Pokemon Christmas 2018 + Pokemon Center 2018 Winter Promotion

Pokemon Christmas 2018 + Pokemon Center 2018 Winter Promotion

Hello everyone!

Pokemon Fit Plush Giveaway

First up! I am currently running a giveaway over on my Twitter account. Follow the @zombiemiki account and RT this tweet to be entered to win 1 plush of your choice from the Pokemon Center’s Pokemon Fit Volume 2 release (see this post for a list of Pokemon included in this release). Giveaway ends Noon EST November 15th 2018 and entrees are welcome worldwide.

It’s been a bit since our last Pokemon Center Report, but we’re back so I hope you’re excited.

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Both the Christmas promo and the Winter promo for 2018 was released at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan on November 3rd (Saturday).

This year’s Christmas promotion featured three plush (Pikachu, Eevee, and Mew)

Pokemon Center Christmas 2018

and three mascot plush (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander)

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My personal opinion from this year’s release: the plush were sort of a let down. Pokemon Center gets a minus for no Santa Chu and another minus for the slightly off plush pattern for Eevee.

On the other hand, Bulbasaur was super adorable, which makes up for everything else.

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Other neat things from the Christmas release: the usual promo logo pin, and a pretty original item: an acrylic charm Christmas tree!

… and nothing else!!

If you’ve been following my Twitter account, you’ll know that the majority of items from the Pokemon Center’s 2018 Christmas release were canceled very last minute when it was discovered that there was a very small error on the main promotional artwork.

Basically it was almost midnight, all the Pokemon Centers were putting out their items for display and sale and the Amazon items were about to go on sale when everything was abruptly taken down and a blog post went up stating it was unclear whether these items would be available for sale at a later time, but “info coming soon”.

What was this catastrophic error? Dragonite’s back wing had green showing when it should be entirely orange.

So that was a thing that happened.

Pokemon Center Winter Promotion 2018

The yearly Winter themed Pokemon Center promotion also came out November 3rd.

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The Winter Promo had an ami-gurumi theme, with ami-gurumi Pikachu and Snowman Pikachu plush and mascot plush versions.

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This promo had a bunch of cute items, like the ami-gurumi style pouch

Pokemon Center Winter Promotion 2018 Povlorone Cookies

I was especially excited for the yearly sale of the Pokemon Center’s polvorone cookies!

These amazing cookies, also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, are smaller sized round buttery cookies covered in powdered sugar. The Pokemon Center tends to sell these with their Winter promo, and this year is no exception. However, unlike past releases, this version is strawberry flavored.

Pokemon Center Winter Promotion 2018

Also of note were the selection of fuzzy inside clothes, perfect for keeping warm in winter!

The collection included a fuzzy hoodie, fuzzy shorts, and longer fuzzy socks.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Seasons Autumn

Ending this post on a random release note: the second release from the semi new Pokemon Center Seasons with Pikachu & Eevee series.

There will be four plush sets in total. Summer came out during the summer, and now we have fall, with winter and spring to come in the near future.

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Also of note: from Takara Tomy’s Chokkori-san plush series, the remaining Eeveelutions (excluding Eevee who already came out previously) were released near the end of October.

They sit nicely and can hold things in their tiny hands, so they’re also useful!

And that wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.

Until next time!

Poke-Maniac Plush Vol 2 + Fuwa-Fuwa Paradise

Poke-Maniac Plush Vol 2 + Fuwa-Fuwa Paradise

Hello everyone!

Before we dive into this week’s Pokemon Center Report, I have a quick announcement.

Miki Pokemon Halloween Stickers

I finally have my Halloween stickers in hand! There are five new designs for this year including: Umbreon, Houndour, Chandelure/Litwick, Spinda, and Baby Trick-or-Treaters (Riolu, Happiny, and Cleffa)

Stickers can be ordered directly from my on-line store: mikitzune.com/store

This week’s Pokemon Center Report combines two weekends into one, with volume 2 of the Poke-Maniac plush that came out October 20th and Fuwa-Fuwa Paradise (Fluffy Paradise) with two parts: most items were released October 13th with the plush, tissue box covers, and slippers released October 20th.

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The first volume from the Poke-Maniac (Kaiju Mania) series did so well that the Pokemon Center continued with a Volume 2 which, as mentioned, went on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan October 20th.

This set featured Pikachu dressed as Garchomp, Ampharos, and Snorlax (because lately Snorlax is in every release).

I personally love this series and think all three plush came out super adorable! I extra love angry Pikachu.

