Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + Vulpix’s Crystal Season

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + Vulpix’s Crystal Season

Hello everyone!

We got some potentially exciting news on up-coming promotions for the end of October.

The popular Ditto Transform! series will return to Pokemon Centers October 21st (Saturday) with five new plush of Ditto trying it’s hardest to transform into other Pokemon.

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As with every Ditto Transform! release to date, there will be plush versions and mascot plush versions of all five Pokemon (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, and Sableye).

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Each plush will cost 1,296 after tax, and each mascot plush will cost 864 yen after tax.

Along with the Ditto Transform! plush series, the fourth installment of the equally popular Ditto Transform! gacha series will also go on sale exclusively at Pokemon Centers in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday).

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The fourth volume of Ditto gacha figures will include Pikachu, Clefairy, Magnemite, Koffing, and Snorlax.

Last and definitely not least, we finally have more information on the Vulpix-centric promotion, “Vulpix’s Crystal Season”, also coming out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday)! Although with a focus on the two Vulpix forms, a lot of merch will also include both fire and ice versions of Ninetails. If you love either or both of the foxie forms, this promotion was made for you!

Full Line-Up

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Plush (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Mascot Plush w/ Charm (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,404 yen each
Snow Globe (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Scrunchies w/ Ears (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each
Stained Glass Key Holder (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 864 yen each

Flip Phone Case – 3,456 yen
Foldable Mirror – 1,512 yen
Glass Mug (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each

Hand Towel – 648 yen
B6 Ringed Notebooks (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 648 yen each

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Cushion – 3,240 yen
Crunchy Chocolate Cookie Tin – 972 yen

Wallet – 3,780 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen

Masking Tape Set – 864 yen
Crystal Stickers – 648 yen
Set of A4 Clearfiles – 496 yen
Stone Bracelets (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,512 yen each

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Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Crystal Stone Ball Pen (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 756 yen each
Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Special Box Set – 3,024 yen

That wraps up Friday’s Pokemon Center announcements!

Until next time~

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Ditto Transform! Plush
Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4
Vulpix’s Crystal Season

Merchandise Overview – October

10.7

[Pokemon Center] Eevee Poncho Collection
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls (Oricorio: Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, Sensu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Sentret, Furret, Marill, Wooper, Joltik, Cutiefly)
[Pokemon Center] Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Buy 5 booster packs to get 1 of 8 random Eevee Poncho cards.

10.9

[Re-Ment] Candy & Snacks
[Re-Ment] Desktop Figure 2

10.12

[Banpresto] Large Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)

10.14

[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Pokemon collaboration

10.16

[Takara Tomy Arts] Pokemon Style Figures Sun & Moon 2 (Decidueye, Primarina, Dusk Lycanroc, Mimikyu)

10.17

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokeball Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)

10.19

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Coin Bank

10.20

[TCG] High Class Pack GX Battle Boost Booster Pack
[TCG] Rubber Playmats (Lillie, Mt Silver)

10.21

[Pokemon Center] Rokon’s Crystal Season
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4 (Pikachu, Clefairy, Snorlax, Koffing, Magnemite)

10.24

[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Vaporeon, Flareon)

10.26

[Merchandise] Mocchi-Mocchi Mini (Psyduck, Marill, Pikachu – Smile Version)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, Litten)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Extra Large Plush (Eevee)

End of October

[Sekiguchi] Mokomoko Mimikyu Plush

10.28

[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Promotion
[Takara Tomy] Shoulder Rowlet Plush
[Moncolle] Mimikyu (Battle Pose), Silvally
[Moncolle Sets] Ash vs Gladion Battle Set (Rowlet, Umbreon, Lycanroc Day, Lycanroc Night)

Pokemon Center Report – Lillie & Gladion + Colorful Trip

Pokemon Center Report – Lillie & Gladion + Colorful Trip

This weekend started off the busy first half of the summer at the Pokemon Center with a super cute travel themed Pokemon Center promotion called “Colorful Trip”, along with a Lillie and Gladion themed promotion.

Starting with Lillie! Out of the two promos this weekend, only the Lillie promo had a plush: a Clefairy based on her much loved in-game doll. As anyone knows who follows my blog, I love Clefairy, so it’s no surprise I was especially excited for this doll for my collection. I assumed it would be about pokedoll sized, even with the price. It ended up being double (triple?) that size, but I’m not complaining. The more Clefairy the better!

The Lillie promotion offered a bunch of unique items that aren’t usually seen in Pokemon Center promotions, such as these paper craft sets.

Can badge sets! Not only are the sets themselves fairly original, but the shape of the badges as well are not the typical round can badge shape.

A lot of items featured the main Lillie and Cosmog illustration. Half of those items also featured a Gladion and Silvally version. There were a couple items that only came in one variation (Lillie, Gladion, or Lusamine) and this flat pouch is one of the few Lusamine items, along with a handkerchief.

For people who loved the illustrations themselves, they were available in “mini” sized poster form. There were five designs in total – Lillie & Cosmog, Lillie & Solgaleo, Lillie & Lunala, Gladion & Silvally, and Lusamine & Nihilego. The Lillie with legendary designs are somehow even more adorable since they both feature child Lillie.

