This past Friday gave us no news, and there wasn’t really any releases over the weekend either, so I apologize for the quiet.
This post will cover a couple smaller releases that’s happened over the past few weeks!
A set of new can badges from the Pokemon With You charity line came out March 10th.
Pokemon With You Badges March
The line-up included: Dusk Lycanroc, Lucario, Ditto, Vulpix, Latios, Latias, Tapu Lele, Shaymin, Pichu, and Dedenne.
Takara Tomy has a series of plush called “Chokorisan” and a set of Pokemon plush from this series came out around March 15th.
The release included: Pikachu, Ash, Psyduck, Misty, Vulpix, Brock, Meowth, Jesse, and James.
March PokeCen Plush
Three “new” Pokemon Center exclusive plush were released around Japan March 24th.
This small batch included Lucario, Piplup, and Croagunk.
Ultra Beast Plush
An Ultra Beast promotion, which included a bunch of plush, also came out March 24th at Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan.
Ultra Beast plush included: Kartana, Poipole (not pictured), Nihilego, Pheromosa, Blacephalon, Xurkitree, Guzzlord, Stakataka, Buzzwole, and Celesteela.
This wraps up today’s short(er) catch-up post!
This amazingly adorable and impossibly fluffy Eevee plush was revealed yesterday via the Project_Eevee Twitter account. At this point all we know is this plush is from an up-coming Pokemon Center release scheduled for sometime in April. Fingers crossed we get more info on him tonight!
Until next time~
Tonight’s Pokemon Center update gave us a bunch of news so strap in and hold on while we go through everything.
Three new Pokemon Center exclusive plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting March 24th (Saturday).
March PokeCen Plush
Piplup and Croagunk will both cost 1,620 yen after tax.
Lucario will cost 2,160 yen after tax.
Along with the release of the Detective Pikachu game on March 23rd (Friday), a couple items will also be available for purchase at Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan.
Notebook – 864 yen
Coffee Cup – 1,296 yen
Tote-bag – 1,620 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Stickers – 540 yen
For all the Ultra Beast fans out there, a special Ultra Beasts promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting March 24th (Saturday).
One of the main attractions for this promotion is the collection of 10 Ultra Beast plush, including Poipole.
Ultra Beasts 1
Kartana, Poipole (1,620 yen)
Nihilego, Pheromosa, Blacephalon (2,160 yen)
Xurkitree, Guzzlord, Stakataka (3,456 yen)
Buzzwole, Celesteela (4,536 yen)
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged – 10 Designs) – 540 yen each
Mini Candy Tin Collection (Blind Packaged – 9 Designs) – 410 yen each
Mini Posters (Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Guzzlord, Kartana, Celesteela, Blacephalon, Stakataka) – 432 yen each
Set of 9 A4 Clearfiles w/ Case – 2,052 yen
Sketchbook – 756 yen
Canvas Art – 5,184 yen
Ultra Beasts 2
Mug – 1,728 yen
Knapsack – 9,720 yen
Flip Phone Case 150 – 3,240 yen
Set of 2 PET Stickers – 864 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Pokemon Card Game Rubber Playmat – 2,700 yen
Last and certainly not least, the Pokemon Center will be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary from April 25th (Wednesday) until June 30th (Saturday).
More information on anniversary merch will be announced shortly but in the meantime, here is an overview of the anniversary shopping campaigns.
20th Anniversary Clear Card
Two original illustrated clear cards will be distributed at Pokemon Centers and Stores starting April 12th (Saturday). In order to get a clear card, all you need to do is show up to a Pokemon Center or Store, no purchase necessary. The cards are limited one per person.
The first design (with Pikipek) will be distributed between April 12th and June 1st (Friday) or while supplies last.
The second design (with Togechick) will be distributed between June 2nd (Saturday) and June 30th (Saturday) or while supplies last.
Between April 25th (Wednesday) until June 30th (Saturday) or while supplies last, customers who spend 4,000 yen or more at any Pokemon Center or Store will receive 1 original clear card holder. This holder is designed specifically to hold the clear cards the Pokemon Center gives away for campaigns. It’s a neat way to keep everything organized while also celebrating the Pokemon Center’s 20th anniversary.
Lastly, an original Pokemon TCG card will be distributed at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting April 25th, while supplies last. 1 card is given away for every 5 booster packs purchased.
As mentioned, more information concerning 20th anniversary merchandise will be coming soon, so stay tuned!
