by ZombieMiki | Jul 4, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Center Report
There’s been a couple of smaller new merchandise releases between June and July that don’t fit in with a bigger promotion and this post will cover some of them!
Delicious Water Mascot Plush
The Delicious Water Pokemon Center promotion dropped May 18th (Saturday). Some astute observers might have noticed the art style was similar to the previously released Mix Au Lait and Saiko Soda promotions, and you would be correct; Delicious Water was part of this same series, but with a watery twist.
The mascot plush were the most popular from this release, and rightfully so. There was a plush made for each water starter Pokemon from the current 7 Pokemon regions.
Why does only Piplup get a crown? My guess… there is someone involved with Pokemon merchandising who loves Piplup, which explains why he gets so much merchandise while simultaneously not selling well ever. You can push it all you want, Piplup person, but it’s not going to happen (I’m sorry).
Along with the main Delicious Water items, there were a bunch of Saiko Soda stuff as well, including bags and t-shirts.
Following in the footsteps of the last Mix Au Lait release, the Delicious Water promotion also included a gacha set with each figure being paired with a mini bottle of water figure.
Japanese Style June
June 16th (Saturday) saw the release of the Japanese Style promotion, featuring a bunch of more traditional Japanese items with a Pokemon twist.
There were a lot of neat items, but some highlights included: a set of four plates, four different 2 plate sets, two different types of bento boxes, super cute chopsticks with Umbreon and Espeon, aprons, and traditional Japanese short pants for wearing outside in summer when it’s hot.
An unannounced mini Pokemon Center promotion, featuring mostly apparel with a neon theme and aptly titled “Neon Color”, came out June 22nd (Saturday).
Although maybe not too exciting, the set included phone cases, some bags, t-shirts, hats, and a bunch of socks.
Sock designs included: Pikachu,
A new set of Chokkori-san sitting plush came out near the end of June.
This set of 8 plush included: Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Lillie, Alolan Vulpix, Mew, Mewtwo, and Zeraora.
I love this series because the plush look so cute in their little sitting poses and also they can hold things with their tiny hands!
Eeveelution Pass Case
June 29th (Saturday) had a couple of surprise unannounced releases, one being a set of Eeveelution plush face pass cases.
They’re all cute (and soft!) but Umbreon is my favorite ❤
Ditto Charm Sets
Another June 29th unannounced release – Ditto Transform linking charm sets!
It’s been so long since the last release of these charm sets I forgot they existed, so it was kind of a nice surprise.
There were 6 charm sets in total:
Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon
Furret, Alolan Vulpix, Dragonite
Whimsicott, Gloom, Shaymin
Lapras, Magikarp, Omanyte
Mareep, Electrode, Magnemite
Litwick, Sableye, Misdreavus
Some of these sets make complete sense. Some of them… don’t. But that’s fine! The Pokemon Center can do what it wants as always.
Next Pokemon Center Report will cover the Pokemon World Market release so stay tuned!
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by ZombieMiki | Jun 19, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Center Report
Two quick words before I dive into this week’s Pokemon Center Report~
First off, big apologizes for the lack of updates lately! The blog is not ending, but two weeks in a row we didn’t get merchandise news from the main Pokemon website and then my main source for Pokemon Center photos was on holiday in the United States.
But we are back so I appreciate everyone’s patience.
Second – the official Zombie Miki store is back in business, with a new look and with more items!
Check it out here
I will be adding items in as quickly as I can. Most of these items are from my personal collection and were bought directly from the Pokemon Center in Tokyo over the course of 7 years. They’re all in near perfect if not perfect condition, but if you have any questions about an item, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!
On that note, if you notice any issues with the cart or checking out, or if you have a question about shipping prices, also please let me know (you can send me a message through my contact page or send me a DM on Twitter). I am happy to offer discounted shipping for larger purchases 🙂
Also as mentioned, I am selling a good majority of my Pokemon merchandise collections, which includes some bigger items such as the New Years Fennekin sleeping plush, New Years Fennekin face cushion, and a complete set of the Monthly Pikachu collection. The Pokemon I collected over the years include: Fennekin, Meowstic, Litwick, Mew, Clefairy, Raichu, Dedenne, Holiday Pikachu, Sylveon, and Vulpix (Kanto & Alolan versions). If there is a specific item you are looking for, there is a good chance I have it and am selling it, so please ask me directly.
