[Takara Tomy] Sleepy Friends Plush (Pikachu – Small / Medium Large, Snorlax – Small / Medium)
[TCG] Forbidden Light booster pack
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Lysandre, Poipole, Kalos Girls, Ultra Necrozma)
[TCG] Ultra Necrozma Deck Case
[Kotobukiya] Pre-order for Lillie figure starts
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Part 2 (Pikachu & Togepi, Squirtle, Charizard, Psyduck, Cubone & Sandshrew, Articuno)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Porygon Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Mini Figure Charms (4 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Pikachu Figure ~ Pikachu’s Sweets Collection ~
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Large Plush (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pokemon With You Charity Goods
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Lucario, Ditto, Vulpix, Latios, Latias, Tapu Lele, Shaymin, Pichu, Dusk Lycanroc, Dedenne)
[Ichiban-Kuji] Eevee & Antique
[Pokemon Center] Tokyo DX Center Opening
Nihonbashi Pokemon Center Cafe Opens
[Takara Tomy] Chokorisan Plush (Ash, Jesse, James, Meowth, Vulpix, Misty, Brock, Psyduck
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Ditto Big Blanket
[Banpresto] Extra Large Korotto Manmaru (Snorlax, Chansey, Meowth)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Ditto Plush
[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Merchandise
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Pikachu Face Mug (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee’s Easter
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Piplup, Lucario, Croagunk)
[Pokemon Center] Ultra Beast Promotion
[MonColle] Tapu Fini, Poipole, Ultra Ball
[MonColle] Guardian Deity Set (Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini)
[MonColle] Ultra Beast Set
5th Week of March
[Sega Prize] Big Drum Bag (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] Extra Large Inflatable Stool (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] 2-Way Illusion Light (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Easter Clothes
[MonColle] Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kommo-o
[MonColle] Johto Pokemon Set (Lugia, Ho-oh, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil)
[MonColle] Johto Legendary Set (Lugia, Ho-oh)
We’re back with another exciting Pokemon Center Report~
There were two big releases Saturday, December 16th.
The first was…*drum roll* the Pokemon Tails & Paws promotion!
Featuring a bunch of Pokemon tails (and some paws) this promotion is both cute and maybe a little weird when you think about it (so don’t think about it!)
The original Pokemon Tails promotion went on sale in February, 2013 so a lot of time has passed between the two releases. Some main differences at a glance: the tail (and paw) mascots feature acrylic charms vs the original rubber ones, there are no pens in this recent release, no individual clear file sets for each featured Pokemon, limited phone cases (in the original release there were soft iPhone cases to match each tail mascot), and the ceramic tail mugs are far less detailed (in the original release, the tail handles were more 3D while the new ones are flat and more handle-shaped / less die-cut).
Considering the original release also featured Minccino, the clear winner for me is the original Tails release. But that doesn’t mean this latest release wasn’t also cute in it’s own way!
Tails Mascot Plush
The highlight to the tail promotion was of course the tail mascots!
There were 5 designs in total: Alola Vulpix, Mimikyu, Sylveon, Umbreon, and Espeon. Each mascot came with a matching acrylic charm.
Along with the smaller mascot plush, there was a larger carabiner clip Mimikyu tail mascot plush as well.
There was also a selection of four paw shaped mascot plush, complete with adorable toe beans!
Paws Mascot Plush
The four paw mascot plush included: Alola Vulpix, Eevee, Lucario, and Bewear. Similar to the tail mascot plush, each mascot includes a matching acrylic charm.
There were two types of phone cases as part of this promo. The Bewear case is a hard shell designed specifically for iPhones.
Flip Phone Cases
There were also four types of flip phone cases featuring Charmander, Mimikyu, Sylveon and Pikachu.
Not forgetting the large tail cushions! There were 2 designs: Eevee and Pikachu. These cushions are pretty big and the perfect size for snuggling. They’re also super soft and squishy!
And of course the aforementioned tail mugs, with Mimikyu, Espeon, and Umbreon designs!
Not individually pictured but of note: the paw pad fuzzy socks for Eevee and Alola Vulpix and the Bewear cooking mitts.
Of note because I’m still boggled the Pokemon Center released them: mugs designed to look like paws but they look like butts from the side. Maybe someone out there finds these mugs cute. Based on the name, you’d think they’d be adorable. You’d be wrong. They’re kind of plain and only feature default artwork of both Eevee and Alolan Vulpix on the side. The Pokemon Center couldn’t be bothered to make a quick original sketch to use, not even the artwork used on the acrylic charms for the mascot plush. You do you, Pokemon Center.
The second big release for the weekend… new Pokemon Center plush!
Well newish. Wailord was released previously although the pattern for this release is slightly different.
December Pokemon Center Plush
Along with Wailord, the Pokemon Center also gave us Tapu Lele and Gardevoir (yes, Gardevoir has legs under the skirt!)
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report!
Until next time~
Once again, the Pokemon Center has let me down for no official news on the upcoming Tails promotion. But that’s okay because at least we still have a couple small announcements.
First of all… surprise keychain charms!!
These charms were unannounced but will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting tomorrow (December 2nd).
The set includes Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Cosmog, Lunala, and Solgaleo. Each keychain charm set comes with one Pokemon and one little matching item (adorable).
I will be picking these charms up bright and early tomorrow, so if you’re interested, check out my general Pokemon Center pick-ups page here! You can get in touch with me by mail, via Twitter, or through Facebook.
Moving on to the actual announcements…
A new set of Pokemon Center exclusive plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on December 16th (Saturday).
