Have you ever thought about collecting Japanese Pokémon figures? I doubt there is anyone who has not heard of Pokémon, but if not, Satoshi Tajiri created it in 1996 as a video game. Currently, it is the second most profitable media franchise based on a video game and owned by Nintendo.
There are numerous collectible Pokémon figures based on the characters found in the video game. Many toys, trading cards, bags and other products are on the market based on this video game. Currently more than 400 different characters are marketed.
Do you collect figures as a hobby? But, if you are a Pokémon fan, you might want to give it a try. Even if you don’t, think about the possible future investment.
Some of the Pokémon figures are very rare. They are mostly the Japanese that are not sold in the US or Europe. Aside from the possible investment for future sale, you may simply enjoy chasing after certain figures to add to your collection. Since there are numerous characters, just choose a particular series.
There are quite a few collectible figures of different types. Older ones, like the Bandai Battle Museum series or the Bandai Full Color Advance series, are very difficult to find. In addition to the newest ones like “Get”, Suck Pop Surprise, 1/40 scale Zukan, Bottle cap, Keshipoke, Pokemon kids, Takaratomy 2 “and of course action figures of all sizes.
Currently, some of the rare Pokémon figures are less expensive than action figures for movies like Star Wars, mainly due to the fact that Star Wars is much older, but that could easily change due to the Pokémon craze. Although, you can buy cheap figures but they may not be original. Therefore, you may not be able to sell them later.
Compared to retail stores, it might be cheaper to buy Japanese Pokémon figures over the internet. Although you always run the risk of getting imitations or counterfeit figures.