[TCG] “Alter Genesis” Booster Pack
[TCG] Alter Genesis Pokemon Center exclusive box set
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves: Arceus + Dialga + Palkia, Oricorio, Damage Count 10, Damage Count 50, Damage Count 100, Damage Count Party, Kanto 151
[TCG] Deck Case (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia)
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia
[Pokemon Center] Halloween Festival
[Pokemon Center Campaign] 1 of 2 Halloween Lucario mini art boards distributed for every 4,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers and Stores (link)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween menu items start
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Cushion Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus “Legendary Pokemon” – Extra Large Lugia Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Halloween Plush (Pikachu Witch, Pikachu Pumpkin, Raichu Witch, Pichu Witch)
[Banpresto] Gura-burarin Plush (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Large Plush (Eevee, Cubone, Hitmonlee)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Berry Forest Ghost Castle
[Re-Ment] Atsumete Kasanete Pokemon Forest Volume 3 (Pikachu & Mimikyu, Murkrow, Ditto & Cubone, Pumpkaboo & Litwick, Shuppet & Piplup, Mew)
[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Extra Large Slowpoke Plush
[Banpresto] Poke Dakko – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)
[Banpresto] Poke Gyutto – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)
[Pokemon Center] Osaka DX Opening Promo
[Osaka DX Center] Grand opening exclusive merchandise
[Pokemon Center Cafe] New cafe plush (Pikachu, Squirtle, Meowth) and clearfiles
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Meowth Chirashi dish starts exclusively at the Osaka DX Cafe
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper Volume 3 (Pikachu, Metapod, Alolan Vulpix, Bewear, Charmander, Swablu, Dedenne, Lotad)
[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Plush (Raichu, Meowth, Gengar, Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Mini Plush Pouch (Pikachu x 3, Pokeball)
[San-ei] Big-More Charizard large plush
[Nanoblock] Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y
The 2018 Pokemon Center Valentine’s Day promotion went on sale January 13th and was full of tons of sweets and sweets related merchandise!
This year’s Valentine’s Day plush was a Pikachu Pair and adorable! They’re dressed as tiny Pikachu bakers, one boy and one girl.
The charm point is of course the tiny hearts on their butts.
There was also a heart shaped fuzzy cushion featuring artwork of the cute Pikachu Pair.
There was of course other non plush items that were equally as cute if not quite as soft.
Along with towels (which unfortunately are never easy to get pictures of) there was a set of metal charms (so you can twin with your special someone), a cute bag charm that you can attach to non bag items, a unique little pouch designed to look like a biscuit, and a Pokemon Center drawstring pouch with the promotional artwork.
Sweet Sticker Roll
Special note 2: The sticker roll! I generally don’t buy stickers because I never use them, but I caved for these because the promotional artwork is so cute.
Sweet Item 2
This year’s promotion also included a couple kitchen and baking related items, which was really exciting.
There was a set of cookie cutters, silicone molds for making chocolates and candies, and adorable kitchen rags for cleaning up spills or just brightening up your kitchen area.
Also as part of the promotion was two types of gift bags (a simple one color brown paper bag and a colorful clear bag). There was also a small paper bag with handles. These are designed so you can make your cute chocolates and cookies and then give them to your special someone’s in super cute bags, making everything that much more precious.
Not forgetting the pink heart shaped mugs, perfect for drinking sweet hot chocolate out of.
Sweet Chocolate Memo
The stationary set (left) looks just similar enough to the box of chocolates (right)… to me at least… that I definitely got mixed up a couple times while shopping. It does clearly say on both boxes what they are, and now that I have the two side by side I can tell they’re not identical like I thought up until this point. It’s still confusing!
But speaking of chocolate boxes… Pikachu’s Sweet Treats included not one, not two, but three different snacks!
Sweet Chocolate Cookies
First up… vanilla strawberry chocolate cookies!
Originally I wasn’t planning on buying any but when it comes to cookies and chocolate, I am weak, and it didn’t take much to convince myself to get a bag.
