The major release for this past weekend was the much anticipated “100 Pokemon Night Parade” or Hyaku Poke Yako (百ポケ夜行) Pokemon Center promotion.
Based on the hyakki yako but replacing traditional Japanese yokai with Pokemon, this summer themed promotion was pretty unique and also included a side series of items featuring traditional Japanese crest designs combined with Pokemon.
The main attraction was the plush: Vulpix, Alola Vulpix, Greninja, and Froslass.
Of the four, I’m the most impressed with Greninja and Froslass. I think they turned out really nice, and of course it’s always great seeing plush made of Pokemon who don’t normally get plush (like Froslass!)
In my opinion, the Vulpix plush turned out cuter in person compared to the stock photo.
I really don’t like the pattern the Pokemon Center continues to use for Alola Vulpix plush, so my opinion here is the nose is wonky as always. Maybe someday they’ll use a different pattern. (A girl can dream).
Most of the items from the promotion featured the main parade illustration, which is gorgeous, so I don’t have many complaints.
The can badges are made of traditional Japanese chirimen crepe fabric, which I thought was pretty neat.
I really loved these stickers! They might have been one of my favorite items from the release.
… along with the chopsticks! Which features the Pokemon Crest themed artwork.
A couple of items featured the two Vulpix crests on one side and a print design of other Pokemon, including Golisopod, Greninja, Mawile, and Froslass on the other.
I like the two Vulpix designs, I just wish they made them a little more different because at a glance, they look almost the same.
Poke Maniac Pikachu
Bonus! In part with the Poke Maniac campaign, Poke Maniac Pikachu mascots and accompanying staff have been visiting Pokemon Centers around Japan.
The super cute Poke Maniac Pikachu plush will go on sale this Saturday~
Pre-order at Japanstuffs.com
Until next time!