It all started out innocently enough yesterday,
I went to Barnes & Noble to pick up a My Little
Pony Monopoly game which I'm saving for
Christmas and obviously I had planned to hit the
Toys 'R' Us across the street from the
I knew the Pokémon 3DS XL for X/Y was releasing
yesterday but I didn't...expect...
Tomy Pokémon X/Y merchandise is beginning to
flood the shelves of TRU! Silly me, I had no
idea the new merchandise would be out already, I
figured like in the past they'd set the stuff
out the same weekend as the game release which
is about 2 weeks off (I could've sworn Toywiz
had October shipment dates on their site, too).
Anyhow, there are new plush toys--I spotted
Pikachu, Bulbasaur and Chikorita in the smaller
size and Pikachu and Fennekin in the BIG size.
Just look at those fuzzy soft ears on Fennekin!
I'm thinking of naming mine "Gongitsune" (anime
fans might catch the reference). The two Toys
'R' Us stores I visited yesterday each received
one BIG Pika and one Fennekin so I feel quite
lucky to have caught mine. TRU also had new X/Y
figures, a series enclosed in display cases,
evolution series in display cases and 2 packs
without cases that included the starters paired
with an older generation Pokémon. There was a
battle arena play set, too. A visit to Pojo
sponsor Toywiz.com should give you an idea of
what is coming or already available, although I
don't think I saw pictures online yet. Alas, I
don't usually carry a camera into the stores or
have a fancy cellphone with one; but really, the
most jaw-dropping item was the big Fennekin, so
here's your picture, LOL.
Meijer received their shipment of the Tomy
Keldeo/winking Pikachu/shell-waving Oshawott
plush, BTW; Target seems to be restocking in
stores where they are carrying Pokémon toys. I
did not spot X/Y merchandise anywhere other than
TRU just yet but I'll keep my eyes open.
Now pardon me while I give "Gon" a big snuggle.
(For the curious, here's a brief Wiki article: