Pokémon The Movie: Black and ‘Pokémon The Movie: White PLUS Easter DVD Giveaway

Pokemon The start of the week saw the release of the special double-pack Pokemon The Movie Black and Pokemon The Movie White. The two feature length films feature Ash, Pikachu and friends as they set out on new adventures.

Mythical Pokemon Victini befriends Ash and the gang when they enter a battle competition at Eindoak Town but problems arise when Victini is seized by Damon. Ash needs to step up to the plate and a enlist the help of the legend that is Reshiram to rescue Victini and save Eindoak Town.

Now personally, I have to hold my hands up and say that I have never watched a single episode of Pokemon but I do know that it has been one of Curly’s favourites for a very long time. If like me you don’t really know much about Pokemon then help is at hand as I happen to have a rather handy cheat sheet for parents which will have your children thinking you are the coolest parents EVER!

· The Pokémon universe includes more than 640 creatures that players can collect, trade, train and use in battle against their rivals in the quest to become excellent Pokémon Trainers

· Each Pokémon is classified by a specific type – such as Fire, Water, Grass, Psychic or fighting – and each type has its own strengths and weaknesses in a rock-paper-scissors balance

· Pokémon are never seriously harmed in these battles – they merely faint, returning to their Poké Balls to rest until they can be healed

· The Pokémon animated series follows a boy named Ash on his journey to become a Pokémon Master. Ash travels with his best friend and first Pokémon, Pikachu. Along the way, he makes friends who join him on the journey, embarks on adventures, and constantly works to better himself and his Pokémon

· Game play options means that players can trade Pokémon with other players, transfer Pokémon from one game to another, and can play either solo or with others

· Pokémon The Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon The Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom is the 14th full-length movie in the Pokémon storyline

AND if your young Pokemon fan wants to take their hobby to the next level, why not think about starting a Pokemon collection? Child Experts recommend ‘collections’ as hobbies because it can develop important skills such as concentration and patience. What better way to spend quality time with your children than focusing on building a collection together?

Check out these top tips for starting your collection:

  • Collecting Pokémon soft toys are a great place to start any collection – they are easy to find and affordable
  • Set your sights high and go after the rare Pokémon – they can often be found on Japanese auction sites or available through specialist collectors – ask your parents to help you get online
  • Sites such as eBay are a great way to track down items that were released in UK, Europe, America or Australia
  • Car boot sales and flea markets are great fun and you can often find Pokémon merchandise hiding amongst other household items
  • Use a middleman when using Japanese auction sites – they can help with translation and you can make significant savings on rare items – ask your parents to help with this
  • Keep an eye out for giveaway promotions that take place in Japan – they sometimes last a few months or a few days




Chocs away – treats that keep on giving courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK)

Universal Easter Collection Finally, the Easter break is almost over but let’s just squeeze the last remnants out of it whilst we can with a special Easter DVD giveaway for my loyal Mummy Matters readers.

The Universal Easter Collection features four titles full of fun and laughter – showing off the best in CBeebies classics and CGI animation. There’s something to keep everyone amused, from pre-school favourite, Everything’s Rosie, to the crime-fighting Rastamouse, as well as story-telling adventures aboard Driver Dan’s Story Train and a classic re-telling of The Jungle Book





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  • kathleen hooper

    April 12 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t have a collection and have this dream of myself being a minimalist, so don’t intend to start one. However, my OH has collections of allsorts of things…photos of public phone boxes around the world,beer bottle tops, things that might come in handy…..(and so on!)

  • Paula Smith

    April 12 at 1:37 pm

    I don’t have a collection (apart from maybe shoes and clothes) but I would like to start one for my little girl, maybe snow globes or spyglasses. Something that could be found in a fairytale 🙂

  • Tracy Nixon

    April 12 at 2:56 pm

    I collect all things Peter Rabbit! I adored him as a child and over the years I have collected everything from cuddly toys and key rings, to ornaments and trinket boxes!

  • Natasha Gandy

    April 12 at 3:15 pm

    I would love to collect Russian Dolls but I don’t have enough room at the moment. We will be moving house soon though so you never know . . .

  • Julie Picton

    April 12 at 3:43 pm

    Pigs. I love pigs

  • carole

    April 12 at 4:52 pm

    would love to collect stamps ,i used to years ago

  • Hilda Hazel Wright

    April 12 at 4:57 pm

    I have a few packs of old cards, picture cards rather than playing cards. If I were to collect anything it would be more of these. The pictures just take me right back to childhood!

  • Ashleigh

    April 12 at 6:50 pm

    disney cuddly toys!

  • Tracy Hanley

    April 12 at 7:13 pm

    I collect TY beanie bears , i even have some from mcdonalds in america my husband bought me as they didnt do them over here

  • paula burnside

    April 12 at 7:21 pm

    I used to collect Trolls. I had hundreds of them and they now live in my Mum and Dads loft.

