Hasbro has announced that it will release the TCG tied to the hit Japanese kids show Yo-Kai Watch in the U.S.
The new TCG will be available in the fall, and will be designed for children ages six and up. Starter packs contain everything to begin play, including 40 trading cards, a play mat, and an exclusive Yo-Kai Watch medal; MSRP for starters will be $12.99. Blind Booster packs contain ten trading cards and MSRP is $3.99.
Not available to retail or brick-and-mortar stores is the Yo-Kai Watch Trading Card Game Collection Box, a decorated box for Yo-Kai Watch storage, including four booster packs and one exclusive Yo-Kai Watch medal. MSRP is $19.99 and is exclusive to Walmart.
Yo-Kai Watch branded versions of Monopoly Junior and The Game of Life were released by Hasbro earlier this year.
In 2015, Yo-Kai Watch made the leap to US television on Disney XD and Dentsu (see "Japanese Hit Comes to U.S. TV").VIZ releases the graphic novels in the U.S. (see “ICv2 Interview: VIZ's Beth Kawasaki”).
The property is so popular in Japan, the second Yo-Kai Watch movie, Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan! outpaced Star Wars: The Force Awakens with 975,000 tickets sold to 800,000 tickets sold on their respective opening weekends, according to Variety.