We are back with another Pokemon Center Report focused on a release from Saturday, October 7th.
This release, which I affectionately refer to as the Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics Promo, featured a bunch of items that were basically cosmetics related. Lots of make-up, plus band-aids (if you hurt yourself while applying make-up) and a pouch (to hold your make-up).
Every item in the line-up had a Pikachu version and an Umbreon & Espeon version, which I thought was pretty neat.
There were two main designs for the Pikachu side: one with Pikachu lying down and looking sassy and the other with sleeping Pikachu.
Both designs are adorable, in my opinion.
My two favorite items from the promotion are pictured here.
1) Gift Set
This small packaged set, available in both Pikachu and Umbreon, comes with a small travel sized hand container of hand lotion and a hand towel.
Hand towels are one of the best ways to get a version of the main promo art work while also having an item that’s useful in every day life, and I love hand lotion!
2) Memo Pad Set
A little off to the side is the heart-shaped memo pad set. The heart shaped case holds equally adorable heart shaped pieces of paper that you can write little notes on and give to your friends (or enemies if that’s how you roll)
More items, this time from the Umbreon & Espeon side!
Another of my favorite items from the line-up: the band-aids! Each set of band-aids comes with five different designs, so you can heal your scratches and stay fashionable and cute at the same time.
As a side note, all of the cosmetics items (lip cream, hand cream, lip gloss, etc) are rose scented.
The promotion also featured four different face masks shaped like Pikachu, Mimikyu, Pyukumuku, and Alola Vulpix!
These sheet masks are pretty popular currently and are used to help moisturize your face.
Each pack comes with 1 face sheet, which is infused with some sort of skin moisturizing serum.
To use: wash your face first. Remove the face sheet from the package (be careful as the mask can drip a little). Line up the eye, nose, and mouth holes with your eyes, nose, and mouth and place it carefully on your face. Leave the mask on for about 15-30 minutes and then remove to reveal beautiful and soft skin!
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!
Stay tuned for Eevees: The Pocho-ing~
A bunch of new stuff hit Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on Saturday, October 7th.
This post will cover the latest Pokemon Center exclusive plush and Pokedolls.
First up, one of the top favorite line of Pokemon Center merch… Pokedolls!
This latest batch of dolls featured all four Oricorio forms: Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, and Sensu.
All four are adorable and round and soft.
As part of the Pokemon Center exclusive line of plush, we got two 1:1 size plush!
Usually when we think 1:1 we think big, wow, impressive! In this case, they’re about the same size if not smaller than the usual line of Pokedolls.
1:1 size Cutiefly and Joltik might not be the most impressive in terms of size, but they’re maybe the most adorable!
Speaking of adorable, Sentret and Furret also made an appearance in plush forms!
Sentret is showing off his little muscles. Meanwhile, Furret is very long.
Last but not least, we have our two buddy water type Pokemon: Marill and Wooper!
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report! Stay tuned for Eevee Poncho Extravaganza and Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics~
Until next time!
Happy Friday the 13th everyone~
I was really hoping we would get news this Friday on the yearly Pokemon Christmas promotion as the Christmas promos always come out in November and it’s now almost mid October. First, the Pokemon site decided to update two hours late and then only gave us one news release related to merch. Maybe next week!
In the mean time…
Not really a surprise if you keep up with the Pokemon Fan magazine, but the Ditto Transform series will continue from October 21st through to the following weekend with more Ditto related items coming out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan October 28th (Saturday – also two days before my birthday!)
This release will feature a bunch of Ditto related items that you can use throughout your day, including bags, pouches, a hoodie, and other neat things.
Just The Right Size Squishy Ditto Plush – 4,104 yen
Ditto Cookies – 1,054 yen
Ditto Plush Hat – 1,944 yen
Ditto Plush Slippers – 2,160 yen
Ditto Coin Purse – 1,080 yen
Ditto Plush Pass Case – 1,296 yen
Ditto Thermos – 2,700 yen
Ditto Hoodie (Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen
Ditto Tea Cup – 1,620 yen
Ditto Drinking Glass – 1,080 yen
Ditto Cushion – 2,700 yen
Ditto Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Ditto Tote Bag – 3,240 yen
Ditto Knapsack – 2,592 yen
Ditto Squishy Mascot – 972 yen
Ditto Pouch – 1,512 yen
Ditto Carabiner Clip – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
A4 Double Pocket Clearfile – 400 yen
The extra squishy and extra large Ditto plush will be back up for pre-orders starting October 28th (Saturday) exclusively through the Japanese Pokemon Center on-line store. This plush will cost 13,000 yen after tax and is roughly 2 feet of squishy Ditto.
