Pokemon Center Report – PokeKyun Collection

The PokeKyun concept pack came out on Friday the 29th and I was there at the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center, bright and early, for card fun and festivities! The train ride in to the city was especially smushy because for some reason every time trains would go through this one specific station on my train line, the doors wouldn’t open and they literally had to turn each train off and on again, leading to delays upon delays. But I did it for Pokemon!

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Aside from the card packs themselves, there were two bonus items that came out on Friday that were card related. Bonus item 1 were these Premium PokeKyun Box Sets.

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This display features the contents of the premium box (sheet of stickers, card sleeves, deck box, long box, Shaymin EX card). The cards in the back are samples of the cards that are available through the concept pack.

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Item number 2 I didn’t know about until I saw it in person.

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This mini binder set is exclusive to Pokemon Centers and 7-11. Each set comes with 1 mini binder to store you cute cards in as well as two packs of PokeKyun cards.

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I had to buy one of the binder sets for myself. Here is one side…

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..and the back with Diancie.

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Friday Pokemon Announcements – All Star Collection + Steiff Pikachu + Sleeping Plush

A bunch of great announcements from the Pokeon site today, although most we already knew about.

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First up: the All-Star Collection is finally coming out, and it’s coming out tomorrow instead of the original release date of December 12th (surprise!) The large cushions (Pikachu, Wailord, Gulpin) are also coming out tomorrow.

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Adding excitement to more excitement, Sanei announced over their official Twitter account that there will be a part 2 to the All-Star Collection as well as the fluffy cushions line-up, which will include Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew, Snorlax, and Ditto (among others?) with an estimated release date of February 2016.

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As previously mentioned, these four large size sleeping plush will be available starting from December 12th at a retail price of 3,800 yen each, plus tax.

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Also previously mentioned, a bunch of stationary related merchandise featuring Ash’s Greninja and a block-style Pokemon design will come out in Pokemon Centers and stationary / bookstores on December 19th.

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4 new metal charms (Ash’s Greninja and the various Zygarde formes) will also be available for purchase from Pokemon Centers on December 26th.

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Last but not least, the Steiff Pikachu plush is currently available for pre-orders, with an estimated release date starting in February.

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There will only be 1,000 of this first edition Pikachu plush and it is a Japan exclusive, retailing at 45,000 yen.

Still no word about the New Years promotion, but hopefully next time!

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All-Star Collection
All-Star Collection 2
Steiff Pikachu
Stationary Merchandise + Metal Charms
Sleeping Plush

Merchandise Overview – December

12.4

[Merchandise] Reservations start for Steiff Pikachu plush

12.5

[Pokemon Center] Zygarde Core Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush
[Pokemon All-Stars Plush] Altaria, Buneary, Dedenne, Eevee, Espurr, Gengar, Goomy, Gulpin, Jigglypuff, Lucario, Oddish, Poliwag, Psyduck, Skitty, Wailord, Wobbuffet

12.10

[Banpresto] Pokemon XY & Z Zygarde Core Plush
[Banpresto] Charizard Night Bath Towels (3 designs)

12.11

[TCG Card Sleeves] Mega Gyarados (Pokemon Center Exclusive) Mega Scizor, Slowpoke, Garbodor
[TCG] Mega MewTwo X / Y Jumbo Card Pack
[TCG] Rage of the Broken Sky expansion pack
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Rage of the Broken Sky campaign starts

12.12

[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pikachu – January
[Pokemon Center] Large Sleeping Plush (Bulbasaur, Ditto, Mudkip, Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Mega Campaign
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu #025
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu and Friends: Japanese Modern Art

12.18

[Merchandise] Sepia Graffiti additions
[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Pokemon Part 3

12.19

[Pokemon Center] Block Style Art Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Ash’s Greninja Promotion

12.23

[Banpresto] Pokemon XY & Z Air Plush – Pikachu
[Banpresto] Pokemon XY & Z Air Plush – Pokeball
[Banpresto] Rolly-Polly (Korotto Manmaru) Plush: Partners Edition (Ash’s Greninja, Dedenne, Pancham, Pikachu, Zygarde Core)

