Thursday, 23 May 2013

TOMY Pokémon Review and Competition

Eldest has gone Pokémon crazy thanks to our latest TOMY toy testing delivery.  When this arrived his eyes lit up and I was told excitedly “I am so pleased my mummy blogs”!!!   Cue lots of big smiles, then “My friends will want to come and visit me and play with these”.  


I think they are delightful figures, as they are very detailed.  If you’re a fan of the show they will be an instant hit for your children, as they are very realistic replicas of the characters they so love.  Eldest is 5 but I know that these figures hold interest for children much older, so if you start collecting them now you will get plenty more fun and entertainment for years to come.

The figures are compatible with all the other sets which helps you feel your getting value for money, as everything can be played with together in one big enjoyable play session!  Nothing worse than feeling your children have wasted money with something that has very limited use or appeal, but not the case here.  Eldest loves them so much; he is trying to earmark toys his brother and himself have outgrown to sell so he can buy more Pokémon figures instead!

The Play n Store Case is simply fabulous.  They can safely store all their beloved characters inside and transport them on holiday or to a friends for more battling sessions.  


The case can hold a fair few figures and doubles up as an exciting play area.  Eldest enjoyed placing the characters inside, spinning them on the spinner, pretending them were being fixed up by the nurse (a sticker inside set off his imagination) after all poorly Pokémon need to recuperate!  It’s a hard life battling…


My only complaint is that thanks to TOMY I now have to have lots of boys round on playdates so eldest can show them to EVERYONE, so thanks for that!  But am pleased these have really made him so happy.  Also now I have a good idea what to get him for presents again, he has exhausted collecting Skylanders so I was at a loss what he would like in terms of figures.  Hooray I can bribe good behaviour out of him again by linking his reward chart to the figures!  Tepig and Pignite will be his next treat!  Each figure has its own ID tag too, so you can feel like a proper trainer by buying the complete kit with plenty of scope to keep adding to your sets.  The figures and sets are aged 4+ which I think is about right as some of the figures are quite small.  Youngest who is 4 was quite intrigued by them but with eldest hogging them he did not get a proper chance, although he has claimed the Chuggington that arrived as his now (review to follow shortly).

Catch n Return Poké Ball was quite interesting; you pull it back, open the ball and release trying to catch your figure off its stand.  I have yet to master it but we are having lots of amusement trying to get the hang of it!  It is quite a novel idea and eldest is delighted to have such interactive sets.

Having tempted you with how much fun eldest has had with these, I thought it would only fair to leave you with an exciting competition to enter for your own children.  I have a prize pack worth just over £40 comprising of a Catch n Return Poké Ball (£12.99), the Evolution three figure pack (£9.99) and a Play n Store Case (£19.99) to enter simply complete the rafflecopter below by the 12th of June.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

159 comments:

  1. All the wonderful adventures that they go on

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  2. My eldest played with Pokemon when he was small and it brings him and his younger brother together . There is a 10 yr age gap so they dont always play well together .

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  3. kelly woolfrey23 May 2013 at 12:28

    my son just loves all the differrent characters and making up his own pokeman battles!

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  4. darren johnston23 May 2013 at 16:11

    They love them and they can play together really well with these

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  5. My eldest has just discovered Pokemon on the DS. He woud love these and could play with his younger brother that hasn't quite got the hang of the DS game. lol. xx

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  6. There are loads of different ones and lots of things to collect aswell

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  7. My Son love's anything collectable and the fact that the tag is "gotta catch em all" he was sold.

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  8. just so differnt and he loves fighting them

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  9. My son loves anything that comes from Japan just like his mummy!

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  10. My girl loves to collect and swap.

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  11. I have no idea what my son loves about Pokemon. But he loves watching the programme. I think he likes all the different Pokemon and their skills.

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  12. They like them because they've grown up with them because of the bigger kids :)

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  13. my 9 year old is autistic and absolutely obsessed with pokemon He knows all the names and its all he talks about I think he likes the fact they evolve and have different skills

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  14. My son came to like Pokemon from playing the game on his DS

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  15. Rebecca Pawsey23 May 2013 at 22:45

    they like all the funny names the pokemon have.

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  16. My son has only just started to take an interest in Pokemon think its because his best friend loves them! Sure they'd have lots of fun with these x great giveaway x

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  17. the different characters and what each one can do, we have dvd's etc lol

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  18. I know a lovely young man who would be over the moon if I gave him this. My cousins young son Ethan would fall in love with it!!

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  19. kathycakebread23 May 2013 at 23:43

    how you can create different worlds with it

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  20. My little boy likes the different characters.

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  21. I remember how much fun I had as a child with Pokemon and think it'd be something perfect for my nephews christmas :)

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  22. The Pokemon universe seems endless, all the kids I know love it (including some big kids!)

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  23. My son seems to love the amount of variety of characters.

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  24. What DON'T they like about Pokemon...they're cute, they evolve, they fight....we have books, games and cards about them...REAL ones would be brilliant!

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  25. loves their funny names :)

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  26. As you've mentioned, there's loads of scope for additions to the sets and feeling like a proper trainer...my son loves them!

