[Gacha] Pokemon Tsumande-Tsunagete (Pikachu, Snorlax, Magikarp, Pichu, Meowth)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette Plush – Large Plush (Pichu, Cubone)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Pikachu – Large Plush (Pikachu x 2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Poipole)
[TCG] “Dragon Storm” Booster Pack
[Pokemon Center] Lapras Journeys (Card Sleeves)
[Re-Ment] Collect & Stack! Pokemon Forest (Teddiursa, Rowlet, Pikachu, Cerebi, Pichu, Bulbasaur, Bellossom, Pidgeot)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Raichu, Ampharos, Voltorb)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Pikachu – Plush Tissue Case (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Lapras Journeys
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Dex Metal Charms (Poipole/Naganadel, Stakataka, Blacephalon)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Tea Time Set
[Re-Ment] Hide-and-Seek Desk Figures (Magikarp, Psyduck, Squirtle, Butterfree, Caterpie, Dugtrio, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette Plush (Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Pokemon Store] Itami Airport Store Opening
[Takara Tomy] Talky Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Flareon, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Magnemite
[Pokemon Kids] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Ultra Guardians (Xurkitree, Blacephalon, Buzzwole, Eevee, Alola Marowak, Drampa, Bewear)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary
[Pokemon Center] Almost Life-Size Fuzzy Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[Pokemon Center] Tokyo DX Pokemon Center Gacha Figures
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha Figures Part 6 (Alola Vulpix, Electrode, Shaymin, Absol, Whimsicott)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Oedo Part 2
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Spring Clothing Set
[Pokemon Center On-Line] 20th Anniversary Campaign starts
[Ensky] Pokemon Paper Theater – Eeveelutions
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Snorlax)
[Ichiban-Kuji] Pokemon Research – Dedenne
[MonColle] Legendary Bird Set (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Doll Figures
In my attempts to catch up with a bunch of releases that came out all at once, here is part one covering new Pokemon Center plush, card sleeves, Magikarp Jump mini promotion, and a couple miscellaneous items.
First up: new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!
ORAS Plush Again
I should probably say “new” as the majority of plush in this batch came out about two years back or so with the release of Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.
With such a large number of Pokemon, many of which don’t have official plush, I’m not sure why the Center gave us plush of Pokemon that literally get plush all the time, but the Pokemon Center does what it wants. With that said, the plush are still cute!
Tomy Dusk Lycanroc
Our very first official plush of Dusk Lycanroc came out a few weekends ago!
Along with this adorable Rowlet plush that comes with a little backpack to carry him around in.
Lycanroc & Shiny Mimikyu
Last weekend, two surprise and unannounced Pokemon Center plush were released under the rader: shiny Mimikyu and the second official plush of Dusk Lycanroc!
Two Friday’s ago, a bunch of new Pokemon card sleeves were released along with the release of the “Awakened Heroes” and “Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” booster packs.
A matching deck case featuring beautiful Silvally artwork also went on sale the same Friday.
Schedule Books 2018
Four schedule books for 2018 went on sale last weekend also with little fanfare and no previous announcements.
The two Pikachu books are made of leather and the price for both reflect it, as they’re double the price of the Ditto Transform! and Eeveelution books. All of them are cute!
Last and certainly not least, a very small amount of official Magikarp Jump merchandise came out two weekends back. Not pictured here is the blind packaged acrylic charms. (I have two on the way and I’m excited to see which fish patterns I pull!)
Stay tuned for more exciting Pokemon Center Reports!
