May 30, 2007
Pressman Toy and Pokemon USA Announce New Licensing Agreement

New York – Pressman Toy Corporation, the third largest U.S. games manufacturer, and Pokemon USA, Inc. have reached a licensing agreement under which Pressman Toy has the right to develop board games, matching games, travel games, puzzles and dominoes under the popular Pokemon brand in the United States. The first game in this new product line will be released in fall ’07. Subsequent Pokemon board games will be released throughout 2008.

Pokemon is the collective name for more than 480 characters that one can find, catch, train, trade, collect, and use in battle against rivals in the quest to become a Pokemon Expert. Pokemon is a global pop culture phenomenon credited with making Japanese animation mainstream in the U.S.

About Pressman Toy Corporation Inc.

Pressman Toy Corporation Inc., the third largest game manufacturer in the United States, was founded in 1922. The company has released many strong brands that consumers have enjoyed for generations, such as Rummikub, MASTERMIND and Tri-Ominos. One of the first companies in the industry to begin licensing popular characters and content for toys and games, Pressman Toy has created games and puzzles based on Ben 10, The Land Before Time, Scooby-Doo and The Simpsons, as well as popular games shows 1 vs. 100, Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. More recently, the company has expanded its offerings into the DVD game and DVD board game segments. Further information on Pressman Toy can be found at

About Pokemon USA

Pokemon USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Pokemon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia which includes licensing, marketing, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, an animated TV series, home entertainment, the official Pokemon website, and online retail center Just coming off its 10th worldwide anniversary in 2006, Pokemon was launched in Japan in 1996 for play on Nintendo’s Game Boy and has since evolved into a global cultural phenomenon. Pokemon was introduced in North America in September 1998 and today is one of the most popular toy and entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit

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