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Feb 15 2021 The Pokémon Company International Wins Game of the Year at the 2021 Toy of the Year Awards

Play professionals and toy fans from around the globe gathered virtually on February 12th, 20201 to honor the year's most outstanding playthings and inspiring individuals at The Toy Association's 21st annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Proceeds from the TOTY awards program support the charitable work of The Toy Foundation. The Pokémon Company International won Game of the Year for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy.

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The Pokémon Company International Wins Game of the Year at the 2021 Toy of the Year Awards

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy Recognized for Being an Ideal Board Game for Families

Bellevue, Wash.—Feb. 15, 2021—The Pokémon Company International announced today that the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Battle Academy, the first-ever board game adaptation of the iconic Pokémon TCG, has been awarded Game of the Year at The Toy Association’s 2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.

Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the annual TOTY Awards celebrate the top toys, games, and children’s properties, with winners decided by votes cast by the public and industry, based on a pool of finalists determined by expert judges. The coveted Game of the Year category is evaluated based on the product’s creativity, design, playability, and marketing.

“The Pokémon TCG is a cornerstone of the brand, and with Battle Academy, our mission is to give families a fun and accessible way to spend quality time together,” said Barry Sams, vice president of Pokémon Trading Card Game at The Pokémon Company International. “We are thrilled that Battle Academy has been recognized for these efforts, and it’s rewarding to see so many kids bonding with parents over their love of Pokémon TCG cards.”

Battle Academy reimagines the classic Pokémon TCG, one of the most beloved and best-selling trading card games in the world, as an easy-to-learn and fun-to-play experience for the whole family, including parents and children who may be new to the game, by providing everything a “Trainer” needs to master the basics of the Pokémon TCG.
Sep 25 2020 Premium Bandai - G.E.M. Sleeping with Kabigon (G.E.M. カビゴンとおやすみ)

The official Japanese Pokémon website and Premium Bandai have officially revealed the G.E.M. Sleeping with Kabigon (G.E.M. カビゴンとおやすみ) figure which can be pre-ordered from now until the end of October 2020 for 14,850 yen including tax. It will be released in February of 2021. High resolution photos of the model have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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From the G.E.M. series Pocket Monsters, the bond between Trainer and Pokémon comes to life with a figure of Satoshi and his Kabigon! One of the largest items ever made in the G.E.M. Pocket Monster series! A three-dimensional figure of everyone sleeping together in the forest. Look at their peaceful sleeping faces and the angry Jigglypuff! Put them side by side with the past series on sale and expand the world of Pokémon even further!

A Premium Bandai limited edition Jigglypuff Doodle Decal is included! It's going to look just like that scene in the production where Jigglypuff gets angry and doodles!

Product Details:

Pre-colored finished figures
Limited Edition Jiggly Doodle Decal
Product Material: PVC
Target Age: 15 years old and up.
Product Size: Total length 210 mm
Price: 14,850 yen (tax included)

Sources: https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000149416 and https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2020/09/200925_to02.html
Sep 25 2020 Pokémon Center Online - figma Yuuri / Gloria

The Pokémon Center Online has announced it will take pre-orders for the Yuuri (ユウリ) figma from September 24th, 2020 at 10am until October 25th, 2020 at 23:59 JST. The figure costs 9900yen. High resolution pictures of the figure have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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The Pokémon trainer Yuuri, who appeared as the main character (or player) in the Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield game, is now a figma figure. Various poses can be recreated using the smooth yet poseable joints. A flexible plastic material is used for various poses, allowing proportions to be maintained without compromising posability.

She comes with three expressions: a standard face, a sparkling eye face and a calm, closed-eye expression. She also comes with three Pokémon to share her journey with, Sarunori, Hibanny and Messon, as well as a backpack, a monster ball and a Dynamax Band. A poseable figma stand is included, which allows for a variety of action scenes to be created.

Product Details:

Product Code: 4521329319155
Order Period: 2020/9/24 (Thu) 10:00 - 2020/10/25 (Sun) 23:59
Size: 12.5 x 4.4 x 3.8 cm (Yuuri body only, including hat and backpack)
Weight: Approx. 44g (Yuri body only, including cap and backpack)
Material: PVC/ABS/PP/POM
Price: 9,900 yen (tax included)
Release Date: mid-June 2021

Source: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/?p_cd=4521329319155
Sep 19 2020 Takara TOMY - Pokédel-z (ポケデルゼ) - Satoshi and Go Sets

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Pokédel-z (ポケデルゼ) is a toy game by Takara Tomy that ties into the Moncolle Monster Collection and new products were released in Japan on September 19th, 2020. When a ball is rolled, it opens up and the placed Moncolle flies out of the middle of it and Pokédel-z! Zacian and Zamazenta are available in a set as are Aceburn and Lucario in a Satoshi vs Go anime tie-in set.

