A special gacha set will also go on sale as part of the Eevee Poncho series. There will be 8 figures in total, no secrets, and as usual, one play will cost 300 yen.
A TCG campaign will also start October 7th. Customers who buy 5 booster packs from Pokemon Centers, Stores, or the on-line Pokemon Center will receive 1 of 8 possible Eevee Poncho illustration cards. This campaign will run while supplies last.
Pokedolls will return to Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan October 7th (Saturday) with Oricorio and all four of their forms (Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, and Sensu)!
Each plush will cost 1,296 yen.
Along with everything previously announced, a new set of Pokemon Center exclusive plush will drop October 7th (Saturday)!
This batch of plush will include Sentret, Furret, Marill, Wooper, Joltik, and Cutiefly (woo!)
Joltik and Cutiefly are both billed as 1:1 size plush and will cost 1,296 yen each.
Sentret, Marill, and Wooper will all cost 1,620 yen each.
Furret will cost 2,160 yen.
A super adorable and sweet mainly cosmetic themed promotion, featuring Umbreon, Espeon, and Pikachu, will go on sale in Japan starting (when else) October 7th (Saturday)! If you love Umbreon, Espeon, and Pikachu, and also want to be soft, then this promotion was made for you.
Hand Cream (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 432 yen each
Hand Cream + Hand Towel Gift Set (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,296 yen each
Lip Gloss (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 756 yen each
Chapstick (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 324 yen each
Cheek & Lip Blush (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 540 yen each
Face Mask Packs (Pikachu / Alola Vulpix / Mimikyu / Pyukumuku) – 540 yen each
Body Mist (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 756 yen each
Moisturizer (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 994 yen each
Memo Pad w/ Case (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 864 yen each
Bandaid Sets (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 432 yen each
Pouch (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,620 yen each
Foldable Mirrors (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,620 yen each
On a parting note, this poster is currently up at Pokemon Centers in Japan, advertising for a mystery Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix promotion set to come out in October. There is a chance we’ll get more information next week, but I’m excited! October is shaping up to be a great month (or a horrible month depending on how much stuff you’re buying) for Eevee and Vulpix collectors!
As always, everything listed here (and more!) can be ordered through Japanstuffs.
This past Friday (August 18th), there were no merchandise announcements, and the only release for Saturday (August 19th) was the blind-packaged Hoenn region can badges.
But! This year’s Dot Sprite promotion was released last Wednesday (August 16th), along with a couple random items.
There were no plush or cushions with this year’s release, but there were hand towels! Pictured here are two of the three designs (the third was dot sprite style pokeballs).
It’s not a Pokemon Center promotion without clearfiles, and this release featured three designs, each with multiple pockets!
There were two memo pads in cute boxes (one design with just Pikachu and one with the main group illustration) and an unboxed pad of sticky notes.
If notebooks are more your style, there were two Pokeball die-cut notebooks.
One of the cutest items from the merch list was this set of three clear pouches. Use them together or separately (or keep them minty fresh and safe in your collection!)
Coinciding with the opening of the very limited Isetan x Pokemon store, available exclusively at the main Shinjuku Isetan building (which includes a super cute cafe with Pokemon themed food and drink), an Isetan themed Pikachu plush was also released at Pokemon Centers on the 16th.
Last but not least, this rather unique “multi-ring” for smartphones was released recently as well. Available in three designs (Alola Vulpix, Snorlax, and Eeveelution), you can attach this ring to the back of your phone and use it to…I’m not exactly sure. Hold it better? Attach it to things? Clip it to a string and swing it around your head like a deadly Pokemon themed projectile? Whatever your heart desires I guess!
It’s so weird to have only one release per day after this pretty busy summer, but once again we have one major release for this past Saturday: Pokemon Dessert Plate!
The theme for this promotion was, unsurprisingly, sweets and Pokemon, and everything was beyond adorable.
Unlike a lot of Pokemon Center promotions, this one had a bunch of highlights so let’s go through them one by one.
First up: mascot plush!
These plush were actually described in the original Pokemon Center announcement as “Marzipan Mascot Plush”. I’m not sure what about them looks like marzipan but that’s not important. The charm point? How grumpy all these plush look. For supposedly being a cute and sweet promotion, everyone for the most part looks done with life. Charizard is my favorite.
Next: blind packaged figures! I love the tiny Pokemon Center figures in general, but these Pokemon are also sweets so that makes them 100% more cute. Look at them! I ordered 1 through Japan Stuffs, and I’ll be sure to make a tiny opening post for my one figure (I know so exciting) and I know it’s going to be Blastoise because that’s literally the only figure I don’t want, but honestly, even Blastoise is adorable. They’re all adorable.
These stickers! I can’t get over them! A part of me is regretting not getting any even though what would I do with them? But look! At! Them! They’re so cute?!
This pancake cushion! A little hard to see but there is a grumpy Venusaur on it, which just makes it better.
This Tea For Two teapot set! When you want a pot of tea but only for yourself. It’s a small teapot that fits in a small tea cup, and it’s so cute aaa
(Get a grip, Miki)
Moving on! There were other more “normal” items too, although just as cute, such as these two pouches. The blue pouch is a smaller “mini size” while the pink pouch is a more “normal size”.
More cute items of note: a flip-phone case with a strap, memo pad in a cute little box, gift bags so you can send gifts to your friends and have them die from cuteness before they even see what the gift is, and little towels that when folded up (see photo) are supposed to look like little cupcakes.
This promotion was an all around winner, proving the Pokemon Center can still give us super cute promotions full of super cute and original items.
This past weekend gave us the return of the Japanese Style Pokemon promotion, this time featuring three different designs: a cute candy style, Rowlets, and a traditional Japanese papercut style featuring Mt Silver. Along with the main line-up, we also got four plush and four mascot plush!
First up, the plush! These plush are designed to look like they’re hand-made of crepe-like material.
Both the plush and mascot plush feature Pikachu, Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio.
The Japanese Style promotion had a bunch of non-traditional Pokemon Center items, along with some traditional items with a twist.
These coin pouches are not necessarily standard but have been sold before, however, I thought the Rowlet design was pretty cute and original.
Here are some examples of the candy design on some items (bag chain, earrings, and a cute memo-pad). These hard candies are standard fare for traditional Japanese sweets. Made primarily of sugar, the circular flat candies, known as Kintaro-Ame, originally hail from the Edo period and are usually found in most Japanese sweet stores.
The blind packaged charms feature these candy charms mixed with konpeito, another traditional Japanese candy. (Note: these aren’t really sweets! They just look like them!)
Included in this promotion were a bunch of Rowlet themed silverware and kitchen stuff. Most of the items are featured in the banner for this post, but also included were cute and simple chopsticks and chopstick holders.
In keeping with the traditional Japanese theme, the promotion sold jinbei (basically a pajama set) and traditional Japanese pajama shorts (not pictured).
More items! Of course no promotion is complete without some pouches, and here you can see an example of a Mt Silver pouch
Surprisingly, the Pokemon Center decided not to go with konpeito or Kintaro-Ame for their candy tin; instead, they went with soy sauce flavored rice crackers in two different tins (Rowlet and Mt Silver).
That concludes this report of the 2017 Pokemon Japanese Style promotion!