Although not a whole lot came out this weekend, it was still two consecutive days of new releases (and a little bit of stress) so I’d say it was exciting enough.
Ultra Sun Moon Booster Packs
On the Pokemon TCG front, Ultra Sun (SM5S) and Ultra Moon (SM5M) booster packs went on sale Friday, December 8th.
As with most booster pack releases, we also got a bunch of card related merchandise alongside the actual cards.
December TCG Sleeves
We got a couple new Pokemon card sleeve designs featuring three people characters (Volkner, Cynthia, and Lillie). On one hand, it’s always nice to see the inclusion of people since we hardly get people merch from Pokemon, but also two out of three are characters we see all the time recently (Cynthia and Lillie) so take it with a grain of salt. Regardless, the illustrations, as usual, are cute to gorgeous.
The non people sleeve designs feature Umbreon & Espeon, Lucario, and Pyukumuku.
Ultra Sun & Moon sleeve and case
Two deck cases went on sale alongside the sleeves.
One case featured the same Ultra Sun & Moon artwork from both a matching set of card sleeves and the main artwork from the Ultra Sun & Moon booster packs.
Umbreon Espeon Deck Case
The second deck case was a little fancier than normal, similar to the leather-like TCG cases that came out with the Eeveelution Pokedoll promotion back in May.
This design is the same as the Espeon & Umbreon card sleeves, originating from the Espeon & Umbreon cosmetics mini promotion that came out a few months back.
Moving on to Saturday the 9th… and Vulpix-mageddon!
December 9th marked the release of Lillie’s 1:1 (ish) sized Alolan Vulpix plush, made by Takara Tomy.
The Takara Tomy part is important. Most Pokemon Center releases are exclusive to the Pokemon Center, but as this was not a Pokemon Center release, it was not exclusive to the Center. Preorders have been up for this plush for at least a month if not longer (I can’t remember the exact date when the listing originally went up on Amazon or the official Tomy web store). The Pokemon Center generally stocks Tomy plush, but so does any toy store.
Pre-orders for this plush unsurprisingly sold out a week or two before the release. As with most pre-order items, I assumed the listing would get replenished once we passed the release date. I was wrong! I also assumed we would get enough stock in the Pokemon Center that it wouldn’t sell out quickly. Also wrong!
I showed up to the Mega Tokyo Center 3 hours before opening, which was maybe a little overkill but I was first in line so who cares. When the doors opened, there were two locations that had the new Vulpix plush. The first location closer to the front was quickly decimated. I assumed once the plush from this front part disappeared, the staff would bring out more. They didn’t; they simply replaced where the Vulpix used to be with Necrozma plush. The second location was right in the very back of the store. There was a lot more room for plush back there, and so I was convinced that this spot also would stay strong with Vulpix for a little while. By 11:30 am, an hour and a half after opening, there were two Vulpix left, and once they were gone, there was no more. The end.
When the original Tomy Vulpix (not 1:1 size) came out last year, they quickly disappeared from shelves and on-line stores, and then reappeared a few months later and are still in stock because now no one wants them. I have a feeling the same will happen with these plush. But of course, watch me be wrong (I’m pretty confident I’ll be right).
With all that said!!
The Vulpix plush are one of the cutest Alolan Vulpix plush I’ve seen to date. They’re super soft, super cuddly, fun to hug and carry around, and just all around perfect. A+++ plush! Would snuggle!
Easy to miss with all the Vulpix hype, the newest batch of 5108 word necklaces also went on sale Saturday the 9th.
These necklaces are cute but tiny and also really hard to photograph.
December 5108 Necklaces
There were a lot of cute designs, but my favorites included:
Alolan Vulpix “Cute”, Cosmog, and Mimikyu!
If I was more into jewelry, I’d own the Cute Alolan Vulpix necklace already. It literally says Cute on it! How cute!
That wraps up today’s exciting Pokemon Center Report.
Until next time~
Hello everyone and sorry for the wait!
It’s been non-stop action since I arrived in Japan Thursday and I’m doing my best to get caught up.
First up, an important announcement!
While I’m in Japan, I’ll be offering my pick-up services! I will be picking up everything included in this post, as well as Banpresto prize plush, and a bunch of other stuff.
Keep an eye on this page for the most up to date information on items and prices.
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Pikachu’s Closet returns December 2nd (Saturday) with a new set of clothes for Pikachu!
This brand new Formal Attire set features a cute hat and little shoes along with shirt, pants, and bow-tie.
The set of Formal clothing will cost 3,780 yen after tax.
Next up, the College Logo series from last year returns with a second part! This promo will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting November 25th (Saturday).
This release will feature a bunch of similar items from last year’s release but with updated logos and Rowlet!
