Today’s Pokemon Center report should have included Pokemon With You as well but as I was editing photos, I realized I didn’t take any photos of the With You line at all! So that will have to wait for another day.
But that’s okay because we have a couple other interesting releases!
Ditto Transform Plush
First up… Ditto Transform! Release after release and I never fail to love these Ditto plushies. Look at their derpy little faces! Ditto is just trying his Rubesty and that’s why we love him.
Ditto Transform Mascot
As with every other release since the very beginning, each five featured Ditto Pokemon (Alolan Vulpix, Whimsicott, Absol, Shaymin, and Electrode) had both a plush and a mascot plush version.
Originally, I was only planning on buying the Alolan Vulpix Ditto plush for myself but after seeing them in person, I couldn’t help but get a mascot sized version as well. They’re so cute?! The Vulpix plush also seems a little bigger than than the usual Ditto Transform plush but then again I might just be hallucinating.
A bunch of new Pokemon Center original phone cases were released to some fanfare. On one hand, I love Pokemon Center cases. On the other hand, the designs are sort of very defaulty. Better something than nothing? I still think they look cool!
Flip Phone Cases
There was a mix of flip phone cases, which are designed to fit a variety of medium sized phone types.
Shell Phone Cases
There were also a couple soft and hard shell iPhone cases.
Two styles of earbuds were released alongside the phone cases: one with Pikachu and one with Eevee.
Alongside the phone cases, a couple higher end Pikachu items also came out including two sizes of moleskine notebooks.
Funny story: up until this very moment, I always thought the brand name was “Moleskin” without the e and the reason why the notebooks are so expensive is because they’re made of mole skins. Well, jokes on me! They’re not made of mole. Also the reason they’re so expensive is marketing. So the lesson here is if you tell people something is worth a lot of money and is from Italy, the fashion capital of the world, they’ll probably believe you.
Part 2 of the very useful Pokemon magnet hook series was released on Saturday. Not only are these magnets but parts of their bodies are extra bendy so you can use them to hold things, like pencils, or hang stuff off of them, like keys or jewelry. I bought a Mew magnet hook from the last release (the tails bent so you could hang stuff off of them) and it’s a great place to keep my keys so I always know where they are (when I remember to put my keys on the hook!!)
On a parting note, we got some unexpected restocks Saturday morning.
Upon arriving at the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center a little past 10 am, I noticed the Lillie’s 1:1 (ish) Vulpix plush were back in stock in greater numbers than the last restock. I mistakenly thought this meant they would be around for a while. Nope!
Even more surprising was the sudden restock of the Alolan Vulpix Christmas plush. This too did not last long! By the time I returned at around 7 pm that same day both Vulpix plush were gone again.
Will Lillie’s Vulpix return to stores once more in yet another restock?! Next time on… Mikitzune: The Final Frontier
We got a couple exciting announcements tonight!
Before we dive in, two important notices from me.
I am running a give-away over on Twitter for a super cute Vulpix watch from Its’Demo. The giveaway deadline is fast approaching (December 8th, 2017; 10 pm est) so if you haven’t entered yet, go do it! Simply follow @zombiemiki and retweet the giveaway tweet to enter. Good luck to everyone!
Note 2: I’m happy to help pick-up most of the items listed in tonight’s announcements 😀
Tails & Paws information can be found here.
Ditto promotion stuff can be found here.
Ditto Transform! The popular Ditto being other Pokemon plush series returns December 23rd (Saturday) with five new Ditto-fied Pokemon.
Ditto Transform Plush
The five Pokemon featured in this release are: Alola Vulpix, Electrode, Absol, Shaymin, and Whimsicott.
Ditto Transform Mascot Plush
As with every previous release, the five Pokemon will be available as plush and mascot plush.
Each plush will cost 1,296 yen after tax.
Each mascot plush will cost 864 yen after tax.
But wait! There’s more!
Volume 5 of the popular Ditto Transform Figure Collection series will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on December 23rd (Saturday) as well!
Ditto Transform Gacha
The figures in the set will include: Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, and Sableye. Each play will cost 300 yen.
Last and certainly not least… Pokemon Tails & Paws!!
This super cute promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting December 16th (Saturday – next week!)
Of the items featured on the promo poster, there will also be a bunch of other cute items, including a huge huggably Pikachu tail plush that will be released May 2018.
