Merchandise Overview – January

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[Pokemon Center] 2018 Lucky Bags (Mega Tokyo, Skytree Town, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka)
[Pokemon Center] Oteire Please Promo (Mega Tokyo, Skytree Town, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, On-line Store)
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls (Midday Lycanroc, Midnight Lycanroc, Dusk Lycanroc)

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[Pokemon Center] 2018 Lucky Bags (Sapporo, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
[Pokemon Center] Oteire Please Promo (Sapporo, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)

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[Bandai] Pokeball Ultra Collection

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[Banpresto] Snorlax Alarm Clock
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Cleffa, Igglybuff, Marill)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Jigglypuff Plush

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[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Sweet Treats

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[Banpresto] Poke-Gyutto Large Plush (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix)
[Premium Bandai] Pokeball Special Collection Part 2

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[TCG] Ultra Force Booster Pack
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Large Dress-Up Pikachu (Boy, Girl)
[Goodsmile] Preorders start for Giovanni Nendoroid

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Typhlosion, Pichu)
[Pokemon Center] Sinnoh Can Badges
[Pokemon Center] Secret Teams / Rainbow Rocket Promotion
[Nanoblock] Lugia, Ho-oh
[Nanoblock] Mini Pokemon Collection Part 3

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[Re-Ment] Puru-Puru Collection (Rowlet, Pikachu, Gengar, Slowpoke, Ditto, Pyukumuku, Secret)

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[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Snorlax Plush
[Bandai] Attack Pose Figures (Pikachu, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Charizard, Gyarados, Necrozma)

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[Banpresto] Poke Dakko Large Plush (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Large Snorlax Face Cushion

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[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Living & Dining
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet Clothing Sets (Biker, Snow Set)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Magikarp

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + San-ei Pokemon Series

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + San-ei Pokemon Series

Happy Friday the 13th everyone~

I was really hoping we would get news this Friday on the yearly Pokemon Christmas promotion as the Christmas promos always come out in November and it’s now almost mid October. First, the Pokemon site decided to update two hours late and then only gave us one news release related to merch. Maybe next week!

In the mean time…

Not really a surprise if you keep up with the Pokemon Fan magazine, but the Ditto Transform series will continue from October 21st through to the following weekend with more Ditto related items coming out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan October 28th (Saturday – also two days before my birthday!)

This release will feature a bunch of Ditto related items that you can use throughout your day, including bags, pouches, a hoodie, and other neat things.

Full Line-Up

Ditto Transform Items 1

Just The Right Size Squishy Ditto Plush – 4,104 yen
Ditto Cookies – 1,054 yen
Ditto Plush Hat – 1,944 yen
Ditto Plush Slippers – 2,160 yen
Ditto Coin Purse – 1,080 yen
Ditto Plush Pass Case – 1,296 yen
Ditto Thermos – 2,700 yen
Ditto Hoodie (Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen

Ditto Transform Items 2

Ditto Tea Cup – 1,620 yen
Ditto Drinking Glass – 1,080 yen
Ditto Cushion – 2,700 yen
Ditto Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Ditto Tote Bag – 3,240 yen
Ditto Knapsack – 2,592 yen
Ditto Squishy Mascot – 972 yen

Ditto Items Daisuki

Ditto Pouch – 1,512 yen
Ditto Carabiner Clip – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
A4 Double Pocket Clearfile – 400 yen

The extra squishy and extra large Ditto plush will be back up for pre-orders starting October 28th (Saturday) exclusively through the Japanese Pokemon Center on-line store. This plush will cost 13,000 yen after tax and is roughly 2 feet of squishy Ditto.

All Stars February 2018

Unrelated to Ditto, the official San-ei Twitter account tweeted earlier with preview images of Pokemon plush scheduled for release in late February 2018.

Mascot Plush

Bellsprout, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglypuff, Togepi, Azurill, Chimecho, Wynaut
10 versions of Unown (A, E, H, K, M, N, R, S, T, Y)

Tissue Box Plush

Snorlax, Slowpoke

On a parting note, my original charms, stickers, and postcards are still available for purchase!

Check out this post for more information.

Until next time~

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Ditto Transform

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 ­čÖé

Until next time!

A New Type of Regional Goods – Pok├ętabi

We finally have more information on the Pok├ętabi 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)

Poketabi-Tokyo

Tokyo Charms: Pikachu, Mew, Vulpix
Tokyo Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Ditto, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Charmander, Vulpix + Secret

Poketabi-Yokohama

Yokohama Charms: Pikachu, Meowstic (Male), Meowstic (Female)
Yokohama Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Ducklett, Meowstic (Male), Meowstic (Female), Tynamo, Drifloon, Cleffa + Secret

Poketabi-Nagoya

Nagoya Charms: Pikachu, Sylveon, Sentret
Nagoya Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Sentret, Swablu, Clauncher, Oddish, Stunfisk, Gulpin + Secret

Poketabi-Osaka

Osaka Charms: Pikachu, Octillery, Slowpoke
Osaka Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Chikorita, Totodile, Inkay, Togepi, Slowpoke, Cyndaquil + Secret

Poketabi-Fukuoka

Fukuoka Charms: Pikachu, Milotic, Minccino
Fukuoka Can Badges: Pikachu x 2, Mudkip, Torchic, Treecko, Drifblim, Minccino, Goomy + Secret


PokeTabi Site

Pokemon Center Report – Kuttari Plush Part 6 + Pikachu Invasion + SkyTree Opening + All-Star Part 3 (and more!)

The marvelous Meep is back in Japan and was able to swing by the Pokemon Center a few days ago to take some photos, and so here we are with a recap update!

This post will cover a bunch of releases from July 16th and a little before, so hold on to your butts and get ready for a mountain of photos.

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Let’s start with the July 16th releases! There was a bunch of items that all came out on the same day this year’s summer movie opened in theaters (intentionally because the Pokemon Center loves chaos) including new Monster Collection figures, a new expansion set for TCG, the latest issue of Pokemon Fan, and the start of the pre-orders for the two New 3DS LL game systems, among others. One of those others was the August Monthly Pair Pikachu plush! These two cuties are all dressed up for a fun vacation trip to Alola.

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Another big release for the 16th was the return of the Pikachu Invasion items. There were a couple things I was especially looking forward to seeing, and this hat was number one. Look at it! It’s so cute! It’s a hat with little Pikachu ears!

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The Center also brought back the very popular headband with Pikachu ears, which is also cute, but for some reason the hat is cuter to me.

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The Center previously sold large Pikachu tails that you could clip to your bag or belt, and for this promotion, they sold a female Pikachu version.

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…Along with smaller versions of the Pikachu tails, which were available in both male and female versions.

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Another of my favorite items from this promotion: the Pikachu backpacks! This one is actually a small pouch that can hold items like maybe your phone if it’s not gigantic, change, your keys, etc.

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As well as a larger version you can actually use to carry bigger things. This backpack would definitely make a good accessory for Pokemon Go-ing!

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There were also a couple of stylish t-shirts, including this one with a little fake Pikachu tie print down the front.

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