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Jun 19

Pokémon Sun & Moon Celestial Storm TCG Expansion

Posted by Sunain | June 19th 2018 at 09:38 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release
Comments: 0


The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching across the UK on 3 August 2018.

The season of emerald storms is nearly upon us, and with it a tumultuous battle between Pokémon and creatures from Ultra Space. The lineup for Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm includes several new Pokémon-GX: Articuno-GX, Blaziken-GX, Scizor-GX, Stakataka-GX and Rayquaza-GX, alongside new Prism Star cards featuring Latios, Latias and Jirachi.

The Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm expansion will feature:

Over 160 cards, including:
  • 3 new Prism Star cards
  • 11 Pokémon-GX
  • 27 Trainer cards
Each booster pack will include:
  • 10 cards from the expansion, including at least 1 rare card, plus 1 basic Energy card

Article edited on 2018-06-19 09:40:16 by Sunain
May 25

Pocket Monsters Everyone's Story - Pokémon TCG Lugia Clear Card Campaign

Posted by Sunain | May 25th 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Movie
Comments: 0

The official Japanese Pokémon Card Game website has announced that starting on June 1st, 2018, those that purchase 500yen or more (tax included) of TCG products, they will receive a Theatrical Version Pocket Monsters Everyone's Story Lugia Clear Card with the movie poster illustration on the reverse side.

The clear card is available at participating: Aeon, Aeon Super Center, Ito-Yokado, Toys' R Us, Aita, Piago, Al Plaza, Heiwado, Fuji, Bic Camera. Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores, 7/11' and theaters are excluded.

Source: http://www.pokemon-card.com/info/2018/20180525_001212.html

Article edited on 2018-05-25 12:07:36 by Sunain
Apr 22

Pokémon Center - 20th Anniversary

Posted by Sunain | April 22nd 2018 at 11:48 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokémon Center, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Store, Pokénchi, Sun & Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Comments: 0

The Japanese Pokémon Centers are celebrating their 20th Anniversary with various promotions starting on April 25th, 2018 until June 30th, 2018 at all the Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan as a thank you for the support they have received over the years. There will be tons of events and special gifts!


Shaymin Event Pokémon Distribution


From April 25th, 2018 until June 30th, 2018, Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan will be distributing a Shaymin to players of Pocket Monsters Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. Shaymin can not be obtained during normal gameplay, so this is a great opportunity for players to get one!

Shaymin Promo TCG Card Illustrated by Shoko Nakagawa

During Pokénchi episode number 131, it was revealed that Shoko Nakagawa had illustrated a Shaymin TCG promo card that will be distributed by Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores staff members when a patron tells them the special phrase "Pokenchi wa!"「ポケんちは!」. A high resolution image of the TCG card is available on the Imageboard. Pokénchi airs weekly on Sunday's at 8am on TV Tokyo.


Special Clear Card

Starting on May 12th, 2018, those that visit the Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan can receive a Special Clear Card as thanks for those that visited the store. The picture on the clear card depends on the time period that the patrons visit.

Clear Card #1 Distribution Time Period: May 12th, 2018 until June 1st, 2018
Clear Card #2 Distribution Time Period: June 2nd, 2018 until June 30th, 2018


Clear Card Holder

From April 25th, 2018 until June 30th, 2018, Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan will distribute a Clear Card Holder to those that spend at least 4000yen (including tax). The Clear Card Holder is the exact size to hold the Clear Cards distributed by the Pokémon Centers, so it's a great place to store all your collected Clear Cards from now on!


Pokémon Center 20th Anniversary Pikachu Promo TCG Card

Those that purchase 5 booster packs from the Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores or the Pokémon Center Online will receive a 20th Anniversary Pikachu Promo TCG Card.


Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/pokecen_20th/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Center - 20th Anniversary Promotion Video

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFuj1QpTpY

Article edited on 2018-05-07 11:30:47 by Sunain
Mar 09

Pokémon Sun & Moon TCG Expansion - Forbidden Light / Forbidden Light Elite Trainer Box

Posted by Sunain | March 9th 2018 at 11:18 PM EST
Tags: TCG
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon website has announced the 6th Pokémon Sun & Moon TCG Expansion set and it is called: Forbidden Light. It will be available to purchase starting on May 4th, 2018 and the set will include over 130 cards. Also being released on the same day is the Forbidden Light Elite Trainer Box.


Pokémon Sun & Moon TCG Expansion - Forbidden Light

Necrozma continues to take the Pokémon world by surprise in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light expansion! The fierce and mysterious Legendary Pokémon has taken on a new form as Ultra Necrozma-GX, and other Pokémon gather to welcome this new light...or to resist it. Lucario-GX, Greninja-GX, Zygarde-GX, Yveltal-GX, Naganadel-GX, even Volcanion Prism star and the majestic Arceus Prism star must choose a side. This impressive expansion delivers more awesome Prism Star cards, which are so powerful, you can have only one of each in your deck—and once used, they go into the dreaded Lost Zone, never to return. Players can also look forward to lots of cool Pokémon and Supporters originally encountered in the beautiful Kalos region. Discover awesome Pokémon and mysterious treasures in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light expansion!

  • Over 130 cards
  • 5 Prism Star cards
  • 8 Pokémon-GX and 6 Ultra Beasts
  • 15 Trainer cards and 2 Special Energy cards

The complete Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light expansion will be available to play in the Pokémon TCG Online when the expansion launches.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/sun-moon-forbidden-light/explore-and-watch/

Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light Elite Trainer Box


Glow with confidence when you sit down for your next battle, thanks to the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light Elite Trainer Box! This impressive collection contains a plethora of game-enhancing accessories, including dice, high-quality condition markers, card sleeves, and a player's guide to the latest expansion, full of tips on how to construct your next competitive deck. Plus, you'll bulk up your card collection with eight booster packs from this epic expansion that features loads of amazing cards, Ultra Beasts, Pokémon-GX, and more. With the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light Elite Trainer Box, nothing is off-limits!

The Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light Elite Trainer Box includes:
  • 8 Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light booster packs
  • 65 card sleeves featuring Ultra Necrozma
  • 45 Pokémon TCG Energy cards
  • A player's guide to the Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light expansion
  • 6 damage-counter dice
  • 1 competition-legal coin-flip die
  • 2 acrylic condition markers and 1 acrylic GX marker
  • A collector's box to hold everything, with 4 dividers to keep it organized
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
The Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light Elite Trainer Box will be available May 4, 2018, at PokemonCenter.com and other retailers where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/product-gallery/sun-moon-forbidden-light-elite-trainer-box/

Article edited on 2018-03-09 11:23:36 by Sunain
Mar 01

The Pokémon Company International Sales Reach New Heights for TCG and Toys in 2017

Posted by Sunain | March 1st 2018 at 11:19 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Merchandise, Toys, Sales, The Pokémon Company International
Comments: 0
The Pokémon Company International announced today that Pokémon has followed up its record-breaking sales performance in 2016 with continued growth in Europe throughout 2017 for its Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and toys.

According to figures recorded by the NPD Group Toys retail tracking service, Pokémon is the number one Strategic Trading Card Game property in Europe, with total sales exceeding €100 million. Total sales for such games in Europe in 2017 were over €122 million, giving Pokémon a phenomenal 82% share of the market.

Pokémon TCG sales continued to rise in key territories, with growth of 42% in the United Kingdom, 56% in Spain and an incredible 644% in Italy. Pokémon toys [HB1] also saw a significant rise in sales in 2017, with an increase of 54% in the UK, 14% in Germany and 146% in Italy.

Pokémon gained additional recognition at the UK Toy Fair in London by winning two separate awards. The Pokémon Trading Card Game collected Pocket Money Toy of the Year at the Toy Industry Awards, organised by the British Toy & Hobby Association and Toy Retailers Association. Additionally, the new line of Pokémon toys [AD2] made by Wicked Cool Toys and distributed by Character Options was crowned the winner of the Toy Fair 2018 Editor’s Choice Award, which was voted on by media visiting the show.

