I predicted this week would be boring and I was unfortunately correct.
But we did get a couple announcements.
Although not news, the official Pokemon Center website finally announced the Poke-Maniac plush coming out June 30th (Saturday). Also confirmed that the plush are the only items in this release.
There are four plush in the set: Charizard, Tyranitar, Hydreigon, and Poke-Maniac costume. Each plush costs 2,484 yen after tax.
Pre-orders through Japanstuffs.com
The next booster set, “Thunder Spark” (SM7a), featuring the first official Zeraora card, will go on sale July 6th (Friday).
Each pack will cost 162 yen and contains 5 random cards.
Starting July 6th, f you purchase 1 box of “Thunder Spark” cards (30 packs) from a certified Pokemon Gym store, you will get one of these nifty Zekrom GX cards. 1 card per 30 packs and while supplies last.
Last but not least, Showa Note has produced a collaboration series with the Pokemon Center. The line-up features every day items, including pouches, bags, wallets, and other related items.
All the items are made of PU leather and are available in four designs, with each design featuring one of four playing card themed Pikachu designs.
Pen Case – 1,620 yen each
Pen Pouch – 1,836 yen each
ID Card Case – 1,728 yen each
Pass Case – 1,512 yen each
Book Cover – 1,512 yen each
Accessory Pouch – 2,376 yen each
Glasses Case – 1,944 yen each
Shoulder Bag – 3,024 yen each
The main release for this weekend is the June Bride themed Precious Wedding promotion.
Pre-order through Japanstuffs.com
Until next time~
Pokemon TCG: Thunder Spark
Showa Note Pokemon Center Collaboration
I wasn’t sure what to expect for tonight’s Pokemon announcements, so I was pleasantly surprised with the up-coming promotions that were announced.
The official Pokemon Center Cafe will be offering a special summer themed menu from July 13th until September 2nd.
Along with the special food menu, the cafe is changing their drink coasters to Pikachu, Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, and a secret surprise design. Customers who visit the cafe get 1 random coaster for every drink ordered.
Along with the cafe menu, the Pokemon Center will have a food themed promotion, called Pokemon Tropical Sweets, coming out July 7th (Saturday).
Icing Cookie (Pikachu | Eevee) – 594 yen each
Icing Cookie Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Eevee | Snorlax | Alola Vulpix) – 864 yen each
Pikachu Donut Mascot Plush – 1,620 yen
Figure Collection (blind packaged) – 648 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Mini Pouch – 1,512 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen
Multi Smart Phone Case – 3,456 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
B6 Ringed Notebook – 648 yen
Memo Set w/ Box – 972 yen
Deco Tape Set – 864 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Paper Plate – 594 yen
Paper Cup – 432 yen
Drink Holder – 1,296 yen
Glass Mug w/ Lid – 1,512 yen
Stainless Bottle – 2,700 yen
Pass Case – 1,728 yen
Assorted Stickers – 648 yen
Stickers – 648 yen
Picks – 540 yen
Leisure Sheet – 1,512 yen
Black Board – 1,620 yen
A spooky summer themed promotion will go on sale at the Pokemon Center in Japan starting June 23rd (Saturday).
The promotion, called “Hyaku Poke Yako” translates to 100 Pokemon Night Parade and is reference to the “Hyakki Yako” which is a Japanese legend about 100 Japanese yokai parading through the streets at night during summer. The night parade is a popular image in Japanese art.
Plush (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix | Greninja | Froslass) – 2,376 yen each
Can Badge Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja Set) – 864 yen each
Wood Strap Collection (Blind Packaged | 6 Designs) – 540 yen each
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
(Not Pictured) TCG Card Sleeves (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 777 yen each
Pin Collection (Gacha | Random) – 300 yen per play
Small Plate (Vulpix | Greninja | Froslass | Mawile) – 1,080 yen each
(Not Pictured) Chopstick Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja & Golisopod Set) – 1,080 yen each
Chopstick Holder Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja & Golisopod Set) – 1,296 yen each
Hand Towel – 1,404 yen
Cushion – 2,160 yen
Japanese Paper Stickers – 540 yen
Mini Poster – 432 yen
Post Card Set – 260 yen
Tote-Bag – 2,160 yen
Noren Curtain (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 3,780 yen each
T-Shirt (Night Parade | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
T-Shirt (Pokemon Crest | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
Short Wide Umbrella – 3,456 yen
Folding Fan (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 2,376 yen each
Tea Cup (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 1,296 yen
Gold Leaf Sticker Set – 972 yen
Dice Bag – 1,296 yen
Sacoche – 2,196 yen
The following items will be released July 13th (Friday).
Mini Figure Collection (7 Designs | Blind Packaged) – 864 yen each
Senbei – 1,026 yen
Wind Chime (Chimecho | Bronzong) – 1,620 yen each
The Japanese style Pokemon Oedo series returns June 30th (Saturday) with three new items. As usual, these items will be available at the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center and the On-Line Center only.
Senbei – 702 yen
Coin Pouch (Poliwhirl) – 4,860 yen
Coin Pouch (Pikachu) – 4,212 yen
Last but not least! Pokemon vending machines will start appearing in select locations.
