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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!)
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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
I’m playing catch-up with the big Pokemon Center releases from New Years and so here we go with the first two big promotions that coincidentally came out on the first of the year
Mix Au Lait!
This promotion is a sequel to the original Saiko Soda promotion, featuring original artwork by F*Kaori (a graphic designer and illustrator). While the first release focused on a soda pop theme, this new one has a mixed canned coffee theme, with each Eeveelution having their own individual flavor and design.
The release featured 9 adorable plush: one for each Eeveelution plus Eevee
Along with plush sized versions of the previously released Saiko Soda Eevee and Pikachu mascot plush.
I received a couple comments from people on the size of the plushies, which were all bigger than expected (always a nice surprise!)
Along with the plush, there were also a set of 9 mascot plush and plush face badges. The badges have safety pins on the back to make them easy to attach to things like bags, clothing, whatever you want.
The mascot plush ended up being different poses than the main plush, which was sort of a surprise to me. Between the two designs, I personally prefer the sitting plush (I’m not the biggest fan of the faces on the mascot plush).
On the other hand, the plush face badges were a cute and original idea!
A surprisingly popular part of the release were the MEI brand messenger bags. These bags are not the biggest (definitely not big enough to hold a laptop unless it’s an incredibly small one that maybe doesn’t exist and is actually a tablet) but they’re still fairly sturdy, a nice size for every-day items like phones, aforementioned tablets, notebooks, wallets, glasses, etc., and they’re cute!
There were 10 designs in total for the bags, with 1 for every Eeveelution plus 1 (not pictured) with Saiko Soda themed Pikachu.
Another cute item from the release: pens!
As with everything else mentioned here so far, there was 1 pen per Eeveelution (of course, I got Umbreon for myself!)
There were a bunch of group Eeveelution items that are also worth mentioning, including bandaids, a tupperware set, a 2-tier bento box, two types of heat resistant glass mugs, and a pack of assorted stickers (which were more popular than I was expecting).
There were also socks, with designs available of all the Eeveelutions plus Saiko Soda Eevee and Pikachu.
And not forgetting the glass mugs with individual Eeveelution designs that were only available on-line.
The cookie tin ended up being slightly smaller than I was expecting, but that’s not a bad thing!
Each tin comes with an assortment of vanilla butter cookies shaped like Eeveelution faces. I’m pretty sure you are guaranteed at least one of each Eeveelution plus one or two extras but I might be wrong. I know I got Eevee, Sylveon, and Umbreon, and honestly that’s all I care about.
Along with cookies, there was a new item. Keeping with the pop theme, the Center sold a set of 9 Eeveelution themed candies. Each package is shaped like a canned drink and contains yummy ramune candy!
Last but not least, there were also three gacha releases!
There were two sets from the Mix Au Lait series, with a different Eevee in Volume 1 and 2, plus a separate Saiko Soda gacha set including a third Eevee, plus Pikachu, Oddish, Swirlix, and Litwick.
The second release that came out on New Years was the Pokedoll mascot & plush accessory release.
The Pokemon featured in this release were: Snorlax, Mew, Gengar, Lapras, and Poliwhirl.
Along with the plush, there were also tiny accessories designed to fit these smaller sized Pokedolls, including three types of sleeping bags (Chansey, Weepinbell, and Magikarp)
A Pikachu couch and a Snorlax couch
Plus a couple other items including a Pikachu bus, a small train, and a Mimikyu tent!
On a parting note, shopping on New Years morning at the Pokemon Center was one of the nuttiest decisions of my life. After waiting all night from midnight to get a Lucky Bag, the Pokemon Center was a mob scene with the line for the registers extending out of the store and down the hall. To make it worse, for about an hour or so after opening, half the registers were devoted to people buying Lucky Bags so the register line for regular items wasn’t moving. I jokingly mentioned to Jen from Japanstuffs that it was like being perpetually stuck in purgatory, except it wasn’t funny, and it was more like hell because it was so hot and full of people.
Eventually the line started to move and we did eventually leave (or am I writing this from line still?!) but wow. I thought last year was bad, but it seems every year New Years at the Pokemon Center gets worse and worse, at least regarding their inability to stagger releases and crowd control.
And on that delightful note… that wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!
Until next time~