Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Christmas 2016 + Snowseason

What better time to share photos from the 2016 Pokemon Christmas and Snowseason promotions than on Christmas!

As with last year, the Pokemon Center decided that just having one winter/Christmas promotion was not enough, so they made two mini promotions: one with a Christmas theme and one with a snowy winter theme. Between the two, there’s lots of cuteness to share, so let’s dive into the wonderful world of snow and festivities on display at the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center.

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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

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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Merchandise Overview – October

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Litten, Lunala, Popplio, Rowlett, Solgaleo)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Evil Organizations Boss Pokemon Give-Away Starts
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Evil Organizations Boss Art Card Campaign Starts (1 of 6 cards given randomly for every 3,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers in Japan)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Evil Organizations Boss TCG Campaign Starts (1 half-size original playmat given away for every 5 expansion packs bought)
[Merchandise] Mokomo Meowth, Mew

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[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Large Plush (Gengar, Growlithe)

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[Banpresto] Large Great Ball Plush
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Re-release (Zygarde Core, Ash’s Greninja, Dedenne, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Charizard Edition (Charizard Sleeping, Charizard Sitting, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Pouches (Blastoise, Charizard, Venusaur)

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[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – November
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Evil Organizations / Villains
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Team Rocket Takeover Starts

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[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Large Plush (Venusaur, Blastoise)

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[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Charizard Plush
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Dragonite Line (Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite)

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[Pokemon Center] Mario Pikachu

Pokemon Center Report – Skytree + Pikachu of the World + Ditto Transform

The Pokemon Center Report is back with a few previously released promotions!

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A brand new Pokemon Center opened near the beginning of July near the famous Skytree tower in Tokyo. With the logo featuring Pikachu and Rayquaza, it should come as no surprise that a lot of the promotional merchandise featured both Pikachu and Rayquaza. (Check out this previous post for more photos on the Skytree promotion)

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Similar to the Mega Tokyo location, the center piece of the Skytree Center is a statue with the two logo Pokemon, incidentally perfect for taking photos of and with!

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Near the base of the statue is this cute little drawing donated by the Pokemon House tv show cast members.

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Part 1 of the Pikachu of the World series came out August 6th and featured Pikachus dressed up in outfits representing China

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the Netherlands

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England

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the United States

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and Japan.

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This series, which should continue in the near future featuring different countries, includes plush and mascot plush of the five different Pikachus, along with hand towels, cups, and stickers. (See this post for more information)

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The newest Ditto Transform! additions also came out August 6th!

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As with previous releases, each Pokemon was sold in two sizes: normal and mascot. This batch of Dittos included Raichu? Pichu?

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Umbreon? Espeon?

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and maybe Vulpix? They’re all cute but I was a little surprised at how flat Raichu was, which I guess shouldn’t be too surprising as I remember having the same complaint with Pikachu when he was released.

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As an Umbreon collector, I had been looking forward to Ditto Umbreon since the first of the Eeveelutions came out in part 2 and I was not disappointed.

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Last but not least, these pastel petit plush came out a few months back, but I haven’t gotten a hold of photos until now! They look pretty much identical to the previously released petit plushies, but these ones are pastel, so you know, they’re different. This new set includes Dedenne

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Altaria

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Jirachi

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Wailord and (not pictured) Pikachu.

Hopefully we will get some actual merchandise news later tonight!

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Thank you as always to the marvelous Meep for the use of her Pokemon Center photos!