Hello everyone and welcome back to our regularly scheduled Friday Pokemon Merchandise Announcements!
On January 26th (Saturday), the Pokemon Center will be releasing plush versions of all the Starter Pokemon’s final evolution forms across 7 generations.
The line-up includes: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert, Torterra, Empoleon, Infernape, Serperior, Emboar, Samurott, Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, Decidueye, Primarina, and Incineroar.
Out of the Pokemon listed, Decidueye, Primarina, and Incineroar are re-releases. Everything else is a new release and should be bigger than previously released plush.
Each plush will cost 3,456 yen including tax.
A brand new and original Pokemon Center promotion, designed to look like traditional Japanese sumie artwork and featuring some popular fighting Pokemon, will go on sale in Japan from January 19th (Saturday). This promotion is called “Sumie Retsuden” (Ink Brush Portraits).
The main Pokemon featured in this promotion are: Greninja, Mega Sceptile, Lucario, Zeraora, Mega Gallade, and Garchomp.
Tea Tin w/ Tea – 1,080 yen each
Tea Cup – 1,080 yen each
2 Tier Bento Box – 3,240 yen each
Folding Fans – 2,376 yen each
iPhone Soft Shell Case (8, 7, 6s, 6) – 2,030 yen each
Hand Towels – 1,404 yen each
Square Pouch – 1,620 yen each
Coaster – 1,036 yen each
Coin Pouch – 1,296 yen each
Deck Case – 390 yen each
Card Sleeves – 777 yen each
Mini Folding Screen Collection – 540 yen each
* 6 designs / blind packaged
T-Shirts – 3,240 yen each
TCG Play Mat – 2,700 yen each
Can Badge Sets – 540 yen per set
Set of 3 A4 Clearfiles – 756 yen
Plate Sets – 1,296 yen per set
Sticker Sets – 432 yen per set
Pokemon Center Exclusive Framed Print
21,600 yen each including tax
Pre-order period: January 19th (Saturday) 10 am ~ March 31st (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Ships: Beginning of June
Last but not least, a cute and colorful Pokemon & Sweets themed mini promotion will hit Pokemon Center shelves in Japan January 19th (Saturday).
At this point, I’m not sure if this is this year’s Valentine’s Day promo, although if it is, it’s kind of a let down from last year, but you do you Pokemon Center.
Boy Pikachu Mascot Plush – 1,512 yen
Girl Pikachu Mascot Plush – 1,404 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,512 yen
Long Wallet – 3,780 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,944 yen
Pass Case – 1,728 yen
Hand Towel (Pair Pikachu, Candy) – 540 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Handkerchief (Pair Pikachu, Candy) – 702 yen each
ID Case w/ Reel Chain – 1,728 yen
Tissue Pouch – 1,296 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Set of 3 Deco Tape – 864 yen
Sticker – 648 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Sticky Note Set – 540 yen
Stationary Set w/ Box – 972 yen
A new Eeveelution themed Pokemon Center campaign is scheduled to begin February 1st and will run until March 3rd (or while supplies last).
From February 1st (Friday) until February 15th (Friday), for every 4,000 yen spent at the Pokemon Center or Store, customers will receive 1 of 5 Eeveelution art cards.
The first batch includes Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Glaceon, and a secret design.
The second batch, which starts February 16th (Saturday) and ends March 3rd (Sunday), includes Vaporeon, Espeon, Leafeon, Sylveon, and a secret design.
The secret design is the same between both batches.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
Starter Pokemon Final Evolution Plush
Fluffy Little Pokemon
Happy New Year!
2018 is finally over (woooo!)
First off, I’m very sorry for the silence from my blog over the past two weeks regarding Pokemon news.
New Years in Japan is a big deal and one of the biggest holiday periods for the country, with the only other biggest period being Golden Week in April/May. Unlike most countries, The 31st through the 3rd are classified as public holidays and because of that, most of the time the last Friday of the year and the first Friday of the year end up being dead zones for Pokemon news because no one is working (and I guess they can’t figure out how to schedule posts, yes I’m throwing shade, Pokemon Center site).
This year especially ended up either working out or being horrible depending on how you view it, as the 31st landed on a Monday. This meant the first official “back to work” day for most people, the 4th, was a Friday, and if you think people wouldn’t take that Friday off so they could have an extra long vacation (Saturday December 29th until Sunday January 6th) well… you don’t know people.
Being in Tokyo, the past week since the last weekend of 2018 has been crazy full of people – not the best of times for me who really doesn’t like crowds.
And then to top it off, I managed to get food poisoning. So instead of being super productive during the past week I was passed out in bed for most of it cheering my body on and desperately hoping I wouldn’t need to see a Japanese doctor (spoilers: I almost did see a doctor but the clinic I went to straight up told me the doctors don’t examine patients, they just prescribe medicine, so I walked out).
I’m feeling better now, though! Huzzah for bodies being magical.
Things To Look Forward To in 2019
I waited in line at the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center from midnight until the store opened at 10 am in order to get a lucky bag along with Jen from Japan Stuffs. We were numbers 5 and 6 in line respectively. I will be posting pictures of my “unboxing” (unbagging?) along with harrowing tales of line waiting and other excitement!
Note: Jen will be posting the few extra lucky bags she has on hand for sale on her web store (link again) within the next week or so, so if you’re interested I suggest keeping an eye over there and keep refreshing.
I have lots of pictures from the Mix Au Lait New Years release! I’m in the process of editing them and I’ll do my best to have the post up as soon as I can.
Do you have an order with me? I’m in the process of packing and shipping everything out as quickly as possible!
Some orders I won’t be able to ship out until next week while I wait for more boxes to come in – I apologize for the extra delay but I appreciate everyone’s patience!
I’m hoping to have a Valentine’s Day themed give-away before I leave Japan in about 2 weeks, so stay tuned for that!
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Happy New Years and here is to hoping 2019 is amazing!
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Pokemon Stores)
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait / Saiko Soda Gacha
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo DX, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
Second Week of January
[Gacha] Pokemon Mascot Alola Version (Pikachu, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Marowak, Alolan Exeggutor, Alolan Dugtrio, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare ~ Large Plush (Torchic, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee ~ Cushion (Eevee Winking, Eevee Sleeping)
[TCG] Booster Pack “Night Unison” (SM9a)
[TCG] Melmetal Card Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Greninja & Zoroark, Lost March)
[TCG] Deck Case (Greninja & Zoroark)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Growlithe Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Pikachu Girl, Pikachu Boy)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Plush (Pikachu Boy, Pikachu Girl, Nidoran Boy, Nidoran Girl)
[Pokemon Center] Fluffy Little Pokemon
[Pokemon Center] Sumi-e Retsuden (Ink Painting Portraits)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Magikarp Girl, Magikarp Boy)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru ~ Colorful Series ~ Large Plush (Charmander, Dragonite, Flareon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush (Smiling, Winking)
[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Brock’s Pewter Gym
[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Misty’s Cerulean Gym
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Desktop Figure 3 (Dragonite, Lugia, Ho-oh, Pikachu, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Porygon)
[Pokemon Center] Third Evolution Starter Pokemon Center Plush (Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert, Torterra, Empoleon, Infernape, Serperior, Emboar, Samurott, Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, Decidueye, Primarina, Incineroar)
[Takara Tomy] Shaymin Plush
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Shoulder Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[MonColle] Shaymin, Porygon, Magikarp, Jangmo-o
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Stand Figure Collection
[Nanoblock] Espeon, Umbreon, Mew