This week’s Friday Announcements post has a ton of photos, so get ready~
A new Pokemon Center original blind-packaged figure collection, called Atsumare! Pikachu Seaside (Collect Them All! Pikachu Seaside) will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan July 13th (Friday). This set will have 10 figures in total, and each blind packaged figure costs 500 yen including tax. Although the collection is mainly Pikachu, there is a bonus Lapras (floaty toy), Eevee, Sandygast, and sort of Snorlax thrown in for fun.
A brand new Pokemon Center pair plush series, called Seasons: Pikachu & Eevee, will hit shelves in Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting July 7th (Saturday).
There will be a pair plush of Pikachu and Eevee for all four seasons, starting with summer. I’m excited to see what we get next for fall!
Two new Pokemon Center original TCG card sleeve designs will go on sale starting July 6th (Friday).
The two designs are Mewtwo and Zeraora. Each pack has enough sleeves for a full deck plus a few extras and costs 777 yen including tax.
A special Pikachu 2018 TCG card set will go on sale exclusively through the 7-11 convenience stores starting July 6th (Friday).
Each set includes 1 holo Pikachu promo card, 1 pack of “Cracked Sky’s Charisma” and 1 pack of “Thunder Spark” boosters.
1 set will cost 378 yen including tax.
A jumbo Zeraora card set will go on sale starting July 13th (Friday), costing 1,188 yen after tax.
These card sets will be sold at movie theaters or places where Pokemon movie tickets are sold.
Each set includes: 1 jumbo sized Zeraora and Friends card, 1 holo Zeraora promo card, 3 packs of “Cracked Sky’s Charisma” boosters and 3 packs of “Thunder Spark” boosters.
The Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary festivities continues with more merchandise!
Pre-orders for this gorgeous clock will run from July 13th (Friday) at 8 am until September 2nd (Sunday) at 11:59 pm. Orders will start shipping out near the end of December 2018.
Speaking of the 20th Anniversary, a small promotional series featuring an original illustration by Sugimoto, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting July 13th (Friday).
Along with the main Pokemon Center items, a special Pikachu & Red figure will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Pokemon Center On-Line Store starting the same day. This figure will cost 9,180 yen including tax.
Ash Pika 1
T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,456 yen each
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Stickers – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Ash Pika 2
Collectable Art – 5,084 yen
IIIIfit for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 3,240 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case (150mm) – 3,240 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,296 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pokemon TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Flat pouch – 1,620 yen
Stainless Steel Mug Cup – 1,944 yen
Pokemon TCG Card Sleeve – 777 yen
Pokemon TCG Deck Case – 390 yen
Pokemon TCG Collection File – 1,566 yen
Last but not least, the Pokemon Center is collaborating with the 3 Coins discount store. A bunch of every day use goods, all costing 300 yen (plus tax) will be available for purchase exclusively at 3 Coin stores throughout Japan starting July 14th (Saturday).
Fun fact: 3 Coins is named so because most of the items sold in the store unless otherwise marked cost 3 coins (or in other words, 300 yen). The store mainly sells items that can be used at home, bags, pouches, umbrellas, kitchen related items, and other fun things, very similar to a 100 store but slightly more expensive.
Note: These items will not be sold at Pokemon Centers.
Starting June 30th, these cute Pokemon themed shopping bags will be given out with all 3 Coins purchases commemorating the opening of the 2018 Pokemon Summer movie “Everyone’s Story” July 13th (Friday). The Pokemon shoppers will only be available while supplies last, so if you want one, go sooner rather than later.
