The “Glow-Up” collection includes a variety of merchandise featuring illustrations of Pokemon that have become stronger and more reliable upon evolving.
Hitting Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan October 26th (Saturday), this collection focuses on 8 main glow-up pairs (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Bagon & Salamence, Gible & Garchomp, Deino & Hydreigon, Goomy & Goodra, Jangmo-o & Kommo-o, Beldum & Metagross) in super cute illustrations together that will be sure to warm your heart.
Highlights of the collection include: 3 plush of evolved Pokemon hugging their baby forms, mascot plush of the 8 featured Pokemon in their baby forms, a Dratini neck pillow, a Deino hand puppet, and a tissue box cover of Bagon on a roof because where else would he hang out when handing out tissues.
Other interesting items include an hourglass, a Goomy shower poof, and a super cute coffee mug with matching wooden case.
Name: Glow-Up (Late Bloomer)
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: October 26th (Saturday)
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Items & Prices
Huggy Plush (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Goomy & Goodra) – 3,300 yen each
Mascot Plush (Dratini, Larvitar, Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Deino, Goomy, Jangmo-o) – 1,320 yen each
Dratini Neck Pillow – 2,750 yen
Bagon Tissue Box Cover – 2,750 yen
Deino Puppet – 1,760 yen
Goomy Bath Poof – 1,100 yen
Larvitar & Tyranitar Hourglass – 2,200 yen
Gible Coin Pouch – 1,650 yen
Jangmo-o & Kommo-o Key Case – 2,310 yen
Coffee Mug w/ Wooden Case – 1,870 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection – 550 yen
※ 8 designs total | blind packaged
iPhone Hybrid Glass Case (iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8) – 3,168 yen
Multi-Phone Flip Case – 3,300 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 495 yen
Dice Bag – 715 yen
Blanket – 3,080 yen
Hand Towel – 550 yen
Face Towel – 1,100 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 506 yen
Sticky Note Set w/ Case – 770 yen
Sticker Assortment – 550 yen
Washi Tape Set – 660 yen
Charm Set (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Beldum & Metagross, Gible & Garchomp, Deino & Hydreigon, Goomy & Goodra, Jangmo-o & Kommo-o) – 770 yen each
Card Pouch – 1,650 yen
Tote-Bag w/ Mini Bag – 1,980 yen
Pouch – 1,980 yen
Tupperware Set – 1,320 yen
Mini Thermos – 2,200 yen
Lucky Egg Chocolate – 770 yen
2-Tier Cookie & Candy Box – 1,375 yen
※ All prices include tax.
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Today was a long day!
The newest batch of MPC plush, along with a set of super DX plush, were released through Game Centers today. The MPC set features 6 dragons (Goomy, Goodra, Salamence, Gible, Dragonite, and Dratini), with the super DX plush set being Goomy and Goodra.
The MPC plush were easy to find as they are everywhere. The hardest part is finding a machine where you can actually win. Sega’s set-up tends to be difficult. In this case, they have three plush set out at a time on a flat service. You are supposed to use the claw to drag the plush forward to where the drop/chute is, a little bit at a time, but this becomes time consuming for larger, heavier, and rounder plush, like Salamence and Goomy.
I was able to win all of my MPC plush from machines that had the plush situated like a mountain. This is the best machine for winning, especially if you can find the plush you want around the middle of the pile or closer to the top. If you can move them enough, they will simply roll down the other plush and into the winning chute without much trouble. Goodra was my first win of the day and Goomy was my last…he was also the hardest to win because of his round body.
The super DX plush were a lot more difficult to find. Based on the past DX plush releases, I just assumed these plush would also be everywhere, but surprise surprise, distribution in Game Centers was not ideal. Most of the locations in Tokyo (and by most I mean 3 out of 4) were Sega centers, and lately they put larger plush like these in machines with C rings, which are very difficult to win from. Thankfully, I was able to find a game center that was close enough, and it turned out to not only have a machine I could win from…
…but apparently no one goes to this game center because the MPC plush machine was full of some older plush.
I won this Litwick using the “fall down the mountain” technique. He is part of the I Love Gothic line, which came out in the fall of 2013!
After catching dragons all day, I had a lunch break with my little Goodra. I love udon, and I especially love this type of udon (kitsune udon) which comes with fried tofu (inari).
More dragon catching tomorrow!