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Old 08-29-2007, 07:51 AM
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Default The New York Times: Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff?

The New York Times: Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff?
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The New York Time has an article on Pokemon's marketing strategy.

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Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff? They’re Back (The New York Times)

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Also in June, Pokémon USA’s trading card unit began shipping a new series of cards featuring the 104 characters created for the Diamond and Pearl introduction (like Piplup, Chimchar and Turtwig) as well as many of the old characters.

It was the first time that new games, a new television season, and a fresh batch of cards were introduced in this country at roughly the same time, Ms. Rawlinson said. “All the elements support each other,” she said. “The kids play the Diamond and Pearl games and watch the new shows, and they immediately want to get the new cards.”

Another element of the revival has been a change in toy vendors, from Hasbro to Jakks Pacific, which introduced a new product line. Jeremy Padawer, Jakks’s vice president for brand marketing, said Hasbro had focused on a few main Pokémon characters, but his company is shipping toys that use more than 100 of the 500 characters.

The new merchandise was showcased this summer at the Toys “R” Us store in Times Square, which opened a temporary Pokémon boutique. Next month, Toys “R” Us plans to open Pokémon boutiques in its 585 other domestic stores, said Ronald D. Boire, the president of Toys “R” Us.

Sales of the trading cards this year have already exceeded sales for all of 2006, and by the end of the year are expected to triple last year’s total, according to Pokémon USA. The June 4 debut episode of “Pokémon Diamond and Pearl” on the Cartoon Network was the top-rated show that day for boys ages 6 to 11.

Total merchandise sales this year are expected to exceed $50 million, compared with less than $4 million last year, Ms. Rawlinson said.

After the overexposure issues of recent years, the company has learned to be more selective about licensing its name. “We get requests for all kinds of products, but now we turn a lot down,” Ms. Rawlinson said. Would-be Pokémon products that ended up on the reject list include diapers and gerbil cages.
To read the entire article, go here: Remember Squirtle and Jigglypuff? They’re Back

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Again, the idea of "all the elements support each other," meaning, the new games, new TV show season, and new cards all were introduced around the same time so they help each other. A very important aspect that has been practiced for Pokemon in Japan for a long time, but only recently applied here.

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Old 08-29-2007, 01:33 PM
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Not too surprised but.....


Gerbill cages? What are they thinking?
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Diaper and Gerbil cages

Wow! What are these people thinking?
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I dont completely understand but diapers and gerbil cages????
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Pokemon Diapers. Now there's an interesting idea.
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Diapers... come on, I mean diapers.... It's one of those things that kinda makes you lose confidence in the human race, sorta thing...
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Diapers... come on, I mean diapers.... It's one of those things that kinda makes you lose confidence in the human race, sorta thing...
They are bringing old classic pokemon to new advanced times..........
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The diapers might be a good idea, let's all get are two year olds DS lites and a Diamond or Pearl Cartridge, and a couple other games. Also, let's get our gerbil's to play Pokemon.

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I dunno... They should get a new director of marketing, Nintendo
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Pokemon Diapers. Now there's an interesting idea.
"Piii-kaa--CHUUUUUUUU!"

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Now that would be messed up. Really messed up.

Good thing they rejected that.

Yeah, Nintendo. Stick to the games and cards. It's for the best.
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and leave the anime behind, for the better than the best,
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and leave the anime behind, for the better than the best,
If they weren't still making manga maybe they could do that,but anime is made from manga. Trust me,everyone's favorite animes have manga before they even have a anime....
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If they weren't still making manga maybe they could do that,but anime is made from manga. Trust me,everyone's favorite animes have manga before they even have a anime....
*ahem* Well not ALL animes have a manga before they even have an anime, my Favourite is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, they Manga has only come out recently, after the anime was finished.
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pokemon diapers? How are they gonna advertise them. If they made them I mean. Show a charizard wearing a diaper? instead of pikachu its: pika-poo.
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I still love the anime :). And I thought they already had pokemon baby items. Anyway, I don't think it is a bad idea...
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