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Funko Europe to launch Pokemon Pop! vinyls for the first time in the company’s history

The global purveyors of pop culture, Funko has detailed what it bills a ‘monumental partnership’ for the first time in the history of the company’s European division, partnering with the Pokemon Company International to launch a Pokemon collection of Pop! Vinyl figures to the region from this October. Pokémon, the …

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Pokémon a Go: How The Pokémon Company kept a global audience active through lockdown

When Covid-19 struck with full force back in March this year, the implications of the measures taken to battle the global pandemic could have spelled disaster for The Pokémon Company International and its network of initiatives and fan events that relied very much on the freedom of public spaces and …

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Pokemon launches its first board game: Pokemon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

The Pokemon Company International has released the first board game adaptation of its best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game – the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy – at participating mass and hobby retailers around the world. Designed for Trainers of all types, including parents and children who may be new …

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Pokémon pops-up in Harrods for special half term activities

The Pokémon Company International has launched a month-long pop-up in Harrods’ famed Knightsbridge store in London, featuring a host of special Pokémon activities for fans and families his half term. The pop-up opened on Friday, February 14th, with a special area in Harrods themed after the Galar region, which is …

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Pokémon soars at UK and German retail as both toys and trading cards ‘enjoy best year ever’

Sales of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and toys from Wicked Cool Toys soared at retail across the UK and Germany throughout 2019, according to the latest figures revealed by NPD. The Pokémon Company has reported year on year sales that ‘continue to be substantially above the market average’ …

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Fortnite named Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year at NPD’s Toy Industry Performance Awards

Fortnite has been named Europe’s Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year by the NPD Group, who announced the video game IP among the winners of its Europe Toy Industry Performance Awards at Spielwarenmesse last night. The winners were revealed at an event held at the International Toy Fair in …

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The Pokémon World Championships is coming to London for the first time

The Pokémon World Championships is coming to London for the first time in its history in a move that underscores the continued popularity of the Pokémon brand here in the UK. The Pokémon Company International has now confirmed that thee Championships will be held at ExCeL London from August 14th …

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The Pokémon Company launches new video-game tie-in plush lines

The Pokémon Company International is ramping up activity for Pokémon fans ahead of the release of the new video games, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, through a unique tie-in featuring plush toys of characters featured in the games. For the first time, fans will be able to buy plush toys …

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How the West was won: Japanese art and its impact on kids’ entertainment

Take a look at some of the highest performing animation or properties within the children’s space today and you’ll notice the creeping influence of Eastern culture infiltrating the style and look of so much we experience here in the West. Spin Master’s Bakugan – to name just one example – …

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Character Options takes its brands to UK’s YouTubers with Character Kidz launch

Character Options is taking its brands directly to the UK’s wealth of up and coming YouTubers with the launch of its first Character Kidz Show, an event delivering a carnival of filming opportunities for those plugged in to the social media space. Character Kidz will take place in central London …

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