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Oct 24

Pokémon Card Game Illust Collection (ポケモンカードゲーム イラストコレクション)

Posted by Sunain | October 24th 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Merchandise
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Over-Lap has announced a new book called the Pokémon Card Game Illust Collection (ポケモンカードゲーム イラストコレクション). The book features the history of the Pokémon Card Game from its debut in 1996 up to the present day XY series. The book will cost 2000yen plus tax and is 192 color pages. The ISBN-10: 4865540199 and the ISBN-13: 978-4865540192.

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Book Features:

  1. Over 200 carefully selected card illustrations are in the book from the more than 8,000 cards that now exist.
  2. Learn how to draw Pokémon taught by a Professional: The process of how to draw illustrations for the Pokémon Card Game
  3. Two Card Exclusive for the book: Rayquaza and Dress-up Pikachu Pikachu
  4. Interview featuring the Creative Team: Mitsuhiro Arita (有田満弘), Kagemaru Himeno (姫野かげまる氏), Ken Sugimori (杉森建氏), Junichi Masuda (増田順一氏) and Ishihara Tsunekazu (石原恒和氏) [SIC]

Source: http://over-lap.co.jp/book/card/ and http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4865540199/

Article edited on 2014-10-24 03:45:54 by Sunain
Oct 19

Pokémon Scrap (ポケモンスクラップ)

Posted by Sunain | October 19th 2014 at 01:33 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Merchandise, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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To celebrate the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, beginning on November 1st, 2014, a new campaign called Pokémon Scrap (ポケモンスクラップ) will begin. Pokémon Scrap is a vouchers system and cards are included with certain physical real world Pokémon products which can be redeemed for virtual item unlocks that can be used in ORAS. Players can begin to collect the required scrap card serials starting on November 1st, 2014 but they can only be entered for redeemable ORAS codes from December 1st, 2014 until April 30th, 2015. Players can begin to collect over 50 different Scrap Cards. Players need to register on the official campaign site and enter their email address in order to participate.

How to Use Pokémon Scrap Cards

On the back of each scrap card is a unique serial code that can be entered on the official Pokémon Scrap campaign site. One you register the serial number, the next tier level is unlocked. Not every tier level contains an unlockable gift though. However, you won't get just one mythical Pokémon. As you collect the scraps, you'll receive up to three mythical Pokémon and five items to help you on your adventure! At each gift tier, a unique Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire serial code will be given which player can use to unlock the gift in the game.

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To avoid confusion, 0 (zero), 1 (one), B (Letter), I (Letter), O (Letter) and V (Letter) are not used in any Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire serial codes. If a code is incorrectly entered ten times, players will be locked out temporarily for 24 hours before they can try again.

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Unlockable Gifts

Each gift needs a certain number of scrap card codes entered to unlock. Shaymin requires 1, Nugget requires 3, Super Potion requires 5, Keldeo requires 7, Luxuy Ball requires 10, Rare Candy requires 13, Victini requires 16 and the Master Ball requires 20 codes.

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Eligible Items

The following product will contain Pokémon Scrap cards with serial numbers. Each product contains only 1 serial code.

  • Gaia Volcano and Tidal Storm XY TCG Booster Packs - Available starting on December 13th, 2014
  • PokéPan ORAS Strawberry - Specially marked packages starting November 1st, 2014
  • 3D Pencil Case - Available in early December

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pokescrap2014/

Article edited on 2014-10-19 01:41:09 by Sunain
Oct 16

Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Official Guide Books

Posted by Sunain | October 16th 2014 at 01:13 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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The publisher OverLap has revealed the Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Official Guide Book: Complete Story Walkthrough / Complete Zukan Guide Book (ポケットモンスター オメガルビー・アルファサファイア 公式ガイドブック 完全ストーリー攻略ガイド・完全ぜんこく図鑑完成ガイド). Both books will be released in Japan after the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and will help players with tons of information on the games. Each book contains a special code to unlock things in the game.

Complete Story Walkthrough Complete Zukan Guide Book
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Release Date: November 22nd, 2014
832 A5 Pages
ISBN-10: 4865540059
ISBN-13: 978-4865540055
Price: 1400yen + tax

Contains 3 QR Codes for three Secret Bases created by:
Junichi Masuda, Shigeru Ohmori and Shigeki Morimoto
Release Date: December 5th, 2014
1040 A5 Pages
ISBN-10: 4865540067
ISBN-13: 978-4865540062
Price: 1850yen + tax

Contains serial code to unlock 2 Master Balls

Sources: http://over-lap.co.jp/book/oras/ and http://blog.over-lap.co.jp/bunko/?p=6211

Article edited on 2014-10-16 01:23:35 by Sunain
Oct 10

European Licensing Programme takes shape with new team at The Pokémon Company International

Posted by Sunain | October 10th 2014 at 02:34 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Games, Press Release, Merchandise
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The Pokémon Company International announced a lot of new license deals with merchandise companies today in Europe. Below is the press release with the full details.