I did not regret this decision – these cookies are amazing! It’s basically a vanilla cookie with really yummy strawberry chocolate on top. The artwork on the bag is of the Valentine’s Day Pair Pikachu from 2017.
Sweet Pikachu Chocolates
Number two… Pikachu chocolates!
These milk chocolates come wrapped in little Pikachus and are sold in a plastic Pikachu cup with tiny ears sticking out the top.
There was a girl version with a pink bow and a boy version with a blue bow.
Also of note are the little tails on the backs of the chocolate wrappers.
Sweet Box Chocolates
Last and certainly not least… the chocolate box!
This was my favorite item, aesthetically, out of all three sweets, although to be honest, the chocolate cookies were the tastiest.
Although the individually wrapped chocolates are adorable, all the chocolate is basically milk chocolate. But still cute!
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!
Until next time~
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Lucky Bags (Mega Tokyo, Skytree Town, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka)
[Pokemon Center] Oteire Please Promo (Mega Tokyo, Skytree Town, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, On-line Store)
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls (Midday Lycanroc, Midnight Lycanroc, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Lucky Bags (Sapporo, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
[Pokemon Center] Oteire Please Promo (Sapporo, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
[Bandai] Pokeball Ultra Collection
[Banpresto] Snorlax Alarm Clock
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Cleffa, Igglybuff, Marill)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Jigglypuff Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Sweet Treats
[Banpresto] Poke-Gyutto Large Plush (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix)
[Premium Bandai] Pokeball Special Collection Part 2
[TCG] Ultra Force Booster Pack
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Large Dress-Up Pikachu (Boy, Girl)
[Goodsmile] Preorders start for Giovanni Nendoroid
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Typhlosion, Pichu)
[Pokemon Center] Sinnoh Can Badges
[Pokemon Center] Secret Teams / Rainbow Rocket Promotion
[Nanoblock] Lugia, Ho-oh
[Nanoblock] Mini Pokemon Collection Part 3
[Re-Ment] Puru-Puru Collection (Rowlet, Pikachu, Gengar, Slowpoke, Ditto, Pyukumuku, Secret)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Snorlax Plush
[Bandai] Attack Pose Figures (Pikachu, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Charizard, Gyarados, Necrozma)
[Banpresto] Poke Dakko Large Plush (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Large Snorlax Face Cushion
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Living & Dining
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet Clothing Sets (Biker, Snow Set)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Magikarp
Welcome to the New Year everyone!
First of all, a semi big announcement. I have a new photographer for while I am in America: the amazing and super nice Jen from Japanstuffs! Not only does she take photos of plush, but she sells them, too (and other stuff). So if you’re interested in buying stuff from Japan, including anything and everything from this post and any of my future posts, check out her site.
Moving on: Pokemon!
The New Year is bringing the return of the Pokedoll series, which has been dormant for about two years or so. The first three Pokedolls of the new series were released early through the Tokyo Skytree Pokemon Center location only a day or two before January 1st, but if you missed out on this pre-release, do not worry as they will be available everywhere in Japan starting January 14th.
The three Pokedolls were I guess unsurprisingly the three starters: Litten
The dolls seem to be a little bigger than the previous Pokedoll incarnation, and because of this, the price has once again increased (they are now 1,296 yen after tax).
Pokemon decided to change the tags once again, and “Pokedoll” is now “Pokemon Dolls”.
What do you think of the new Pokedolls? Are you happy with the changes or ambivalent? What Pokemon are you excited to see maybe in Pokedoll form?
The big promotion for New Years was…Spring! Spring! Spring! This series looked super adorable from the preview photos and the real items are somehow even more adorable.
What better time to share photos from the 2016 Pokemon Christmas and Snowseason promotions than on Christmas!
As with last year, the Pokemon Center decided that just having one winter/Christmas promotion was not enough, so they made two mini promotions: one with a Christmas theme and one with a snowy winter theme. Between the two, there’s lots of cuteness to share, so let’s dive into the wonderful world of snow and festivities on display at the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center.