Hello everyone!

Happy New Years (a few weeks late!)

A bunch of things came out on New Years Day (which is why it’s taken me so long to get this post up) including the Oteire Please (Take Care Of Me Please!) promotion, Lycanroc pokedolls, and 2018 Pokemon Center Lucky Bags!

Let’s talk about the Lucky Bags first.

I got and still continue to get a lot of requests for these bags. I know it’s the internet and no one likes to read but here is some information that some people might find useful.

Lucky Bags

What are lucky bags? Over the year, the Pokemon Center releases promotions with multitudes of items. Not all of these promotions and items sell. In fact, some don’t sell ever and stick around the store forever. What happens at the end of the year when the Center wants to make room for the multitudes of unsellable items in the next year? They repackage them in Lucky Bags and add a gimmick item to get people to buy them! Does it work? Well, the 2018 Lucky Bags sold out within an hour of the store opening and the on-line ones sold out within half an hour so you can be the judge.

The gimmick for this year’s bags were small sleeping mascot plush of Pikachu, Rowlet, and Alolan Vulpix, plus a matching mini sized backpack. Pretty cute! Each Lucky Bag included 1 random mascot + backpack sets. Everyone wanted them and to be fair, they’re super cute.

I managed to order 2 bags on-line and got 2 in person from the Mega Tokyo Center. From what I’ve seen, the on-line bags were all Rowlet, which is kind of annoying. The Lucky Bags can easily be unzipped and the staff could have checked to make sure people weren’t getting duplicates and didn’t. Also from what I’ve seen, the contents of the bags from the stores vs the on-line store was better.

Lucky Bags were limited 2 per person. When I was at the actual Pokemon Center store on New Years Day, I think pretty much everyone in line got their limit of 2 each. When I arrived at 5 am, there was already a line of 20+ people, and I’m positive that people near the front of the line showed up around midnight or even earlier from the night before. People who arrived to wait in line at 8 am were already too late. So if you’re preparing for next year’s Lucky Bags, keep this in mind.

Are the Lucky Bags worth it? Depends on how much you like random Pokemon Center merch. I guess most people get it for the novelty and love waiting in line. At any rate, the bag is cute!

Pokedolls

Three new Pokedolls were released January 1st – all three Lycanrocs: Dusk, Dawn, and Midnight forms!

IMG_7901
IMG_7900
IMG_7902
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

They all turned out really cute, in my opinion, but Midnight is my favorite. I love his little punky mohawk.

With 2018 being the Year of the Dog, Pokemon Centers were also selling this neat Dusk Lycanroc clearfile, featuring artwork from the 2018 Gamefreak New Years cards.

Oteire Please

As mentioned, along with Lucky Bags and Pokedolls, the Pokemon Center also came out with an original promotional series: Oteire Please (which also makes me think of Torikoriko Please by Azalea)

IMG_7933
IMG_7932
IMG_7934
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

This series featured a bunch of really cute items including plush of Pikachu, Pichu, and Rowlet

IMG_8046
IMG_8045
IMG_8044
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

And matching mascot plush!

IMG_7939
IMG_7941
IMG_7940
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

There were super cute memo clips with Pikachu, Pichu, and Rowlet

IMG_8029
IMG_8028
Loading image... Loading image...

Phone cases – both flip and shell for iPhones

IMG_8039
IMG_8040
Loading image... Loading image...

And cute hand towels!

IMG_7945
IMG_7913
IMG_7914
IMG_7991
IMG_7947
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Some other cute items included: a set of clips to keep your papers in order, hand mirrors, long towels, pens with cute figure charms, slippers, sticker sheets

IMG_8052
IMG_7992
IMG_8026
IMG_8021
Loading image... Loading image... Loading image... Loading image...

Pouch, pass case, a towel wrap to keep your hair out of your face, and really cute caramel tins.

There was also the infamous Pokemon Center buy 3 for $10 socks deal with 6 different sock designs.

And a set of gacha figures!

My luck with gacha figures is abysmal to put it lightly, but for some reason for this set my fingers are Alolan Vulpixes as almost every time I played I got a white fox, or Pikachu. If only I had this type of luck all the time in every other aspect of my life.

That wraps up a kind of belated Pokemon Center New Years Report!

Thanks for your patience as we continue to get caught up and stay tuned for next time~