Unrelated to Ditto, the official San-ei Twitter account tweeted earlier with preview images of Pokemon plush scheduled for release in late February 2018.
Bellsprout, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglypuff, Togepi, Azurill, Chimecho, Wynaut
10 versions of Unown (A, E, H, K, M, N, R, S, T, Y)
Tissue Box Plush
On a parting note, my original charms, stickers, and postcards are still available for purchase!
Check out this post for more information.
Until next time~
I’m here with a special post: original Miki merchandise!
I’m still in the process of setting up an actual store (I swear I’ll have it done before I leave for Japan!) but in the meantime, I have original acrylic charms, stickers, and postcards for sale.
Four acrylic charm designs in total (Mimikyu, Dusk Lycanroc, Sylveon, and Alola Vulpix). Each charm is roughly 1.5 inches and one-sided.
Each charm costs $8 USD + shipping.
Three stickers (Mimikyu, Dusk Lycanroc, and Alola Vulpix). These stickers can be bought as a set of three for $5 USD + shipping.
I’m offering charm & sticker sets for Mimikyu, Dusk Lycanroc, and Alola Vulpix. Each set comes with 1 acrylic charm and 1 matching sticker.
Each charm & sticker set costs $10 USD + shipping.
An original Halloween themed postcard, with a design on the front and back! Professionally printed on glossy card stock.
Each postcard costs $3 USD + shipping.
If you’re interested in purchasing, please either fill out this form (including an email address!) or get in touch with me via email or send me a DM on Twitter.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
We got some potentially exciting news on up-coming promotions for the end of October.
The popular Ditto Transform! series will return to Pokemon Centers October 21st (Saturday) with five new plush of Ditto trying it’s hardest to transform into other Pokemon.
As with every Ditto Transform! release to date, there will be plush versions and mascot plush versions of all five Pokemon (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, and Sableye).
Each plush will cost 1,296 after tax, and each mascot plush will cost 864 yen after tax.
Along with the Ditto Transform! plush series, the fourth installment of the equally popular Ditto Transform! gacha series will also go on sale exclusively at Pokemon Centers in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday).
The fourth volume of Ditto gacha figures will include Pikachu, Clefairy, Magnemite, Koffing, and Snorlax.
Last and definitely not least, we finally have more information on the Vulpix-centric promotion, “Vulpix’s Crystal Season”, also coming out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday)! Although with a focus on the two Vulpix forms, a lot of merch will also include both fire and ice versions of Ninetails. If you love either or both of the foxie forms, this promotion was made for you!
Plush (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Mascot Plush w/ Charm (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,404 yen each
Snow Globe (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Scrunchies w/ Ears (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each
Stained Glass Key Holder (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 864 yen each
Flip Phone Case – 3,456 yen
Foldable Mirror – 1,512 yen
Glass Mug (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each
Hand Towel – 648 yen
B6 Ringed Notebooks (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 648 yen each
Cushion – 3,240 yen
Crunchy Chocolate Cookie Tin – 972 yen
Wallet – 3,780 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen
Masking Tape Set – 864 yen
Crystal Stickers – 648 yen
Set of A4 Clearfiles – 496 yen
Stone Bracelets (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,512 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Crystal Stone Ball Pen (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 756 yen each
Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Special Box Set – 3,024 yen
That wraps up Friday’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
Ditto Transform! Plush
Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4
Vulpix’s Crystal Season
This post will cover the recent Pokemon Yurutto release at Pokemon Centers in Japan.
As with most promotions worth their salt, this promo had two main plush (Pikachu and Dedenne)
Along with four mascot sized plush (Pikachu, Dedenne, Bewear, and Rowlet)
There was also a larger Bewear cushion… which ended up being much bigger than we were expecting. Downright huge! And heavy! Downside: shipping price. Upside: perfect for hugs!
The most interesting items from this promo (in my opinion) were the two candy related pieces!
Sakuma Drops are an iconic Japanese candy. They are flavored using real fruit juice and are manufactured by the Sakuma Candy Company, located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo (of all places!) These candies have been available since the Meiji era (early 1900s) and the tins are considered collectibles as the design changes often and they tend to do a lot of collaborations… like pictured here!
The other item is, believe it or not, a cookie tin… in the shape of a trash can! How original is that? (Pretty original!)
