[TCG] “Double Blaze” booster pack (sm10)
[TCG] Deck Build Box
[TCG] Half Carrying Case (Pikachu)
[TCG] Pokemon Center Original Card Sleeves (Whimsicott | Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team | Perfect Nap Day)
[TCG] Deck Case (Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team | Perfect Nap Day)
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat (Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Pika-Pika Backpacks 2 (Pikachu, Charizard, Slowpoke, Snorlax, Rowlet, Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Gengar)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Plusle, Minun, Sylveon, Ditto, Gardevoir, Lucario, Greninja, Ampharos)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You T-Shirt
[Pokemon Center] Lugia + Ho-oh Plush
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pokemon With You Ceramic Tile
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Chansey, Blissey)
[TCG] Family Pokemon Card Game
[Pokemon Center] Kyoto Pokemon Center Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Nishijin-Ori Kyoto Exclusive Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Easter Garden Party
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Flowers
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection 5 (Pikachu + Pidgeotto, Suicune, Ponyta, Espeon, Chikorita, Ampharos)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru (Colorful) – Large Plush (Dragonair, Lucario, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Marill)
[Takara Tomy] Meltan Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls & Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Lucario, Scolipede, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Meltan & Melmetal
[Pokemon Center] Nori Chips (Ume, Sesame, Curry)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pichu, Togepi, Smoochum)
The second volume of the popular Pokemon Fit Pokemon plush series was released in Japan November 16th (Friday), the same day that Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee dropped.
The Pokemon Fit plush series included every single Pokemon from the original 151 list over two release dates – volume 1 plush went on sale back in July (see this post for Pokemon Center photos), and the remaining 121 Pokemon were included in this volume 2 release.
I love the Pokemon Fit series. The style is incredibly cute, the size is perfect, and it gives a chance for some Pokemon who might never have gotten plush to have their first plush.
I unfortunately don’t have photos of every single Pokemon included in this release, but here are some highlights from over the weekend!
Pokemon Fit Vol 2 – 1
Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Caterpie, Butterfree, Pidgey
Pokemon Fit Vol 2 – 2
Rattata, Raticate, Raichu, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Clefairy, Clefable
Pokemon Fit Vol 2 – 2
Vulpix, Zubat, Gloom, Persian, Psyduck, Growlithe, Bellsprout
Pokemon Fit Vol 2 – 3
Ponyta, Rapidash, Gastly, Haunter, Onix, Krabby
Pokemon Fit Vol 2 – 4
Chansey, Tangela, Goldeen, Seaking, Mr Mime, Scyther, Jynx
Pokemon Fit Vol 2 – 5
Tauros, Kabuto, Snorlax, Dratini, Dragonair
What do you think of the Pokemon Fit / Sitting Cuties series? Which Pokemon is your favorite?
Until next time~
With the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee a week away, we have a bunch of exciting announcements related to the games.
A bunch of Pokemon Center related campaigns related to the original 151 Pokemon will start from November 16th (Friday).
The official Pokemon Center cafe will be offering latte art of all 151 Pokemon by request, with each latte costing 756 yen including tax.
For every drink ordered, you will also receive 1 of 6 random coasters: Pikachu & Eevee, Ditto, Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, or a special secret design.
Anyone who visits the Pokemon Cafe between November 16th (Friday) and March 3rd (Sunday) – or while supplies last – will receive 1 random Pokemon sticker out of a possible 151.
These stickers will also be given out to all Pokemon Centers customer, 1 sticker per receipt, starting from November 16th (Friday) until February 22nd (Friday) – while supplies last.
Starting November 16th (Friday) and running while supplies last, all Pokemon Center & Store customers will receive 1 original My 151 design shopping bag.
Finally, starting November 16th (Friday), all customers who order from the Pokemon Center’s official on-line store will receive their order in a limited edition box featuring 1 random Pokemon out of the original 151.
The much anticipated volume 2 of the Pokemon Fit or Sitting Cuties series will be going on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 16th (Friday).
