The Pokemon Center pulled through this Friday with a couple exciting merchandise announcements.
Ditto Transform returns to Pokemon Centers across Japan February 23rd (Saturday).
Ditto Transform Volume 8
The release will feature plush and mascot plush versions of five Pokemon: Sylveon, Vanillite, Trubbish, Mareep, and Furret.
Plush will cost 1,296 yen each and mascot plush will cost 864 yen each (including tax).
There will also be a matching gacha set featuring the same five Pokemon. One play will be 300 yen.
A small apparel based promo, mainly featuring Pikachu, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers across Japan February 16th (Saturday).
This promo is billed as selling matching clothing items for adults and kids (so presumably parents and their children).
T-Shirt (Adult | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,996 yen each
T-Shirt (Child) – 2,916 yen
Bomber Jacket (Adult | Free Size) – 9,612 yen
Bomber Jacket (Child) – 8,100 yen
Hoodie (Adult | Pikachu Free Size) – 7,020 yen
Hoodie (Child | Pikachu) – 4,860 yen
Hoodie (Adult | Eevee Free Size) – 7,020 yen
Hoodie (Child | Eevee) – 4,860 yen)
Tote-Bag (Patch Design – White) – 3,780 yen
Tote-Bag (Patch Design – Black) – 3,780 yen
Tote-Bag (Houndstooth Design – Small) – 2,700 yen
Tote-Bag (Houndstooth Design – Large) – 3,780 yen
Pouch – 1,944 yen
Flat Pouch – 2,700 yen
Patch Set (Pikachu & Pokeball) – 864 yen
Patch Set (Pikachu Face) – 864 yen
The official Pokemon Center Cafe in Nihonbashi will be offering a bunch of new seasonal exclusive menu items from March 14th (Thursday) until April 26th (Friday), as part of their one year anniversary.
Pokemon Cafe Food
Bulbasaur Vegetable Burger – 1,490 yen
Charizard’s Roast Beef Volcano Plate – 1,598 yen
Sakura Afro Pikachu’s Marshmallow Cake – 1,706 yen
Squirtle’s Super Bubbly Parfait – 1,274 yen
Pokemon Cafe Drinks
Mew’s Fluffy Marshmallow Drink – 1,058 yen
Ice Cream Float (Articuno | Zapdos | Moltres) – 864 yen each
More information on campaigns and new coaster designs will be coming soon.
Last but not least – the Kyoto Pokemon Center will be moving to a new location, and as usual there will be various campaigns and a nation wide promotion to celebrate.
The Kyoto Center will open in it’s new location March 16th (Saturday), which is also when the nationwide Kyoto Pokemon Center promotion will start.
Starting March 16th (Saturday) until April 7th (or while supplies last), all Pokemon Center customers will receive 1 free clear art card featuring the Pikachu & Celebi under the cherry blossoms artwork in the main Kyoto Center renewal banner.
Also starting March 16th, Pokemon Center customers will receive their merchandise in limited shoppers featuring the Kyoto Center renewal promotional artwork.
From March 16th, all customers who purchase something at any Pokemon Center in Japan will receive an exclusive Kyoto Center promotional TCG card.
Note that, unlike past campaigns, customers do not need to purchase card packs to get this card, and there is no price limit.
Exclusive to the Kyoto Pokemon Center, customers will receive 1 special Pikachu & Cherry Blossoms charm for every 5,000 yen spent.
Adding to the festivities, special costumed Pikachus will be visiting all the Pokemon Centers around Japan between March 16th and April 7th. Note that the female kimono Pikachu will only appear at the Kyoto Center.
Kyoto Merchandise Preview
More information on what merchandise will be included with the Kyoto Center promotion will be available on the 22nd, but in the meantime, here is a sneak preview!
