Takara Tomy

Tomy Company, Ltd.
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Takara Tomy logo (used in Japan)
Founded March 1, 2006
Headquarters 7-9-10, Tateishi, Katsushika, Tokyo
Type Public
Subsidiaries T-ARTS Company, Ltd.
Industry Toys, video games

Worldwide: tomy.com
Japan: takaratomy.co.jp

Tomy Company, Ltd.[1] (株式会社タカラトミー[2] kabushiki gaisha takara tomī), trading as Takara Tomy in Japan and as Tomy elsewhere, is a Japanese toy manufacturer and entertainment company. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company was created on March 1, 2006 through the merger of Tomy (founded 1924) and Takara (founded 1955)[3]. Outside of Asia, the company operates through its subsidiary Tomy International, Inc.

In April 1997, Tomy began producing its first Pokémon toys[3], and from 2013 to July 2018 were The Pokémon Company International's master toy licensee[4][5].


Tomy logo (used outside Japan)

Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.

Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. logo

T-ARTS Company, Ltd. (株式会社タカラトミーアーツ kabushiki gaisha takara tomī ātsu)[6], trading as Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. in Japan, is a Japanese toy manufacturer and arcade game developer and a wholly owned subsidiary of Takara Tomy. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company was founded on February 9, 1988[6] and has produced a series of Pokémon arcade games, and gachapon toys.


External links

Taraka Tomy

Tomy International

Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.


  1. Corporate Profile - Tomy Company, Ltd. (retrieved April 27, 2020)
  2. Company Profile - Tomy Company, Ltd. (Japanese) (retrieved April 27, 2020)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tomy Company, Ltd. Corporate Brochure - Tomy Company, Ltd. (archived from the original December 25, 2010; retrieved April 27, 2020) (PDF)
  4. A Look Behind the Curtain at How Pokémon Become Toys - Inverse (retrieved April 27, 2020)
  5. Pokémon Appoints New Master Toy - License Global (retrieved April 27, 2020)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Company Information - T-ARTS Company, Ltd. (Japanese) (retrieved April 27, 2020)

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