Pokemon Center FuwaFuwa Paradise Pikachu Eevee

Next up: Fuwa-Fuwa Paradise part 1! Which went on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan October 13th.

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The majority of items from the Fluffy Paradise promotion went on sale during this initial release.

Merch line-up included: plates, placemats, postcards, plush pouches, hand towels, extra soft ponchos and super adorable scarves, among other odds and ends.

Pokemon Center FuwaFuwa Paradise Pikachu Eevee

Part 2 to the Fluffy Paradise series went on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores October 20th and included the remaining merch: plush, tissue box covers, and slippers.

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The Pokemon included in the plush release were: Pikachu, Eevee, Mareep, Flaaffy, Whimsicott, Arcanine, and Altaria.

Pokemon Center FuwaFuwa Paradise Eevee Mareep

Both the slippers and the tissue box covers were available in Eevee and Mareep designs only.

Mareep ended up being the big seller for this release and quickly sold out at several Pokemon Center locations fairly quickly, but is it surprising? He is both adorable and soft!

Pokemon Center Pikachu plush poncho

As an aside, the human sized versions of the Pikachu and Eevee ponchos from the Pikachu & Eevee Fan promotion were released October 13th.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~

Pokemon Center Report – Pikachu & Eevee Jewel Cosmetics

Pokemon Center Report – Pikachu & Eevee Jewel Cosmetics

Hello everyone~

This past weekend had one sort of minor release: the Pikachu & Eevee Jewel cosmetics based promotion.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Jewel

The series featured a bunch of items available in either pink (Pikachu) or blue (Eevee) that were mainly cosmetics related

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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.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Jewel

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.

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Another original item: pouches with mirrors sewn into the inside flap.

Pokemon Center Eevee Cookie Tin

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~

Pokemon Center Report – Kuttari Plush

Pokemon Center Report – Kuttari Plush

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

Zombiemiki Mikitzune Patreon

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

Zombiemiki Mikitzune t-shirt store

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.

Pokemon Center Kuttari Plush

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.

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Kuttari plush are released in sets, with each Pokemon having an awake version

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And a sleeping version!

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This release featured the two Alolan starter Pokemon (Litten, who looks done with everything as usual, Popplio, and Rowlet)

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Plus Alolan Vulpix and Dusk Lycanroc

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And two sort of unexpected choices: Wimpod and Buzzwole

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Both of which have pretty adorable sleeping forms.

Pokemon Center Pokemon Yurutto Gacha Figure

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~

Pokemon Center Report – Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

Pokemon Center Report – Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

Hello everyone!

This past weekend (September 22nd) was both Community Day for Pokemon Go players and the release of the Pokemon Center’s “Fan of Pikachu & Eevee” promotion.

Pokemon Center Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

The merchandise and plush mainly featured Pikachu and Eevee dressed as each other (how adorable).

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There will be human sized versions of the Pikachu and Eevee hoodies available for sale October 13th.

Pokemon Center Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

Along with the regular sized plush, there were 5 smaller mascot plush of other Pokemon showing their love for Pikachu and Eevee.

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The set of Pokemon included two Eevee fans (Piplup and Psyduck) and three Pikachu fans (Rowlet, Gengar, and Whimsicott)

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There were also two smaller sized mascot versions of the Pikachu and Eevee plushies.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~

Pokemon Center Report – Finger Puppets + Squishy Mascot Plush

Pokemon Center Report – Finger Puppets + Squishy Mascot Plush

Hello everyone~

This week’s Pokemon Center Report will be sort of short as we only had two fairly small releases over the past weekend (September 15th).

Pokemon Center Finger Puppets

For years, Bandai has sold smaller sized Pokemon finger puppets. These figures always came paired with candy and a sticker and were found in Pokemon Centers or grocery stores in the candy toy aisle.

For some reason, the Pokemon Center finally decided to get in on this and revealed their own version of these small finger puppet figures. This release was billed as “Volume 1” so we’ll see if they continue on for a volume 2.

This set included: Pikachu, Eevee, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Gengar, Magikarp, Ditto, Snorlax, and a tiny Pokemon Center.

Pokemon Center Mascot Plush Bulbasaur Squirtle Charmander

A set of squishy and smaller mascot plush versions of three popular Pokedoll plush also came out this past Saturday.

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The release included Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. At this point, it’s unclear if this was a random release or if the Pokemon Center will continue releasing more of these smaller mascot plush, but I guess we’ll see.

Pokemon Center Tokyo Plush Pikachu

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~