1st Week of August
[Sega] Premium Bath Towels (2 Designs)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-san Plush (Eevee, Lisa)
[TCG] Fairy’s Rise Booster Pack
[TCG] Mina & Rimbombee Card Sleeves
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Towel w/ Hood (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Gengar Plush
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Large Pikachu Plush
[Takara Tomy] Hello Pikachu figure
2nd Week of August
[Sega] Premium Round Box
[Re-ment] Enjoy Cooking! Pikachu Kitchen (8 sets)
[Its’Demo] Pokemon Love Its’Demo – Eeveelutions
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Ultra Guardians Large Plush (Popplio, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Pikachu Lamp (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Mascot Plush (5 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Invasion Mascot Plush
[Pokemon Center] Slowpoke Day
[Pokemon Center] With Pikachu terrarium figures
[Its’Demo] Pokemon Love Its’Demo – Electric Pokemon
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Halloween Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Ghost Plush (Haunter, Mimikyu, Litwick)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Halloween Plush (Pikachu x 3 Designs)
[Re-ment] Petit Fleur (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix, Butterfree, Eevee, Leafeon, Sylveon)
[Re-ment] Eevee & Friends Dreaming Case (Eevee, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center exclusive starter plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Time Vol 11
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Time: Stajan Edition
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pokemon Time trainer plush pre-order starts (Acerola, Moon, Lillie)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Snowglobe pre-orders start
[TCG] Red & Pikachu promo card distribution starts
[MonColle] Alola Ninetails, Naganadel
[Re-Ment] Sleeping on the Cable Part 2 (Pichu, Mew, Sylveon, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Takara Tomy] Sleeping Friends Plush (Litten, Rowlet, Popplio, Snorlax, Eevee)
5th Week of August
[Sega] Large Premium Drawing Set
[Bandai] Pokeball Collection Super (7 designs total)
This week’s announcements were pretty boring as far as announcements go, but I guess not every week can be a parade of upcoming merchandise.
A new booster pack, called “Forbidden Light” (SM6) and featuring Ultra Necrozma, will hit shelves in Japan March 2nd (Friday).
Each pack will contain 5 random cards and will cost 162 yen after tax.
Forbidden Light Card Sleeves
Along with the booster set, 4 Pokemon Center original card sleeves will also go on sale March 2nd.
The 4 designs are Lysandre, Ultra Necrozma, Kalos Girls, and Poipole. Each pack of sleeves will contain 64 sleeves and cost 777 yen after tax.
There will also be an Ultra Necrozma deck case costing 390 yen after tax.
In honor of the release, a super special booster pack set will be available as a pre-order item starting February 10th. This set can be pre-ordered from the Pokemon Center On-Line Store or any Pokemon Center or Store in Japan, with the release date being March 2nd.
This set will include:
2 boxes of Forbidden Light booster packs (60 packs)
1 set of 64 card sleeves (Clemont & Bonnie)
1 deck case (Clemont & Bonnie)
1 card box
The Clemont & Bonnie sleeves and deck case can only be obtained via this set, so if you’re a fan, don’t miss this chance!
The set all together will cost 10,800 yen after tax.
A new Pokemon Store will open in the Osaka International Airport April 18th (Wednesday).
Special Osaka Airport Pilot and Flight Attendant Pikachu plush will be available for sale exclusively through this store location.
Last but not least… the Pokemon Center Tokyo DX!
Both the new Pokemon Center and the Cafe will open March 14th (Wednesday).
As with most Center openings, there will be a variety of campaigns that will start March 14th across Japan, as well as some exclusively for the DX Center.
Tokyo DX Clear Card
First up… everyone’s favorite clear cards! These cards are given out to all visitors regardless of if you purchase something or not.
The first Snorlax + Mew card will be available at all Pokemon Centers across Japan between March 14th and March 25th (or while supplies last).
The Snorlax + Mew on the bridge card will be available only at Tokyo DX, Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, and the Tokyo Station Store and will be distributed between March 26th and April 8th (or while supplies last).
The final Snorlax + Mew design will only be available at Tokyo DX between April 9th and April 22nd (or while supplies last).
Limited Tokyo DX shopping bags will be distributed at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan starting March 14th until they run out. To get a bag, all you need to do is buy something.
Tokyo DX Promo Cards
For every 5 packs of booster cards bought at a Pokemon Center or Store in Japan, customers will receive 1 Sakura Afro Pikachu promo card.
For every 5 packs of booster cards bought specifically at the Tokyo DX Store, customers will receive 1 Gentleman Pikachu promo card.
