Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Yurutto

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Yurutto

Hello everyone!

This post will cover the recent Pokemon Yurutto release at Pokemon Centers in Japan.

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As with most promotions worth their salt, this promo had two main plush (Pikachu and Dedenne)

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Along with four mascot sized plush (Pikachu, Dedenne, Bewear, and Rowlet)

There was also a larger Bewear cushion… which ended up being much bigger than we were expecting. Downright huge! And heavy! Downside: shipping price. Upside: perfect for hugs!

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The most interesting items from this promo (in my opinion) were the two candy related pieces!

Sakuma Drops are an iconic Japanese candy. They are flavored using real fruit juice and are manufactured by the Sakuma Candy Company, located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo (of all places!) These candies have been available since the Meiji era (early 1900s) and the tins are considered collectibles as the design changes often and they tend to do a lot of collaborations… like pictured here!

The other item is, believe it or not, a cookie tin… in the shape of a trash can! How original is that? (Pretty original!)

Another favorite for me: socks!! The Pokemon socks don’t always show up in every promotion, but when they do, you can bet I’m excited about it. This promotion featured 9 different designs, all of them adorable.

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The number of bags and pouches in this promotion were a little ridiculous, but hey, everyone has stuff they need to carry around with them, and everyone needs a bag or pouch to carry aforementioned stuff in.

There was one big tote bag (squishy faced electric rodents) and one smaller bag (Dedenne, Rowlet, and Pikachu hanging out) designed to carry lunch boxes.

The Pikachu tickling the other Pikachu with a puff ball is one flat pouch viewed from both sides.

Squishy face electric rodents and Pyukumuku punching Pikachu are both long pouches! As a side note, the Pyukumuku design was labeled as “Massage” – clearly the Pokemon Center has a different view on what a massage is compared to say… me. (I’d say poor Pikachu but he seems to be enjoying it)

Finally, there were two dice bags – the not Drifloon one features Ludicolo on the back.

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There were five different sticker sheets, with different designs on each sheet.

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Rounding up the rest of the merch list…

Cellphone cases! The hard case on the left is designed for iPhone 7 while, as usual, the flip case is designed for all medium sized phones.

A set of cute notebooks and the infamous Croquis sketchbook which seems to have become a Pokemon Center staple recently.

Clearfiles! Because of course. I mean, this is the Pokemon Center we’re talking about.

Four card sleeve designs and two deck cases (each sleeve pack comes with 64 sleeves)

Hand towels in three designs (Pikachu, Dedenne, and Rowlet).

That basically wraps up our coverage of the Pokemon Yurutto promotion!

Did you get anything from this promotion? What was your favorite item?

I love silly promotions like this where we get non-stock illustrations and neat stuff (like trash can cookie tins!)

Until next time~

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Magikarp Jump + Pokemon Yurutto

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Magikarp Jump + Pokemon Yurutto

Hello everyone!

Welcome to September! The month that basically just stands in the way between summer and MY BIRTHDAY HALLOWEEN October.

Before we dive into the Pokemon Merch announcements from Friday, a couple words from the management (aka Miki)

I basically run this blog and all associated social media outlets (Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram) as a way to connect with other Pokemon merch collectors, and to help share information as well as provide non stock photos of cute Pokemon stuff. With that said, if you find any of the things I share useful, please consider offering support! Not only does this help keep the site up and running, but it also lets me know that my words are not just floating off into the ether of the net.

Currently there are three main ways to help support Mikitzune.com~

Patreon

Along with offering sneak peeks of my artistic works in progress, Patreon offers a laid-back environment where we can talk about up-coming (and current) merch releases.

I offer a couple reward tiers, one of which includes an original piece of art by request. These two pieces are Patreon rewards for August~

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I also send out original postcards (illustrated by me) every month, with a new design each month.

Check out my Patreon here!

 

Buy Me A Coffee

A neat and cute way to help support the site (and also provide me with my much loved coffee)! If you leave the name of a Pokemon in your note when donating, I will draw a little sketch of that Pokemon for you as special thanks

Donate Coffees To Miki

 

Commission Artwork

Last and certainly not least, I am always open for art commissions! I accept a wide range of commissions, from simple illustrations and icons to headers, backgrounds, logos, and whatever you want. Although the majority of my most recent work is Pokemon fan art, I am always happy to work with other fandoms as well as original characters.

Click here to go to my commission page

 

Pokemon Merchandise Announcements

Now that all the Magikarp Jump updates are out, the Pokemon Center is finally giving us… a small amount of official Magikarp Jump merchandise. (Better something than nothing?) These Karpish items will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 16th (Saturday).