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  27. Savvas Michael24 May 2013 at 08:27

    my daughter loves the different pokemon and their noises

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  28. Forget the Kids, i wanna play with these :)

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  29. Beky Austerberry24 May 2013 at 09:24

    My son loves the games on the consoles!

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  30. I've been playing Pokemon Gold like a maniac recently, so I'd like them for myself! :o) I've loved Pokemon for 14 years.

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  31. My nephew would love these!!

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  32. there are lots of different ones with different names and personalities

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  33. My 9 year old would love these, he always puts them on his birthday list, but no one ever gets them for him ;-)

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  34. There are so many different species

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  35. Hilda Hazel Wright24 May 2013 at 13:59

    I can't believe Pokemon is still going strong! My son was addicted when he was growing up. I think its the 'collecting' aspect that keeps them wanting more! My grandaughter loves them too, but I think that has alot to do with the cuteness of some of them!

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  36. The monsters!

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  37. My daughter is only 4 but she gets ever so excited when the little yellow one appears! I don't know it's name but if you're a fan you'll know who I mean! Lol x

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  38. That there are sooo many of them

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  39. My daughter adored pokemon! She loved the movie, the tv program, the cards, the computer games. She said she would love pokemon for EVER. Not sure she's quite as keen on them now she's 22, but she would enjoying playing with cousins with these I'm sure. Cute memories!

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  40. The cute characters.

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  41. There's one for every mood they are in which, which changes often with my daughter, lol ;)

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  42. the characters

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  43. my son likes the different characters

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  44. jenni_thorpeuk25 May 2013 at 21:04

    my son loves all the different characters

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  45. My son loves the battles and seeing what attacks the different pokemon can do

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  46. Glad your son love this,fab blog again.

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  47. My son likes the different charecters and capturing the pokemon

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  48. My Grandson loves everything Pokemon. Plays with them for hours :)

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  49. Love Pokemon, great pressie for my 1yr old nephews birthday!

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  50. debbie jackson27 May 2013 at 07:38

    The cards

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  51. My son loves naming the different characters!

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  52. Lining them up and knocking them down!

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  53. The characters

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  54. Dexter has a book bought by his Uncle Dan, and a soft yellow character (the famous one - I forget his name) x

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  55. They love that the figures are colourful and fun and Pooh Bear thinks most of them are dinosaurs so you can't go wrong really :D

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  56. Love playing with the different figures.

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  57. They like the different characters

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  58. They just love collecting, and the Pokemon characters make a fab set

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  59. Love collecting them all!

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  60. gillian burden30 May 2013 at 20:27

    my kids are pokemon mad lol

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  61. They watch it everytime its on there addicted to it :)

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  62. Laura Anne Farnworth1 June 2013 at 22:11

    My son likes everything I think, he keeps telling me about one called celebe abd we love the song. We usually watch it if he's off school poorly as we snuggle up in bed to watch it so I think he likes that too.

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  63. My kids like playing with the different characters and acting out their stories

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  64. My grandson is pokemon crazy, he knows all their names, moves, attacks etc. Would be great if he showed the same commitment to his schoolwork lol :)

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  65. This is the original multi-character game. My son loves the fact that he can use different characters with different powers. He loves collecting the cards and swapping with his friends.

    I just love Psyduck!

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  66. my kids love pokemon!! love the stories and cartoons the best

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  67. she loves collecting the cards

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  68. Gosh I remember these first time round, we had tomagochi's (?) & I had to look after them during the day whilst the kids was a school & woe be tide me if I let one of their little pokemon die! It's funny how the grandchildren are getting into them a generation later too.

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  69. pokemon for the win ^.^

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  70. they love pikatu lol

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  71. used to love collecting poemon cards goodtimes

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  72. My 2 kids LOVE Pokemon, think they're convinced they're real! Have to say I like Pickacu myself too!

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  73. i am ten and i absoulutley love pokemon and i have been looking at these in boswells for ages but sadly i cant get them my ultimate wish!

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  74. My son loves everything Pokemon he even has a Pikachu back pack for school!

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  75. They love collecting them, and play acting with them

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  76. LeeLee Doodygirl Mse Newsome8 June 2013 at 22:00

    My step son loves everything Pokemon, when I asked him what he loves about them he said " Everything"

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  77. Collecting them @anna83-1

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  78. Grace is getting into them, she loves the cute, girly ones, and they so collectable.

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  79. the collecting

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  80. alice lightning9 June 2013 at 20:46

    collect all the characters bright and colourful

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  81. My nephew loves all the powers & moves they have (and he loves telling me about them, a lot!)

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  82. My cousin's little boy has just got into these and loves the powers and likes the bright colours :)

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  83. The moves and the powers

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  84. Mainly the collecting

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  85. I asked ds what he liked about Pokemon - his answer "everything"! It's so simple for them!!

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  86. Kelly Ellen Hirst10 June 2013 at 14:44

    They live the collectibility of Pokemon,

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  87. Mine love the selection of characters and the fact they are all so cute (apparently !!)