3 Coins 1
Melamin Cup (2 Designs)
Melamin Plate (2 Designs)
Tupperware Set (2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Pitcher – 500 yen
Kitchen Sponge Set (2 Sets)
Melamin Sponge Set of 8
Zip-Lock Bags (2 Designs)
Stock Bags (2 Designs – 3 sizes per design)
Non-Slip Mat (2 Sets – 2 mats per set)
3 Coins 2
Interior / Bath Items
Clothing Hamper (2 Designs)
Recycle Bag (2 Designs)
Mini Recycle Bags 3 Piece Set
Slippers (Adult Size – 2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Slippers (Child Size – 2 Designs)
Die-Cut Cushion (3 Designs) – 500 yen each
Mat (2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Laundry Net (2 Designs)
Toilet Seat Cover
Toilet Paper Holder
3 Coin 3
Ice Pack (Set of 2 | 2 Designs)
Leisure Sheet (2 Designs)
Lunch Tote Bag (2 Designs)
Water Proof Pouch (3 Designs)
Knapsack (2 Designs)
3 Coin 4
Umbrella (Kids Size)
Umbrella (Adult Size) – 500 yen
Pen Case (2 Designs)
Set of Memo Stickers
Die-Cut Memo Pads (3 Designs) – 150 yen each
Phone Shell Case (iPhone 7/8)
Silicone Phone Case (2 Designs | iPhone 7/8) – 500 yen each
Pouch (2 Designs)
Slide Mirror (2 Designs)
Atsumare! Pikachu Seaside
Seasons Pikachu & Eevee
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Clock
Pikachu & Red
Pokemon x 3 Coins
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for Eeveelution pedometers
[TCG] Thunder Spark
[TCG] Special Pikachu 2018 Set (7-11 Exclusive)
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Mewtwo | Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Tropical Sweets
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Summer Pair Plush
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Collection ~ Pikachu & Eevee ~
[San-ei] All-Star Plush Collection (Growlithe, Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Azumarill, Petilil, Swirlix, Pachirisu, Teddiursa, Magikarp, Dratini, Gulpin)
[San-ei] Flat Plush Pouch (Mimikyu, Caterpie, Eevee, Wobbuffet, Pikachu, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Kids] Everyone’s Story Edition (Ash’s Pikachu, Lugia, Eevee, Sudowoodo, Chansey, Totodile, Zeraora, Zeraora Attack Pose)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Designs)
[Bandai] Bath Soap Pokeball Figures (Pikachu, Eevee, Totodile, Chansey, Sudowoodo, Lugia, Tyranitar, Pichu, Zeraora, Smeargle)
2nd Week of July
[Sega] Mini Dust Bin (Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Extra Large Plush (Lugia)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Extra Large Plush (Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] [Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Sudowoodo, Chansey)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Ash/Red Sugimoto illustration mini promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Summer Time
[Pokemon Center] Atsumare! Pikachu Figure Collection Sea-Side
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Summer exclusive menu starts
[TCG] Zeraora Special Jumbo Card Set
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-orders start for Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary clocks
[Takara Tomy] Small Shoulder Plush (Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[MonColle] Dialga + Palkia Set, Kyogre + Groudon + Rayquaza Set, Zeraora + Cherish Ball Set, Palkia, Dialga, Rayquaza
[Gacha] Pokemon Teacup Time Mascot 5 (Pikachu, Eevee, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Collaboration] 3 Coins x Pokemon
3rd Week of July
[Sega] Backpacks (Electric, Ghost)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Big Eraser Figures – Let’s Go to Johto Ver. (Pikachu & Pichu, Hoppip & Skiploom, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Corsola, Slowpoke, Larvitar, Wooper)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection 3 (Charmander, Zapdos, Cyndaquil, Vaporeon, Cerebi, Misdreavus)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Plush (Lugia, Zeraora, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Eevee, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Pokeball Plush Part 2 (Pikachu, Pichu, Umbreon, Espeon, Ditto, Voltorb, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Mareep)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet (Girl Pikachu plush + 2 new clothing sets)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee 7 Days Story
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for extra large Snorlax plush
4th Week of July
[Sega] Pikachu USB Fan
[Kiri-e Series] Glass Chopstick Holder (Mimikyu, Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Pikachu)
[Kiri-e Series] Hair Ties (Mimikyu, Eevee, Pikachu)
[Kiri-e Series] Hand Towels (Mimikyu, Eevee, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Plush (Lapras)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (Happy, Angry)
[Takara Tomy] Pikachu Mocchi-Mocchi Pouch
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Mascot (Pikachu lying, Pikachu standing)
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Plush (Pikachu lying | Large/Medium/Small, Pikachu standing)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Girl Pikachu, Ditto Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] iPhone Cases + Ring Grips
[Pokemon Center] Science is Magic – Pikachu & Eevee Invasion Merchandise
[Pokemon Merchandise] Pokemon Magnet Hooks (Umbreon, Espeon, Female Pikachu, Magikarp)
[Bandai] Pokemon Bath Figures (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Alolan Vulpix, Bewear, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Hand Mirrors (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Large Plush (2 designs)
[Pokemon Center] Everyday Mimikyu
[Ichiban-Kuji] Pokemon Research – Gengar
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Eevee, Porygon, Teddiursa)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Plush Pouch (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Large Mascot Plush (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Pokeball Plush (Pokeball, Master Ball)
[Pokemon Center Online] 2nd Year Anniversary Campaign Starts
[TCG] Deck Build Box (Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon)
[TCG] Pokemon Card Sleeves (Pikachu Face, Lillie/Lana/Mallow)
End of February
[San-ei] Plush Tissue Box Covers (Snorlax, Slowpoke)
[San-ei] All Star Mascot Collection (Bellsprout, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Azurill, Chimecho, Wynaut)
[San-ei] All Star Unown Mascot Collection (A, E, H, K, M, N, R, S, T, Y)
4th Week of February
[Sega Prize] Premium Planetarium Light
[Sega Prize] Set of 4 Mini Towels
[Sega Prize] Applique Denim Tote Bag
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Clefairy, Sylveon, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Kids] Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon – Ultra Beasts Edition (Poipole, Decidueye, Primarina, Incineroar, Charjabug, Alolan Ninetails, Celesteela)
[Ensky] Pikachu Ude-Makura Plush
[Banpresto] Extra Large Togepi Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Meets Karel Capek
[Gacha] Putitto Pokemon Collection Vol 3 (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Pyukumuku, Salandit, Bewear, Alola Vulpix)
[Takara Tomy Plush] Ultra Ball Plush, Poipole plush
[MonColle] Magikarp, Jangmo-o, Stufful, Sandygast, Alolan Dugtrio, Buzzwole
[MonColle Sets] Pikachu + Pokeball, Charizard + Ultra Ball, Ho-oh & Lugia + Pokeball & Great Ball
We are back with another…
Blast From The Past Pokemon Center Report
The last of three May 20th releases – the Pokemon Line Art Promotion.
