We finally have more information on the Pokétabi line of regional merchandise!
Each set of goods are exclusive to a specific area, and the Pokemon featured on each set differ per region.
Each set includes the following:
Pikachu Cushion – 3,240 yen
Clearfile (2 Designs) – 432 yen
Hand Towel (2 Designs) – 810 yen
Postcard (2 Designs) – 216 yen
Dice Bag (2 Designs) – 648 yen
Metal Charm Straps (3 Designs) – 540 yen
Collection Can Badges (Gacha | 8 Designs + 1 Secret)
Tokyo Charms: Pikachu, Mew, Vulpix
Tokyo Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Ditto, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Charmander, Vulpix + Secret
Yokohama Charms: Pikachu, Meowstic (Male), Meowstic (Female)
Yokohama Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Ducklett, Meowstic (Male), Meowstic (Female), Tynamo, Drifloon, Cleffa + Secret
Nagoya Charms: Pikachu, Sylveon, Sentret
Nagoya Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Sentret, Swablu, Clauncher, Oddish, Stunfisk, Gulpin + Secret
Osaka Charms: Pikachu, Octillery, Slowpoke
Osaka Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Chikorita, Totodile, Inkay, Togepi, Slowpoke, Cyndaquil + Secret
Fukuoka Charms: Pikachu, Milotic, Minccino
Fukuoka Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Mudkip, Torchic, Treecko, Drifblim, Minccino, Goomy + Secret
Along with the surprise mini-promotions (Trick Battle and Forest Playtime) previously mentioned, a bunch of cute plushies also came out June 18th!
First up, Pikachu explosion! Every summer, there is a series of Pikachu centered events with tons of costumed Pikachus and other related Pikachu goods. This year, the explosion leaked into a mini Pikachu promotion featuring a bunch of items with a Pikachu print.
Perhaps one of the coolest items (in my opinion) is this backpack. It’s a little pricey mainly because it’s double branding (Pokemon and Outdoor) but you’re guaranteed a sturdy bag that will probably last for a while, and even longer than a while if you’re not planning on going hiking with it through, for example, the Australian outback.
Most of the items in this promotion come in either yellow or black, and the backpacks are no exception. While the yellow Pikachus are cute, my preference is definitely in the black. Not only because it’s my favorite color, but I think the print looks cooler white on black. However, if you prefer to stand out in a crowd, the yellow patterned bag is probably more your style!
Another neat item from the Pikachu promotion is this shirt. First off, way longer than I was expecting, especially for a Japanese size shirt! For the record, yes, this shirt also has a black/white variation.
The July Monthly Pair Pikachu also came out on the 18th.
These two Pikachu are beating the heat with their cute swim wear and inner tube!
The best release of the 18th, however, is the 5th batch of the very popular Kuttari series.
This new set of plush included Lilligant
But best of all… CHILLARMY! For those who are new to the Miki(tzune), Chillarmy (Minccino) is my number one favorite Pokemon, and when I saw he was getting a Kuttari plush, I cried tears of joy and could not wait for this release. As with the previous Kuttari releases, all the Pokemon featured in this batch have both an awake and sleeping version, and the tag art differs slightly depending.
My personal Chillarms are on the way, but as soon as I get them, expect a slightly more in-depth review.
Until next time!
On the heels of the Pokemon Sun & Moon update last night, Pokemon came through with an amazing update today.
Information on the up-coming kuttari batch came out with the latest edition of Pokemon Fan, so for those of us who are sneaky and in the know, this isn’t a surprise. But that doesn’t diminish how amazing this kuttari line-up is!!
The Pokemon included in this batch are: Emonga, Lilligant, Marshtomp, Pachirisu, Vulpix…
Looook at the Minccino! How perfect! Awake! Sleeping! Aaaaaaaaa
The 5th part to the very popular Kuttari series will come out June 18th.
As with all Kuttari plush, the Pokemon included in this batch will have both an awake and sleeping version. Retail price is 928 yen each.
A bunch of Pikachu patterned items will also be coming out on June 18th.
