Replica Pokemon Love Ball Arrives Just In Time For Valentine's Day
Pokemon collectables go incredibly hard, and even when they don't, fans will be all over them. Because they're Pokemon, so obviously.
Aside from being an immensely influential anime and the most popular video game franchise in history, Pokemon is an absolute merchandising powerhouse.
We needn't look further than the Pokemon Center - the store that has begun to spread outside of Japan that stocks exclusive Pokemon merchandise.
The Pokemon Center is packed to the brim with trading cards, plushies, and figures. And now, a fancy collectable has dropped... just in time for Valentine's Day.
Pokemon's Love Ball Is Perfect For Valentine's Day
Though we don't need a single day to celebrate our love of each other (how dorky of us), there's no better time than the run-up to Valentine's Day to pick up a brand-new Pokemon collectable.
Pokeball replicas certainly aren't a new phenomenon, with the $99 £100 display items making The Pokemon Company some serious bank, but few are better gifts than the new Love Ball.
Introduced alongside Gold & Silver in Gen 2, the Love Ball was a new variant that helped you catch Pokemon of an opposite gender to the player's. These days, it can be used to show your love to that special someone.
Wand Company's latest offering comes with a die-cast shell, but this ball is different from the others. The Pokemon Center's Love Ball is a collectable that's designed to react to motion and touch, with light sequences flowing through it when held and activated from its front button.
Where Can I Buy The Love Ball Pokeball Replica?
Right now, you can pick up the new Love Ball replica directly from the Pokemon Center, and given that the other replicas come in at the same price, this is a pretty great deal considering the new light sequences.
Imagining that these will sell out pretty quickly and soon appear on scalping sites, take note that you're limited to two Love Balls per customer.
Unlike a generic Luvdisc plushy, the Pokemon Love Ball replica is incredibly charming, and if your loved one is as big a Pokefan as you are, then there are few better ways to show them your affection.