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Feb 13

ToyFair 2016 - TOMY Commemorates 20 Years of Pokémon

Posted by Sunain | February 13th 2016 at 09:01 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Merchandise, Toys, TOMY, Plushies, 20th Anniversary
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ImageToyFair 2016 NY16 is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from February 13th, 2016 until February 16th, 2016. TOMY has a booth at 2271 where they are showcasing this years line of Pokémon toys and The Pokémon Company International, Inc. also has a booth at 646 showcasing the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Toy Fair 2015 opened its doors to thousands of registered global play professionals to explore a record-breaking 422,000+ net square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products.

Source: http://www.toyfairny.com/

TOMY Commemorates 20 Years of Pokémon; Debuts Exclusive Product at the 2016 International Toy Fair

Retailer-Exclusive Mythical Pokémon Figures and Plush to be Released Each Month in Honor of Milestone Anniversary

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 11, 2016 - TOMY International, the master toy licensee and distributor for Pokémon in categories including figures, figure accessories, plush, playsets and role-play, debuts its all-new line for one of the world's leading entertainment franchises. With 2016 marking 20 years of Pokémon, TOMY introduces commemorative products and celebrates this milestone with retailer-exclusive promotions throughout the year. On February 27, 2016 Pokémon celebrates 20 years since the first video games, Pokémon Red and Green, launched in Japan for the Game Boy system.

To celebrate, TOMY will release one retailer-exclusive Mythical Pokémon each month, from February to December 2016. In the Pokémon universe, Mythical Pokémon are considered extremely rare. Select Mythical Pokémon will be released as 8" plush in a special crushed velvet material, and as 2" pearlescent-finished figures with their own unique pearlescent-finished Poké Balls. In addition to the monthly Mythical Pokémon, various limited-edition Pikachu products will also be featured as retailer-exclusives throughout the year. TOMY's attention-to-detail and unique stylizing captures Pokémon in a line that offers something for every Pokémon fan.

"The Pokémon property is seeing incredible momentum at retail and the 20th anniversary will only add more excitement to the brand for 2016," said Shehnaz Safiuddin, Senior Vice President of Toy & Hobby at TOMY. "This year the Mythical Pokémon and retailer-exclusives will bring even more attention to the property and we're thrilled that we get to bring the incredible Pokémon to life in a variety of figures, plush and more."

"TOMY is giving fans a new way to celebrate 20 years of Pokémon," said J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. "Their Mythical Pokémon and Pikachu products are a great addition to this year's festivities."

Over the past 20 years, fans have discovered over 700 Pokémon characters while buying more than 275 million video games and 21.5 billion trading card games. To commemorate 20 years of Pokémon, classic video games Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow will come to the Nintendo 3DS on February 27, 2016. Additionally, Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U will launch on March 18, 2016. Pokémon GO, a ground-breaking mobile game that will encourage fans to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon, launches later this year.

Date Product Retailer
February 2016 2" Pikachu figure with Clip 'n' Carry Poké Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Pikachu Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
10" Pikachu Plush, in a special jacquard weave with a step-and-repeat Poké Ball and Pikachu pattern
Toys "R" Us
February 2016 2" Mew figure with Great Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Mew Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
8" Pikachu Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
GameStop
February 2016 (2) Pikachu Figure 4 Pack, with special pearlescent finish
10" Pikachu Plush, in a special jacquard weave with a special step-and-repeat Poké Puff and Pikachu pattern
Walmart
March 2016 2" Celebi figure with Great Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Celebi Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
Toys "R" Us
April 2016 2" Jirachi figure with Premier Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Jirachi Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
Toys "R" Us
May 2016 2" Darkrai figure with Premier Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Darkrai Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
GameStop
June 2016 2" Manaphy figure with Poké Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Manaphy Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
Toys "R" Us
July 2016 2" Shaymin figure with Ultra Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Shaymin Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
Toys "R" Us
August 2016 2" Arceus figure with Master Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Arceus Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
GameStop
September 2016 2" Victini figure with Master Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Victini Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
Toys "R" Us
October 2016 2" Keldeo figure with Luxury Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Keldeo Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
Toys "R" Us
November 2016 8" Genesect Plush, in a special crushed velvet material GameStop
December 2016 2" Meloetta figure with Quick Ball, both with a special pearlescent finish
8" Meloetta Plush, in a special crushed velvet material
Toys "R" Us

Article edited on 2016-02-13 09:01:33 by Sunain
Feb 05

Pokémon Center Online

Posted by Sunain | February 5th 2016 at 04:45 PM EST
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Toys
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The official announcement for the Pokémon Center Online (ポケモンセンターオンライン) was posted on the official Japanese Pokémon website on February 5th, 2016. Most physical Pokémon Center locations had posters up since early January 2016 announcing the new service. The website will open at 10am on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/.

