Friday Pokemon Announcements – January Monthly Pair Pikachu

Hello everyone!

It’s almost the weekend (and pretty much a week until Sun and Moon is released) and although I don’t have information on the December 1st Hokkaido promotion I do have…

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The next installment in the Monthly Pair Pikachu series *yaaay trumpets fanfare parade*

The theme for January is the New Year, and what better way to bring it in with the hopes of luck, prosperity, and fingers crossed for just an all around better year than the catastrophe that was 2016 than with Maneki Neko-esque Meowth Pikachus!

Two Pikas mean twice the luck and good fortune, right?

The January Pair Pikachu plush will go on sale in Japan December 3rd and will retail for 2,808 yen.

Keep in mind this is not the official “New Years” pair plush – considering last year we got a special pair plush as part of the Monthly series specifically for New Years, I anticipate something similar happening this year (for 2017) as well. But I guess we’ll see.

Stay safe, hug your loved ones, and have a great weekend.

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January Monthly Pair Pikachu

Pokemon Merch Announcement – Pokemon Time Vol. 10

Surprise – here’s some Pokemon merch news!

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Because it’s not a big release day without a couple of simultaneous releases, the Pokemon Center announced via the Daisuki Club site, the 10th volume of their very popular Pokemon Time series, scheduled to go on sale November 18th. This installment will focus entirely on Pikachu and the original starters: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

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As with previous releases, there will be plush! Because of course. And similar to previous releases, these plush will not be made of the usual Pokemon Center plush minky fabric, which is exciting if you like a change every now and then.

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Along with the starters, there will be a male and female Pikachu plush

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And yes, the tails will be different corresponding with the gender.

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There will also be smaller mascot sized versions of all the plush, including one for each Pikachu gender.

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A new addition to the merch line-up will be cute notebooks in two different sizes (normal and mini).

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There will also be some miscellaneous items, such as a shoulder bag, several leather items, a cushion, clearfiles, and hand and lip cream.

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Last and certainly not least, the staple of the Pokemon Time series: blind packaged candy tins! There will be 10 designs in all (maybe 11 if there is a secret design), and each tin comes with ramune flavored candies.

Merchandise Line-Up

Plush (Pikachu Male/Female, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle) – 2,160 yen
Mascot Plush (Pikachu Male/Female, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle) – 1,296 yen

Clearfile Set of 2 (A,B,C,D,E) – 432 yen each
Notebook / Normal Size (Pikachu, starter group, full group) – 410 yen each
Notebook / Mini Size (Pikachu, starter group, full group) – 216 yen each

Hand Cream – 810 yen
Lip Cream – 540 yen

Pouch (Pikachu, starter group, full group) – 1,620 yen each
Cushion (Pikachu, starter group) – 2,700 yen each
Shoulder Bag – 2,160 yen

Coin Purse – 3,024 yen
Pen Pouch – 4,104 yen
Pouch – 5,184 yen
Card Holder – 3,974 yen

Blind Packaged Candy Tin Collection – 540 yen

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Pokemon Time Volume 10

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Sun & Moon Plush + Release Day Merchandise

We finally got news this past Friday on some if not all of the merchandise coming out on game release day: November 18th.

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First up, new Pokemon Center exclusive plush! These plush will all be the same bigger size as the previously released starter plush, with shelf price being 1,620 yen each.
The line-up includes Alola Vulpix, Rockruff, Pikipek, Komala, and Togedemaru.

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Japan will finally get their own 1:1 versions of the starter plush as well, with each plush selling for 5,184 yen.

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Along with the large size plush, there will also be mascot sized starters you can easily attach to your bag (if you want).
Each of the smaller mascot plushies will sell for 1,080 yen.

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[ Pick-Ups ] Pokemon Christmas and Snowseason

I am back with another unusual post!

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The Christmas and Snowseason promotions come out tomorrow. I will be at the Center taking pictures (hopefully) and having fun (hopefully!) but also I am offering pick-ups for the Pikachu and Eevee Christmas plush.

Delibird Pikachu is $30 USD + shipping.
Christmas Eevee is $26 USD + shipping.

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I am also offering pickups for the Snowseason Pikachu plush.

Snowseason Pikachu is $25 USD + shipping.

If interested, please either send an email over to mikitzune (at) gmail (dot) com with your request and country of residence, or send me a tweet :3 (my twitter handle is zombiemiki).

I’ll do my best to get a post up sometime tomorrow with a Center Report. Wish me luck!

