Finger puppets return to Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan July 27th (Saturday)!
Finger Puppets Volume 5
Volume 5 includes: Shelgon, Snorunt, Metagross, Steven Stone, Manectric, Ralts, Treecko, Mudkip, Torchic, Mewtwo, and Mew.
Figures are not blind packaged. Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.
Name: Pokemon Center Finger Puppets Volume 5
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Release Date: July 27th, 2019 (Saturday)
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We finally got our long awaited news for the New Years festivities!
Before we dive in, a quick reminder that I can help pick up everything listed on this page (aside from the lucky bags)!
Check out my main Japan Pick-Up Page here for more information.
Let’s start with New Years excitement!
Similar to last year, instead of having a set of plush for 5,000 yen, the Pokemon Centers in Japan will be selling Lucky Bags (fukubukuro) with 1 of 3 possible mascot plush inside.
The lucky bags themselves will feature Pikachu on one side and Pikachu, Rowlet, and Alolan Vulpix on the other.
Lucky Bag Mascot Plush
The three possible mascot plush are Pikachu, Rowlet, and Alolan Vulpix. Each plush comes with a matching mini sized backpack for them to sleep in.
Each lucky bag will cost 4,000 yen after tax.
Special clothing lucky bags will be available exclusively through the on-line Pokemon Center website. They will be available for pre-order starting December 16th (Saturday) at 10 am and will be up until December 24th (Sunday) at 11:59 pm Japan time. This bag will also cost 4,000 yen after tax.
The charity line of goods, Pokemon With You, returns December 23rd (Saturday) with a new batch of badges!
This set includes: Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Incineroar, Decidueye, Primarina, Bewear, and Togedemaru. Each badge costs 270 yen after tax.
Last and not least! A super cute pastel themed promotion called Oteire Please! (Take care of me, please!) will go on sale at most Pokemon Centers starting January 1st and the remaining Pokemon Centers January 2nd (Monday & Tuesday respectively).
For the astute observer, you will notice that Popplio doesn’t appear in this series at all. Maybe next time, champ.
Some items of note from this release: the return of the 3 for 1,000 yen sock deal, cute plushies covered in dust, blind packaged charms and gacha figures, and a cute candy tin!
Oteire Plush / Mascot Plush
Plush (Pikachu, Pichu, Rowlet) – 1,512 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Pichu, Rowlet) – 1,080 yen each
Socks (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix, Pichu, Dedenne, Rowlet, Bewear) – 1,080 yen for 3 pairs
Oteire Items 1
Memo Stands (Pikachu, Pichu, Rowlet) – 864 yen each
Mug – 1,296 yen
Set of Clips – 918 yen
Sticker Sheet – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Gacha Figure Collection (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix, Shroomish, Gengar, Rowlet, Whimsicott) – 300 yen per play
Oteire Items 2
Hand Towel (Pikachu, Rowlet) – 702 yen each
Face Towel – 1,296 yen
Hair Band – 1,620 yen
Slippers – 2,592 yen
Pouch – 2,160 yen
Acrylic Charms (Pikachu, Rowlet, Bewear, Litten, Alola Vulpix, Litwick, Whimsicott, Gengar, Ralts, Shroomish) – 650 yen
Oteire Items 3
Milk Caramel Candy Tin – 1,296 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Soft Case for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 2,030 yen
Hand Mirror – 1,512 yen
Ball Pen (Pikachu, Pichu, Rowlet) – 702 yen
Mechanical Pencil (Pikachu, Pichu, Rowlet) – 702 yen
Pass Case – 1,728 yen
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
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[Collaboration] Its’Demo Surfing Pikachu Mascot Plush, Espeon x Umbreon Mascot Plush
[Merchandise] Nanobeads: Pikachu/Pokeball, Charmander/Fennekin, Squirtle/Froakie, Chespin/Bulbasaur
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I’m still alive!
I have a small backlog of Pokemon Center reports and UFO catcher releases to post, but I will try my best to get those up over the next week.
There were no announcements from Friday the 13th, but Friday the 20th made up for it, kind of.
First, new Pokemon Center exclusive plush! This latest batch of plush includes Psyduck, Magearna, Poliwhirl, Jigglypuff, and Ampharos. Psyduck will be released first on May 28th while the rest of the plush in this batch will go on sale from June 4th. All plush will retail for 1,296 yen, except for Magearna which will be 2,160 yen.
June 4th will also bring us brand new Pokemon With You charms. This second batch in the charm series will feature Ash’s Greninja, Charizard, Jirachi, Lucario, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon, and Sylveon, and each charm will sell for 270 yen.
As usual, along with the release of June’s Monthly Pair Pikachu this past Saturday (post coming soon!), we received the announcement for July’s Monthly Pair. This pair of Pikachu are ready for a fun time at the beach and will go on sale June 18th for the usual price of 2,808 yen.
Two new Break expansion packs (Explosive Fighter & Cruel Traitor) will go on sale from June 17th. These two sets include the first ever Volcanion card, an appearance by Shiny Mega Gardevoir and Magearna, Break versions of Xerneas and Yveltal, and a new dual-type card mechanic.
Each individual pack contains 5 random cards and retail price is 162 yen.
Starting from June 18th, buy 2 boxes of cards from either of the new expansion sets from a certified Pokemon Card Gym to receive 1 Premium Professor Sycamore card, while supplies last.
Not coincidentally coinciding with the new expansion pack releases, card sleeves will also go on sale from June 18th. There will be four Pokemon Center exclusive designs, all half decks containing 32 sleeves per pack, and retailing for about 390 yen per pack.
The four designs will be: Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Fossils, Dual Type Mega Steelix, and Fluff Overload with Meowth, Swablu, Mareep, and Whimsicott.
Last and certainly not least, and quite possibly the best news I’ve heard in a long time, a third part to the very popular All-Star series by Sanei has been announced for July 16th and features a wide variety of plush, similar to the original All-Star collection that came out near the end of 2015.
The third set of All-Star plush will include 15 plush in total.
Of course the plush I am most excited for is…Minccino!!! The Pokemon that got me back into the Pokemon fandom and my original favorite number 1 collection Pokemon. It’s been so long since Minccino had an official plush. I’m sad I won’t in Japan for the release so I won’t be able to hand pick a Chillarm for myself, but I already have 2 pre-ordered and I can’t wait to add them to my collection!
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July Monthly Pikachu
Pokemon With You Charms Part 2
Explosive Fighter & Cruel Traitor
New Card Sleeves