A couple small announcements from tonight’s Pokemon update!
A set of can badges, featuring Pokemon and Trainers from the Kanto region, will go on sale at Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting August 20th. These badges will sell for 300 yen each and there will be 17 designs in total. Based on the price, I have a sneaking suspicion these will go on sale as gacha prizes, but either way, they will be blind packaged, so good luck getting the design you want!
Along with the badges, these cute collection binders will also go on sale starting August 20th. These binders will sell for 864 yen each.
Use them to neatly organize your collection of charms and badges!
The September Monthly Pair Pikachu plushies will also go on sale August 20th. These cuties are dressed up ready to celebrate Tsukimi. Male Pikachu is holding a traditional decoration of Japanese pampas grass (susuki) and female Pikachu is holding tsukimi dango, delicious rice dumplings that are eaten as part of the festival.
Each plush pair will sell for 2,808 yen.
The JP Pokemon Center On-Line store will be having a special Ditto Campaign during the month of August. Along with the exclusive sale of an extra big size Ditto plush, customers will get a random Ditto Transform! clearfile for every 2,000 yen spent on the on-line store. As with the previous Magikarp postcard campaign, the clearfile designs will change every week.
Week 1 Designs: Pichu, Raichu, Espeon, Umbreon, and Vulpix
Week 2 Designs: Eevee, Jolteon, Flareon, Vaporeon, Gengar, Poliwag
Week 3 Designs: Pikachu, Clefairy, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle
Clearfiles are capped at 10 clearfiles per order.
Last weekend brought us the second part to the ever popular Ditto Transform! promotion.
Similar to the first part, the line-up featured various Pokemon with Ditto faces (in this case: Eevee, Jolteon, Flareon, Vaporeon, Gengar, and Poliwag).
Also similar to the original promotion release, Ditto Transform! part 2 had mascot sized and normal sized versions of each Pokemon.
This tiny Eevee caught my attention because of his :[ face.
Time for close-ups!
First up, the Eeveelutions, starting with Eevee!
Not forgetting Poliwag
and Gengar 8)
What do you think of the Ditto Transform! series? What Pokemon would you like to see Ditto-fied?
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Part 2 (Eevee, Flareon, Gengar, Jolteon, Poliwag, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Ditto Face Plush (Ditto | Dittochu)
[Banpresto] Sleeping Bag Pikachu Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Sleeping Bag Pikachu Mascot Plush (Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon)
[Pokemon Center] Substitute Plush Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Secret Base Doll Plush Pens (Cyndaquil, Ditto, Lapras, Swablu, Wailmer)
[Banpresto] Large Ditto Plush (Dittochu | Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Pouches (3 Types)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – June
[Banpresto] Sleeping Bag Pikachu Plush (Ditto, Raichu)
[Banpresto] Large Pokeball Plush
[Banpresto] Ditto Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Dittochu | Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokken DFX Figure (Suicune – P1 | P2)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush – Psyduck
[Magazine] Pokemon Fan #48
[Collaboration] Pre-orders start for 7-11 Pokemon Bento Boxes
We got a wide variety of announcements today, so let’s start off with the most exciting news first.
Ditto Transform Part 2!!
For those (like me) who thought this was a one time mini set, in comes part 2 proving us all wrong.
This second set of Ditto faced Pokemon will, like the first set, be available in two sizes: normal and mascot, and the line-up features Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Poliwag, and Gengar.
Part 2 of the very popular Ditto Transform series will go on sale May 7th.
Normal size plush will retail for 1,296 yen and mascot size plush will retail for 864 yen.
A new Pokemon Center will open at the base of the Tokyo Sky Tree on July 6th (Wednesday). The Center, hereby known as “Pokemon Center SkyTree Town” features Mega Rayquaza on the logo alongisde Pikachu.
Using the other brand new Pokemon Center promotions as references, it’s a pretty sure bet this Center opening promotion will feature Mega Rayquaza poncho merch, so if you like Mega Rayquaza, stay tuned for more information!
For all the fans of the K.Uno Pokemon jewelry collaborations, a new necklace charm design featuring Eevee and a ring featuring all the Eeveelutions will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Pokemon Center’s on-line store. As with previous jewelry sales, these pieces will only be available made to order. The pre-order period starts April 23rd at 10 am and will end June 30th at 11:59 pm. Each piece will be available in silver, yellow gold, and pink gold.
Necklace Prices (Includes Tax)
Silver: 19,440 yen
Yellow Gold: 54,000 yen
Pink Gold: 74,520 yen
Ring Prices (Includes Tax)
Silver: 27,000 yen
Yellow Gold: 95,040 yen
Pink Gold: 181,440 yen
Masuda is currently doing a signing tour at all the Pokemon Centers around Japan, and as a bonus part to the tour, all Pokemon Centers, shops, and stores around Japan will be giving out these limited event PokeKyun cards, featuring an illustration of Masuda and Psyduck (his favorite Pokemon). These cards will only be distributed on days that signing events take place. To get one, simply go to a Pokemon Center, store, or shop on one of the designated days and buy 5 booster packs from any card series.
Card Distribution Dates
May 14th | 15th
May 28th | 29th
June 4th | 5th
Stay tuned for this weekend’s Pokemon Center report!
Ditto Transform 2
k.uno Jewelry Collaboration
Masuda Signing Event
On Saturday, January 30th, a limited time event called “Pokemon Forever” (Zu~tto Pokemon) started at four Kiddyland locations around Japan, including the Harajuku store in Tokyo.
As part of the event, Kiddyland has the up-coming second batch of All-Star plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Mew) as well as the larger Pikachu plush for sale earlier than the official release date, along with brand new Sepia Graffiti items. The two large sized plush cushions (Ditto and Snorlax) will also be available starting from February 13th.
Entering Kiddyland, the first thing you see is the main Pokemon plush display, featuring the complete All-Star original line-up (including Espurr!) and the second batch of All-Star plush. Hanging overhead are blown up prints from the Sepia series.
The other side of the display has a section devoted to both sizes of Pikachu plush
Various Pikachu figures
The newest Sepia Graffiti merchandise
And even a small section for PokeKyun cards.