Volume 11 of the popular Pokemon Time series went on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on August 25th (Saturday) to a great amount of fanfare.
This release had a bunch of firsts for the Pokemon Time promo.
Pokemon Time Mascot
First, there were both regular sized plush and mascot plush (pictured here). The regular sized plush (Cosmog, Rowlet, and Mimikyu) come with matching boxes for packaging and display.
The figure straps which up until this point have been a Pokemon Time staple were removed and replaced with gacha figures and blind packaged rubber charms.
Another addition was the popular 3 pairs for $10 Pokemon Center socks, featuring Rowlet, Popplio, Litten, Alolan Vulpix, Midnight Lycanroc, Bewear, Cosmog, and Mimikyu.
On top of that, the Pokemon Center introduced people merchandise into the line-up, with Acerola, Moon, and Lillie featured on some of the main merchandise alongside their Pokemon companions, plus figure versions of all three as gacha prizes and three plush that are currently available for pre-order with a release date in January 2019.
Another first: this year’s release had a side mini promotion with a traditional skajan theme. This side release had it’s own Pikachu plush wearing a Pikachu sized version of one of the four skajan jackets available in human sizes.
Along with the jackets, there were also four matching hats: Raikou, Charizard, Rayquaza, and Pikachu.
Takara Tomy Sleeping Plush
Takara Tomy released a small set of sleeping plush, which included Eevee, Popplio, Litten, and Rowlet. They’re soft and cute!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.
Welcome to September!
As I expected, the Pokemon Center finally gave us the official merchandise list for this year’s Halloween promotion… but not many pictures yet again. Although at least we did get pictures of all the plush and a couple extras (unlike when Pokemon Time was originally announced…)
As mentioned previously, the Halloween promotion will drop September 8th (Saturday) at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan.
Halloween 2018 Plush
This year’s promotion doesn’t have quite as extensive a selection as past years however on the other hand we have 6 plush and 4 mascot plush, which is a lot for a Pokemon Center promotion.
The Halloween promotion is divided into two parts: Team Treat (with Pikachu) and Team Trick (with Mimikyu).
The three main plush for Team Treat are Pikachu, Ampharos, and Sylveon. The three main plush for Team Trick are Mimikyu, Pumpkaboo, and Gengar.
Each plush will cost 1,944 yen including tax.
The two mascot plush for Team Treat are Umbreon and Dedenne. The two mascot plush for Team Trick are Banette and Sableye.
Each mascot plush will cost 1,296 yen including tax.
Along with the plush, there will also be two sets of A4 size clearfiles, with 3 designs per set (410 yen including tax per set).
Cookie tins, with one design for Team Treat and one for Team Trick (972 yen including tax per tin)
Halloween 2018 Cookies
Each tin comes with print cookies – cookies with Pokemon printed on them. As probably assumed, the Team Trick cookie tin will have cookies featuring Team Trick Pokemon, and same for Team Treat.
Halloween 2018 Charms
There will be two types of blind packaged charms – each will cost 540 yen including tax for a single charm.
Team Treat is acrylic charms and has 9 charm designs in total (Banette, Sableye, Gengar, Bewear, Pumpkaboo, Misdreavus, Mimikyu, Rotom)
Team Trick is metal charms and has 8 charm designs in total (Eevee, Vulpix Pair, Swirlix/Whimsicott/Vanillite, Espeon, Umbreon, Sylveon, Ampharos, Pikachu, Dedenne)
B6 Double Ringed Notebook (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 702 yen each
B7 Assorted Memo Sheets (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 432 yen each
Assorted Stickers (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 540 yen each
Dice Bag (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 648 yen each
Mug w/ Lid (Team Treat) – 1,512 yen
Heat Changing Mug (Team Trick) – 1,512 yen
The final photos for the Pokemon Time Vol 11 release coming out tomorrow (Saturday August 25th) surfaced so better late than never!
First up: three surprise plush!
For the first time in Pokemon Time history, the Pokemon Center is selling human plush.
Pre-orders for Acerola, Lillie, and Moon will start August 25th (Saturday) at 10 am and close September 30th (Sunday) at 11:59 pm JP time.
Plush are scheduled to ship out January 2019.
Each plush costs 4,104 yen with tax.
