Volume 11 of the popular Pokemon Time series went on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on August 25th (Saturday) to a great amount of fanfare.
This release had a bunch of firsts for the Pokemon Time promo.
Pokemon Time Mascot
First, there were both regular sized plush and mascot plush (pictured here). The regular sized plush (Cosmog, Rowlet, and Mimikyu) come with matching boxes for packaging and display.
The figure straps which up until this point have been a Pokemon Time staple were removed and replaced with gacha figures and blind packaged rubber charms.
Another addition was the popular 3 pairs for $10 Pokemon Center socks, featuring Rowlet, Popplio, Litten, Alolan Vulpix, Midnight Lycanroc, Bewear, Cosmog, and Mimikyu.
On top of that, the Pokemon Center introduced people merchandise into the line-up, with Acerola, Moon, and Lillie featured on some of the main merchandise alongside their Pokemon companions, plus figure versions of all three as gacha prizes and three plush that are currently available for pre-order with a release date in January 2019.
Another first: this year’s release had a side mini promotion with a traditional skajan theme. This side release had it’s own Pikachu plush wearing a Pikachu sized version of one of the four skajan jackets available in human sizes.
Along with the jackets, there were also four matching hats: Raikou, Charizard, Rayquaza, and Pikachu.
Takara Tomy Sleeping Plush
Takara Tomy released a small set of sleeping plush, which included Eevee, Popplio, Litten, and Rowlet. They’re soft and cute!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.
Welcome to September!
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Mimikyu)
[Bapresto] I Love Snorlax – Large Face Cushion
[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Booster Pack (SM8)
[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Pokemon Center Exclusive Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Lugia, Suicune, Blacephalon, Lusamine Family)
[TCG] Lugia Rubber Playmat
[TCG] Lugia Deck Case
[TCG] Collection File (Alola All-Stars, Eevee & Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 2018 Halloween Promotion (Team Treat & Team Trick)
[Pokemon Center] Halloween clear card campaign starts (receive 1 of 2 random Halloween themed clear cards for every 2,500 yen spent)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Seasonal Halloween menu starts
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Plush Tote-bag
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-order starts for Let’s Go Nintendo Switch Set
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 1 (Pikachu, Eevee, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Gengar, Magikarp, Ditto, Snorlax, Pokemon Center)
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for life-size Zeraora plush
[MonColle] Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Ultra Necrozma
[Takara Tomy] Ultra Get! Dex Rotom Figure
[Re-Ment] Floral Cup Collection (Pikachu, Eevee, Dewgong, Ivysaur, Vulpix, Mew)
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper – Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Magikarp, Slowpoke, Snorlax)
[Gacha] Ghost Type Magnets (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull)
[Nintendo 3DS] 3DS Pokemon Themes (Pokemon Boss Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu & Lapras Journeys)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Togepi)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Plush (Cleffa, Munchlax, Pichu)
[U-Treasure] Flareon necklace orders start
[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Black & White Large Can Badge
[Ichiban Kuji] Mimikyu’s Circus
[Re-Ment] Petite Fleur (Pikachu, Eevee, Alola Vulpix, Butterfree, Leafeon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Charizard, Pidgey, Farfetch’d)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)
[Premium Bandai] Pre-order starts for Mimikyu keyboard cushion plush
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Dusk Lycanroc, Alolan Vulpix, Wimpod, Buzzwole)
[Pokemon Center] Yurutto Figure Collection Vol 1 (Pikachu, Rowlet, Dedenne, Ludicolo, Croagunk, Bewear)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badge (Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Snorlax, Mew, Dragonite, Lapras, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Schedule Books (151 Collection, Pikachu & Eevee)
[Nanoblock] Pikachu DX Set
[Nanoblock] Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Magikarp)
This past weekend (August 25th) gave us two big releases: Pokemon Time (coming soon!) and Pokemon Center exclusive plush for every single starter Pokemon across all 7 generations.
This release was in conjunction with the apparently year-long celebration of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary in Japan. The majority of these plush are new releases with a new pattern although the following were all re-releases: Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Piplup, Rowlet, Popplio, and Litten.
Starter Gen 1
Generation 1 (Kanto): Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur
Generation 2 Starter
Generation 2 (Johto): Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita
Generation 3 Starter
Generation 3 (Hoenn): Torchic, Mudkip, Treecko
Generation 4 Starters
Generation 4 (Sinnoh): Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig
Generation 5 Pokemon
Generation 5 (Unova): Tepig, Oshawott, Snivy
Generation 5 Starter
Generation 6 (Kalos): Fennekin, Froakie, Chespin
Generation 6 Starter
Generation 7 (Alola): Litten, Popplio, Rowlet
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report! I hope you enjoyed it 🙂
Until next time~
Welcome to another catch-up Pokemon Center report post.
The super cute Pikachu & Eevee 7 Days Story promotion went on sale July 21st (Saturday).
Although there weren’t any plush in the line-up, there were still plenty of cute things!
7 Days 1
The main highlight were 7 matching Pikachu & Eevee pins, with 14 designs in total.
