It started simply, with a Gengar (No.45) … an unassuming little ball of purple that has eyes and teeth that spell mischief which just happened to be the last box of its model number in the display rack at the Gunpla Builders World Championship 2023 Qualifier that was happening at the lobby of Robinsons Magnolia. We took it home, built it (having had some experience from building a High Grade Universal Century – AMX-014 Doven Wolf a few months back) and was hooked!
As far as my eyes can tell, #PokePla or more completely Pokemon Plamo are among the most faithful representation of #Pokemon ever to be developed and sold. Within a few days we had a Sleeping Eevee (Quick No.07) coming thru Shopee and now we’re actively looking for some older-slash-rarer kits, specifically the Mega Charizard X (No.36).
Right now, the objective is simple – have a mascot for each of our work tables… However, a single wrong purchasing decision would take that target and bring it to the level of full on collection. Now I have scoured the web for some form of an official catalog but there seems to be none so here we are. Almost all the data (only english names) had been sourced from Scalemates I just compiled it and made better sense for PokePla to also provide myself with an easy to find information repository when it comes to them.
Here’s everything that’s available and upcoming at the time of this compilation:
There are seemingly three product lines when it comes to PokePla: the Big, the Quick, and what I’ve come to call as the Main Line
Big PokePla – these are what I believe to be life-sized interpretations. There are currently two (2) that have been released
Quick PokePla – are, as the name suggests, very easy sets to build with just a few pieces within the boxes. No other pose apart from the one that they get assembled in are available in this model kit series. There are currently fifteen (15) available models
03_Quick_Pikachu Battle Pose
Main Line PokePla – are the standard kits which have relatively high range of mobility and can be posed to create really nice vignettes. There are currently fifty-three (53) numbered kits available
36_Mega Charizard X
38_Mega Charizard Y
43_Charizard VS Dragonite
44_Riolu and Lucario
Along with these, there are “versus” or “combination” kits which have more than one full model inside of the box. I’ve included the limited edition Pokemon Plamo Collection Mega Charizard Y & Riding Pikachu within this set of images. Some of these may not be numbered and suggests a slightly different model than the ones that can be found in the Main Line.
Black Kyurem + White Kyurem
Genesect + Red Genesect + Mewtwo
HoOh Charizard and Ash Pikachu Set
Hoopa + Lugia + Pikachu
Mega Charizard X VS Mega Charizard Y
Mega Charizard Y + Riding Pikachu
Mega Lucario VS Mega Bashamo
Mewtwo and Mew Set
Reshiram + Zekrom
Xerneas + Yveltal
Xerneas and Diancie Set
Yveltal and Diancie Set
Victini and Zekrom
Victini and Reshiram
Finally we have listed “known” upcoming model kits whose inclusion we have yet to find out.
That’s about it. These are all the available models that came out since TOMY bequeathed the production to Bandai Spirits the first models of which reported to have been released as far back as 2009.
Hope this helps some other collectors out there that just wants to see what kinds of models have existed prior to the re-issues that are appearing now.