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Thursday, November 16 2017 10:38

Review: Pokémon Petite Pals Escape in the Forest Playset

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More than 20 years into the game, and Pokémon seems bigger than ever... but now they're getting small! Micro-collectibles are one of the hottest trends in play today, and now Pokémon is in on the action thanks to a new line of toys from TOMY. The Pokémon Petite Pals are an all-new collection of micro-figures, and kids can create a complete world filled with colorful playsets and accessories. We recently received the Pokémon Petite Pals Escape in the Forest Playset for review, and it's a lot of fun. Let's take a look...

Pokemon Petite Pals Review

First off, lets call the Pokémon Petite Pals Escape in the Forest Playset what it is: It's a treehouse. In my personal opinion, the treehouse is a realm that's been overdone since everyone has a treehouse playset. Still, I can't complain about this one... it's super cute! Plus, the detailing and included accessories put it in a good class. 

Pokemon Petite Pals Review

"Time for a getaway with friends! Everyday life can be tiring, so give your Pokemon a break during a retreat to the forest. Meet iconic Pokemon as you have rarely seen them before!"

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This set includes four miniature figures, with Pikachu, Oshawott, Fennekin and Fletchling all checking in. They're stylized, and like several of the accessories, they feature a tiny suction cup at the bottom, making it easy to keep them in place. Additionally, the accessories themselves are impressive, with 24 included in this set.

Pokemon Petite Pals Review

Available now at an MSRP of $24.99, you can start a new collection that could easily become sought after by kids and collectors alike. Beware, though - the Petite Pals could become addictive. As the saying goes, "Gotta Catch 'Em All!"

Available at Toys "R" Us, Amazon and other retailers nationwide. 

Pokemon Petite Pals Review

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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