This release will include the 121 remaining Pokemon that weren’t included in the original Volume 1 release back in July.
The Pokemon in this release are: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Arbok, Raichu, Sandslash, Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Clefairy, Clefable, Vulpix, Ninetails, Wigglytuff, Zubat, Golbat, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Dugtrio, Persian, Psyduck, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Abra, Kadabra, Machop, Machoke, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Graveler, Golem, Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Magnemite, Magneton, Doduo, Dodrio, Seel, Dewgong, Grimer, Muk, Cloyster, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Onix, Hypno, Krabby, Kingler, Electrode, Exeggcute, Cubone, Marowak, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Lickitung, Koffing, Weezing, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Chansey, Tangela, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Seaking, Starmie, Mr Mime, Scyther, Jynx, Electabuzz, Magmar, Pinsir, Tauros, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras, Porygon, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini, Dragonair, and Mewtwo.
Like volume 1, each plush will cost 1,188 yen including tax.
The Pokemon Center, in collaboration with the ceramics brand “Chugaitoen”, will be releasing three ceramic ornaments: Pikachu, Eevee, and Pikachu with Swinub.
These three ornaments will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 23rd (Friday).
Pikachu and Eevee individual ornaments will sell for 972 yen each.
The ornament of Pikachu and Swinub will sell for 1,404 yen including tax.
The Pokemon Center’s New Years merchandise for 2019 will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores from November 23rd (Friday).
Note that these items do not include the lucky bags or other related goods that typically come out around New Years – this mini promotion is for items that are used around New Years, such as traditional Japanese decorations and greeting cards.
New Years 1
Eevee Kagami Mochi Plush – 1,728 yen
Pikachu Darumaka Bell Charm – 540 yen
Mini Kadomatsu – 800 yen
Mini Shime-Kazari – 800 yen
Postcard Set – 313 yen
2 Tier Jubako – 3,240 yen
Soup Bowl – 864 yen
Chopsticks (18 cm) – 864 yen
Chopsticks (23 cm) – 1,080 yen
New Years 2
Stickers – 594 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 432 yen
The Pokemon Center will be celebrating the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee with a mini promotion including items featuring promotional artwork from the game.
This promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 16th (Friday).
Pika Vee Plush
Pikachu Plush (Sportswear, PT, Assistant) – 1,944 yen each
Eevee Plush (Sportswear, PT, Assistant) – 1,944 yen each
Pika Vee Mascot Plush
Pikachu Mascot Plush (Flowers, Curly Hair) – 1,080 yen each
Eevee Mascot Plush (Flowers, Curly Hair) – 1,080 yen each
Pika Vee 1
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged) – 540 yen each
* 10 designs in total
Mug – 1,296 yen
Flip Phone Case (Pikachu | Eevee) – 3,240 yen each
Half Blanket – 4,104 yen
Microfiber Towel – 735 yen
Pouch (Boy Protagonist | Girl Protagonist) – 1,944 yen each
Nintendo Switch Game Cartridge Case – 1,404 yen
Nintendo Switch Stand w/ Cover – 2,592 yen
Nintendo Switch Smart Pouch – 2,562 yen
Pika Vee 2
A5 Ringed Notebook – 702 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Postcard – 162 yen
A4 Clearfile (Pika Vee | New Adventure) – 260 yen each
Pokemon Card Game Deck Case & Card Sleeves – 1,080 yen
Poster – 918 yen
That covers the announcements for this week!
Good luck to everyone participating in Community Day this weekend through Pokemon Go~
Pokemon Cafe My 151 Campaign
Pokemon Center My 151 Campaign
Pokemon Fit Volume 2
Pikachu & Eevee Ceramic Ornaments
Pokemon Center New Years 2019
Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee
We’re back with another exciting Pokemon Center (and Its’Demo) Report
…Starting with Its’Demo!
