Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

Before we dive into today’s post, a quick reminder:

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It seems like yesterday I was posting about the Halloween promotion, and now we are zooming ahead to…

Christmas!

For the past several years, the Pokemon Center has had both a Christmas and a general Winter themed promotion that generally go on sale at roughly the same time. This year is no exception!

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There were three main Christmas plush this year: Pikachu (dressed as a Christmas tree), Rockruff, and Alolan Vulpix!

All three plush are pretty adorable (although I’m still salty the Vulpix is the same Pokemon Center pattern they keep reusing!!) Out of the three, Rockruff is definitely my favorite and also in my opinion the cutest! I love his little cape and his little hat!

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The Christmas promotion had a bunch of cute items, including an adorable mug that I don’t have a photo of but you can kind of see in the background.

Rockruff in his little hat looks especially adorable as a metal charm.

The sheet of stickers were way bigger than I was expecting.

Aside from the plush, I thought the little greeting cards and card holder (pictured third in the set of photos above) were some of the most interesting item and appropriate for the season!

The main plush for the Winter Hide-And-Seek promotion was a cute snowman Pikachu plush, featuring little leaves for cheek spots!

This plush was available both as a plush and a mascot plush.

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The sketchbook from the Hide and Seek promo is amazingly not Croquis but still adorable!

This release also featured cute greeting cards, albeit with a winter theme vs a Christmas theme.

Also not pictured: a super cute blanket with the main Hide-and-Seek illustration!

The item I was most excited for across both releases was the cookie tin from the Hide-And-Seek promo.

The tin features the main Hide-And-Seek illustration, but that’s not what I loved it at first sight. As previously mentioned, the cookies featured in this cookie tin are Polvorón. It’s a shortbread cookie bathed lightly in powdered sugar and is quite possibly the best Pokemon Center cookie.

Do I highly recommend this cookie tin? Yes. Once you try these magical cookies, you will never be able to go back to regular cookies.

That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!

Friday Pokemon Center Announcements happen tomorrow! Here’s to hoping we get more plush news for November 17th~

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween Time

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween Time

The Pokemon Halloween Time promotion actually went on sale last month, but what better time to report on it then on actual Halloween!

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There were three normal sized plushies as part of the 2017 Halloween promotion: Pikachu (dressed as a ghost), Mimikyu (dressed as a scarecrow), and Bewear (dressed as Dusclops).

All plush come with a matching die-cut tag with an illustration version of each Pokemon dressed in their costume.

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There were also four mascot sized plushies! Litten (dressed as Woobat), Rowlet (wearing a pumpkin hat), Popplio (with a pumpkin on his nose!), and Eevee (dressed as Umbreon?)

They’re all adorable!

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There were also two types of squishy rubber mascots: Ghost Pikachu and Pumpkin Mimikyu! Perfect for relieving stress and also looking cute.

My favorite item was the set of Halloween mugs! These mugs are probably smaller than you’re expecting but they’re so cute!! One cup features Ghost Pikachu and the other Scarecrow Mimikyu.

My girlfriend bought a set to share with me and it’s literally the cutest thing in the world.

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More neat items! A super cute Ghost Pikachu plush pass case and a little Ghost Pikachu hand towel designed to look like a ghost!

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More cute stuff! This is actually one pouch with one side featuring Pikachu and the opposite side featuring Mimikyu.

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Of course what is any Pokemon Center promotion without metal charms? This promo had two sets of charms, with each set including 4 designs.

There was also a logo pin (of course), cute mis-matched earrings, and a cute little Pokemon Halloween themed memo set for when you want to leave little notes for your friends or to send in the mail.

That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!

Merchandise Overview – November

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2017
[Pokemon Center] Winter Hide-And-Seek

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[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo start

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[Banpresto] Extra Large Size Santa Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Pikachu, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charizard x 2, Dragonite x 2)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)

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[TCG] Starter Set – Legendaries – Solgaleo GX Lunala GX
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Premium Edition
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Toys R Us Exclusive – Special Starter Set

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon New Years 2018

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[Re-Ment] Pikachu Sweets Time

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[Banpresto] Big Christmas Stocking Pikachu plush (Red, Green)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Fire Type (Charmander, Tepig, Fennekin)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Big Blanket (Eevee)

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Necrozma, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Metal Charms (Dusk Lycanroc, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Alola Ultra Adventure Promotion
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Z-Power Ring Special Set
[Takara Tomy] Rotom Pokedex DX
[MonColle Ex] Necrozma, Necrozma (Dusk Form), Necrozma (Dawn Form), Ash’s Pikachu (Thunderbolt Attack Pose), Dusk Lycanroc
[MonColle Get] Special Pack – Legendary Alolans

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[San-ei] All-Star Collection Part 6 (Charmeleon, Ivysaur, Wartortle, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Slowpoke, Flaaffy, Machop, Chandelure, Drifloon, Budew, Sewaddle, Absol, Wooper, Lapras, Raichu, Banette)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Cushions (Magikarp, Swinub)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu Nebukuro Get!

