January was kind of a slow month for the Pokemon Center, and it continues into February.
The big release for the last weekend in January (January 23rd) was for Pokemon Center original plush of the third evolution forms of all starter Pokemon across all 7 generations.
Third Evo Starters
The plush are basically remakes of previously released plush, but the sizes are all bigger and the patterns are slightly different.
The only plush that are direct re-releases are the three generation 7 Pokemon: Decidueye, Primarina, and Incineroar.
With that said, there are a couple Pokemon that haven’t had plushies made yet, so this release is a mixed bag (for example, did we really need yet more plush of the three original starters? Probably not) But! I’m sure there are people out there that are happy for more Venusaur, so I can’t be mad.
The Pokemon Center also came out with un-announced phone cases and related phone accessories.
The cases were mainly previously released designs but for iPhone X, so for people with an X phone, surprise! And you’re welcome.
Last but not least! The Mimikyu Keyboard Plush also came out at the end of January.
The Keyboard Plush series is so called because each plush comes with a soft keyboard cushion, designed to be used to rest your elbows when using the computer. The Pokemon plush is a bonus to hug while you’re working.
As a reminder, all items mentioned in this post can be ordered through Japanstuffs~ We offer pick-ups direct from the Pokemon Centers in Tokyo so you are always guaranteed 100% authentic Pokemon Center merchandise!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.
Until next time~
Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting “Pokemon Center Report”!
Two Pokemon Center promotions came out February 19th in Japan – a traditional Japanese stylized promo, called “Sumie Retsuden” (Ink Brush Portraits) and a more cutesy sort of Valentine’s Day themed promo called “Fluffy Little Pokemon”.
The Pokemon Sumie promotion was unique in a lot of ways. Not only did the art have a very distinctive style, but along with some of the more common Pokemon Center promo items, there was a bunch of not often seen stuff as well.
One of my favorites were the tea tins. There were three different tins with three different teas: green tea, high quality green tea, and Japanese black tea. I can’t say how good the teas themselves are, but the tins are very nice and are probably worth the price just by themselves.
Two more unique items from the promo: coasters and small plate sets!
The promo also included: t-shirts (one for each of the Pokemon featured), can badges, three phone cases, a couple different types of pouches, and stickers
In keeping with the Japanese style theme, there were also foldable fans, blind packaged mini foldable screens, door cutains, and a bento box in two designs. It was a really nice promo!
Moving on! As mentioned, along with the Pokemon Sumie promo, we also got this year’s Valentine’s Day promo (maybe?): Fluffy Little Pokemon. In direct contrast to Pokemon Sumie, the style here is more typical Pokemon Center.
Fluffy Little Pokemon had two mascot plush: a boy Pikachu and a girl Pikachu. There were no matching plush.
Along with the mascot plush, there were a bunch of typical Pokemon Center items including…
Decoration tape, pass cases, towels (hand and face sizes), handkerchiefs, a tote-bag, two types of pouches, and a wallet.
On a final note: I can’t say for certain that this was the Valentine’s Day promo, but there wasn’t really anything else that clearly was for Valentine’s, so either way, it’s kind of disappointing. Last year we had the really cute bakery themed promo and I was hoping for something equally cute this year. Maybe we’ll get something for White Day!
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!
Until next time~
Hello everyone and welcome back to our regularly scheduled Friday Pokemon Merchandise Announcements!
On January 26th (Saturday), the Pokemon Center will be releasing plush versions of all the Starter Pokemon’s final evolution forms across 7 generations.
The line-up includes: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert, Torterra, Empoleon, Infernape, Serperior, Emboar, Samurott, Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, Decidueye, Primarina, and Incineroar.
Out of the Pokemon listed, Decidueye, Primarina, and Incineroar are re-releases. Everything else is a new release and should be bigger than previously released plush.
Each plush will cost 3,456 yen including tax.
A brand new and original Pokemon Center promotion, designed to look like traditional Japanese sumie artwork and featuring some popular fighting Pokemon, will go on sale in Japan from January 19th (Saturday). This promotion is called “Sumie Retsuden” (Ink Brush Portraits).
The main Pokemon featured in this promotion are: Greninja, Mega Sceptile, Lucario, Zeraora, Mega Gallade, and Garchomp.
