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The 10 Best Pokemon Toys

With the Pokemon franchise being as big as it is, it only makes sense that there all sorts of toys to enjoy. Whether it be in the form of trading cards, figures, or plushes, there are numerous toys that fans can collect. That said, with there being so many, it can be hard to know which ones are the cream of the crop.

We've looked at hundreds of Pokemon toys to determine which ones rise above the best. Without further ado, here are the 10 best Pokemon toys to date. For this list, we are excluding the video games as well as board games.

These toys should be given only to the most dedicated fans, and as such, anyone thinking of giving these to a baby should instead look at these safe baby toys.

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10 MEGA CONSTRUX MEW VS MEWTWO

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While LEGO wasn't the company to get the Pokemon license, that didn't stop brick-built Pokemon from getting released as toys. Honestly, it's a massive undertaking to have construction toys all based on Pokemon designs, so Mega Construx should be praised for that alone.

This set brings together the two iconic legendary Pokemon from the first generation: Mewtwo and Mew. Mewtwo is shown using a psychic blast attack, while Mew is using its pink bubble from Pokemon the First Movie. With both designs being fairly proportionate, it makes for one of the better Pokemon construction sets. Fans would go nuts over this one.

9 POKEMON ACTION FIGURE BATTLE PACK

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With there being so many Pokemon characters, it only makes sense that numerous figures of them would be made. Pokemon figures aren't exactly a new concept, but they're still just as fun to collect. The official ones are made with solid materials and have accurate details that make them feel like they jumped out of the games (or the anime).

This battle pack brings together various Pokemon from Sun and Moon, including Litten, Rowlet, Popplio, Cosmog, Pikachu, Metang, Eevee, and Wobbuffet. There is a nice variety to this battle pack, which would make it a great starting point for collecting more figures.

8 POKEMON TORRENTIAL CANNON DECK

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One of the key elements to the Pokemon franchise is the trading card game. With the game being around so long, the makers have been able to fine tune it, making it arguably more fun than it was back in the day. With that in mind, just about any Pokemon starter deck could've taken this spot.

We don't think that the Torrential Cannon deck is better than others necessarily. That said, it features an iconic character from the franchise and is made with cards from one of the newer expansions, giving new players an excellent foothold as well as a great start to their own collections.

7 CHARMANDER FUNKO POP!

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One of the newest licenses Funko has in their lineup is Pokemon. While they started with Pikachu, they've expanded to include the other Kanto starters since then. There is a figure for Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. Whichever one you get is based on personal preference, as they're all well-designed.

With Pokemon being cartoon characters already, having them translated into a Funko Pop! figure doesn't make them look out of place as it does with live-action characters. Most Pokemon fans picked Charmander when they played Pokemon Red and Blue anyway, so it's likely that the Charmander one could end up more popular.

6 POKEMON TCG: PREMIUM TRAINER'S XY COLLECTION

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The Pokemon TCG is one of the more popular parts of the Pokemon franchise. While there are plenty of decks and expansions to keep people interested, it's the collector's boxes that are enticing to hardcore fans.

In the Pokemon TCG: Premium Trainer's XY Collection, owners will receive 12 full-art cards including an impressive number of EX Pokemon. The box includes two booster packs to give owners the chance of receiving more rare cards. It also has sleeves featuring Yveltal and Xerneas that are enough to create two decks while keeping cards in great condition. It's a premium setup that goes a long way.

5 TALKING PSYDUCK PLUSH

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Pokemon are ripe for getting plush toys. Their cute and cuddly designs are all too perfect for small plushes for both young and old fans to enjoy. Among those, one of our favorites has to this talking Psyduck plush.

Based on the character's design in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, this Psyduck has a bit more detail than most Pokemon plushes, but it goes a long way to making it look a bit more premium. On top of that, the plush will make its signature sound, which is completed by the dopey expression on its face. Fans of the anime are sure to like this one.

4 POKEMON POP-UP POKE BALL FIGURES

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One of the key elements in the Pokemon series is capturing various creatures. Trainers store their Pokemon in Poke Balls which are then used to send them out in battle. However, it's hard to replicate that sort of thing, no matter how advanced toys can get.

That said, these pop-up Poke Ball figures are about as close as we'll get for a while. Each Poke Ball comes with a small Pokemon figure that fits inside. The Poke Balls each have a hinged flap on the front. This way, when people throw then, the figures should come out, ready for a great battle.

3 MEGA CONSTRUX JUMBO PIKACHU

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Mega Construx has tried to recreate numerous Pokemon with construction blocks. Pikachu is one of those. While the miniature version of the character might leave something to be desired, this Jumbo Pikachu build might just be the thing to make up for it. It is a full build of the Pokemon franchise's mascot, having all sorts of impressive pieces for its head, ears, and tail.

What makes this build so impressive is that it's also poseable, meaning it can be displayed in various configurations. Its head can turn, its arms and legs can move, and it looks close to the real thing.

2 CHARIZARD POKE BALL TERRARIUM

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It's hard to imagine how Poke Balls work. Do the Pokemon exist in an extremely cramped space until they're summoned for battle? Or are they transported to a tailor-made habitat where they can rest freely?

The answer is still up in the air, but there are Poke Ball terrarium toys that give a nice artistic interpretation. Take this Charizard terrarium for example. Charizard is enjoying flying through the skies with clouds all around it. There are all sorts of amazing mini terrariums with different Pokemon just like this one. What sells the whole look is that they're encased in transparent Poke Balls.

1 Z-RING

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Z-Rings were new items introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon. These items were wielded by trainers in the game and could activate special, powerful moves with their Pokemon once they had the proper crystals. Naturally, a replica of this was made for real people to wear.

However, it's more than just an aesthetic bracelet. The Z-Ring is compatible with Sun and Moon, lighting up when players activate the Z-moves in the game. The idea was to have more interactivity so that players could feel the power of the Z-Moves they were using. It's a novel idea that's sure to keep some players interested for a while.

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