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Apr 13

The Pokémon Company International Licensed Retail Sales Reach $3.3 Billion Per Year

Posted by Sunain | April 13th 2017 at 11:23 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Magazine, Sales
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According to the April 2017 Volume 20 Number 2 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now the 19th most profitable retail licensor worldwide selling over $3.3 billion USD a year in licensed products worldwide. The 20th Anniversary campaign in 2016 certainly helped its sales as it greatly surpassed its $2 billion USD and 34th place in 2015. Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon also helped the brand. To put this incredible achievement into perspective, The Pokémon Company International has now passed major companies such as: Ford, the NBA and Playboy for sales and is just behind the NFL and GM.

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License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors Report - THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL

Pokémon enjoyed an incredibly strong year at retail in 2016, which marked the brand’s 20th anniversary. The milestone, which recognized the first introduction of Pokémon video games 20 years ago, catapulted the perennially popular brand into the global spotlight and kicked off with the first-ever Pokémon Super Bowl commercial. The company also introduced the mobile game “Pokémon Go,” which became a global phenomenon and was downloaded 650 million times.

Pokémon followed this success with “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” for the Nintendo 3DS, which became the third best-selling Nintendo 3DS titles of all time, adding to the 280 million Pokémon video games already sold. The Pokémon trading card game continues to be popular with 21.5 billion cards shipped globally as of 2016, and was the No. 1 selling toy in the strategic card games subclass. Pokémon animation aligned with Disney XD as its new U.S. broadcast partner.

The Pokémon animated TV series includes more than 900 episodes spanning 20 seasons and is licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries, as well as on a variety of VOD platforms around the world. In 2017, the award-winning “Pokémon Go” mobile game will continue to receive ongoing updates with new characters, seasonal in-game events and ongoing support from promotional collaborations with Sprint and Starbucks in the U.S.

The latest TCG expansion, Pokémon TCG: Sun and Moon, launched in North America and Europe in February, the first of four expansions that will launch quarterly. The 20th season of the Pokémon animated series, titled “Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon,” will debut in 2017, as will the 20th animated Pokémon movie, and production will begin on Detective Pikachu, the first live-action Pokémon movie. Additionally, the Pokémon Company will continue to introduce new experiences for the brand across mobile and core gaming, animation, TCG, licensed products including toys, apparel and more.

Source: http://images2.advanstar.com/PixelMags/license-global/pdf/2017-04-top150.pdf (Page T14)

Article edited on 2017-04-13 11:26:47 by Sunain
Mar 31

TOMY's Moncolle Monster Collection Celebrates 20 Years

Posted by Sunain | March 31st 2017 at 09:20 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, TOMY
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TOMY's Moncolle Monster Collection (モンコレモンスターコレクション) figure series has been loved for over 20 years since its release in 1997! Pikachu has been released many times over the years with different variations.

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To celebrate the the Moncolle 20th Anniversary as well as the 20th anniversary of the movie anime series, the Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters I Choose You! Satoshi's Pikachu Set (劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた!サトシのピカチュウセット) will go on sale in Japan in July 2017 for 3,490 yen excluding tax. The set features 7 Pikachu's wearing Satoshi's different hats over the years.

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Also being released from July 2017 through September 2017 are 6 Moncolle figure sets featuring the starter Pokémon from each region excluding the Alola Region. Each set will sell for 1,350 yen plus tax.

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Source: http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/pokemon/moncolle_20th/

Article edited on 2017-04-01 12:20:41 by Sunain
Mar 15

Corocoro April 2017 Issues

Posted by Sunain | March 15th 2017 at 08:21 PM EDT
Tags: Corocoro, Merchandise, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Ga-Olé
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The April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Ichiban! was released on February 21st, 2017 while the April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Comics was released in Japan on March 15th, 2017. These issues have a lot of extras that will interest Pocket Monsters fans including: a serial code to get a Lizardon in the Japanese versions of Pocket Monsters Sun or Moon, a Pocket Monsters Sun Moon Poster and a special Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket for Alola Nassy and a special Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket for Lugarugan Midday and Midnight Forms. The Corocoro Ichiban issue costs 890 yen and the JAN is: 4910138590471 while the Corocoro Comics issue costs 550 yen including tax and the JAN is: 4910038090477.