Along with plush, the three trainers will join their companion Pokemon (Cosmog, Rowlet, and Mimikyu) for the Pokemon Time gacha, making two more firsts for the Pokemon Time series.
As I sort of expected, the three main Pokemon Time plush look pretty much the same as their mascot plush counter parts… simply bigger.
We also finally can see the very original skajan inspired hats from the skajan portion of the Pokemon Time release!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements.
All items mentioned in this post can be pre-ordered through Japanstuffs.com so check them out if you’re interested!
Until next time~
Pikachu Halloween Party 2018
Pikachu Halloween Party 2018 – Daisuki Club
I thought this week would be super boring announcement wise.
Pamphlets started appearing in Pokemon Centers with preview images of this year’s super exciting Halloween promotion!
The plush look so good! My inner (outer?) Halloween fan girl is screaming.
It looks like there will be two parts to this release, which comes out in Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from September 8th (Saturday): one half is Team Treat and one half is Team Trick (with a more ghostly theme).
There’s three plush per team. Team Treat has Ampharos, Sylveon, and Pikachu. Team Trick has Gengar, Mimikyu, and Pumpkaboo. Each plush will cost 1,944 yen including tax.
There will also be two mascot plush per team. Team Treat has Dedenne and Umbreon, Team Trick has Sableye and Banette. Each mascot plush will cost 1,296 yen including tax.
There will definitely be way more merchandise included in this release, including most likely blind packaged rubber charms because that seems to be a constant theme (and maybe gacha figures? figure straps?) and 99.9% certainty of some sort of cute cookie tin, and maybe mug. I guess we’ll see!
Completely unannounced, these cute Pikachu mascot plush went on sale on the 10th (this week’s releases came out Friday instead of Saturday as Friday was a public holiday in Japan). These mascot plush were released as part of the annual Pikachu Invasion event, and actually all of the designs have surfaced as designs for the mascot Pikachu that are part of the event.
This small release included 5 plush designs: Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green, and Afro. (You can order them here via Japanstuffs.com)
These cute figures, called Cable Bite as that’s what they do, are designed to protect your lightening cables from fraying and making your phone look cute. Available designs include: Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, Munchlax, Psyduck, and Piplup, and contrary to what I originally thought, they are sold not blind packaged so you can pick exactly which one you want.
Last but not least!
The Pokemon Center finally graced us with photos of most of the items from the up-coming Pokemon Time Vol 11 release. We’re still missing photos of the actual plush, but I guess something is better than nothing (grumble grumble)
There are 8 mascot plush in total: Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Midnight Lycanroc, Mimikyu, Cosmog, Bewear, and Alolan Vulpix.
The three plush are Cosmog, Alolan Vulpix, and Rowlet, so most likely the plush will be larger versions of the ones pictured here.
Pokemon Time Vol Sample 1
More pictures: Clearfiles, memo note set with boxes, iPhone cases, and pens.
Pokemon Time Vol 11 Candy Tins
Blind packaged jeweled candy tins (not pictured is the secret design, because of course)
Pokemon Time Vol 11 Skajan
Pikachu plush from the Skajan inspired side line.
(Note: The Pikachu plush is wearing a plush sized version of a jacket that’s also available in human form)
Pokemon Time Vol 11 Skajan 2
Some of the other items from the Skajan inspired Pokemon Time side line-up: totebags (Pikachu & Raikou), pouch, and sacoche.
That wraps up today’s post!
Have a great weekend~
This week’s Friday Announcements post has a ton of photos, so get ready~
A new Pokemon Center original blind-packaged figure collection, called Atsumare! Pikachu Seaside (Collect Them All! Pikachu Seaside) will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan July 13th (Friday). This set will have 10 figures in total, and each blind packaged figure costs 500 yen including tax. Although the collection is mainly Pikachu, there is a bonus Lapras (floaty toy), Eevee, Sandygast, and sort of Snorlax thrown in for fun.
A brand new Pokemon Center pair plush series, called Seasons: Pikachu & Eevee, will hit shelves in Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting July 7th (Saturday).
There will be a pair plush of Pikachu and Eevee for all four seasons, starting with summer. I’m excited to see what we get next for fall!
Two new Pokemon Center original TCG card sleeve designs will go on sale starting July 6th (Friday).