These vending machines, referred to as “Pokemon Stands” will offer Pokemon Center exclusive merchandise outside of Pokemon Centers and Stores. These Pokemon Stands will also count as “Poke-Stops” for Pokemon Go.
For now, the locations will be: Haneda Airport, Aqua City Odaiba, Ebina Service Area, and Ashigara Service Area. The Haneda Airport’s Pokemon Stand will also offer Haneda exclusive Pikachu Pilot and Flight Attendant plush for sale.
Everything listed here and more | available at Japanstuffs.com~
Pokemon Tropical Sweets
Hyaku Poke Yako
Pokemon Oedo Part 4
We got two exciting announcements tonight.
June is the perfect month for getting married (apparently!) and no where takes this more seriously than Japan. June is all about the wedding themed merchandise, and this year we have a mini Pokemon Center promotion.
Along with an adorable plush pair (which comes with an original box) and matching mascot plush pair, there is a set of wedding glasses, an adorable photo frame, and what would a wedding be without engagement and wedding rings?
All items from this mini promo will either go on sale or start accepting pre-orders June 16th (Saturday). The pre-order items will only be available through the Pokemon Center’s on-line store.
Pikachu Plush Pair – 6,480 yen
Pikachu Mascot Plush Pair – 2,484 yen
Ring Pillow – 3,024 yen
Photo Frame – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Pair Charms – 1,620 yen
Set of Glasses – 3,240 yen
Wedding Money Envelope (Blue / Pink) – 756 yen each
Engagement Ring (Gold / Platinum) – 324,000 yen each
Wedding Ring – 216,000 yen
(Rings come with a free Pokeball ring case)
Memorial Photo Frame w/ Names – 12,960 yen
On the heels of the exciting new Pokemon game information that came out Thursday, merchandise from the Pokemon Quest game will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers in Japan on June 2nd (Saturday) which from the posting of this entry is tomorrow!
If you love blocky Pikachu, then this promotion was made for you.
Pikachu Plush – 3,024 yen
Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, Electrode, Magikarp, Slowpoke) – 1,188 yen each
Pikachu T-Shirt (Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
Pikachu T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
New Era 59Fifty Cap (7 3/8, 7 1/2) – 6,696 yen each
Soft Shell iPhone Case (8/7/6s/6) – 2,030 yen each
Soft Shell iPhone Case (X) – 2,160 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 496 yen
Rootote Pikachu Bag – 7,344 yen
Rootote Pikachu Shoulder Bag – 3,780 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Everything listed here and more | available at Japanstuffs.com~
[TCG] Cracked Sky’s Charisma Booster Pack (SM7)
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Rayquaza, Steven, Latios/Latias)
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Pokemon Center Plush (Standing, Running, Sleeping)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Part 2
[Pokemon Center] New Era T-shirts & Hats
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Quest
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Marine Style Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Summer Style Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Pokemon Sun & Moon – Pikachu Backpack
[Pokemon Center] Life-Size Jirachi Plush
[Pokemon Championships] June 9-10 – exclusive Pokemon Japanese Championship merch
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper (Pikachu, Eevee, Tangela, Growlithe, Caterpie, Slowpoke, Swinub, Mareep)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Cooler Bag (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Lugia)
Third week of June
[Sega Prize] Pocket Watch (Charizard, Pikachu, Pokeballs)
[Pokemon Center] Precious Wedding
[Moncolle Figures] Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix, Pikachu
[Takara Tomy Plush] Zeraora
[Takara Tomy] MonColle Catcher + 12 Magikarp figures
[Bandai] Motion Figures Part 2 (Dawn Necrozma, Dusk Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection EX Alola (Pikachu & Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mimikyu, Alola Vulpix, Bewear)
Fourth week of June
[Sega Prize] Premium die-cut Eeveelution bath towel
[Sega Prize] Inflatable pool
[Bandai] Pokemon Rubber Mascot Part 8 (Pikachu, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Gardevoir, Milotic, Chimecho)
[Bandai] Pokemon Sun & Moon Mini Clearfile Part 2 (8 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Nurse Joy, Chansey, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Plush (Eevee, Lugia, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Thermos & Glass Set
[Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)
[San-ei] All-Star Plush Collection (Growlithe, Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Azumarill, Petilil, Swirlix, Pachirisu, Teddiursa, Magikarp, Dratini, Gulpin)
[San-ei] Flat Plush Pouch (Mimikyu, Caterpie, Eevee, Wobbuffet, Pikachu, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Center] Poke-Maniac Pikachu Cosplay Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Oedo Part 4
[MonColle Figures] Zeraora, Pikachu & Eevee Set
[Kiri-e Series] Espeon, Umbreon, Eevee, Pikachu, Gyarados
[Bandai] Attack Pose Promotion Figures Part 2 (Dusk Necrozma, Dawn Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Nanoblock] Chansey, Magikarp
This week’s announcements were fairly low key but we did get one exciting piece of news!
Based on the Poke-Maniac character from the Pokemon game series, a Poke-Maniac campaign will take place in Japan between June 2nd and July 8th.