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  88. Samantha Ripley10 June 2013 at 18:08

    my daughter has got into pokemon fairly recently after watching a few of the movies on CITV, she loves the pokemon characters

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  89. Linda McGarrigle10 June 2013 at 18:08

    The various characters and the action that comes with them x

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  90. Claire Appleton10 June 2013 at 20:03

    collecting and swapping the characters...My little boy loves all the names too :)

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  91. Kristy Leanne Brown10 June 2013 at 20:23

    Swapping them, and then crying because they didn't want to!

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  92. My son loves their powers

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  93. My daughter has just got into them and loves the fact that I used to play with them as a child too, so we can chat about them.

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  94. Rachael Donovan10 June 2013 at 21:17

    mine love collecting them especially the cards so they can swap x

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  95. From what I gather from my nephews it seems to be all about the swaps! That was stickers in my day!

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  96. Benjamin loves Pokemon - each of the characters have learnt him the alphabet due to the numerous names.

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  97. Jane Middleton10 June 2013 at 22:17

    love the online games

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  98. my son as always liked pokomons he loves thecolours and different characters

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  99. my younger brother loves pokemon, cannot keep up with the amount of pokemon there is now

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  100. The variety of the characters and all the different toys and games you can get

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  101. They love all the little characters and the cards. X

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  102. Collecting and swapping the cards x

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  103. My wee boy loves Pokemon, and every time he plays with his games or I put his Pokemon cover on his bed it gives him the opportunity to tell us all his Pokemon joke.....again. 'How do you get Pikachu on the bus? Pokemon' *groan* hehe x

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  104. The variety of characters

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  105. The different names of all the characters.

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  106. All the colourful characters :)

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  107. Christopher Powell11 June 2013 at 10:35

    My daughter plays some of the Pokemon games on her DS and always enjoys them. I'm sure she's be thrilled with this prize.

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  108. Swapping the cards is their favourite but they love all the characters

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  109. my son adores it the characters, the stories, the battles! hes always singing the tune of it!

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  110. Mick Whitehead11 June 2013 at 13:18

    Grandkids would love these

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  111. The variety of characters.

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  112. All the different characters.

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  113. norrisluvsmary11 June 2013 at 15:16

    all the characters xx

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  114. My daughter loves the vastly different skills of each of the many characters!

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  115. Mine love to play the games on their DS's

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  116. Amanda Gregory11 June 2013 at 18:18

    They love the variety.

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  117. my son loves the battles

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  118. That even though pokemon cards and pokemon came out way before there time they have the original 150 plus older sets because i used to collect them :D so they LOVE pokemon just like me :D

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  119. my son is just getting into pokemon which is great for me as i wasnt allowed to watch it when i was younger as apparantly it wasn't for girls lol

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  120. My grandson has,nt discovered Pokemon yet, but this set/review seems like it would fire his imagination.

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  121. My sons just like all the characters

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  122. Piper loves the Pokemon cards she was given my her Auntie, who collected these when she was little! So it's a family tradition to like Pokemon

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  123. My brother (now 24) loves Pokemon and has instilled a love of them to my DS. They spend hours watching and swapping card

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  124. not really surebut kids love them

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  125. Its something that he feels cool playing with me - the options are diminishing as he gets older.

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  126. Ellen Stafford11 June 2013 at 22:19

    My nieces and nephews love all the different characters.

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  127. my son (who is 21, by the way!!!!) still loves pokemon, only now so does the grandson, its the different characters that keeps them entertained

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  128. my daughters love pokemon

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  129. My brothers were crazy about Pokemon and now my son is. It's brilliant that it's still so popular!

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  130. has to be all the different characters and the time they've been around!

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  131. Hayley Colburn11 June 2013 at 23:50

    my kids love battling it out with the trading cards, I have no idea who they are going on about when they rant on about the characters, there's sooo many

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  132. my lad loves pokemon and he loves all the different characters x

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  133. My daughter loves the animation style but my son loves the battles!

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  134. Leanne Timmins12 June 2013 at 10:42

    the powers!

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  135. My nephew loves all the fun of pokemon with the powers they have and the bright colours! Brilliant prize!

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  136. My three grandsons would love these toys!

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  137. Michelle Weston12 June 2013 at 13:39

    My Daughter is just getting in to pokemon - she loves the bright colours and the powers!

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  138. Im not sure i know he loves it as puts his DVD's on often but he doesnt say why

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  139. Because they fight :( apparently! sigh the joys of 3 boys!

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  140. swapping with pals.

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  141. My son loves his pokemon ds game , these toys would be a great way to get him off the ds for a few hours ! :)

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  142. fab giveaway my nephew would love this x

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  143. Leanne Bucknall12 June 2013 at 20:18

    My nieces think they're brilliant after my son let them have some of his gameboy games (he still plays the newer DS games & he's 20!)

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  144. Kayleigh Devlin12 June 2013 at 20:19

    my son just loves all the characters

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  145. the powers!

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  146. All the different characters x

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  147. the characters

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  148. Victoria Thurgood12 June 2013 at 22:06

    My son likes the characters and the battles

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  149. Michelle Renwick12 June 2013 at 22:24

    all the different characters :)

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  150. gotta catch'em all !!

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