Today (technically yesterday at this point) marked the second half of the most recent Its’Demo x Pokemon collaboration promotion.
The release today featured bunch of new merchandise with cute Christmas themed illustrations along with 6 watches (2 types, 3 per type) that everyone has been eagerly awaiting since they were hinted at in promotional pamphlets a few weeks ago.
Before we dive into the promotion… what exactly is Its’Demo?
Its’Demo (pronounced Eetsoo-dehmoh) is a brand store aimed at women from late teens to 30s/40s designed to provide a variety of goods from clothing to cosmetics to cute novelties to candy. Its’Demo stores are generally located in malls and in or near train stations and are open late so you can shop in them after work. Its’Demo is completely separate from the Pokemon Center, and usually the Its’Demo collaboration goods are exclusive to Its’Demo locations.
If you follow my blog, you know that I’m no stranger to Its’Demo releases and the stress they cause.
Knowing that some sort of jewelry was involved and needing to try and get a couple, I was determined to not let Necklace Fiasco: The Ultimate Betrayal happen again by getting to the closest store location early and waiting until opening. As with all good plans, mine went astray when I couldn’t wake up, however it worked out because even being half an hour later than planned, I was the first person there.
When the shutters opened promptly at 10 am, there was still only a few people besides me in line, so it was already shaping up to be a much more promising experience.
Everyone waiting for watches was escorted to the back of the store upon opening where they had all the watches laid out in a box. I guess Its’Demo is finally learning about stocking things because at least at my location there was quite a lot of each type of watch.
There were two band types (a chain and a leather looking type) and three designs per band.
I thought the Vulpix design on the gold band was the prettiest but everyone seemed to love the leather band Vulpix the most. If only I wore watches, I definitely would have gotten one of the chain bands!
The watches were limited 1 per person according to the signs, but actually it was 1 per receipt. So in other words, if you wanted multiple watches, you would have to buy one then go through the queue again for the second.
Once I purchased the magical watch I went back to the front of the store where the Pokemon merch was only to see this group of three people with two baskets full of the new Santa Pikachu plush. Thankfully, once again Its’Demo seems to better understand stock as one of the staff members came out immediately after with a lot more of the plushies for everyone, which was a relief.
Santa Chu is a girl, by the way!
There was also some mascot plush, although not exactly what I was expecting!
There were three face mascot plush (Pikachu, Cyndaquil, and Charmander) and 2 little pom-pom plush (one pictured here with a Vulpix charm and one with a Pikachu charm).
They’re cute! And I love the little Cyndaquil with the eyelashes, but the Vulpix promotion had no Vulpix plush so I was expecting the Vulpix plush to appear in the second round. Nope. Maybe next time.
As with most Its’Demo promos, there was a lot of every day use goods like pouches, towels, more pouches, and stationary things like stickers, notebooks, and clearfiles!
Some items of note: the two new bow pens in black and red, the super cute heart-shaped mini mirror, and the shell phone case instead of all flip cases.
Also of note, these two adorable sets of tupperware!
Next up: cosmetics!
There was the usual foundation packs, plus skin cream and mini sized hand lotions, along with a plethora of nail polish which you can’t ship over seas since they’re classified as explosives.
Last and certainly not least… snacks!
This promo had an abundance of candies and cookies, perfect for the sweet tooth Pokemon lover in your life.
The cutest item from the snack selection was the ornament shaped candy tin (pictured first) followed by the adorable mini sized square tin.
Not forgetting the cookie cup! The cup has a bunch of cute fire Pokemon on it, including Cyndaquil, and also comes with Pokemon shaped cookies. What more could you ask for?
That wraps up the latest Pokemon Love Its’Demo collaboration release!
Until next time~