November brings us a bunch of new additions to the Korotto Manmaru line, finishes off the most recent Kutsurogi Time Eeveelution plushes, and begins Christmas themed plushies~
First up – Kutsurogi Time!
All of these plush are “big size”, measuring roughly 25 cm from head to tail.
Leafeon and Glaceon will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
Espeon and Umbreon will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).
Moving on to… Korotto Manmaru!
The smaller sized plush measure roughly 13 cm from head to butt, while the two larger plush are 26 cm long each.
The four smaller sized Korotto Manmaru plush (Charizard + Dragonite ; winking + sitting versions) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The two larger sized Korotto Manmaru plush (Charizard + Dragonite) will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).
There will also be two more sets of the smaller sized (13 cm) Korotto Manmaru plush.
The Fire Type set, including Charmander, Tepig, and Fennekin, will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).
The Water Type set, including Totodile, Piplup, Mudkip, and Popplio, will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).
There will also be new plush added to the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line-up.
Pikachu and Dusk Lycanroc (each measuring 24 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The die-cut Eevee blanket (measuring 141 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).
And of course not forgetting the start of the Christmas plush!
Extra large Santa Chu (measuring roughly 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The two Christmas Stocking Pikachu plush (each measuring 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).
That wraps up the Pokemon prizes coming out in November!
This past Friday (August 18th), there were no merchandise announcements, and the only release for Saturday (August 19th) was the blind-packaged Hoenn region can badges.
But! This year’s Dot Sprite promotion was released last Wednesday (August 16th), along with a couple random items.
There were no plush or cushions with this year’s release, but there were hand towels! Pictured here are two of the three designs (the third was dot sprite style pokeballs).
It’s not a Pokemon Center promotion without clearfiles, and this release featured three designs, each with multiple pockets!
There were two memo pads in cute boxes (one design with just Pikachu and one with the main group illustration) and an unboxed pad of sticky notes.
If notebooks are more your style, there were two Pokeball die-cut notebooks.
One of the cutest items from the merch list was this set of three clear pouches. Use them together or separately (or keep them minty fresh and safe in your collection!)
Coinciding with the opening of the very limited Isetan x Pokemon store, available exclusively at the main Shinjuku Isetan building (which includes a super cute cafe with Pokemon themed food and drink), an Isetan themed Pikachu plush was also released at Pokemon Centers on the 16th.
Last but not least, this rather unique “multi-ring” for smartphones was released recently as well. Available in three designs (Alola Vulpix, Snorlax, and Eeveelution), you can attach this ring to the back of your phone and use it to…I’m not exactly sure. Hold it better? Attach it to things? Clip it to a string and swing it around your head like a deadly Pokemon themed projectile? Whatever your heart desires I guess!
It’s so weird to have only one release per day after this pretty busy summer, but once again we have one major release for this past Saturday: Pokemon Dessert Plate!
The theme for this promotion was, unsurprisingly, sweets and Pokemon, and everything was beyond adorable.
Unlike a lot of Pokemon Center promotions, this one had a bunch of highlights so let’s go through them one by one.
First up: mascot plush!
These plush were actually described in the original Pokemon Center announcement as “Marzipan Mascot Plush”. I’m not sure what about them looks like marzipan but that’s not important. The charm point? How grumpy all these plush look. For supposedly being a cute and sweet promotion, everyone for the most part looks done with life. Charizard is my favorite.
Next: blind packaged figures! I love the tiny Pokemon Center figures in general, but these Pokemon are also sweets so that makes them 100% more cute. Look at them! I ordered 1 through Japan Stuffs, and I’ll be sure to make a tiny opening post for my one figure (I know so exciting) and I know it’s going to be Blastoise because that’s literally the only figure I don’t want, but honestly, even Blastoise is adorable. They’re all adorable.
These stickers! I can’t get over them! A part of me is regretting not getting any even though what would I do with them? But look! At! Them! They’re so cute?!
This pancake cushion! A little hard to see but there is a grumpy Venusaur on it, which just makes it better.
This Tea For Two teapot set! When you want a pot of tea but only for yourself. It’s a small teapot that fits in a small tea cup, and it’s so cute aaa
(Get a grip, Miki)
Moving on! There were other more “normal” items too, although just as cute, such as these two pouches. The blue pouch is a smaller “mini size” while the pink pouch is a more “normal size”.
More cute items of note: a flip-phone case with a strap, memo pad in a cute little box, gift bags so you can send gifts to your friends and have them die from cuteness before they even see what the gift is, and little towels that when folded up (see photo) are supposed to look like little cupcakes.
This promotion was an all around winner, proving the Pokemon Center can still give us super cute promotions full of super cute and original items.