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
As regular readers can tell, the site is different. I’m currently in the process of fixing up the site with a new theme, so I appreciate everyone’s patience as I stumble my way through here.
But in the meantime, we have exciting new releases ahead of us, so let’s dive right in~
Along with the release of the newest set of booster packs (“Awaiting Islands” and “Alola Moonlight”) a bunch of brand new TCG related items also came out, including the ever popular card sleeves. There were five designs with this release:
Alola Vulpix & Ninetails
Wild Ride, featuring Tauros and Tapu Koko
And the Lycanroc duo!
This same illustration was also featured on a single deck box.
There were two double deck sized boxes available as well, featuring a slightly different Lycanroc illustration
And a super cute Mallow’s Cooking illustration, with Rockruff, Pikipek, and Bounsweet.
There was also three new Special Sets, each featuring a unique promo card that can only be obtained through these sets. One set featured Jangmo-o
One with Komala
and one with Pikachu!
On a side note, the three special sets plus Mallow’s Cooking deck box were the only items to sell out (as of this posting) from the TCG release, which is interesting considering the Alola Vulpix and Mimikyu card sleeves. I guess to be fair, none of the items that sold out were limited, so I can see card people buying as many as possible, but it was still surprising to me. Of the three special sets, Pikachu sold out first (but also to be fair, that illustration is really cute!)
Pikachu’s Easter promotion came out today (along with a couple other items) so stay tuned for the next Pokemon Center Report hopefully coming soon!
The next set of Pokemon Sun & Moon TCG booster packs (“Awaiting Islands” and “Alola Moonlight”) have been officially announced!
This post will cover everything TCG related coming out on the booster pack release date of March 17th (Friday).
First up, the booster packs themselves. Each pack will contain 5 random cards and cost 162 yen each.
For card sleeve enthusiasts, there will be five new sleeve designs, all sold in full deck packs of 64 sleeves per pack at 777 yen each after tax.
The five designs include: Alola Vulpix + Ninetails, Mimikyu, Ditto Transform, Lycanroc Pair, and Pokemon Ride.
Based on experience and recent trends, there is a good chance the Vulpix and Mimikyu sleeves will sell out very quickly, so if you want them, keep that in mind.
Along with card sleeves, there will also be two types of deck boxes coming out on March 17th.
The Lycanroc design will be available as both a regular and double sized deck box, while the Mao’s Cooking design will only be available as a double sized deck box.
The regular sized box will cost 390 yen after tax and the double deck boxes will cost 1,500 yen after tax.
Three new Pokemon Card Game Special Sets will go on sale starting March 17th, featuring Pikachu, Komala, and Jangmo-o promo cards.
The Komala set will include 1 holo promo card, 1 booster pack of “Awaiting Islands” and 1 booster pack of “Alola Moonlight”. Price after tax is 378 yen.
The Pikachu and Jangmo-o sets will include 1 holo promo card, 2 booster packs of “Awaiting Islands” and 2 booster packs of “Alola Moonlight”. Price after tax per set is 702 yen.
A new starter set will also go on sale, featuring a Tapu Bulu EX promo card!
Each set will contain 2 Tapu Bulu EX cards, 60 random cards, 44 damage counters + 2 markers, 1 GX marker, 1 Pokemon coin, 1 Playmat, and 1 Pokemon TCG player’s guide. The set will cost 1,680 yen after tax.
Finally, we have two different card campaigns starting March 17th!
Buy 5 booster packs from a store that deals with Pokemon cards in Japan (some stores excluded), and you will receive 1 special promo card pack.
The promo pack includes 11 random cards plus 1 secret card. The secret card can be 1 of 11 cards: a shiny Tapu Koko, Salandit, or 1 of 9 possible energy cards.
Also starting March 17th, for every full box of booster cards bought at an officially recognized Pokemon Card Gym (including the Pokemon Center), customers will receive either a holo Golisopod card (“Awaiting Islands” booster box) or a holo Dhelmise card (“Alola Moonlight booster box). These two cards are not included in either booster pack sets, so this is the only way to get them.
Both campaigns will be available while supplies last and cannot be combined with each other.
Until next time!
Today’s update is a new kind of blog post: unboxing! I originally had wanted to make a video, but my hair was super not good when my box arrived and I wanted to open it right away, so here is a bunch of photos instead. Note: when I say a bunch of photos, I mean a lot, so be warned before you read more!
This box is actually mostly filled of stuff for my girlfriend, Kerstin, who also placed the order, so a special shout out to her! And of course, shout out to Japan Stuffs for picking up all of these items from the Pokemon Center and being generally awesome.
Both my girlfriend and I generally stick to EMS shipping when sending things from Japan, because of the security (EMS automatically comes with tracking) and the speed (it generally takes between 3-5 days depending on how quickly the box is shipped out from Japan). The package was shipped out on a Wednesday and had already arrived by Saturday. For the most part, the box arrived intact, although there was a small hole on one side, which was the fault of the postal service, but it happens and it’s happened on multiple boxes of mine in the past. However, I will point out that Japan Stuffs individually wraps all items in the box in little bags, so even if the shipping box is damaged in flight, you don’t have to worry about items going missing.
Moving on to what everyone wants to see…what’s inside the box!
More merchandise announcements for the 23rd of December, which is quickly turning into Nightmare Before Christmas: Pokemon Edition.
The Alola Friends promotion quietly slipped under the radar by getting announced via the Pokemon Daisuki Club. The line-up features a variety of items for home use with a very cute and simple Pikachu centric illustration.
As mentioned, the promotion will go on sale along with everything else December 23rd at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan.
Free Box (Surfboard, Hula Dance) – 1,080 yen each
Free Tray – 1,458 yen
Cork Board – 1,296 yen
Cork Coaster (Set of 2) – 486 yen
Soup Mug – 1,404 yen
Set of 2 Glasses – 1,296 yen
Oval Bowl – 1,728 yen
Mini Bowl – 864 yen
Tissue Cover – 1,620 yen
Storage Basket – 2,700 yen
Towel Mat – 1,944 yen
Face Towel – 983 yen
Bath Towel – 3,240 yen
Wallstory (Pikachu, Pikachu + Exeggutor, Pikachu + Raichu, Pikachu + Oriocorio) – 756 yen each