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Monday, October 11, 2010

Nikko teams up with Upper Deck International!

Radio Control Specialist Nikko is happy to announce that they have appointed Upper Deck International, as distributor for Germany and Austria as of January 1st  2011.

Jeroen Bakker, President at Nikko Entertainment states: “With their excellent distribution channels and market knowledge, Upper Deck is the natural choice as distributor of Nikko products in Germany and Austria. We are confident that their expertise and solid track record of bringing the hottest brands to market will ensure that Upper Deck does whatever it needs to take the Nikko brand up to a market share we are used to in Europe”

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 7 October 2010

Blue Ocean Entertainment has become the majority shareholder of Upper Deck International BV (UDI) with immediate effect.

Nico Blauw, CEO Upper Deck International and owner of Blue Ocean Entertainment says: “Closing a very challenging period, today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Upper Deck International. These are exciting times for the company and myself and we are looking forward to this new beginning.”

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. agrees to settle Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game claims against Upper Deck companies in Europe

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. (“Konami”) and Upper Deck International B.V. (“Upper Deck”) have agreed to settle their disputes, including their dispute regarding the termination of Upper Deck's distributorship for Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. Claims against Upper Deck’s affiliated companies Upper Deck B.V. and Upper Deck Panoceanic C.V. have also been settled as well as Upper Deck International's counterclaim against Konami. 

Monday, May 31, 2010

Upper Deck International Invites You to Dress Up and Party!

Upper Deck International Invites You to Dress Up and Party!

In a magic dress up chest, filled with costumes galore,
here lives a group of the cutest bears for you to adore.

They love to dress-up and swap their outfits with friends,
Because when you're a Party Animal, the fun never ends!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Upper Deck International supports VU Ronald McDonald House

Upper Deck International supports VU Ronald McDonald House

Upper Deck International recently made a donation to the Ronald McDonald House near the VU-hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

A Ronald McDonald House provides parents of sick children with a place to stay while their child is being treated in a nearby hospital or rehabilitation center.

It's not only parents of sick children that stay in the house, their brothers and sisters can stay there too. Sometimes they only stay for one night and sometimes they are there for weeks.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Zhu Zhu Zooming to a store near you!

Zhu Zhu Zooming to a store near you!


If you haven’t heard about Zhu Zhu Pets™ yet, where have you been? These cute and crazy interactive hamsters have taken the world by storm, quickly becoming the must-have toy wherever they are available.

Their phenomenal success is set to sweep into the Benelux countries now that Upper Deck International has joined forces with manufacturer Cepia to bring Zhu Zhu Pets to stores across the region.


Friday, February 05, 2010

New Player in Town – Upper Deck International Bursts on the Toy Market

New Player in Town – Upper Deck International Bursts on the Toy Market

After ten years of success in the Trading Card Games industry, Upper Deck International is taking on toys and the result is no child’s play!  With an already expanding portfolio, UDI delivers some of today’s most popular toys.

With headquarters based in The Netherlands and offices in Germany, France, UK, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan; Upper Deck International also has representatives in the Nordics, Spain and Latin America.  Ideal for manufacturers and licensors who are seeking strong partners in the international market space, the company holds strategic positions in key entertainment markets.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Upper Deck and Moose present Mighty Beanz™!

Upper Deck and Moose present Mighty Beanz™!


Upper Deck International BV and Moose Enterprise have joined forces to release Mighty Beanz - zany bean characters that kids can collect, swap, play and race!

 In March 2010, Upper Deck International will unveil an all-new cast of Mighty Beanz and accessories in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. 


Wednesday, December 09, 2009



Upper Deck International is delighted to announce a partnership with Fundex Games and The Ohio Art Company, creators of Etch A Sketch®, the World’s Favorite Drawing Toy®. Upper Deck has acquired exclusive distribution rights for the Etch A Sketch brand in France, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.

First produced in 1960, Etch A Sketch is one of the most popular creative children’s toys of all time, with more than 150 million units sold in North America. Upper Deck will be teaming up with Etch A Sketch in its 50th anniversary year and will initially release the Classic, Classic Pocket, and Hello Kitty versions across Europe in May 2010.


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