[Takara Tomy / Gacha] Eevee Ippai Collection 2
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween coasters & place mat distribution starts
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Die-cut Blanket
[TCG] Booster Pack – “Dark Order”
[TCG] Energy Card Box
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Nanu & Sableye, Hoopa Unbound)
[Good Smile] Pre-orders start for Green Nendoroid
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fancy Home Goods
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Original Desk Calendar
[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Mascot Plush
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Mascot Plush (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Large Plush (2 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Quest – Extra Large Plush (Cube Face Cushion)
[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise
[Pokemon Center] Naganadel Pokemon Center Plush
[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee – Pikachu & Eevee Poncho
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Vol 4 (Gengar, Totodile, Moltres, Slowpoke, Pikachu & Mareep, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Gengar, Dedenne)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Raichu, Alola Raichu)
[Pokemon Center] Kaiju Mania Vol 2 (Pikachu Snorlax, Pikachu Ampharos, Pikachu Garchomp)
[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise (Plush, Slippers, Tissue Boxes)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Extra Large Plush (Diglett, Alola Diglett)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Goods Promo
[Pokemon Center] Ghost Type Clothing Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Autumn Pair Plush
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 2 (Red, Green, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Rhydon, Lapras, Koffing)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Acrylic Mascot (Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Cushion (Snorlax, Pikachu Eevee)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 1
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 2
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Figure Collection (Pikachu, Snorlax, Magikarp)
[MonColle] Mew & Pokeball Set (Clear Ver.), Lapras DX
[MonColle] Ultra DX Set
[Bandai] Coo-Nuts (Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Piplup, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Darumaka, Quagsire)
[Bandai] Twin Magnet Sets (Pikachu Girl & Boy, Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu & Bulbasaur + Ditto, Charmander & Mew, Squirtle & Psyduck, Clefairy & Jigglypuff)
I’m surprised the Pokemon site updated today, considering it’s a public holiday in Japan, but they did! The news wasn’t very exciting, but we have a couple extras not from the main site to add in.
New iPhone shell cases will go on sale exclusively through Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from July 28th (Saturday).
July Phone Case
7 Days Story, Ditto, and Pikachu Wood Grain designs are all soft shell.
Pikachu Yellow, Charizard Orange, and Silhouette designs are all hard shell.
All phone cases are available for 6, 6s, 7, 8, and X.
Cases sized for iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 cost 2,030 yen each.
Cases sized for iPhone X cost 2,160 yen each.
Along with cases, four types of ring grips will also be sold starting July 28th (Saturday).
Each ring grip costs 1,814 yen after tax.
An extra large Snorlax plush will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Japanese Pokemon Center On-Line store.
This plush measures roughly a meter and will cost 32,400 yen after tax.
The pre-order period will start July 21st (Saturday) at 10 am and end September 2nd (Sunday) at 11:59 pm.
In Pokemon Center news, the Yokohama Pokemon Center will be moving from it’s current location in Minato Mirai to Marui City just outside Yokohama station.
The current store location will officially close October 28th (Sunday) at 6 pm. The new Center will open November 9th (Friday).
Last but not least! The 9th volume of the popular Pokemon All-Stars plush series from the San-ei toy company will be released sometime in mid-November 2018.
The main release will consist of their smaller sized plush, including: Sandshrew, Magnemite, Chansey, Ditto, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Corsola, Phany, Mawile, Garchomp, and Lilligant.
There will also be three medium sized plush: Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur.
There will be two larger squishy and soft cushions: Koffing and Munna.
There will also be three types of carabiner clip plush pouches: Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon.
Chansey, Ditto, Magnemite, Phanpy, Sandshrew
Flareon, Flareon Pouch, Jolteon, Jolteon Pouch, Mawile, Vaporeon, Vaporeon Pouch
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle
That wraps up the announcements for this week!
Until next time~
Pokemon Center iPhone Cases
Yokohama Pokemon Center
We got some potentially exciting news on up-coming promotions for the end of October.
The popular Ditto Transform! series will return to Pokemon Centers October 21st (Saturday) with five new plush of Ditto trying it’s hardest to transform into other Pokemon.
Ditto Transform Plush
As with every Ditto Transform! release to date, there will be plush versions and mascot plush versions of all five Pokemon (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, and Sableye).
Ditto Transform Mascot Plush
Each plush will cost 1,296 after tax, and each mascot plush will cost 864 yen after tax.
Along with the Ditto Transform! plush series, the fourth installment of the equally popular Ditto Transform! gacha series will also go on sale exclusively at Pokemon Centers in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday).
Ditto Transform Gacha
The fourth volume of Ditto gacha figures will include Pikachu, Clefairy, Magnemite, Koffing, and Snorlax.
Last and definitely not least, we finally have more information on the Vulpix-centric promotion, “Vulpix’s Crystal Season”, also coming out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday)! Although with a focus on the two Vulpix forms, a lot of merch will also include both fire and ice versions of Ninetails. If you love either or both of the foxie forms, this promotion was made for you!
