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We finally got the news tonight that everyone has been waiting for…
The Lucky Bags for 2019! (Fanfare! Applause!)
This year’s Lucky Bags will cost the same as last year’s (4,000 yen including tax) and like last year, each bag will include a random Lucky Bag exclusive plush. This year, we get 1 of 3 foot tall versions of Fit plush: Pikachu, Eevee, or Mew.
Lucky Bags will be distributed as usual on a first come first serve basis.
Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Pokemon Store locations will have Lucky Bags available January 1st.
Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo DX, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka Centers will have Lucky Bags available January 2nd.
The Pokemon Center On-Line put up their lucky bags an hour after the announcement (Friday December 14th at 3 pm JP time) and they sold out a few hours later. Note that this year’s limit seems to be 1 bag per person, vs last year’s 2 bags per person.
Finger Puppets Volume 3
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets return December 22nd (Saturday) with Volume 3!
This release includes: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Dratini, Psyduck, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret, Giovanni, and a Team Rocket Grunt.
Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.
Along with Lucky Bags, Pokemon Centers in Japan will also be selling new mascot plush sized Pokedolls and some matching Pokemon themed accessories from January 1st, 2019 (Tuesday).
This batch of Pokedoll mascot plush will include Lapras, Mew, Poliwhirl, Snorlax, and Gengar, with each plush costing 1,058 yen including tax.
There will also be a few Pokemon themed accessories to compliment your plushies.
Pokedoll Mascot Accessories
Pokedoll Couch (Pikachu | Snorlax) – 972 yen each
Pokedoll Sleeping Bags (Magikarp | Chansey | Weepinbell) – 756 yen each
Mimikyu Tent – 972 yen
Pikachu Bus – 1,080 yen
Pokemon Train – 1,296 yen
Pokemon Center – 972 yen
Pokeball – 756 yen
Last and certainly not least, a sequel to the Saiko Soda promotion that came out earlier this year, called “Mix Au Lait” and featuring all the Eeveelutions, will go on sale in Japan at all Pokemon Centers and Stores from January 1st, 2019 (Tuesday).
As part of the promotion, there will be two Mix Au Lait figure collection sets (Volume 1 & 2) and 1 Saiko Soda figure collection set.
Mix Au Lait Volume 1 includes: Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Sylveon.
Mix Au Lait Volume 2 includes: Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Glaceon.
Saiko Soda includes: Pikachu, Eevee, Swirlix, Litwick, and Oddish.
All gacha figures are 300 yen per play.
Plush (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Saiko Soda Eevee, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,620 yen each
Mascot Plush (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,080 yen each
Eevee Face Badge (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 648 yen each
Mix Au Lait Items
Set of 9 Ramune Candies – 918 yen
Not Pictured Eeveelution Face Cookies – 1,080 yen
Socks (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Saiko Soda Eevee, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,080 yen for 3 pairs
Coin Pouch (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,296 yen each
Mei Messenger Bag (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 5,184 yen each
A5 Notebook (Pikachu, Eevee, Yellow Pattern) – 378 yen each
Foldable Umbrella – 3,024 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Sticker Assortment – 540 yen
Ballpen (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 648 yen each
Pouch (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 1,620 yen each
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
2-Tier Lunch Box – 1,836 yen
Fork w/ Case – 540 yen
Set of 3 Tupperware – 1,512 yen
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Heat Resistant Glass Mug (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 2,052 yen each
Blanket – 3,240 yen
Band-aid Set (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 432 yen each
Heat Resistant Glass Mug (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 2,052 yen each
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
2019 Lucky Bags
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets Volume 3
Pokedoll Mascot Plush
Mix Au Lait / Saiko Soda Gacha
Mix Au Lait Promo
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Red / Green Dot Sprite Promo
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Accessories
[Bandai] Pokemon Kids – First Edition Return (Charizard, Metapod, Pikachu, Raichu, Jigglypuff, Magnemite, Gengar, Lapras, Eevee, Mewtwo, Secret)
[Re-Ment] Atsumete! Kasanete! Poke-Forest Shooting Star (Pikachu & Caterpie, Eevee, Charmander, Togepi & Exeggcute, Jigglypuff, Mimikyu, Hoothoot, Jirachi)
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper Volume 2 (Pikachu, Ditto, Piplup, Rowlet, Arbok, Ditto, Natu, Sentret)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – Colorful (Chikorita, Tyranitar, Leafeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Eevee
[TCG] Booster Pack “Tag Bolt” SM9
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Pikachu & Zekrom Tag Team WCS Illustration Ver., Pikachu & Zekrom Tag Team)
[TCG] Pikachu & Zekrom Tag Team – Deck Case, Play Mat
[Pokemon Center] Q.Pot x Pokemon Center Collaboration
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2018 (Delayed Merch)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection DX – Pikachu’s Sunny Forest
[Munch x Pokemon Exhibit] Pikachu promo card distribution period starts until December 16th.
