We have a bunch of big announcements to cover, so as a wise man once said, hold on to your butts.
Volume 2 of the Pokemon Center’s original Finger Puppet series will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan October 27th (Saturday).
This second volume will continue the Kanto Pokemon trend and includes: Red, Green, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Rhydon, Koffing, and Lapras.
Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.
A cute pop & colorful themed Pokemon Center promotion, featuring a bunch of every day use items, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 10th (Saturday).
This release includes 4 bigger sized plush cushions: Psyduck, Jigglypuff, Snorlax, and Gengar. Each plush will cost 4,536 yen.
There will also be a huge Pikachu cushion that will cost 9,936 yen.
U-Cushion (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar) – 2,700 yen each
Earbuds (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar) – 2,160 yen
B5 Notebook 3 Pack (Pikachu/Psyduck/Lapras, Jigglypuff/Gengar/Snorlax) – 540 yen each
Mini Portable Scissors (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar, Lapras) – 734 yen each
IIIIfi+ iPhone 8/7/6s/6 (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Gengar, Lapras) – 3,240 yen each
IIIIfi+ iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus (Pikachu) – 3,240 yen
SARASA Color Pens – 195 yen each
(Bulbasaur – Blue Green / Venusaur – Green Black / Squirtle – Milk Green / Blastoise – Blue / Charmander – Orange / Charizard – Red / Pikachu – Black / JIgglypuff – Neon Pink / Psyduck – Yellow / Gengar – Purple / Magikarp – Milk Red / Lapras – Milk Blue / Ditto – Milk Pink / Eevee – Brown Grey / Vaporeon – Blue Grey / Jolteon – Neon Yellow / Flareon – Red Black / Aerodactyl – Grey / Snorlax – Blue Black / Articuno – Pale Blue / Zapdos – Neon Orange / Moltres – Red Orange / Dragonite – Milk Green / Mewtwo – Milk Purple / Mew – Pink)
Plush Coin Purse (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Gengar) – 1,296 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Gengar) – 734 yen each
Thermos (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Lapras, Gengar) – 2,700 yen each
Last but not least! The Pokemon Center’s Christmas promotion for 2018 will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on November 3rd (Saturday).
This release is actually kind of limited, but has some cute items, including Kanto starter mascot plush, an acrylic charm mini Christmas tree, chocolate candy tin, and blind packaged metal charms.
Plush (Pikachu, Eevee, Mew) – 2,160 yen each
Mascot Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle) – 1,620 yen each
Metal Charm Collection (6 sets total) – 1 set of 3 designs / 648 yen
Logo Pin – 648 yen
Acrylic Mini Christmas Tree – 2,700 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Tree Shaped Chocolate Tin – 972 yen
Mug – 1,404 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Message Card – 486 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Stay tuned for more exciting news~
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets Volume 2
Pop & Colorful
Pokemon Center Christmas 2018
It’s Friday which means it’s that time of the week when we get news on up-coming Pokemon merchandise and other fun stuff.
Remember back in June when the Pokemon Center announced a new series of Pikachu & Eevee pair plush, called Seasons Pikachu & Eevee? And how the series would have four plush in total, one for every season?
Yeah, I totally forgot about it, oops Well, it’s back with an autumn version!
For some reason, fall and November especially are synonymous in Japan with artsy things, so in that style, we have Pikachu and Eevee, reading a picture book together, outside I guess since there’s a fall leaf on one of the pages.
The plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on October 27th (Saturday) and costs 3,240 yen including tax.
Don’t forget, we still have winter and spring versions to look forward to!
Also coming out October 27th (Saturday) is a mini clothing based promotion with a Ghost Pokemon Type focus.
The merchandise line-up includes:
T-Shirt (Jangling | Eyes | Typo | Gothic Gradation) [Small/Medium/Large] – 3,240 yen each
* Gothic Gradation is pictured
Drifloon Hoodie (Grey | Black) [Small/Medium/Large] – 6,048 yen each
Socks (Pikachu) [Child Size] – 1,080 yen
Socks (Pikachu | Gengar | Banette | Litwick) [23~25cm] – 1,296 yen per pair
T-Shirt Collection [Ghost Type Focus] – 1,944 yen
* T-shirts are blind packaged | 7 designs in total
The ever popular “Ditto Transform!” series returns with new mostly non-plush items in a new mini promotion called “It’s Ditto!” This promotion will hit Pokemon Centers & Stores across Japan October 27th (Saturday).
