In Japan, there are loads of Pokémon-branded goods. Some of them look fine, some of them don't. These, however, are something special.
The Pokemon Center, a chain of Pocket Monster shops in Japan, is collaborating with Shinzi Katoh, a designer who does all sorts of goods. In his 30-year career, he's apparently designed over 10,000 items.
His line of Pokémon goods are terrific. Have a look:
They seem fairly reasonably priced for these kinds of design goods (a ball point pen is ¥450, or $5, while a wallet is ¥ 3800 or $40). They go on sale starting today at Pokemon Centers across Japan.