Pokémon is a popular media franchise owned and originated by Japenese video game company, Nintendo. Following its first video game release, Pokémon soon became a hit and was soon featured in more games, anime, trading cards, toys, books, and other media.Pokémon revolves around a fictional world filled with trainable creatures with various powers you can contain in a spherical tool, a PokéBall. One particularly creative aspect of the series is its generations, its division of the games that assists in showing the chronological timeline of the series. One generation, called Pokémon: Black and White, was promoted at McDonald's in both 2011 and 2012 with Happy Meal Toys based on the Pokémon featured in the games.
The 2011 line of the Pokémon toys included, Pikachu, Reshiram, Zekrom, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Zorua, Zoroark. Additionally, random cards for the Pokémon card game are included in the line.For the 2012 line, all but Pikachu failed to return in toy form. Instead toys of Dewott, Servine, Pignite, Woobat and Axew were made. Also, like last year, Pokémon card game cards are included with purchase of the toys. The toys in this line were sold alongside Zoobles! toys for girls.
The commercials promoting the 2012 line showed the characters from the Farm era alongside Pikachu.