Simon Benton, VP of Pokémon TCG Sales Europe, said: “2017 was another exceptional year for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. We are the number one Strategic Card Game in Europe, and the UK toy industry voted the Pokémon Trading Card Game the top Pocket Money Toy of the Year. The continued success is testament to the fantastic support of all our retailers and the Pokémon TCG's huge appeal, and with further expansions and promotions planned, we expect another strong performance in 2018.”

Peter Murphy, senior director of marketing at The Pokémon Company International, said: “Wicked Cool Toys’ first Pokémon master toy range has been fantastically well received by retailers and the media at the recent toy fairs in London and Nuremberg. The huge interest in the new toy line is hugely encouraging, and we expect sales to continue to rise when the range launches later this year.”

The global phenomenon of Pokémon was first launched in Japan in 1996 as a role-playing game for Nintendo’s Game Boy system and reached the United States and Europe in 1998–99. The first Pokémon games introduced the original 151 Pokémon. Today, the Pokémon universe includes more than 800 Pokémon that players can catch, trade, and battle against their opponents with in the quest to become a top Pokémon Trainer.

Pokémon has since grown into one of the most popular entertainment properties in the world. It is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, with more than 300 million video games sold worldwide. In addition, 23.6 billion TCG cards have been shipped to 74 countries in 11 languages, and over 450,000 players take part in Pokémon events every year. There are also more than 900 episodes of the animated TV series, soon starting its 21st season.

Article edited on 2018-03-01 11:21:52 by Sunain
Feb 24

NIHONBARE Campaign celebrating the opening of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX


The NIHONBARE Campaign celebrating the opening of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX will take place from Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 through Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores across Japan. The Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and Pokémon Cafe will open on the fifth floor of Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018.

This is also the opening of the first Pokémon themed permanent cafe, where visitors can enjoy food and drinks inspired by Pokémon! Free gifts not found anywhere else will also be available here. Merchandise commemorating the opening of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX will be available, and fun events are also planned! (Reservations are required for the cafe. Reservations will be taken starting in early March.)


Free gifts include a Kabigon with the Sunny Day move and a Pikachu holding a Lemonade!

Visitors will receive a free gift of Kabigon with the Sunny Day move only at Pokémon Center Tokyo DX! To celebrate the Pokémon Cafe opening, a Pikachu holding a Lemonade will be given at no charge to visitors of Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores across Japan! Gifts can be redeemed in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon. It will be distributed from Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 until April 22nd, 2018.


Free gifts for visiting and shopping!

Visitors will receive one special clear card for free! The design depends on the date and store. Please note that quantities are limited and clear cards may run out during the promotional campaign!


TCG Booster Pack Promo Cards

Starting on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan, those that purchase 5 booster packs can receive a Cherry-Blossom Afro Pikachu (桜アフロのピカチュウ) TCG promo card while supplies last. Also starting on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at Pokémon Center Tokyo DX, those that make any purchase at that store can receive the Gentleman Pikachu (紳士風のピカチュウ) TCG promo card while supplies last.

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Pokémon Center Tokyo DX Special Mini Folding Fan

Starting on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at Pokémon Center Tokyo DX, those that purchase at least 5000 yen worth of merchandise can get a Special Mini Folding Fan as a present.


Greetings from Gentleman Pikachu and Hakama Pikachu!

Pikachu is coming to visit Pokémon Centers nationwide! Hakama Pikachu can only be seen at Pokémon Center TOKYO DX!!


Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/pokecen_tokyodx/english/ and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/pokecen_tokyodx/

YouTube Promo - Pokémon Center Hot Information "Pokémon Center Tokyo DX Opening Campaign"

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuwqoTe836s

Article edited on 2018-02-24 12:30:18 by Sunain

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