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).

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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.

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

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Rainbow

A tote bag and an eco bag

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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

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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!

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Detective Pikachu – The Movie Merchandise

Detective Pikachu – The Movie Merchandise

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!)

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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).

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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~

Tokyo DX Anniversary + Kyoto Center + Easter

Tokyo DX Anniversary + Kyoto Center + Easter

Hello everyone and welcome back to another exciting “Pokemon Center Report”!

Pokemon Center Tokyo DX Anniversary

First up – the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center celebrated it’s first year anniversary this past Thursday (March 14th).

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Both the Center and the adjoining Pokemon Center cafe are currently in full cherry bloom with tons of pink blossom decorations everywhere, with the highlight being an extra adorable sakura afro Pikachu.

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Along with the decorations and limited food menu over at the cafe, four Pikachu cosplay plush are currently available exclusively at the Tokyo DX Center location: Sakura Afro Pikachu, Ninja Pikachu, Sumo Pikachu, and Kabuki Pikachu.

For those curious as to the theme of the Pikachu plush: Nihonbashi (where the Center is located) was originally the downtown center of Edo-Tokyo and still retains a lot of historical significance, along with being a major commercial and business neighborhood. Consequently, the theme for the Tokyo DX Center is very Meiji-era influenced. If you like traditional Japanese imagery as well as Pokemon, definitely consider making the Tokyo DX Center one of your must stops if visiting Tokyo!

Pokemon Center Kyoto

Speaking of traditional Japanese merchandise, the Kyoto Center’s re-opening campaign started this past Saturday (March 16th)!

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The Pokemon Center in Kyoto moved to a new location and as part of the re-opening, all Centers around Japan sold Kyoto inspired merchandise, including these two Pikachu boy and girl plush dressed in traditional kimono and drinking the most Japanese drink: green tea.

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Along with the plush, the promotion also included: charms, keychains, several TCG related merchandise (card sleeves and a playmat), acrylic charms (blind packaged, of course), pouches, towels, a plethora of stationary, and other cute items!

For this release, the only merchandise exclusive to the Kyoto Center were the mascot plush versions of the two main Pikachu plush.

Pokemon Center Easter Spring

Last but not least! The Pokemon Center’s Easter promotion for 2019 went on sale this past Saturday alongside the Kyoto release.

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Similar to last year’s Easter release, the two main plush featured Pikachu and Eevee with flower crowns, although this year’s plush have significantly different patterns and the crown contents differ as well. I personally prefer last year’s designs better.

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Last year, there were only mascot plush of Pikachu and Eevee, but this year along with the two mains, we also got Plusle, Minun, and Buneary, all sporting adorable flower crowns.

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As with all promotions, there was more than just plush. The line-up included: a bunch of stationary related items, pouches, bags, towels, and the popular blind packaged acrylic charms… in Easter eggs! Because of course.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Flowers

Along with the Easter line-up, there was also an unannounced set of merchandise with a pastel flowery theme featuring both Pikachu and Eevee called Pikachu & Eevee Flowers. The designs are more subtle so if you like cute things you can use in your everyday life, as well as Pikachu and Eevee, then this was clearly made for you.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~

Life-Size Eevee Plush + Eevee Collection (Dot Sprite)

Life-Size Eevee Plush + Eevee Collection (Dot Sprite)

Hello everyone and welcome to another Pokemon Center Report!

The first two big releases for February fell on a Friday (February 1st), I guess to shake things up.

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First up: new 1:1 (life-size) Eevee plush!

There were two plush designs in total: normal pose and sitting pose (with the open smile face).

Both are cute and soft!

Pokemon Center Eevee Collection Dot Sprite

Along with the two Eevee plush, a Dot Sprite style promotion, called “Eevee Collection”, also came out February 1st!

The promo included a variety of items based on dot sprite versions of Eevee and the Eeveelutions.

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Each Eeveelution had their own die-cut cushion and matching die-cut mascot plush and rubber pin.

Pokemon Center Eevee Collection Dot Sprite Watches

The unique addition to the merch list was a collection of watches – one for each Eeveelution!

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Other neat things from the promo included: a set of cute band-aids, sticky notes, a notepad, and (not pictured) phone cases, a hoodie, t-shirts in two designs, decoration tape, plus a set of earrings with one of each Eeveelution!

Pokemon Center Eevee Collection Dot Sprite Socks

And of course, not forgetting the socks!

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report~

Until next time!

Pikachu Apparel + The Scream Phone Cases + Eeveelution Bag Charms

Pikachu Apparel + The Scream Phone Cases + Eeveelution Bag Charms

Hello everyone!

This past weekend at the Pokemon Center was pretty lackluster, but a couple new things came out.

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There was a very small collection of clothing and related items, mainly featuring Pikachu, and aimed at parents with kids.

Each clothing item (t-shirt, hoodie, and jacket) had an adult version and a smaller but matching child version.

Due to some sort of manufacturing error, the jacket release was delayed. At this point, we don’t yet know when the new release date will be, but as soon as anyone knows, that information will be posted.

Pokemon Center Houndstooth Pikachu Pouch

Along with the apparel, there were also two types of pouches and four tote-bags.

Half the items had this weird houndstooth style pattern, which I realized upon closer inspection is actually made of Pikachu silhouettes. I’m still not a fan, but I guess it’s less random now that I know.

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Although only three tote-bags are pictured here, there was actually four – one was the Pikachu houndstooth pattern but smaller sized.

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There were also two sets of clothing patches, one with Pikachu and a Pokeball and one with two Pikachu faces.

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Not really new but still interesting, the Tokyo DX Center started stocking phone cases and a couple other items from the Edvard Munch art exhibit that happened at the end of 2018.

Phone cases are available with: Pikachu, Eevee, Mimikyu, Psyduck, and Rowlet.

Pokemon Center Q-Pot Eeveelution Bag Charm

Last but not least! Samples of the up-coming Q-Pot x Pokemon part 2 Eeveelution cupcake bag charms are currently in display at Pokemon Centers in Japan.

Similar to part 1, these charms are cute and food related! But please don’t eat them.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.

Until next time~