I’ve been looking forward to the Pokemon Chiku-Chiku Sewing promotion since it was announced, and I was not let down!
The Sewing promotion was created based on a homey sort of hand-stitched mom and pop toy store feel, and all the items in the promotion reflect this, right down to the actual plush. They even sold mini sewing kits with the Pokemon Chiku-Chiku Sewing logo on them!
The most popular items were, of course, the plush. We got this dapper Pikachu wearing a top hat as both a normal size plush
And in a slightly smaller mascot size.
Vulpix was the second normal size plush and as of this post is currently sold out at the Mega-Tokyo Pokemon Center (although my guess is they will restock at least once).
There was also three more mascot sized plush: Hoppip
And Jumpluff! All three have a very unique semi-stitched together look, which in my opinion is the best part of this entire promotion. Little Jumpluff even looks like he’s wearing little pants!
Tartan was another big part of this promotion, much easier to see in the other non-plush items, including the flip phone cases, cups and plates
And, of course, the cookie tins! If you are going to get one item from this promo, aside from the plush, my vote would be the cookie tins. The tins are a perfect size, feature all the main artwork, and the cookies are delicious.
Along with the Sewing promotion, the Center also gave us a couple items for New Years 2016.
With the main plush being Pikachu shaped like a kagami mochi. Although I think Dedenne was better suited for this shape, Pikachu still came out pretty cute.
Another especially cute New Years item was this set of metal charms, featuring the Mochi Chu as well as a hanetsuki paddle charm with Aipom, as 2016 is the year of the monkey.
Out of both the Sewing and New Years promotions, I was especially looking forward to the Vulpix plush. A part of me was worried the plush would look not as cute in person compared to the stock photos, but my worries turned out to be unnecessary in the end because Vulpix turned out perfectly. He is the perfect size; neither too big nor too small. He is perfectly cuddly, perfectly adorable, and perfectly perfect – the perfect little fire fox!
Next weekend will give us December’s Monthly Pikachu as well as the announcement for January’s Chu, and maybe we’ll get some exciting news on Friday regarding future promotions! We should learn soon what the actual New Years promotion will be. Last year we got a set of sleeping plush of the XY starter Pokemon. Any ideas for what we might see for New Years 2016?