Pokemon World Market

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

Pokemon World Market, an original promotion featuring merchandise based on each of the 7 Pokemon regions, went on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan June 29th (Saturday).

Along with the usual stuff that tends to come out with Pokemon Center releases (like clearfiles and pouches), not only did this promotion have some adorable artwork but there were a bunch of original and interesting items as well.

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

There were two plushies as part of the Pokemon World Market: a mascot size version of Lillie’s Clefairy doll

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

And a much larger extra squishy Pyukumuku cushion.

Unsurprisingly, the Pyukumuku cushion was one of the more popular items from the release, being the first item to sell out.

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

There was also a plush Alolan Exeggutor pen, possibly one of the more unique items from this promo.

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

Although the dice pouch is a Pokemon Center staple, this time they made it look like a Magikarp. When the drawstring is tightened and closed, the pouch becomes round and the Magikarp looks more like a fish.

IMG_3092
IMG_3274
Loading image... Loading image...

Another unique item was the Moo Moo Milk shaped pouches. Designed to look like the iconic Moo Moo Milk bottles… but a pouch!

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

Along with the pouches, there were also stainless steel thermoses that were also designed to look like Moo Moo Milk bottles.

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

There were a bunch of more “normal” Pokemon Center items as well, although still very cute as they feature the promotional artwork!

IMG_3080
IMG_3081
IMG_3083
IMG_3087
IMG_3106
IMG_3088
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Items included hand towels, mini bath towels, pouches, tote-bags, pass cases, stickers, postcards, and a couple other knicks and knacks.

IMG_3091
IMG_3090
Loading image... Loading image...

Also of note is this super cute wallet, with different designs on both sides.

Pokemon Center Pokemon World Market

Last but not least

Although this release did not have a gacha, it did have an original blind packaged set of figures. Each set corresponds to a different Pokemon region and includes mini figures, such as teeny Substitute Plush dolls. No matter which set you get, it will be adorable, so there is no losing!

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~


Connect & Support

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Ko-fi | TeePublic | Patreon

Chibi May-June Pokemon Center Releases

There’s been a couple of smaller new merchandise releases between June and July that don’t fit in with a bigger promotion and this post will cover some of them!

IMG_1776
IMG_1775
IMG_1774
IMG_1773
IMG_1772
IMG_1771
IMG_1770
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

The Delicious Water Pokemon Center promotion dropped May 18th (Saturday). Some astute observers might have noticed the art style was similar to the previously released Mix Au Lait and Saiko Soda promotions, and you would be correct; Delicious Water was part of this same series, but with a watery twist.

The mascot plush were the most popular from this release, and rightfully so. There was a plush made for each water starter Pokemon from the current 7 Pokemon regions.

Why does only Piplup get a crown? My guess… there is someone involved with Pokemon merchandising who loves Piplup, which explains why he gets so much merchandise while simultaneously not selling well ever. You can push it all you want, Piplup person, but it’s not going to happen (I’m sorry).

Pokemon Center Delicious Water Saiko Soda

Along with the main Delicious Water items, there were a bunch of Saiko Soda stuff as well, including bags and t-shirts.

Pokemon Center Delicious Water

Following in the footsteps of the last Mix Au Lait release, the Delicious Water promotion also included a gacha set with each figure being paired with a mini bottle of water figure.

IMG_2056
IMG_2055
Loading image... Loading image...

June 16th (Saturday) saw the release of the Japanese Style promotion, featuring a bunch of more traditional Japanese items with a Pokemon twist.

There were a lot of neat items, but some highlights included: a set of four plates, four different 2 plate sets, two different types of bento boxes, super cute chopsticks with Umbreon and Espeon, aprons, and traditional Japanese short pants for wearing outside in summer when it’s hot.

Pokemon Center Neon Color

An unannounced mini Pokemon Center promotion, featuring mostly apparel with a neon theme and aptly titled “Neon Color”, came out June 22nd (Saturday).

Although maybe not too exciting, the set included phone cases, some bags, t-shirts, hats, and a bunch of socks.

Sock designs included: Pikachu,

IMG_3075
IMG_3073
IMG_3076
IMG_3072
IMG_3074
IMG_3078
IMG_3079
IMG_3077
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

A new set of Chokkori-san sitting plush came out near the end of June.

This set of 8 plush included: Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Lillie, Alolan Vulpix, Mew, Mewtwo, and Zeraora.

I love this series because the plush look so cute in their little sitting poses and also they can hold things with their tiny hands!

IMG_3104
IMG_3105
Loading image... Loading image...

June 29th (Saturday) had a couple of surprise unannounced releases, one being a set of Eeveelution plush face pass cases.

They’re all cute (and soft!) but Umbreon is my favorite ❤

IMG_3107
IMG_3099
IMG_3101
IMG_3100
IMG_3103
IMG_3102
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Another June 29th unannounced release – Ditto Transform linking charm sets!

It’s been so long since the last release of these charm sets I forgot they existed, so it was kind of a nice surprise.