During this time, staff and Pikachus dressed as the Poke-Maniac character will make appearances at Pokemon Centers around Japan. There will also be photo spots set up where you can take pictures with dress-up items. If you show this picture to staff at the Center, they’ll give you a free sticker (while supplies last)
Along with the campaign, four Pikachu cosplay plush will go on sale at Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on June 30th (Saturday).
The four Pikachu are dressed as: Poke-Maniac, Hydreigon, Tyranitar, and Charizard. Each plush will cost 2,484 yen after tax.
(Pre-orders for these four plush are up over at japanstuffs.com)
A neon themed series of clothing items and pass cases will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on June 2nd (Saturday).
Full Merch Line-Up
NEW ERA® Youth 9FIFTY®Cap (Pikachu, Charizard, Gengar, Rowlet) – 4,104 yen each
Kids Size T-shirts (Pikachu, Charizard, Gengar, Rowlet) – 2,700 yen each
Adult Size T-Shirts (Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Mimikyu) – 3,230 yen each
Pass Case (Pikachu, Charizard, Gengar, Rowlet) – 1,296 yen each
Knapsack – 3,780 yen
3-Way Pouch – 2,700 yen
Wallet – 1,944 yen
Pokemon Oedo returns with a part 3 to the Pokemon Center On-Line store and the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center. This series features more traditional Japanese style items, with a Pokemon twist.
The main highlight of this most recent release is the yukata pictured here. With a price-tag of 46,440 yen after tax, this is not your typical corner store yukata, however, one would hope the quality would match the cost. It will be available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.
Along with the yukata, this release will also include…
Hand Towel (Kanto Starters / Pikachu) – 2,052 yen each
Round Fan – 2,376 yen
Folding Fan – 4,104 yen
These four items will go on sale May 26th (Saturday).
The Pokemon Japan Championships for 2018 will take place June 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday). Attendants will be able to purchase Pokemon goods that will be sold exclusively at the event site on June 9th.
T-Shirt (Medium / Large / XL) – 3,300 yen each
Shoulder Towel – 1,100 yen
Dice Bag – 650 yen
TCG Card Sleeves – 777 yen
Last but not least!
From K-Uno’s K-Treasure line of jewelry, three new Mew rings will be available to order for that special someone in your life from May 25th (Friday).
Mew Pair Ring
(Women’s Size) Platinum x Pink Gold – 100,000 yen | White Gold x Pink Gold – 90,000 yen
(Men’s Size) Platinum x Pink Gold – 112,000 yen | White Gold x Pink Gold – 105,000 yen
Mew Single Ring
Platinum x Pink Gold – 120,000 | White Gold x Pink Gold – 110,000 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon merchandise announcements.
Until next time~
Pokemon Oedo Part 3
Pokemon Japan Championships 2018
K-Treasure Mew Rings
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Friday’s announcements, so I was surprised that not only did we get a pretty neat line-up for part 2 of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary festivities, but also new Pokemon Center exclusive plush (although three are Eevee so don’t get too excited).
The second wave of merchandise will feature a completely different base illustration from the first wave. Unlike the first illustration which included Shaymin, Pikachu, and the starter Pokemon across all 7 generations, this second illustration includes Pokemon that have been featured on Pokemon Center logos, plus Shaymin and Eevee.
Personally, I’m a fan of this second illustration more than the first, and likewise, I like the items from the second wave a little more than the first.
These items will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan starting June 2nd (Saturday).
Shaymin Squishy Plush – 4,536 yen
Keyholder – 1,026 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Smartphone Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 2,030 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone X – 2,160 yen
Pen/Pencil – 648 yen each
Memo Stand – 864 yen
Mug – 1,620 yen
Set of 2 Plates – 3,240 yen
Cookie Tin – 1,296 yen
Ringed Notebook – 864 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Can Badge – 378 yen
Next up – new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!
There will be 3 Eevee plush and 1 life-size Jirachi plush coming out in the month of June.
The three Eevees (standing, running, and sleeping) will all cost 1,296 yen each and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores starting June 2nd (Saturday).
Life-size Jirachi will cost 3,024 yen and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores starting June 9th (Saturday).
A new booster set, “Broken Sky’s Charisma” (SM7) will go on sale starting June 1st (Friday).
Each pack will contain 5 random cards and will cost 162 yen after tax.
A special Pokemon Center exclusive set will also go on sale starting June 1st. As can be guessed by the name, it will be sold exclusively through Pokemon Centers.
The set contains 2 boxes of “Broken Sky’s Charisma” booster packs, 1 set of 64 original card sleeves, 1 deck case, and 1 card box.
The set will cost 10,800 yen after tax.
We get some new card sleeves, too!
Each pack contains 64 sleeves and will cost 777 yen after tax.
Last but not least! Pictures have finally surfaced for the items coming out Saturday April 19th from Pikachu’s Closet.
Raincoat Set – 4,104 yen
Argyle Set – 1,404 yen
Substitute Plush Shirt – 1,080 yen
Sailor Shirt – 1,080 yen
That wraps up today’s report! Until next time~
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Wave 2
June Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush