This week there was basically no announcements but…
For all the Furret fans out there, this is either great or horrible news.
The Pokemon Center will be selling a life-size Furret plush exclusively through the on-line store.
This plush is life-size – it’s 180 cm from head to tail, and costs 30,240 yen including tax.
Pre-orders will run from February 23rd (Saturday) at 10 am until March 24th (Sunday) at 11:59 pm. Plush will start shipping out around mid July 2019.
If ordering, please keep in mind that the plush with the box will most likely be too large for EMS so shipping prices will be most likely higher than you’re anticipating.
March’s Pokemon Card Day will fall on March 1st (Friday).
This month’s new booster pack is called “Double Blaze” and features Reshiram and Charizard on the main illustration.
Each pack will cost 162 yen and contains 5 random cards.
Other stuff coming out on March 1st:
Pokemon Center Exclusive Card Sleeves (Double Blaze | Whimsicott) – 777 yen each
Pikachu Themed Card Carrying Case – 1,188 yen
Deck Case – 390 yen
Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Coming out March 15th (Friday)
Family Pokemon Card Game
Cost: 2,138 yen
Contents: Deck of 60 Cards x 3
Coin x 1 / Damage Counters x 45 / Poison & Burn Markers x 1 each / GX Marker x 2 / Sheet x 1 / Card Band x 3
Play Mat x 1 / Battle Guide x 2 Books / Beginner’s Guide x 1 / Card Box x 1
Double Blaze Pokemon Center Exclusive Set
Release Date: March 1st (Friday)
Cost: 10,800 yen
Contents: Double Blaze Booster Packs x 2 Boxes / Card Sleeves x 1 Set (64 Sleeves)
Deck Case x 1 / Card Box x 1
That wraps up this week’s merchandise announcements!
(Hopefully next week will be less dead…)
Until next time~
Life-Size Furret Plush
March Pokemon TCG
The Pokemon Center pulled through this Friday with a couple exciting merchandise announcements.
Ditto Transform returns to Pokemon Centers across Japan February 23rd (Saturday).
The release will feature plush and mascot plush versions of five Pokemon: Sylveon, Vanillite, Trubbish, Mareep, and Furret.
Plush will cost 1,296 yen each and mascot plush will cost 864 yen each (including tax).
There will also be a matching gacha set featuring the same five Pokemon. One play will be 300 yen.
A small apparel based promo, mainly featuring Pikachu, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers across Japan February 16th (Saturday).
This promo is billed as selling matching clothing items for adults and kids (so presumably parents and their children).
T-Shirt (Adult | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,996 yen each
T-Shirt (Child) – 2,916 yen
Bomber Jacket (Adult | Free Size) – 9,612 yen
Bomber Jacket (Child) – 8,100 yen
Hoodie (Adult | Pikachu Free Size) – 7,020 yen
Hoodie (Child | Pikachu) – 4,860 yen
Hoodie (Adult | Eevee Free Size) – 7,020 yen
Hoodie (Child | Eevee) – 4,860 yen)
Tote-Bag (Patch Design – White) – 3,780 yen
Tote-Bag (Patch Design – Black) – 3,780 yen
Tote-Bag (Houndstooth Design – Small) – 2,700 yen
Tote-Bag (Houndstooth Design – Large) – 3,780 yen
Pouch – 1,944 yen
Flat Pouch – 2,700 yen
Patch Set (Pikachu & Pokeball) – 864 yen
Patch Set (Pikachu Face) – 864 yen
The official Pokemon Center Cafe in Nihonbashi will be offering a bunch of new seasonal exclusive menu items from March 14th (Thursday) until April 26th (Friday), as part of their one year anniversary.
Bulbasaur Vegetable Burger – 1,490 yen
Charizard’s Roast Beef Volcano Plate – 1,598 yen
Sakura Afro Pikachu’s Marshmallow Cake – 1,706 yen
Squirtle’s Super Bubbly Parfait – 1,274 yen
Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink – 1,058 yen
Ice Cream Float (Articuno | Zapdos | Moltres) – 864 yen each
More information on campaigns and new coaster designs will be coming soon.
Last but not least – the Kyoto Pokemon Center will be moving to a new location, and as usual there will be various campaigns and a nation wide promotion to celebrate.
The Kyoto Center will open in it’s new location March 16th (Saturday), which is also when the nationwide Kyoto Pokemon Center promotion will start.
Starting March 16th (Saturday) until April 7th (or while supplies last), all Pokemon Center customers will receive 1 free clear art card featuring the Pikachu & Celebi under the cherry blossoms artwork in the main Kyoto Center renewal banner.
