The Pokemon Center has a semi bad history of piling a bunch of releases onto one day, creating pandemonium when there doesn’t necessarily need to be any. With a lot of Pokemon Center exclusive goods now getable from multiple sources (including Amazon and their official on-line store), and coupled with buying limits that have been in place for over a year at this point (10 of each new item per person), the chaos probably won’t be as bad as it might have been in the past, but still, prayers go out to anyone challenging the Pokemon Centers on July 16th, as we have more merchandise set for release on that day!
First up, these super cute mini hoodie shaped pass cases! Like most pass cases, they have a tiny slot to conveniently hold your train pass and can be easily attached to your bag with a carabiner clip to keep you from potentially losing it.
You can use them to hold small items. Unlike most pass cases, however, you can reuse the cases to dress up your tiny plushies. Pro tip: these hoodies are a perfect fit for most (if not all) kuttari plush!
Designs for this batch of hoodie pass cases include: Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, and Substitute Plush.
Each case will sell for 2,052 yen
Straight from the official Pokemon YouTube account, this new batch of Mega Poncho Pikachu plush has been announced for release on July 23rd! This batch of 7 plush will include Poncho versions of: Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Mawile, Mega Diancie, Mega Ampharos, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Rayquaza. There is a good chance these plush will be part of a promotion, so more information coming soon!
Starting July 23rd and while supplies last, for every 5,000 yen spent at all Pokemon Centers, stores, customers will receive 1 of these Mega Poncho Pikachu fans.
A Pikachu of the World promotion will be coming out August 6th – more information coming soon!
In keeping the tradition of the summer Pikachu Invasion event hosted at Yokohama’s Minato Mirai, a bunch of Pikachu themed merchandise will be released at all Pokemon Centers and Stores across Japan on July 16th. Do you really love Pikachu? These items are definitely for you!
Pikachu Hat w/ Ears (51~55 cm, 55~59 cm) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Headband w/ Ears (Kids Size) – 1,201 yen
Pikachu Knapsack w/ Ears (Kids Size) – 4,536 yen
Shopping Bag w/ Fastener – 1,058 yen
Pikachu Face Print T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Face Print T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Facel Print T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Carabiner Clip – 702 yen
Pikachu Face Rubber Wristband – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
Pikachu Flip Flops (Kids Size: 19 cm / M Size: 24 cm / L Size: 26 cm) – 1,620 yen
Pikachu Tail Mascot Plush – 648 yen
Pikachu Tail Mascot Plush (Female Version) – 648 yen
Dress T-Shirt – 3,780 yen
Namco Game Centers across Japan will have a special summer themed Pokemon Get! campaign starting July 1st and ending August 1st (or while supplies last).
Get a chance to challenge the Pokemon Raffle for every 500 yen spent on Pokemon UFO catchers and if you’re lucky you might win an original Namco Pokemon prize!
Namco Original Towel Hoodies: 2 types
Namco Original Beach Balls: 2 types
Pokemon Instant Noodles are temporarily changing their design to help promote the up-coming 2016 summer Pokemon movie (Volcanion and the Mechanical Magearna) and along with the redesign, a special present campaign will run from June 27th until October 31st. In order to enter, collect 2 proof of purchase stamps from either Pokemon Soy Sauce or Sea Food flavored instant ramen packages and send them to the Pokemon Noodle company via postcard. Although you can only have 2 stamps per postcard, multiple entries from the same person are permitted.
There will be 1,000 winners selected randomly, and these winners will receive a cute ramen/rice bowl set, including a soup spoon and chopsticks.
Until next time!
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Pikachu Invasion 2016
Namco Summer Kuji 2016
Pokemon Noodle Campaign
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