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Aug 12

The Pokémon Company International Licensed Retail Sales - $2.98 Billion in 2018

Posted by Sunain | August 12th 2019 at 08:54 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Merchandise, Movie, Magazine, Sales, Detective Pikachu, Funko, Pokémon Pass
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According to the August 2019 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now the 23rd most profitable retail licensor worldwide selling over $2.8 billion USD in licensed products worldwide in 2018. This is down from $3.3 billion USD in 2017.

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The Pokémon Company International - $2.98 Billion - 2018

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of the The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

With robust licensing programs spanning gaming, toys, apparel and accessories, designer collaborations, tech gear, home décor, and more, The Pokémon Company International continued to reach broad global audiences last year, giving fans more ways to engage with the beloved Pokémon brand.

Key licensees in 2018 included Wicked Cool Toys (master toy licensee for TPCi), Mattel's Mega Construx, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Ravensburger, which added figures, plush, roleplay items, puzzels and more to their growing lineup of official Pokémon merchandise. In addition, TPCi and Punko announced their first agreement to bring Funko Pop! Pokémon figure to retail, featuring the iconic Pokémon, Pikachu. The popularity of the product led to an expanded deal, resulting in the companies' launching a new "A Day with Pikachu" collection starting in February 2019, featuring a series of themed Pikachu figures available exclusively on PokemonCenter.com - the official destination for Pokémon merchandise in the U.S. - and more Funko Pop! Pokémon figures.

Major programs were based on a license of the globally popular TV animation, which boasts more than 1,000 episodes spanning 22 seasons. Recent seasons, including "Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon - Ultra Adventures" and "Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon Ultra Legends," aired via worldwide broadcast partners in 2018 and 2019, respectively. TCPi and Fathom Events also collaborated to debut the 21st animated Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, at select theaters across multiple territories. TPCi also rolled out new offerings for the Pokémon TCG, which contines to be one of the best-selling card games in the world with more than 25.7 billion cards shipped to 74 countries in 11 languages. In tandem, TPCi's ongoing partnerships with mass retailers like Amazon, Carrfour, GameStop, Sainsbury's, Target, Tesco, and Walmart, plus many international independent retailers remain as additional awareness drivers for official merchandise like the Pokémon TCG.

Furthermore, the "Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!" and "Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!" video games launched in November 2018, and since March 2019, have sold more than 10.63 million units worldwide, making them the fifth best-selling Nintendo Switch titles to date. These titles also offer cross-platform connectivity with the incredibly popular "Pokémon GO" mobile game, which continued to build significant awareness for the brand as it reached more than 850 million downloads as of August 2018.

The strength of the Pokémon brand and its ability to bring customers into retail aisles led to several industry accolades in 2018, including a nomination for Action Figure of the Year by The Toy Association and a No. 6 ranking in NPD's Top 10 Toy Properties for January to June 2018.

TCPi's licensing and retail programs experienced further growth in 2019 and beyond with the premiere of the first-ever live-action Pokémon film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the upcoming release of the "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" video games, and a slow of new partnerships and merchandise to delight customers.

In May 2019, Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiered in theaters worldwide, released in partnership with Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment. As the No. 1 movie in worldwide gross for three consecutive weeks, the film's success in garnering global mainstream buzz yielded a variety of merchandise and licensing opportunities, including the launch of a special Detective Pikachu expansion for the Pokémon TCG, movie-themed toy lines by Wicked Cool Toys and Mattel's Mega Construx, and a collaboration with global fashion retailer H&M to release a range of apparel and accessories for adults and children.

Retailers such as Hamleys, Harrods and Joue Club also joined in the celebrating the Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiere in stores. GameStop and Walmart held unique promotions to celebrate the movie release, and Target hosted in-store events with the recently launched "Pokémon Pass" app. Expanding its retail marketing initiatives, TPCi created "Pokémon Pass" to further develop digital reward programs to provide deeper engagement with the brand for retail customers.

Lastly, 2019 welcomed numerous fashion collaborations with designers like Jeremy Scott, GCDS and Bobby Abley for their respective spring/summer 2019 collections that have appeared on runways in London, Milan, and New York.

