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VIZ Media Announces Home Media and Manga Release of Pokemon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delights POKÉMON fans as it announces the upcoming home media release and the official manga edition of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL this spring.

Fans can experience all of the excitement and adventure of the newest POKÉMON anime feature film in the POKÉMON X·Y series in both DVD and graphic novel form. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was originally released in Japanese theaters last summer.

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL DVD 

Rated ‘TV-Y7’ for Viewers Ages 7 and Older ·  MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN ·  AvailableMarch 21st

In the latest adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon, Volcanion, when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust – and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it’s forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious powers to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold! Catch all the action presented with dubbed English or subtitled dialogue options as well as 2.0 and 5.1 audio selections.

 

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL MANGA

Rated ‘A’ For All Ages ·  MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN ·  Available Now! 

Capture all of the action of the newest POKÉMON feature film in this single-volume official manga adaptation. Features story and artwork by Kemon Kawamoto.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 279 million POKÉMON video games and over 21.5 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE, POKÉMON X•Y, and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE.

For additional information on POKÉMON anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

Toy Fair 2017 – Tomy

My visit at the Tomy booth at toy fair focused on three main properties: their new Lightseekers interactive app based game system with a toy-to-life feature, Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon.

While the idea behind Lightseekers may not be new, the execution of it is as each figure has a “fusion core” embedded in it, which eliminates the need for any sort of chip reader attachment. When accessories are added to the figure, the “fusion core” knows and it is reflected in the game. The figures are generally 7″ in scale.

The latest introduction on the Pokemon front is a new line targeting young female Pokemon trainers which feature some adorable Pokemon.

Check out all the new product from Tomy in the gallery below.

VIZ Media Announces POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES DVD and Manga

viz media logoVIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the home media release and debut of the official manga adaptation of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES in early March.

Both of the editions offer fans all of the fun and adventure of the newest POKÉMON anime feature film. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was originally released in Japanese theatres last summer.

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES Manga ·

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available March 1st 

Capture all of the action of the newest POKÉMON feature film in this single-volume official manga adaptation. Features story and artwork by Gin Kamimura.

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES DVD ·

 MSRP: $19.97 U.S. / $24.98 CAN · Available March 8th

In a desert city by the sea, Ash, Pikachu, and their friends meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who can summon all sorts of things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings. The little Mischief Pokémon likes to use this talent to play harmless tricks on people…but when its true power is released, it loses control and becomes the towering and terrifying Hoopa Unbound! Long ago, a brave hero stopped its rampage by confining its power in a special bottle. Now that the bottle has been rediscovered, Hoopa must confront its greatest fear! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within—or will this dangerous struggle erupt into a clash of legends? Catch all the action presented with dubbed English or subtitled dialogue options as well as 2.0 and 5.1 audio selections.

“Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the POKÉMON gang return for their latest feature film adventure in POKÉMON THE MOVIE: HOOPA AND THE CLASH OF AGES and the action doesn’t stop as they help their new friend prevent a dangerous menace from causing massive destruction,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Don’t miss all the fun of the home media release and the official manga adaptation coming next month!”

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 275 million POKÉMON video game titles and over 21.5 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y, POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND AND PEARL, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE.

For more information on other POKÉMON manga and anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

TOMY Celebrates 20 Years of Pokémon

tf2016TOMY International, the master toy licensee and distributor for Pokémon in categories including figures, figure accessories, plush, playsets and role-play, debuts its all-new line for one of the world’s leading entertainment franchises. With 2016 marking 20 years of Pokémon, TOMY introduces commemorative products and celebrates this milestone with retailer-exclusive promotions throughout the year. On February 27, 2016 Pokémon celebrates 20 years since the first video games, Pokémon Red and Green, launched in Japan for the Game Boy system.

To celebrate, TOMY will release one retailer-exclusive Mythical Pokémon each month, from February to December 2016. In the Pokémon universe, Mythical Pokémon are considered extremely rare. Select Mythical Pokémon will be released as 8” plush in a special crushed velvet material, and as 2” pearlescent-finished figures with their own unique pearlescent-finished Poké Balls. In addition to the monthly Mythical Pokémon, various limited-edition Pikachu products will also be featured as retailer-exclusives throughout the year. TOMY’s attention-to-detail and unique stylizing captures Pokémon in a line that offers something for every Pokémon fan.

“The Pokémon property is seeing incredible momentum at retail and the 20th anniversary will only add more excitement to the brand for 2016,” said Shehnaz Safiuddin, Senior Vice President of Toy & Hobby at TOMY. “This year the Mythical Pokémon and retailer-exclusives will bring even more attention to the property and we’re thrilled that we get to bring the incredible Pokémon to life in a variety of figures, plush and more.”

“TOMY is giving fans a new way to celebrate 20 years of Pokémon,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Their Mythical Pokémon and Pikachu products are a great addition to this year’s festivities.”

Over the past 20 years, fans have discovered over 700 Pokémon characters while buying more than 275 million video games and 21.5 billion trading card games. To commemorate 20 years of Pokémon, classic video games Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow will come to the Nintendo 3DS on February 27, 2016. Additionally, Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U will launch on March 18, 2016. Pokémon GO, a ground-breaking mobile game that will encourage fans to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon, launches later this year.