Merchandise Overview – November

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[Pokemon Center] Christmas 2016
[Pokemon Center] Snowseason

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[Ichiban-Kuji] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection

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[Banpresto] I Love Mew Big Plush

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[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu December
[Pokemon Center] New Years 2017
[San-ei] All Star Collection (Audino, Axew, Croagunk, Chikorita, Cubone, Cyndaquil, Darumaka, Diglett, Dragonite, Eevee, Emonga, Greninja, Lucario, Meowth, Misdreavus, Pikachu, Togepi, Totodile)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Cushions (Chansey, Spheal, Slowpoke)

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[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu

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[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Big Cyndaquil Plush

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[Pokemon Game] Sun / Moon Release
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Time Vol. 10
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush
[Pokemon Center] Welcome to Alola! merchandise + Rotom Dex merchandise
[Takara Tomy Plush] Eevee, Litten, Rowlet, Pikachu, Popplio, Rockruff
[MonColle] Litten, Lunala, Popplio, Rockruff, Rowlet, Solgaleo, Togedemaru, Turtonator
[MonColle Set] Journey’s Start Set (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Rotom, Tapu Koko)

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[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Big Pichu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Big Plush (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)

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[Banpresto] Big Snorlax Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Mew Mascot Plush

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[Banpresto] I Love Gengar Big Plush

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[Candy Toys] Pokemon Sun & Moon Mascot Charms

Claims – Christmas Metal Charms + Snowseason Acrylic Charms

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you a different post than usual.

I will be buying 1 box of metal charms and 1 box of acrylic charms, but in order to do this, I need claims on the charms that I am not keeping. If you are interested, please either leave a comment, message me on Twitter, or send an email to mikitzune (at) gmail (dot) com with your request. I accept Paypal only, and prices are in USD.

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Christmas Metal Charms

Each charm is $3. Shipping is a flat rate of $3 regardless of number of charms bought.

All have been claimed! Thank you!

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Snowseason Acrylic Charms

Each charm is $6. Shipping is a flat rate of $4 regardless of number of charms bought.

Currently Available:
Pikachu + Skitty
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Thanks for looking!

Pokemon Center Report – Mario Pikachu

I was hoping for a Pokemon Center promotion sometime in October and the Center came through for me with this surprise Mario collaboration line-up of merchandise.

Most of the items were available everywhere in Japan, but there were a couple things, like the mascot size versions of the plush and a special set of clearfiles that were exclusive to the Kyoto Pokemon Center and the on-line store. (The Nintendo headquarters are situated in Kyoto, so it makes sense exclusive merch would be located at that Pokemon Center). I saw photos my friends in the Kyoto area took of the set-up down there and they had a lot of stuff. Meanwhile in Tokyo…the staff decided to put the Mario Pikachu promotion in one part of the store only, but in an awkward not quite in the front and not quite in the back location, so we were all in the way of everyone else shopping.

I showed up with my friend at around 8 am and there was no one in line. By the time the Center opened at 10 am, there was a small line, but it wasn’t amazing. I expected a lot of people to go for the TCG boxes, but it seemed like the plush were being scooped into baskets faster than the card sets.

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For good reason! The plush turned out pretty adorable.

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The Pikachus actually have little smiles sewn on under the mustaches, which I thought was a nice touch. Also if you’ll notice the mustaches are different between Luigi and Mario Pikachu, just like the “real” Luigi and Mario.
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Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon New Years 2017 + December Monthly Pair Pikachu

I thought we would have another uneventful Friday with no updates, but the Pokemon site decided to wait until the moment I left the house to give us news, because they’re nice like that.

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I can’t complain much with a Darumaka Pikachu plush that looks as adorable as this, though!

The 2017 New Years merchandise will come out November 12th at all Pokemon Stores and Centers around Japan.

Pikachu Darumaka Plush
1,728 yen

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Pikachu Darumaka Tea Cup
1,080 yen

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Metal Charm Set
778 yen
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Friday Pokemon Announcements – Mario x Pikachu Collaboration + Christmas x Winter Promotion 2016

Sorry for the late update!

This past Friday gave us two very exciting announcements and I’m even more excited to share them with you!

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First up – the collaboration you probably never knew you wanted but: Mario Pikachu!

The majority of items from this promotion will be available at all Pokemon Centers around Japan starting October 29th (incidentally the day before my birthday), however a portion of items will be sold exclusively through the Kyoto Pokemon Center, as well as the on-line store.

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Mariochu / Luigichu Plush
2,376 yen

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Mariochu / Luigichu Mascot Plush
(Kyoto / Online Exclusive)
1,296 yen

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Friday Pokemon Announcements – Redesigned Pokemon Center Logos + Sapporo Center Reopening

We didn’t get much on Friday, but the Pokemon Center did give us a little tease for the Sapporo Center Re-opening promotion happening December 1st.

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The promotion will be based on this graphic, which is unfortunately a little small and blurry, but! We better get a plush version of that Vulpix!

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We got information on everything but the goods. First up, all Pokemon Centers will be giving away these limited Sapporo Center shopping bags with every purchase.

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Sapporo keychains will also be given out to customers, 1 per every 4,000 yen spent. This design will be available at all Pokemon Centers

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While this design will only be available at the Sapporo Center.

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The Sapporo Center will also be giving out these mini art cards for free to all visitors (while supplies last).

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A special Sapporo illustration card will be given out for every 5 booster packs of cards bought at any Pokemon Center around Japan.

(And if you have your Moon/Sun game, you’ll be able to pick up an Alolan form Vulpix for your game!)

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As an aside, all the Pokemon Centers with three Pokemon in their logos will get re-designed logos from November 18th featuring the new Sun and Moon starters.

The next time I update, I’ll be back in Japan! Until then~

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Sapporo Center Move and Re-opening