Merchandise Overview – November

11.3

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2017
[Pokemon Center] Winter Hide-And-Seek

11.7

[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo start

11.9

[Banpresto] Extra Large Size Santa Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Pikachu, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charizard x 2, Dragonite x 2)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)

11.10

[TCG] Starter Set – Legendaries – Solgaleo GX Lunala GX
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Premium Edition
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Toys R Us Exclusive – Special Starter Set

11.11

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon New Years 2018

11.13

[Re-Ment] Pikachu Sweets Time

11.16

[Banpresto] Big Christmas Stocking Pikachu plush (Red, Green)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Fire Type (Charmander, Tepig, Fennekin)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Big Blanket (Eevee)

11.17

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Necrozma, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Metal Charms (Dusk Lycanroc, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Alola Ultra Adventure Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Ditto 3-Charm Sets
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Z-Power Ring Special Set
[Takara Tomy] Rotom Pokedex DX
[MonColle Ex] Necrozma, Necrozma (Dusk Form), Necrozma (Dawn Form), Ash’s Pikachu (Thunderbolt Attack Pose), Dusk Lycanroc
[MonColle Get] Special Pack – Legendary Alolans

11.18

[San-ei] All-Star Collection Part 6 (Charmeleon, Ivysaur, Wartortle, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Slowpoke, Flaaffy, Machop, Chandelure, Drifloon, Budew, Sewaddle, Absol, Wooper, Lapras, Raichu, Banette)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Cushions (Magikarp, Swinub)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu Nebukuro Get!

11.21

[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo – new items added
[Bandai] Pokemon Kids Sun & Moon – Dusk Lycanroc Edition

11.23

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Water Type (Totodile, Piplup, Mudkip, Popplio)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Charizard, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Umbreon, Espeon)

11.25

[Pokemon Center] Ditto With You Gacha
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon College Logo Series Part 2
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Mimikyu

11.29

[Pokemon Center] Mezase Pokemon Master – 20th Anniversary – CD Release

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Yurutto

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Yurutto

Hello everyone!

This post will cover the recent Pokemon Yurutto release at Pokemon Centers in Japan.

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As with most promotions worth their salt, this promo had two main plush (Pikachu and Dedenne)

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Along with four mascot sized plush (Pikachu, Dedenne, Bewear, and Rowlet)

There was also a larger Bewear cushion… which ended up being much bigger than we were expecting. Downright huge! And heavy! Downside: shipping price. Upside: perfect for hugs!

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The most interesting items from this promo (in my opinion) were the two candy related pieces!

Sakuma Drops are an iconic Japanese candy. They are flavored using real fruit juice and are manufactured by the Sakuma Candy Company, located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo (of all places!) These candies have been available since the Meiji era (early 1900s) and the tins are considered collectibles as the design changes often and they tend to do a lot of collaborations… like pictured here!

The other item is, believe it or not, a cookie tin… in the shape of a trash can! How original is that? (Pretty original!)

Another favorite for me: socks!! The Pokemon socks don’t always show up in every promotion, but when they do, you can bet I’m excited about it. This promotion featured 9 different designs, all of them adorable.

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The number of bags and pouches in this promotion were a little ridiculous, but hey, everyone has stuff they need to carry around with them, and everyone needs a bag or pouch to carry aforementioned stuff in.

There was one big tote bag (squishy faced electric rodents) and one smaller bag (Dedenne, Rowlet, and Pikachu hanging out) designed to carry lunch boxes.

The Pikachu tickling the other Pikachu with a puff ball is one flat pouch viewed from both sides.

Squishy face electric rodents and Pyukumuku punching Pikachu are both long pouches! As a side note, the Pyukumuku design was labeled as “Massage” – clearly the Pokemon Center has a different view on what a massage is compared to say… me. (I’d say poor Pikachu but he seems to be enjoying it)

Finally, there were two dice bags – the not Drifloon one features Ludicolo on the back.

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There were five different sticker sheets, with different designs on each sheet.

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Rounding up the rest of the merch list…

Cellphone cases! The hard case on the left is designed for iPhone 7 while, as usual, the flip case is designed for all medium sized phones.

A set of cute notebooks and the infamous Croquis sketchbook which seems to have become a Pokemon Center staple recently.

Clearfiles! Because of course. I mean, this is the Pokemon Center we’re talking about.

