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Loretta's Pokémon Toy Blog
September 10, 2014

Ionix Pokemon Building Brick Sets
Now Available at Toys 'R' Us!

Hi, Pojo,
While checking all three local Toys 'R' Us stores for Frozen holiday ornaments today, I finally stumbled upon the Pokémon building brick sets I'd seen in online photos from February's Toy Fair. Two of the three stores locally have them in the building brick aisle, hence, I'd not seen them sooner, despite looking there, and to be fair, they weren't displayed in a very prominent way at all. The only reason I found them is the one store, which I usually don't visit, but visited first today, happened to have them shelved with the Tomy Pokémon merchandise. A tip to holiday shoppers--most stores scatter merchandise, so if you're shopping for hot items *cough* Frozen *cough*, expect to look beyond the main display aisle if you want to actually see everything available. This is really annoying if you're limited to how much time you have to shop (I can tell you it takes HOURS of unpaid time for me to get my info; some lady I ran into at a store today was surprised how much I knew but it takes a lot of effort!).
Anyhow, have a picture. I snared the Ionix Pancham vs. Eevee, Fennekin, Ash and Pikachu Pokémon building brick sets--the boxes note "shapeshifting" and "works with leading brands." Also available are Mega-Venusaur (you can build Bulbasaur AND Venusaur; or just Mega-Venusaur with that set), Chespin and Froakie. I'm thinking I'd like to save my sets for Christmas since I've gotten so much "stuff" lately (as It's Happy Bunny would say, "I'm not spoiled, I deserve all my stuff," LOL--to be fair, I do work a Muggle job full-time, so...), so I'll leave it to readers to check web reviews like on Amazon to see how Ionix products perform. Personally, I'm pretty biased toward Lego, but obviously they don't have the Pokémon contract. The Mega Blocks Pokémon Pikachu I got some years back didn't perform to the level of Lego, but I'm willing to check this Ionix stuff out 'cause I love Pokémon! Seeing Ash as a brick figure is rather amusing. I really would love a Team Rocket set (hint, Ionix!) since I have a not-so-secret crush on James.

In closing, I should mention the lovely staffers (waves to Sarah in particular) of all three local Hot Topic stores informed me they all had Tomy Eeveelution plush in stock recently, but it disappeared nearly instantly. Let's hope they restock or that the TCG aisle distribution company that seems to be handling Wal-Mart and Target Tomy Pokémon items now receives these.
Pika Pi!


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