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Pokémon tour bus on the road for half-term

Published on: 30th May 2023

The Pokémon Company International is firing up its tour bus for a Pokémon May half-term tour at select Smyths Toys Superstores.

pokemon tour bus

Kicking off 27th May, the party tour will visit stores in Hedge End, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Mansfield, York, Hull and Leeds. A variety of Pokémon activities will be on hand, including face-painting, a colouring wall, free giveaways, visits from Pikachu and photo opportunities.

Shoppers will be able to browse a diverse range of Pokémon products, including Pokémon TCG items like the exclusive Shaymin VStar Premium Collection and Darkrai VStar Premium Collection; new additions to Jazwares’ toy line, including plush of Pokémon from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games – Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, as well as Pikachu; and a new wave of plush from the Squishmallows and Pokémon collaboration. Additional products include Pokémon Funko Pop! figures and a range of Abysse products, including Pokémon breakfast and gift sets.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our strong and successful relationship with Smyths Toys with this exciting new Pokémon May Half-Term Tour,” said Simon Benton, vice president of TCG sales for The Pokémon Company International. “We are always looking at new ways to engage with customers and, with our Pokémon bus, a host of Pokémon product and a range of fun activities on offer, we hope to provide an inspiring and engaging experience that will encourage Pokémon fans old and new to come and join the party.”

The tour visited Smyths Toys Superstore in Hedge End on 27th May, Milton Keynes on 28th May and Norwich on 29th May, then is headed to Mansfield on 30th May, York on 31st May, Hull on 1st June and Leeds on 2nd June.

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