First off, before we dive into this week’s Pokemon Center Report…
I am currently running an End of the Year give-away contest over on my Twitter account!
1 winner will be randomly selected to win 1 Eeveelution (or Pikachu) plush of their choice from the up-coming Mix Au Lait promotion.
To enter, follow me (@zombiemiki) on Twitter and RT this tweet.
Give-away ends Noon EST Dec. 30th (Sunday), 2018 so don’t forget to enter before the deadline. Good luck!
Although there were no new merchandise announcements from the Pokemon website on Friday, Saturday (December 22nd) made up for it with a bunch of cute releases all at once.
One of which was the Winter version of the Pikachu & Eevee Seasons pair plush series. This plush features Eevee and Pikachu cuddling in a box of Pokemon shaped chocolates!
Next up – a new volume from the very popular Ditto Transform! series!
As with every Ditto Transform release, this set featured 5 Pokemon (Leafeon, Glaceon, Litwick, Misdreavus, and Poipole)
in both plush versions and mascot plush size versions.
(My favorite is of course Litwick!)
Along with the two types of plush, there was also a matching gacha figure collection set with the same five Pokemon!
For the record, Poipole loved me. I played 10 times and 6 were Poipole. Left and came back to try again… another Poipole. Came back another day … three more Poipole!!
(I was able to eventually get a Litwick Ditto thankfully)
The big release for this weekend was the Super Nerd promotion…
… featuring Robot Pikachu!
Along with two sizes of Robot Pikachu plush (normal size and an extra large foot tall version), there was a smaller mascot plush size version plus mascot plushies of Pikachu, Charmander, Alolan Vulpix, and Piplup, all wearing matching scientist coats!
The promotion featured some Pokemon Center staples, such as the blind packaged rubber charm collection
There were also a bunch of other cute and original items, including a Robot Pikachu memo note holder, a set of cute acrylic clips, a writable mini size blackboard, eyeglass cases, phone cases, and pens and pencils with small Robot Pikachu charms (among others!)
We got a bunch of new and cute Pokemon Center socks as well as two types of t-shirt designs.
The Super Nerd promotion even included the TCG crowd with two original card sleeve designs!
And if all of those expected releases weren’t enough, there were some surprise releases as well!
A set of Eeveelution themed bell charms came out on Saturday, which featured all the Eeveelutions (minus Eevee who already has a bell charm).
Note that they’re called bell charms because the charms are bells!
A set of Pokemon shaped carabiner clips (Pikachu Tail, Eevee Tail, Eevee Face, Gulpin, Pyukumuku, Diglett, and Charjabug) were also released this past Saturday.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!
Thanks for looking and (to those who celebrate) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
This past weekend gave us three releases from the Pokemon Center: one small, two medium, and one big.
Starting off with small – a new and semi unexpected release of a new batch of Pokemon With You charity badges!
This release included: Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Vulpix, Kangaskhan, Psyduck, Meowth, and Jigglypuff.
Also as you can see from the photo, they added in some of the older badges that I guess they had lying around in the back room.
Next – the Pokemon League medium sized release!
This mini promotion focused mainly on clothing
bags, and pouches, as well as two semi fancy Pokemon TCG deck cases.
All of the items in the promotion featured this cool logo style design with the Kanto gym badges.
Out of all the items included, the hat and the varsity style jacket were my favorites <3
Medium part two – Pikachu’s Closet!
Unlike previous Pikachu’s Closet releases, this one focused on plush versions of Pikachu and Eevee but used as various pouches and bags.
The highlight from the release were the plush shoulder bags that are literally Pikachu and Eevee plushies in the Pikachu’s Closet style… but you can wear them over your shoulder!
Also yes, they’re technically “bags” but like most plush bags, there is not much room for stuff within their stuffing. You can maybe slide in some loose change or a couple tubes of chapstick.
Last but not least – the big release!
Pokemon Yurutto Part 2!
This release mainly focused on Pikachu and Eevee
As well as Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander
Along with plush and mascot plush, there were also larger sized squishy cushion plush of Pikachu and Eevee
Smaller sized knapsack style plush pouches
And a cute plush tissue box cover!
There was also a large selection of stationary related items, including three types of stickers, one of which sold out almost immediately (which I still don’t understand but okay!) and plush pen pouches of Pikachu and Eevee.
Also of note: these three cute flat pouches featuring Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander
Two of my favorite items from the promotion!