Moving on to the travel promotion! All of the merchandise in the line-up is travel inspired and there was so many pouches, bags, and other travel related accessories. Perfect for the Pokemon lover who travels a lot! These six stickers feature the six main illustrations.

The merchandise line-up was not super big, but this promotion also featured a bunch of original items mixed in with some traditional promo stuff (like this pouch).

This pouch, appropriately named a “travel pouch”, was pretty neat! First, it was bigger than I was expecting, but also it folds out and can be used to store a bunch of items in different compartments.

There was a bunch of old-fashioned trunk inspired merch, both cute and functional. This “suitcase” is actually a shoulder bag. Also of note is the promotion hang tag, which looks like a ticket. (Too cute?!)

This adorable lunch-box themed cookie tin is filled with chocolate Pokeball-shaped cookies.

Last but not least, you can’t travel without actual luggage. There were two suitcases available for purchase, both with a Pokemon theme. The downside is Pokemon Center suitcases are too small for international travel, especially for the price, which is a shame. If it was cheaper or bigger, I would snap one up in a heart beat.

That wraps up this weekend’s Pokemon Center report!
Did you get anything from either promotion? What were you looking forward to the most?

Until next time~

Pokemon Center Report – Little Tales

Pokemon Center Report – Little Tales

A new addition to the popular Pokemon Little Tales promotion came out Saturday, April 8th, and everything was as adorable as expected!

I’m a personal fan of this series as I love the art, created by Shinzi Katoh, who has a very unique style. If you’re a fan like me, you can check out his website here.

Every year there is a new set of plush and mascot plush. The plush this year are a boy and girl Pikachu pair going berry picking.

While the mascot plush are a boy and girl Pikachu pair holding little balloons, going to a little party.

This year’s release also included a third plush: a bigger sleeping Pikachu cushion!

There was a lot of stationary related items in this release. Along with a cute stationary set, there were also two greeting cards (with envelopes), four different designs of decoration (washi) tape, a sticker roll featuring 100 stickers divided into 5 different designs, and two sizes of notebooks.

What good are notebooks without pencils to write with? There were two different types of pencils available (KuroToga and Delguard), each with a different illustration theme.

The Little Tales series tend to feature home goods that aren’t generally seen in other Pokemon Center promotions, and this release was no exception. Along with a cute wooden fork and spoon set, three was also a pasta bowl and a set of glass tupperware, as well as a more traditional Center item: a mug with one of the main promotion illustrations (shown in the background of this photo).

The home goods continued with this adorable photo frame and three types of towels. There were two smaller sized towels (hand and face) that were both this purple pattern with the sleeping Pikachus, plus a small bath towel with the berry picking Pikachu artwork.

Another staple of the Little Tales series: fashion merchandise! There was a shoulder bag, pouch, wallet, pass case, and card case all with this same pink background illustration. They’re cute and simple designs that can easily be used in every day life while not being necessarily over the top but also still being cute and Pokemon. The charm point for me is the little Whismur in the window.

More fashion goods! There was an earring set, with one pair of dangling charms and one pair of studs, as well as two different sets of metal charms because everyone loves metal charms.

That concludes today’s Pokemon Center Report! What did you think of this year’s Little Tales promotion?

If there was anything that piqued your interested, you can still place an order via Japan Stuffs to get the items you desire 🙂

Until next time!

Merchandise Overview – April

4.1

[Pokemon Center] New Pokedolls (Rockruff, Alola Raichu, Alola Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] Big Can Badges – Johto Edition
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu & Friends – Happy Beach Time

4.3

[Gacha] Pokemon School Backpack Collection (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Eevee, Gengar, Pikachu, Squirtle)

4.6

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush – Komala
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)

4.8

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Little Tales Part 4
[Pokemon Center Online] 1st Year Anniversary Campaign starts: get 1 of 3 canvas bags for every 10,000 yen spent

4.13

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Mew, Mewtwo)

Mid April

[Gacha] Pokemon Connecting Charms Part 2 (Gengar, Metapod, Mew, Pikachu, Slowpoke)

4.15

[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Series Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon The Movie: I Choose You Promo
[Pokemon Center Online] Pre-order period for custom phone case orders starts
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Movie Pikachu clearfile campaign starts
[Merchandise] Paper Theater (Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu, Mew/Mewtwo)

4.20

[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Flareon, Vaporeon)

4.21

[TCG] “Beyond New Challenges” Power Booster Pack
[TCG] Special Card Set w/ Alola Vulpix promo card
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon 30 Card Battle Set” – Ash vs Team Rocket

4.22

[Pokemon Center] New Pokemon Sun & Moon Plush (Decidueye, Incineroar, Primarina)
[Takara Tomy] Shoulder Pikachu Plush – Sun & Moon Ver.
[MonColle] Moncolle EX Figures (Pikachu, Raichu)
[MonColle] MonColle Get Vol 7 (Meowth, Alola Meowth, Marowak, Alola Marowak, Sandslash, Alola Sandslash + three secrets)

4.25

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokeball Mascot Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Big Plush – Pikachu
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Huge Plush (Eevee)
[Merchandise] Pokemon Kiri-e Series (Alolan Vulpix, Gengar, Mimikyu, Snorlax)

4.27

[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Plush (Marill, Psyduck)

4.29

[Takara Tomy] Talky Rotom Pokedex Plush