Pikachu Plush – 2,592 yen each
Pikachu Mascot Plush [Kyoto Exclusive] – 1,620 yen each
Pikachu Metal Charm Set – 540 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen
Pokemon TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Pokemon TCG Double Deck Case – 3,240 yen
Until next time~
Ditto Transform Volume 8
Pokemon Center Pikachu Apparel
Pokemon Cafe 1st Year Anniversary
Kyoto Pokemon Center Renewal
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Collection
[Pokemon Center] 1:1 Eevee Plush (Normal / Sitting)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Q-Pot x Pokemon Collaboration Part 2 (Eeveelution Cupcake Bag Charms) – Pre-order start
[TCG] “Full Metal Wall” Booster Pack (SM9b)
[TCG] Meltan Card Sleeves
[TCG] Meltan Deck Case
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Pikachu / Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee – Large Face Cushions (Smiling / Winking)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Big Plush (Abra, Pichu, Jolteon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Charmander (Smiling / Winking)
[Takara Tomy] Snorlax Mocchi-Mocchi Plush + Mascot Plush
[Pokemon Center] Adult & Kid Matching Apparel Promo
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Ampharos
[Bandai] Pokemon Get Collection – Ultra Guardians (Snorlax, Pikachu, Lana’s Eevee, Stoutland, Shaymin, Lunala, Solgaleo, Metang, Charizard, Garchomp)
[Furuta] Pokemon Chocolate Eggs Sun & Moon Volume 2 (Togedemaru, Komala, Poipole, Eevee, Dusk Lycanroc, Pikachu, Dex Rotom, Dartrix, Torracat, Brionne, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Marowak, Bewear, Charjabug, Jigglypuff, Snorlax, Psyduck, Pyukumuku, Secret)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Plush (Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Flat Pouch (Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Volume 8 (Sylveon, Furret, Trubbish, Vanillite, Mareep)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Gacha Set (Sylveon, Furret, Trubbish, Vanillite, Mareep)
[Pokemon Center] Ultra Beast Ultra Graphix Apparel
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Life-size Furret plush pre-orders start
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee – Large Plush (Normal / Sitting)
[Bandai] Qoo-Nuts Pokemon Volume 2 (Pikachu, Eevee, Togepi, Psyduck, Clefairy, Torchic)
End of February
[Collaboration] Original Stitch x Pokemon : 151 Button-Up Custom Order Shirts
I had a feeling we’d get our Christmas 2017 promotion announcement soon, and I was right! (Just off by one week, shhhh)
Pokemon Christmas 2017 will go on sale in Japan at all Pokemon Centers and Stores starting November 3rd (Friday)!
Christmas 2017 Plush
The promo will feature three adorable Christmas themed plush: Pikachu, Rockruff, and Alolan Vulpix.
Fun fact: did you know Rockruff is called “Wuffels” in German? Seriously one of the cutest things I’ve ever heard, and almost as cute as this Wuffels plush! Look at him!
I was looking forward to a new Santa Chu to add to my collection, so it’s a little disappointing to me that this year’s Pikachu is a Christmas tree (and I’m still salty that the Pokemon Center is simply reusing the original Alolan Vulpix plush design over and over since it is not my favorite pattern and I want a new plush…) but Wuffels makes up for everything by being so adorable I think I got a bunch of cavities upon seeing his photo.
Each plush will cost 1,962 yen after tax.
Full Merch Line-Up
Christmas 2017 Merch
Metal Charm Set – 702 yen
Logo Pin – 648 yen
Mug Cup – 1,404 yen
Stand Clip – 1,026 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Christmas 2017 Merch 2
Dice Bag – 648 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Message Card – 486 yen
As with last year, this year’s Christmas promotion will also feature a companion winter themed promotion, which will also hit Japanese Pokemon Centers and Stores on November 3rd (Friday)!
Winter 2017 Plush
The winter promotion, titled “Winter Hide-And-Seek” has one main plush (Pikachu Snowman) which will be available as both a plush and a mascot plush.
The plush will cost 1,620 yen after tax while the mascot plush will cost 1,080 yen after tax.
Also of note is the exclusion of the infamous Croquis sketchbook, replaced with a Pokemon Center non-brand, plus an adorable (and soft!) blanket and a (potentially) cute mug with lid although we currently don’t have pictures of it.
This promotion will also see the return of my favorite Pokemon Center cookies of all time: polvorones! For those unfamiliar, polvorone (polvorón?) is a Spanish shortbread cookie. They are a popular treat around the holidays, making this cookie especially appropriate as a winter themed cookie.