[Banpresto] Tsuretette Large Plush (Gengar, Ditto)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette Plush (Eevee, Snorlax, Clefairy)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Can Badge Collection – Kalos Region
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon League Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Plush Merch
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Vulpix, Kangaskhan, Psyduck, Meowth, Jigglypuff)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2018 – Delayed Merch (Cookie Tin)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Large Plush – Legendaries (Mew, Shaymin, Manaphy)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Hokkori Iyasare Fuzzy Bags (Pikachu, Rowlet)
[Sekiguchi] Moko-Moko Plush (Bewear, Stufful, Espeon, Umbreon, Eevee, Marshtomp, Magikarp)
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Winter
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Plush & Mascot Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon, Poipole, Litwick, Misdreavus)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha (Leafeon, Glaceon, Poipole, Litwick, Misdreavus)
[Pokemon Center] Super Nerd Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets (Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Dratini, Psyduck, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Sentret, Furret, Giovanni, Team Rocket Grunt)
[Ichiban Kuji] Ichiban Kuji Pokemon – Eevee & Crystal Drops
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Hokkori Iyasare Large Plush (Pikachu, Mareep)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-san Plush – Zeraora
[MonColle] Porygon, Jang Mo-o, Magikarp
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush – Zeraora
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Bulbasaur (Smiling, Winking)
[Bandai] Pokemon Doll 2 (Eevee x 3, Pikachu x 3)
[Ensky] Fluffy Eevee Plush Cushion
[Ensky] Paper Theater – Wood Style (Pikachu, Eevee)
This week’s announcements were pretty lackluster, but maybe next week will be better.
An official Naganadel plush will go on sale exclusively through Pokemon Centers in Japan from October 13th (Saturday).
Plush are 4,536 yen including tax.
Along with the new Kuttari plush coming out tomorrow Japan time (September 29th), the Pokemon Center is also re-releasing a bunch of older kuttari plush.
The re-release batch includes: Pikachu, Eevee, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Slowpoke, and Mew.
Also coming out tomorrow Japan time, a new batch of Pokemon With You charity can badges!
Each badge costs 270 yen including tax, and proceeds go towards helping children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
The Pokemon included in this release are: Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Slowpoke, Lapras, Snorlax, Dragonite, and Mew.
Last but not least, two Pokemon Center exclusive schedule books for 2019 will also go on sale from tomorrow Japan time!
The 151 Collection design will cost 1,080 yen with tax, and the Pikachu & Eevee design will cost 2,160 yen with tax.
From Premium Bandai~
Sort of just in time for Halloween! A Mimikyu keyboard cushion plush is currently available for pre-order.
The Mimikyu plush comes with a keyboard style arm rest, designed for use when using a computer to rest your arms, and costs 5,616 yen including tax.
Orders will start shipping in January 2019.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements Hopefully next week we’ll get more info on the Mofu-Mofu promo set to come out October 13th.
Until next time!
Premium Bandai – Mimikyu Keyboard Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Mimikyu)
[Bapresto] I Love Snorlax – Large Face Cushion
[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Booster Pack (SM8)
[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Pokemon Center Exclusive Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Lugia, Suicune, Blacephalon, Lusamine Family)
[TCG] Lugia Rubber Playmat
[TCG] Lugia Deck Case
[TCG] Collection File (Alola All-Stars, Eevee & Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 2018 Halloween Promotion (Team Treat & Team Trick)
[Pokemon Center] Halloween clear card campaign starts (receive 1 of 2 random Halloween themed clear cards for every 2,500 yen spent)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Seasonal Halloween menu starts
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Plush Tote-bag
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-order starts for Let’s Go Nintendo Switch Set
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 1 (Pikachu, Eevee, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Gengar, Magikarp, Ditto, Snorlax, Pokemon Center)
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for life-size Zeraora plush
[MonColle] Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Ultra Necrozma
[Takara Tomy] Ultra Get! Dex Rotom Figure
[Re-Ment] Floral Cup Collection (Pikachu, Eevee, Dewgong, Ivysaur, Vulpix, Mew)
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper – Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Magikarp, Slowpoke, Snorlax)
[Gacha] Ghost Type Magnets (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull)
[Nintendo 3DS] 3DS Pokemon Themes (Pokemon Boss Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu & Lapras Journeys)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Togepi)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Plush (Cleffa, Munchlax, Pichu)
[U-Treasure] Flareon necklace orders start
[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Black & White Large Can Badge
[Ichiban Kuji] Mimikyu’s Circus
[Re-Ment] Petite Fleur (Pikachu, Eevee, Alola Vulpix, Butterfree, Leafeon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Charizard, Pidgey, Farfetch’d)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)
[Premium Bandai] Pre-order starts for Mimikyu keyboard cushion plush
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Dusk Lycanroc, Alolan Vulpix, Wimpod, Buzzwole)
[Pokemon Center] Yurutto Figure Collection Vol 1 (Pikachu, Rowlet, Dedenne, Ludicolo, Croagunk, Bewear)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badge (Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Snorlax, Mew, Dragonite, Lapras, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Schedule Books (151 Collection, Pikachu & Eevee)
[Nanoblock] Pikachu DX Set
[Nanoblock] Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Magikarp)
This past weekend (August 25th) gave us two big releases: Pokemon Time (coming soon!) and Pokemon Center exclusive plush for every single starter Pokemon across all 7 generations.
This release was in conjunction with the apparently year-long celebration of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary in Japan. The majority of these plush are new releases with a new pattern although the following were all re-releases: Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Piplup, Rowlet, Popplio, and Litten.
Starter Gen 1
Generation 1 (Kanto): Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur
Generation 2 Starter
Generation 2 (Johto): Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita
Generation 3 Starter
Generation 3 (Hoenn): Torchic, Mudkip, Treecko
Generation 4 Starters
Generation 4 (Sinnoh): Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig
Generation 5 Pokemon
Generation 5 (Unova): Tepig, Oshawott, Snivy
Generation 5 Starter
Generation 6 (Kalos): Fennekin, Froakie, Chespin
Generation 6 Starter
Generation 7 (Alola): Litten, Popplio, Rowlet
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report! I hope you enjoyed it 🙂
Until next time~