by ZombieMiki | Jul 4, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Center Report
There’s been a couple of smaller new merchandise releases between June and July that don’t fit in with a bigger promotion and this post will cover some of them!
Delicious Water Mascot Plush
The Delicious Water Pokemon Center promotion dropped May 18th (Saturday). Some astute observers might have noticed the art style was similar to the previously released Mix Au Lait and Saiko Soda promotions, and you would be correct; Delicious Water was part of this same series, but with a watery twist.
The mascot plush were the most popular from this release, and rightfully so. There was a plush made for each water starter Pokemon from the current 7 Pokemon regions.
Why does only Piplup get a crown? My guess… there is someone involved with Pokemon merchandising who loves Piplup, which explains why he gets so much merchandise while simultaneously not selling well ever. You can push it all you want, Piplup person, but it’s not going to happen (I’m sorry).
Along with the main Delicious Water items, there were a bunch of Saiko Soda stuff as well, including bags and t-shirts.
Following in the footsteps of the last Mix Au Lait release, the Delicious Water promotion also included a gacha set with each figure being paired with a mini bottle of water figure.
Japanese Style June
June 16th (Saturday) saw the release of the Japanese Style promotion, featuring a bunch of more traditional Japanese items with a Pokemon twist.
There were a lot of neat items, but some highlights included: a set of four plates, four different 2 plate sets, two different types of bento boxes, super cute chopsticks with Umbreon and Espeon, aprons, and traditional Japanese short pants for wearing outside in summer when it’s hot.
An unannounced mini Pokemon Center promotion, featuring mostly apparel with a neon theme and aptly titled “Neon Color”, came out June 22nd (Saturday).
Although maybe not too exciting, the set included phone cases, some bags, t-shirts, hats, and a bunch of socks.
Sock designs included: Pikachu,
A new set of Chokkori-san sitting plush came out near the end of June.
This set of 8 plush included: Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Lillie, Alolan Vulpix, Mew, Mewtwo, and Zeraora.
I love this series because the plush look so cute in their little sitting poses and also they can hold things with their tiny hands!
Eeveelution Pass Case
June 29th (Saturday) had a couple of surprise unannounced releases, one being a set of Eeveelution plush face pass cases.
They’re all cute (and soft!) but Umbreon is my favorite ❤
Ditto Charm Sets
Another June 29th unannounced release – Ditto Transform linking charm sets!
It’s been so long since the last release of these charm sets I forgot they existed, so it was kind of a nice surprise.
There were 6 charm sets in total:
Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon
Furret, Alolan Vulpix, Dragonite
Whimsicott, Gloom, Shaymin
Lapras, Magikarp, Omanyte
Mareep, Electrode, Magnemite
Litwick, Sableye, Misdreavus
Some of these sets make complete sense. Some of them… don’t. But that’s fine! The Pokemon Center can do what it wants as always.
Next Pokemon Center Report will cover the Pokemon World Market release so stay tuned!
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by ZombieMiki | Jun 19, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Center Report
Two quick words before I dive into this week’s Pokemon Center Report~
First off, big apologizes for the lack of updates lately! The blog is not ending, but two weeks in a row we didn’t get merchandise news from the main Pokemon website and then my main source for Pokemon Center photos was on holiday in the United States.
But we are back so I appreciate everyone’s patience.
Second – the official Zombie Miki store is back in business, with a new look and with more items!
Check it out here
I will be adding items in as quickly as I can. Most of these items are from my personal collection and were bought directly from the Pokemon Center in Tokyo over the course of 7 years. They’re all in near perfect if not perfect condition, but if you have any questions about an item, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!
On that note, if you notice any issues with the cart or checking out, or if you have a question about shipping prices, also please let me know (you can send me a message through my contact page or send me a DM on Twitter). I am happy to offer discounted shipping for larger purchases 🙂
Also as mentioned, I am selling a good majority of my Pokemon merchandise collections, which includes some bigger items such as the New Years Fennekin sleeping plush, New Years Fennekin face cushion, and a complete set of the Monthly Pikachu collection. The Pokemon I collected over the years include: Fennekin, Meowstic, Litwick, Mew, Clefairy, Raichu, Dedenne, Holiday Pikachu, Sylveon, and Vulpix (Kanto & Alolan versions). If there is a specific item you are looking for, there is a good chance I have it and am selling it, so please ask me directly.
The release of the original 151 Kanto region Pokemon Fit plushies were a great success, but even I was still surprised when the Pokemon Center announced they would be continuing the Sitting Cuties series (the international release name) with all Pokemon featured in Gold & Silver… including every single Unown plus ! and ?