Another favorite for me: socks!! The Pokemon socks don’t always show up in every promotion, but when they do, you can bet I’m excited about it. This promotion featured 9 different designs, all of them adorable.
The number of bags and pouches in this promotion were a little ridiculous, but hey, everyone has stuff they need to carry around with them, and everyone needs a bag or pouch to carry aforementioned stuff in.
There was one big tote bag (squishy faced electric rodents) and one smaller bag (Dedenne, Rowlet, and Pikachu hanging out) designed to carry lunch boxes.
The Pikachu tickling the other Pikachu with a puff ball is one flat pouch viewed from both sides.
Squishy face electric rodents and Pyukumuku punching Pikachu are both long pouches! As a side note, the Pyukumuku design was labeled as “Massage” – clearly the Pokemon Center has a different view on what a massage is compared to say… me. (I’d say poor Pikachu but he seems to be enjoying it)
Finally, there were two dice bags – the not Drifloon one features Ludicolo on the back.
There were five different sticker sheets, with different designs on each sheet.
Rounding up the rest of the merch list…
Cellphone cases! The hard case on the left is designed for iPhone 7 while, as usual, the flip case is designed for all medium sized phones.
A set of cute notebooks and the infamous Croquis sketchbook which seems to have become a Pokemon Center staple recently.
Clearfiles! Because of course. I mean, this is the Pokemon Center we’re talking about.
Four card sleeve designs and two deck cases (each sleeve pack comes with 64 sleeves)
Hand towels in three designs (Pikachu, Dedenne, and Rowlet).
That basically wraps up our coverage of the Pokemon Yurutto promotion!
Did you get anything from this promotion? What was your favorite item?
I love silly promotions like this where we get non-stock illustrations and neat stuff (like trash can cookie tins!)
Until next time~
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Poncho Collection
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls (Oricorio: Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, Sensu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Sentret, Furret, Marill, Wooper, Joltik, Cutiefly)
[Pokemon Center] Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Buy 5 booster packs to get 1 of 8 random Eevee Poncho cards.
[Re-Ment] Candy & Snacks
[Re-Ment] Desktop Figure 2
[Banpresto] Large Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Pokemon collaboration
[Takara Tomy Arts] Pokemon Style Figures Sun & Moon 2 (Decidueye, Primarina, Dusk Lycanroc, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokeball Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Coin Bank
[TCG] High Class Pack GX Battle Boost Booster Pack
[TCG] Rubber Playmats (Lillie, Mt Silver)
[Pokemon Center] Rokon’s Crystal Season
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4 (Pikachu, Clefairy, Snorlax, Koffing, Magnemite)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Merchandise] Mocchi-Mocchi Mini (Psyduck, Marill, Pikachu – Smile Version)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, Litten)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Extra Large Plush (Eevee)
End of October
[Sekiguchi] Mokomoko Mimikyu Plush
[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Promotion
[Takara Tomy] Shoulder Rowlet Plush
[Moncolle] Mimikyu (Battle Pose), Silvally
[Moncolle Sets] Ash vs Gladion Battle Set (Rowlet, Umbreon, Lycanroc Day, Lycanroc Night)
In my attempts to catch up with a bunch of releases that came out all at once, here is part one covering new Pokemon Center plush, card sleeves, Magikarp Jump mini promotion, and a couple miscellaneous items.
First up: new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!
I should probably say “new” as the majority of plush in this batch came out about two years back or so with the release of Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.
With such a large number of Pokemon, many of which don’t have official plush, I’m not sure why the Center gave us plush of Pokemon that literally get plush all the time, but the Pokemon Center does what it wants. With that said, the plush are still cute!
Our very first official plush of Dusk Lycanroc came out a few weekends ago!
Along with this adorable Rowlet plush that comes with a little backpack to carry him around in.
Last weekend, two surprise and unannounced Pokemon Center plush were released under the rader: shiny Mimikyu and the second official plush of Dusk Lycanroc!
Two Friday’s ago, a bunch of new Pokemon card sleeves were released along with the release of the “Awakened Heroes” and “Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” booster packs.
A matching deck case featuring beautiful Silvally artwork also went on sale the same Friday.
Four schedule books for 2018 went on sale last weekend also with little fanfare and no previous announcements.
The two Pikachu books are made of leather and the price for both reflect it, as they’re double the price of the Ditto Transform! and Eeveelution books. All of them are cute!
Last and certainly not least, a very small amount of official Magikarp Jump merchandise came out two weekends back. Not pictured here is the blind packaged acrylic charms. (I have two on the way and I’m excited to see which fish patterns I pull!)