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European Licensing Programme takes shape with new team at The Pokémon Company International

Evergreen brand going strong with the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on November 28, multimillion-euro marketing campaign planned, and numerous licensees on board London, UK—October 6, 2014—The Pokémon Company International announced today several new deals with European licensees. Ten new deals have been confirmed with players as diverse as:

· Arguydal: Food & Drinks
· Aventure Diffusion: Footwear
· Bon Bon Buddies: Confections
· Cartorama: Back-to-School Supplies
· Fashion UK: Apparel
· GB eye: Posters, Wall Art & Accessories
· HORI: Video Game Accessories
· RDS Industries: Video Game Accessories
· Vadobag: Back-to-School Supplies
· Winning Moves: Board Games

These new European licensees join existing partners such as global master toy partner TOMY, whose range includes figures, feature figures, role play and plush, Ultra PRO for trading card game accessories, Sun City for apparel, CTI for bedding, and CyP for back-to-school supplies.

The recent wave of partnerships was spearheaded by a newly established European Market Development team at The Pokémon Company International in London, responsible for licensing, retail, and brand promotions across the continent. The team is headed by Mathieu Galante and has just been expanded by the arrival of Samantha Mortimore and Romina Ialongo. The team will be meeting prospective partners throughout the Brand Licensing Europe 2014 expo at The Pokémon Company International Stand (F070).

“Following the enormous success of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which launched on Nintendo 3DS a year ago, and the subsequent introduction of the latest Trading Card Game generation, Pokémon TCG: XY, we’re enjoying a large resurgence in sales and interest in the brand. And across CITV, Netflix, and Disney XD and on iTunes, the TV show is being watched by a huge and ever-growing following,” said Marketing Director Anthony Cornish.

“The newly expanded Market Development team, based in our European headquarters in Chiswick, has been hard at work bringing on board new partners, and we’re very excited to announce the first wave of new partners who will help us bring world-class consumer products to our passionate fans,” added Mathieu Galante, Senior Manager of Marketing Development.

The expansion of the European licensing programme follows a period of growth for the Pokémon brand globally. Pokémon has enjoyed a stellar year following the launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y in October 2013 with combined sales of nearly 12 million copies globally in the first four months. Today it is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, with more than 260 million games sold worldwide since its launch in 1996.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game perennially remains the market leader in trading card games worldwide—more than 21.5 billion cards have been shipped to 74 countries in 10 languages. Recent NPD reports from the UK market have suggested that sales of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) have risen in 2014 by 51%. New Pokémon TCG expansions launch regularly throughout the year, and the next expansion, Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces, is set to hit stores in early November.

Future projects for The Pokémon Company International and its partners include the launch of the much anticipated video games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems on November 28, 2014 . This title is a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan favourites for the Game Boy Advance system. The launch will be supported by a multimillion-euro marketing campaign.

The Pokémon Company International will be exhibiting at BLE this year at stand F070.

Article edited on 2014-10-10 02:36:25 by Sunain
Oct 10

Pokémon Center - Halloween Collection 2014

Posted by Sunain | October 10th 2014 at 12:58 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Plushies
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The official Pokémon Center Online has announced its Halloween Collection for 2014. Four Halloween themed plushies have been released.

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Pumpkaboo Halloween Poké Plush (Standard Size) - 6 1/4" - $14.99 - Pumpkaboo is round and orange and also just a little bit spooky! This Pokémon Center original is the perfect companion for chill fall nights.

Gourgeist Halloween Poké Plush (Large Size) - 14 1/4" - $34.99 - The biggest Pumpkin Pokémon is the best: Gourgeist becomes the plush of the season! This Pokémon Center original is the perfect companion for spookiness and haunted rooms.

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Pikachu Halloween Poké Plush (Standard Size) - 6" - $14.99 - This Halloween Pikachu is ready to rock! This Pokémon Center original brings guitar attitude to your fall nights.

Dedenne Halloween Poké Plush (Standard Size) - 7" - $14.99 - The Antennae Pokémon Dedenne makes sure that the signal comes through! This Pokémon Center original is the perfect companion for fall nights.

Source: http://www.pokemoncenter.com/Halloween-Collections/b/10106854011

Article edited on 2014-10-10 01:02:42 by Sunain
Sep 04

Pokémon Center - Pikachu Stationery Collection

Posted by Sunain | September 4th 2014 at 01:41 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center
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The Pokémon Center online website has updated with a new line of products called the Pikachu Stationary Collection [sic]. The products all feature Pikachu somewhere on the item. A Luxury Ballpoint Pen with Pikachu Pattern (Silver) features a warning that states: "This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Not recommended for use by children." It is unclear which chemical included in the pen is a carcinogen as the warning doesn't state what it is.

Luxury Ballpoint Pen with Pikachu Pattern (Silver)

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Luxury Ballpoint Pen with Pikachu Pattern (Silver) - $59.95 + tax


Pikachu Stationary Collection

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Pikachu Pokémon Phone Case (iPhone 5 and 5s) - $19.95
Pikachu Spiral Notebook (200 pages) - $19.95
Pikachu Mug (White) - $14.95

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Pikachu Notecube (675 sheets) - $14.95
Pikachu Slate Black Journal (128 Pages) - $27.50

Source: http://www.pokemoncenter.com/Pikachu-Stationary-Collections/b/9876693011

Article edited on 2014-09-05 02:34:43 by Sunain
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