Until next time~
[Pokemon Center] Ruby / Sapphire Pokemon Center Plush (Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Altaria, Rayquaza, Banette, Sableye, Gulpin, Plusle, Minun)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Time
[Collaboration] New Era x Pokemon Hats
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Ditto Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Large Pikachu Plush (Baby Eyes Pose)
[Rement] Pokemon Camping (Blind Packaged)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Psyduck, Slowpoke, Munchlax)
[TCG] “Awakened Heroes” / Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” Booster Packs
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Silvally, Drampa, Tapu Lele, Goliosopod, Team Skull)
[TCG] Silvally Deck Case
[TCG Campaign] Buy 2 boxes of booster packs at a Pokemon Center or store and get 1 pack of 64 original Acerola card sleeves
[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Jump Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Schedule Books (Pikachu Forest, Pikachu Red, Eeveelutions, Ditto Transform)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Hoenn Gym Badge Collection Preorder Starts
[MonColle] Cosmog, Rowlet (Smiling Version)
[MonColle Anniversary Sets] Unova Starter Pack, Kalos Starter Pack
[Takara Tomy] Rowlet Plush + Ash’s Backpack Set, Cosmog Plush, Dusk Form Lycanroc Plush
[Banpresto] Extra Large Mimikyu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Cosmog, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Plush (Bewear, Meowth, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Emifull Pokemon Store Location Opens / Mini Promotion (Ehime Prefecture Exclusive)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Magnemite –
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Axew, Hydreigon, Garchomp)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Dragonite)
[Merchandise] Pokemon Sun & Moon Ash Plush
[Pokemon Center] Putitto Pokemon Collection Volume 2 (Haunter, Sableye, Banette, Drifloon, Litwick, Gourgeist, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Snorlax, Dragonite, Lapras, Raichu)
[Merchandise] Nanoblock Sets (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Pichu)
I’m back with a separate Friday Merch Announcements post to cover the most recent Pokemon TCG news~
Two new booster packs have been announced via the Pokemon TCG website for release September 15th (Friday).
“Awakened Heroes” (SM4S) and “Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” (SM4A) are both normal booster sets. Each individual pack will cost 162 yen after tax and contain 5 random cards.
As a bonus along with the release, special “First Edition” boxes (30 packs of cards) will be sold of each booster set, with each box containing a guaranteed at least 1 SR, HR, or UR card.
Also starting September 15th, for every two boxes (60 packs) of booster packs bought, you will get 1 full deck’s worth of original Acerola card sleeves (64 sleeves). These bonus sleeves will be given out as a bonus while supplies last and will be available at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan, along with the on-line Pokemon Center Store.
These sleeves can only be obtained through this promotion, and the design is incredibly adorable, so don’t miss out!
September Card Sleeves
As with most big TCG releases, five new card sleeve designs will also go on sale in Japan starting September 15th (Friday).
The five designs are:
Team Skull (Zubat + Salandit)
All packs are for full decks with 64 sleeves each and will cost 777 yen after tax.
There will also be a Silvally deck case costing 390 yen after tax.
That wraps up the latest Pokemon TCG news!
Until next time~
TCG Product List
First Edition Boxes
Acerola Sleeve Promotion
After two weeks or so of no news, the Pokemon Center decided to bless us with a couple exciting announcements today!
Pokedex metal charms are back with all the new Generation 7 and Alola Form Pokemon! These metal charms are sometimes the only merchandise certain Pokemon get, so if you tend to like less popular Pokemon, your time has come. The newest batch of metal charms will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on March 11th.
Overview of Charm Sets
1 Charm (194 yen)
2 Charm Set (378 yen)
3 Charm Set (550 yen)
4 Charm Set (713 yen)
Rattata/Raticate/Alola Rattata/Alola Raticate
Meowth/Persian/Alola Meowth/Alola Persian
Grimer/Muk/Alola Grimer/Alola Muk
Diglett/Dugtrio/Alola Diglett/Alola Dugtrio
Sandshrew/Sandslash/Alola Sandshrew/Alola Sandslash
Vulpix/Ninetails/Alola Vulpix/Alola Ninetails
6 Charm Set (1,026 yen)
Geodude/Graveler/Golem/Alola Geodude/Alola Graveler/Alola Golem
8 Charm Set (1,296 yen)
Pokemon With You returns on March 11th to Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan, coincidentally on the anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. The Pokemon With You series was originally created as a way to raise money for children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and 100% of proceeds from Pokemon With You merchandise goes to charity, so it’s a nice way to donate and get cute Pokemon stuff at the same time.
The newest batch of metal charms includes a mix of Pokemon, including: Snorlax, Alola Vulpix, Alola Raichu, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Lapras, Dragonite, and Bewear. Each charm costs 270 yen after tax.