Pokemon Surf [Pokemon Report]

Pokemon Surf, unsurprisingly a Pokemon Center promotion all about Pokemon surfing, was released at Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan July 20th (Saturday).

Surf Mascot

The four main Pokemon featured in this release were Pikachu, Marshtomp, Slowpoke, and Oshawott.

(I’m honestly surprised they didn’t include Piplup, but maybe even the merchandising team felt Piplup needed a break.)

Surf Charms

The star Pokemon were made into surfing mascot plush, metal charms (minus Oshawott)

Surfboard charms

And die-cut stickers (along with Raichu who super loves surfing)!

Surf Stickers

There were also cute surfboard charms because why not

Phone Cases

An item of note is the iPhone shell case which sort of looks like wood.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report! Stay cool and don’t forget the sunscreen when you go out.


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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.

World Market Pouch

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!

World Market Stuff

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

Wallet World Market

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~


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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!

Delicious Water Mascot Plush

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.

Japanese Style June

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,

Chokkori-San June

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!

Eeveelution Pass Case

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 ❤

Ditto Charm Sets

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!

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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~

Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 1

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!)

Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 2

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.

Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 3

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.

Pokemon Fit Plush Gold Silver 4

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?


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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).

Rainbow 1

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.

Rainbow 2

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

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Rainbow

A tote bag and an eco bag

Rainbow 3

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

Rainbow Four

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

Welcome to May, everyone!

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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.

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!)