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The Pokémon Company launches limited animated series Pokémon Evolutions amid 25th anniversary celebrations

The Pokémon Company International has today detailed the launch of a new limited animated series created to celebrate 25 years of the global entertainment franchise. Called Pokémon Evolutions, the trailer for the new, eight-episode series can be watched below. The new series will take fans on a journey through all …

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Pokémon is heading to the BBC as iPlayer catches series and movies for the first time

The British broadcaster has acquired two complete story arcs from the Pokémon the Series collection to be housed on the BBC iPlayer, along with the story arcs’ accompanying feature-length Pokémon the Movie for both linear broadcast and the iPlayer. This will mark the first time that Pokémon has been broadcast …

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First ever Trading Card Games auction for Heritage brings in $3.4m as Pokemon tops the bill

A sealed Pokemon Booster Box stole the spotlight at Heritage Auctions’ first Trading Card Games event this month, when the First Edition Base Set drew 115 bids before selling for an impressive $384,000. The first of its kind event exceeded all pre-auction expectations when it went on to take a …

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Pokémon takes over Harrods toy floor with 25th anniversary pop-up

The Pokémon Company International is taking over Harrods’ toy floor for a month-long activity built to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary this year. From July 27th, Pokémon fans will find themselves immersed in a distinctive branded area in the iconic London department store, featuring digital screens and displays themed with …

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Geek Retreat on track to open 60 stores by 2021 end as it moves into Dumfries

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is continuing on its ambitious plans for the UK with the successful launch of its new store in Dumfries, bringing its total numbers of shops around the country to 28. Situated on Church Crescent and providing five local jobs, the new Geek Retreat store …

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Stateside | US toy sales surge 27 per cent while Pokemon leads top ten growth properties

Major properties including Pokemon, Barbie, Star Wars, and LEGO have contributed to a booming first quarter toy sales in the US that witnessed an increase of 27 per cent between January and April 2021, according to The NPD Group. Ten of the 11 super categories tracked by the NPD posted …

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AsmoFair to make fourth return this June as Asmodee and Coiledspring Games ready latest launches

Asmodee and its sister company, Coiledspring Games, are to host a fourth edition its virtual trade show, AsmoFair, scheduled to run this June 6th to 11th. The virtual event is to make yet another return following the success of its previous run in January this year. AsmoFair became the first …

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McDonald’s to limit Pokémon toy purchases when Happy Meal promotion lands in the UK next month

The fast food chain, McDonald’s is to impose a restriction on the number of Pokémon toys customers will be able to buy when the cast of the global franchise land in Happy Meals across the UK next month. An internal memo obtained by Nintendo Life states that customers will be …

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Opinion | Making augmented a reality: How AR is empowering future generations of play

With brands like Pokémon and LEGO paving the way for toy manufacturers (big and small) to bring augmented reality into their products, and as the technology continues to blend hands-on play with endless digital universes, it’s small wonder why the AR toy trend has caught the imagination of so many. …

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Showcase 2021: Asmodee UK prepares for a year of Dobble, Pokémon, Family Games and more

Contact: 01420 593 593 Web: www.asmodee.co.uk The year for Pokémon, Dobble, and Family Games Though in-person trade shows may be off the table this winter, Asmodee will still be offering a sneak peek at their most exciting products for 2021 at the third instalment of AsmoFair, its pioneering virtual trade …

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