This post will focus on the Pokemon Center releases from December 3rd!
The star of the day was the January Monthly Pair Pikachu. Dressed as Meowth while also imitating the traditional Japanese “maneki-neko“, these Pikachu are perfectly posed to both welcome in the New Year and bring good luck to the owner.
As with all Monthly Pair Pikachu, one is a boy and one is a girl (as evident by their tail shapes) and as an added bonus, their little Meowth hoodies can be lowered and raised.
Next up, brand new Pokemon With You charms! I guess the badges are out with only new metal charms being made, which is fine, although I do sort of miss those mini badges. At any rate, this release featured Litten
and Popplio, along with…
[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
Nothing too big in tonight’s announcements, but better than nothing!
These two traditional Ukiyo-e Pokemon prints will be available for pre-order, in limited quantities, from the official Pokemon Center On-Line store. The pre-order period starts October 15th at 10 am and ends December 18th at 11:59 pm. There will only be a pre-determined number of prints sold, and pre-orders will close once that number is reached, even if it’s earlier than December 18th.
Each print will be 48,600 yen after tax, and prints will be shipped out at the beginning of March.
Next up, this limited edition Pokemon Sun & Moon 2DS will go on sale in Japan starting from December 8th.
The system comes with:
* 1 Nintendo 2DS
* 1 New Nintendo 3DS AC Adaptor
* 1 touchpen
* 1 4GB SDHC memory card
* 6 AR cards
* A starter guide
* An instruction manual
* A warranty
The system does not come with either Sun or Moon pre-installed, so if you’re interested in this system, you’ll have to buy the games separately. The system costs 10,584 yen after tax.
This super cute card will be given out free to all participants of the Pokemon Card Game 20th anniversary festival. There are currently two dates at two different locations: October 10th in Nigata prefecture and October 23rd in Aichi prefecture.
Last but not least, official pictures of the prize line-up for the next Pikachu Nebukuro Collection Ichiban-Kuji have gone up, and they all look adorable! As usual, 1 play is 620 yen, and the line-up includes a last one prize and a double chance prize.
[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)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Gengar Plush
[k.uno] Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur rings go on sale
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Types)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – (Absol, Chandelure, Zorua)
[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
[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
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (2 Types)
[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Magikarp Collaboration Re-release
[Collaboration] Spinns clothing sale starts
To make up for last week’s disappointing zero new merch news, they gave us a bunch of exciting updates today!
Let’s start with the most exciting news first: Halloween!!! I always look forward to the Halloween promotion every year, and 2016’s line-up does not disappoint. The year’s merch has a circus theme to it, with all the Pokemon dressed up in cute, yet spookily appropriate, circus-y outfits. The main Pokemon are Pikachu (of course), Eevee, Drifloon, Espeon, and Umbreon. (Also, based on a lot of the recent merch announcements and releases, it might be fair to say at this point to expect to see more Espeon and Umbreon in the future.)
As a side note, the Halloween promotions usually start coming out in September, with Christmas stuff appearing near the end of October, so this is not earlier than expected.
The 2016 Halloween Circus promotion is set to come out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on September 3rd.
Halloween Circus Plush (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,944 yen
Halloween Circus Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Eevee | Umbreon | Espeon | Drifloon | Minun | Plusle) – 1,296 yen
Halloween Circus Logo Pin – 648 yen
Metal Charm Set (Pikachu | Eevee) – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 432 yen
A3 3 Pocket Clearfile – 410 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Hat – 1,944 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Plush Dice Bag – 788 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Socks – 540 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Plush Pass Case – 1,404 yen
Earrings – 648 yen
Rubber Strap Collection (Blind Packaged) – 540 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Mug with Candy – 1,620 yen