College Logo Series
Varsity Jacket (Pikachu / Rowlet | Medium / Large) – 9,612 yen each
Hoodie (Pikachu / Rowlet | Small / Medium / Large) – 6,048 yen each
Pikachu Logo Sweater (Small / Medium / Large) – 6,480 yen
College Logo Part 1
Sticker Set – 626 yen
Set of 2 Patches – 864 yen
Rowlet Pen Pouch – 1,620 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,836 yen
Tote-Bag – 3,780 yen
College Logo Part 2
Pencil & 2-Color Ball Pen (Pikachu / Rowlet) – 540 yen each
Set of Sticky Notes – 756 yen
Memopad (Pikachu / Rowlet) – 432 yen each
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
College Logo Pin Collection *Gacha* – 300 yen for 1 play
A bunch of TCG merch was announced for December as well!
All of the new TCG items mentioned here will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting December 8th (Friday).
December TCG Card Sleeves
First up: everyone’s favorite card sleeves!
As usual lately, each pack will have 64 sleeves and will cost 777 yen after tax.
There will be 7 designs in total for this release: Pyukumuku, Lillie, Espeon & Umbreon, Volkner & Luxray, Cynthia & Lucario, Lucario, and Ultra Sun & Moon.
December Deck Cases
Along with the card sleeves, there will also be two deck cases.
Umbreon & Espeon is extra fancy and will cost an extra fancy price: 2,160 yen after tax.
The Ultra Sun & Moon design will cost 390 yen after tax.
A Cynthia rubber play-mat will go on sale on the same day for 2,700 yen after tax.
Last but not least, a special Premium Trainer’s Set will also go on sale December 8th for 5,400 yen after tax.
The set will include:
Ultra Sun Booster Packs x 10
Ultra Moon Booster Packs x 10
156 cards (29 types)
** 44 trainers (18 types)
** 4 Extra Special Energy Cards (2 types)
** 108 Energy Cards (12 of each type)
Card Box x 1
Pokemon Coin x 1
GX Marker x 1
Acrylic Damage Counters x 32
Premium Markers (Poison / Burn) x 1 each
Card Sleeves x 1 set of 64 sleeves
Players Guide x 1
That wraps up Friday’s announcements!
Tomorrow brings us the second half of the most recent Its’Demo release. I will be there at opening so if you’re interested to see what’s coming out, follow my Twitter account (@zombiemiki) and be awake at 10 am Japan time!
Until next time~
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College Logo Series Part 2
December 8th TCG Release Information
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi-Mini Plush (Pikachu, Gengar, Jigglypuff, Snorlax)
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Mascot Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball)
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Plush (Pokeball)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Tea Party Plush (Pikachu Ice Cream Sandwich, Pikachu Crepe, Pikachu Shaved Ice)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Tea Party Large Plush (Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-orders start for 1:1 size Eeveelution plush
[Pokemon Center] Anker portable chargers (Pokeball / Pikachu Pattern)
[Pokemon Center] Bell Charms (Pokeball, Pikachu, Rowlet, Popplio, Litten, Bewear, Mimikyu, Cosmog)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Alphabet Keychains
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon socks (Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Pikachu Face, Pyukumuku, Mareanie, Bewear, Mimikyu, Alola Raichu, Alola Vulpix, Eevee, Leafeon, Glaceon, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Espeon, Umbreon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Plush (Treecko, Chikorita, Turtwig)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Large Plush (Bulbasaur)
[Good Smile] Pre-order starts for Red Figma (excluding Pokemon Center)
[Good Smile] Pre-orders start for Lillie Nendoroid (excluding Pokemon Center)
[TCG] “Did You See The Fighting Rainbow?” / “Light-Consuming Darkness” booster packs
[TCG] Special Card Set – Charmander
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Alola Friends, Lots of Mimikyu, Snorlax, Lana & Wishiwashi, Marshadow)
[TCG] Marshadow / Ho-oh Deck Case
[TCG] Necrozma card collection folder
[TCG Campaign] Buy 1 box of “Fighting Rainbow” or “Light-Consuming Darkness” and get either a promo Lucario card or promo Porygon-Z card
[TCG Campaign] Guaranteed Rare card with every first edition box of new booster packs
[TCG Campaign] Lawson Convenience Store campaign starts
[Pokemon Center] Lillie & Gladion Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Colorful Trip
[San-Ei] Mochi-Fuwa Cushions Part 5 (Litten, Rowlet, Popplio)
[Good Smile] Pokemon Center pre-order starts for Lillie Nendoroid
[Good Smile] Pokemon Center pre-order starts for Red Figma
