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Completing a trifecta of Pokémon related food announcements this week, The Pokémon Company International and OREOs have unveiled the result of the collaboration that both companies have been teasing for a while now, with the release of packs of Pokémon x OREO Limited Edition Cookies.
If Australian Pokéfans didn't already have too much junk food in their immediate future with the release of the McDonalds Happy Meals this Thursday, they certainly will now with the release of Pokémon doughnuts in Krispy Kreme stores Australia-wide.
It's not just Aussies who get to enjoy Pokémon themed food promotions this week. Starting this Thursday September 9, Pokémon fans in Brazil will also have the opportunity to pick up Pokémon cards and toys together with their McLanche Feliz meals.
Despite being unveiled as "coming soon" all the way back in July, the 25th Anniversary Happy Meals haven't yet been released in McDonalds stores in Australia. According to an internal crew communication poster leaked to Press-Start however, the long wait is nearly over, with the promotion intended to commence in stores this Thursday September 9, continuing until October 20, or while stocks last.
Giving European Pokémon fans even more opportunity to fill their wardrobes with Pokémon branded merch, the Polish-based clothing manufacturer LPP has partnered with The Pokémon Company International to release a further range of collections of Pokémon apparel in stores across Europe, targeting both young and old fans.
The P25 Music project, as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Pokémon, continues to expand with the release of a new song, "Game Girl", sung by Victoire de la Musique award winning artist Louane. Produced by P3gase and mixed by Josh Gudwin, the bilingual English/French song tells a story typical to that of many Pokémon trainers, describing the journey taken through life with a partner while figuring out our goals in this journey, and trying to be the very best we can be.
Following the release of Pokémon 25: The Red EP earlier this month, the P25 Music Project has now launched Pokémon 25: The Blue EP, featuring remixes by ZHU of the songs by Vince Staples, Cyn and Mabel.
Japanese fashion brand UNIQLO has announced a new "Pokémon Meets Artist" UT collection line, for release starting later this month. This particular collaboration features a range of designs from two artists. Meguru Yamaguchi, a Japanese born and New York based artist known for his characteristic brushstroke style; and James Jarvis, a London based artist specialized in cartoon illustration, and who is best known for his work on soft vinyl toys.
The P25 Music project rolls on with the release today of Pokémon 25: The Red EP. In addition to "Take It Home" by Mabel, which was released as a single in mid-July, this EP features songs from two new artists to the P25 Music project. "Wonderful" by Cyn, and "Got 'Em" by Vince Staples. In a nod to the history of paired releases for main series Pokémon video games, a second EP will also be released later this month, wth The Blue EP featuring remixes of all three tracks from The Red EP by ZHU.
Following on from campaigns in North America and the UK earlier this year, Australian Pokéfans will now have the opportunity to experience the disappointment of scalpers, investors and thieves ruining the fun for everyone else (and especially the kids), with Macca's planning to launch their 25th Anniversary Pokémon collaboration here Down Under.
From July 27th, for a period of one month, Pokémon will be taking over the toy section on the 4th floor of the historic Harrod's department store in Knightsbridge, London, as part of the ongoing celebration of the Pokémon franchise's 25th anniversary. Harrod's will be exhibiting as part of the takeover special displays of each of the starter Pokémon from every generation of the game to date.
The 25th anniversary celebration of Pokémon continues with a new single that will be part of the Pokémon 25: The Album. "Take It Home" is sung by BRIT Award recipient Mabel, produced by Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks. The music video is directed by Sophia Ray. With an infectious beat and a bright, summery vibe, the song celebrates being the kind of friend that others can count on. The track single is available on all digital music platforms.
A Poké Ball shaped charger, made by Anker in 2017 especially for The Pokémon Company, has now been recalled following two incidents where the device apparently spontaneously caught fire. While investigations by a third-party specialist firm were unable to identify a specific cause or indeed any flaws in the product itself, The Pokémon Company has apparently decided to play things safe, and is giving out full refunds to everyone who purchased the device.
In what seems a neverending quest to give Pokéfans more Pokémon clothing than we'll ever know what to do with, UK clothing retailer Zavvi has gotten in on the spirit of Bidoof Day with the surprise announcement and launch of a special mini-collection of Bidoof clothing, including unisex "Team Bidoof" hoodies and sweatshirts in white, and a cream coloured "Team Bidoof" unisex t-shirt.
Proving once again that you could easily fill an entire wardrobe just with Pokémon themed clothing, UK based retailer Zavvi continues to contribute to Pokémon 25th Anniversary merch with the launch of their second summer themed Pokémon clothing collection of the year, this time featuring designs inspired by the Alola region.
Pokémon Air Adventures, or the "Soratobu Pikachu Project" (そらとぶピカチュウプロジェクト - Flying Pikachu Project) as it is being called in Japan, is a new collaborative initiative from The Pokémon Company, which aims to connect the world through Pokémon, helping to bring joy and wonderful memories through a shared enjoyment of travel.
To commemorate the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 from July 17 to July 18, 2021 in Pokémon GO, Pokémon GO Fest 2021 shirts will be available for purchase in the United States. Canada, and Japan. There is only one design. These shirts will be available while supplies last.
For Trainers with a shipping address in the United States. they can purchase the shirts from the Pokémon Center at this link, while Trainers with a shipping address in Canada can purchase them at this link. Each Pokémon GO Fest 2021 shirt will come with a Professor's Research TCG card featuring Professor Willow while supplies last.
Trainers with a shipping address in Japan will be able to purchase the shirts from Pokémon Center Online starting on June 26, 2021...
Australian clothing brand BlackMilk has announced that a restock of their popular Pokémon collection will be coming next week, at 7am June 15th, Australian Eastern Standard Time. The collection was originally launched at the beginning of March this year, as a special collaboration for Pokémon's 25th anniversary.
The official McDonald's Japanese website has announced that several Pikachu-themed food items and Happy Meal toys, named the "Sweet Trio Fru-chu", are coming to their restaurants in Japan as a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and McDonald's. The three different food items, each with their own individual packaging, will be available for a limited period starting on June 11, 2021.
The Gym Leaders of Sword and Shield's Galar region have quickly become fan favourites, and so it's no surprise that Good Smile Company would seek to capitalize on that with their latest Nendoroid, Raihan, the Dragon type Gym Leader of Hammerlocke. As typical for Pokémon Nendoroids, Raihan comes with a number of accessories, including multiple face places, and both horizontal and vertically orientated Rotom phones. Raihan is also accompanied by a suitably chibified version of his partner Pokémon, Duraludon, which has some limited posibility with its legs, arms, and mouth.