First of all, the unsurprisingly very popular Subway Boss Banpresto figures are on display for a short time at a theme area near one of my main train stations, Namja Town in Ikebukuro. Much easier to get into than the Chara Hobby convention I opted out of!
They will be handing out Subway Boss postcards once they get in their regular stock of the Cilan and Ash partners figures, and on back will be "upcoming merchandise info". I expected it to be prototype images of the Eelektross and Chandelure figures that will come with the twins figures (after seeing them myself, I AM 100% positive they will have their Pokemon - first of all, it is the entire point, second of all, their bases were gigantic, and had lots of extra peg holes!) but instead it was...Previews of upcoming MPC that will spill over into 2013!!!
MPC Set 23 will have Chandelure and MPC Set 24 will have Eelektross. Along with five others per set. I believe with that, we will be about finished with Gen 5 Pokemon as MPC. They really did it -- kept their promise to make every single B/W Pokemon into a plush. Can you believe it? The real question is.... What comes next for MPC???
No really, I'm asking you to speculate in comments!
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Personally, I can easily foresee an Eeveelution MPC set. Why? Eevees are the thing now, across the board, and I think I know why. I wrote this for a place not as familiar with merchandise, so forgive any wording that explains more than you guys would need to know! But there is a couple new merch news inside this speculation I wrote up, so check it out, if you like Eevees, or the Pokemon anime series!( Collapse )
-August MPC Photo update!
-Genga auctions -- real hand-drawn pencil animation artwork from Diamond and Pearl!