Christmas Shopping Guide

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It’s so close to Christmas! But if you’re STILL looking, here’s where to go for the best possible chance of nabbing some Pokémon goods!

ASDA is a decent and possibly surprising to some location to get Pokémon stuff. Their stock varies drastically, but can be a gold-mine! Known to do plushes, figures (including the exclusive 4 Pikachu anniversary packs) and tons of TCG stuff, just look down the toy aisle! Also, they DO sell Sun and Moon, despite not selling any other 3DS games!

Tesco and Sainsbury’s are the other two major superstores likely to stock TCG products mainly, although I have had less luck with them than ASDA, personally.

Smyths Toy Superstore is a good one to look for, they’re usually well stocked with most Pokémon products, including TCG, figures, plushes and games. TCG is especially good here as they do many boxes that you won’t find elsewhere often, including the anniversary collections.

Toys ‘R Us is undoubtedly the motherlode for Pokémon, doing everything there is plus exclusive 20th Anniversary plushes and figures (more details about which ones here).

GAME will have some TCG products, figures and the 20th Anniversary plushes and figures too, but can be lacking sometimes in stock. However, they also sell t-shirts there, which can’t be found anywhere else.

Waterstones and WHSmith are two places which may have TCG products, although they might be older sets, or not have anything except booster packs. Waterstones do have boxes on occasion though, and both will probably stock Pokémon books such as Annuals.

Primark run a Pokémon clothes line right now, but stock has been dwindling for some time. They do t-shirts, pajamas, socks and possibly a few other items. It seems to vary by location.

Build-a-Bear have Pikachu, Eevee and Charmander ‘bears’ that are going in and out of stock like mad. The good news is that they do seem to be getting more stock of the older bears, so there is still hope! Just maybe not before Christmas.

Online shops are obviously an option although even now, and moreso as time goes on, are a big risk in terms of the orders turning up for Christmas. Many sites have details on when the latest you can order for a guaranteed delivery will be, so make sure to do your research. Most of the above shops have online counterparts, as well as specialist TCG sites such as magicmadhouse.co.uk and chaoscards.co.uk.

Hope these have helped, and Merry Christmas to you all!

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