The Pokémon Company International and The Wand Company are collaborating on the first-ever die-cast Poke Ball replica series – featuring the Poke Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball and Premier Ball – for launch in 2021.
The replica comes equipped with proximity-sensing technology that makes the Poke Balls glow when fans are nearby or pressing the button to brings it to life.
“The Poké Ball is an iconic part of the Pokémon franchise, and we are thrilled to work with The Wand Company to re-create the Poké Ball as a high-quality collectible for our fans,” says Amy Sachtleben, director of licensing at The Pokémon Company International. “The Wand Company is known for their innovative designs and world-class manufacturing, making them the perfect partner to bring this vision to life.”
The collectible rendition of the Pokémon brand icon was celebrated during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a trainer presenting the new collectible to the crowds for the first time.
“Working on such an iconic property as Pokémon is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for The Wand Company team,” says Chris Barnardo, chief executive officer, The Wand Company. “It’s been such an exciting development and we look forward to sharing our gorgeous Poké Ball series with fans everywhere.”
The product is available for pre-order now – arriving to fans on Pokémon Day, Feb. 27, 2021 – via Zavvi, Forbidden Planet and other retailers.