Merchandise line-up includes:
Bean Cushion (Ditto | Dittochu) – 3,240 yen each
Acrylic Charm Collection [BLIND] – 648 yen each
* 6 charm sets in total
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Mug w/ Lid – 1,512 yen
Grape Gummy Candy Tin – 864 yen
Die-cut Hand Towel – 540 yen
Blanket – 3,240 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
A5 PET Sticker Sheet – 540 yen
Deco Sticker Set – 648 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 734 yen
A6 Memopad – 432 yen
Boston Bag – 5,400 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Travel Pouch – 2,376 yen
Mesh Pouch – 1,620 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,296 yen
PC Tablet Case – 3,024 yen
Commemorating the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee, the official Pokemon Center Cafe will offer special Pikachu & Eevee inspired menu items from November 16th (Friday) until January 11th, 2019 (Friday).
Pikachu & Eevee Best Friends Muffin Sandwich Plate – 1,706 yen
Pikachu & Eevee’s Adventure?! French Fries – 1,026 yen
Pikachu Plate Set – 2,894 yen
Eevee Plate Set – 2,894 yen
Also starting November 16th, a new menu including latte art of all 151 Pokemon from Pokemon Red and Green will become available.
Plus this super cute Eevee mascot plush will be available as a special optional bonus merchandise when you make a reservation at the Pokemon Center Cafe.
On top of that, there will be new designs rotated in for the original clear coasters given out 1 per drink. There will be 6 designs in total, with 1 design being a mega secret (Meltan?!)
More information on the coaster designs and latte art will be coming soon, so stay tuned!
An official Pokemon Center will be opening outside of Japan in the Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) in Singapore.
Logo artwork has been released, along with a main promotional illustration, indicating there will be a grand-opening merchandise promotion.
Aside from “opening 2019”, at this point we don’t have any other information, but I will of course report on anything that comes out as I hear it.
Closing us out, this smaller Magikarp mascot plush was released on the 10th to no fanfare.
You can pull the Magikarp away from the pokeball and he’ll shake and vibrate!
Want this little guy? You can order him through Japanstuffs.com!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements.
Until next time~
Seasons Pikachu & Eevee: Autumn
Ghost Type Focus
Pokemon Center Pokemon Cafe Let’s Go Exclusive Menu
Singapore Pokemon Center
This past weekend had one sort of minor release: the Pikachu & Eevee Jewel cosmetics based promotion.
The series featured a bunch of items available in either pink (Pikachu) or blue (Eevee) that were mainly cosmetics related
Items from the line-up included: hand gel and cream, skin lotion, body spray, lip gloss and cream, cute band-aids, brushes and combs, two types of mirrors, and towels.
One item of note are the bath salts, designed to make your bath water smell nice to create a pleasant bathing experience.
Pikachu’s bath salts are cherry blossom scented and Eevee is lilac scented.
Another original item: pouches with mirrors sewn into the inside flap.
Along with the Jewel release, a Pokemon Center original cookie tin featuring Eevee also came out this past weekend.
Designed to look very similar to a previously released Pikachu cookie tin, this tin should be a Pokemon Center staple so no danger of selling out. The cookies inside are rolled wafer cookies with cream filling – very delicious!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.
Until next time~
We got a bunch of exciting up-coming release information tonight so let’s dive in~
The popular “Kaiju Mania Pikachu” (Poke-Maniac Pikachu) series returns with a volume two!
This new set will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan October 20th (Saturday) and includes Pikachu Snorlax, Pikachu Ampharos, and Pikachu Garchomp.
Each plush will cost 2,484 yen.
To compliment the previously released Red Nendoroid, a brand new Green Nendoroid is currently available for pre-order, with a release date scheduled for April 2019.
Green comes with 3 face plates (normal, smirking, and shouting), 3 mini Pokemon figures (Ivysaur, Wartortle, and Charmeleon) and a Pokeball.
Ordering through the Pokemon Center On-line includes a special bonus item: a small Rare Candy figure.
Green costs 5,800 yen including tax. Pre-orders end October 31st.
The Yokohama Pokemon Center will be moving locations and re-opening November 9th, along with a Yokohama themed Pokemon Center promotion which will be available at all Pokemon Centers & Stores across Japan (with some Yokohama exclusive merch thrown in).
More info on the merchandise list will be coming out closer to the end of the month, but in the meantime, enjoy the official promotional artwork.
Last but not least! We finally have information on the Mofu-Mofu Paradise (Fluffy Paradise) promo that was hinted at a few weeks ago!
Plush, slippers, and plush tissue box covers will go on sale from October 20th (Saturday). All other items will go on sale from October 13th (Saturday).