The two designs are Mewtwo and Zeraora. Each pack has enough sleeves for a full deck plus a few extras and costs 777 yen including tax.
A special Pikachu 2018 TCG card set will go on sale exclusively through the 7-11 convenience stores starting July 6th (Friday).
Each set includes 1 holo Pikachu promo card, 1 pack of “Cracked Sky’s Charisma” and 1 pack of “Thunder Spark” boosters.
1 set will cost 378 yen including tax.
A jumbo Zeraora card set will go on sale starting July 13th (Friday), costing 1,188 yen after tax.
These card sets will be sold at movie theaters or places where Pokemon movie tickets are sold.
Each set includes: 1 jumbo sized Zeraora and Friends card, 1 holo Zeraora promo card, 3 packs of “Cracked Sky’s Charisma” boosters and 3 packs of “Thunder Spark” boosters.
The Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary festivities continues with more merchandise!
Pre-orders for this gorgeous clock will run from July 13th (Friday) at 8 am until September 2nd (Sunday) at 11:59 pm. Orders will start shipping out near the end of December 2018.
Speaking of the 20th Anniversary, a small promotional series featuring an original illustration by Sugimoto, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting July 13th (Friday).
Along with the main Pokemon Center items, a special Pikachu & Red figure will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Pokemon Center On-Line Store starting the same day. This figure will cost 9,180 yen including tax.
Ash Pika 1
T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,456 yen each
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Stickers – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Ash Pika 2
Collectable Art – 5,084 yen
IIIIfit for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 3,240 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case (150mm) – 3,240 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,296 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pokemon TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Flat pouch – 1,620 yen
Stainless Steel Mug Cup – 1,944 yen
Pokemon TCG Card Sleeve – 777 yen
Pokemon TCG Deck Case – 390 yen
Pokemon TCG Collection File – 1,566 yen
Last but not least, the Pokemon Center is collaborating with the 3 Coins discount store. A bunch of every day use goods, all costing 300 yen (plus tax) will be available for purchase exclusively at 3 Coin stores throughout Japan starting July 14th (Saturday).
Fun fact: 3 Coins is named so because most of the items sold in the store unless otherwise marked cost 3 coins (or in other words, 300 yen). The store mainly sells items that can be used at home, bags, pouches, umbrellas, kitchen related items, and other fun things, very similar to a 100 store but slightly more expensive.
Note: These items will not be sold at Pokemon Centers.
Starting June 30th, these cute Pokemon themed shopping bags will be given out with all 3 Coins purchases commemorating the opening of the 2018 Pokemon Summer movie “Everyone’s Story” July 13th (Friday). The Pokemon shoppers will only be available while supplies last, so if you want one, go sooner rather than later.
3 Coins 1
Melamin Cup (2 Designs)
Melamin Plate (2 Designs)
Tupperware Set (2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Pitcher – 500 yen
Kitchen Sponge Set (2 Sets)
Melamin Sponge Set of 8
Zip-Lock Bags (2 Designs)
Stock Bags (2 Designs – 3 sizes per design)
Non-Slip Mat (2 Sets – 2 mats per set)
3 Coins 2
Interior / Bath Items
Clothing Hamper (2 Designs)
Recycle Bag (2 Designs)
Mini Recycle Bags 3 Piece Set
Slippers (Adult Size – 2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Slippers (Child Size – 2 Designs)
Die-Cut Cushion (3 Designs) – 500 yen each
Mat (2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Laundry Net (2 Designs)
Toilet Seat Cover
Toilet Paper Holder
3 Coin 3
Ice Pack (Set of 2 | 2 Designs)
Leisure Sheet (2 Designs)
Lunch Tote Bag (2 Designs)
Water Proof Pouch (3 Designs)
Knapsack (2 Designs)
3 Coin 4
Umbrella (Kids Size)
Umbrella (Adult Size) – 500 yen
Pen Case (2 Designs)
Set of Memo Stickers
Die-Cut Memo Pads (3 Designs) – 150 yen each
Phone Shell Case (iPhone 7/8)
Silicone Phone Case (2 Designs | iPhone 7/8) – 500 yen each
Pouch (2 Designs)
Slide Mirror (2 Designs)
Atsumare! Pikachu Seaside
Seasons Pikachu & Eevee
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Clock
Pikachu & Red
Pokemon x 3 Coins
I wasn’t sure what to expect for tonight’s Pokemon announcements, so I was pleasantly surprised with the up-coming promotions that were announced.
