gonna be May!
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Amazingly enough, it’s been 20 years since the first Pokemon Center opened in the original Nihonbashi location April 25th, 1998! It’s fitting that the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center would open in the historic location 20 years later. Since the original opening, the Tokyo Center has moved twice, and various Centers and Stores have opened up all over Japan.
The main mascots for this 20th Anniversary celebration are Pikachu (of course), Shaymin, Mew, and Poliwhirl deserves a mention as well, as he was one of the three logo Pokemon for the original Tokyo Pokemon Center.
The selection of merchandise for this promotion was sort of meh? It’s one of those promotions where there is a main illustration and most items simply reuse that illustration, which is fine, it’s just not my favorite thing. The illustration here includes all the starters across all the current generations, plus Pikachu and Shaymin.
The two cutest items (in my opinion) was the mug, which came with a small box covered in the main starter Pokemon illustration, and pictured here, the cookie tin, featuring the same illustration!
I had to get a cookie tin for me because not only do you get a cute souvenir celebrating the 20th anniversary, but you can use it as storage after the cookies are gone and also cookies!
There were also a couple simple items, in this leather like style. Simple, cute, stylish, but also still celebrating the 20th Anniversary.
There were three big sellers of the day. One was the small figure calendar, which sold out quickly on-line and had various levels of in-stock-ness across the country’s Pokemon Centers over the week into the weekend.
The next two were the new basically life-size and extra fluffy Pikachu and Eevee plush! For some reason, these two sold out quickly in a lot of Pokemon Centers, very unexpectedly. They are cute, though, so I can sort of understand.
Look at their faces!
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report. Until next time~