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Monster Collection (Japanese: モンスターコレクション Monster Collection) is a line of collectible Pokémon figures produced by Takara Tomy in Japan. Also known as simply 'Tomy Figures', they are standard PVC models of each Pokémon. There is at least one of every Pokémon, except while the newest line is still in production.
Pikachu Monster Collection
In Japan, Monster Collection figures can be purchased at many stores, including Pokémon Centers where all of the current figures are sold for ¥294 each. The USA Pokémon Center may also sell a selection of Monster Collection figures. They also offer special 'Bundles' of them as well.
The Hasbro equivalents that were sold worldwide were known as Battle Figures.
Each new Monster Collection set coincides with a new generation of Pokémon, and so is named accordingly here.
First Generation - released 1998
- Main article: MC First Generation
Second Generation - released 2004
- Main article: MC Second Generation
Third Generation - released 2005
- Main article: MC Third Generation
The third generation packaging is the only series thus far to be packaged in a box rather than just a blister pack. It contains information on the Pokémon at the side of the box, with the same picture on the other side as well. The number is on the bottom right of the package.
- Main article: MC Fourth Generation
The fourth generation packaging reverts to the previous generation packaging. The top of the packaging is red, with a Poké Ball on the top left. Behind the Pokémon is a white background with a faint background effect. On the left side is a black column with the text 'Pocket Monsters' on it using the background coloring. The number is on a black and white sticker on the front of the box.
- Main article: MC Fifth Generation
The fifth generation packaging is similar to last generation's packaging but yellow. The right side of the packaging is black with a Poké Ball at the side right side of the logo in the middle.
- Main article: MC Sixth Generation
A variety of figures have been released promotionally and thus have not been sold in stores. These are generally to promote movies or other events.
Selling & Buying Tomy Figures
- Main article: Guide For Collectors
Before anything. New collectors need to keep in mind that this hobby is not cheap at all, it's worth mentioning that the price varies from $5 to $100 for some figures. Here take a look on what you need to know to start your new collection.
- Main article: Moncolle plus
Moncolle plus is a special line of Monster Collection figures released in June 2009 that can be trained to grow stronger thanks to the electronics they contain. The figures communicate with a number of related toys that can view their data, increase their abilities, and conduct battles between figures.
- Main article: Moncollé Get
Moncollé Get is a special line of collectible figures sold as blind purchases. The base of these figures features a Special QR Code that can be read by the Pokémon games and a bar code that can be read by other Tomy toys.
- Main article: Moncollé-EX
Moncollé-EX is a new line of figures that will be released concurrently with the Pokémon Sun and Moon games.