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Merch Line-Up

Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged / 10 Designs) – 540 yen each
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen

A new promotion called “Pokemon Yurutto” will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 16th (Saturday). This promo features original artwork from the popular and trendy Japanese illustrator and comic book artist Kanahei. If you love squishy and soft Pokemon with tiny faces, this promo was made for you.

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Merch Line-Up

Plush (Pikachu | Dedenne) – 1,620 yen each
Bewear Huggable Cushion – 5,184 yen

Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Dedenne | Rowlet | Croagunk | Bewear) – 1,080 yen each

Trash-Can Shaped Cookie Tin – 972 yen
Sakuma Candy Drops – 432yen

Melamine Cups (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 648 yen each
Hand Towels (Pikachu | Dedenne | Rowlet) – 540 yen each
Not Pictured Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection (10 Designs / Blind Packaged) – 540 yen each
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen

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Pen Pouch – 1,080 yen
Flat Pouch – 2,160 yen

iPhone 7 Soft Shell Case – 2,030 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen

Lunch Bag – 2,160 yen
Tote Bag – 3,240 yen

A4 Clearfile Set (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 497 yen each

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PET Stickers (Blue | Green | Peach | Yellow | Orange) – 378 yen each
Deco Tape (Squishing | Massaging) – 648 yen each
A5 Notebook Set – 540 yen
Acrylic Pass Case – 1,210 yen
Dice Bag (Drifloon | Ludicolo)
Pouch – 1,620 yen
TCG Deck Case (Beach Fun Time | Forest Stroll) – 390 yen each

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Pick 3 Socks (6 Designs) – 1,080 yen for 3 socks
TCG Card Sleeves (64 Sleeves Per Pack / Pikachu | Pikachu & Dedenne | Pikachu & Dedenne & Rowlet | Encounter) – 777 yen each

As always, everything listed here (and more!) is available for purchase via Japan Stuffs, an awesome site run by an awesome girl. Keep up to date with releases and news through her Twitter: @jpnstuffs

Until next time~

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Magikarp Jump Merchandise
Pokemon Yurutto

Merchandise Overview – September

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[Pokemon Center] Ruby / Sapphire Pokemon Center Plush (Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Altaria, Rayquaza, Banette, Sableye, Gulpin, Plusle, Minun)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Time

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[Collaboration] New Era x Pokemon Hats

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[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Ditto Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Large Pikachu Plush (Baby Eyes Pose)

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[Rement] Pokemon Camping (Blind Packaged)

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[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Snorlax)

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[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Psyduck, Slowpoke, Munchlax)

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[TCG] “Awakened Heroes” / Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” Booster Packs
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Silvally, Drampa, Tapu Lele, Goliosopod, Team Skull)
[TCG] Silvally Deck Case
[TCG Campaign] Buy 2 boxes of booster packs at a Pokemon Center or store and get 1 pack of 64 original Acerola card sleeves

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[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Jump Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Schedule Books (Pikachu Forest, Pikachu Red, Eeveelutions, Ditto Transform)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Hoenn Gym Badge Collection Preorder Starts
[MonColle] Cosmog, Rowlet (Smiling Version)
[MonColle Anniversary Sets] Unova Starter Pack, Kalos Starter Pack
[Takara Tomy] Rowlet Plush + Ash’s Backpack Set, Cosmog Plush, Dusk Form Lycanroc Plush

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[Banpresto] Extra Large Mimikyu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Cosmog, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Plush (Bewear, Meowth, Mimikyu)

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[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Emifull Pokemon Store Location Opens / Mini Promotion (Ehime Prefecture Exclusive)

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[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Magnemite –

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[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Axew, Hydreigon, Garchomp)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Dragonite)

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[Merchandise] Pokemon Sun & Moon Ash Plush

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[Pokemon Center] Putitto Pokemon Collection Volume 2 (Haunter, Sableye, Banette, Drifloon, Litwick, Gourgeist, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Snorlax, Dragonite, Lapras, Raichu)
[Merchandise] Nanoblock Sets (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Pichu)

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Plush Cushions + NanoBlock Sets + Putitto Pokemon Collection + Pokemon Pop

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Plush Cushions + NanoBlock Sets + Putitto Pokemon Collection + Pokemon Pop

Hello everyone!

We got a bunch of exciting announcements on Friday, Japan time.

Because everyone loves these super soft and squishy cushions, the Pokemon Center is bringing out four new ones, with the theme being round and cuddly Pokemon! The four Pokemon included in this mini release is Rowlet, Drifloon, Oddish, and Togedemaru, with each cushion plush costing 4,536 yen after tax.

They will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting April 29th (Saturday).

