We have a bunch of big announcements to cover, so as a wise man once said, hold on to your butts.
Volume 2 of the Pokemon Center’s original Finger Puppet series will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan October 27th (Saturday).
This second volume will continue the Kanto Pokemon trend and includes: Red, Green, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Rhydon, Koffing, and Lapras.
Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.
A cute pop & colorful themed Pokemon Center promotion, featuring a bunch of every day use items, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 10th (Saturday).
This release includes 4 bigger sized plush cushions: Psyduck, Jigglypuff, Snorlax, and Gengar. Each plush will cost 4,536 yen.
There will also be a huge Pikachu cushion that will cost 9,936 yen.
U-Cushion (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar) – 2,700 yen each
Earbuds (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar) – 2,160 yen
B5 Notebook 3 Pack (Pikachu/Psyduck/Lapras, Jigglypuff/Gengar/Snorlax) – 540 yen each
Mini Portable Scissors (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar, Lapras) – 734 yen each
IIIIfi+ iPhone 8/7/6s/6 (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar, Lapras) – 3,240 yen each
IIIIfi+ iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus (Pikachu) – 3,240 yen
SARASA Color Pens – 195 yen each
(Bulbasaur – Blue Green / Venusaur – Green Black / Squirtle – Milk Green / Blastoise – Blue / Charmander – Orange / Charizard – Red / Pikachu – Black / JIgglypuff – Neon Pink / Psyduck – Yellow / Gengar – Purple / Magikarp – Milk Red / Lapras – Milk Blue / Ditto – Milk Pink / Eevee – Brown Grey / Vaporeon – Blue Grey / Jolteon – Neon Yellow / Flareon – Red Black / Aerodactyl – Grey / Snorlax – Blue Black / Articuno – Pale Blue / Zapdos – Neon Orange / Moltres – Red Orange / Dragonite – Milk Green / Mewtwo – Milk Purple / Mew – Pink)
Plush Coin Purse (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Gengar) – 1,296 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Gengar) – 734 yen each
Thermos (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Lapras, Gengar) – 2,700 yen each
Last but not least! The Pokemon Center’s Christmas promotion for 2018 will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on November 3rd (Saturday).
This release is actually kind of limited, but has some cute items, including Kanto starter mascot plush, an acrylic charm mini Christmas tree, chocolate candy tin, and blind packaged metal charms.
Plush (Pikachu, Eevee, Mew) – 2,160 yen each
Mascot Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle) – 1,620 yen each
Metal Charm Collection (6 sets total) – 1 set of 3 designs / 648 yen
Logo Pin – 648 yen
Acrylic Mini Christmas Tree – 2,700 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Tree Shaped Chocolate Tin – 972 yen
Mug – 1,404 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Message Card – 486 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Stay tuned for more exciting news~
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets Volume 2
Pop & Colorful
Pokemon Center Christmas 2018
It’s Friday which means it’s that time of the week when we get news on up-coming Pokemon merchandise and other fun stuff.
Remember back in June when the Pokemon Center announced a new series of Pikachu & Eevee pair plush, called Seasons Pikachu & Eevee? And how the series would have four plush in total, one for every season?
Yeah, I totally forgot about it, oops Well, it’s back with an autumn version!
For some reason, fall and November especially are synonymous in Japan with artsy things, so in that style, we have Pikachu and Eevee, reading a picture book together, outside I guess since there’s a fall leaf on one of the pages.
The plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on October 27th (Saturday) and costs 3,240 yen including tax.
Don’t forget, we still have winter and spring versions to look forward to!
Also coming out October 27th (Saturday) is a mini clothing based promotion with a Ghost Pokemon Type focus.
The merchandise line-up includes:
T-Shirt (Jangling | Eyes | Typo | Gothic Gradation) [Small/Medium/Large] – 3,240 yen each
* Gothic Gradation is pictured
Drifloon Hoodie (Grey | Black) [Small/Medium/Large] – 6,048 yen each
Socks (Pikachu) [Child Size] – 1,080 yen
Socks (Pikachu | Gengar | Banette | Litwick) [23~25cm] – 1,296 yen per pair
T-Shirt Collection [Ghost Type Focus] – 1,944 yen
* T-shirts are blind packaged | 7 designs in total
The ever popular “Ditto Transform!” series returns with new mostly non-plush items in a new mini promotion called “It’s Ditto!” This promotion will hit Pokemon Centers & Stores across Japan October 27th (Saturday).
Merchandise line-up includes:
Bean Cushion (Ditto | Dittochu) – 3,240 yen each
Acrylic Charm Collection [BLIND] – 648 yen each
* 6 charm sets in total
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Mug w/ Lid – 1,512 yen
Grape Gummy Candy Tin – 864 yen
Die-cut Hand Towel – 540 yen
Blanket – 3,240 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
A5 PET Sticker Sheet – 540 yen
Deco Sticker Set – 648 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 734 yen
A6 Memopad – 432 yen
Boston Bag – 5,400 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Travel Pouch – 2,376 yen
Mesh Pouch – 1,620 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,296 yen
PC Tablet Case – 3,024 yen
Commemorating the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee, the official Pokemon Center Cafe will offer special Pikachu & Eevee inspired menu items from November 16th (Friday) until January 11th, 2019 (Friday).
Pikachu & Eevee Best Friends Muffin Sandwich Plate – 1,706 yen
Pikachu & Eevee’s Adventure?! French Fries – 1,026 yen
Pikachu Plate Set – 2,894 yen
Eevee Plate Set – 2,894 yen
Also starting November 16th, a new menu including latte art of all 151 Pokemon from Pokemon Red and Green will become available.
Plus this super cute Eevee mascot plush will be available as a special optional bonus merchandise when you make a reservation at the Pokemon Center Cafe.
On top of that, there will be new designs rotated in for the original clear coasters given out 1 per drink. There will be 6 designs in total, with 1 design being a mega secret (Meltan?!)
More information on the coaster designs and latte art will be coming soon, so stay tuned!
An official Pokemon Center will be opening outside of Japan in the Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) in Singapore.
Logo artwork has been released, along with a main promotional illustration, indicating there will be a grand-opening merchandise promotion.
Aside from “opening 2019”, at this point we don’t have any other information, but I will of course report on anything that comes out as I hear it.
Closing us out, this smaller Magikarp mascot plush was released on the 10th to no fanfare.
You can pull the Magikarp away from the pokeball and he’ll shake and vibrate!
Want this little guy? You can order him through Japanstuffs.com!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements.
Until next time~
Seasons Pikachu & Eevee: Autumn
Ghost Type Focus
Pokemon Center Pokemon Cafe Let’s Go Exclusive Menu
Singapore Pokemon Center
This past weekend had one sort of minor release: the Pikachu & Eevee Jewel cosmetics based promotion.
The series featured a bunch of items available in either pink (Pikachu) or blue (Eevee) that were mainly cosmetics related
Items from the line-up included: hand gel and cream, skin lotion, body spray, lip gloss and cream, cute band-aids, brushes and combs, two types of mirrors, and towels.
One item of note are the bath salts, designed to make your bath water smell nice to create a pleasant bathing experience.
Pikachu’s bath salts are cherry blossom scented and Eevee is lilac scented.
Another original item: pouches with mirrors sewn into the inside flap.
Along with the Jewel release, a Pokemon Center original cookie tin featuring Eevee also came out this past weekend.
Designed to look very similar to a previously released Pikachu cookie tin, this tin should be a Pokemon Center staple so no danger of selling out. The cookies inside are rolled wafer cookies with cream filling – very delicious!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.
Until next time~