(Pictured here is M for Miki, of course)
Although I couldn’t take pictures of every Pokemon in the release, here are a few notable examples~
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 1
I love this series so much mainly because the plush are all super soft and the perfect size.
Pictured here: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret (not to scale), Cleffa, Mareep, Flaaffy, and Ampharos (one of the most popular electric type Pokemon!)
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 2
I didn’t realize until this release how many Johto region Pokemon I love, and the Pokemon Center did a great job converting everyone’s favorite Pokemon into a super adorable plush form.
I think they did an especially great job with Sudowoodo (which, by the way, is a play on words since he is psuedo-wood-o… in case you didn’t know!)
Also shout out to the second official Dunsparce plush – the first plush was released at Pokemon Centers in Japan in 2013.
Pictured here: Sudowoodo, Politoed, Espeon, Umbreon, Girafarig, Dunsparce, Delibird, Houndour, and Houndoom.
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 3
Other notable plushies: Smeargle and Miltank (both very cute).
The three legendary beasts came out looking, for the most part, pretty good. My real question is… what animal do you think the beasts are? (I always saw them as dogs)
Pictured here: Stantler, Smeargle, Miltank, Blissey, Raikou, Entei, Suicune.
Pokemon Fit Plush Gold Silver 4
Last but not least – everyone’s favorite recently, most likely because of Pokemon Go: The Tar Family! Tyranitar was definitely one of the big sellers from the release, no joke.
Pictured here: Larvitar, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi
What was your favorite plush, or plushes, from this release? What did you buy?
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by ZombieMiki | May 30, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, UFO Catchers
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyase – Large Snorlax Face Cushion (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Gold & Silver Release
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Pokemon Gold & Silver seasonal menu starts
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Sticker distribution starts for generation 2 Pokemon
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Distribution starts for generation 2 limited shopper bags
[Pokemon Center On-Line Campaign] My 251 Box distribution starts – 20 designs in total
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Stone Evolution Pokemon Large Plush (Eevee, Jolteon)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful – Large Plush (Luvdisc, Sylveon, Slowpoke)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Pokemon Center] Japanese Style Collection
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Stone Evolution Pokemon Large Plush (Eevee, Flareon)
[Banpresto] Mimikyu Mania! Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Plush (Pikachu, Mew, Mewtwo)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Large Plush (Pikachu, Dragonite)
[Pokemon Center] Neon Color
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Palm Plush (Raichu, Slowpoke, Cubone, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Extra Large Mew Plush
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Bath Towels (Mewtwo, Mew & Mewtwo, Pikachu)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Alola Vulpix, Lillie, Mew, Mewtwo, Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)
[Takara Tomy] Sleepy Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon World Market
[Pokemon Center] Eeveelution Plush Pass Cases (Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Linking Keychain Charms (Lapras, Magikarp, Omanyte, Furret, Alolan Vulpix, Dragonite, Mareep, Electrode, Magnemite, Whimsicott, Gloom, Shaymin, Litwick, Sableye, Misdreavus, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Takara Tomy] Fuzzy Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew)
[Takara Tomy] 1:1 Size Fuzzy Mew Plush
[Nanoblock] Litten, Rowlet, Popplio, Bewear, Mimikyu
by ZombieMiki | Feb 15, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News
This week there was basically no announcements but…
For all the Furret fans out there, this is either great or horrible news.
The Pokemon Center will be selling a life-size Furret plush exclusively through the on-line store.
This plush is life-size – it’s 180 cm from head to tail, and costs 30,240 yen including tax.
Pre-orders will run from February 23rd (Saturday) at 10 am until March 24th (Sunday) at 11:59 pm. Plush will start shipping out around mid July 2019.
If ordering, please keep in mind that the plush with the box will most likely be too large for EMS so shipping prices will be most likely higher than you’re anticipating.
March’s Pokemon Card Day will fall on March 1st (Friday).
This month’s new booster pack is called “Double Blaze” and features Reshiram and Charizard on the main illustration.
Each pack will cost 162 yen and contains 5 random cards.
Other stuff coming out on March 1st:
Pokemon Center Exclusive Card Sleeves (Double Blaze | Whimsicott) – 777 yen each
Pikachu Themed Card Carrying Case – 1,188 yen
Deck Case – 390 yen
Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Coming out March 15th (Friday)
Family Pokemon Card Game
Cost: 2,138 yen
Contents: Deck of 60 Cards x 3
Coin x 1 / Damage Counters x 45 / Poison & Burn Markers x 1 each / GX Marker x 2 / Sheet x 1 / Card Band x 3
Play Mat x 1 / Battle Guide x 2 Books / Beginner’s Guide x 1 / Card Box x 1
Double Blaze Pokemon Center Exclusive Set
Release Date: March 1st (Friday)
Cost: 10,800 yen
Contents: Double Blaze Booster Packs x 2 Boxes / Card Sleeves x 1 Set (64 Sleeves)
Deck Case x 1 / Card Box x 1
That wraps up this week’s merchandise announcements!
