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Jul 06

Pokémon fit - Palm Sized Plush Series

Posted by Sunain | July 6th 2018 at 08:54 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Toys, Plushies
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Starting on July 13th, 2018, the first Pokémon in the Pokémon fit palm sized plush toy lineup will be available to purchase at the Pokémon Centers in Japan. The first 30 Pokémon will be available in July but by November 2018, the remaining 121 Pokémon will become available. 151 Kanto Pokémon to be available to buy and collect as part of this Pokémon fit series. Each plush toy costs 1100yen.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/07/180706_p02.html

Article edited on 2018-07-06 08:58:20 by Sunain
Jun 29

McDonalds Happy Set - July 2018

Posted by Sunain | June 29th 2018 at 06:08 PM EDT
Tags: Movie, Toys, McDonalds, YouTube
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McDonalds Japan has revealed its Pokémon Happy Set line of toys that will be available starting on July 6th, 2018. The price of a Happy Set is between 460 and 500 yen depending on which food is purchased. There are 8 different toys in the set and each one comes with a Move Disc that matches the Pokémon type.

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This Happy Set box design features Pikachu and Eievui all over the box. There are also cut outs of Pikachu, Eievui and Lugia on the back of the box which can be placed and played with on a Monster Ball pattern on the side of the box.

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Pokémon Everyone's Quiz and Puzzle Book (ポケモン みんなのクイズ&パズルブック)

Those that purchase the Pokémon Happy Set on July 7th and 8th, 2018, a Pokémon Everyone's Quiz & Puzzle Book will be included which is filled with fun information such as latest information on the movie, manga, quizzes and puzzles. 1 book per Happy Set will be distributed while supplies last.

High resolution pictures from this Happy Set have been added to an Imageboard thread.

McDonalds Happy Set - July 2018 - Toys

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Monster Ball Target Hit Water Gun / Pikachu's Go! Thunderbolt
モンスターボールのまとあて水でっぽう / ピカチュウのいけ!10まんボルト

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Pikachu Target Hit Keyring / Eievui's "Fire! Swift"
ピカチュウのまとあてキーリング / イーブイのはなて!スピードスター

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Mokuroh's Spin! Razor Leaf / Ashimari's Quick! Aqua Jet
モクローのまわる!はっぱカッター / アシマリのとびだす!アクアジェット

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Nyabby's Quick! Flamethrower / Pikachu's Balance Puzzle
ニャビーのとびだす!かえんほうしゃ / ピカチュウのバランスパズル

Source: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/family/happyset/new01/

YouTube Clips - McDonalds Happy Set



Original Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R6eCHtoLso and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rXbFANaK90

Article edited on 2018-07-09 08:50:25 by Sunain
Mar 01

Wicked Cools Toys (WCT) to Debut Pokémon Anime Toys in Fall 2018

Posted by Sunain | March 1st 2018 at 12:41 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Toys, Wicked Cool Toys
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Wicked Cool Toys is excited to debut an exciting line of action figures, plush, roleplay items and other toys based on the hit Pokémon animated series! Arriving at retail locations in worldwide markets (excluding regions in Asia) in fall 2018.

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Some of the products were showcased at the UK Toy Fair 2018 and pictures of the products are available on the Idle Hands blog post and some of the pictures are also available on an Imageboard thread.

Source: https://www.wickedcooltoys.com/brands/pokemon/

Article edited on 2018-03-01 01:02:35 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
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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
Jul 08

McDonalds Happy Set - July 2017

Posted by Sunain | July 8th 2017 at 02:45 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Toys, McDonalds, YouTube
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McDonalds Japan has announced that their Happy Sets for July 2017 will include Pokémon toys based off the 20th Pocket Monsters movie. There are 6 different toys to collect and they will be available for approximately 3 weeks while supplies last starting July 14th, 2017.

Happy Set Toys

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  • Pikachu Spinner (ピカチュウのスピナー)
  • Pikachu Water Gun (ピカチュウの水でっぽう)
  • Hitokage Monster Ball Catcher (ヒトカゲのモンスターボールキャッチ)
  • Ho-oh Whistle (ホウオウのホイッスル)
  • Gaogaen Lugarugan Cup and Ball (ガオガエン・ルガルガン カップ&ボール)
  • Raikou, Entei, Suicune Ring Toss (ライコウ・エンテイ・スイクンのわなげ)

YouTube Commercial - McDonalds Happy Set - July 2017


Source: http://www.mcd-holdings.co.jp/news/2017/promotion/promo0705a.html

Article edited on 2017-07-09 04:21:48 by Sunain
May 08

The Pokémon Company International Names Wicked Cool Toys as Master Toy Licensee

Posted by Sunain | May 8th 2017 at 02:25 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Merchandise, Toys, TOMY, Wicked Cool Toys
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The Pokémon Company International announced that Wicked Cool Toys will be a Master Toy Licensee but TOMY will continue to produce select items. Pokémon toys from Wicked Cool Toys are now in development with the first products expected to arrive at retail locations in fall 2018.

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Press Release - The Pokémon Company International Names Wicked Cool Toys as Master Toy Licensee

The Pokémon Company International Will Also Become a Strategic Investor in the Innovative and Growing Toy Company

Building on its mission to bring the best Pokémon experiences to fans around the world, The Pokémon Company International announced the appointment of Wicked Cool Toys as master toy licensee for the globally popular Pokémon brand, starting in July 2018. Wicked Cool Toys will have the rights to manufacture and market action figures, play sets, plush, roleplay items, and other toys based on the hit Pokémon animated series in worldwide markets, excluding regions in Asia where the brand is managed by The Pokémon Company International’s parent organization, The Pokémon Company.

“Wicked Cool Toys is a growing company, and we’re thrilled to build a strategic partnership with them through both collaboration and financial investment.”

“Pokémon is one of the most beloved entertainment properties in the world, and Wicked Cool Toys is thrilled to become part of that legacy,” said Michael Rinzler, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys.

“We can’t wait to deliver innovative and fun toys that embody the joy of Pokémon to kids and the brand’s millions of passionate fans around the world,” said Jeremy Padawer, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys.

The Pokémon Company International also announced it has become a strategic investor in Wicked Cool Toys and will have a seat on the toy company’s board of directors. This new partnership will allow for enhanced collaboration in the development of Pokémon toys with the growing toy company. The investment in Wicked Cool Toys is in line with the strategic partnership approach The Pokémon Company International engaged in with Niantic Inc., the developers and publishers of Pokémon GO.

“Toys are a major part of Pokémon’s mission to bring the fun and joy of the brand to kids and fans around the world, and we’re excited to welcome Wicked Cool Toys to the Pokémon family as its master toy licensee,” said Colin Palmer, vice president of Marketing & Licensing at The Pokémon Company International. “Wicked Cool Toys is a growing company, and we’re thrilled to build a strategic partnership with them through both collaboration and financial investment.”

TOMY will continue to be a key licensing partner for the Pokémon brand and will produce select items as well as products inspired by Pokémon video games, such as the popular Pokémon Z-Ring, which interacts with the mega hits Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, currently available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

The development of Pokémon toys from Wicked Cool Toys will begin immediately, with the first products expected to arrive at retail locations in fall 2018.

Article edited on 2017-05-08 02:26:10 by Sunain
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