Plush (Pikachu, Eevee, Arcanine, Mareep, Flaafy, Altaria, Whimsicott) – 2,160 yen each
Not Pictured Slippers (Eevee, Mareep) – 2,700 yen each
Plates (Eevee, Altaria, Mareep, Absol) – 1,512 yen each
Free Box – 1,080 yen
Hand Towel (Eevee, Altaria, Mareep, Absol) – 540 yen each
Plush Tissue Box (Mareep, Eevee) – 2,700 yen each
Plush Pochette (Rowlet, Mareep, Whimsicott) – 2,160 yen each
Plush Pen Pouch (Rowlet, Mareep) – 1,728 yen each
Set of 4 Placemats – 1,728 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 486 yen
B6 Ringed Notebook – 648 yen
Set of 4 Stickers – 691 yen
Set of 4 Postcards – 432 yen
Book Style Memo Set – 756 yen
Blanket w/ Hood (Rowlet, Mareep, Whimsicott, Flaafy) – 4,860 yen each
Scarf (Pikachu, Eevee, Mareep, Rowlet) – 2,592 yen each
Vanity Pouch (Pikachu, Eevee, Rowlet, Whimsicott) – 2,160 yen each
iPhone Soft Shell Case (iPhone 8/7/6s/6 | Eevee & Absol / Altaria & Mareep) – 2,030 yen each
Universal Flip Phone Case (Pikachu, Eevee) – 3,456 yen each
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
Poke-Maniac Pikachu Volume 2
Hello everyone and welcome to October – the best month in the year!
First up, special announcement number one
My birthday is October 30th!
Send me birthday coffees via ko-fi.com and I’ll draw you a sketch of your choice! Just leave a note with what you want me to draw :3
Special announcement number two
Bumping my Patreon!
Not only do you get to see original charm and sticker illustrations as I design them, but you get advance notice of items added to my sticker/charm store, get to see commissions I can’t share publicly, and for postcard tier patrons, a cute monthly Miki original postcard sent straight to you from me with a handwritten note.
Special announcement number three
I added two new designs to both my Threadless and Teepublic stores.
As of this post, the two designs over on Teepublic are currently 30% off and will be for the next 15 hours.
This past weekend was the latest Pokemon Center kuttari plush release plus a cute gacha figure set from the Pokemon Yurutto series.
It has been long enough from the last kuttari release that most people, me included, just assumed we weren’t getting anymore, so it was quite a surprise when the Pokemon Center suddenly brought this new set up, out of nowhere.
Kuttari plush are released in sets, with each Pokemon having an awake version
And a sleeping version!
This release featured the two Alolan starter Pokemon (Litten, who looks done with everything as usual, Popplio, and Rowlet)
Plus Alolan Vulpix and Dusk Lycanroc
And two sort of unexpected choices: Wimpod and Buzzwole
Both of which have pretty adorable sleeping forms.
As mentioned, the Pokemon Yurutto gacha set also came out this past Saturday and included five figures: Pikachu, Dedenne, Ludicolo, Bewear, and Croagunk.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!
Welcome to October and let’s get spooky~
[Takara Tomy / Gacha] Eevee Ippai Collection 2
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween coasters & place mat distribution starts
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Die-cut Blanket
[TCG] Booster Pack – “Dark Order”
[TCG] Energy Card Box
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Nanu & Sableye, Hoopa Unbound)
[Good Smile] Pre-orders start for Green Nendoroid
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fancy Home Goods
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Original Desk Calendar
[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Mascot Plush
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Mascot Plush (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Large Plush (2 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Quest – Extra Large Plush (Cube Face Cushion)
[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise
[Pokemon Center] Naganadel Pokemon Center Plush
[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee – Pikachu & Eevee Poncho
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Vol 4 (Gengar, Totodile, Moltres, Slowpoke, Pikachu & Mareep, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Gengar, Dedenne)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Raichu, Alola Raichu)
[Pokemon Center] Kaiju Mania Vol 2 (Pikachu Snorlax, Pikachu Ampharos, Pikachu Garchomp)
[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise (Plush, Slippers, Tissue Boxes)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Extra Large Plush (Diglett, Alola Diglett)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Goods Promo
[Pokemon Center] Ghost Type Clothing Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Autumn Pair Plush
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 2 (Red, Green, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Rhydon, Lapras, Koffing)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Acrylic Mascot (Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Cushion (Snorlax, Pikachu Eevee)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 1
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 2
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Figure Collection (Pikachu, Snorlax, Magikarp)
[MonColle] Mew & Pokeball Set (Clear Ver.), Lapras DX
[MonColle] Ultra DX Set
[Bandai] Coo-Nuts (Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Piplup, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Darumaka, Quagsire)
[Bandai] Twin Magnet Sets (Pikachu Girl & Boy, Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu & Bulbasaur + Ditto, Charmander & Mew, Squirtle & Psyduck, Clefairy & Jigglypuff)