There were 6 charm sets in total:

Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon
Furret, Alolan Vulpix, Dragonite
Whimsicott, Gloom, Shaymin
Lapras, Magikarp, Omanyte
Mareep, Electrode, Magnemite
Litwick, Sableye, Misdreavus

Some of these sets make complete sense. Some of them… don’t. But that’s fine! The Pokemon Center can do what it wants as always.

Next Pokemon Center Report will cover the Pokemon World Market release so stay tuned!

Connect & Support

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Ko-fi | TeePublic | Patreon

Pokemon Fit | Sitting Cuties – Gold & Silver Release

Two quick words before I dive into this week’s Pokemon Center Report~

First off, big apologizes for the lack of updates lately! The blog is not ending, but two weeks in a row we didn’t get merchandise news from the main Pokemon website and then my main source for Pokemon Center photos was on holiday in the United States.

But we are back so I appreciate everyone’s patience.

Second – the official Zombie Miki store is back in business, with a new look and with more items!

Check it out here

I will be adding items in as quickly as I can. Most of these items are from my personal collection and were bought directly from the Pokemon Center in Tokyo over the course of 7 years. They’re all in near perfect if not perfect condition, but if you have any questions about an item, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!

On that note, if you notice any issues with the cart or checking out, or if you have a question about shipping prices, also please let me know (you can send me a message through my contact page or send me a DM on Twitter). I am happy to offer discounted shipping for larger purchases 🙂

Also as mentioned, I am selling a good majority of my Pokemon merchandise collections, which includes some bigger items such as the New Years Fennekin sleeping plush, New Years Fennekin face cushion, and a complete set of the Monthly Pikachu collection. The Pokemon I collected over the years include: Fennekin, Meowstic, Litwick, Mew, Clefairy, Raichu, Dedenne, Holiday Pikachu, Sylveon, and Vulpix (Kanto & Alolan versions). If there is a specific item you are looking for, there is a good chance I have it and am selling it, so please ask me directly.

Pokemon Center Pokemon Fit Sitting Cuties Gold Silver Johto

The release of the original 151 Kanto region Pokemon Fit plushies were a great success, but even I was still surprised when the Pokemon Center announced they would be continuing the Sitting Cuties series (the international release name) with all Pokemon featured in Gold & Silver… including every single Unown plus ! and ?

(Pictured here is M for Miki, of course)

Although I couldn’t take pictures of every Pokemon in the release, here are a few notable examples~

IMG_1882
IMG_1881
IMG_1880
IMG_1879
IMG_1878
IMG_1875
IMG_1877
IMG_1876
IMG_1979
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

I love this series so much mainly because the plush are all super soft and the perfect size.

Pictured here: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret (not to scale), Cleffa, Mareep, Flaaffy, and Ampharos (one of the most popular electric type Pokemon!)

IMG_1874
IMG_1873
IMG_1980
IMG_1849
IMG_1981
IMG_2054
IMG_1866
IMG_1868
IMG_1867
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

I didn’t realize until this release how many Johto region Pokemon I love, and the Pokemon Center did a great job converting everyone’s favorite Pokemon into a super adorable plush form.

I think they did an especially great job with Sudowoodo (which, by the way, is a play on words since he is psuedo-wood-o… in case you didn’t know!)

Also shout out to the second official Dunsparce plush – the first plush was released at Pokemon Centers in Japan in 2013.

Pictured here: Sudowoodo, Politoed, Espeon, Umbreon, Girafarig, Dunsparce, Delibird, Houndour, and Houndoom.

IMG_1977
IMG_1865
IMG_1864
IMG_1862
IMG_1859
IMG_1860
IMG_1861
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Other notable plushies: Smeargle and Miltank (both very cute).

The three legendary beasts came out looking, for the most part, pretty good. My real question is… what animal do you think the beasts are? (I always saw them as dogs)

Pictured here: Stantler, Smeargle, Miltank, Blissey, Raikou, Entei, Suicune.

IMG_1858
IMG_1857
IMG_1856
IMG_1855
IMG_1854
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Last but not least – everyone’s favorite recently, most likely because of Pokemon Go: The Tar Family! Tyranitar was definitely one of the big sellers from the release, no joke.

Pictured here: Larvitar, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi

What was your favorite plush, or plushes, from this release? What did you buy?


Connect & Support

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Miki Mart | Ko-fi | TeePublic | Patreon

Pikachu & Eevee Rainbow

Pikachu & Eevee Rainbow

A cute Pokemon Center exclusive mini promotion, called “Pikachu & Eevee Rainbow” went on sale without much fanfare or announcement this past Saturday (May 11th).

IMG_1340
IMG_1339
Loading image... Loading image...

The colorful pastel series included two mascot plush: one of Pikachu and one of Eevee.

Each mascot plush also came with a acrylic charms featuring a silhouette of Pikachu or Eevee’s head and a lollipop.

IMG_1337
IMG_1338
IMG_1333
IMG_1332
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Along with the plush, there were also several types of pouches

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Rainbow

A tote bag and an eco bag

IMG_1335
IMG_1336
Loading image... Loading image...

Wallets

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Rainbow

Plus cute pens, stickers, notebooks, pass cases, and kitchen related items like lunch boxes and bags.