[Kotobukiya] Pre-order starts for Lillie figure
[Candy Toy] Big Eraser Figures (Pikachu, Pikachu w/ Ketchup, Pikachu w/ Pokeball, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Gengar)
[Candy Toy] Pikachu’s Cafe (8 sets, no secrets)
[Candy Toy] “Pikachu I Choose You” Pokemon Style Figures (Ash’s Pikachu, Ho-oh, Incineroar, Lycanroc Midnight Forme)
[Banpresto] Large Ash’s Pikachu Plush (Original, Hoenn)
[Pokemon Center] New Pokemon Center Plush (Mareanie, Meowth, Charjabug, Corsola)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu plush phone case & tissue cover
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Album Collection
[Takara Tomy] Ash’s Pikachu, Bewear, Mimikyu
[MonColle] Alola Sandslash
[Banpresto] I Choose You! Bath Towels (Ash’s Pikachu, Pikachu, Ho-oh)
[Banpresto] Large Ash’s Pikachu Plush (Sinnoh, Unova)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru “I Choose You!” Edition (Pikachu, Lucario, Piplup, Luxray)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Plush (Pokeball, Ultra Ball)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Plush (Psyduck)
[Pokemon Center] Tohoku Center Re-opening Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Badges (Pikachu, Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Jirachi, Victini, Alola Vulpix, Rockruff, Pyukumuku, Tapu Koko, Cosmog, Charizard)
[Nanoblock] Gyarados, Psyduck
This blog post will cover all the Banpresto prize plush announced for June.
The summer Pokemon movie is just around the corner, and the movie related merchandise is starting to pick up steam. We should continue to see movie merch until the end of summer.
First up, we have the first in a series of Pikachu plush wearing different Ash hats, which is the big gimmick for the summer movie.
Original hat Pikachu and Hoenn Pikachu will start appearing in game centers from June 22nd (Thursday).
Sinnoh and Unova hat Pikachu will start appearing in game centers from June 27th (Tuesday).
All of the Pikachu plush measure roughly 24 cm tall.
3 bath towels will also start appearing in game centers from June 27th (Tuesday).
Each towel measures roughly 60 cm by 120 cm and the three designs are Ash’s Pikachu, Lots of Pikachu, and Ho-oh.
June will also give us two releases from the Pokemon Sun & Moon extra large plush line-up.
The Pokeball and Ultra Ball plush, both measuring roughly 35 cm tall, will start appearing in game centers from June 27th (Tuesday).
Extra large Psyduck, measuring in at about 37 cm tall, will also start appearing in game centers from June 27th (Tuesday).
The Pokemon Tea Party series continues into June with two sets of plush.
Three smaller plush will start appearing in game centers from June 8th (Thursday).
The three designs are Pikachu Ice Cream Sandwich, Shaved Ice Pikachu, and Crepe Pikachu, with each plush measuring roughly 15 cm tall.
The larger Pikachu plush, measuring at around 24 cm, will also start appearing in game centers from June 8th (Thursday).
Last and certainly not least, we have some new Kororin Friends and Korotto Manmaru plush to look forward to!
Bringing Korotto Manmaru and the summer movie together, Pikachu, Lucario, Piplup, and Luxray will start appearing in game centers from June 27th (Tuesday).
Each plush measures roughly 12 cm tall.
From the Kororin Friends series, we have a large Bulbasaur plush (measuring roughly 26 cm long) that will start appearing in game centers from June 13th (Tuesday).
The smaller sized Treecko, Torchic, and Turtwig plush will also come out June 13th (Tuesday), with each plush measuring about 12 cm.
That wraps up the new plush for June!
I have a feeling we’ll be seeing at least one new Lycanroc plush for July or August.
Until next time~
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Chiku-Chiku Sewing
[Pokemon Center] New Years 2016 Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Figure Straps (Chandelure, Cyndaquil, Gardevoir, Lapras, Pichu, Wailord)
[Ichiban Kuji] Mini Kuji – PokeToru Stamps
[Banpresto] Large Eevee Face Cushion
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pikachu – December
[Pokemon Game] Pokemon Rumble World (Cartridge Edition)
End of November
[Pokemon Merchandise] PokeMikke Round 3
[Gacha] Putito Pikachu Plus
[Gacha] Sleepy Friends XY & Z (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Pikachu, Squirtle, Zygarde Core)
[TCG] Double Mega Break Set – Mega Aerodactyl EX + Mega Mawile EX + Luxray Break
[Magazine] Pokemon Fan #45
[MonColle] Ho-Oh, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y
[Banpresto] Lizardon Night | Large Plush (Charmander, Charizard)
[Pokemon Center] Fluffy Bathtime
[Candy] Candy Figures “The Start of a New Adventure”