Pikachu Pattern Line-Up
OUTDOOR Daypack (Yellow | Black) – 8,856 yen
OUTDOOR Body Bag (Yellow | Black) – 8,424 yen
OUTDOOR Boston Bag (Yellow | Black) – 9,720 yen
OUTDOOR Roll Boston Bag (Yellow | Black) – 8,856 yen
Pouch (Yellow | Black) – 1,620 yen
iPhone 6/6s Soft Case – 2,030 yen
Masking Tape – 648 yen
Lots of Pikachu T-Shirt (Yellow | Black – S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Lots of Pikachu T-Shirt (Yellow | Black – XL) – 3,456 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
A4 Clearfile (Yellow | Black) – 260 yen
FRIXION Lots of Pikachu Pens (Black | Red | Blue | Blue-Black | Light Blue | Green | Light Green | Orange | Pink | Violet) – 356 yen each
Pocket Croquis Sketchbook (Yellow | Black) – 432 yen
Pocket Notebook w/ Cover – 820 yen
Kuttari Batch 5
Pikachu Pattern Items
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Charms Vol 2 (Ash’s Greninja, Charizard, Flareon, Jirachi, Jolteon, Lucario, Sylveon, Vaporeon)
[Pokemon Center] New Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Ampharos, Jigglypuff, Magearna, Poliwhirl)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Eevee Sleeping Bag Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + Raichu Plush
[Collaboration] Sukiya x Pokemon Figure Straps (Braixen, Chespin, Dedenne, Greninja, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + Plush (Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu)
[TCG] New Card Sleeves (Dual Type Mega Steelix, Fluff-Fluff, Fossils, Shiny Mega Gardevoir)
[TCG] Explosive Fighter / Cruel Traitor Break Expansion Packs
[TCG Campaign] Receive 1 Premium Professor Sycamore card for every 2 boxes of Explosive Fighters and or Cruel Traitor cards bought at a certified Pokemon Card Gym (including the Pokemon Center)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – July
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Pattern Items
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush (Emonga, Lilligant, Marshtomp, Minccino, Pachirisu, Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] “Trick Battle” Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] “Forest Playtime” Mini Promotion
[Merchandise] Flip Phone Case (Outline | Charizard)
[Collaboration] Sepia Graffiti
[Campaign] Part 1 of the Yokohama Eeveelution Postcard campaign starts
[Banpresto] Pokemon XY&Z – Large Masterball Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + Pichu Plush
[Nanoblock] Blastoise, Venusaur
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Gummi Candy
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Graphix Tshirts (Ditto, Magneton, Mewtwo, Pikachu, Umbreon)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Hiroshima Center 1st Year Anniversary
[MonColle] 2016 Movie Special Pack Vol 1 (Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Mega Gengar, Zygarde Perfect Forme), Mega Beedrill, Mega Sharpedo, Mega Tyranitar
[Merchandise] Shoulder Pikachu Plush – Girl Version
[Takara Tomy] Great Ball Plush, Master Ball Plush, Pokeball Plush, Ultra Ball Plush
[Banpresto] My Pokemon Collection – Pokemon The Movie XY&Z 2016 (Dedenne, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Mega Gengar, Volcanion, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY&Z 2016 – Large Plush (Zygarde Core, Zygarde Perfect Forme)
I’m still alive!
I have a small backlog of Pokemon Center reports and UFO catcher releases to post, but I will try my best to get those up over the next week.
There were no announcements from Friday the 13th, but Friday the 20th made up for it, kind of.
First, new Pokemon Center exclusive plush! This latest batch of plush includes Psyduck, Magearna, Poliwhirl, Jigglypuff, and Ampharos. Psyduck will be released first on May 28th while the rest of the plush in this batch will go on sale from June 4th. All plush will retail for 1,296 yen, except for Magearna which will be 2,160 yen.
June 4th will also bring us brand new Pokemon With You charms. This second batch in the charm series will feature Ash’s Greninja, Charizard, Jirachi, Lucario, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon, and Sylveon, and each charm will sell for 270 yen.
As usual, along with the release of June’s Monthly Pair Pikachu this past Saturday (post coming soon!), we received the announcement for July’s Monthly Pair. This pair of Pikachu are ready for a fun time at the beach and will go on sale June 18th for the usual price of 2,808 yen.
Two new Break expansion packs (Explosive Fighter & Cruel Traitor) will go on sale from June 17th. These two sets include the first ever Volcanion card, an appearance by Shiny Mega Gardevoir and Magearna, Break versions of Xerneas and Yveltal, and a new dual-type card mechanic.
Each individual pack contains 5 random cards and retail price is 162 yen.
Starting from June 18th, buy 2 boxes of cards from either of the new expansion sets from a certified Pokemon Card Gym to receive 1 Premium Professor Sycamore card, while supplies last.
Not coincidentally coinciding with the new expansion pack releases, card sleeves will also go on sale from June 18th. There will be four Pokemon Center exclusive designs, all half decks containing 32 sleeves per pack, and retailing for about 390 yen per pack.
The four designs will be: Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Fossils, Dual Type Mega Steelix, and Fluff Overload with Meowth, Swablu, Mareep, and Whimsicott.
Last and certainly not least, and quite possibly the best news I’ve heard in a long time, a third part to the very popular All-Star series by Sanei has been announced for July 16th and features a wide variety of plush, similar to the original All-Star collection that came out near the end of 2015.
The third set of All-Star plush will include 15 plush in total.
Of course the plush I am most excited for is…Minccino!!! The Pokemon that got me back into the Pokemon fandom and my original favorite number 1 collection Pokemon. It’s been so long since Minccino had an official plush. I’m sad I won’t in Japan for the release so I won’t be able to hand pick a Chillarm for myself, but I already have 2 pre-ordered and I can’t wait to add them to my collection!
New Pokemon Center Plush
July Monthly Pikachu
Pokemon With You Charms Part 2
Explosive Fighter & Cruel Traitor
New Card Sleeves