Recently we brought you the news that Jakks Pacific, the current owner of the Pokemon toy license outside Japan, would be dropping the license at the end of the year. Today it has been announced that TOMY International and The Pokemon Company International have signed a multi-year global licensing agreement.
TOMY has been producing Pokemon toys in Japan since 1997, including plush, accessories and the popular “Monster Collection” line of figures. Beginning in 2013, TOMY will be the exclusive holder of the Pokemon toy license outside Asia. Fans expect this change will see a rise in the amount of high quality Pokemon merchandise available outside of Japan.
Source: PR Newswire