Pokemon Tails Mascot Plush
Pokemon Tails Mascot Plush (Espeon, Umbreon, Sylveon, Alola Vulpix, Mimikyu) – 756 yen each
Pokemon Tails Extra Large Mimikyu Mascot Plush – 1,080 yen
Pokemon Tails Cushions
Pokemon Tails Cushion Plush (Pikachu, Eevee) – 2,700 yen each
Extra Large Pikachu Tail Cushion (online exclusive) – 8,500 yen
Pokemon Tail Mugs (Espeon, Umbreon, Mimikyu) – 1,512 yen each
Pokemon Tails Merch
Pikachu Tote Bag – 2,160 yen
Pikachu Tail Clock – 3,780 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Pokemon Tails Phone Cases
Bewear iPhone Hard Case (iPhone 8/7/6s/6) – 2,030 yen
Universal Flip Phone Cases (Charmander, Pikachu, Sylveon, Mimikyu) – 3,240 yen each
Pokemon Tails Paw Stuff
Pokemon Paw Mascot Plush (Eevee, Lucario, Alola Vulpix, Bewear) – 648 yen each
Bewear Kitchen Mitt – 1,620 yen
Paw Mug (Eevee, Alola Vulpix) – 1,512 yen each
Paw Fuzzy Socks (Eevee, Alola Vulpix) – 918 yen each
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Friday Announcements!
Until next time~
Ditto Transform! Plush and Mascot Plush
Ditto Transform! Figure Collection Vol 5
Pokemon Tails & Paws Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet: Formal Clothing Set
[Pokemon Center] Original Charm Keychains (Alola Vulpix, Mimikyu, Cosmog, Solgaleo, Lunala)
[Collaboration] Itoen vending machine Pikachu Invasion blind packaged figure distribution starts
[Nendoroid] Lana Nendoroid pre-order starts
[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection Candy Sun & Moon Part 2 (Primarina, Incineroar, Decidueye, Mimikyu, Pikachu, Mareanie, Bewear, Charjabug, Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Purapura Charms (Pikachu, Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Boy Pikachu x 2, Girl Pikachu x 2)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Litten, Rowlet, Popplio)
[TCG] Booster Pack “Ultra Sun” / “Ultra Moon”
[TCG] Premium Trainers Box: Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
[TCG] Card Sleeves: Ultra Sun & Moon, Cynthia, Volkner, Lucario, Lillie, Umbreon & Espeon, Pyukumuku
[TCG] Deck Cases: Umbreon & Espeon, Ultra Sun & Moon
[TCG] Cynthia Rubber Play Mat
[Pokemon Center] 5108 Pokemon Necklaces
[Takara Tomy] Lillie’s Alolan Vulpix Plush 1:1 Size
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – Grass Type (Bulbasaur, Snivy, Chespin)
[Banpresto] Large Snorlax Piggy Bank
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Growlithe, Arcanine)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Tails Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Gardevoir, Wailord, Tapu Lele)
[Re-Ment] Bakery in the Blue Sky
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Girl Pikachu, Boy Pikachu)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Extra Large Plush – Dress-Up Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Water Types (Squirtle, Oshawott, Froakie)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Large Plush (Riolu, Lucario)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Plush and Mascot Plush (Alola Vulpix, Electrode, Absol, Shaymin, Whimsicott)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Gacha Figures Vol 5 (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Badges (Sylveon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Incineroar, Decidueye, Primarina, Bewear, Togedemaru)
[G.E.M.] Lillie & Vulpix figure
[Banpresto] I Love Mew Plush (Sitting, Jumping, Sleeping)
[Banpresto] I Love Mew – Extra Large Plush (Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2017
[Pokemon Center] Winter Hide-And-Seek
[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo start
[Banpresto] Extra Large Size Santa Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Pikachu, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charizard x 2, Dragonite x 2)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)
[TCG] Starter Set – Legendaries – Solgaleo GX Lunala GX
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Premium Edition
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Toys R Us Exclusive – Special Starter Set
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon New Years 2018
[Re-Ment] Pikachu Sweets Time
[Banpresto] Big Christmas Stocking Pikachu plush (Red, Green)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Fire Type (Charmander, Tepig, Fennekin)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Big Blanket (Eevee)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Necrozma, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Metal Charms (Dusk Lycanroc, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Alola Ultra Adventure Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Ditto 3-Charm Sets
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Z-Power Ring Special Set
[Takara Tomy] Rotom Pokedex DX
[MonColle Ex] Necrozma, Necrozma (Dusk Form), Necrozma (Dawn Form), Ash’s Pikachu (Thunderbolt Attack Pose), Dusk Lycanroc
[MonColle Get] Special Pack – Legendary Alolans
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Part 6 (Charmeleon, Ivysaur, Wartortle, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Slowpoke, Flaaffy, Machop, Chandelure, Drifloon, Budew, Sewaddle, Absol, Wooper, Lapras, Raichu, Banette)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Cushions (Magikarp, Swinub)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu Nebukuro Get!
