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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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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Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween Circus + Pastel Petits

The main Pokemon Center Halloween promotion for 2016, Pokemon Halloween Circus, was released last weekend, and everything was just as cute as one could hope for!

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There were two parts to this promotion, with the first being the Circus Parade themed items, with the highlight being the plush. There were two types of larger sized plush, one being Pikachu dressed as a juggler

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And Eevee dressed as a ghostie pirate.

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Both Pikachu

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And Eevee were available in smaller mascot plush size as well, along with

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Espeon and Umbreon

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Plusle, Minun, and Drifloon (looking extra grumpy and extra adorable with his little bat wings and ears). It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but Plusle and Minun are sold separately and not together.

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Along with plush, there were other cute Halloween themed items including a logo pin

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Two different metal charm sets (the other set has Eevee, Umbreon/Espeon, and Drifloon)

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Here is the display for the blind packaged item for this promo. The set had 10 possible designs (Pikachu, Eevee, Plusle/Minun, Pumpkaboo, Drifloon, Umbreon, Espeon, Electrode, Joltik, Meloetta) and does not include a secret Pokemon.

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The second half of the 2016 Halloween promotion included a bunch of spooky Pikachu jack-o-lanterns!

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Merchandise Overview – September

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Circus
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel 2 (Ampharos, Cyndaquil, Gengar, Mudkip, Raichu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Metal Charms (Ditto, Espeon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Mew, Pichu, Raichu, Umbreon)
[Collaboration] Pre-orders start for Chan Luu bracelets (Espeon, Mew, Pikachu, Umbreon)

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[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Gengar Plush

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[k.uno] Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur rings go on sale

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[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Types)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – (Absol, Chandelure, Zorua)

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[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Art Collection (Book)
[TCG] New Card Sleeves (Pokemon Center Exclusive – 32 sleeves) Mega Mawile, Chansey, Misty + Psyduck, Charizard
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Expansion Pack
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Special Pack: Mega Slowpoke EX + Surfing Pikachu
[Merchandise] Pokemon Themed Portable Phone Chargers

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[Pokemon Center] Masquerade Party
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Banette, Chandelure, Drifloon, Litwick)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – October
[MetaColle] Iron Tail Pikachu, Snorlax, Charizard

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[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (2 Types)

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[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Magikarp Collaboration Re-release

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[Collaboration] Spinns clothing sale starts

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ghost PokeCen Plush + Monthly Pair Pikachu + Chan Luu Collaboration + Banpresto

Tonight’s batch of announcements started off with new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!

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In the theme of Halloween, these four ghost type plush (Banette, Chandelure, Drifloon, and Litwick), will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores across Japan September 17th.

Each plush will cost 1,296 yen, except for Chandelure, who will go for 2,160 yen due to his slightly larger size.

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Next up: October’s Monthly Pair Pikachu plush!

These cuties are dressed up to go berry picking and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores across Japan starting September 17th.
Each pair plush will cost 2,808 yen.

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Another jewelry collaboration with Pokemon was announced, this time with the Los Angeles based hand-made jewelry company, Chan Luu. There will be four different types of bracelets with four different charms (Pikachu, Mew, Umbreon, and Espeon). Each bracelet will be available in single band and triple band designs.

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Pre-orders for these gorgeous bracelets will start September 3rd. The pre-order period will last until October 30th, and bracelets will start to be shipped out around the middle of December.

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Single band bracelets will cost 15,000 yen each.
Triple band bracelets will cost 25,000 yen each.

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The Pikachu Keyboard plush was popular enough that Bandai is bringing out an Eevee version in November!

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This Eevee plush is the perfect size for cuddling and comes with an adorable keyboard cushion you can use to rest your arms on while using the computer.

Hug the plush, use the keyboard cushion for comfort, or do both at the same time!

Each Eevee + keyboard cushion plush will cost 5,616 yen and will be released in November. Pre-orders for this plush can be made via the Premium Bandai site, or through Japan Stuffs if you don’t have a Japanese address.

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Speaking of cushions, these four smaller sized cushions, made of microfiber, are currently on sale in Japan. Each cushion costs 1,620 yen.

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Last and certainly not least, the Banpresto site updated recently with the prize lists for September and there are a couple Pokemon plush to look forward to.

The Pikachu Mania series continues with 5 Korotto Manmaru Pikachus coming out September 15th and two large size Pikachu face cushions coming out September 22nd.

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The Kutsurogi (or Relax) Time line of Eeveelution plushies will conclude September 8th with Espeon, Umbreon, and Sylveon.

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The Kororin Friends series will also continue with Halloween themed smaller plush (Absol, Chandelure, and Zorua) on September 15th and a larger size Gengar plush September 8th.

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Ghost Type PokeCen Plush
Monthly Pair Pikachu – October
Chan Luu Collaboration
Pokemon Cushions
Banpresto Pokemon Prizes