With the release of the fire type / Christmas merch on November 21st, everyone was a little disappointed when there were no plush at all, aside from the face mascots which I’m still not sure count. Its’Demo has, since those very first Pikachu Pair mascot plush, always released some sort of pair mascot plush with their collaboration promos, and considering most of the merch was focused on the two Vulpix types, it was even more puzzling that there would be Pikachu but no Vulpix. But we all sort of shrugged and said that’s Its’Demo for you.
The following Tuesday night (November 28th) , I was eating dinner with my friend when I checked Twitter and saw someone mentioning these surprise mascot pair plush that had apparently come out that day. So I raced to Its’Demo the next morning (Wednesday the 29th) and lo and behold…
They were there! No Vulpx in sight but we had plush of some sort, and they were adorable, and more than just disembodied heads!
ItsDemo Mascot Plush Fire
Each mascot pair came with one fire type Pokemon (Cyndaquil, Flareon, or Ponyta) and one winking girl Pikachu with santa hat.
There was also a regular mascot Pikachu plush in a Christmas stocking.
By the end of Thursday, most of the mascot plush were gone from my nearest branch.
We were all happy for some sort of plush but also a little let down that there was no Vulpix, especially since the first release of this most recent line of Pokemon Love Its’Demo goods was mainly focused on Vulpix. But whatever, that’s Its’Demo, nothing they do ever makes sense.
I arrived at Sunshine relatively on time instead of early (because today’s Pokemon Center releases were pretty boring cough) but needed to pick up some gifts from Its’Demo so decided to swing by there first. What do I come face to face with but…
Bazinga! The magical Vulpix mascot pair plush!
Just release things randomly, Its’Demo! Without warning! It’s fine!
ItsDemo Vulpix Mascot
Here is a better shot of the Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix mascot plush.
Now…this is my personal opinion here. From the response I’ve gotten on Twitter, clearly there are a bunch of people who think these are cute, and I don’t want to negate their opinions. Taste is relative, of course, and I’m sure what I think is cute might not be someone else’s cup of tea or coffee. When I saw an image of these mascot plush the night before I accidentally found them at my store, I thought they were a fake, cobbled together from other plush like some Frankenstein’s Monster. And then I came to face the music: this is real. This is actually an official plush.
I’m happy that people are happy! I wish they were cuter because I was really excited about Vulpix mascot plush in the Its’Demo style. Maybe next time.
Before we move on, allow me a moment to complain about Its’Demo’s stock.
They definitely have gotten better since the original Pikachu Pair Mascot fiasco where they only had five or so of each pair per store, but stocking per store is still very erratic and like most things related to Its’Demo makes no sense. When I arrived early morning Wednesday, there was tons of mascot plush. By Thursday evening, almost all of them were gone except for the stocking Pikachu and Cyndaquil. Saturday morning, everything was back in stock again. Saturday evening, all the Vulpix were gone but everything else was still there. The Takadanobaba store still had their mascots Thursday evening and also still had Vulpix plush when I arrived, but only 4 pairs. Shibuya still had plenty of everything Saturday evening, including Vulpix. The Funabashi store location, on the other hand, had nothing even before the evening.
For those of you in Japan who are trying to find Its’Demo items: unless a week or so has passed, if the staff says that something is out of stock, believe them with a grain of salt. There is a good chance more will arrive the next day or the day after.
December Charm Figures
The main reason I even went to the Pokemon Center early Saturday was for the surprise un-announced keychain charms. This set included Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Cosmog, Lunala, and Solgaleo. Each charm came paired with a tiny item significant to that Pokemon, with the most amusing being Lillie’s Bag for Cosmog.
It’s been a little while since the Pokemon Center released some sort of figure charm, and they’re one of my favorite Pokemon Center items! I got a Vulpix and Mimikyu for myself because I couldn’t resist.
This charm set was another unannounced surprise release for the day.
The actual announced release for the day was the addition of a new set of clothing for the dress-up Pikachu plush!
Dress Up Pikachu Fancy
The Fancy Dress-Up Clothing set comes with a selection of clothes suitable for some sort of a dinner party or date, including tiny shoes and a hat.