New NanoBlock Pokemon sets will also go on sale starting April 29th (Saturday). The sets will be for Litten, Popplio, and Rowlet, with each set costing 1,296 yen after tax.

The popular Putitto gacha series will come out with new Pokemon figures on April 29th (Saturday). Unlike most gacha relases, these figures will be Pokemon Center exclusives, but still gacha machine prizes, meaning the figures will be distributed randomly, with 1 play costing 300 yen. The line-up for this set includes: Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Gengar, Mew, Meowth, and Psyduck, with no secrets.

Last but certainly not least, a brand new promotion is coming out April 29th (Saturday), called Pokemon Pop! This promotion offers a variety of items featuring original comic-style illustrations of some popular Pokemon, including Mimikyu! The merchandise line-up includes a bunch of Pokemon Center staples (blind packaged charms, clearfiles, Pokemon Center cookies, and phone cases, among others) plus a couple unique items (drinking glasses instead of hot drink mugs!) We also have the ever popular 3 pairs of socks for 1,080 yen deal.

Of note are the three mascot plush that double as screen cleaners, but of which we do not have photos, because that would be silly. The three mascot plush will be of Pikachu, Gengar, and Mimikyu, so if you’re a Mimikyu fan, don’t overlook these.

Full Merchandise Line-Up

Sticker Sets (Pikachu | Gengar | Rowlet | Litten | Jirachi) – 432 yen

Croquis Sketchbook – 432 yen
A4 Clearfile (2 Designs) – 260 yen each

Comic Panel T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen
Comic Panel T-Shirt (X-Large) – 3,456 yen
Black & White T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen
Blue Hoodie (Small | Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen

Backpack – 5,184 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,728 yen
Pouch – 1,296 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,620 yen
Coin Case – 1,296 yen

Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Hard Shell Phone Case for iPhone 7 – 2,030 yen

Hand Towel – 540 yen
Scarf Towel – 1,080 yen

Drinking Glasses (Pikachu | Mimikyu | Gengar) – 864 yen each
Set of 2 Mini Plates – 1,512 yen
Clear Bottles (Pink | Blue) – 1,512 yen

Rubber Strap Collection (Blind Packaged – 10 Designs) – 540 yen each

3 Pairs of Socks – 1,080 yen
(Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Mimikyu, Jirachi, Goomy)

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Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Mimikyu | Gengar) – 734 yen each
Chocolate Chip Cookies – 540 yen

On a final note, the Kuttari Plush Series comes out later today (Saturday, April 15th) in Japan and there is still time to pre-order any items you might want!

Jump to Japan Stuffs!

Until next time~

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Mochiri-Manmaru Cushions
Sun & Moon NanoBlock Sets
Putitto Pokemon Collection
Pokemon Pop

Merchandise Overview – January

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[Pokemon Center] Special Skytree Center Moving Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Skytree Center Sun and Moon Pokedoll Pre-release (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)
[Pokemeon Center] Spring Spring Spring! Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Villains Part 2 – Gacha Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] 2017 Lucky Bags

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[Pokemon Center] 2017 Lucky Bags

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[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – February
[Pokemon Center] Pokeball Promotion

1.11

[Banpresto] Nebukuro Collection | Large Plush (Flareon, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Nebukuro Collection | Plush (Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon)

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[Pokemon Center] Sun and Moon Pokedolls Nationwide Release (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)
[Pokemon Center] New Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Alola Ninetails, Alola Sandshrew, Fomantis)
[Pokemon Center] Original Phone Cases (Snorlax + Sleeping Pokemon, Alola Pokemon Collection, Mimikyu)

1.16

[Merchandise] MonColle Get Vol 4 | Electric Types (9 Varieties)

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[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party | Pikachu Candy Plush (3 Varieties)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party | Large Pikachu Plush

1.19

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends | Electric Type Plush (Ampharos, Pachirisu, Pikachu)

1.20

[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Large Pikachu Mascot Plush (3 Types)

1.23

[Merchandise] Pokemon Desktop Figures (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Gengar, Mew, Pikachu, Squirtle)

1.24

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends | Big Raichu Plush
[Banpresto] Nebukuro Collection | Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)

1.26

[Banpresto] Large Rockruff Plush
[Banpresto] Rockruff Evolution Line Plush
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Magikarp Plush

1.27

[TCG] Sun & Moon Booster Pack
[TCG] Sun & Moon Special Set (Decidueye, Incineroar, Primarina)
[TCG] Sun & Moon special Set (Rockruff, Turtonator)
[TCG] Popular Card Sleeve Re-Release (Subway Bosses, Steven w/Metagross, Champion Steven, Chandelure, Eeveelutions)

1.28

[MonColle] Bewear, Zygarde Perfect Forme