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    The Pokemon Center 
    New York

    Click on the floorplan for a larger view


    Most of the merchandise here that can be classified as toys can also be found at Toys "Backwards-R" Us in lesser quantities.  This category includes the Think Chip toys and the various action figures, poseable figures, and figurines.  The exceptions are the 2-inch Pokémon figurines from Tomy that hang on the racks adjacent to the Ultra Pokédex;  it is doubtful that any toy store would have the 251 different figurines that are for sale here.  So if you have a few hundred dollars, you can come in and “catch ‘em all” in one fell swoop.  Well, all except one.  There is no figurine of Jynx, probably due to the issues mentioned here

    (“Wait,” you’re saying, “if there’s no Jynx, then how can there be 251 different figurines?”  The answer is that there is a figurine of a regular Pikachu, and another figurine of a Surfine Pikachu.  That’s right, “Surfine”.)

    The remaining merchandise includes items that are decorated with Pokémon.  Many of these things - pencil packs, T-shirts, socks, backpacks, sunglasses, chocolates, shampoo, mugs, night-lights, towels, and pillows - probably cannot be seen in any other store.  The Magical Clock and the Pokémon Over New York City statue are also displayed here; these two collectibles are exclusive to the Pokémon Center.

    As far as gaming systems are concerned, it is no surprise that the Game Cube can be purchased here.  There is also the Pokémon Mini, another item exclusive to the Pokémon Center.  Billed as “quite possibly the world's smallest cartridge-based game console”, the Pokémon Mini resembles the Pikachu 2 in size but presumably exceeds it in functionality.  It is pushed quite aggressively.

    Click on the pictures below for larger versions:

    Window display of large plush Pokemon
    Magical Clocks and backpacks, with T-shirts in the background
    Shelves of pillows and towels, with Animatronic display in the background
    Pokémon models on the column and hanging from the Conveyor Belt


    Pocket Monsters was not created by me.  It was created by Satoshi Tajiri and the crew at TV-Tokyo.  Pokemon is (c) Game Freak, Nintendo, 4Kids Productions, Hasbro, Bandai, and a ton of other companies. When you have a popular anime like Pokemon, lots of people own it so it's impossible to list every company who owns a piece of Pokemon.  No infringement of copyrights is meant by the creation of the web site.  All images were gotten from official websites (Nintendo, TV-Tokyo, etc.) unless otherwise noted (I don't steal images from other sites!).