The Pokemon Company unveils Pokemon: Detective Pikachu movie merchandise
Posted on January 17, 2019 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
The Pokemon Company today unveiled a massive lineup of products inspired by this year’s Detective Pikachu film. Fans will be able to get their hands on new Pokemon Trading Card Game collections, exclusive Pokemon Center merchandise, action figures, interactive plush, construction sets from Mattel’s Mega Construx brand, and more.
Here’s the full rundown on what’s planned:
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The iconic Pokémon TCG, which has shipped more than 23.6 billion cards to date, is debuting new booster packs for the launch of “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.” These four-card boosters feature newly designed packaging based on the look and feel of Ryme City, and collectors and competitive Pokémon TCG players alike will enjoy looking through them and building their decks with Pokémon seen in the movie. In all, 26 new cards feature Pokémon such as Detective Pikachu and Charizard depicted in their CGI movie likenesses. The first wave of Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu products will be available beginning April 5, 2019, in North America. Highlights from the line include:
Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Case File—Contains one promo card featuring Detective Pikachu, one metallic coin inspired by Detective Pikachu, two Detective Pikachu booster packs, and one additional Pokémon TCG booster pack.
Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Charizard-GX Case File—Contains one foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Charizard-GX, four Detective Pikachu booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Greninja-GX Case File—Contains one foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Greninja-GX, one pin featuring Greninja, five Detective Pikachu booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Collector Chest—Contains seven Detective Pikachu booster packs, two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, one collector’s pin inspired by Detective Pikachu, and one Pokémon notepad and sticker sheet, all in a sturdy metal case.
In advance of “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu,” fans can gear up with a wide selection of exclusive new apparel featuring iconography from the movie, as well as unique roleplay and lifestyle items, from PokemonCenter.com, the premier destination for official Pokémon merchandise in the US. The following items launch on April 2, 2019 with a second series of merchandise arriving in May:
Detective Pikachu Deerstalker Hat—Fans will be able to roleplay as Detective Pikachu with this premium quality, tweed deerstalker hat with plush Pikachu ears.
Hi-Hat Café Apparel and Accessories—Nodding to one of the most iconic locations in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, this collection offers various items donning the Hi-Hat Café’s unique logo, including t-shirts, a hoodie, diner mug, and 9FORTY baseball cap by New Era.
Ryme City Police Department Apparel and Accessories—Sporting the Ryme City Police Department logo, this collection includes a polo shirt, 9FORTY baseball cap by New Era, mug, and pin.
Ryme City 10-Year Anniversary Parade Apparel—Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Ryme City as shown in the movie, this collection offers themed t-shirts for adults and children.
Pin Set, Patch Set, Sticker Set, and Tin Sign Set—A variety of pins, patches, stickers, and tin signs featuring popular icons from the movie will be available in sets.
Wicked Cool Toys
Wicked Cool Toys, master toy licensee for the Pokémon brand, will offer a series of action figures, plush, and roleplay items that will be available at mass retailers beginning in April. Highlights from the Wicked Cool Toys line include:
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Feature Plush
The Detective Pikachu Movie Feature Plush features two voice modes including “Detective Pikachu” and “Pikachu” for fans to interact with the character, just like in the movie. The Detective Pikachu feature plush also features over 14 responses, motorized ears and a detective’s hat.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Figure Line
Fans can explore Ryme City with 2-inch scale figures including Detective Pikachu, Psyduck, and Bulbasaur, and 3-inch scale articulated figures including Ludicolo, Mr. Mime, and more. Each figure is highly detailed and replicates the authentic look of the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” movie.
Mattel’s Mega Construx Building Sets
Mattel’s Mega Construx brand will expand its popular line of Pokémon building sets with all-new offerings specifically for “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.” The Pokémon Mega Construx line will feature characters and settings seen in the upcoming movie. The first wave of Pokémon Mega Construx items inspired by “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” will begin to hit retail shelves on March 25, 2019. Highlights from the Pokémon Mega Construx line include:
Mega Construx Detective Pikachu
Fans can begin the investigation when building this 232-piece, 6.25-inch Detective Pikachu figure. Give Detective Pikachu’s tail a flick and watch it spring into action. Then, a twist in the case! Turn Detective Pikachu’s head to bring his magnifying glass up to his eye to search for new clues. Detective Pikachu is articulated for resting or action poses.
Mega Construx Detective Pikachu Mr. Mime
Give Detective Pikachu the run around with this buildable Mr. Mime figure. Actions speak louder than words when fans make use of Mr. Mime’s highly articulated limbs and pose it on the buildable display plate.
Publishing and More
In addition to the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Center items, and licensed toys, The Pokémon Company International has developed licensed apparel and home décor through a variety of partners that will be available at mass retailers closer to the movie’s release. There will also be a robust publishing program for “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu,” including a premium “making of” coffee table-style book from The Pokémon Company International’s in-house imprint, Pikachu Press, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the film production. Pokémon fans can look forward to more movie merchandise news in the coming months, follow @Pokemon on social media for the latest updates, and join in the #DetectivePikachu conversation online.
The Pokemon TCG line and select other merchandise inspired by Detective Pikachu will be on display at The Pokemon Company International booth (#3049) at the American International Toy Fair between February 16 and February 19 in New York City. The Pokemon TCG and licensed toys will also be on display at other global toy fairs beginning this month.
Source: Pokemon PR