Bellevue, Wash., and Cambridge, United Kingdom — Jan. 29, 2024 — Following the release of the fan-favorite range of Die-Cast Poké Ball Replicas, The Pokémon Company International and The Wand Company will be expanding the offering to include Mini Poké Ball Replicas. The first of five versions, the Mini Poké Ball Replica, will launch beginning in February 2024. Fans will have the opportunity to further expand their collections with the Mini Great Ball, Mini Ultra Ball, Mini Cherish Ball, and Mini Premier Ball as they are released throughout 2024.
With the same display-grade, ultra-premium, precision die-cast metal construction as the full-size Poké Ball Replica, the Mini Poké Ball Replica is equipped with touch and proximity sensing technology. The Mini Poké Ball Replicas will also come with a new, touch-controlled, Mini-Poké-Ball-sensing display stand featuring an illuminated Pokémon logo, as well as a multicolored glittering display ring. In addition, each Mini Poké Ball Replica will also come with its own collectible silver-plated token, featuring different Pokémon silhouettes, which can be used as an alternative way to display the replica.
Furthermore, the line of full-size Poké Ball Replicas will continue to expand, with the Beast Ball Replica releasing in October 2024. Trainers can also look forward to additional full-size Poké Ball and Mini Poké Ball Replicas launching in 2025.
“Each full-size Poké Ball has such a distinct and incredible beauty that we just had to create miniature versions that were inspired by Trainers’ carrying Poké Balls on their belts,” said Chris Barnardo, CEO of The Wand Company.
“The Poké Ball is an iconic part of the Pokémon brand, and these replicas created in collaboration with The Wand Company have become a staple collectible for many Trainers around the world,” said Amy Sachtleben, senior director of licensing and promotions at The Pokémon Company International. “With the new Mini Poké Ball Replicas, fans can look forward to the same high quality and vivid detail they admire in the full-size replicas, but now exquisitely miniaturized to add a whole new dimension to their growing Pokémon collections.”
The Mini Poké Ball Replica will be available beginning in February 2024, at Pokémon Center, the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise for Trainers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and other participating retailers around the world.
For more information, please visit TheWandCompany.com/PokeBall.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit https://www.pokemon.com.
About The Wand Company
Established in 2009, The Wand Company is renowned for making premium functional prop replicas combining traditional design with modern high-tech wizardry. Their first product, the Kymera Magic Wand, has sold over 250,000 units. Since then, The Wand Company developed and launched display-grade prop replicas from television and video games series such as Doctor Who, Star Trek, Fallout, Starfield, and Pokémon. To find out more, please visit: http://www.thewandcompany.com. For trade inquiries, please email: email@example.com. For press inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.