by ZombieMiki | Jan 6, 2019 | Pokemon, Words from the management
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!
As always, your support is very much appreciated in helping to keep the website up and running. If you find my blog and various social media outlets useful, entertaining, or both, please consider sending support.
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See commission pieces, WIP art, get original Miki designed postcards in the mail (with handwritten notes and doodles!), and monthly art at a discount!
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I’ll be working to bring some new changes to the Mikitzune website over the next year, which I’m excited and nervous about! I’ll be making an effort to provide more giveaways for Pokemon Center exclusive merchandise straight from Japan, changing around my Patreon reward tiers, updating the general website, creating more original designs for both my Threadless and TeePublic creator stores, updating the official Mikitzune store, and some other little surprises.
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Happy New Years and here is to hoping 2019 is amazing!
by ZombieMiki | Feb 15, 2018 | Pokemon, Words from the management
Hello everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Whether you have a special someone in your life or if you are your own special someone, I hope the day was at the very least nice and hopefully full of delicious food (and maybe chocolate!)
I’m currently offering special Valentine’s Day themed sketches over on my ko-fi page. Buy me a coffee, request a Pokemon (or non-Pokemon character), and I’ll show my thanks with a cute and special Valentine’s greeting just for you! This offer will extend into February 15th because why not have two full days of love?
Also as part of Valentine’s Day: The Next Day, I’ll have my Pokemon Center Report up tomorrow (February 15th U.S. time) covering the Pikachu’s Sweet Treats release.
Sending lots of love to everyone! Miki love counts double 💕
by ZombieMiki | Dec 31, 2017 | Merchandise Review, Pokemon, Words from the management
There was no news this past Friday (as I kind of expected) so the next time I update with merchandise news it will be in January 2018.
A lot has happened over the past year. We started with the return of the Pokedoll line, which has continued on and off throughout the year, and in fact one of the first releases for 2018 is more Pokedolls. The Monthly Pikachu Pair Plush series ended. We had a massive Eeveelution promotion drop suddenly and unexpectedly near the end of Spring and 1:1 sized Eeveelution plush were released. Mimikyu seemed to lose popularity as the year went on, while Alolan Vulpix skyrocketed. We ended the year off with great Halloween and Christmas/Winter promotions and are starting 2018 with lucky bags, a cute Pokemon Center promotion, Lycanroc Pokedolls, and Rainbow Rocket Pikachu plush further in January.
Thanks for sticking around! I hope 2018 will continue to be amazing and give us lots of cute Pokemon merchandise.
I finally opened my official Mikitzune store!
Check it out~
Not only does it have charms designed by myself (both Pokemon and Animal Crossing) I’m also currently selling some items from my personal collection as well as extras of items I picked up while in Japan. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to get in touch or send me a tweet.
Like the blog and want to show support?
Check out my Patreon, buy me a Ko-fi, or consider commissioning artwork.
Finally, 2018 Lucky Bags!
I will be selling my extra lucky bags sometime after New Years. Keep an eye on my Twitter (@zombiemiki) for more information.
Happy New Year everyone!
by ZombieMiki | Feb 27, 2017 | Words from the management
It’s nearing the end of the month and so here I am, taking a break from updating on the Pokemon merch news worth mentioning to bring up my Patreon (@zombiemiki).
Supporting me through Patreon is a great way to help keep this site up and running, as well as showing your appreciation and love.
I do my best to post regularly on my Patreon page, but of course the more Patrons I have, the more I will update!
Reward tiers include access to photos and artwork that I don’t post publicly, custom art, phone wallpapers, and starting in March, a weekly (most likely Pokemon themed) comic that will be Patreon exclusive.
Here are samples of art I’ve done in the past as requests.
The highest tier also includes a postcard I send out once a month featuring a design created by me. I sent out this month’s batch today!
Also a reminder that my art commissions are open. Along with Pokemon, I am also open to other series and original characters on a case by case basis.
As always, if you have any questions regarding my art or Pokemon merchandise in general, send me a message! I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thanks for reading and a happy birthday to both my sister and Pokemon!
by ZombieMiki | Mar 2, 2015 | Words from the management
welcome to my blog! I’ll be using this space to talk about my Pokemon Center trips, claw machine adventures, and anything else that might cross my mind.