April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Cover April 2017 Issue of Corocoro Ichiban Cover

Corocoro Lizardon Event Pokémon Distribution

As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Corocoro Comics, Lizardon, the Number 1 most popular Pokémon for Corocoro as determined through the campaign conducted in early 2017, has a serial code in the April 2017 issue of Corocoro Comics that allows players of Pocket Monsters Sun or Moon to receive it in-game. Lizardon is a Pokémon that cannot be normally captured in Sun or Moon.

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Corocoro Lizardon Event Pokémon Distribution Details

Pokémon Info
pic Level: 40
OT: Corocoro (コロコロ)
Attack 1: Dragon Claw
Attack 2: Fly
Attack 3: Dragon Rage
Attack 4: Flare Blitz

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/02/170216_gm01.html

Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Thrilling Alola Form Course

Included in the April 2017 issue of Corocoro Ichiban! is a Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket that unlocks the special course Thrilling Alola Form Course (アローラのすがたぞくぞくコース). Players can scan the Ga-Olé Tickets QR Code at the arcade game and unlock this course which gives players the chance to catch some of the Alola Form Pokémon including Alola Form Nassy which is usually not obtainable through normal gameplay.

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Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Thrilling Alola Form Course - Corocoro Promotional YouTube Video


Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Lugarugan with Z-Move! Course

Included in the April 2017 issue of Corocoro Comics is a Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket that unlocks the special course Lugarugan with Z-Move! Course (ルガルガンでZワザ!コース). Players can scan the Ga-Olé Tickets QR Code at the arcade game and unlock this course which gives players the chance to catch Lugarugan Midday and Midnight Forms.

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Pokémon Ga-Olé Ticket - Lugarugan with Z-Move! Course - Corocoro Promotional YouTube Video


Source: https://pokemongaole.com/goods/index.html#p13

Article edited on 2017-03-15 08:55:08 by Sunain
Feb 24

Pikachu's Easter 2017 - Sparkling Spring Festival Campaign at the Pokémon Centers and Stores

Posted by Sunain | February 24th 2017 at 06:53 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Store, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced the full details for Pikachu's Easter - Sparkling Spring Festival Campaign (ピカピカ春祭りキャンペーン) which will take place from March 18th, 2017 until April 9th, 2017 at the Pokémon Centers and Stores in Japan. As part of the campaign, new cute spring themed goods will be released and there will be battle events for the games as well.

Pokémon Egg Distribution

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A Pokémon Egg will be distributed to players of Pokémon Sun and Moon during the campaign. It can hatch into one of six different Pokémon: Goomy, Mareanie, Oranguru, Passimian, Turtonator or Drampa.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/easter2017/present/

Pikachu's Easter - TCG Promo Card Promotion

From Saturday, April 1st, 2017, those that purchase a Pokémon Card Game Expansion Pack, a Reinforcement Expansion Pack or 5 of more booster packs can receive 1 Pikachu's Easter Pokémon Egg promo card at random as a present. There are 4 different cards to collect: Pikachu, Mareanie, Oranguru and Turtonator.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/easter2017/card/?sp=contents

PokéFan #52 (ポケモンファン 第52号) - Ad Scan

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Scan Source: https://twitter.com/karubiimunomono/status/833484627721334784

Article edited on 2017-02-24 08:49:15 by Sunain
Feb 21

Pokémon Day - February 27th, 2017

The Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Day 2017 festivities for the United States. It should be an exciting day for all fans of the franchise. It was also revealed that a new line of Pokémon Gallery Figures will be heading exclusively to the United States Pokémon Center website on Pokémon Day. A special Pikachu will also be appearing in Pokémon Go wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day.

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Celebrate Pokémon Day on February 27

Pokémon Day is February 27, commemorating the launch of the very first Pokémon games in Japan way back in 1996. To celebrate the milestone, several events and promotions are planned, leading up through the big day! The fun starts at the #PokemonDay social hub, where we will be updating a gallery of your Pokémon photo memories. Use the hashtag #PokemonDay to share your best Pokémon moments.

  • Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.
  • Pokémon Day marks the debut of the new Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center. The first set includes awesome figures of Eevee, Mew, Magikarp, and Pikachu—each performing its signature attack. These figures were designed specifically for the Pokémon Center, so this is the first time anyone will be able to get their hands on them.
  • Starting on Pokémon Day, revisit some of the best big-screen moments of Ash and his friends with a movie marathon on Pokémon TV. For a limited time, watch the original classic Pokémon: The First Movie, as well as Pokémon 4Ever and Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions in their entirety. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com and on the Pokémon TV mobile apps. But these movies will be available for only a limited time, so don't miss them!
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is starting its Pokémon Day festivities early, with extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel for the entire week leading up to Pokémon Day. Then, be sure to log in to your game on Pokémon Day for an extra-special Daily Bonus. Remember that you can play the Pokémon TCG Online on your computer, iPad, or Android tablet. Battle today and through Pokémon Day for bigger rewards!
  • Don't forget that right now you can head to your local participating GameStop store to get a Bottle Cap for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game. This item lets you boost the individual strength of one of your Pokémon's stats via Hyper Training, making the Pokémon even more ready for your next big battle! Bottle Cap codes will be available at GameStop until March 5.
  • Pikachu lends its brilliant features to the new Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. This limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is launching just a couple of days before Pokémon Day, and it's sure to be popular, so check it out while you can. Visit the product page on Nintendo.com for more details.
  • If you're looking for even more Pokémon animation fun for your Pokémon Day celebrations, you can find Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon Video on February 27. Plus, check out a special Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver TV episode bundle featuring Ash's adventures throughout the Johto region. With this collection of episodes and the latest Pokémon movie, you'll be ready to host the perfect Pokémon Day party!
  • Pokémon Day is a good reminder that big promotions are going on in Pokémon Shuffle, too. The popular Nintendo 3DS game is celebrating two years of challenging fans with puzzle fun. Take a look at the in-game notifications to get more details on these upcoming opportunities.
  • Head to Twitch.tv/Pokemon for an all-day celebration of Pokémon competitions, showing many of the most memorable matches from the Pokémon TCG, video games, and Pokkén Tournament from the past several years. See your favorite players from around the globe as we broadcast epic Championship battles, including some from recent Pokémon World Championships.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/celebrate-pokemon-day-on-february-27/

Pikachu Parties in Pokémon GO!

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Keep your eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day! Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pikachu-parties-in-pokemon-go/

Put Your Favorite Pokémon on Display

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The new Gallery Figures collection launches in the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day.

Pokémon fans will definitely want to take a look at the new Gallery Figures collection coming to the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day, February 27. These high-quality figures were created for the Pokémon Center in the United States, meaning this is the first time they have ever been available anywhere in the world.

The first four Gallery Figures depict some well-known Pokémon as they perform an attack: Mew using Psychic, Eevee using Swift, Magikarp using Splash, and Pikachu using its iconic Thunderbolt attack. Each figure is mounted on the same size base, making it easy to put them on display. Plus, this is only the first set of Gallery Figures planned for launch in the Pokémon Center—check back throughout the year for details on upcoming collectibles.

Check out the Pokémon Gallery Figures collection on February 27 in the Pokémon Center!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/put-your-favorite-pokemon-on-display/

Article edited on 2017-02-24 07:27:20 by Sunain
Feb 16

ARTFX J Serena with Fokko

Posted by Sunain | February 16th 2017 at 11:35 AM EST
Tags: Merchandise, YouTube, X and Y, Pocket Monsters XY
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A new figure has been announced that is part of the Pokémon Figure Series. ARTFX J Serena with Fokko was revealed on February 14th, 2017 for pre-order in Japan. It is the third figure in the series with Red and Haruka already released. High resolution pictures of this figure have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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ARTFX J Serena with Fokko

Release Month: July 2017
Scale: 1/8
Product Size Serena: Total height of about 195 mm (including pedestal)
Product Size Fokko: Total height of about 55 mm
Price: 8,500 yen (excluding tax)
Product Material: PVC painted / ABS

YouTube - ARTFX J Serena with Fokko PV


Source: http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/product/product-0000002389/

Article edited on 2017-02-16 11:36:52 by Sunain
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