There was also an abundance of dress-up Pikachu plush (of course, the clothes and plush are sold separately) along with the previously released clothing sets.
That wraps up this exciting report on charms, Pikachu, and always mind-boggling Its’Demo.
Until next time~
Today (technically yesterday at this point) marked the second half of the most recent Its’Demo x Pokemon collaboration promotion.
The release today featured bunch of new merchandise with cute Christmas themed illustrations along with 6 watches (2 types, 3 per type) that everyone has been eagerly awaiting since they were hinted at in promotional pamphlets a few weeks ago.
Before we dive into the promotion… what exactly is Its’Demo?
Its’Demo (pronounced Eetsoo-dehmoh) is a brand store aimed at women from late teens to 30s/40s designed to provide a variety of goods from clothing to cosmetics to cute novelties to candy. Its’Demo stores are generally located in malls and in or near train stations and are open late so you can shop in them after work. Its’Demo is completely separate from the Pokemon Center, and usually the Its’Demo collaboration goods are exclusive to Its’Demo locations.
If you follow my blog, you know that I’m no stranger to Its’Demo releases and the stress they cause.
Knowing that some sort of jewelry was involved and needing to try and get a couple, I was determined to not let Necklace Fiasco: The Ultimate Betrayal happen again by getting to the closest store location early and waiting until opening. As with all good plans, mine went astray when I couldn’t wake up, however it worked out because even being half an hour later than planned, I was the first person there.
When the shutters opened promptly at 10 am, there was still only a few people besides me in line, so it was already shaping up to be a much more promising experience.
Everyone waiting for watches was escorted to the back of the store upon opening where they had all the watches laid out in a box. I guess Its’Demo is finally learning about stocking things because at least at my location there was quite a lot of each type of watch.
There were two band types (a chain and a leather looking type) and three designs per band.
I thought the Vulpix design on the gold band was the prettiest but everyone seemed to love the leather band Vulpix the most. If only I wore watches, I definitely would have gotten one of the chain bands!
The watches were limited 1 per person according to the signs, but actually it was 1 per receipt. So in other words, if you wanted multiple watches, you would have to buy one then go through the queue again for the second.
Once I purchased the magical watch I went back to the front of the store where the Pokemon merch was only to see this group of three people with two baskets full of the new Santa Pikachu plush. Thankfully, once again Its’Demo seems to better understand stock as one of the staff members came out immediately after with a lot more of the plushies for everyone, which was a relief.
Santa Chu is a girl, by the way!
There was also some mascot plush, although not exactly what I was expecting!
ItsDemo Mascot Plush
There were three face mascot plush (Pikachu, Cyndaquil, and Charmander) and 2 little pom-pom plush (one pictured here with a Vulpix charm and one with a Pikachu charm).
They’re cute! And I love the little Cyndaquil with the eyelashes, but the Vulpix promotion had no Vulpix plush so I was expecting the Vulpix plush to appear in the second round. Nope. Maybe next time.
As with most Its’Demo promos, there was a lot of every day use goods like pouches, towels, more pouches, and stationary things like stickers, notebooks, and clearfiles!
Its’Demo Misc Goods
Some items of note: the two new bow pens in black and red, the super cute heart-shaped mini mirror, and the shell phone case instead of all flip cases.
Also of note, these two adorable sets of tupperware!
Next up: cosmetics!
There was the usual foundation packs, plus skin cream and mini sized hand lotions, along with a plethora of nail polish which you can’t ship over seas since they’re classified as explosives.
Last and certainly not least… snacks!
This promo had an abundance of candies and cookies, perfect for the sweet tooth Pokemon lover in your life.
The cutest item from the snack selection was the ornament shaped candy tin (pictured first) followed by the adorable mini sized square tin.
Not forgetting the cookie cup! The cup has a bunch of cute fire Pokemon on it, including Cyndaquil, and also comes with Pokemon shaped cookies. What more could you ask for?
That wraps up the latest Pokemon Love Its’Demo collaboration release!
Until next time~