This is not the first line-art promotion, but I feel like both were easily overlooked because there were no plush and when you get down to it, it’s all stock art but in lined form.
With that said, I still find this series to feature plenty of neat looking items so it’s kind of a shame it’s not more popular. Also, this is a good way to get merchandise with your favorite Pokemon on it if it’s not one of the more popular ‘mons as each item includes so many.
Don’t like white? No problem! A lot of the items included in the line-up had a black background counterpart.
The line-up of merch featured a ton of items for everyone’s every day life style, like train pass cases and two types of phone cases: a hard shell type for iPhone7 and a flip-case type designed to fit a variety of medium sized phones.
There were also a couple different size pouches.
Pens and sketchbooks for the more artistically inclined.
And duffel bags and backpacks, so you can show off your love for Pokemon while also being fashionable!
My favorite item from the entire promotion were the stickers. This pack of die-cut stickers contains a different combination of Pokemon per pack and are made of a neat sort of cloth-like material that shimmers in the light (I did my best to show off the shimmery effect!)
I can’t end this blog post without mentioning the tag art. Pretty snazzy, right? I love it!
That wraps up the final May 20th Pokemon Center Report post.
Until next time~
July 22nd had a bunch of plush releases, along with the We Love Pikachu promotion and a couple surprise items that hadn’t been announced.
First up, new Pokedolls were released! Pokedolls is one of the most popular staple of Pokemon Center merchandise and everyone always gets excited for them.
This batch included Mimikyu, Lapras, and Wobbuffet (because there’s always one odd one).
Along with Pokedolls, a fresh batch of Pokemon Center exclusive plush were also released.
The line-up included three Pokemon I never thought I’d see in plush form: Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle. Of the three, I think Wartortle came out the cutest.
Along with the three second evolution forms, there was also Alola Exeggutor, Ditto, Slowpoke, Larvitar, and Sandygast, doing a good imitation of the aliens from Sesame Street.
As an aside, the Alola Exeggutor necks are bendy so you can pose them if you so desire.
(Also for those curious, here is the tail!)
New, squishy Pokemon Center mascot plush also came out July 22nd!
This newest batch of mascot plush included Pikachu, Alola Raichu, Ditto, Alola Vulpix, Rockruff, and Bewear.
A super cute Pikachu themed promotion, called We Love Pikachu, came out July 22nd in honor of the Pikachu Invasion Yokohama events that run through summer.
The line-up of merch included a bunch of wearable and everyday use items, like backpacks, shirts, headbands, and even scrunchies with little Pikachu plush on them.
The backpacks are some of my favorite Pikachu backpacks that I’ve seen so far. They’re soft, have little ears, come with tiny Pikachu tail charms on the zipper, and include the little back stripes!
The collection of postcards is a neat item as well, especially if you love the Pikachu costumed characters.
Along with the line-up, there was also a blind-packaged figure collection, featuring a bunch of super adorable Pikachus (and a Mimikyu on a skateboard!)
There was also a bunch of un-announced items that appeared in Pokemon Centers this past Saturday. These were all smaller stationary-esque items, but that doesn’t make them any less cute.
Pictured here from left right and top to bottom:
A collection of colored pens and a pen pouch to store them in, all featuring adorable artwork with Pikachu and Mimikyu.
A Frixion 3 ink erasable pen in two designs: Lots of Pikachu and the same adorable Pikachu & Mimikyu artwork.
An item called a Stickyle, which is a pocket sized foldable pair of scissors also available in two designs: Line Art Pokemon and Pikachu & Mimikyu.
More surprise items!
Correction tape in three different designs: Pikachu & Mimikyu, Eeveelution Pokedolls, and Pikachu in the Forest.
Regular tape! in three different designs: Eeveelution Pokedolls, Pikachu Face, and Pikachu in the Forest.
That wraps up this weekend’s Pokemon Center Report!
What do you think of the new plush? Which is your favorite?
Until next time!