Jakks Pacific Inc. is an American toy company which currently owns the license to produce Pokemon toys and merchandise outside Japan. The company picked up the license in 2006, and since then have created a range of figures and plush, which have been distributed both across America and internationally.
Recently, many announced sets of Jakks Pokemon plush and figures were not released and no new products were making it to store shelves. When contacted by a fan, a representative of Jakks Pacific confirmed that they will be dropping the Pokemon license at the end of the year to focus on other products. In the past, Jakks Pacific has copped criticism from fans about the quality of their Pokemon toys, habit of picking obscure Pokemon to create merchandise for and poor distribution of products. The license will now be open for another company to pick up.
Other brands currently licensed to Jakks Pacific include Care Bears, SpongeBob SquarePants, Winx Club, Club Penguin, Hannah Montana, Phineas & Ferb and Cabbage Patch Kids.
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I regret to inform you that this will be our last year manufacturing the PokĂ©mon line. Starting in 2013 our company will no longer product any PokĂ©mon items. Whatever items are currently out in stores will be the last of the products produced by our company. I apologize for any inconvenience or dissatisfaction this may have caused. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me.
Jakks Pacific Inc.