Until next time~
March Pokemon Center Plush
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary
[Takara Tomy] Sleepy Friends Plush (Pikachu – Small / Medium Large, Snorlax – Small / Medium)
[TCG] Forbidden Light booster pack
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Lysandre, Poipole, Kalos Girls, Ultra Necrozma)
[TCG] Ultra Necrozma Deck Case
[Kotobukiya] Pre-order for Lillie figure starts
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Part 2 (Pikachu & Togepi, Squirtle, Charizard, Psyduck, Cubone & Sandshrew, Articuno)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Porygon Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Mini Figure Charms (4 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Pikachu Figure ~ Pikachu’s Sweets Collection ~
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Large Plush (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pokemon With You Charity Goods
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Lucario, Ditto, Vulpix, Latios, Latias, Tapu Lele, Shaymin, Pichu, Dusk Lycanroc, Dedenne)
[Ichiban-Kuji] Eevee & Antique
[Pokemon Center] Tokyo DX Center Opening
Nihonbashi Pokemon Center Cafe Opens
[Takara Tomy] Chokorisan Plush (Ash, Jesse, James, Meowth, Vulpix, Misty, Brock, Psyduck
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Ditto Big Blanket
[Banpresto] Extra Large Korotto Manmaru (Snorlax, Chansey, Meowth)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Ditto Plush
[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Merchandise
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Pikachu Face Mug (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee’s Easter
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Piplup, Lucario, Croagunk)
[Pokemon Center] Ultra Beast Promotion
[MonColle] Tapu Fini, Poipole, Ultra Ball
[MonColle] Guardian Deity Set (Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini)
[MonColle] Ultra Beast Set
5th Week of March
[Sega Prize] Big Drum Bag (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] Extra Large Inflatable Stool (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] 2-Way Illusion Light (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Easter Clothes
[MonColle] Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kommo-o
[MonColle] Johto Pokemon Set (Lugia, Ho-oh, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil)
[MonColle] Johto Legendary Set (Lugia, Ho-oh)
This weekend started off the busy first half of the summer at the Pokemon Center with a super cute travel themed Pokemon Center promotion called “Colorful Trip”, along with a Lillie and Gladion themed promotion.
Starting with Lillie! Out of the two promos this weekend, only the Lillie promo had a plush: a Clefairy based on her much loved in-game doll. As anyone knows who follows my blog, I love Clefairy, so it’s no surprise I was especially excited for this doll for my collection. I assumed it would be about pokedoll sized, even with the price. It ended up being double (triple?) that size, but I’m not complaining. The more Clefairy the better!
The Lillie promotion offered a bunch of unique items that aren’t usually seen in Pokemon Center promotions, such as these paper craft sets.
Can badge sets! Not only are the sets themselves fairly original, but the shape of the badges as well are not the typical round can badge shape.
A lot of items featured the main Lillie and Cosmog illustration. Half of those items also featured a Gladion and Silvally version. There were a couple items that only came in one variation (Lillie, Gladion, or Lusamine) and this flat pouch is one of the few Lusamine items, along with a handkerchief.
For people who loved the illustrations themselves, they were available in “mini” sized poster form. There were five designs in total – Lillie & Cosmog, Lillie & Solgaleo, Lillie & Lunala, Gladion & Silvally, and Lusamine & Nihilego. The Lillie with legendary designs are somehow even more adorable since they both feature child Lillie.
Moving on to the travel promotion! All of the merchandise in the line-up is travel inspired and there was so many pouches, bags, and other travel related accessories. Perfect for the Pokemon lover who travels a lot! These six stickers feature the six main illustrations.
The merchandise line-up was not super big, but this promotion also featured a bunch of original items mixed in with some traditional promo stuff (like this pouch).
This pouch, appropriately named a “travel pouch”, was pretty neat! First, it was bigger than I was expecting, but also it folds out and can be used to store a bunch of items in different compartments.
There was a bunch of old-fashioned trunk inspired merch, both cute and functional. This “suitcase” is actually a shoulder bag. Also of note is the promotion hang tag, which looks like a ticket. (Too cute?!)
This adorable lunch-box themed cookie tin is filled with chocolate Pokeball-shaped cookies.
Last but not least, you can’t travel without actual luggage. There were two suitcases available for purchase, both with a Pokemon theme. The downside is Pokemon Center suitcases are too small for international travel, especially for the price, which is a shame. If it was cheaper or bigger, I would snap one up in a heart beat.
That wraps up this weekend’s Pokemon Center report!
Did you get anything from either promotion? What were you looking forward to the most?
Until next time~
After two very long weeks of waiting, we finally have information on the previously teased 1:1 size Eeveelution plush!
These life-size Eeveelution plush will be sold exclusively through the Japanese Pokemon Center On-line Store. The pre-order period starts June 10th (Saturday) at 10 am and ends July 31st (Monday) at 11:59 pm. The plush will start shipping out in late October (incidentally, around my birthday!)
Eeveelution Life Size Plush
Sizes for the individual Eeveelutions are as follows:
Eevee, the smallest, measures in at 30 cm.
Jolteon and Glaceon both measure 80 cm.
Espeon and Flareon are both 90 cm.
Vaporeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Sylveon are the tallest at 100 cm each.
