Pokemon Center Report – Eevee Poncho Promo

Pokemon Center Report – Eevee Poncho Promo

Hello everyone!

We’re back with another review of a recent Pokemon Center Release.

When I saw the little preview banner for the Eevee Poncho promo on the official Pokemon Center website, my heart skipped a beat.

Thankfully (or the opposite if you were hoping for more) the line-up of goods were fairly limited, with the main focus being on…

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Plush!

There were 8 plushies in total, with Eevee wearing a cute poncho of each currently existing Eeveelution: Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon.

The hoodies can be lowered if you want, although it’s a little tricky to get Eevee’s ears back up into the hoodie ear spaces, so keep that in mind.

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There were also 8 matching smaller sized mascot plush for each normal sized plush.

I’m not sure if these hoods can also be lowered, but I would assume it would be a little more tricky just because of the size.

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There was also a couple non-plush items (shocking!) including clearfiles (one for each Eeveelution hoodie) and a set of blind packaged tins. There were 9 possible designs, with the 9th being a secret design (spoilers: it’s a design that has all of the Eeveelution ponchos).

There was also 8 different sets of card sleeves, with each pack containing 64 sleeves.

Advertised separately but still a part of the Eevee Poncho series was this super cute Eevee Poncho gacha set, which came out on the same day.

There were 8 possible figures in total and no secret figures.

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A good friend of mine was visiting Japan during the Eevee Poncho release and not only sent me pictures from the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center but also picked up Umbreon and Sylveon poncho plushies for me as a (birthday) gift! They’re both so cute, and the little ponchos are so soft 😍

That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~


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Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

Before we dive into today’s post, a quick reminder:

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It seems like yesterday I was posting about the Halloween promotion, and now we are zooming ahead to…

Christmas!

For the past several years, the Pokemon Center has had both a Christmas and a general Winter themed promotion that generally go on sale at roughly the same time. This year is no exception!

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There were three main Christmas plush this year: Pikachu (dressed as a Christmas tree), Rockruff, and Alolan Vulpix!

All three plush are pretty adorable (although I’m still salty the Vulpix is the same Pokemon Center pattern they keep reusing!!) Out of the three, Rockruff is definitely my favorite and also in my opinion the cutest! I love his little cape and his little hat!

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The Christmas promotion had a bunch of cute items, including an adorable mug that I don’t have a photo of but you can kind of see in the background.

Rockruff in his little hat looks especially adorable as a metal charm.

The sheet of stickers were way bigger than I was expecting.

Aside from the plush, I thought the little greeting cards and card holder (pictured third in the set of photos above) were some of the most interesting item and appropriate for the season!

The main plush for the Winter Hide-And-Seek promotion was a cute snowman Pikachu plush, featuring little leaves for cheek spots!

This plush was available both as a plush and a mascot plush.

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The sketchbook from the Hide and Seek promo is amazingly not Croquis but still adorable!

This release also featured cute greeting cards, albeit with a winter theme vs a Christmas theme.

Also not pictured: a super cute blanket with the main Hide-and-Seek illustration!

The item I was most excited for across both releases was the cookie tin from the Hide-And-Seek promo.

The tin features the main Hide-And-Seek illustration, but that’s not what I loved it at first sight. As previously mentioned, the cookies featured in this cookie tin are Polvorón. It’s a shortbread cookie bathed lightly in powdered sugar and is quite possibly the best Pokemon Center cookie.

Do I highly recommend this cookie tin? Yes. Once you try these magical cookies, you will never be able to go back to regular cookies.

That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!

Friday Pokemon Center Announcements happen tomorrow! Here’s to hoping we get more plush news for November 17th~

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween Time

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween Time

The Pokemon Halloween Time promotion actually went on sale last month, but what better time to report on it then on actual Halloween!

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There were three normal sized plushies as part of the 2017 Halloween promotion: Pikachu (dressed as a ghost), Mimikyu (dressed as a scarecrow), and Bewear (dressed as Dusclops).

All plush come with a matching die-cut tag with an illustration version of each Pokemon dressed in their costume.