In addition, TPCi partnered with several global fashion retailers, including Primark for an exclusive range of women;s apparel, now on sale in Europe, as well as adidas for a special adidas NEO collection of apparel, footwear and accessories, which is available in China with plans to introduce more items to fans around the world in the future.

Source: https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/b0a2d8f9#/b0a2d8f9/42

Article edited on 2019-08-12 08:57:59 by Sunain
Jul 16

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Becomes Highest-Grossing Video Game Movie

Posted by Sunain | July 16th 2019 at 05:41 PM EDT
Tags: Sales, Detective Pikachu, Box Office
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Theaters in five remaining territories still showing "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" propelled the adventure movie past US$436m worldwide, a new record for films based on video games. Cinemas in Norway, New Zealand, Slovenia, Portugal and Colombia generated US$6,994 over the weekend of July 12-14, 2019 per data published by Amazon's Box Office Mojo.

The movie has made $143.3 million USD (domestic, as of July 14th, 2019) and $286 million USD (foreign, as of July 7th, 2019) combing for US$436m. Pokémon Detective Pikachu overtakes Warcraft in terms of both critical response and box office revenue.

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/pok-mon-detective-pikachu-becomes-highest-grossing-video-103240549.html

Article edited on 2019-07-16 05:56:34 by Sunain
Jul 11

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Pop-up at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Posted by Sunain | July 11th 2019 at 08:32 PM EDT
Tags: Comic-Con, Detective Pikachu
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San Diego Comic-Con takes place from July 17th, 2019 to July 21st, 2019. In addition to the official programming, there’s more fun outside Comic-Con International than ever before! Warner Brothers has announced they will be be hosting a Pokémon Detective Pikachu Pop-up during Comic-Con.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Pop-up

Experience the magic of Ryme City in an immersive walkthrough pop-up based on the hit film Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Guests will be able to explore the city and capture Instagrammable moments including the neon cityscape, Ryme City marketplace, film prop displays, an infinity room and more. Fans can win prizes while having the opportunity to take photos with multiple characters from the film including Detective Pikachu himself!

Where: MLK Promenade, behind the Omni Hotel
When: Wednesday; 5:00–7:00 PM • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM • Sunday: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

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3. Pokémon Detective Pikachu Pop-up at MLK Promenade, behind the Omni Hotel

Source: https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/015-outside-convention-center-comic-con-2019

Article edited on 2019-07-11 08:34:09 by Sunain
May 27

2019 Pokémon Press Conference

The Pokémon Company is hosting its 2019 Press Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. You can watch the event live on twitch at 9pm EST / 6 p.m. PDT. The press conference is expected to cover a number of topics of interest to Pokémon fans.

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Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/press-conference/

Announcements:

  • Detective Pikachu for Switch
  • Pokémon Center Shibuya
  • Pokémon Quest release in China by NetEase
  • Pokémon Home to be released in early 2020
  • Pokémon Sleep to be released in 2020
  • Pokémon Masters for Smartphones to be released in the 2019 calendar year

Big Pokémon News from Tokyo

New mobile experiences, a new Detective Pikachu on Nintendo Switch, and more were announced at the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference.

The Pokémon Company held a press conference to announce lots of exciting projects for Pokémon fans around the world. Take a look at what was revealed.

Pokémon HOME

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The world of Pokémon games is more diverse than ever, with exciting titles for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. Now Trainers can bring all their Pokémon together with Pokémon HOME, a new cloud service app that lets players continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single platform. Pokémon HOME connects with Pokémon Bank as well as Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, and also Pokémon GO.

With Pokémon HOME, Trainers can manage their collection of Pokémon across many of their games. Plus, they can trade with friends or with anyone around the world directly using Pokémon HOME via mobile device. A potential future addition will even allow multiple players in a single location to trade all at once.

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Pokémon HOME is expected to launch in early 2020 on iOS and Android devices as well as Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Sleep

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Soon, you'll be able to wake up with Pokémon every morning with Pokémon Sleep, a mobile app coming from The Pokémon Company. Pokémon Sleep brings a gameplay experience unlike any other. A new device based on the Pokémon GO Plus device uses an embedded accelerometer to track your time sleeping and sends this information to your smartphone via Bluetooth. This new device, called the Pokémon GO Plus +, also has the same functions as the original Pokémon GO Plus, so you can use it to play Pokémon GO during the day as well as with Pokémon Sleep at night!