  • claire woods

    April 12 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t collect things but my son does – he collects stones, crystals.

  • Dan

    April 12 at 7:37 pm

    I collect comic books.
    Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it – they’re just like regular books, but with only 20 words per page 🙂

  • Kathleen m

    April 12 at 9:08 pm

    Collect almost anything to do with kittens. They are sooooo cute

  • emma cella

    April 12 at 9:30 pm

    me to you bears because they are so cute

  • Nancy Bradford

    April 12 at 9:43 pm

    I have a frog collection (little glass or metal ones).

  • Tina Holmes

    April 12 at 10:53 pm

    I used to have a dolphin collection 🙂

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  • Isabelle Smith

    April 12 at 11:20 pm

    Pokemon cards!

  • Laura Carroll

    April 13 at 5:32 am

    I have a small collection of autographs from the actors from my favourite TV shows 🙂

  • Maya Russell

    April 13 at 6:39 am

    I used to collect stamps – I’d like to start again.

  • Christina Massue

    April 13 at 9:04 am

    If i had the funds, I would start a designer shoe collection.

  • Melissa Hall

    April 13 at 9:26 am

    I collect kittens!

  • Ben Audsley

    April 13 at 9:55 am

    i collect clarice cliff art deco cups and saucers!

  • Robin Brooksbank

    April 13 at 10:43 am

    Leeds united shirts, i already have loads!

  • Phyllis Ellett

    April 13 at 12:05 pm

    Fridge magnets, was given one from a friend who returned from holiday in Cornwall about 20 years ago now. So with out thinking started a collection. All are either given or are promo magnets and we only buy when we away or if they are selling at a special event etc. to date have about 800. Fridge covered and now got magnetic boards in the kitchen to hold the rest.

  • Joanna Orr

    April 13 at 3:58 pm

    Oh god, I’ve just realised I’m a really nerdy collector!
    Currently collecting:
    Pretty tins (tiny ones – lip balms mainly!)
    Postcards – lots of vintage comic ones from the 1920’s & 30’s
    Olympic Memorabilia – have recently bought lots of pin badges on Ebay..
    7″ vinyl singles (over 3,500 of these!)
    Vinyl Albums – a fair few hundred
    Vintage & repro Enamel advertising signs

    In the loft I have beermat collections, stamps collection, badge collections. Also I photograph and keep copies of vintage advertising and shop signs LOL!

  • Kirsty Sparks

    April 13 at 10:29 pm

    I collect Disney DVDs

  • Galina V

    April 14 at 7:40 am

    I used to collect dolls in national costumes, had quite a collection, but that was a very long time ago. I suppose I could say I collect books: art books and cook books.
    Thank you!

  • Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    April 14 at 10:00 am

    No collection but I’d love a collection of designer handbags


  • Hazel Rush

    April 14 at 11:20 am

    I’d collect stray cats if I had a big enough house and garden and lots of money!!

  • Kerrie Vella

    April 14 at 1:17 pm

    i would like to collect money! im not very good at it though hahaha

  • Stephanie Boulton

    April 14 at 3:09 pm

    I collect postcards to remind me of all the places and attractions that I been to.

  • sian hallewell

    April 14 at 5:27 pm

    If I had the money I would start a collection of diamond jewellery!

  • jo Welsh

    April 14 at 8:40 pm

    I would love to collect designer bags and matching shoes but this is only a far off dream.

  • Cheryl Lovell

    April 14 at 8:47 pm

    I would love a collection of louboutin shoes!

  • Cheryl Lovell

    April 14 at 8:48 pm

    I would love to start a collection of louboutin shoes!

  • Karen

    April 15 at 6:29 am

    I collect badges, I guess. I haven’t actually added to my collection for years!

  • Cheryll H

    April 15 at 7:52 am

    I’m collecting all the Disney films because I love them. For the kids obviously. 🙂 @pipersky1

  • Rainie Bish

    April 15 at 8:26 am

    I collect penguins (although much to my disappointment not the real thing, well not at home). It started with a trip to the local wildlife park when I was at infant school. Apparently I cried all the way home because they wouldn’t let me bring a real one home. When the coach arrived back at school my mum wondered what had happened to me as I was crying so much. Ive got a few adoptions and for my 40th birthday my husband arranged for me to be a penguin keeper Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water (http://www.birdland.co.uk/)and I got the stroke the penguins and feed them. An absolutely fantastic experience that I will never forget.