Full List of Items

PikaVee4
PikaVee1
PikaVee2
PikaVee3
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,404 yen each
Round Pouch (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,728 yen each
Wallet (Pikachu | Eevee) – 3,456 yen each
Pass Case (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,620 yen each
Eco Bag – 1,728 yen
Tote Bag – 2,160 yen
Pen Case (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,512 yen each
Wash Tape Single (Pikachu | Eevee) – 702 yen each
Washi Tape Set – 864 yen
Lunch Cloth (Pikachu | Eevee) – 702 yen each
Hand Towel (Pikachu | Eevee) – 540 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Handkerchief (Pikachu | Eevee) – 702 yen each
Clearfile Set – 453 yen
B6 Ring Notebook (Pikachu | Eevee) – 648 yen each
Memo Set w/ Star Case – 972 yen
Decoration Sticker Sheet – 540 yen
Glittery Sticker Sheet – 648 yen
Ball-Point Pen (Pikachu | Eevee) – 756 yen
Pikachu 1-Tier Lunchbox – 1,566 yen
Eevee 2-Tier Lunchbox – 1,728 yen
Tupperware Set – 1,296 yen
Thermos – 1,512 yen
Lunch Bag – 1,836 yen
Wrist Watch – 2,160 yen

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Follow & Support

Twitter | Instagram | Patreon | Ko-fi | Teepublic

Detective Pikachu – The Movie Merchandise

Detective Pikachu – The Movie Merchandise

Welcome to May, everyone!

Zombie Miki Illustration

To start off this post, a quick reminder: some ways to help support the Miki blog if you enjoy the content and find it useful~

Patreon | Ko-fi | Teepublic

Love the blog but want more frequent updates and photos?

Twitter | Instagram

In the midst of Golden Week in Japan, the Pokemon Center came out with a bunch of Detective Pikachu merchandise, not coincidentally coinciding with the world-wide release of the Detective Pikachu movie.

Pokemon Center Detective Pikachu

The Detective Pikachu merchandise line-up included a life-size Pikachu plush, which is super soft and perfect for cuddling.

Pokemon Center Detective Pikachu

There was also a normal sized version and a teenier mascot plush version!

Pokemon Center Detective Pikachu

Along with Pikachu, there was also plush versions of Psyduck

Pokemon Center Detective Pikachu

… and Ludicolo, who is either adorable in a weird way or one of the weirdest plush I’ve ever seen.

Pokemon Center Detective Pikachu

Along with plush in all different sizes, there was the usual Pokemon Center merchandise affair including shirts in three designs, clearfiles, blind-packaged charms and keychains, and a couple other goodies.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

The next time we get a big bundle of releases all together it will be surrounding this summer’s Pokemon movie, “Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution” (get hyped!)

Pokemon Dolls + Meltan & Melmetal

Pokemon Dolls + Meltan & Melmetal

Hello everyone!

March 23rd (Saturday) brought some good news and some potentially surprisingly bad news.

Let’s start with bad first because why not.

Saturday morning dawned as usual and people all over the world got ready to open up the Pokemon Center’s On-Line store to get some adorable pokedolls. Except… suddenly, the Japanese store was declining all non-Japanese issued credit cards!

Seeing the trend and also contacting the Pokemon Center’s customer service directly led to the news that the On-Line Center’s list of cards it accepts is now much smaller than it previously was. The website says that “some foreign cards might not work” I guess to cover their butts because there are still some cards that work as well as before. If you were buying directly from the Center’s On-Line store and using a shipping service to get your stuff, you might need to find an alternate work-around because this might not work anymore.

So that was exciting!

IMG_0007
IMG_0008
Loading image... Loading image...

The big seller for the day was Scolipede. This adorable centipede stole everyone’s hearts, but how can you not fall for that little bug face? He was the first to sell out on-line and by Sunday was sold out basically everywhere, with his re-sale price currently around quadruple his shelf price.

IMG_0009
IMG_0006
IMG_0010
IMG_0011
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Along with Scolipede, the other Pokemon included in this batch of Pokedolls included Lucario, Zeraora, Psyduck, and Jigglypuff. I personally am not the biggest fan of how Lucario turned out (his nose is a little weird) but Psyduck makes up for it by being cuter than usual!

IMG_0013
IMG_0014
Loading image... Loading image...

Tiny Scolipede mascot was just as popular as his bigger brother, also selling out pretty quickly (again, how can you resist that little bug face!)

IMG_0012
IMG_0015
IMG_0016
IMG_0017
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

And of course there were also mascot size versions of Zeraora, Lucario, Psyduck, and Jigglypuff as well. These mascot plush are extra squishy and soft (and tiny so extra adorable).

IMG_0020
IMG_0019
Loading image... Loading image...

Along with the Pokedolls, a small Meltan & Melmetal themed promo also came out March 23rd.

Most of the items were stationary related, so maybe not excited, but it also included the first official Pokemon Center plush for both Meltan and Melmetal (who I affectionately refer to as Beefcake Meltan)

Pokemon Center Takara Tomy Meltan Plush

The maybe not quite as adorable Takara Tomy Meltan plush also came out recently. (He kind of looks like he’s been stung by bees, but he is doing his best)

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~