Friday Pokemon Announcements – Forbidden Light TCG Release + Pokemon Center Tokyo DX + Osaka Airport Store
This week’s announcements were pretty boring as far as announcements go, but I guess not every week can be a parade of upcoming merchandise.
A new booster pack, called “Forbidden Light” (SM6) and featuring Ultra Necrozma, will hit shelves in Japan March 2nd (Friday).
Each pack will contain 5 random cards and will cost 162 yen after tax.
Along with the booster set, 4 Pokemon Center original card sleeves will also go on sale March 2nd.
The 4 designs are Lysandre, Ultra Necrozma, Kalos Girls, and Poipole. Each pack of sleeves will contain 64 sleeves and cost 777 yen after tax.
There will also be an Ultra Necrozma deck case costing 390 yen after tax.
In honor of the release, a super special booster pack set will be available as a pre-order item starting February 10th. This set can be pre-ordered from the Pokemon Center On-Line Store or any Pokemon Center or Store in Japan, with the release date being March 2nd.
This set will include:
2 boxes of Forbidden Light booster packs (60 packs)
1 set of 64 card sleeves (Clemont & Bonnie)
1 deck case (Clemont & Bonnie)
1 card box
The Clemont & Bonnie sleeves and deck case can only be obtained via this set, so if you’re a fan, don’t miss this chance!
The set all together will cost 10,800 yen after tax.
A new Pokemon Store will open in the Osaka International Airport April 18th (Wednesday).
Special Osaka Airport Pilot and Flight Attendant Pikachu plush will be available for sale exclusively through this store location.
Last but not least… the Pokemon Center Tokyo DX!
Both the new Pokemon Center and the Cafe will open March 14th (Wednesday).
As with most Center openings, there will be a variety of campaigns that will start March 14th across Japan, as well as some exclusively for the DX Center.
First up… everyone’s favorite clear cards! These cards are given out to all visitors regardless of if you purchase something or not.
The first Snorlax + Mew card will be available at all Pokemon Centers across Japan between March 14th and March 25th (or while supplies last).
The Snorlax + Mew on the bridge card will be available only at Tokyo DX, Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, and the Tokyo Station Store and will be distributed between March 26th and April 8th (or while supplies last).
The final Snorlax + Mew design will only be available at Tokyo DX between April 9th and April 22nd (or while supplies last).
Limited Tokyo DX shopping bags will be distributed at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan starting March 14th until they run out. To get a bag, all you need to do is buy something.
For every 5 packs of booster cards bought at a Pokemon Center or Store in Japan, customers will receive 1 Sakura Afro Pikachu promo card.
For every 5 packs of booster cards bought specifically at the Tokyo DX Store, customers will receive 1 Gentleman Pikachu promo card.
Both promo cards feature the Tokyo DX Logo.
Finally, and as always while supplies last, tiny foldable fan charms will be given to Tokyo DX customers for every 5,000 yen spent. So if you go and spend 10,000 yen, for example, you’ll get 2 tiny fans.
More information on merchandise will be announced in two weeks, so stay tuned!
Until next time~
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