This set will feature Gardevoir, Wailord, and Tapu Lele. Although Wailord looks similar to an earlier release, the pattern of the plush is slightly different, so if you’re a die-hard Wailord fan, don’t miss out!
December Pokemon Center Plush
Gardevoir will sell for 2,160 yen including tax.
Wailord will sell for 4,860 yen including tax.
Tapu Lele will sell for 3,456 yen including tax.
Next up! The popular blind-packaged figure collection from the Pikachu Invasion promo will start to be sold through Itoen vending machines across Japan from December 1st!
There are 10 figures in total. Each figure will come packaged in a glass jar and includes an original can badge, which was not included with the Pokemon Center release. Each figure will cost 800 yen.
Finally we have a new Pokemon Nendoroid coming out… Lana!
Along with her normal expression, she also comes with two extra face plates: a shy smiling face and a closed eye smile face. She also comes with a fishing rod, a net ball, a tiny Wishiwashi, and a small sheet with a picture of Wishiwashi School Form.
Lana Nendoroid Bonus
As with most Nendoroid releases, there will be two bonus items.
If you order Lana through the Goodsmile store, you’ll get a Water Z-Power Motif Nendoroid base.
If you order Lana through the Pokemon Center On-line store, you’ll get an additional dive ball.
Lana costs 4,800 yen after tax.
The pre-order period runs from December 1st until January 10th, 2018.
Her release date is end of June, 2018.
Places to Pre-Order:
Good Smile Japanese | Good Smile English | Pokemon Center On-Line Japan | Amiami JP | Amiami EN
(Link to the US Pokemon Center Store coming soon)
That wraps up this Friday’s Pokemon Center merchandise announcements!
Until next time~
December Pokemon Center Plush
Itoen Vending Machine Figures
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet: Formal Clothing Set
[Pokemon Center] Original Charm Keychains (Alola Vulpix, Mimikyu, Cosmog, Solgaleo, Lunala)
[Collaboration] Itoen vending machine Pikachu Invasion blind packaged figure distribution starts
[Nendoroid] Lana Nendoroid pre-order starts
[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection Candy Sun & Moon Part 2 (Primarina, Incineroar, Decidueye, Mimikyu, Pikachu, Mareanie, Bewear, Charjabug, Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Purapura Charms (Pikachu, Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Boy Pikachu x 2, Girl Pikachu x 2)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Litten, Rowlet, Popplio)
[TCG] Booster Pack “Ultra Sun” / “Ultra Moon”
[TCG] Premium Trainers Box: Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
[TCG] Card Sleeves: Ultra Sun & Moon, Cynthia, Volkner, Lucario, Lillie, Umbreon & Espeon, Pyukumuku
[TCG] Deck Cases: Umbreon & Espeon, Ultra Sun & Moon
[TCG] Cynthia Rubber Play Mat
[Pokemon Center] 5108 Pokemon Necklaces
[Takara Tomy] Lillie’s Alolan Vulpix Plush 1:1 Size
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – Grass Type (Bulbasaur, Snivy, Chespin)
[Banpresto] Large Snorlax Piggy Bank
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Growlithe, Arcanine)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Tails Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Gardevoir, Wailord, Tapu Lele)
[Re-Ment] Bakery in the Blue Sky
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Girl Pikachu, Boy Pikachu)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Extra Large Plush – Dress-Up Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Water Types (Squirtle, Oshawott, Froakie)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Large Plush (Riolu, Lucario)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Plush and Mascot Plush (Alola Vulpix, Electrode, Absol, Shaymin, Whimsicott)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Gacha Figures Vol 5 (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Badges (Sylveon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Incineroar, Decidueye, Primarina, Bewear, Togedemaru)
[G.E.M.] Lillie & Vulpix figure
[Banpresto] I Love Mew Plush (Sitting, Jumping, Sleeping)
[Banpresto] I Love Mew – Extra Large Plush (Mew)
In my attempts to catch up with a bunch of releases that came out all at once, here is part one covering new Pokemon Center plush, card sleeves, Magikarp Jump mini promotion, and a couple miscellaneous items.
First up: new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!
ORAS Plush Again
I should probably say “new” as the majority of plush in this batch came out about two years back or so with the release of Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.
With such a large number of Pokemon, many of which don’t have official plush, I’m not sure why the Center gave us plush of Pokemon that literally get plush all the time, but the Pokemon Center does what it wants. With that said, the plush are still cute!
Tomy Dusk Lycanroc
Our very first official plush of Dusk Lycanroc came out a few weekends ago!
Along with this adorable Rowlet plush that comes with a little backpack to carry him around in.
Lycanroc & Shiny Mimikyu
Last weekend, two surprise and unannounced Pokemon Center plush were released under the rader: shiny Mimikyu and the second official plush of Dusk Lycanroc!
Two Friday’s ago, a bunch of new Pokemon card sleeves were released along with the release of the “Awakened Heroes” and “Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” booster packs.
A matching deck case featuring beautiful Silvally artwork also went on sale the same Friday.
Schedule Books 2018
Four schedule books for 2018 went on sale last weekend also with little fanfare and no previous announcements.
The two Pikachu books are made of leather and the price for both reflect it, as they’re double the price of the Ditto Transform! and Eeveelution books. All of them are cute!
Last and certainly not least, a very small amount of official Magikarp Jump merchandise came out two weekends back. Not pictured here is the blind packaged acrylic charms. (I have two on the way and I’m excited to see which fish patterns I pull!)
Stay tuned for more exciting Pokemon Center Reports!
Until next time~