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    While the Pokémon franchise has been a phenomenal success worldwide since its debut in 1996, with the vast majority of the world being able to enjoy the games, trading card game and anime, one area that has seen a clear divide has been merchandise.

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    The company has also stated that is has "cleared the decks" in regards to licensing and have brought in Tomy International, with the huge promise of ensuring that everyone in the world gets the same toys as the ones in Japan.
    That certainly is a very bold statement and I hope it pans out. Being in the US, I've felt as though we're the redheaded stepchild when it comes to the toy end of Pokemon merchandising. I'm one of those who loves getting the plushes, figures and other toys but it's always seemed that Japan got better merchandise. If this levels the playing field, I will be very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverwynde View Post
    The company has also stated that is has "cleared the decks" in regards to licensing and have brought in Tomy International, with the huge promise of ensuring that everyone in the world gets the same toys as the ones in Japan.
    That certainly is a very bold statement and I hope it pans out. Being in the US, I've felt as though we're the redheaded stepchild when it comes to the toy end of Pokemon merchandising. I'm one of those who loves getting the plushes, figures and other toys but it's always seemed that Japan got better merchandise. If this levels the playing field, I will be very happy.
    And Europe is even worse off than the US is.

    Personally, I'd love it if TPCi could even have an online store where they imported things from the Pokémon Centres and shipped them across the world.

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    That would be the most amazing thing ever...to not have to pay all these international shipping and air fare costs. I'm getting starry eyed just considering it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshawott View Post
    Personally, I'd love it if TPCi could even have an online store where they imported things from the Pokémon Centres and shipped them across the world.
    Yes, please. Ever since the Pokemon Center website shut down, I've been feeling pretty hooped over here. But if TPCi really can get Tomy to pull this off, it will help. I want a level playing field like no one's business.
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    I doubt Canada will be on board with this, but it certainly sounds very interesting and hopeful. Japan always had the best merchandise, so it's nice to hear the possibility of this.


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    If you all go to your local stores here in America they have this Tomy stuff in full force.
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    I recently visited Toys R Us to pick up my Pikachu 3DS XL and was pleased to see a huge selection of Tomy International toys. All the Jakks stuff is on clearance now lol. Hope this stuff keeps up :)

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    This could answer the question of how they'll bring the Rumble U figurines out of Japan.
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    Tomy figures have been out for like 3 months already. I'd love another Online Store though that would make everything better!

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    This is the best news I've heard so far this year 8D! Hopefully I can add more cobalion merchandise easily!
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    I recently visited Toys R Us to pick up my Pikachu 3DS XL and was pleased to see a huge selection of Tomy International toys. All the Jakks stuff is on clearance now lol. Hope this stuff keeps up :)
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    Target is selling the Tomy stuff too.
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    Default Re: Tomy International brought on board to help international merchandise: The Pokémo

    This is awesome news! Tommy is a great company with a with a wide variety of toys. I've seen their products in many stores I've been in (like Wal-Mart).

    I really hope that this come full circle and we do get more awesome Pokémon products (like plushies and figures).

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    Tomy was always the "Cadillac" of Pokemon merchandice interms of quality. I hope they go back to making the PVC figures that were the like the original figurines that were made circa 1998-until Jakks started to make them. THe Japan grade Tomy Zoura plush i have is way more realistic than the other ones.

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    Welp, there goes my pocket money.

    I'm interested by this "new TV series", though. Does that refer to DA, or is the XY dub gonna be starting earlier than we're expecting?

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