The release of the original 151 Kanto region Pokemon Fit plushies were a great success, but even I was still surprised when the Pokemon Center announced they would be continuing the Sitting Cuties series (the international release name) with all Pokemon featured in Gold & Silver… including every single Unown plus ! and ?
(Pictured here is M for Miki, of course)
Although I couldn’t take pictures of every Pokemon in the release, here are a few notable examples~
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 1
I love this series so much mainly because the plush are all super soft and the perfect size.
Pictured here: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret (not to scale), Cleffa, Mareep, Flaaffy, and Ampharos (one of the most popular electric type Pokemon!)
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 2
I didn’t realize until this release how many Johto region Pokemon I love, and the Pokemon Center did a great job converting everyone’s favorite Pokemon into a super adorable plush form.
I think they did an especially great job with Sudowoodo (which, by the way, is a play on words since he is psuedo-wood-o… in case you didn’t know!)
Also shout out to the second official Dunsparce plush – the first plush was released at Pokemon Centers in Japan in 2013.
Pictured here: Sudowoodo, Politoed, Espeon, Umbreon, Girafarig, Dunsparce, Delibird, Houndour, and Houndoom.
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 3
Other notable plushies: Smeargle and Miltank (both very cute).
The three legendary beasts came out looking, for the most part, pretty good. My real question is… what animal do you think the beasts are? (I always saw them as dogs)
Pictured here: Stantler, Smeargle, Miltank, Blissey, Raikou, Entei, Suicune.
Pokemon Fit Plush Gold Silver 4
Last but not least – everyone’s favorite recently, most likely because of Pokemon Go: The Tar Family! Tyranitar was definitely one of the big sellers from the release, no joke.
Pictured here: Larvitar, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi
What was your favorite plush, or plushes, from this release? What did you buy?
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by ZombieMiki | May 17, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, TCG
If you love Gold & Silver, then this week’s announcements are sure to bring a ray of sunshine to your weekend!
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets
The Pokemon Center’s original finger puppet figure series returns May 25th (Saturday) with volume 4 including Sleeping Pikachu, Arcanine, Shelder, Omanyte, Togepi, Ampharos, Sudowoodo, Espeon, Umbreon, and Substitute Plush.
These figures are not blind packaged. Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.
Pokemon Fit / Sitting Cuties
Following the success of the initial Pokemon Fit release, which included plush versions of every single 151 Pokemon from generation 1, the Pokemon Center is continuing into the Johto region with plush versions of every single generation 2 Pokemon.
Pokemon Fit (or Sitting Cuties as named by the US Pokemon Center site) are smaller plush designed to Fit in your hand. They make a great addition to any collection, and the series has in a lot of cases created plush for Pokemon who up until now haven’t had official plush available or in other cases any official merchandise at all.
Each plush retails for 1,188 yen.
The list of plush in this release starts with Chikorita and ends with Celebi. It also includes every single Unown from A to Z plus ! ?
All Generation 2 Pokemon Fit plush will go on sale at Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from June 8th (Saturday).
My 251 Campaign
Along with the release of the Gold & Silver Pokemon Fit plush, a couple related Pokemon Center campaigns will also start from June 8th.
From June 8th until September 6th (Friday), the official Pokemon Center Cafe in Nihonbashi will be offering Gold & Silver themed menu items.
Umbreon Fried Chicken Burger Set (1,598 yen)
* Can only be ordered between 6 and 10 pm
Espeon Teriyaki Chicken Burger Set (1,598 yen)
* Can only be ordered between 10:30 and 5:59 pm
Happy Pichu Curry (1,598 yen)
Chikorita Green Pancake Sandwich (1,706 yen)
Smeargle Drawing Pancake (1,490 yen)
Tapioca Mix au Lait Set (1,080 yen)
There will also be 6 new drink coasters in rotation during this time period, including one secret design.
Alongside the cafe promotion, Pokemon Centers will be giving out special My 251 themed shopping bags to every Pokemon Center customer starting June 8th and while supplies last.
On top of that, the Pokemon Center On-Line will be using specially designed boxes for orders, with 20 different designs total.
That’s all the announcements for this week! Until next time~
Pokemon Center Finger Puppet Figures
Pokemon Fit Generation 2 Release
Pokemon Center Cafe Gold & Silver Campaign
by ZombieMiki | May 11, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News
This week we got a couple exciting announcements, so let’s dive right in!
Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection
From the Pikachu & Eevee Fan collection comes a Pokemon Center exclusive set of gacha figures featuring Pikachu, Eevee, and some of their friends dressed up as either Pikachu or Eevee.
Pika Vee Fan Figure
The set includes 6 figures in total with no secret designs (Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Rowlet, and Piplup).
As usual with gacha sets, one play costs 300 yen. Figures will start appearing in Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from May 25th (Saturday).
Graniph Graphic Shirts Part 2
Pokemon Center’s collaboration with the Graniph graphic shirt company continues with a part two, featuring matching shirt designs for parents and children (or completely unrelated adults and kids).
Graniph Volume 2
Long Sleeve Shirt (Eevee Tail Pattern | Small/Medium/Large) – 6,480 yen each
Long Sleeve Shirt (Horsea & Seadra | Small/Medium/Large) – 6,696 yen each
Dress (Pikachu Stripe / Eevee Tail Pattern | Free Size) – 3,888 yen each
T-Shirt (Pikachu Stripe / Ditto / Butterfree | Small/Medium/Large) – 3,240 yen each
T-Shirt (Horsea & Seadra | Small/Medium/Large) – 3,456 yen each
T-Shirt (Pikachu Stripe | Kids Size – 110/130) – 2,700 yen each
Part 2 of the Graniph shirt collection will start appearing in Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from May 25th (Saturday).
If you loved the previously released “Saiko Soda” and “Mix Au Lait” pop style collaboration releases, then you’ll (potentially) love this latest collection of water type Pokemon themed merchandise, called “Delicious Water”.
This new (very blue) series will start selling at Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from May 18th (Saturday).
Delicious Water 1
Mascot Plush (Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, Oshawott, Froakie, Popplio) – 1,080 yen each
Acrylic Charm Collection *Blind Packaged* – 702 yen each
Gacha Figure Collection *Random* – 1 play / 300 yen
– 7 figures total / no secret designs –
Cookie Tin w/ Mini Orange Tart Cookies – 1,296 yen
Delicious Water 2
Pass Case w/ Reel-Type Strap – 1,296 yen
Plastic Drinking GLass (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 648 yen each
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
iPhone Hard Shell Case (6/6s/7/8) – 2,030 yen each
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Washi Tape Set – 648 yen
Not Pictured Sticker Assortment (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 540 yen each
Hand Towel (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 540 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Not Pictured Dice Bag w/ Towel Fabric (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 864 yen each
Delicious Water 3
FILA T-Shirt (Delicious Water / Pikachu / Pikachu Face | Medium / Large) – 4,320 yen each
FILA Sacoche (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 5,832 yen each
FILA Pouch (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 2,160 yen each
Stationary Set (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 648 yen each
Sticky Note Set (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 648 yen each
Hair Tie Set – 1,080 yen
Hand Mirror – 1,080 yen
Pen Case – 1,080 yen
Coin Case – 1,296 yen
Bottle Holder – 1,620 yen
That wraps up this week’s announcements!
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by ZombieMiki | May 2, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, UFO Catchers
[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Promotion
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Color Series – Large Plush (Wooper, Squirtle, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Lapras)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Large Plush (Pikachu x 2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Baba Nuki Card Game
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Hand Plush (Vulpix, Meowth, Growlithe, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Snorlax & Pikachu Sleeping Figure
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyase Large Plush (Snorlax, Quagsire)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Large Plush (Eevee, Vaporeon)
[Pokemon Center] Delicious Water
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Raichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Plush (Pikachu, Raichu, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pikachu, Meltan)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Face Cushion (Pikachu x 2 designs)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Plush Face Pouch (Pikachu x 3 designs)
End of May
[Gacha] Mae-Narae March Figure Part 2 (Boy Pikachu, Girl Pikachu, Dittochu, Psyduck, Clefairy, Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Finger Puppet Figure Volume 4 (Sleeping Pikachu, Arcanine, Shelder, Omanyte, Togepi, Ampharos, Sudowoodo, Espeon, Umbreon, Substitute Plush)
[Pokemon Center] EX Drawing Promo
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] Graniph Shirts Part 2
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Type Deck Case
[Ichiban Kuji] Eevee & Melodies
[TCG] Miracle Twins Tag Team GX Booster Set
[TCG] Tag Team GX Starter Set (Espeon & Deoxys / Umbreon & Darkrai)