Also starting March 16th, Pokemon Center customers will receive their merchandise in limited shoppers featuring the Kyoto Center renewal promotional artwork.
From March 16th, all customers who purchase something at any Pokemon Center in Japan will receive an exclusive Kyoto Center promotional TCG card.
Note that, unlike past campaigns, customers do not need to purchase card packs to get this card, and there is no price limit.
Exclusive to the Kyoto Pokemon Center, customers will receive 1 special Pikachu & Cherry Blossoms charm for every 5,000 yen spent.
Adding to the festivities, special costumed Pikachus will be visiting all the Pokemon Centers around Japan between March 16th and April 7th. Note that the female kimono Pikachu will only appear at the Kyoto Center.
More information on what merchandise will be included with the Kyoto Center promotion will be available on the 22nd, but in the meantime, here is a sneak preview!
Pikachu Plush – 2,592 yen each
Pikachu Mascot Plush [Kyoto Exclusive] – 1,620 yen each
Pikachu Metal Charm Set – 540 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen
Pokemon TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Pokemon TCG Double Deck Case – 3,240 yen
Until next time~
Ditto Transform Volume 8
Pokemon Center Pikachu Apparel
Pokemon Cafe 1st Year Anniversary
Kyoto Pokemon Center Renewal
Hello everyone and welcome back to the Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview!
Unfortunately, as with the Pokemon Center, February is a slow month for Banpresto as well so not much to report.
Starting off with the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line~
Two extra large Charmander plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 14th (Thursday).
There are two designs (smiling and winking), with each plush measuring about 35 cm tall.
An extra large Ampharos plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 19th (Tuesday).
Ampharos measures about 38 cm tall.
From the Kutsurogi Time series, two large plush (Pikachu and Squirtle) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 7th (Thursday).
Each plush measures roughly 26 cm.
From Korotto Manmaru, the Colorful series continues into February with “yellow” featuring Abra, Pichu, and Jolteon.
Each plush measures roughly 23 cm tall.
These plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 14th (Thursday).
There will also be two releases from the new Banpresto series “Pokemon Life With Eevee”.
Two face cushions, each measuring about 35 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 14th (Thursday).
The two designs are smiling and winking Eevee.
Two large Eevee plush, each measuring about 23 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 26th (Tuesday).
That wraps up the list of Banpresto prizes for February!
Until next month~
With February starting, a quick reminder that there are several ways to help support the blog if you feel inclined to do so!
The Mikitzune Store
Get cute stickers and sticker packs here! All stickers are Zombie Miki originals.
I revised the reward tiers to add more art rewards, and of course monthly postcards are still available!
I design new illustrations for each month and include a hand written note on each postcard~
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Now that I’m back in the States, I’ll be working on creating original designs on a more regular basis (hopefully something to look forward to!)
I also updated my art commission page (which you can find here) with items, prices, and examples of my past work. Check it out and if there’s something I can help draw for you, I’d be happy to!
Welcome to February Is A Slow Month.
This week, we really didn’t get anything… so let’s dive right into that!
Kamio Japan has been releasing stationary related items featuring pastel Pikachu designs for over a year now.
For the first time, they are introducing Eevee into the mix!
Like the previously released items, this set will be sold at all Pokemon Centers across Japan along with character stores, stationary stores, some Loft stores, Tokyu Hands, and Ito Yokado.
The line-up includes:
Mini Box Pen Case (2 Designs) – 1,598 yen each
Die-Cut Index Clearfile (2 Designs) – 486 yen each
B5 Notebook (2 Designs) – 237 yen each
A6 Ring Notebook (2 Designs) – 626 yen each
Sticker Sheet – 216 yen
Stationary Set (2 Designs) – 486 yen each
Mechanical Pencil (2 Designs) – 378 yen each
Ball Pen (2 Designs) – 378 yen each
Sticky Notes (2 Designs) – 410 yen each
Pokemon collaboration apparel will be available exclusively through the famous on-line clothing and accessory store ZozoTown.
