Glossary of Terms
There are a lot of terms that I use throughout this website, so I thought I'd give you a little explanation of what some of them mean. The best resource for a full explanation, though, is the pkmncollectors Glossary, found here.
- Full Colour Stadium Figures, or FCS - These are small figures, usually no bigger than an inch, which sit on hexagonal, brightly coloured interlocking bases. They come in normal, clear or attack forms of the first 151 pokémon.
- Kids Figures - These are hollow plastic figures, made by Bandai, which are usually 2 inches tall (or long). They come in normal, clear, shiny or attack forms, and also come in two sizes, standard and DX (large). In Japan they are sold with a small piece of candy in a box, while in the USA and UK, they come as a box set with several all in the same packaging.
- Chou Gettos - These are small, usually less than an inch, tall figures which stand on a clear peg which goes into a hexagonal base. They are usually in unusual poses, and took over from FCS.
- Keshimon - These are rubbery plastic figures which come in a variety of colours for most of the first 151 pokémon. Many collectors collect a rainbow of colours of these of the pokémon they collect.
- Keshipoke - These are tiny metal figures which came boxed blindly, so the figure was completely random. They are very sought after. There are also plastic keshipoke, and these are generally more recent ones, which are boxed similarly to the older ones and are equally tiny.
- Zukan - These are models which are 1/40 of the size of the actual pokémon. Nearly every pokémon has a zukan set, and sets are released roughly 6 times a year. They come in a large pokéball, and frequently require some assembly before they can be displayed. They're well known for their attention to detail, and the older sets are incredibly sought after.