Four card sleeve designs and two deck cases (each sleeve pack comes with 64 sleeves)

Hand towels in three designs (Pikachu, Dedenne, and Rowlet).

That basically wraps up our coverage of the Pokemon Yurutto promotion!

Did you get anything from this promotion? What was your favorite item?

I love silly promotions like this where we get non-stock illustrations and neat stuff (like trash can cookie tins!)

Until next time~

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)

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Putitto Vol 2 + Pokemon With You

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Putitto Vol 2 + Pokemon With You

Hello everyone!

I made it through the weekend, didn’t get trapped in the Atlanta airport, and it’s another Pokemon Friday with a new batch of up-coming merchandise announcements.

Tonight’s merch related stuff was fairly quiet but we have two up-coming treats to look forward to.

First up, the Putitto x Pokemon gacha series continues with Vol 2: This Time The Spoops Are Real. This set will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 30th (Saturday), with the usual price of 300 yen per play.

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The set will have 7 figures in total with no secrets. The 7 Pokemon are Haunter, Mimikyu, Gourgeist, Litwick, Drifloon, Banette, and Sableye.

Second but not any less exciting… a new batch of Pokemon With You charity badges featuring the new super adorable artwork! These new badges will also go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 30th (Saturday). Each badge will cost 270 yen after tax and 100% of proceeds will go towards supporting children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

This batch will include Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Mew, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Snorlax, Lapras, Dragonite, and Raichu.

Which one is your favorite? There are so many cute ones, it’s hard for me to pick, but that Mew with the heart tail is calling to me, along with Eevee!

Last but not least, these four 2018 schedule books are set to hit the shelves tomorrow (Saturday, September 16th) Japan time.

The two Pikachu schedule books are made of leather and cost 2,160 yen each after tax.
The Eeveelution and Ditto Transform schedule books are made of not leather material and the price reflects this with each book costing 1,080 yen after tax.

(You can order these books and more over at Japan Stuffs, including the Pokemon Yurutto goods that come out tomorrow!)

I have a small backlog of Pokemon Center Reports to put up, hopefully soon, so stay tuned!

Until next time~

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Pokemon Putitto Volume 2
Pokemon With You Charity Goods

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Mikan Pikachu + Mysterious Encounters + Hoenn Badge Collection

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Mikan Pikachu + Mysterious Encounters + Hoenn Badge Collection

A couple medium sized to small announcements for this Friday!

This adorable mikan orange themed mini promotion will go on sale exclusively in Ehime prefecture in Shikoku, Japan to celebrate the grand opening of the Emifull Masaki location Pokemon Store. The store will start business from September 22nd (Friday) and the promotion will go on sale at the same time.

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Merch Line-Up

Pikachu Pair Plush – 2,808 yen
Pikachu Pair Mascot Plush – 1,404 yen
Metal Charm Set (A | B) – 972 yen
A4 Clearfile – 302 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,296 yen

As promised, information on the Mysterious Encounters promotion (basically Pokemon Halloween 2017 Part 2) was released today as well. This promotion will also go on sale starting September 22nd (Friday) at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan. Note that some times will go on sale from October 28th (Saturday). As I expected, the majority of merch included are simple items featuring a print pattern, but if you like a more “goth” type feel and you love ghosts, this promo might be up your alley.

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Merch Line-Up

Blanket – 3,240 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Foldable Mirror – 1,512 yen
Hand Towel – 756 yen
Face Towel – 1,080
Croquis Sketchbook – 432 yen
Set of Cork Coasters – 486
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen

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Free-Size Hoodies (Mimikyu | Banette | Sableye) – 6,048 yen each

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Cushion – 3,240 yen
5108 Necklaces (Mimikyu | Chandelure | Sableye) – 4,104 yen each
Tote Bag – 3,780 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Pouch – 1,620 yen
Tissue Pouch – 1,188 yen
Hair Scrunchie – 1,080 yen

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Pass Case – 1,004 yen

Last but not least, a super fancy set of Hoenn region Pokemon Gym Badges will be available for pre-order through the Pokemon Center On-Line Store from September 16th (Saturday) at 10:00 am until October 22nd (Sunday) at 11:59 pm. Each set costs 19,440 yen including tax and comes with one of each badge (8 in total) and a special frame.

That wraps up the announcements for this week!

For everyone affected by or soon to be affected by Irma, stay safe.


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