11.21

[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo – new items added

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[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Water Type (Totodile, Piplup, Mudkip, Popplio)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Charizard, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Umbreon, Espeon)

11.25

[Pokemon Center] Ditto With You Gacha
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Mimikyu

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon New Years 2018 + Selene Figma Preorder

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon New Years 2018 + Selene Figma Preorder

The New Years is right around the corner, but at Japanese Pokemon Centers, it’s coming a little early!

The official Pokemon New Years 2018 promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting November 11th (Saturday).

As usual, it won’t be very big but will feature the yearly kagami-mochi and daruma doll style plush and other more traditional Japanese style New Years decorations and items.

Full Line-Up

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Rowlet Kagami-Mochi Plush – 1,728 yen
Calabash Pikachu Plush – 972 yen
Daruma Litten Plush – 972 yen

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Mini Kado-Matsu – 800 yen
Mini Shime-Kazari – 800 yen

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Metal Charm Set – 778 yen
Rowlet Kagami-Mochi Pouch – 648 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 432 yen
New Years Postcard Set – 313 yen
Handkerchief – 540 yen
Stickers – 486 yen

A Selene Figma is currently up for pre-order. The pre-order period will last from October 27th (Friday) until November 29th (Wednesday) at 9 pm Japan time.

The Figma can be pre-ordered through the Pokemon Center On-Line store or the official Good Smile Shop.

Links: Pokemon Center On-Line | JP Good Smile | EN Good Smile | AmiAmi | US Pokemon Center

The figure comes with tiny figures of Litten, Popplio, and Rowlet, along with a removable bag and z-ring bracelet.

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There is a pre-order bonus for ordering through the Good Smile or Pokemon Center store. The bonus item is the same for both stores (a mini Dex Rotom figure) but the expression is different.

Smiling Rotom (first photo) is the Pokemon Center bonus item; surprised Rotom (second photo) is the Good Smile bonus item.

That wraps up the announcements for this week!

Hopefully next week we’ll get info on the Ultra Sun Ultra Moon release day items.

Until next time~

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Pokemon New Years 2018

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Christmas 2017 + Winter Hide-And-Seek

I had a feeling we’d get our Christmas 2017 promotion announcement soon, and I was right! (Just off by one week, shhhh)

Pokemon Christmas 2017 will go on sale in Japan at all Pokemon Centers and Stores starting November 3rd (Friday)!

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The promo will feature three adorable Christmas themed plush: Pikachu, Rockruff, and Alolan Vulpix.

Fun fact: did you know Rockruff is called “Wuffels” in German? Seriously one of the cutest things I’ve ever heard, and almost as cute as this Wuffels plush! Look at him!

I was looking forward to a new Santa Chu to add to my collection, so it’s a little disappointing to me that this year’s Pikachu is a Christmas tree (and I’m still salty that the Pokemon Center is simply reusing the original Alolan Vulpix plush design over and over since it is not my favorite pattern and I want a new plush…) but Wuffels makes up for everything by being so adorable I think I got a bunch of cavities upon seeing his photo.

Each plush will cost 1,962 yen after tax.

Full Merch Line-Up

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Metal Charm Set – 702 yen
Logo Pin – 648 yen
Mug Cup – 1,404 yen
Stand Clip – 1,026 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen

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Dice Bag – 648 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen

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Message Card – 486 yen

As with last year, this year’s Christmas promotion will also feature a companion winter themed promotion, which will also hit Japanese Pokemon Centers and Stores on November 3rd (Friday)!

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The winter promotion, titled “Winter Hide-And-Seek” has one main plush (Pikachu Snowman) which will be available as both a plush and a mascot plush.

The plush will cost 1,620 yen after tax while the mascot plush will cost 1,080 yen after tax.

Also of note is the exclusion of the infamous Croquis sketchbook, replaced with a Pokemon Center non-brand, plus an adorable (and soft!) blanket and a (potentially) cute mug with lid although we currently don’t have pictures of it.

This promotion will also see the return of my favorite Pokemon Center cookies of all time: polvorones! For those unfamiliar, polvorone (polvorón?) is a Spanish shortbread cookie. They are a popular treat around the holidays, making this cookie especially appropriate as a winter themed cookie.

Full Merch Line-Up

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Blanket – 3,240 yen
Sketchbook – 670 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen

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Polvorone Cookies – 929 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Greeting Card – 432 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen

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Book Cover – 1,620 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Flat Pouch – 1,620 yen
Mug with Lid – 1,512 yen

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center merch announcements!

Until next time~

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Official Pokemon Center Announcement
Daisuki Club Christmas
Daisuki Club Hide-And-Seek