More accurately the Pokemon Mega Construx are coming, as Nintendo's pocket monsters become the latest licence to join Mattel's recently re-branded line of construction toy sets. Anything is better than Ionix.
Pokemon is one of the most desirable toy licenses out there, and now Mattel has the construction toy segment of that licence locked up. Mega Construx Pokemon sets will start hitting North American stores this winter, featuring battle-ready figures of Pikachu, Charizard and others from the Kanto region. Australian availability has yet to be confirmed.
Mega Brands recently split their Mega Bloks line in two, leaving the Bloks label on toys aimed at small children and swapping Contrux in for its preteen to adult collector line. The Pokemon should come as no surprise to toy collectors following the Japanese scene, where Bandai has been releasing Pokemon Mega Bloks sets since last year.
"Mega Construx brings the engaging world of Pokemon to life in one of the most popular play expressions for kids today," said Colin Palmer, VP of marketing at The Pokemon Company International via press release. "We bring only the highest quality Pokemon experiences to our fans around the world and Mega Brands' attention to detail and thoughtful creativity with Mega Construx is sure to delight kids as well as the most passionate Pokemon trainers."
Pokemon Mega Construx sets will be on display at Toy Fair 2017 in New York starting this weekend, as will I, so be on the lookout for more on the line soon.