Pokemon T-Shirt (Men / Ladies) – 7,452 yen each
Pokemon T-Shirt (Kids) – 3,780 yen
Charizard T-Shirt (Men / Ladies) – 10,800 each
Pikachu/Jigglypuff Knit (Men / Ladies) – 18,360 yen each
Pikachu/Jigglypuff Mini Knit (Kids) – 9,720 yen
Pokemon Denim (Men / Ladies) – 16,200 yen each
Pikachu Sneakers – 27,000 yen
iPhone Case – 4,860 yen
Eevee Pocket T-Shirt (Men / Ladies) – 7,452 yen each
Pikachu + Pokeball T-Shirt (Men / Ladies) – 4,860 yen each
Pikachu + Pokeball T-Shirt (Kids) – 3,780 yen
Pikachu Silhouette T-Shirt (Men / Ladies) – 4,860 yen each
Pikachu Silhouette T-Shirt (Kids) – 3,780 yen
Snorlax Shirt (Unisex) – 12,960 yen
Snorlax Shirt (Ladies) – 11,880 yen
Pikachu Shirt (Unisex) – 12,960 yen
Pikachu Shirt (Ladies) – 11,880 yen
Pokeball Shirt (Unisex) – 12,960 yen
Pokeball Shirt (Ladies) – 11,880 yen
Hat – 4,968 yen
Tote-Bag – 2,970 yen
iPhone Case – 2,970 yen
Long Shirt – 4,968 yen
Tote-Bag – 3,132 yen
Hat – 4,212 yen
T-Shirt – 4,212 yen
Hoodie – 7,452 yen
Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Men / Ladies) – 9,936 yen each
Fanny Pack – 6,912 yen
Hat – 7,344 yen
Pokeball Sweatshirt – 6,480 yen
Long Sleeve Pokemon Face Shirt (Kids) – 3,240 yen
Pokemon Face Rug – 5,832 yen
That wraps up this week’s very exciting Pokemon merchandise announcements!
Until next time~
Mofu Mofu Eevee
Pokemon x ZozoTown
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Collection
[Pokemon Center] 1:1 Eevee Plush (Normal / Sitting)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Q-Pot x Pokemon Collaboration Part 2 (Eeveelution Cupcake Bag Charms) – Pre-order start
[TCG] “Full Metal Wall” Booster Pack (SM9b)
[TCG] Meltan Card Sleeves
[TCG] Meltan Deck Case
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Pikachu / Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee – Large Face Cushions (Smiling / Winking)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Big Plush (Abra, Pichu, Jolteon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Charmander (Smiling / Winking)
[Takara Tomy] Snorlax Mocchi-Mocchi Plush + Mascot Plush
[Pokemon Center] Adult & Kid Matching Apparel Promo
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Ampharos
[Bandai] Pokemon Get Collection – Ultra Guardians (Snorlax, Pikachu, Lana’s Eevee, Stoutland, Shaymin, Lunala, Solgaleo, Metang, Charizard, Garchomp)
[Furuta] Pokemon Chocolate Eggs Sun & Moon Volume 2 (Togedemaru, Komala, Poipole, Eevee, Dusk Lycanroc, Pikachu, Dex Rotom, Dartrix, Torracat, Brionne, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Marowak, Bewear, Charjabug, Jigglypuff, Snorlax, Psyduck, Pyukumuku, Secret)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Plush (Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Flat Pouch (Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Volume 8 (Sylveon, Furret, Trubbish, Vanillite, Mareep)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Gacha Set (Sylveon, Furret, Trubbish, Vanillite, Mareep)
[Pokemon Center] Ultra Beast Ultra Graphix Apparel
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Life-size Furret plush pre-orders start
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee – Large Plush (Normal / Sitting)
[Bandai] Qoo-Nuts Pokemon Volume 2 (Pikachu, Eevee, Togepi, Psyduck, Clefairy, Torchic)
End of February
[Collaboration] Original Stitch x Pokemon : 151 Button-Up Custom Order Shirts
This week’s announcements were… lackluster. But I guess not every week can be Christmas.
Q-Pot x Pokemon returns with Eeveelution themed cupcake bag charms!
Unlike the original release, these charms will only be available via pre-order from the Pokemon Center On-Line Store. The pre-order period will run from February 1st (Friday) 10 am until February 28th (Thursday) 11:59 pm. Charms will start shipping out beginning of May.
Each charm will cost 11,880 yen including tax and comes with a cute Eeveelution and sweets themed box and matching paper bag. Charms are limited 1 per design per person.
K-Treasure is starting a new custom order jewelry service.
Referred to as “Free Writing Pendants”, customers will be able to choose the font, what it says (up to 8 characters – alphabet, numbers, plus the heart character and infinity character), a Pokemon charm (called a “mark” on the website) from 19 available choices, and the material (yellow gold, pink gold, or white gold).
Necklaces are 29,800 yen each including tax and ship out within 4-5 weeks from ordering.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Stay tuned as I play catch up with the last two weekends of Pokemon Center Reports~
Q-Pot x Pokemon Collaboration Volume 2
U-Treasure Custom Pokemon Necklace