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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
Feb 24

NIHONBARE Campaign celebrating the opening of Pokémon Center Tokyo DX

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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.)

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!!

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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
Dec 14

Pokémon Hub

Posted by Sunain | December 14th 2017 at 08:27 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Games, Merchandise
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A new officially licensed Pokémon merchandise store called the Pokémon Hub opens on December 15th, 2017 at 11am at the K11 shopping mall in Hong Kong.

The Pokémon Hub will feature displays of rare Pokémon TCG Sun and Moon series cards as part of the extensive card display and the latest Pokémon anime series on their multiple TV screens. The store will also feature gaming with Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/pokemonhubhk/posts

Article edited on 2017-12-14 08:29:32 by Sunain
Dec 01

Lana Nendoroid (ねんどろいど スイレン)

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2017 at 10:57 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Nendoroid
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GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP and the Japanese Pokémon Center Online have announced that pre-orders for a Lana Nendoroid (ねんどろいど スイレン) will be open from Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 14:00JST until Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 12:00JST for GOODSMILE and from Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 14:00JST until Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 21:00JST for the Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store and the Pokémon Center Online. High resolution pictures of the Nendoroid have been added to an Imageboard thread.

Lana Nendoroid

GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Pre-Order Bonus

Those that purchase the Lana Nendoroid from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will receive a Waterium Z-Crystal Base as a bonus!

Lana Nendoroid

Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store & Pokémon Center Online Pre-Order Bonus

Those that purchase the Lana Nendoroid from the Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store or the Pokémon Center Online will receive a Dive Ball as a bonus!

Lana Nendoroid

Product Details:

Product Name: Nendoroid Lana
Series: Pokémon
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: 2018/06
Specifications: Painted ABS&PVC non-scale figure with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor: Shichibee

Sources: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6851/Nendoroid+Lana.html and https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/?p_cd=4580416904599

Article edited on 2017-12-01 10:58:31 by Sunain
Nov 12

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition: The Official National Pokédex

Posted by Sunain | November 12th 2017 at 02:48 PM EST
Tags: Merchandise, The Pokémon Company International, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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Various retailers have announced that the Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition: The Official National Pokédex will be released in North America on December 12th, 2017 for the suggested retail price of $24.99USD. The paperback book is 720 pages and has the ISBN-10: 0744019362 and the ISBN-13: 978-0744019360.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition: The Official National Pokédex Details:

  • Double-sided National Pokédex poster with bonus art!
  • Exclusive interviews with game creators!
  • Data for all known Pokémon species in the National Pokédex, including their different forms!
  • Key info on each Pokémon’s Evolutions and how to obtain them—plus Abilities, moves, stats, and more!
  • Lists of TMs and items that give details on finding them in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!
  • Reverse Lookup tables for moves and Abilities—perfect for the competitive battler!
  • Checklist and a guide to completing the National Pokédex!

Article edited on 2017-11-12 02:48:49 by Sunain
Nov 08

Commemorate Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! with Pikachu Plushie

Posted by Sunain | November 8th 2017 at 01:32 PM EST
Tags: Anime, TCG, Merchandise, Movie, Plushies
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The Pokémon Company International has announced a special Pikachu plush will be available at select retailers to commemorate the 20th movie Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!. 6 special TCG cards will also be distributed to those that spend at least $25 on TCG products starting on November 8th, 2017.

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Commemorate Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! with Pikachu!

Pikachu sports Ash’s iconic hat on Pokémon TCG cards and as a special plush available at select retailers.

To celebrate the release of the 20th Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, we've teamed up with select retailers to bring fans a fantastic new plush and cool Pokémon Trading Card Game goodies.

Ash's Pikachu
Starting November 8, 2017, Pokémon devotees will receive a pack of three random Ash's Pikachu promo cards for each $25 spent on Pokémon TCG products (tax and shipping not included). In all, there are six different promo cards to collect! This Pokémon TCG promotion will be offered at the following retailers:

Online Only:
  • PokemonCenter.com
  • Target.com
  • Toysrus.com
  • Toysrus.ca
  • Walmart.com
  • Walmart.ca

In Stores Only:
  • GameStop
  • EB Australia
  • EB Canada

If Pokémon plush are more your speed, you won't want to miss the Pikachu Wearing Trainer Hat Poké Plush appearing at select retailers. This plush of the beloved Pikachu is 16 inches tall and features a detachable version of Ash's iconic hat that fits most teens and adults! You'll find this adorable plush at the following retailers:

Online Only:
  • PokemonCenter.com
  • Target.com

In Stores Only:
  • Nintendo NY
  • Toys“R”Us
  • GameStop
  • EB Australia

These wonderful tributes to the 20th Pokémon film won't be around forever, so don't miss out on your chance to collect these truly special Pikachu items.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/commemorate-pokemon-the-movie-i-choose-you-with-pikachu/

Special Offer! Free Pokémon TCG promo pack containing 3 Ash’s Pikachu cards

Yours when you spend $25 or more on Pokémon Trading Card Game products from Pokémon Center

Celebrate Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! with this special offer from Pokémon Center! For every $25 you spend on Pokémon Trading Card Game products, you will receive a Pokémon TCG promo pack containing three Ash’s Pikachu cards. Each card features an illustration of Pikachu with one of the hats worn by Ash during the pair’s adventures in the Pokémon animated series.

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Details:
  • While supplies last, receive one 3-card promo pack per $25 spent on Pokémon TCG products at PokemonCenter.com. For example, a customer who purchases $75 worth of Pokémon TCG products from PokemonCenter.com will receive three 3-card promo packs (9 cards total).
  • Calculation of $25 minimum order of qualifying Pokémon TCG products excludes tax and cost of shipping.
  • Promotion will be automatically applied to qualifying Pokémon TCG orders. No code is necessary. You will not see a separate line item for the promotion in your shopping cart.
  • Promo card packs will be shipped separately from qualifying orders. Please allow approximately two weeks for delivery.
  • Promo card pack contents are random; PokemonCenter.com cannot guarantee any specific packaging or contents.

Source: https://www.pokemoncenter.com/ashspikachu

Article edited on 2017-11-09 07:04:25 by Sunain
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