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In 2012, the Amazon Japan Pokémon Store was opened. That store will also be available for purchases online. The Pokémon Center Online originally opened in the early 2000's but the service did not last too long.

What is the Pokémon Center Online?

The Pokémon Center Online is the official shop for the Pokémon Centers. Original toys and miscellaneous goods such as stationery are available to purchase. In addition, it offers limited goods and will also have gift campaigns.

Those that sign-up for the membership before February 14th, 2016 at 23:59 will receive 100 PokéPoints (ポケポイント). The form to sign-up is available on the website for users to register.

The First Series: Pokémon Red and Green Campaign

From February 16th, 2016 at 10:00 until March 18th, 2016 at 23:59, patrons can purchase a GYM BADGES OF KANTO set for 19440 yen. It is a display case with the badges from the Pokémon Red and Green games. It will be delivers in mid-June 2016.

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Shopping Present

During the Pokémon Red and Green Campaign, those that purchase at least 5000 yen worth of merchandise including tax will receive one of three different A4 sized Original Document Cases (オリジナルドキュメントケース) featuring Pokémon Center Online artwork.

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Free Shipping

For those that order at least 3000 yen worth of merchandise during the Pokémon Red and Green Campaign will receive free shipping on their order. The normal purchase plateau to receive free shipping though will be 5000 yen.

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2016/02/160205_p01.html

Article edited on 2016-02-05 04:51:05 by Sunain
Dec 11

Pikachu Mega Campaign Part 2

Posted by Sunain | December 11th 2015 at 01:31 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Toys, Event Pokémon
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The official Japanese Pokémon webiste announced the details for Pikachu Mega Campaign Part 2 (強★カワ ピカチュウのメガキャンペーン第2弾) which will took place at the Pokémon Centers in January of 2016. Details of the first part of the campaign are available by clicking here.

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From January 1st, 2016 until January 31st, 2016, players of Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire can receive 1 of 5 different Pokémon at random each period. There were 5 separate distributions periods, so players could return to try and get one of the other Pokémon. Tabunne, Lucario, Tyltalis, Yadoran and Yamirami where the distributed Pokémon, each of which could Mega Evolve from the Mega Stone they were holding.

Distribution Periods

Period 1: January 1st, 2016 until January 8th, 2016
Period 2: January 9th, 2016 until January 15th, 2016
Period 3: January 16th, 2016 until January 22nd, 2016
Period 4: January 23rd, 2016 until January 29th, 2016
Period 5: January 30th, 2016 until January 31st, 2016

Poncho Pikachu Figures

All seven Pikachu Poncho figures will be appearing in popular capsule toy vending machines at all the Pokémon Centers starting on January 16th, 2016.

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Pokémon Card Game Limited Goods

Various Pokémon Trading Card Game goods will be available for a limited time in January 2016 only at the Pokémon Centers and are unattainable elsewhere. A box set of card shields featuring the artwork of Pikachu wearing Ponchos was available.
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Business Cards and Events

Various business cards featuring the Pikachu wearing Ponchos were available while supplies lasted to patrons of the stores. Poncho wearing Pikachu mascots also appeared to allow people to take pictures with them.

Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/12/151211_p02.html and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/12/151211_p02.html

Article edited on 2016-01-23 01:45:43 by Sunain
Oct 31

Hoopa Distribution in the US and Canada via Nintendo Zone / McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Fall 2015

Posted by Sunain | October 31st 2015 at 04:34 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Merchandise, Toys, McDonalds, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Nintendo Zone
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McDonalds and the official Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire website have announced that Hoopa will be available for players of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in the United States and Canada from November 27th, 2015 until December 23rd, 2015 at McDonald's via the Nintendo Zone. Hoopa is currently being distributed around the world.

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Also being released around the same time as Hoopa at McDonald's is a new line of Pokémon Happy Meal toys and TCG cards. The toys being distributed are: Mega Latios, Pikachu, Lugia, Primal Groudon, Wobbuffet, Hoopa, Primal Kyogre and Rayquaza. There will also be 12 TCG cards distribution.

Get Hoopa for Your Game!

Get the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa at participating McDonald's! Hoopa comes with an awesome selection of moves, including the powerful Hyperspace Hole move, a Psychic-type attack that only Hoopa can learn! This is the first opportunity to get the newly discovered Mythical Pokémon, so don't miss out!