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VIZ Media Announces New POKÉMON Home Video Releases

viz media logoVIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, expands its POKÉMON catalog for anime fans as it announces a pair of new home media releases.

Inspired by the latest generation of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, POKÉMONTHE SERIES: XY Set 2 is available now on DVD. POKÉMON: THE MOVIES 1-3 STEELBOOK BLU-RAY COLLECTION contains a trio of full-length POKÉMON feature films and will be available February 9th. Both are rated ‘TV-Y7’ for viewers ages 7 and older.

POKÉMON THE SERIES: XY DVD SET 2 · MSRP: $26.95 U.S. / $31.98 CAN ·Available Now

In the latest home media set inspired by the new generation of Pokémon X and Pokémon Yvideo games, Ash Ketchum and his friends venture ever deeper into the Kalos region! Ash takes to the skies in a wing suit in his first aerial battle, and the group explores exciting new areas like the majestic Kalos Canyon, the mysterious Cave of Mirrors, and Professor Sycamore’s Pokémon summer camp. Meanwhile, Miette and Serena’s rivalry over Ash heats up, and Team Rocket flummoxes everyone with clever disguises and Pokémon-nabbing schemes! And of course, everyone’s after the secrets of Mega Evolution—but will anyone get a handle on its consequences? The new set contains 3 discs featuring 24 episodes (25-48), presented with dubbed English dialogue.

POKÉMON: THE MOVIES 1-3 STEELBOOK BLU-RAY COLLECTION · MSRP: $39.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN · Available February 9th     

A special 3-disc Steelbook set featuring three complete POKÉMON feature films— POKÉMON: THE FIRST MOVIE, POKÉMON THE MOVIE 2000, and POKÉMON 3: THE MOVIE. Films are each presented with dubbed English dialogue.

In POKÉMON: THE FIRST MOVIE, the adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, the rarest of all Pokémon. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented Trainers into a Pokémon battle like never before—and of course, Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge!

In POKÉMON THE MOVIE 2000, just one person can make a difference… In the Orange Islands far south of Kanto, a Trainer named Lawrence is on a sinister quest: catching the Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in an attempt to awaken Lugia, guardian of the sea! When Ash and friends arrive, the islanders ask him to gather three elemental orbs from different islands. As the weather across the world goes out of control, it becomes clear that the capture of the legendary trio has thrown the environment out of balance! With Lugia’s help, can Ash find the orbs, restore the balance, and be the “chosen one” that everyone turns to?

In POKÉMON 3: THE MOVIE, a crystal catastrophe is unleashed upon Greenfield, and Ash, Pikachu, and friends must figure out how to undo the damage to the once-beautiful town. But the unthinkable happens when Ash’s mother is kidnapped by the powerful Entei, a Pokémon thought to have existed only in legend. Now Ash must go to her rescue, uncertain of what he’ll uncover when he unlocks the real secret power behind the unbelievable turn of events: a young girl whose dream world is being turned into a nightmarish reality by the mysterious and unstoppable Unown!

 

Toy Fair 2013 – Tomy

TF2013 LogoAt Tomy’s Toy Fair booth, my attention was immediately grabbed by their Battroborg display. The easiest way I can describe it is to take Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and combine them with Wii boxing. The result are boxing robots that respond to two hand-held controls – another result is fun. I had the chance to try these out and had a blast!

Another focus was their Hypercity trains, which will now include a converting feature where the trains will automatically take a second form as it makes it’s way down the track. On display was a train that changed into a T-Rex and a second that turned into a scorpion.

Pokemon was another huge focus area with a wide range of product on display from their small 2″ PVC figures to huge plush items. I’m no Pokexpert, so I’ll let the photos do the talking!

Tomy’s R/C product was also on display, with Mario Kart and Batman vehicles on display. While the Mario Kart vehicles looked fun, the mini-R/C Batmobiles looked awesome. Check all this product out in the gallery below.

Toy Fair 2012 – JAKKS Pacific – Train World, Monsuno and more

Just a few last topics to wrap up my visit to the JAKKS Pacific showroom at Toy Fair. Up first is Monsuno; a new toy line featuring action figures, accessories, combat sets and role play based on an upcoming animated series. The animated series will be debuting in the states Feburary 23 on Nicktoons.

Also featured in the JAKKS Pacific booth was their new ‘Train World’ line, a small scale train line targeted for kids (and adults) too old for Thomas and the like, but not ready for an expensive collector’s train set. The basic engines run on batteries, and cost just $10. A full range of track and accessories will be available so your train system can be expanded. This was one of my favorite things on display in the JAKKS booth, the trains are nicely detailed and ran well.

And wrapping up the booth were their latest Pokemon toys – based on the black and white version of the game, Spy-Net toys – the 4 in 1 binoculars and metal detector are new this year, Scatter Brainz – gummy tipped darts which feature character art on the body making them collectible, new Smurf movie and classic Smurf product, the Big Wheel gets reintroduced to a new generation (also made 100% in the USA), and finally a Walking Dead video game. Based on the plug and play hunting game, this allows you to step into the Walking Dead world and shoot zombies. Very cool.

Check out some of these products in the gallery below.

 

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