Charaben Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Charaben Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Brock cooking it up for Geodude and Vulpix

We all know Brock and Vulpix, well except if you have never seen the first hundred or so episodes of the Pokémon anime. Brock (or Takeshi as he is known in Japan) is from Pewter City and a former travelling partner of Ash. About Brock’s early childhood we did not learn much, but as we followed the anime we learned that his first Pokémon was an Onix he received at age 10. We also know that his father, Flint left home to become a great trainer, later his mother Lola left as well leaving Brock to take care of his siblings, their house and the Pewter Gym, all by himself. What Brock did not know was that after a time his father returned in disguise, feeling like a failure he could not face his children he abandoned to follow his dream and he donned a disguise and started selling rocks at the edge of Pewter City.

Then Ash and Pikachu walked into his life. They came to Pewter City and Ash challenged the Gym earning the Boulder Badge from Brock. Flint, finding courage, confessed who he really was and took over the Gym and his responsibilities as a father and Brock left with Ash and Misty to follow his own dreams, as he only became Gym Leader anyway because he felt that it was his responsibility. His dream was to be a great Pokémon Breeder and now he took his first step towards that dream!

Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Brock became the ‘cook’ of the group, always making yummy food for Ash and Misty on the road, even tempting Team Rocket to steal food from them a few times. Brock also caught his own Pokémon on the road like Geodude. Vulpix he took care off for a breeder named Suzie. Some of you may remember the time Brock used Vulpix in a Pokémon breeding competition, and we will not spoil anything by telling you if he won or not. We also remember Brock as the guy that instantly fell in love with every woman he met, some of the best comic relief in the anime, usually ending with Brock being dragged by the ear, away from his ‘love interest’. Even Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny were not safe from his ‘love’. There was even a period in the story line where Brock left Ash and Misty (The Orange Isles arc) to work with Professor Ivy, another love interest, and something happened between the two of them because when Brock finally returned he would huddle in a corner and only say ‘that name’ whenever the subject of Professor Ivy came up in conversation (Example Episode 117). Whatever happened between the two is a great Pokémon mystery. Brock stayed with Ash and Misty until after their travels in Johto, when he had to leave at the request of his father who needed help.

Name: Brock with Geodude and Vulpix – Megahouse G.E.M.
Release Date: 2016-12-28
Size: 7 cm
Weight: 600.0 g
Material: ABS PVC
Manufacturer: Megahouse (G.E.M. Series)
Anime/Manga/Game: Pokémon
Category Prepainted

Brock may be an expert at Rock Pokémon but he has a soft spot for all Pokémon and loves taking care of them. This is reflected in this figurine. He is seen cooking some yummy food under the open sky, Vulpix and Geodude hungrily at his side. Will Jesse and James try to steal the food again? It is up to you to decide if you have the other figurines in the collection.

Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Overall: An entertaining 8

Paint Job – 7
The paint job is not bad, nice choice of colours. It fits the characters well as we remember them from the anime. Perhaps some more shading or detail on Vulpix would have been nice, Vulpix looks like a toy and not like a collector’s item here.

Sculpting – 7
Geodude looks nice and bulky, and one again Vulpix is a little neglected, the sculptor did well with it, but not great. Brock, on the other hand, looks like the Brock we love.

Design – 9
The concept and design are almost perfect. This is how we remember Brock, happy behind the cooking pots, cooking for his friends as an act of love, his loyal Pokémon cheering him on while eyeing the pot of food hungrily.

Display Worth – 9
If you are fanatik about Pokémon, this figurine is perfect for the collection, yes?

Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Brock, Geodude and Vulpix

Verdict

Brock, Geodude and Vulpix join James, Meowth, Ash, Misty, Jesse and Wobbuffet as collectors’ items and are all legends to many that grew up with the anime. The figurines are pricey but hey if you are a Pokémon fanatik, you just have to ‘catch them all’, don’t you?

Do you remember? Here we share videos from a few memorable scenes in Pokémon starring Brock and his friends. Some of these videos may contain spoilers!

Are you in the mood for some Pokémon humour? Let’s revisit some of Brock scenes where he falls head over heels in love with a lady or two or three… you get the picture. Please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Brock-loves-the-ladies

Brock caught a lot of Pokémon on his journey with Ash and Misty. Let’s look at them by following this link: http://bit.ly/All-Brock-Pokemon

Here is a great video filled with Brock quotes, trivia and more. Please follow this link: http://bit.ly/Brocks-Best-Quotes

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