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January 30, 2024
Following the release of the Die-Cast Poké Ball replicas range, The Pokémon Company International and The Wand Company will expand the offering to include Mini Poké Ball replicas.
The first of five versions, the Mini Poké Ball Replica, will launch in February, followed by the Mini Great Ball, Mini Ultra Ball, Mini Cherish Ball and Mini Premier Ball as they are released throughout the year.
With the same display-grade, ultra-premium, precision die-cast metal construction as the full-size Poké Ball Replica, the Mini Poké Ball Replica is equipped with touch and proximity sensing technology. The Mini Poké Ball Replicas will also come with a new, touch-controlled, Mini-Poké-Ball-sensing display stand featuring an illuminated Pokémon logo and a multicolored glittering display ring. In addition, each Mini Poké Ball Replica will come with a collectible silver-plated token featuring different Pokémon silhouettes, which can be used as an alternative way to display the replica.
The line of full-size Poké Ball Replicas will continue to expand, with the Beast Ball Replica releasing in October. Trainers can also look forward to additional full-size Poké Ball and Mini Poké Ball Replicas launching in 2025.
“Each full-size Poké Ball has such a distinct and incredible beauty that we just had to create miniature versions that were inspired by Trainers’ carrying Poké Balls on their belts,” says Chris Barnardo, chief executive officer, The Wand Company.
“The Poké Ball is an iconic part of the Pokémon brand, and these replicas created in collaboration with The Wand Company have become a staple collectible for many Trainers around the world,” says Amy Sachtleben, senior director, licensing and promotions, The Pokémon Company International. “With the new Mini Poké Ball Replicas, fans can look forward to the same high quality and vivid detail they admire in the full-size replicas, but now exquisitely miniaturized to add a whole new dimension to their growing Pokémon collections.”
The Mini Poké Ball Replica will be available in February at Pokémon Center, the online destination for official Pokémon merchandise for Trainers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and other participating retailers worldwide.
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