Both promo cards feature the Tokyo DX Logo.
Finally, and as always while supplies last, tiny foldable fan charms will be given to Tokyo DX customers for every 5,000 yen spent. So if you go and spend 10,000 yen, for example, you’ll get 2 tiny fans.
More information on merchandise will be announced in two weeks, so stay tuned!
Until next time~
Shop for Everyday Mimikyu items at JapanStuffs.com
Forbidden Light Booster Set
Pokemon TCG Information
Osaka Airport Store Opening
Tokyo DX Center Opening Campaigns
This post will cover the recent Pokemon Yurutto release at Pokemon Centers in Japan.
As with most promotions worth their salt, this promo had two main plush (Pikachu and Dedenne)
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!
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.
Yurutto Bags Pouches
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.
There were five different sticker sheets, with different designs on each sheet.
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~
Welcome to September! The month that basically just stands in the way between summer and MY BIRTHDAY HALLOWEEN October.
Before we dive into the Pokemon Merch announcements from Friday, a couple words from the management (aka Miki)
I basically run this blog and all associated social media outlets (Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram) as a way to connect with other Pokemon merch collectors, and to help share information as well as provide non stock photos of cute Pokemon stuff. With that said, if you find any of the things I share useful, please consider offering support! Not only does this help keep the site up and running, but it also lets me know that my words are not just floating off into the ether of the net.
Currently there are three main ways to help support Mikitzune.com~
Along with offering sneak peeks of my artistic works in progress, Patreon offers a laid-back environment where we can talk about up-coming (and current) merch releases.
I offer a couple reward tiers, one of which includes an original piece of art by request. These two pieces are Patreon rewards for August~
I also send out original postcards (illustrated by me) every month, with a new design each month.
Check out my Patreon here!
Buy Me A Coffee
A neat and cute way to help support the site (and also provide me with my much loved coffee)! If you leave the name of a Pokemon in your note when donating, I will draw a little sketch of that Pokemon for you as special thanks
Donate Coffees To Miki
Last and certainly not least, I am always open for art commissions! I accept a wide range of commissions, from simple illustrations and icons to headers, backgrounds, logos, and whatever you want. Although the majority of my most recent work is Pokemon fan art, I am always happy to work with other fandoms as well as original characters.
Click here to go to my commission page
Pokemon Merchandise Announcements
Now that all the Magikarp Jump updates are out, the Pokemon Center is finally giving us… a small amount of official Magikarp Jump merchandise. (Better something than nothing?) These Karpish items will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 16th (Saturday).
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged / 10 Designs) – 540 yen each
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
A new promotion called “Pokemon Yurutto” will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 16th (Saturday). This promo features original artwork from the popular and trendy Japanese illustrator and comic book artist Kanahei. If you love squishy and soft Pokemon with tiny faces, this promo was made for you.
Pokemon Yurutto 1
Plush (Pikachu | Dedenne) – 1,620 yen each
Bewear Huggable Cushion – 5,184 yen
Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Dedenne | Rowlet | Croagunk | Bewear) – 1,080 yen each
Trash-Can Shaped Cookie Tin – 972 yen
Sakuma Candy Drops – 432yen
Melamine Cups (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 648 yen each
Hand Towels (Pikachu | Dedenne | Rowlet) – 540 yen each
Not Pictured Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection (10 Designs / Blind Packaged) – 540 yen each
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Pokemon Yurutto 2
Pen Pouch – 1,080 yen
Flat Pouch – 2,160 yen
iPhone 7 Soft Shell Case – 2,030 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Lunch Bag – 2,160 yen
Tote Bag – 3,240 yen
A4 Clearfile Set (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 497 yen each
PET Stickers (Blue | Green | Peach | Yellow | Orange) – 378 yen each
Deco Tape (Squishing | Massaging) – 648 yen each
A5 Notebook Set – 540 yen
Acrylic Pass Case – 1,210 yen
Dice Bag (Drifloon | Ludicolo)
Pouch – 1,620 yen
TCG Deck Case (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 390 yen each
Pick 3 Socks (6 Designs) – 1,080 yen for 3 socks
TCG Card Sleeves (64 Sleeves Per Pack / Pikachu | Pikachu & Dedenne | Pikachu & Dedenne & Rowlet | Encounter) – 777 yen each
As always, everything listed here (and more!) is available for purchase via Japan Stuffs, an awesome site run by an awesome girl. Keep up to date with releases and news through her Twitter: @jpnstuffs
Until next time~
Magikarp Jump Merchandise
[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)