12.26

[Pokemon Center] Steven Stone Promotion
[Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush] Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde 10%
[Pokemon Center] Metal Charms (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde Core, Zygarde 10%, Zygarde Perfect Forme)
[Merchandise] Talky Pikachu Plush
[TCG Card Sleeves] (Premium + Pokemon Center Exclusive) Hypno
[TCG] Battle Sets: Grass/Fighting, Fire/Electric, Water/Psychic
[MonColle] Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde Special Pack, Zygarde 10% Forme, Pokemon World Map
[Takara Tomy] Zygarde Core Plush
[Pokemon Game] Pre-orders start for Pokemon 2DS Bundle

12.28

[Pokemon Merchandise] Fuzzy Dedenne, Fuzzy Eevee (Mascot Size), Fuzzy Pikachu Female (Mascot Size), Fuzzy Pikachu Male (Mascot Size)

Merchandise Overview – October

10.1

[TCG] Playmats (Forest Birthday | Mega Mewtwo X & Y)

10.9

[TCG] Golduck Break + Lugia EX

10.10

[Pokemon Center] Hip Pop Parade
[Pokemon Center] Living With Pikachu (ピカチュウと暮らす) Part 2
[Pokemon Center] November Monthly Pikachu

10.15

[Banpresto] Large Espurr plush
[Banpresto] Espurr and Meowstic (male/female) mascot plush

10.17

[Pokemon Game] Pre-orders start for cartridge version of Pokemon Rumble World
[Pokemon Merchandise] Mini Round Plush (Charmander, Eevee, Pikachu, Squirtle)

10.24

[Pokemon Center] K.Uno necklace orders start (until December 6th)
[Pokemon Merchandise] Eevee plush
[Pokemon Merchandise] Pikachu plush
[Campaign] Spend 4,000 yen or more to receive a Pokemon Chiku-Chiku Sewing charm
[Ichiban Kuji] I Love Pikachu Can Badge Kuji – Namco Exclusive –

10.27

[Banpresto] Namco Exclusive! I Love Pikachu ~ Large Plush ~ Lying Pose Pikachu
[Banpresto] PokeToru Face Cushion ~ Pikachu

10.31

[Pokemon Center] Lazy Plush Part 3 (Cyndaquil, Glaceon, Leafeon, Lucario, Mew, Sylveon)
[Pokemon Center] Christmas + Winter Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You badges (Ash’s Greninja, Cherrim, Croagunk, Maril, Slowpoke, Snorlax, Togepi, Zygarde Core ) + tote bag and pouch
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center exclusive plush: Dragonair, Dragonite, Mew
[Gacha] Lots of Ghosts (Banette, Gengar, Litwick, Mismagius, Pumpkaboo)
[Gacha] Pokemon Character Watches – Partners Edition

Pokemon Center Report – Lazy Plush Round 2

The second round of lazy plush were released at Pokemon Centers across Japan today.

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Excluding the Slowpoke plush that came out on the 10th, this set featured Umbreon

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Espeon

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Mudkip

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Charmander

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And the best one (hehe) Espurr!

Each Pokemon also had a sleeping version. Similar to Pokemon Time, Umbreon seemed to be the best seller of the day. Sleeping Umbreon was sold out at the Mega Tokyo Center by mid-afternoon, and from appearances, regular Umbreon is not far behind.

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I was especially excited for Espurr and Umbreon, and am very proud that my favorite Eeveelution seems to be so popular! The only disappointment for the day was no poster advertising lazy plush round 3. Considering how popular rounds 1 and 2 were, I don’t think the Pokemon Center would just quit, especially since we are still missing Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon before the Eeveelution line is complete. With the I Love Mew Banpresto series just around the corner, the inclusion of a Mew lazy plush seems likely as well.

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The Pokemon Center did, however, throw us a small bone: a poster advertising the up-coming Halloween promotion, titled “Mystery Mansion”. What sort of items will be included and what Pokemon will be featured! Can we perhaps expect a Haunter plush?! Fingers crossed that we get more information next Friday to make up for the complete lack of update this past Friday.