Monster Collection

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Monster Collection (Japanese: モンスターコレクション) 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 fifth generation Pokémon which are still in production.

Pikachu Monster Collection figure

In Japan, they can be purchased at many stores, and of course the Pokémon Center itself sells all of the current figures for 294 Yen. The USA Pokémon Center also sells them at $4.95 each, but does not stock many and mainly has the fourth generation Pokémon available rather than old generations. They also offer special 'Bundles' of them as well.

The Hasbro equivalents that were sold worldwide were known as Battle Figures.

Packaging

There are four current types of packaging, each for the specific generation. Some Pokémon have been released in more than one type of packaging, and usually have some minor difference each time.

First Generation

The first generation packaging was black, with a small picture of the Pokémon in the pack near the top left, and information about the Pokémon to the right of this image. The number can be found at the top right.

Second Generation

The second generation packaging was yellow, and featured the same layout as the first generation. The number this time, however, was on the top left of the box.

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.

Fourth Generation

The fourth generation packaging reverts back 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.

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.

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