Hasbro is exhibiting at the New York Toy Fair again this year, and just as they did last year with the Model Zero Watch, some of their products on display confirm the localization of future games and anime episodes.
While the Yo-Kai Watch U Prototype or any other Yo-Kai Watch 3 merchandise is not shown on the show floor, USApyon and what appears to be the Yo-Kai Watch U Prototype above him appear on the display behind Hasbro's featured toys. Just as Hasbro featured the Yo-Kai Watch Model Zero before the announcement of Yo-Kai Watch 2 last year, this guarantees that either the third season of the anime or Yo-Kai Watch 3 is being localized with companion merchandise, and if one part is being localized, the other part certainly is; the multimedia strategy is one LEVEL-5 has heavily invested in, and Yo-Kai Watch's international release is no exception.
Also featured are some new Medal Moments figures: including Venoct and Darkyubi. Darkyubi, who appears at the bottom of the photo, is particularly notable because he only appears in the video games, specifically Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shin'uchi. While Shin'uchi has been all but confirmed for a while, this is more concrete evidence of its eventual localization. Darkyubi could not be seen clearly in this original photo, so the image has been altered to make him more visible.
Hasbro has also unveiled two new Model Zero customization items: One that is Goldenyan-themed, and one that is Jibanyan-themed.
Thanks to TFU_INFO for the photos.