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You can even enjoy Pokémon battles by comparing the numbers of the ball's sides! Each side has a number on the inside of the ball and when it opens and stops rolling, the number on the top face is the battle number. If the player has a higher number than the other player, they win the battle! There are additional tags with types on them which can be used to increase the players overall battle number. Put your favorite Pokémon Moncolle in the ball and turn yourself into a Pokémon trainer!

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Items:

Moncolle Pokédel-z Zacian (Premier Ball): 1,980 yen
Moncolle Pokédel-z Zamazenta (Gorgeous Ball): 1,980 yen
Moncolle Pokédel-z Satoshi vs. Go Set (Lucario and Aceburn): 3,850 yen
Moncolle Pokédel-z Satoshi vs. Go Set (Pikachu and Hibanny): 3,850 yen

Sources: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2020/09/200918_to02.html and https://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/pokemon/pokedel-z/

YouTube Clip - Pokédel-z (ポケデルゼ)


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOsHEYy1pDo
Oct 15 2019 McDonald’s Happy Meal - October 2019
Posted By: Sunain | Oct 15 2019 22:09:20
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Tags: TCG Toys McDonalds

McDonald’s has announced that their Happy Meals in the United States will contain Poké Ball Disc Shooters with a Pokémon TCG promo cards for a limited time. An activity sheet and coloring sheet from this Happy Meal has been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Poké Ball Disc Shooters: Pikachu, Eevee, Lapras, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Exeggutor, Caterpie, Magmar, Onix
TCG Cards: Alolan Exeggutor, Magmar, Alolan Sandshrew, Gastly, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Dugtrio, Eevee, Pikachu, Mankey

Happy Meal Commercial


Source: http://www.happymeal.com/#toys
Jun 22 2019 S.H.Figuarts Mewtwo -Arts Remix-

S.H.Figuarts has announced a redesigned version of their Mewtwo to promote the movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution". The figure will be released on June 22nd, 2019 for 5,400 yen including tax. High resolution press release pictures of the figure have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Product Description:

Each joint is of course flexible, and so is the tail! Have fun displaying it in all kinds of action poses! Includes a replacement head with a different expression. The clear plastic effect article is now also colored to look like a Shadow Ball. take note of its role in this summer's movie as well!""

"Mewtwo, which also plays a role in Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, the movie premiering Friday July 12th 2019, returns in a redesigned form! New to this version is an effect article with different color from the D-Arts version, as well as a replacement head with a different expression."

Source: https://tamashii.jp/item/12821/
Jun 22 2019 McDonalds Japan - Happy Set - June / July 2019

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McDonalds Japan has announced that their Happy Set from June 28th, 2019 until July 25th, 2019 will be Pokémon themed and there will be 4 toy distribution periods during that time to promote the 22nd movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution".

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1. June 28th, 2019 until July 4th, 2019 - Pikachu Ball-and-Catch Game | Mewtwo goes around! Air Spinner
2. July 5th, 2019 until July 11th, 2019 - Pikachu Double Spinner | Pikachu Attack Roller
3. July 12th, 2019 until July 18th, 2019 - Catch and Count Monster Ball | Monster Ball Disc Shooter
4. July 19th, 2019 until July 25th, 2019 - 6 Different toys "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"

Pokémon Quiz and Sticker Book:

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On June 29th, 2019 and June 30th, 2019, a Pokémon Quiz and Sticker Book will be distributed while supplies last at participating McDonalds locations. All McDonald's stores in the Hokkaido area will give them out on July 6th and 7th, 2019.

Happy Set Box:

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The limited run Happy Set box for this Pokémon promotion features a picture of a Monster Ball at the front and Pikachu, Mew and Mewtwo from the movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" on the back.