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Look forward to Pokémon Sleep launching for mobile devices in 2020.

Pokémon Masters

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A new Pokémon mobile game called Pokémon Masters is on the way for iOS and Android devices from The Pokémon Company and DeNA. Pokémon Masters lets players experience a new type of Pokémon battling on the go, and it features many famous Pokémon Trainers from the long history of Pokémon video games. Gameplay has been optimized for smart devices, allowing anyone to casually pick it up and play.

Pokémon Masters is scheduled to launch in 2019. Fans can expect more details about this new mobile game in June!

A New Detective Pikachu Comes to Nintendo Switch

The release of the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie has left fans wanting more of the famous Pokémon sleuth. Creatures, Inc., has plans to create a new entry in the Detective Pikachu video game series for Nintendo Switch. The original Detective Pikachu game for the Nintendo 3DS ended on a cliffhanger and this upcoming game will be a conclusion to that story. The details of the game are still a mystery.

Pokémon Shirts

Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, concluded the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference with one more interesting bit of news. He discussed a new service in Japan called Pokémon Shirts, which creates made-to-order original clothing designs featuring the first 151 Pokémon. While wearing one of the custom designs onstage, Mr. Ishihara announced that the service will expand to more regions, including the United States and Europe!

From new mobile apps to more fun with Detective Pikachu, the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference announced plenty of developments for Pokémon fans to look forward to! Keep checking Pokemon.com for more details on these exciting projects and everything happening in the world of Pokémon.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/big-pokemon-news-from-tokyo/

YouTube Clip - 2019 Pokémon Press Conference


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uisJg6qUFI

Article edited on 2019-05-28 10:32:08 by Sunain
May 14

Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu - Bulbasaur Promo Card at Walmart

Posted by Sunain | May 14th 2019 at 03:20 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Detective Pikachu, Promo
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The official Pokémon website has announced that on May 18th, 2019 from 11am to 4pm, participating Walmart locations in the United States will be distribution a Bulbasaur Promo card and a Detective Pikachu movie poster.

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Get a Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Promo Card at Walmart

Visit participating Walmart stores on May 18 to get a card featuring Bulbasaur and a POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie poster.

Celebrate the release of the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie during a special event at Walmart! Stop into a participating Walmart on May 18, 2019, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. in your local time zone to receive a pair of special giveaways—a Pokémon TCG promo card featuring the big-screen version of Bulbasaur, plus a POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie poster. These great giveaways are only available while supplies last, so don't miss out!

See the rest of the cards based on the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie and get more details on the Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu expansion at the official site.

Sources: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-a-pokemon-tcg-detective-pikachu-promo-card-at-walmart/ and https://www.pokemontcg.com/en-us/detective-pikachu/

Article edited on 2019-05-14 03:51:19 by Sunain
May 14

The Art and Making of Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Posted by Sunain | May 14th 2019 at 03:18 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pikachu Press, Detective Pikachu
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Pikachu Press will be releasing The Art and Making of Pokémon Detective Pikachu, a 200 page hardcover book that goes behind the scenes into the art and making of the movie. The list price is $85.00 USD. High resolution sample pages and cover artwork have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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The Art and Making of Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Go Behind the Scenes and Into the Action—with Detective Pikachu!

Discover the incredible art and behind-the-scenes excitement of the first live-action Pokémon film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures with this deluxe slipcase edition featuring storyboards, character profiles, interviews, and concept art featuring Detective Pikachu, Ryme City, and all the action and adventure from the movie!

This premium hardcover book includes a removable map of Ryme City, postcards, plus more memorabilia from the film that’s not available anywhere else.

With a foreword by Director Rob Letterman and an interview with Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, this exclusive volume brings you a wealth of production secrets, movie magic, and details about what it takes to create an epic Pokémon mystery in Ryme City—and what it takes to share that story with the world!

Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Pikachu Press (May 21, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1604382031
ISBN-13: 978-1604382037
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.4 inches
List Price: $85.00

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/go-behind-the-scenes-of-pokemon-detective-pikachu/

Article edited on 2019-05-14 03:58:52 by Sunain
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