We are back with another…
Blast From The Past Pokemon Center Report
The last of three May 20th releases – the Pokemon Line Art Promotion.
This is not the first line-art promotion, but I feel like both were easily overlooked because there were no plush and when you get down to it, it’s all stock art but in lined form.
With that said, I still find this series to feature plenty of neat looking items so it’s kind of a shame it’s not more popular. Also, this is a good way to get merchandise with your favorite Pokemon on it if it’s not one of the more popular ‘mons as each item includes so many.
Don’t like white? No problem! A lot of the items included in the line-up had a black background counterpart.
The line-up of merch featured a ton of items for everyone’s every day life style, like train pass cases and two types of phone cases: a hard shell type for iPhone7 and a flip-case type designed to fit a variety of medium sized phones.
There were also a couple different size pouches.
Pens and sketchbooks for the more artistically inclined.
And duffel bags and backpacks, so you can show off your love for Pokemon while also being fashionable!
My favorite item from the entire promotion were the stickers. This pack of die-cut stickers contains a different combination of Pokemon per pack and are made of a neat sort of cloth-like material that shimmers in the light (I did my best to show off the shimmery effect!)
I can’t end this blog post without mentioning the tag art. Pretty snazzy, right? I love it!
That wraps up the final May 20th Pokemon Center Report post.
Until next time~
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Circus
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel 2 (Ampharos, Cyndaquil, Gengar, Mudkip, Raichu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Metal Charms (Ditto, Espeon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Mew, Pichu, Raichu, Umbreon)
[Collaboration] Pre-orders start for Chan Luu bracelets (Espeon, Mew, Pikachu, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Gengar Plush
[k.uno] Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur rings go on sale
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Types)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – (Absol, Chandelure, Zorua)
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Art Collection (Book)
[TCG] New Card Sleeves (Pokemon Center Exclusive – 32 sleeves) Mega Mawile, Chansey, Misty + Psyduck, Charizard
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Expansion Pack
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Special Pack: Mega Slowpoke EX + Surfing Pikachu
[Merchandise] Pokemon Themed Portable Phone Chargers
[Pokemon Center] Masquerade Party
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Banette, Chandelure, Drifloon, Litwick)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – October
[MetaColle] Iron Tail Pikachu, Snorlax, Charizard
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (2 Types)
[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Magikarp Collaboration Re-release
[Collaboration] Spinns clothing sale starts
Tonight’s batch of announcements started off with new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!
In the theme of Halloween, these four ghost type plush (Banette, Chandelure, Drifloon, and Litwick), will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores across Japan September 17th.
Each plush will cost 1,296 yen, except for Chandelure, who will go for 2,160 yen due to his slightly larger size.
Next up: October’s Monthly Pair Pikachu plush!
These cuties are dressed up to go berry picking and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores across Japan starting September 17th.
Each pair plush will cost 2,808 yen.
Another jewelry collaboration with Pokemon was announced, this time with the Los Angeles based hand-made jewelry company, Chan Luu. There will be four different types of bracelets with four different charms (Pikachu, Mew, Umbreon, and Espeon). Each bracelet will be available in single band and triple band designs.
Pre-orders for these gorgeous bracelets will start September 3rd. The pre-order period will last until October 30th, and bracelets will start to be shipped out around the middle of December.
Single band bracelets will cost 15,000 yen each.
Triple band bracelets will cost 25,000 yen each.
The Pikachu Keyboard plush was popular enough that Bandai is bringing out an Eevee version in November!
This Eevee plush is the perfect size for cuddling and comes with an adorable keyboard cushion you can use to rest your arms on while using the computer.
Hug the plush, use the keyboard cushion for comfort, or do both at the same time!
Each Eevee + keyboard cushion plush will cost 5,616 yen and will be released in November. Pre-orders for this plush can be made via the Premium Bandai site, or through Japan Stuffs if you don’t have a Japanese address.
Speaking of cushions, these four smaller sized cushions, made of microfiber, are currently on sale in Japan. Each cushion costs 1,620 yen.
Last and certainly not least, the Banpresto site updated recently with the prize lists for September and there are a couple Pokemon plush to look forward to.
The Pikachu Mania series continues with 5 Korotto Manmaru Pikachus coming out September 15th and two large size Pikachu face cushions coming out September 22nd.
The Kutsurogi (or Relax) Time line of Eeveelution plushies will conclude September 8th with Espeon, Umbreon, and Sylveon.
The Kororin Friends series will also continue with Halloween themed smaller plush (Absol, Chandelure, and Zorua) on September 15th and a larger size Gengar plush September 8th.
Ghost Type PokeCen Plush
Monthly Pair Pikachu – October
Chan Luu Collaboration
Banpresto Pokemon Prizes
We got a bunch of exciting announcements today, including more merch scheduled for July 16th since there’s not already enough stuff coming out on that day!
The Pokemon Center is on the ball this time with the next set of Kuttari plush already announced and set for release on the 16th! This Pokemon featured in this set seem a little random, but it seems like a lot of people are excited, so that’s all that matters.
This 6th set includes Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, and Zorua. All Pokemon will have both an awake and sleeping version (similar to the Zorua pictured here) and each plush will retail for 928 yen.
As previously mentioned, the Poncho Pikachu plush returns with a new set of Pikachus dressed up as mega evolved Pokemon! This mini promotion will consist of normal and mascot size plush, gacha figures, and stickers. The Mega Pokemon featured in this set are Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, and Mega Rayquaza.
Gacha figures will be 300 yen per pull.
Regular sized plush will be 2,376 yen each.
Mascot plush will be 1,296 yen each.
The stickers will be 216 yen each.
[Campaign] Namco Game Center Summer Campaign Starts
[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