squirtle, #25 Pikachu, #35 Clefairy, #86 Seel, #118 Goldeen, #129 Magikarp, #147 Dratini and Marill.
Note how Marill was so ‘new’ still he didn’t have a Pokédex number (#183) yet!
I got 2/8; Pikachu and Clefairy.
My Pikachu comes on a light blue base and my Clefairy comes on a pink base. These cases are quite scratched sadly, with Pikachu being in a worse condition and also has some chips in his base. The figures however still look great, are all quite “retro” and chunky looking and are nicely painted.
Part 4 also exists out of 8 figures but mostly the Trainers; Ash, Misty, #25 Pikachu, Togepi, Tracy, Prof. Oak, Joy and Jenny.
Note how Togepi was so ‘new’ still he didn’t have a Pokédex number (#175) yet!
What’s cool about this set is that the Trainers don’t get much merchandise so these are great!
I got 0/8.
Part 5 also exists out of 8 figures, this time including Team Rocket and newer Pokémon from Gen 2; #25 Pikachu, #182 Bellossom, James, #194 Wooper, #163 Hoot Hoot, Jessie, #172 Pichu and #239 Elekid.
These Pokémon debuted in the Pikachu movies accompanying Pokémon films 2 and 3 in the West.
I got 0/8.
Part 6 also existed out of 8 figures; #25 Pikachu, #172 Pichu, #173 Cleffa, #174 Igglybuff, #184 Azumarill, #188 Skiploom, #209 Snubbul and #242 Blissey.
It now no longer states the names but merely the Pokédex numbers. It features mostly Gen II Pokémon now, and also has the newer design for Pikachu.
I got 0/8.
Part 7 existed out of 12 figures; Ash (part 4), Misty (part 4), Tracy (part 4), Jenny (part 4), Joy (part 4), Jessie (part 5), James (part 5), #25 Pikachu (part 3), Prof. Oak (part 4), #86 Seel (part 3), #183 Marill (part 3) and #118 Goldeen (part 3).
All of these appear to be re-releases from previous parts.
I got 1/12; Pikachu.
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My Pikachu comes on a light blue base. The case is quite scratched sadly and also has some chips in his base. The figure itself however still looks great, is quite “retro” and chunky looking and nicely painted.
This part, simply called Humans, exist out of 8 figures again; Misty, #25 Pikachu, Ash, #175 Togepi, Joy, Jenny, Tracy and Prof. Oak.
This seems to be a re-release from part 4.
I got 0/8.
There is something nostalgic about these figures. They’re chunky looking in my opinion as a lot of early merchandise did back in the day. Also, it has the iconic chubby Pikachu, which I like.
I never saw these in my childhood. I got the Pikachu through a lot online from the Netherlands, and I liked the Chubbychu so I kept him. Couple years later when I moved to the UK, I started to see these more often. Which makes sense as Tomy UK distributed these, although I didn’t know it at the time. I knew they were Gashapon, but my boyfriend from the UK didn’t recall them at all.
I found the Clefairy in a game shop, who has a little section with secondhand stuff and sold me it for £2.
I then found another 5 from a seller in the UK as well, also sold for £2 each. He even had the leaflets (and Gashapon balls!) with them. Now I finally had some more info on them!
I found another lot in the Netherlands, but this never arrived. I was pretty devastated as it came with some Trainers from Part 4. Still not sure if it was a scam or not, but I got my money back at least.
The last lot of 7 I found locally in the UK, which doubled my collection. It was a bit pricey (£5 each, which is my max I’d spend on these) but I hadn’t seen many pop up lately and it was nice to get a bunch at once.
I like how the figures are in their own display cases, so they don’t get dusty and remain nice. I like how the cases stack, so they are cool to display. And I love the retro chubby look of the Pokémon. Overall, I really fell in love with these and I’m hoping to get many more! It’s also quite cool to find European merchandise.
As these were Gashapon in the UK, they probably retailed for £1 or £2, so getting them for that price is great. They are not that expensive to get in general (<5), so they are nice to collect when on a budget. If anyone is selling any I don’t have, especially for that price, I will probably buy!
If anyone has the leaflet from part 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or humans I also would be very interested to own. I have Part 2 double if anyone wants to trade as well.
Thanks to ArtsyAxolotl for the leaflet of part 5 image and Gabriel for the leaflet of part 7 and humans images. 🙂
I’m fairly certain this is all of them with the last few parts being re-releases, but if there’s more out there do let me know.
If you like retro or small figures, these series are really cute and easy to collect (not too expensive in general). They are also great to display!
If you’re more into larger or modern figures, give these a miss.
Got any more details / information? Did I get something wrong? Do you own the same figures? Let me know in the comments below!
10 thoughts on “Pokémon Figure Collection – Tomy”
Hey there! I just came across a lot on eBay with your missing part 5!! It has the leaflet and at least four of the figures from it! I purchased it already because I was after the Wooper one, but I want you to have the rest! Send me an email so we can coordinate! 🙂
Oh wow that’s so cool! I’ll email you. 🙂
Many years ago I contacted Tomy UK via email. I asked if they had control of their releases. Of older items. Because I wanted to know about this set 7. However, according to an employee, they don’t have that control and don’t know. I just found out there was another set. Because many years ago I saw a photo of an Englishman and in his collection he has James. A few years later I saw an ad on ebay for Jessie and Ekelik. I regretted not buying it for years. Because I always wanted to have all humans. Luckily I got them in a batch last year.
I’m also a big fan of chibi stamp pokemons. I have all of Kanto and I only need 6 of Johto to complete. The stamp 151 I have all from johto. I just miss Marill. If anyone has stamps 151 or chibi call me too.
So there is a part 7? I’ll have to do some digging. Good to know about James, that might help in the search.
I have 2 of the Hasbro Mystery Poké Pack figures which I think are from the stamps. So cool you got almost all of the stamps!
I have been trying to find out where these came from! As a kid in Canada, I remember playing with a Ditto, Mew, and a Vaporeon (I think?) all from this line of dome figures…but I have to wonder where I found them? It was definitely second hand but cool that they made it all the way over to Canada!
That’s really cool! I’ve only found them in Europe so far. Maybe someone brought them back to Canada or imported them?
I’ve never seen a Vaporeon before! Maybe it’s from that elusive part 5 I can’t find anything of haha.
Thanks for your comment. 🙂
I have the photo of the all 6 leaflet on my computer. I even have another photo of other leaflet that comes with more than 10 capsules or 12. I don’t remember the correct number.
It was like a re-release of some of the different sets. It has Jessie and James. I have them in my collection. But I believe that in addition to this relaunch with 10 or 12 capsules. There was also a part 7. Because I got a batch with 7 capsules that are not in any leaflet. A different pikachu, hoothoot, elekid, bellossom, wooper, jessie and James there should probably be 1 more.
Then I believe that after this 7th set, they re-released these 10 or 12 capsules with Jessie and James again, the other humans and a few pokemons.
In my collection I have set 1, 3, 4 complete. I believe that 7 is almost complete because 1 of the 8 would be missing.
If anyone wants to see pictures, send me an email.
Oh I’d love to see pictures 🙂
Will send you an email.
These are great 🙂 I was looking for info on the collection I’ve got. Nice review 🙂
BTW I think I’ve got 9 that you don’t have. Unfortunately I live in Poland.
I’ve got: Togepi; Goldeen; Ditto; Tracy; Ash; Squirtle; Horsea; Mew; Pikachu; Marill; Vulpix
Have a nice day 🙂
Thank you for your kind words. So cool you have some too.
I’d love to get them, but import costs are a bit steep. 🙁
Hope you have a nice day too!