This week’s Pokemon merchandise announcements are pretty… lackluster.
Friday was a public holiday in Japan and so the announcements actually went up on Thursday, so I apologize for dropping the ball there. So maybe it’s good that there were only two announcements.
First up – the Pokemon Center’s blind packaged can badge series continues with a set of 18 Kalos themed badges going on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from December 15th (Saturday).
One badge costs 300 yen.
A bunch of Pikachu and Eevee themed accessories (earrings, hair ties, necklaces, rings) will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from December 1st (Saturday).
The listing is pretty ambiguous, with everything listed on the page as “accessory” with prices ranging from 864 yen to 1,620 yen.
… and that wraps up this week’s announcements!
Until next time~
Kalos Region Pokemon Center Can Badges
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~
Last night gave us a bunch of smaller announcements, so let’s dive in.
As part of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary, a line-up of Pokemon Center exclusive plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan August 25th (Saturday).
This release will include every starter from across all 7 generations: Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mudkip, Treecko, Torchic, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig, Fennekin, Chespin, Froakie, Litten, Rowlet, and Popplio.
Of the list, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Piplup, Litten, Rowlet, and Popplip plushies will be direct re-releases. The other plush will have at least slightly different patterns than previously released plush.
Each plush will cost 1,620 yen including tax.
20th Anniversary Snowglobe
Along with the starter plush, pre-orders for a special Pokemon Center On-Line exclusive snow globe will start August 25th (Saturday).
This snow globe features all of the starter Pokemon from across 7 generations, plus Pikachu and Mew, and measures about 19 x 19 x 20 cm.
The pre-order period will run from August 25th (Saturday) 10:00 am until October 14th (Sunday) 11:59 pm, with orders shipping out around mid February 2019. Snow globes cost 21,600 yen including tax.
Finally, also as part of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary, starting August 25th (Saturday), customers who purchase 5 booster packs from the Pokemon TCG line at a Pokemon Center or Store will receive 1 promo card, featuring original Sugimoto artwork from the Red & Pikachu Pokemon Center promotion. This campaign will run while supplies last.
Speaking of Pokemon TCG, the next booster set “Ultra Explosion Impact” (SM8) has been announced with a release date of September 7th (Friday).
Individual booster packs will sell for 162 yen including tax and each pack includes 5 random cards.
A special Pokemon Center exclusive box set will be released alongside the booster pack on September 7th (Friday).
This set costs 10,800 yen and includes: 2 boxes (60 packs) of Ultra Explosion Impact, 1 set of a full deck of card sleeves, 1 deck case with the same artwork as the card sleeves, 1 card box.
Note that the card sleeves included can only be obtained through this set.
There will be four new card sleeve designs that will go on sale from September 7th (Friday). Each pack of sleeves is a full set plus several extras for a total of 64 sleeves and cost 777 yen including tax.
The four designs are: Blacephalon, Lugia, Suicune, and the Lusamine Family.
There will also be:
Lugia themed full-size rubber playmat (2700 yen w/ tax)
Lugia themed deck case (390 yen w/ tax)
Pikachu & Eevee Card Binder (1,674 yen w/ tax)
Alola All-Stars Card Binder (1,674 yen w/ tax)
Halloween 2018 Artwork
Official artwork for the up-coming 2018 Pokemon Center Halloween promotion (Pikachu’s Halloween) has come out, although we’re still waiting on an official announcement for merchandise.
There are two different illustrations: one for Team Treat and one for Team Trick. As mentioned in the previous announcement, all Halloween activities will start September 8th (Saturday).
As part of the Halloween promotion and starting September 8th (Friday) while supplies last, customers will get 1 of 2 Halloween/fall themed original clear cards for every 2,500 yen spent at Pokemon Centers or Stores.
Yokohama Moving Campaign
Finally, the Yokohama Pokemon Center will be moving to Yokohama Marui City outside the Yokohama station east exit November 9th (Friday).
As part of the commemoration of 13 long years spent in Landmark Plaza, the Yokohama Center will be giving out original clear cards as gifts (while supplies last) to all customers who shop at the Yokohama Center between September and October.
The first design (including Wailmer and Munchlax) will be given out during September and is the concept artwork used for the Center’s grand opening March 5th, 2005.
The second design (with Pirate Pikachu) will be given out during October and is the concept artwork used for the Center’s renewal opening October 10th, 2008.
On a parting note, my Sticker Store is officially back open and include my new line of Pokemon Sweet stickers plus some early Halloween themed stickers!
Check it out ~
Until next time!
20th Anniversary Pokemon Center Exclusive Starter Plush
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Snow Globe
Red & Pikachu Promo Card
Pokemon Card Products
Pokemon Center Trick or Treat Campaign
Yokohama Center Moving Campaign
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)
First up, exciting news! The official Mikitzune Facebook page is up and running! I’ll be posting there with Pokemon news, information on items I’m picking up while in Japan, and various other fun things.
I also created a page here where I’ll also be listing items for pick-up. If there’s anything you’re interested in, either get in touch through my FB or contact me through my contact page~
November brings us a bunch of new additions to the Korotto Manmaru line, finishes off the most recent Kutsurogi Time Eeveelution plushes, and begins Christmas themed plushies~
First up – Kutsurogi Time!
All of these plush are “big size”, measuring roughly 25 cm from head to tail.
Leafeon and Glaceon will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
Espeon and Umbreon will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).
Moving on to… Korotto Manmaru!
The smaller sized plush measure roughly 13 cm from head to butt, while the two larger plush are 26 cm long each.
The four smaller sized Korotto Manmaru plush (Charizard + Dragonite ; winking + sitting versions) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The two larger sized Korotto Manmaru plush (Charizard + Dragonite) will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).
There will also be two more sets of the smaller sized (13 cm) Korotto Manmaru plush.
The Fire Type set, including Charmander, Tepig, and Fennekin, will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).
The Water Type set, including Totodile, Piplup, Mudkip, and Popplio, will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).
There will also be new plush added to the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line-up.
Pikachu and Dusk Lycanroc (each measuring 24 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The die-cut Eevee blanket (measuring 141 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).
And of course not forgetting the start of the Christmas plush!
Extra large Santa Chu (measuring roughly 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The two Christmas Stocking Pikachu plush (each measuring 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).
That wraps up the Pokemon prizes coming out in November!
I will be offering pick-ups for some of these plush. If you’re interested, check out my pick-ups page here!