The pins were each sold separately, however the Pokemon Center offered a deal where if you bought 1 Pikachu and 1 Eevee they gave you a small discount.
7 Days 2
Cute necklaces! One for Pikachu and one for Eevee.
7 Days 3
Cute hair ties! There were two designs each for Pikachu and Eevee: one round or oval version and one bow shaped version.
7 Days 4
This promotion had a bunch of cute clothing items and bags (including the Eevee shirt and hoodie pictured above).
The skirt ended up being surprisingly popular as it was one of the first items to sell out.
We’ll close up today’s post with a couple random pictures from the newly opened Pokemon Center in Nihonbashi and Mega Tokyo!
Walls and walls of cute Pokemon plush – is this heaven?
Display of some of the plush from the previously released Pokemon Fit series.
Super cute Pikacu plush!
Larger sized Pokemon Center exclusive plush from the Johto and Alola regions.
2018 Summer Movie Bags
Cute tote-bags featuring Pikachu and Eevee as part of the 2018 Pokemon summer movie promotional merch.
An adorable pair of Pikachus, dressed in their Sunday best!
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report~
Until next time!
Last night gave us a bunch of smaller announcements, so let’s dive in.
As part of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary, a line-up of Pokemon Center exclusive plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan August 25th (Saturday).
This release will include every starter from across all 7 generations: Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mudkip, Treecko, Torchic, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig, Fennekin, Chespin, Froakie, Litten, Rowlet, and Popplio.
Of the list, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Piplup, Litten, Rowlet, and Popplip plushies will be direct re-releases. The other plush will have at least slightly different patterns than previously released plush.
Each plush will cost 1,620 yen including tax.
20th Anniversary Snowglobe
Along with the starter plush, pre-orders for a special Pokemon Center On-Line exclusive snow globe will start August 25th (Saturday).
This snow globe features all of the starter Pokemon from across 7 generations, plus Pikachu and Mew, and measures about 19 x 19 x 20 cm.
The pre-order period will run from August 25th (Saturday) 10:00 am until October 14th (Sunday) 11:59 pm, with orders shipping out around mid February 2019. Snow globes cost 21,600 yen including tax.
Finally, also as part of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary, starting August 25th (Saturday), customers who purchase 5 booster packs from the Pokemon TCG line at a Pokemon Center or Store will receive 1 promo card, featuring original Sugimoto artwork from the Red & Pikachu Pokemon Center promotion. This campaign will run while supplies last.
Speaking of Pokemon TCG, the next booster set “Ultra Explosion Impact” (SM8) has been announced with a release date of September 7th (Friday).
Individual booster packs will sell for 162 yen including tax and each pack includes 5 random cards.
A special Pokemon Center exclusive box set will be released alongside the booster pack on September 7th (Friday).
This set costs 10,800 yen and includes: 2 boxes (60 packs) of Ultra Explosion Impact, 1 set of a full deck of card sleeves, 1 deck case with the same artwork as the card sleeves, 1 card box.
Note that the card sleeves included can only be obtained through this set.
There will be four new card sleeve designs that will go on sale from September 7th (Friday). Each pack of sleeves is a full set plus several extras for a total of 64 sleeves and cost 777 yen including tax.
The four designs are: Blacephalon, Lugia, Suicune, and the Lusamine Family.
There will also be:
Lugia themed full-size rubber playmat (2700 yen w/ tax)
Lugia themed deck case (390 yen w/ tax)
Pikachu & Eevee Card Binder (1,674 yen w/ tax)
Alola All-Stars Card Binder (1,674 yen w/ tax)
Halloween 2018 Artwork
Official artwork for the up-coming 2018 Pokemon Center Halloween promotion (Pikachu’s Halloween) has come out, although we’re still waiting on an official announcement for merchandise.
There are two different illustrations: one for Team Treat and one for Team Trick. As mentioned in the previous announcement, all Halloween activities will start September 8th (Saturday).
As part of the Halloween promotion and starting September 8th (Friday) while supplies last, customers will get 1 of 2 Halloween/fall themed original clear cards for every 2,500 yen spent at Pokemon Centers or Stores.
Yokohama Moving Campaign
Finally, the Yokohama Pokemon Center will be moving to Yokohama Marui City outside the Yokohama station east exit November 9th (Friday).
As part of the commemoration of 13 long years spent in Landmark Plaza, the Yokohama Center will be giving out original clear cards as gifts (while supplies last) to all customers who shop at the Yokohama Center between September and October.
The first design (including Wailmer and Munchlax) will be given out during September and is the concept artwork used for the Center’s grand opening March 5th, 2005.
The second design (with Pirate Pikachu) will be given out during October and is the concept artwork used for the Center’s renewal opening October 10th, 2008.
On a parting note, my Sticker Store is officially back open and include my new line of Pokemon Sweet stickers plus some early Halloween themed stickers!
Check it out ~
Until next time!
20th Anniversary Pokemon Center Exclusive Starter Plush
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Snow Globe
Red & Pikachu Promo Card
Pokemon Card Products
Pokemon Center Trick or Treat Campaign
Yokohama Center Moving Campaign