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There were also four mascot sized plushies! Litten (dressed as Woobat), Rowlet (wearing a pumpkin hat), Popplio (with a pumpkin on his nose!), and Eevee (dressed as Umbreon?)

They’re all adorable!

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There were also two types of squishy rubber mascots: Ghost Pikachu and Pumpkin Mimikyu! Perfect for relieving stress and also looking cute.

My favorite item was the set of Halloween mugs! These mugs are probably smaller than you’re expecting but they’re so cute!! One cup features Ghost Pikachu and the other Scarecrow Mimikyu.

My girlfriend bought a set to share with me and it’s literally the cutest thing in the world.

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More neat items! A super cute Ghost Pikachu plush pass case and a little Ghost Pikachu hand towel designed to look like a ghost!

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More cute stuff! This is actually one pouch with one side featuring Pikachu and the opposite side featuring Mimikyu.

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Of course what is any Pokemon Center promotion without metal charms? This promo had two sets of charms, with each set including 4 designs.

There was also a logo pin (of course), cute mis-matched earrings, and a cute little Pokemon Halloween themed memo set for when you want to leave little notes for your friends or to send in the mail.

That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!

Pokemon Center Report – Ditto Transform!

Pokemon Center Report – Ditto Transform!

Before we delve into the Ditto Transform Pokemon Center Report, some words from the management!

First – as a reminder, I’ll be back in Japan mid November for about two months. During that time, I’ll be re-opening my Pokemon Center pick-ups, Banpresto pick-ups, and any other pick-ups you might desire service! I’ll be opening a Facebook to make an easier way to communicate about pick-ups I’m doing as well as merch in general. As soon as it’s created and running, I’ll advertise it here, so get excited!

I’ll also be (hopefully! fingers crossed!) finally opening a small on-line store for charms and miscellaneous. This will also be advertised once it’s open!

Finally, my birthday is coming up (October 30th woooo!) Want to show your appreciate for my blog and my art?

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Brand new additions to the very popular Ditto Transform! Pokemon Center series went on sale Saturday, October 21st.

Like previously released sets before, this most recent set featured Ditto trying to transform into 5 different Pokemon and each Pokemon had a normal size and mascot size plush version.

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The five Pokemon in this batch were Sableye, Lapras, Dragonite, Magikarp, and Omanyte.

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These plush are deceptively tiny, making the mascot plush even tinier, but I think that makes them cuter as well.

While I admit some Pokemon look weird with Ditto faces (to put it lightly) my favorites from this batch were Magikarp, Dragonite, and Omanyte.

Which plush did you love from this set? Do you prefer the normal sized plush or the mascot sized mini versions?

Thanks for reading and until next time~

Pokemon Center Report – Rokon’s Crystal Season

Pokemon Center Report – Rokon’s Crystal Season

First of all, a mini announcement!

I am currently running a giveaway over on Twitter for a set of my Halloween Pokemon charms!

To enter, simply follow my Twitter account (@zombiemiki) and RT this tweet. The deadline for entering is October 23rd (Monday) at 11:59 pm EST.

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Considering Alolan Vulpix is so popular, it was honestly only a matter of time before a Vulpix promo happened.

Rokon’s (Vulpix) Crystal Season went on sale this past Saturday (October 21st) at all Japanese Pokemon Centers and Stores, as well as the on-line Japanese Pokemon Center store.

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The main plush were bigger and fluffier versions of the Pokemon Center exclusive Alolan Vulpix and Vulpix stuffies. There were also less fluffy mascot plush size versions.

Rant warning: I was excited when the original Alolan Vulpix plush was released because I love Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix…and then I got less excited when I saw them in person. I am not a fan of the pattern they used which places a huge V line on the front of the face and the nose above the line. The high nose and the short snout make the face not as cute as it could be (in my opinion!) and also makes it really easy to get messed up faces. I remember spending quite a lot of time shifting through plush at the Pokemon Center on release day trying my best to find the best faces with straight noses.