Full Merch Line-Up
Winter 2017 Merch 1
Blanket – 3,240 yen
Sketchbook – 670 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen
Winter 2017 Merch 2
Polvorone Cookies – 929 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Greeting Card – 432 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Book Cover – 1,620 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Flat Pouch – 1,620 yen
Mug with Lid – 1,512 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center merch announcements!
Until next time~
Official Pokemon Center Announcement
Daisuki Club Christmas
Daisuki Club Hide-And-Seek
Along with Charm-mageddon and the Pokemon With You merchandise released Saturday March 11th, a small line-up of Pikachu dominated Japanese style items also were quietly released under the radar.
These microfiber clothes, available as a larger handkerchief and a smaller coaster, feature four different patterns based on the four primary seasons. Along with Pikachu, we also have Jirachi for summer, Cherubi for spring, and Vanillite for winter.
There was two different coin pouches (perfect for carrying around coins for use at game centers!) The bigger size had three designs: pink
The smaller sized ones were pretty much identical, but smaller
They included the same patterns as the larger size
Including this super cute sakura themed design
and Pikachu in spaaaace!
The Sakura and Space Pikachu designs were also available as foldable tote bags
(When you want to go grocery shopping in style but want to save the environment, too)
As well as cute pouches
Which are both made of a sort of soft crepe-y fabric, when you love pouches and soft materials.
I love these random releases. They are often overshadowed by the more prominently advertised and proper promotions but that doesn’t make them any less adorable (and often times useful in day to day life).
Until next time!
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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel (Altaria, Dedenne, Jirachi, Pikachu, Wailmer)
[Pokemon Center] Pika-Matsuri
[Pokemon Center] Grand opening of the Sky-Tree Pokemon Center
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 1 (Sylveon, Volcanion, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Volcanion, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Shiny Mega Gengar, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + – Face Cushions (Pichu, Raichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Bath Towels (Volcanion, Pikachu/Dedenne/Zygarde Core, Mega Pokemon)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde 10%)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 2 (Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Zygarde 10%, Braixen)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Can Badges 2016 (Magearna x 2, Volcanion x 2, Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Mega Alakazam, Mega Glalie, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde 10%, Zygarde Core, Pikachu)
[Gacha] Gotochi Pokemon Series (Aichi, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Kyoto)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – August
Canceled x[Pokemon Center] Mini Pass Case Hoodies (Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, Substitute Plush)x
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush Batch 6 (Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, Zorua)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Invasion 2016 Promotion
[All-Star] Ampharos, Clefairy, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Litwick, Marill, Mewtwo, Minccino, Pichu, Ralts, Shinx, Snorlax, Vanillite, Vulpix, Zorua
[Takara Tomy] Magearna Plush
[MonColle] Movie Special Pack (Magearna, Ash’s Greninja, Volcanion), Magearna, Volcanion
[Merchandise] Battle Action Figure – Mega Charizard X
[Merchandise] Preorders start for New 3DS LL systems (Solgaleo/Lunala, Pikachu)
[Magazine] Pokemon Fan #49
[TCG] New Concept Pack: Mythical + Legendary Dream Holo Collection
[TCG] Zygarde Special Set
[Collaboration] Pokemon Love Its’Demo Start
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* I Love Pikachu + – Large Plush (Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Mascot Plush 2016 (Dedenne, Meowth, Pikachu, Wobbuffet, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Snorlax
[Pokemon Center] Mega Poncho Pikachu Plush (Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, Mega Rayquaza)
[Pokemon Center] Japanese Style Promotion
End of July
[Gotochi] PokeTabi Series Starts
[Merchandise] Sepia Graffiti Pikachu Plush + Mascot Plush
[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection (Ash’s Greninja, Shiny Gardevoir, Mega Banette, Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Gengar, Shiny Mega Gengar, Mega Glalie, Mega Salamence, Pikachu, Volcanion)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Sketch Part 3
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Surfing Pikachu Mascot Plush, Espeon x Umbreon Mascot Plush
[Merchandise] Nanobeads: Pikachu/Pokeball, Charmander/Fennekin, Squirtle/Froakie, Chespin/Bulbasaur
[Campaign] I Love Magikarp campaign starts on the JP Pokemon Center Online Store