YouTube Clip - McDonalds Japan - Happy Set - June / July 2019 Commercial


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWR3sSStuC0

YouTube Clip - McDonalds Japan - Happy Set - June / July 2019 Toys


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs6TvuVxdGc
Jun 15 2019 Pokémon Center - Pokémon World Market

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Starting on June 29th, 2019, the Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores in Japan will begin selling a line of merchandise called the Pokémon World Market. The line features merchandise from seven regions: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos and Alola. An impressive lineup of local items and a bunch of standard products with a refreshing design appropriate for the season. Rediscover the charm of all the regions! Some of the items will also be available on the Amazon.co.jp Pokémon Store starting on July 6th, 2019 and are denoted with a(★)in the items list.

Items:

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Petit Figure Collection - Pokémon World Market - 650 yen ※ 7 different types selected at random. | Stainless Steel Bottle - Pokémon World Market - 2,500 yen (★)

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Plushie Ballpoint Pen - Pokémon World Market - Alolan Nassy - 1,000 yen (★) | Drawstring Koiking Pouch - Pokémon World Market - 463 yen (★)

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Moomoo Milk Pouch - Pokémon World Market - 1,600 yen (★) | Namakobushi Plushie - Pokémon World Market - 4,200 yen (★)

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Huen Rice Cracker - 950 yen | Pippi Mascot Key Chain - Pokémon World Market - 1,000 yen (★)

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A4 Clear File 2 Sheet Set - Pokémon World Market - 460 yen (★) | Acrylic Charm Collection - Pokémon World Market - 500yen ※ 8 different types selected at random.

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Place Mat - Pokémon World Market - 500 yen (★) | Multi-smartphone Cover - Pokémon World Market - 3,000 yen (★)

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Mini Bath Towel - Pokémon World Market - 2,000 yen (★) | Hand Towel - Pokémon World Market - 500 yen (★)

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Masking Tape Set - Pokémon World Market - 600 yen (★)

Item List:

Petit Figure Collection - Pokémon World Market - 650 yen
※ 7 different types selected at random.
Stainless Steel Bottle - Pokémon World Market - 2,500 yen (★)
Plushie Ballpoint Pen - Pokémon World Market - Alolan Nassy - 1,000 yen (★)
Drawstring Koiking Pouch - Pokémon World Market - 463 yen (★)
Moomoo Milk Pouch - Pokémon World Market - 1,600 yen (★)
Namakobushi Plushie - Pokémon World Market - 4,200 yen (★)
Huen Rice Cracker - 950 yen
Pippi Mascot Key Chain - Pokémon World Market - 1,000 yen (★)
A4 Clear File 2 Sheet Set - Pokémon World Market - 460 yen (★)
Acrylic Charm Collection - Pokémon World Market - 500yen
※ 8 different types selected at random.
Place Mat - Pokémon World Market - 500 yen (★)
Multi-smartphone Cover - Pokémon World Market - 3,000 yen (★)
Mini Bath Towel - Pokémon World Market - 2,000 yen (★)
Hand Towel - Pokémon World Market - 500 yen (★)
Masking Tape Set - Pokémon World Market - 600 yen (★)
Seven Postcards Set - Pokémon World Market - 900 yen (★)
Memo Pad - Pokémon World Market - 550 yen (★)
PET Sticker - Pokémon World Market - 500 yen (★)
Tote Bag - Pokémon World Market - 3,500 yen (★)
Mini Wallet - Pokémon World Market - 2,900 yen (★)
Pass Case - Pokémon World Market - 1,200 yen (★)

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/06/190614_p02.html
Apr 02 2019 Burger King - Detective Pikachu King Jr Meals

Burger King has announced that Detective Pikachu toys are now available when purchasing a King Jr Meal at participating locations while supplies last. The following toys are being distributed: Loudred, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Arcanine, Psyduck and Mewtwo. One toy per meals.

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Source: https://www.bk.com/menu/kids_meals
Feb 06 2019 Celebrate a Year of Pikachu with Funko

The United States Pokémon Center online store has partnered with Funko to release a line of Pikachu figures called A Day with Pikachu that will be released through 2019 and into 2020.

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Celebrate a Year of Pikachu with Funko

Pokémon Center and Funko team up to bring fans 12 new figures in the A Day with Pikachu collection.

Pokémon fans have a lot to get excited about in the coming months thanks to a special collaboration between Pokémon Center and the collectible-creating experts at Funko. February 13, 2019, will bring the launch of A Day with Pikachu, a new line of figures available at PokemonCenter.com. Then, each month for an entire year, a new themed figure will debut on the site. Each of the 12 figures celebrates the changing of the months and seasons with a unique scene featuring Pikachu. Look for the following figures throughout this year and into 2020:


Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/celebrate-a-year-of-pikachu-with-funko/