On July 10th, 2010,
Movie 13 ("Ruler of Illusion: Zoroark") hit
theatres, and along with it came unusually sparkly, twinkling movie
heroes! I am not talking about teenaged vampires, folks - I am talking
about shiny Raikou, Entei and Suicune, of course! With their dramatic
entrance onto the big screen, we first got word that anyone
pre-ordering a movie ticket would get to pick one shiny beast to be
downloaded into their game. That was only the start -- soon posters went up in
the Pokemon Centers of Japan advertising a unique promotion for shiny
beast lottery prizes. They were the first shiny Pokedolls
- along with charms, and stickers - and we fans of shiny Pokemon or the
three beasts were only about to start getting our heads spun around!
The merchandise came pouring in, and here on the SPECIAL SECRET SHINY
RAIKOU POKEDOLL PAGE I have documented many photos of him, Shiny Raikou
Pokedoll, my favourite shiny Pokemon of all time!
Pokedoll(s) were given out from June 19th until July 25th, in the
summer of 2010, as a special promotion for Movie 13. These are
officially the first shiny Pokedolls ever made! An estimated 150-250
dolls were given out per Pokemon Center over the course of the month.
Please meet my first Shiny Raikou Pokedoll, Romulus, with his brother
Remus, my regular Raikou Pokedoll.
You can see how different their mane patterns are!
Pokedoll's legs are much fatter and squishier as well, making him
★★ MY SHINY POKEDOLL ARMY! ★★
I aquired Romulus and decided I would not win a doll in the lottery, as
many weeks had passed and I had won roughly 150 stickers and two or
three charm sets. Then one fateful day in early July, it happened - I
won a Shiny Raikou Pokedoll at
the Tokyo Pokemon Center! I could not
believe it! Two days later, at the Yokohama Pokemon Center, I won TWO
MORE?? This was too much for me to handle!! I ended up with my own
little army of Shiny Raikou Pokedolls?! Witness the beauty! Each of
them has such varied expressions!
Remus is very happy to feel like he is the more unique doll once again!
But Romulus will always be king of the mountain.
two of my precious sons have gone on to new (caring and loving!) homes
to live with other Raikou, one of the fellows got his tag a bit bent on
the trip home. Well I can't hand out a toy with a bent tag, can I? I
follow the code of the crazed toy collector after all! Meet Hercules,
who is my hands-on Shiny Raikou Pokedoll, my buddy who travels with me,
and dons a collar woven for me by a dear friend. I am glad to keep a
Raikou I won myself, and I am very proud!
SHINY RAIKOU FIGURES・色違いのライコウのフィギュア-->>>
★SHINY RAIKOU MC+
Shiny Raikou MC+ is a
special limited edition, not for sale figure limited to only 1000 each.
You had to mail in two proofs of purchase of any Takara Tomy MC figure,
and could possibly win one of the beasts of your choice! Well, I got
the two proofs of purchase and printed out the postcard to mail ... but
I was in the USA at the time, and distracted, and so to make a boring
story short, I never mailed them. How would I get my beautiful,
gorgeous, sleek and shiny Raikou MC+? To Yahoo Japan we went! And low
you think it stopped at one single plush? Keep dreaming -- Shiny Raikou
got so many toys, you could shake a stick at them! And get your hand
bitten off. By a vicious and powerful Shiny Raikou. :) This was the first set of zukan
figures on red bases - and the first shiny zukan figures ever! All
three beasts got these beautiful and bright 1/40th scale figures.
Raikou artwork used with permission from XOUS54!