The official Pokemon Center Cafe will be offering a special summer themed menu from July 13th until September 2nd.
Along with the special food menu, the cafe is changing their drink coasters to Pikachu, Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, and a secret surprise design. Customers who visit the cafe get 1 random coaster for every drink ordered.
Along with the cafe menu, the Pokemon Center will have a food themed promotion, called Pokemon Tropical Sweets, coming out July 7th (Saturday).
Icing Cookie (Pikachu | Eevee) – 594 yen each
Icing Cookie Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Eevee | Snorlax | Alola Vulpix) – 864 yen each
Pikachu Donut Mascot Plush – 1,620 yen
Figure Collection (blind packaged) – 648 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Mini Pouch – 1,512 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen
Multi Smart Phone Case – 3,456 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
B6 Ringed Notebook – 648 yen
Memo Set w/ Box – 972 yen
Deco Tape Set – 864 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Paper Plate – 594 yen
Paper Cup – 432 yen
Drink Holder – 1,296 yen
Glass Mug w/ Lid – 1,512 yen
Stainless Bottle – 2,700 yen
Pass Case – 1,728 yen
Assorted Stickers – 648 yen
Stickers – 648 yen
Picks – 540 yen
Leisure Sheet – 1,512 yen
Black Board – 1,620 yen
A spooky summer themed promotion will go on sale at the Pokemon Center in Japan starting June 23rd (Saturday).
The promotion, called “Hyaku Poke Yako” translates to 100 Pokemon Night Parade and is reference to the “Hyakki Yako” which is a Japanese legend about 100 Japanese yokai parading through the streets at night during summer. The night parade is a popular image in Japanese art.
Hyaku Poke 1
Plush (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix | Greninja | Froslass) – 2,376 yen each
Can Badge Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja Set) – 864 yen each
Wood Strap Collection (Blind Packaged | 6 Designs) – 540 yen each
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
(Not Pictured) TCG Card Sleeves (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 777 yen each
Pin Collection (Gacha | Random) – 300 yen per play
Small Plate (Vulpix | Greninja | Froslass | Mawile) – 1,080 yen each
(Not Pictured) Chopstick Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja & Golisopod Set) – 1,080 yen each
Chopstick Holder Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja & Golisopod Set) – 1,296 yen each
Hand Towel – 1,404 yen
Cushion – 2,160 yen
Japanese Paper Stickers – 540 yen
Mini Poster – 432 yen
Post Card Set – 260 yen
Tote-Bag – 2,160 yen
Noren Curtain (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 3,780 yen each
T-Shirt (Night Parade | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
T-Shirt (Pokemon Crest | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
Short Wide Umbrella – 3,456 yen
Folding Fan (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 2,376 yen each
Tea Cup (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 1,296 yen
Gold Leaf Sticker Set – 972 yen
Dice Bag – 1,296 yen
Sacoche – 2,196 yen
The following items will be released July 13th (Friday).
Mini Figure Collection (7 Designs | Blind Packaged) – 864 yen each
Senbei – 1,026 yen
Wind Chime (Chimecho | Bronzong) – 1,620 yen each
Pokemon Oedo 4
The Japanese style Pokemon Oedo series returns June 30th (Saturday) with three new items. As usual, these items will be available at the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center and the On-Line Center only.
Senbei – 702 yen
Coin Pouch (Poliwhirl) – 4,860 yen
Coin Pouch (Pikachu) – 4,212 yen
Last but not least! Pokemon vending machines will start appearing in select locations.
These vending machines, referred to as “Pokemon Stands” will offer Pokemon Center exclusive merchandise outside of Pokemon Centers and Stores. These Pokemon Stands will also count as “Poke-Stops” for Pokemon Go.
For now, the locations will be: Haneda Airport, Aqua City Odaiba, Ebina Service Area, and Ashigara Service Area. The Haneda Airport’s Pokemon Stand will also offer Haneda exclusive Pikachu Pilot and Flight Attendant plush for sale.
Everything listed here and more | available at Japanstuffs.com~
Pokemon Tropical Sweets
Hyaku Poke Yako
Pokemon Oedo Part 4