The hugely successful Pokemon phenomenon has proved a gold mine for toy makers, as there are so many different varieties of Pokemon, with more added all the time, leading to a near endless stream of soft toys. These toys can be bought from many different places, and some of the best and cheapest places to find them are outlined below.
Probably, the biggest online store in the UK, Amazon currently features over a hundred of different Pokemon soft plush toys. From Pikachu to Munchlax, you can find both popular and obscure Pokemon toys here. Prices vary from several pounds to nearly a hundred pounds depending on what you’re after, but whether it’s a gift for a child or an addition to your own growing collection, you should be able to find something suitable here.
Etsy is a large online marketplace for buying and selling homemade items, from clothing to jewellery and even for soft toys. The Pokemon toys on offer here are unofficial, but they’re also hand-made in small quantities, so for something a little more unique, this is where you should go. The prices are as varied as they are on Amazon and the selection is normally smaller, but you won’t find these soft toys anywhere else. It’s also worth noting that most of Etsy’s products are shipped from America, so these can take more time in delivery.
There isn’t much that you can’t find on eBay, and with the popularity of Pokemon, it always seems to have a lot of Pokemon items on offer, including soft toys. If you don’t want to spend much, or if you’re hunting for something particularly rare or which isn’t made any more, then eBay should be your first stop. As with anything else on eBay, these will normally be pre-owned, so make sure that you check the items' condition before buying it.
You should be able to get just about any Pokemon soft plush toys in existence from one of these stores. For general purchases, try Amazon first, for bargains or rare toys, go for eBay and for something very unique, you should search on Etsy.