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    Okay, so when I was a kid, I remember winning a Pokemon Puzzle Set from the local roller skating rink's reward games. The thing about this puzzle was that when completed, it had an image of Yellow and Pika from Pocket Monsters Special looking at the moon. But I was a kid, I had no idea who Yellow was. So, I was wondering if there's other Pocket Monsters Special merchandise or any other puzzles like these around, and if anyone has anything non-manga related to PokeSpe?
    "95% of the people who are able to read kana think that this automatically makes them know the entire Japanese language, as opposed to actually knowing little more than a first-year student of the language. If you are one of the 5% of that population who believes that being able to read kana is not impressive at all, copy and paste this into your sig."

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    Default Re: Pocket Monsters Special Merchandise?

    Other than a DP bag sold on Netkun's website, I'm not sure on whether there was any other merchandise or not. For your puzzle set, was it official merchandise? It could be a bootleg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by systemdear View Post
    Other than a DP bag sold on Netkun's website, I'm not sure on whether there was any other merchandise or not. For your puzzle set, was it official merchandise? It could be a bootleg.
    I think it was a bootleg. That'd explain it. I was young, so I couldn't be sure, but I think "Pocket Monsters" was written in Chinese instead of Japanese katakana. And it was an image of Yellow and Pika staring at the moon with Yellow-saga Red in the background, I don't think there's ever been an illustration showing that in the actual manga. So yeah, it probably was a bootleg.
    "95% of the people who are able to read kana think that this automatically makes them know the entire Japanese language, as opposed to actually knowing little more than a first-year student of the language. If you are one of the 5% of that population who believes that being able to read kana is not impressive at all, copy and paste this into your sig."

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    I have a bootleg deck of playing cards... most of the cards are anime clipart and badly recoloured Sugimori art, but ONE card has Red and Pika on it. That's the only Adventures/Special merch of any kind I've ever seen. I doubt anything official was ever made, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zesty Cactus View Post
    I have a bootleg deck of playing cards... most of the cards are anime clipart and badly recoloured Sugimori art, but ONE card has Red and Pika on it. That's the only Adventures/Special merch of any kind I've ever seen. I doubt anything official was ever made, tbh.
    post a picture, that sounds cool!
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    I think the artwork itself is bootleg (as is most of the art in this deck) but you can def tell it's supposed to be Red from Pokemon Adventures and not Red (game) or Ash Ketchum.

    Haha another really weird card from this desk is part of the cover of a Suzukisan album. :S

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    Default Re: Pocket Monsters Special Merchandise?

    pokespe deserves better treatment..

    I mean if the gag manga get's a cameo in the anime why cant this get attention

    I'd love a puzzle about it

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    Probably because the gag comic fits the sort of humor Ash would watch. Although I'm surprised they didn't squeeze in MPJ as what May watched. The Hill of the Lone Star Tree would have made a perfect tragic romance movie.

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    Default Re: Pocket Monsters Special Merchandise?

    Only thing I've seen that's remotely to do with Special is when Hasbro released Pokémon figure sets a while ago (With 2 figures and a Master Ball), the Master Ball's top lid was transparent and you could see through it, whereas in all other media, the top half of Pokéballs have always been a solid purple colour - even later Pokéball toys have it that way.

    So whether the transparency was a subtle nod to Special, or just put there for little kids to see what Pokémon is inside their Pokéballs, I dunno. Probably the latter though.

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    I got the Red and Yellow book sets for the comic series

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoKING View Post
    Okay, so when I was a kid, I remember winning a Pokemon Puzzle Set from the local roller skating rink's reward games. The thing about this puzzle was that when completed, it had an image of Yellow and Pika from Pocket Monsters Special looking at the moon. But I was a kid, I had no idea who Yellow was. So, I was wondering if there's other Pocket Monsters Special merchandise or any other puzzles like these around, and if anyone has anything non-manga related to PokeSpe?
    Do you still have the puzzle? If so, could you try posting a pic of it or of the box it came in? I'd love to see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperStaff View Post
    Do you still have the puzzle? If so, could you try posting a pic of it or of the box it came in? I'd love to see it!
    I don't still have it and it didn't come in a box. The board was laminated in plastic with the puzzle already completed.
    "95% of the people who are able to read kana think that this automatically makes them know the entire Japanese language, as opposed to actually knowing little more than a first-year student of the language. If you are one of the 5% of that population who believes that being able to read kana is not impressive at all, copy and paste this into your sig."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoKING View Post
    I don't still have it and it didn't come in a box. The board was laminated in plastic with the puzzle already completed.
    Aw, man... :(

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    Default Re: Pocket Monsters Special Merchandise?

    My brother had a shiny card with what I now realize was Red's party. I had another shiny card, but I forgot what it was (it was the "cute" card out of the pair, naturally). I don't remember why or where we got them. I don't know where they are now either.

    ...they might have been like Candle Cove, an Eldritch Abomination in the form of kid-friendly media.

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