Since then, it seems the Pokemon Center is too lazy to find a better pattern for Alolan Vulpix plush because every single Alolan Vulpix plush they release has this pattern. The Christmas Vulpix uses the pattern (although he’s standing) and these plush are different in that they’re “fuzzy” but otherwise are the same.

As someone who loves Vulpix and is a collector but is also super picky, I just can’t get excited about these plush.

With that said, the mascot plush are adorable! The faces are just the right amount of roundness, the noses are below or on the seam, they’re both smiling, and the poses are adorable.

Along with the plush, there was also a cushion featuring mini Vulpix plushies (which have the same weird problem of placing the noses above the seam so they could be cuter but it’s still soft at least)

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Half the items of the promo came in pairs, with an Alolan Vulpix version and a Kanto Vulpix version.

Some of these cute items include plush scrunchies with little ears, stained glass style keychain charms, and pens!

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Half the items were more fashion related, including a mini tote bag, various pouches, wallets, and pass cases, and an adorable flip-phone case featuring Alolan Vulpix on one side and Kanto Vulpix on the other.

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Along with the pens, the promo also had a couple stationary related items, including two versions of a notebook (one with the two Vulpix and one with a print design), the ever present A4 size clearfile, PET stickers, and decoration tape that also included adorable memo note paper.

The Vulpix Crystal Season promo also featured an adorable cookie tin. The cookies are actually white and milk chocolate coated crispy rice puffs that are super delicious! They sold them last year, also for the Winter companion promo (Snow Season) which I think is kind of cute.

That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!

Next up, Ditto Invasion~

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

I had a feeling we’d get our Christmas 2017 promotion announcement soon, and I was right! (Just off by one week, shhhh)

Pokemon Christmas 2017 will go on sale in Japan at all Pokemon Centers and Stores starting November 3rd (Friday)!

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The promo will feature three adorable Christmas themed plush: Pikachu, Rockruff, and Alolan Vulpix.

Fun fact: did you know Rockruff is called “Wuffels” in German? Seriously one of the cutest things I’ve ever heard, and almost as cute as this Wuffels plush! Look at him!

I was looking forward to a new Santa Chu to add to my collection, so it’s a little disappointing to me that this year’s Pikachu is a Christmas tree (and I’m still salty that the Pokemon Center is simply reusing the original Alolan Vulpix plush design over and over since it is not my favorite pattern and I want a new plush…) but Wuffels makes up for everything by being so adorable I think I got a bunch of cavities upon seeing his photo.

Each plush will cost 1,962 yen after tax.

Full Merch Line-Up

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Metal Charm Set – 702 yen
Logo Pin – 648 yen
Mug Cup – 1,404 yen
Stand Clip – 1,026 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen

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Dice Bag – 648 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen

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Message Card – 486 yen

As with last year, this year’s Christmas promotion will also feature a companion winter themed promotion, which will also hit Japanese Pokemon Centers and Stores on November 3rd (Friday)!

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The winter promotion, titled “Winter Hide-And-Seek” has one main plush (Pikachu Snowman) which will be available as both a plush and a mascot plush.

The plush will cost 1,620 yen after tax while the mascot plush will cost 1,080 yen after tax.

Also of note is the exclusion of the infamous Croquis sketchbook, replaced with a Pokemon Center non-brand, plus an adorable (and soft!) blanket and a (potentially) cute mug with lid although we currently don’t have pictures of it.

This promotion will also see the return of my favorite Pokemon Center cookies of all time: polvorones! For those unfamiliar, polvorone (polvorón?) is a Spanish shortbread cookie. They are a popular treat around the holidays, making this cookie especially appropriate as a winter themed cookie.

Full Merch Line-Up

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Blanket – 3,240 yen
Sketchbook – 670 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen

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Polvorone Cookies – 929 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Greeting Card – 432 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen

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Book Cover – 1,620 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Flat Pouch – 1,620 yen
Mug with Lid – 1,512 yen

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center merch announcements!

Until next time~

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Official Pokemon Center Announcement
Daisuki Club Christmas
Daisuki Club Hide-And-Seek