Glorious ball news, everyone! The Pokémon Company has teamed up with British prop makers to produce the first-ever die-cast Poké Ball replica. And the replica, which glows when near a person’s hand, does indeed look like a properly shiny curio. One that could catch everyone’s attention on your shelf.
The Pokémon company just announced the new die-cast Poké ball, which The Wand Company will produce. The UK-based Wand Company is most famous for the electronic Harry Potter-like wand it produced in 2009. Incidentally, that little piece of wizardry was quite functional, and able to change TV channels as well as tracks on phones.
The Wand Company’s Poké Ball, while not as capable as its wand, still boasts the ability to glow when in the presence of a hand. The glow—which emanates from the ball’s button—also strengthens when it’s actually held. Which makes it sort of like Sting from Lord of the Rings, only instead of glowing around orcs, it does so when near we sweet-meat bags.
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Along with the Poké Ball, the case itself glows. Lifting the lid of the case also raises the ball up for display, which is a fun, active touch. Especially considering the fact that owners, sadly, should not actually throw the ball.
All of the other accouterment common for collectibles is also present on these Poké balls. The balls each have a unique authentication hologram, for example. As well as a stainless steel display ring.
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In regards to the retail details, trainers who want to catch these collectable balls can preorder them now. Although they won’t ship until late February 2021, and Kotaku says they each cost $100. But 2021 is the 25th anniversary of the pocket monster franchise, so Koffing up the bucks may be worth it. Watching this one-minute Pikachu dance party celebrating the milestone certainly is, anyway.
Feature image: The Wand Company