(Hopefully next week will be less dead…)
Until next time~
Life-Size Furret Plush
March Pokemon TCG
by ZombieMiki | Feb 8, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News
The Pokemon Center pulled through this Friday with a couple exciting merchandise announcements.
Ditto Transform returns to Pokemon Centers across Japan February 23rd (Saturday).
Ditto Transform Volume 8
The release will feature plush and mascot plush versions of five Pokemon: Sylveon, Vanillite, Trubbish, Mareep, and Furret.
Plush will cost 1,296 yen each and mascot plush will cost 864 yen each (including tax).
There will also be a matching gacha set featuring the same five Pokemon. One play will be 300 yen.
A small apparel based promo, mainly featuring Pikachu, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers across Japan February 16th (Saturday).
This promo is billed as selling matching clothing items for adults and kids (so presumably parents and their children).
T-Shirt (Adult | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,996 yen each
T-Shirt (Child) – 2,916 yen
Bomber Jacket (Adult | Free Size) – 9,612 yen
Bomber Jacket (Child) – 8,100 yen
Hoodie (Adult | Pikachu Free Size) – 7,020 yen
Hoodie (Child | Pikachu) – 4,860 yen
Hoodie (Adult | Eevee Free Size) – 7,020 yen
Hoodie (Child | Eevee) – 4,860 yen)
Tote-Bag (Patch Design – White) – 3,780 yen
Tote-Bag (Patch Design – Black) – 3,780 yen
Tote-Bag (Houndstooth Design – Small) – 2,700 yen
Tote-Bag (Houndstooth Design – Large) – 3,780 yen
Pouch – 1,944 yen
Flat Pouch – 2,700 yen
Patch Set (Pikachu & Pokeball) – 864 yen
Patch Set (Pikachu Face) – 864 yen
The official Pokemon Center Cafe in Nihonbashi will be offering a bunch of new seasonal exclusive menu items from March 14th (Thursday) until April 26th (Friday), as part of their one year anniversary.
Pokemon Cafe Food
Bulbasaur Vegetable Burger – 1,490 yen
Charizard’s Roast Beef Volcano Plate – 1,598 yen
Sakura Afro Pikachu’s Marshmallow Cake – 1,706 yen
Squirtle’s Super Bubbly Parfait – 1,274 yen
Pokemon Cafe Drinks
Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink – 1,058 yen
Ice Cream Float (Articuno | Zapdos | Moltres) – 864 yen each
More information on campaigns and new coaster designs will be coming soon.
Last but not least – the Kyoto Pokemon Center will be moving to a new location, and as usual there will be various campaigns and a nation wide promotion to celebrate.
The Kyoto Center will open in it’s new location March 16th (Saturday), which is also when the nationwide Kyoto Pokemon Center promotion will start.
Starting March 16th (Saturday) until April 7th (or while supplies last), all Pokemon Center customers will receive 1 free clear art card featuring the Pikachu & Celebi under the cherry blossoms artwork in the main Kyoto Center renewal banner.
Also starting March 16th, Pokemon Center customers will receive their merchandise in limited shoppers featuring the Kyoto Center renewal promotional artwork.
From March 16th, all customers who purchase something at any Pokemon Center in Japan will receive an exclusive Kyoto Center promotional TCG card.
Note that, unlike past campaigns, customers do not need to purchase card packs to get this card, and there is no price limit.
Exclusive to the Kyoto Pokemon Center, customers will receive 1 special Pikachu & Cherry Blossoms charm for every 5,000 yen spent.
Adding to the festivities, special costumed Pikachus will be visiting all the Pokemon Centers around Japan between March 16th and April 7th. Note that the female kimono Pikachu will only appear at the Kyoto Center.
Kyoto Merchandise Preview
More information on what merchandise will be included with the Kyoto Center promotion will be available on the 22nd, but in the meantime, here is a sneak preview!
Pikachu Plush – 2,592 yen each
Pikachu Mascot Plush [Kyoto Exclusive] – 1,620 yen each
Pikachu Metal Charm Set – 540 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen
Pokemon TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Pokemon TCG Double Deck Case – 3,240 yen
Until next time~
Ditto Transform Volume 8
Pokemon Center Pikachu Apparel
Pokemon Cafe 1st Year Anniversary
Kyoto Pokemon Center Renewal