Hoopa is available at participating McDonald's between November 27 and December 23, 2015. You'll need a copy of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire as well as a system in the Nintendo 3DS family. The Hoopa you receive will be in its Confined form. When Hoopa is in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, it can transform into the powerful Hoopa Unbound!

Visit McDonald's to get the amazing Mythical Pokémon Hoopa while you can!

Promotional Video


Press Release

The Pokémon Company International and McDonald’s USA announced today that one of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises has partnered with the world’s leading food service provider to kick off the latest Happy Meal promotion. The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Happy Meal will be available at participating McDonald’s locations in the US and Canada from Friday, November 27 to Wednesday, December 23.

The Happy Meal will include one of eight Pokémon figures from the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games: Pikachu, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Lugia, Rayquaza, Mega Latios, Wobbuffet, and the newly discovered Mythical Pokémon Hoopa. In addition to the toy, plus one of 12 Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) cards, fans in the United States will also be able to receive the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa for their Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games by bringing their game and Nintendo 3DS family system to participating McDonald’s locations and connecting to Nintendo Zone.

“The Pokémon Happy Meal is something our fans have enjoyed year after year,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Receiving Hoopa while visiting McDonald’s makes this year’s program extra special.”

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Happy Meal promotion will be supported by McDonald’s through a fully integrated marketing campaign that includes television advertising, in-store POP, and online activities at HappyMeal.com. Fans who purchase a Pokémon Happy Meal can also unlock games and content via the McPlay app available on the App Store and Google Play.

Source: http://www.pokemonrubysapphire.com/en-us/pokemon/hoopa

Article edited on 2015-11-02 06:35:47 by Sunain
Aug 27

Nendoroid: Cynthia Posable Figure

Posted by Sunain | August 27th 2015 at 08:11 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Toys, Nendoroid
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The official Pokémon Center website has added the Nendoroid: Cynthia Posable Figure which was released earlier this year in Japan. It costs $49.99 USD. We have added an imageboard thread with more pictures of this product.

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Features

  • A famous figure from the Pokémon world in Nendoroid style!
  • Cynthia figure is hand-painted. There may be slight variations between products.
  • Comes with two unique expressions plus a Garchomp friend!
  • Change pose and details so Cynthia is just right!
  • Nendoroid collectible figure

Description

You can change Cynthia's expression-make her a Champion alongside her powerful Garchomp! As the Champion of Sinnoh, Cynthia stands among the greatest of Pokémon Trainers. This Cynthia posable figure includes: 1 body, 2 faces, 5 arms, 2 hands, 3 legs, 1 Poké Ball, a base with stand, and Garchomp! Use the different face parts and different arms to customize Cynthia and get the look you want. Note that this Cynthia figure is hand-painted. There may be slight variations between products. The Cynthia figure does not stand on its own. Use the included stand. Pictures are of prototypes and the final released figure may differ slightly from the form pictured here.

Source: http://www.pokemoncenter.com/dp/B00W8K3B92

Article edited on 2015-08-27 08:19:09 by Sunain
Jul 17

McDonalds Happy Set - July 2015

Posted by Sunain | July 17th 2015 at 09:27 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Toys, McDonalds
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McDonalds Japan has announced that their Happy Sets for July 2015 will include Pokémon toys based off the 18th Pocket Monsters movie starting July 24th, 2015. There are 8 different toys to collect and they will be available for approximately 3 weeks while supplies last.

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Available July 24th, 2015
Pikachu Ring Toss (ピカチュウ くるくるわなげ), Fokko Princess Key Baton (フォッコ プリンセスキー バトン), Keromatsu Flying Disk (ケロマツ フライングディスク) and Arceus Mit and Ball (アルセウス ミット&ボール)

Available July 31st, 2015
Dedenne Star Water Gun (デデンネ 星の水でっぽう), Mega Rayquaza Bowling (メガレックウザ ボーリング), Harimaron Catching Cup (ハリマロン キャッチングカップ) and Hoopa Paddle with Counter (フーパ カウンター付きラケット)

There will also be three different Happy Set boxes that feature Hoopa and Pikachu.

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On July 25th and 26th, 2015, patron that purchase a Happy Set can also get a a patapata block with a serial code which can be used to enter a lottery to get prizes such as a Pikachu costume.

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Source: http://www.mcd-holdings.co.jp/news/2015/promotion/promo0717a.html

Article edited on 2015-07-17 09:36:51 by Sunain
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