Keep in mind that the height also accounts for the ears, so the plush itself will be a little smaller than the measurements given.
Eevee’s price is 3,240 yen. All the other Eeveelutions are 21,600 yen each.
We finally have a photo of the previously hyped Lillie Nendoroid, along with a pre-order period and release date!
Pre-orders for the figure will start June 15th (Thursday) at Good Smile and other stores, and June 17th (Saturday) at Pokemon Centers and Stores. The figure will start shipping out around November.
Pre-order bonuse parts and figures are as follows:
++ Customers who pre-order from Goodsmile’s On-line Store will get a potion bottle and an extra hand to hold it.
++ Customers who pre-order from Pokemon Centers or Stores will get a tiny Clefairy doll figure
Lillie Nendoroid figure comes with 3 different face plates and her bag and hat are removable. Her price is 4,800 yen including tax.
Next up ~ A Lillie (and family) promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting June 17th (Saturday). This series of items will mainly feature illustrations of Lillie with Cosmog, Solgaleo, and Lunala, along with Gladion & Silvally and Lusamine & Nihilego.
Lillie Promo Part 1
Lillie Knapsack – 4,320 yen
Lillie’s Beloved Clefairy Plush – 2,160 yen
Square Can Badge Sets (2 badges per set) – 648 yen each
Paper Theater Sets: Lillie & Cosmog, Gladion & Silvally, Lusamine & Nihilego – 1,404 yen each | Lillie & Solgaleo, Lillie & Lunala – 2,160 yen each
Lillie Promo Part 2
Acrylic Stands – 864 yen each
Flat Pouch (Lusamine & Nihilego) – 1,620 yen
Big Bath Towel (Lillie & Cosmog) – 3,780 yen
Tote Bag (Lillie & Cosmog, Gladion & Silvally) – 3,780 yen each
Mini Posters – 432 yen each
A4 Clearfile Set w/ Case – 1,620 yen
Croquis Sketchbooks (Lillie & Cosmog, Lillie & Solgaleo, Lillie & Lunala, Gladion & Silvally, Lusamine & Nihilego) – 735 yen each
Hand Towel (Gladion & Silvally) – 540 yen
Handkerchief (Lusamine & Nihilego) – 1,080 yen
Sticker Set (5 stickers per set, 2 sets) – 864 yen each
Postcard Set (5 postcards per set, 2 sets) – 756 yen each
Playing Cards – 1,350 yen
A4 Clearfile Set (3 clearfiles featuring quotes from the Pokemon Sun & Moon game) – 972 yen
Sticker Set (3 stickers featuring quotes from the Pokemon Sun & Moon game) – 1,080 yen
Pokemon TCG Items
Lillie & Cosmog Sun & Moon Special TCG Box – 3,024 yen
Lillie & Solgaleo & Lunala Double Deck Case + Card Sleeve Set – 3,024 yen
Gladion & Silvally / Lusamine & Nihilego Deck Case + Card Sleeve Sets – 1,080 yen each
Pokemon Center On-line Exclusive
Lillie & Cosmog Music Box – 9,180 yen
Last and certainly not least! The Tohoku Pokemon Center in Sendai will be moving to the 8th floor in Parco (shopping mall) oand as always happens when a Pokemon Center moves and re-opens, we get a Japan-wide promotion. The promo will start June 30th (Friday). A this point, we don’t have any information on merchandise, but there will be some special campaigns along with the re-opening.
Tohoku Clear Cards
Starting June 30th, customers to Pokemon Centers and Stores will receive a free little illustrated clear card, with the designs rotating out at specific time periods.
The Tanabata design (with Victini, Jirachi, and Cosmog) will be available from June 30th until July 7th.
The Snack Time design (with Victini) will be available from July 8th until July 16th.
The Ocean Fun Time design (with Lapras) will be available from July 17th until July 23rd.
The final Sleepy Time design will be available from July 24th until supplies run out but only at the Tohoku Center. Note that this is the only Center exclusive design.
Tohoku Bonus Items
As usual, all Pokemon Centers and Stores will have special Tohoku themed shoppers, featuring Victini and Jirachi. These shoppers will be available starting June 30th until supplies run out.
Starting June 30th, all customers at the Tohoku Pokemon Center store will receive a Tanabata Pikachu Pair charm for every 5,000 yen spent.
Also starting June 30th, customers at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan will get a special Rowlet poncho Pikachu card for every 5 packs of booster cards bought, while supplies last.
I have a feeling we’re going to have Victini, Jirachi, and Rowlet Poncho Pikachu plush in our future, but if we end up with no merch for this re-opening, I’ll be very sad.
What do you think about today’s announcements? Will you be buying one of the life-size Eeveelution plush?
Until next time~
Life-Size Eeveelution Plush
Tohoku Center Re-opening