Not only are the illustrations on the candy jar adorable but the candy is hard sugar with tiny Pikachu and Eevee faces on them!
The two cups are equally adorable.
This promotion gets bonus points for including my favorite: 3 pairs of socks for 1000 yen (1,080 yen with tax)!
When I walked into the Pokemon Center at 10 am on Saturday morning, the first thing I saw were these adorable Eevee cookie tins, which are completely new as of this past weekend!
The tin contains cookies the Pokemon Center refers to as “Choco-Lake”. Basically, they’re square chocolate cookies that have a piece of milk chocolate on top and then an Eevee head cut-out chocolate cookie on top of the milk chocolate.
It’s delicious and the cookie tin is adorable as well!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report. If you’re interested in getting any of the items featured in this post, take a look at my Japan Pick-Up Page over here!
Also stay tuned for an exciting give-away I’ll be hosting over on Twitter starting this Friday JP time.
Until next time!
Friendly reminder that almost all items (excluding the lucky bags) are available for pick-up through me while I’m here! Click the banner or this link here to move to my Japan Pick-Ups Page.
We finally got the news tonight that everyone has been waiting for…
The Lucky Bags for 2019! (Fanfare! Applause!)
This year’s Lucky Bags will cost the same as last year’s (4,000 yen including tax) and like last year, each bag will include a random Lucky Bag exclusive plush. This year, we get 1 of 3 foot tall versions of Fit plush: Pikachu, Eevee, or Mew.
Lucky Bags will be distributed as usual on a first come first serve basis.
Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Pokemon Store locations will have Lucky Bags available January 1st.
Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo DX, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka Centers will have Lucky Bags available January 2nd.
The Pokemon Center On-Line put up their lucky bags an hour after the announcement (Friday December 14th at 3 pm JP time) and they sold out a few hours later. Note that this year’s limit seems to be 1 bag per person, vs last year’s 2 bags per person.
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets return December 22nd (Saturday) with Volume 3!
This release includes: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Dratini, Psyduck, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret, Giovanni, and a Team Rocket Grunt.
Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.
Along with Lucky Bags, Pokemon Centers in Japan will also be selling new mascot plush sized Pokedolls and some matching Pokemon themed accessories from January 1st, 2019 (Tuesday).
This batch of Pokedoll mascot plush will include Lapras, Mew, Poliwhirl, Snorlax, and Gengar, with each plush costing 1,058 yen including tax.
There will also be a few Pokemon themed accessories to compliment your plushies.
Pokedoll Couch (Pikachu | Snorlax) – 972 yen each
Pokedoll Sleeping Bags (Magikarp | Chansey | Weepinbell) – 756 yen each
Mimikyu Tent – 972 yen
Pikachu Bus – 1,080 yen
Pokemon Train – 1,296 yen
Pokemon Center – 972 yen
Pokeball – 756 yen
Last and certainly not least, a sequel to the Saiko Soda promotion that came out earlier this year, called “Mix Au Lait” and featuring all the Eeveelutions, will go on sale in Japan at all Pokemon Centers and Stores from January 1st, 2019 (Tuesday).
As part of the promotion, there will be two Mix Au Lait figure collection sets (Volume 1 & 2) and 1 Saiko Soda figure collection set.
Mix Au Lait Volume 1 includes: Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Sylveon.
Mix Au Lait Volume 2 includes: Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Glaceon.
Saiko Soda includes: Pikachu, Eevee, Swirlix, Litwick, and Oddish.
All gacha figures are 300 yen per play.
Plush (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Saiko Soda Eevee, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,620 yen each
Mascot Plush (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,080 yen each
Eevee Face Badge (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 648 yen each
Set of 9 Ramune Candies – 918 yen
Not Pictured Eeveelution Face Cookies – 1,080 yen
Socks (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Saiko Soda Eevee, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,080 yen for 3 pairs
Coin Pouch (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,296 yen each
Mei Messenger Bag (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 5,184 yen each
A5 Notebook (Pikachu, Eevee, Yellow Pattern) – 378 yen each
Foldable Umbrella – 3,024 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Sticker Assortment – 540 yen
Ballpen (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 648 yen each
Pouch (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 1,620 yen each
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
2-Tier Lunch Box – 1,836 yen
Fork w/ Case – 540 yen
Set of 3 Tupperware – 1,512 yen
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Heat Resistant Glass Mug (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 2,052 yen each
Blanket – 3,240 yen
Band-aid Set (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 432 yen each
Heat Resistant Glass Mug (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 2,052 yen each
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
2019 Lucky Bags
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets Volume 3
Pokedoll Mascot Plush
Mix Au Lait / Saiko Soda Gacha
Mix Au Lait Promo
First up, as a reminder, all of the items listed here can be pre-ordered through me.
