Here I am, right on time!
Today’s announcements were sparse for merch, but hope is not lost as Pokemon threw us a small bone.
Varsity Pikachu goods! The theme is based on a sort of Japanese “vintage” view of American universities, and the merchandise has a semi scholary feel to it, with a bunch of notebooks, folders, pens, and of course, the Pikachu varsity jacket. Not only can you buy a little Pikachu plush wearing one, but you can buy a human sized version of the jacket and match!
The Varsity Pikachu promotion comes out December 10th at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan.
For fun, here is a small announcement from last week. These necklaces are a collaboration between Pokemon and 5108. The 5108 name is pronounced “kotoba“, meaning “word” or “phrase” in Japanese. This is not a coincidence as the company specializes in necklaces with charms that are words or phrases, in English, Japanese, and French (among other languages). These necklaces of course will have a Pokemon flair to them. (Check out the 5108 official website for more examples of their work!)
The Pokemon collaboration necklaces will go on sale starting December 3rd at all Pokemon Stores and Centers in Japan. Each necklace costs 4,104 yen.
There are 22 necklaces as part of this set, so instead of listing all of them, here are a couple of my personal favorites.
Share this necklace with a person you like a lot.
And my number one; give this as a gift to someone you know who sleeps all the time (like me).
(Continue reading for more information on the Varsity Pikachu promotions)
Varsity Pikachu Full Line-Up
Varsity Jacket Pikachu Plush (Male/Female)
Varsity Jacket (Red/Blue)
Varsity Pikachu Hoodie
Mechanical Pencil (Yellow/Red)
Ball Point Pen (Yellow/Red)
Flat Binder (Yellow/Beige)
Pennant Style Labels
Square Memo Pad
B6 Ringed Notebook