Welcome to September! The month that basically just stands in the way between summer and MY BIRTHDAY HALLOWEEN October.
Before we dive into the Pokemon Merch announcements from Friday, a couple words from the management (aka Miki)
I basically run this blog and all associated social media outlets (Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram) as a way to connect with other Pokemon merch collectors, and to help share information as well as provide non stock photos of cute Pokemon stuff. With that said, if you find any of the things I share useful, please consider offering support! Not only does this help keep the site up and running, but it also lets me know that my words are not just floating off into the ether of the net.
Currently there are three main ways to help support Mikitzune.com~
Along with offering sneak peeks of my artistic works in progress, Patreon offers a laid-back environment where we can talk about up-coming (and current) merch releases.
I offer a couple reward tiers, one of which includes an original piece of art by request. These two pieces are Patreon rewards for August~
I also send out original postcards (illustrated by me) every month, with a new design each month.
Check out my Patreon here!
Buy Me A Coffee
A neat and cute way to help support the site (and also provide me with my much loved coffee)! If you leave the name of a Pokemon in your note when donating, I will draw a little sketch of that Pokemon for you as special thanks
Donate Coffees To Miki
Last and certainly not least, I am always open for art commissions! I accept a wide range of commissions, from simple illustrations and icons to headers, backgrounds, logos, and whatever you want. Although the majority of my most recent work is Pokemon fan art, I am always happy to work with other fandoms as well as original characters.
Click here to go to my commission page
Pokemon Merchandise Announcements
Now that all the Magikarp Jump updates are out, the Pokemon Center is finally giving us… a small amount of official Magikarp Jump merchandise. (Better something than nothing?) These Karpish items will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 16th (Saturday).
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged / 10 Designs) – 540 yen each
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
A new promotion called “Pokemon Yurutto” will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 16th (Saturday). This promo features original artwork from the popular and trendy Japanese illustrator and comic book artist Kanahei. If you love squishy and soft Pokemon with tiny faces, this promo was made for you.
Plush (Pikachu | Dedenne) – 1,620 yen each
Bewear Huggable Cushion – 5,184 yen
Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Dedenne | Rowlet | Croagunk | Bewear) – 1,080 yen each
Trash-Can Shaped Cookie Tin – 972 yen
Sakuma Candy Drops – 432yen
Melamine Cups (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 648 yen each
Hand Towels (Pikachu | Dedenne | Rowlet) – 540 yen each
Not Pictured Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection (10 Designs / Blind Packaged) – 540 yen each
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,080 yen
Flat Pouch – 2,160 yen
iPhone 7 Soft Shell Case – 2,030 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Lunch Bag – 2,160 yen
Tote Bag – 3,240 yen
A4 Clearfile Set (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 497 yen each
PET Stickers (Blue | Green | Peach | Yellow | Orange) – 378 yen each
Deco Tape (Squishing | Massaging) – 648 yen each
A5 Notebook Set – 540 yen
Acrylic Pass Case – 1,210 yen
Dice Bag (Drifloon | Ludicolo)
Pouch – 1,620 yen
TCG Deck Case (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 390 yen each
Pick 3 Socks (6 Designs) – 1,080 yen for 3 socks
TCG Card Sleeves (64 Sleeves Per Pack / Pikachu | Pikachu & Dedenne | Pikachu & Dedenne & Rowlet | Encounter) – 777 yen each
As always, everything listed here (and more!) is available for purchase via Japan Stuffs, an awesome site run by an awesome girl. Keep up to date with releases and news through her Twitter: @jpnstuffs
Until next time~
Magikarp Jump Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Ruby / Sapphire Pokemon Center Plush (Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Altaria, Rayquaza, Banette, Sableye, Gulpin, Plusle, Minun)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Time
[Collaboration] New Era x Pokemon Hats
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Ditto Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Large Pikachu Plush (Baby Eyes Pose)
[Rement] Pokemon Camping (Blind Packaged)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Psyduck, Slowpoke, Munchlax)
[TCG] “Awakened Heroes” / Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” Booster Packs
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Silvally, Drampa, Tapu Lele, Goliosopod, Team Skull)
[TCG] Silvally Deck Case