Vulpix Crystal Season
Plush (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Mascot Plush w/ Charm (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,404 yen each
Snow Globe (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Scrunchies w/ Ears (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each
Stained Glass Key Holder (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 864 yen each
Flip Phone Case – 3,456 yen
Foldable Mirror – 1,512 yen
Glass Mug (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each
Hand Towel – 648 yen
B6 Ringed Notebooks (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 648 yen each
Vulpix Crystal Season Daisuki
Cushion – 3,240 yen
Crunchy Chocolate Cookie Tin – 972 yen
Wallet – 3,780 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen
Masking Tape Set – 864 yen
Crystal Stickers – 648 yen
Set of A4 Clearfiles – 496 yen
Stone Bracelets (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,512 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Crystal Stone Ball Pen (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 756 yen each
Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Special Box Set – 3,024 yen
That wraps up Friday’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
Ditto Transform! Plush
Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4
Vulpix’s Crystal Season
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Poncho Collection
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls (Oricorio: Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, Sensu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Sentret, Furret, Marill, Wooper, Joltik, Cutiefly)
[Pokemon Center] Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Buy 5 booster packs to get 1 of 8 random Eevee Poncho cards.
[Re-Ment] Candy & Snacks
[Re-Ment] Desktop Figure 2
[Banpresto] Large Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Pokemon collaboration
[Takara Tomy Arts] Pokemon Style Figures Sun & Moon 2 (Decidueye, Primarina, Dusk Lycanroc, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokeball Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Coin Bank
[TCG] High Class Pack GX Battle Boost Booster Pack
[TCG] Rubber Playmats (Lillie, Mt Silver)
[Pokemon Center] Rokon’s Crystal Season
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4 (Pikachu, Clefairy, Snorlax, Koffing, Magnemite)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Merchandise] Mocchi-Mocchi Mini (Psyduck, Marill, Pikachu – Smile Version)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, Litten)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Extra Large Plush (Eevee)
End of October
[Sekiguchi] Mokomoko Mimikyu Plush
[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Promotion
[Takara Tomy] Shoulder Rowlet Plush
[Moncolle] Mimikyu (Battle Pose), Silvally
[Moncolle Sets] Ash vs Gladion Battle Set (Rowlet, Umbreon, Lycanroc Day, Lycanroc Night)
This past weekend saw the release of the fourth installment of the Ditto Transform! series. Amazingly enough, the release date was almost exactly a year from the release of the very first Ditto Transform set of plush (March 26th, 2016). Funny how time flies!
Unlike the first, second, and third releases, this time we got more than just plush and mascot plush, which was exciting. But we can’t forget the plush so let’s start off with them!
The Pokemon featured in this set of plush were Koffing, Jigglypuff, Magnemite, Gloom, and Snorlax. I forget how cute the Ditto plush are every time until a new batch is released and then it’s a struggle not to buy them even though I don’t even collect these Pokemon. But look at them!
The mascot plush are somehow even cuter just because of the size. They’re so tiny and their little faces! Looook at theeem! I want to say “this Pokemon is especially cute” but honestly they’re all adorable in their own weird way.
Something I wasn’t prepared for: how cute the tissue box cover is?! Look at it! It looks so soft, and that little Ditto and that little Pikachu, they’re just so cute! There is no way to be miserable, even while blowing your nose once every five seconds, when your tissues are covered in this soft cuteness.
There was a bunch of reversible items, playing off the Ditto transformation theme, and one item that surprised me was the reversible drawstring pouches. I assumed they’d be the same size as the usual bags (what I usually refer to as dice bags) but these are huge?! Pikachu can be turned inside out to reveal Ditto and Espeon turns inside out to reveal Umbreon.
Another cute reversible item: this Snorlax cushion can be turned inside out to reveal Ditto (although this Snorlax is precious so you might need two so you can just have Snorlax and Ditto on display at the same time).
More reversible items! Each pouch can be turned inside out to reveal a different design on each side. The Bulbasaur pouch hides Squirtle and Charmander while the Pikachu pouch hides Raichu and Pichu. All the pouches are super soft as well for an added bonus.
The tea cup and bowl set proves that you can eat your soup and drink your tea, too. Or if you want to spice things up, tea soup!
For a while, having earrings in a Pokemon promotion was a rare treat, but it seems like this might become a staple promo item soon if not already (great news for people with pierced ears who like Pokemon!) For this promo, there was also a non-pierce version for people who like earrings but not holes in their ears.
Pokemon Center socks are my favorite socks in the entire world. As with every single sock sale in all of Japan since forever, the Pokemon Center was only selling these in sets of 3 for 1,080 yen (after tax). Get three different socks or get three of the same one so you can have two to use and one to save forever in mint condition.
A couple miscellaneous but equally cute items. Aside from the clearfile set, the small hand towel and phone case were two other items you could buy that featured the main Ditto Transform artwork (which ps is adorable). And speaking of phone cases, it seems like the flip phone case, designed to hold any medium sized phone, is replacing the very specific iPhone cases the Pokemon Center has been selling for years – I guess because they realize people use more than just iPhones? Potentially good news for some people, although in my case, I don’t like flip phone cases.
Also of note, the pens are erasable.
And that brings us to the conclusion of this week’s Pokemon Center Report!
If you’re interested in buying any of the items mentioned in this post, or pre-ordering items coming out at the Pokemon Center, check out Japan Stuffs for all your Pokemon Center needs!
Until next time~