[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo – new items added
[Bandai] Pokemon Kids Sun & Moon – Dusk Lycanroc Edition
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Water Type (Totodile, Piplup, Mudkip, Popplio)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Charizard, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Umbreon, Espeon)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto With You Gacha
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon College Logo Series Part 2
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Mimikyu
[Pokemon Center] Mezase Pokemon Master – 20th Anniversary – CD Release
The month of semi boring August starts off with a hiccup.
Can badges return to the Pokemon Center, with a Hoenn spin. These badges are separated into two batches, with a different set of people characters and their companion Pokemon in each batch. They will cost about 300 yen each, which makes me think they will be gacha prizes, but there is a small chance they’ll be blind packaged. Either way, you can’t choose which badge you get because that’s the Pokemon Center for you.
These badges will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting August 19th (Saturday).
On the heels of last week’s Sapporo Fighter’s collaboration, we have another sports collaboration in the works, this time with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars. This promotion will go on sale starting August 11th (Friday) and will be sold exclusively through the Yokohama Pokemon Center, the Pokemon Center On-Line Store, and the official DeNA Baystars stores.
T-Shirt A (Kids) – 3,240 yen
T-Shirt A (Small / Medium / Large) – 3,780 yen
T-Shirt B (Kids) – 3,240 yen
T-Shirt B (Small / Medium / Large) – 3,780 yen
Acrylic Charm – 777 yen
Long Towel – 1,296 yen
A4 Clearfile – 280 yen
Twin Sticks – 864 yen
Sticker Set – 475 yen
A special Pokemon Go Plus Deluxe Set will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan for 9,234 yen starting August 9th (Wednesday).
This set includes:
– 1 Pokemon Go Plus
– 1 Pokemon Go Plus ring setting
– A set of Pokeball stickers to customize your Go Plus
– 1 Pokeball plastic screwdriver
– 1 Pokeball Anker 10000mAH portable charger
– 1 coin sized battery for the Go Plus
Finishing up this post, two bonus announcements!
The next Pokemon All-Star collection from the San-ei toy company is starting to show up for preorders around the internet. This set is scheduled to be released around November 18th, 2017 and includes 18 plush: Charmeleon, Ivysaur, Wartortle, Piplup, Turtwig, Chimchar, Slowpoke, Machop, Raichu, Flaaffy, Wooper, Lapras, Sewaddle, Budew, Drifloon, Chandelure, Absol, and Banette.
Prices are as follows:
Charmeleon: 1,944 yen
Ivysaur: 1,944 yen
Wartortle: 1,944 yen
Piplup: 1,728 yen
Turtwig: 1,728 yen
Chimchar: 1,728 yen
Slowpoke: 1,728 yen
Machop: 1,728 yen
Raichu: 2,160 yen
Flaaffy: 2,160 yen
Wooper: 1,728 yen
Lapras: 2,160 yen
Sewaddle: 1,944 yen
Budew: 1,728 yen
Drifloon: 1,728 yen
Chandelure: 2,160 yen
Absol: 2,808 yen
Banette: 1,728 yen
There will also be 2 cushions from the Mochi-Fuwa cushion series: Magikarp and Swinub. Both cushions will cost 4,860 yen each.
For the Nanoblock fans out there, new Nanoblock sets featuring Cyndaquil, Chikorita, Totodile, and Pichu, will go on sale near the end of September. Each set will cost 1,026 yen each.
That wraps up today’s Pokemon merchandise announcements.
Until next time~
Hoenn Blind Packaged Badges
Yokohama DeNA Baystars Collaboration
Pokemon Go Plus Deluxe Set