Check out my official pick-ups page here!
The popular Ditto Transform series returns December 22nd (Saturday) with new plush, mascot plush, and a gacha figure collection!
This release features Leafeon, Glaceon, Poipole, Litwick, and Misdreavus.
Plush – 1,296 yen each
Mascot Plush – 864 yen each
Gacha Figure – 300 yen per play
The next installment of the Seasons Pikachu & Eevee pair plush series will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores from December 22nd (Saturday).
The two Pokemon are cuddling in a heart shaped box of chocolates.
1 pair plush will cost 3,240 yen including tax.
Last but not least, an original Pokemon Center promotion, called “Super Nerd” and based on the Super Nerd science loving character from the Pokemon game, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from December 22nd (Saturday).
Robot Pikachu Plush
21 cm Plush – 2,160 yen
50 cm Big Plush – 4,860 yen
Robot Pikachu Plush
1,296 yen each
Croquis Sketchbook – 735 yen
Coin Pouch (Black | Grey) – 1,296 yen each
Mini Blackboard – 1,620 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (8/7/6s/6) – 2,030 yen each
T-Shirt (Black | Grey) (Small/Medium/Large) – 3,240 yen each
Rubber Strap Collection *Blind Packaged / 6 Designs* – 540 yen each
Beaker Style Measuring Cup – 864 yen
Acrylic Clip Set – 972 yen
Memo Stand – 864 yen
Hand Towel (Black | Grey) – 540 yen each
Dice Bag (Black | Grey) – 702 yen each
Pouch (Black | Grey) – 1,620 yen each
Eco Bag (Black | Grey) – 1,728 yen each
(Pikachu, Robot Pikachu, Charmander, Piplup, Alolan Vulpix)
3 pairs – 1,080 yen
Pen | Pencil – 648 yen each
Pass Case (Black | Grey) – 1,296 yen each
Glasses Case (Black | Grey) – 1,620 yen each
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Postcard Set – 260 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
(Black | Purple)
777 yen per pack
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Announcements!
Until next time~
Ditto Transform Promotion
Seasons Pikchu & Eevee – Winter
Super Nerd Promo
Hello everyone and welcome to the first Pokemon Center Report since my return to Tokyo!
This weekend was fairly quiet release wise, with only two smaller promotions: the 151 Dot Sprite promo and the mini Pikachu & Eevee accessories promo. (The Center seemed to be filled with a lot of people out and about for the weekend long Pokemon Go Community Day event, including myself!)
The Dot Sprite promotion focused on the original 151 Pokemon from the Kanto region and featured mainly stationary related items plus bags, pouches, and other miscellaneous stuff.
The majority of items have these really cute, simple, and stylish pattern of the 151 Pokemon in dot sprite form.
Items include a laptop/tablet case, pouches of various sizes, wallets (compact and long), and card cases, among others
More neat stuff included a small tin with two types of Pokemon themed paper clips (pokeball shaped or Pikachu shaped), a sticker collection, sticky notes, and a wide variety of multi-colored pens and pencils.
There was also an entire section devoted to lunch related merchandise.
This included mini lunch bags, bento boxes, chopsticks, tupperware sets, and various handkerchiefs and smaller sized towels.
Close up of the cloth patterns (so cute!)
More neat stuff – watches! Keep track of the time and look cool.
What is a Pokemon Center promotion without some sort of blind packaged merchandise?
This release featured dot sprite charms in 10 different patterns: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, Ditto, Vulpix, and Mew.
Along with everything else in the promo, there were also these cute pens.
Labeled “Action Pens”, each pen has a little Pokeball on the end you can open and close, with a little Pokemon inside. There were 5 action pens in total: Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Ditto, and Snorlax.
Last but not least!
I did not take a picture of all the accessories, since most were kind of boring, but I thought these rings were especially cute.
I love Clefairy and Substitute Plush, so of course I had to snap a picture of these.
And I love Mimikyu and Mew so I had to snap a picture of these!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.
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