[TCG Campaign] Buy 2 boxes of booster packs at a Pokemon Center or store and get 1 pack of 64 original Acerola card sleeves
[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Jump Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Schedule Books (Pikachu Forest, Pikachu Red, Eeveelutions, Ditto Transform)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Hoenn Gym Badge Collection Preorder Starts
[MonColle] Cosmog, Rowlet (Smiling Version)
[MonColle Anniversary Sets] Unova Starter Pack, Kalos Starter Pack
[Takara Tomy] Rowlet Plush + Ash’s Backpack Set, Cosmog Plush, Dusk Form Lycanroc Plush
[Banpresto] Extra Large Mimikyu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Cosmog, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Plush (Bewear, Meowth, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Emifull Pokemon Store Location Opens / Mini Promotion (Ehime Prefecture Exclusive)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Magnemite –
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Axew, Hydreigon, Garchomp)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Dragonite)
[Merchandise] Pokemon Sun & Moon Ash Plush
[Pokemon Center] Putitto Pokemon Collection Volume 2 (Haunter, Sableye, Banette, Drifloon, Litwick, Gourgeist, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Snorlax, Dragonite, Lapras, Raichu)
[Merchandise] Nanoblock Sets (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Pichu)
Tonight’s update includes a lot of info and photos, so let’s get started beginning with the most recent TCG news.
The next booster pack set was announced, with a release date of April 21st (Friday). Called “Beyond New Challenges”, is the second holo exclusive Sun & Moon set (SM2+) and the cards in this set are designed to be used alongside “Awaiting Islands” and “Alola Moonlight” to create stronger decks.
Each booster pack will cost 248 yen after tax and includes 5 random holo cards.
A special card set will go on sale April 21st as well. This set features a promo Alolan Vulpix card that you can only get via this set along with 2 “Beyond New Challenges” booster packs. This set will cost 550 yen after tax.
A two player 30 card deck battle set will also go on sale April 21st. As this set is designed for two people to be able to battle each other right out of the box, there is 2 sets of 30 card decks as opposed to the usual 1 set, and features 1 Pikachu GX card and 1 Mimikyu GX card. The set also includes:
44 damage counters / 2 markers / 1 sheet
2 GX markers
1 Pokemon coin
1 instruction manual
1 players guide
This special two player set will cost 1,782 yen after tax.
As with most (if not all?) booster pack releases, there will be a special card campaign starting April 21st. Customers who buy 20 packs of “Beyond New Challenges” or 1 box will receive 1 Olivia promo card, which you can only get from this campaign.
The ever popular Kuttari Plush series is returning with a brand new array of non-plush (and some plush) items, including a cookie tin, towels, bags, and charms. This mini promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and stores in Japan on April 15th (Saturday).
The fourth installment of Pokemon Tales was also announced, with a release date of April 8th (Saturday). The theme for this iteration is forest living, focusing on Pikachu and their friends everyday forest lives, including little forest parties and picnics. Along with Pikachu, some of the Pokemon included in the item illustrations are: Pichu, Tympole, Bonsly, Hoppip, Skiploom, Clefairy, and a very tiny, hidden Minccino!
The Ditto Transform promotion came out today (March 25th) in Japan, and I already have photos so be on the lookout for the next Pokemon Center Report coming soon!
I am back two nights in a row, slowly getting caught up with my Pokemon Center Reports!
The latest release from San-ei’s All-Star series was originally scheduled for the 12th (same day as December’s Monthly Pair Pikachu and New Years 2017) but because San-ei doesn’t really like to follow release rules, they came out a week early. Why not?
The release consisted mostly of a bunch of regular sized plush, a couple medium and large sized plush (some bigger versions of previously released Pokemon) and three cushions from the fluffy and soft (mochifuwa) cushion collection.
So what all was included? Let’s take a look!
[Pokemon Center] Christmas 2016
[Pokemon Center] Snowseason
[Ichiban-Kuji] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection
[Banpresto] I Love Mew Big Plush
[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)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Big Cyndaquil Plush
[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)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Big Pichu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Big Plush (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Big Snorlax Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Mew Mascot Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar Big Plush
[Candy Toys] Pokemon Sun & Moon Mascot Charms