Stay tuned for more exciting Pokemon Center Reports!
Until next time~
It’s nearing the end of September (soon it will a month until my birthday wooo!)
This post will cover all the planned Banpresto releases for October.
Eevee and the Eeveelutions will return through the Kutsurogi Time (Relax Time) series starting in October with 1 extra large plush and 2 sets of large plush.
Vaporeon and Flareon plush (25 cm | 9.8 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 24th (Tuesday).
Jolteon and Sylveon plush (25 cm | 9.8 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 26th (Thursday).
Extra large Eevee plush (40 cm | 15.7 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 26th (Thursday).
The popular and super adorable Korotto Manmaru series continues through October with 1 set of large plush and 2 sets of the normal size rolly-polly plush.
Large size Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur plush (24 cm | 9.8 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 12th (Thursday).
Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, and Rowlet plush (13 cm | 5 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 18th (Thursday).
Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, and Litten plush (13 cm | 5 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 26th (Thursday).
Two releases from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line are also planned for October.
A cute 22 cm (8.6 in) tall soft Pikachu coin bank will start appearing in game centers from October 19th (Thursday).
A set of rubber pokeballs (pokeball, great ball, ultra ball, master ball / 6 cm | 2.3 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 17th (Tuesday).
That wraps up October Banpresto releases!
I will be in Japan for the November releases, and will return with my pick-up service, so if you love Banpresto prizes and love me and want to get your hands on some cute Pokemon, keep me in mind! I’m always happy to help!
Until next time~
Adults Love Pokemon Too
We got a couple of potentially huge and exciting announcements this weekend, way bigger than I was expecting!
First up…Eevees return with this super adorable new mini promotion: Eevee Poncho Collection! This promo will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting October 7th (Saturday).
Poncho Plush – 2,160 yen each
Mascot Poncho Plush – 1,296 yen each
Petit Candy Tin Collection (Blind Packaged – 9 designs with 1 secret) – 410 yen each
Clearfiles – 260 yen each
Card Sleeves (64 Sleeves per Set) – 777 yen each
Hooded Ponchos (for people!) – 5,184 yen each
A special gacha set will also go on sale as part of the Eevee Poncho series. There will be 8 figures in total, no secrets, and as usual, one play will cost 300 yen.
A TCG campaign will also start October 7th. Customers who buy 5 booster packs from Pokemon Centers, Stores, or the on-line Pokemon Center will receive 1 of 8 possible Eevee Poncho illustration cards. This campaign will run while supplies last.
Pokedolls will return to Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan October 7th (Saturday) with Oricorio and all four of their forms (Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, and Sensu)!
Each plush will cost 1,296 yen.
Along with everything previously announced, a new set of Pokemon Center exclusive plush will drop October 7th (Saturday)!
This batch of plush will include Sentret, Furret, Marill, Wooper, Joltik, and Cutiefly (woo!)
Joltik and Cutiefly are both billed as 1:1 size plush and will cost 1,296 yen each.
Sentret, Marill, and Wooper will all cost 1,620 yen each.
Furret will cost 2,160 yen.
A super adorable and sweet mainly cosmetic themed promotion, featuring Umbreon, Espeon, and Pikachu, will go on sale in Japan starting (when else) October 7th (Saturday)! If you love Umbreon, Espeon, and Pikachu, and also want to be soft, then this promotion was made for you.
Hand Cream (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 432 yen each
Hand Cream + Hand Towel Gift Set (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,296 yen each
Lip Gloss (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 756 yen each
Chapstick (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 324 yen each
Cheek & Lip Blush (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 540 yen each
Face Mask Packs (Pikachu / Alola Vulpix / Mimikyu / Pyukumuku) – 540 yen each
Body Mist (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 756 yen each
Moisturizer (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 994 yen each
Memo Pad w/ Case (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 864 yen each
Bandaid Sets (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 432 yen each
Pouch (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,620 yen each
Foldable Mirrors (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,620 yen each
On a parting note, this poster is currently up at Pokemon Centers in Japan, advertising for a mystery Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix promotion set to come out in October. There is a chance we’ll get more information next week, but I’m excited! October is shaping up to be a great month (or a horrible month depending on how much stuff you’re buying) for Eevee and Vulpix collectors!
As always, everything listed here (and more!) can be ordered through Japanstuffs.
Want to chat about up-coming releases? Send me a Tweet or leave me a comment on Instagram!
Until next time~
Eevee Poncho Series
Eevee Poncho TCG Campaign
October Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush
Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics