Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo
December 8th: Movie is officially titled "キュレムVS聖剣士"/Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsmen!
December 16th: New "alt" movie poster!
"Muskedeer Evidence Thusfar"
As with the Kami Trio special airing in December, I bring to you, very convincing merchandise-based evidence of the Muskedeers playing a part in 2012's Pokemon Movie 15.
Movie announcements come roughly around the same time each year -- winter's holidayish new year-ish season. As we in merchandise know, the movie merch begins to flow SOON after the announcements.
Some recent examples would be: Beast Trio merch began to show up around March of that year. This year, Victini goods (Takara Tomy ones -- this is important) were out by the end of February, then more strongly in March and April.
Cobalion, Virizion and Terrakion merchandise is already being scheduled for February, March, and beyond, including Takara Tomy figures and plush, along with plamo, and Bandai gachapon, including some with ??? ??? (http://pokemonfigure.blogspot.com/20...ng-bandai.html) but that's unlikely to be any new or secret Pokemon since it's a February release and that info usually comes in spring...
Anyway, THAT has been heard before and is a few weeks old now. So what's the actual evidence?
This new flier which states that the Muskedeer trio will have "activity in 2012".
If you read Japanese you will see (and trust me if you can't), that it simply says activity in 2012 (24年 is a Japanese term for the year 2012). When it was the Kami Trio it specifically said activity IN THE TV ANIME.
This is NOT hype for ANOTHER TV special so quickly in February right after the Kami Trio in December. If it was, it would say TV ANIME like the Kami Trio flier (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=538286). It is also not hype in February/March for a special that will come out in spring... that is not how TV merchandising works. A TV special does NOT also warrant sudden big merchandise in Takara Tomy figures, plush, along with Bandai toys, and plamo models.
NEITHER would, say, if they are stars in a new side-game that may be announced. NO side game has ever warranted that much hype merchandising. Mystery Dungeon games have gotten a handful of Pokemon Center ONLY plush, and gachapon figures. Ranger games have only ever gotten a few trinkets usually free in magazines. Rumble has also had a few charms, folders and notebooks at the Center, and the current PokePark game has some freebies you get if you reserve it.
SO. Promised 2012 activity and way too much merchandise for a TV special or a side-game. Evidence for the 2012 movie? I say... absolutely! Of course, I could be dead wrong and their 2012 activity is .... well, I don't know. What else could it be? I ask seriously because I cannot think of anything! If I am wrong, I'll salute my shorts!
What do you think?