  • Emma Jackson

    April 15 at 11:20 am

    I’m on the verge of starting a chinese teaset collection. I have 2 due to a gift duplication. Having a cup of tea is me time so i love everything tea related ^_^

  • Solange

    April 15 at 2:54 pm

    Dolphins because they’re cute

  • helena haddock

    April 15 at 3:48 pm

    I collect Mickey and Minnie mouse items, started it last year

  • jennie jackson

    April 15 at 6:32 pm

    pigs because they are my favorite animal

  • fiona waterworth

    April 15 at 7:47 pm

    I collect thimbles from where ever I go

  • Meryl Rees

    April 16 at 3:06 pm

    I collect Ladybird books

  • Kim Carberry

    April 16 at 5:24 pm

    I collect fridge magnets…Got loads on the fridge and about a hundred in a box near the fridge that the kids swap and change every now and then 🙂

  • vicky haddock

    April 17 at 6:40 am

    I have a collection of ducks, ranging from pens, rubbers, ornaments, t-shirts

  • Ethel Tench

    April 17 at 1:31 pm

    Old bones

  • Sarah Mills

    April 17 at 7:30 pm

    keyrings because my son loves them!

  • Christine Mutter

    April 17 at 9:18 pm

    Radley Items – I only have a bag and purse but would love more items

  • Antonia Rookley

    April 17 at 9:38 pm

    I collect pretty things!! Basically any thing I like that catches my eye, and I can afford is mine!

  • Joanne Davis

    April 18 at 6:17 am

    I would collect houses like on monopoly. It would be a bit of an expensive hobby though.

  • Michelle Williams

    April 18 at 9:40 am

    Little trinket boxes, I have two and could love to expand my collection

  • Mark Palmer

    April 18 at 12:02 pm

    Butter dishes

  • katherine grieve

    April 18 at 12:04 pm

    I collect postcards and magnets, and collect them from wherever we go on days out or on holiday, they are all on my fridge

  • Simon Thompson

    April 18 at 12:39 pm

    Coins and notes from around the world

  • Rach

    April 18 at 12:50 pm

    When I was child I collected stamps and the collection is still in the loft.

  • Natasha R

    April 18 at 1:06 pm

    I like belts. I think I might start a collection.

  • Robyn Logan

    April 18 at 2:08 pm

    I have a collection of old sewing equipment and books. Really old books, lots of buttons and other random litte craft pieces which I can’t part with.

  • Susanne Temlett

    April 18 at 4:23 pm

    I collect books, when the internet goes down, I’ll be the only person who knows anything! 😉

  • Joanna Coleshill

    April 18 at 4:55 pm

    I collect recipe books and already have far too many!

  • Hayley Todd

    April 18 at 5:49 pm

    I collect absolutely anything and everything that catches my eye!

    I collect:
    Portmeirion Pottery
    Willow Tree Figures
    Postcards (I’ve been collecting postcards since I’ve been a little girl and have literally thousands!)
    Stickers! (Yes, I know, very strange but I have about 6 sticker albums full!)
    Vintage Magazines
    Costume Jewellery
    but would love a huge shoe collection!

  • helen rhoads

    April 18 at 5:51 pm

    I like collecting postcards from all thr great places that I have been to

  • Greig spencer

    April 18 at 8:12 pm

    id collect coins .. so i can be rich lol

  • Alison

    April 18 at 8:20 pm

    I would love to collect the full range of Fizzy Moon bears because I think they are so adorable and cute

  • Sarah Abutair

    April 18 at 8:33 pm

    I collect My Little Pony!

  • lyndsey allison

    April 18 at 8:58 pm

    Diamonds – need i say any more? 🙂

  • Paul Witney

    April 18 at 9:20 pm

    I used to collect tea pots – until my ex-wife smashed them all!

  • Jaseos Harpos

    April 18 at 9:32 pm

    I have quite a collection of spoons that my parents started for me when I was born. Don’t add much to it nowadays.

  • Jane Townson

    April 18 at 9:51 pm

    My collection is coats, and the reason is I love coats and just can’t help buying them.

  • Lani Nash

    April 18 at 10:03 pm

    I have a collection of frogs; soft toys, ornaments, other household items, even two real ones! I have no idea how this collection started or why as I was rather young when I started!

  • Nicole S.

    April 18 at 11:35 pm

    Disney DVDs, would love to have them all!!

  • Tracy Grant

    April 19 at 7:07 am

    Hi, I collect kids, have 5 already LOL, no seriously don’t have time to collect anything, but my 7 yr old daughter is obsessed with and collects anything to do with monkeys xxx

  • Sally HC

    April 19 at 1:54 pm

    I collect fridge magnets. Everyone tells a story of where me and my very have visited. Such lovely memories.

  • sue willshee

    April 19 at 5:01 pm

    I’ve got a collection of cottages. Not real ones unfortunately! I have glass ones, and pottery ones, cottages made from coal and cottages made from chalk. They’re all cute and although they’re probably a bit naff I love them 🙂 @piperanddaisy

  • rebecca denyer

    April 19 at 9:38 pm

    I dont have a collection but if i could have one i;d love to ollect diamonds 😉

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