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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
Mar 03

S.H.Figuarts Satoshi and Rocket Gang (Limited Edition)

Posted by Sunain | March 3rd 2017 at 06:22 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Toys, Merchanise
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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the TV anime broadcast of Pocket Monsters, a special Limited Edition S. H. Figuarts Satoshi and Rocket Gang set will be available for purchase in Japan. The set costs 14,040 yen (tax included) and pre-orders start on March 1st, 2017 with the set shipping to customers sometime in July 2017. The set features moveable figures of: Satoshi, Pikachu, Nyarth, Musashi and Kojiro. The figures have parts and accessories that allow people to recreate iconic scenes from the original Pocket Monsters anime series. The figures are made of ABS and PVC. High resolution pictures of this set are available on our Imageboard thread.

Parts List

Satoshi's body (130 mm):
· Two types of replaceable right wrists, one replaceable left wrist.
· Replaceable right type wrist holding a Monster Ball.
· Three replaceable facial parts.
· Removeable Hat

Pikachu's body (45 mm):
· Replaceable head part
· Shoulder riding parts

Musashi's body (140 mm):
· Two types of replaceable right wrists, one replaceable left wrist.
· Replaceable facial parts
· Letter R plate
· Letter R plate maintenance parts
· Pedestal

Kojiro's body (140 mm):
· Replaceable right and left wrists
· Replaceable Wrist holding a rose
· Replaceable facial parts

Nyarth's body (60 mm):
· Replaceable facial parts

Source: http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000112823/

Article edited on 2017-03-03 06:33:20 by Sunain
Jan 24

The Pokémon Company International Anounces Record-Breaking UK Sales for TCG and Toys

Posted by Sunain | January 24th 2017 at 07:51 PM EST
Tags: Anime, TCG, Press Release, Merchandise, Toys, TOMY, Sales
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THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING UK SALES FOR POKÉMON TRADING CARDS AND TOYS

London, UK— January 24, 2017 —The Pokémon Company International announced today that Pokémon has achieved record-breaking sales figures at retail in the UK throughout 2016, for its Trading Card Game (TCG) and toys from master toy partner TOMY, as reported by the NPD Group.

According to figures recorded by the NPD Group Toys retail tracking service, the Pokémon property recorded a 285% increase in sales throughout 2016 against market growth of 6% in the whole UK toy market. In the last three months, October to December, Pokémon increased sales by 512% versus the 7.7% market growth.

Also, in the Christmas week, Pokémon TCG smashed through the one million pounds sterling barrier, achieving retail sales of £1.29m in a seven-day period, a 733.7% increase on the previous year.

Mathieu Galante, Senior Market Development Manager for The Pokémon Company International, said: “Thanks to the activities celebrating Pokémon’s 20th year, plus the huge impact of our video game releases, interest in the brand has escalated, ensuring figures for TCG and toy sales have been incredible. We fully expect that demand for the product will remain high throughout 2017 as new expansions are introduced to tie in with our new Nintendo 3DS games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.”

Steve Buckmaster Managing Director of Esdevium Games - UK distributor of the Pokémon TCG - said: “We are delighted to announce these sensational figures just ahead of Toy Fair and look forward to talking to our retail partners at the show about ways that we can keep the phenomenal demand going. We are very excited about our first Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon expansion, which will be released in February.”

Camilla MacQueen, UK Brand Manager at TOMY Europe said: “We’re excited to be part of Pokémon’s fantastic achievement. We’re expecting 2017 to be another huge year for Pokémon and we’re looking forward to unveiling two new product lines at Toy Fair London that will appeal to collectors of all ages.”

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 generation of 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 in the quest to become the best 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 279 million video games sold worldwide. In addition, 21.5 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, now starting its 20th season.

Article edited on 2017-01-24 08:04:11 by Sunain
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