Tea Tin w/ Tea – 1,080 yen each
Tea Cup – 1,080 yen each
2 Tier Bento Box – 3,240 yen each
Folding Fans – 2,376 yen each
iPhone Soft Shell Case (8, 7, 6s, 6) – 2,030 yen each
Hand Towels – 1,404 yen each
Square Pouch – 1,620 yen each
Coaster – 1,036 yen each
Coin Pouch – 1,296 yen each
Deck Case – 390 yen each
Card Sleeves – 777 yen each
Mini Folding Screen Collection – 540 yen each
* 6 designs / blind packaged
T-Shirts – 3,240 yen each
TCG Play Mat – 2,700 yen each
Can Badge Sets – 540 yen per set
Set of 3 A4 Clearfiles – 756 yen
Plate Sets – 1,296 yen per set
Sticker Sets – 432 yen per set
Pokemon Center Exclusive Framed Print
21,600 yen each including tax
Pre-order period: January 19th (Saturday) 10 am ~ March 31st (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Ships: Beginning of June
Last but not least, a cute and colorful Pokemon & Sweets themed mini promotion will hit Pokemon Center shelves in Japan January 19th (Saturday).
At this point, I’m not sure if this is this year’s Valentine’s Day promo, although if it is, it’s kind of a let down from last year, but you do you Pokemon Center.
Boy Pikachu Mascot Plush – 1,512 yen
Girl Pikachu Mascot Plush – 1,404 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,512 yen
Long Wallet – 3,780 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,944 yen
Pass Case – 1,728 yen
Hand Towel (Pair Pikachu, Candy) – 540 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Handkerchief (Pair Pikachu, Candy) – 702 yen each
ID Case w/ Reel Chain – 1,728 yen
Tissue Pouch – 1,296 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Set of 3 Deco Tape – 864 yen
Sticker – 648 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Sticky Note Set – 540 yen
Stationary Set w/ Box – 972 yen
A new Eeveelution themed Pokemon Center campaign is scheduled to begin February 1st and will run until March 3rd (or while supplies last).
From February 1st (Friday) until February 15th (Friday), for every 4,000 yen spent at the Pokemon Center or Store, customers will receive 1 of 5 Eeveelution art cards.
The first batch includes Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Glaceon, and a secret design.
The second batch, which starts February 16th (Saturday) and ends March 3rd (Sunday), includes Vaporeon, Espeon, Leafeon, Sylveon, and a secret design.
The secret design is the same between both batches.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
Starter Pokemon Final Evolution Plush
Fluffy Little Pokemon
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Pokemon Stores)
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait / Saiko Soda Gacha
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo DX, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
Second Week of January
[Gacha] Pokemon Mascot Alola Version (Pikachu, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Marowak, Alolan Exeggutor, Alolan Dugtrio, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare ~ Large Plush (Torchic, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee ~ Cushion (Eevee Winking, Eevee Sleeping)
[TCG] Booster Pack “Night Unison” (SM9a)
[TCG] Melmetal Card Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Greninja & Zoroark, Lost March)
[TCG] Deck Case (Greninja & Zoroark)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Growlithe Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Pikachu Girl, Pikachu Boy)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Plush (Pikachu Boy, Pikachu Girl, Nidoran Boy, Nidoran Girl)
[Pokemon Center] Fluffy Little Pokemon
[Pokemon Center] Sumi-e Retsuden (Ink Painting Portraits)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Magikarp Girl, Magikarp Boy)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru ~ Colorful Series ~ Large Plush (Charmander, Dragonite, Flareon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush (Smiling, Winking)
[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Brock’s Pewter Gym
[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Misty’s Cerulean Gym
[TCG] Misty & Brock Full-Size Rubber Play Mat
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Desktop Figure 3 (Dragonite, Lugia, Ho-oh, Pikachu, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Porygon)
[Pokemon Center] Third Evolution Starter Pokemon Center Plush (Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert, Torterra, Empoleon, Infernape, Serperior, Emboar, Samurott, Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, Decidueye, Primarina, Incineroar)
[Pokemon Center] Eevee x Tamagotchi
[Takara Tomy] Shaymin Plush
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Shoulder Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[MonColle] Shaymin, Porygon, Magikarp, Jangmo-o
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Stand Figure Collection
[Nanoblock] Espeon, Umbreon, Mew