[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
[Banpresto] Pokemon XY & Z – Kororin Friends (Eevee, Glaceon, Leafeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon XY & Z – Kororin Friends – Large Eevee
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You – Garden of Smiles
[Banpresto] Pokemon XY & Z – Kororin Friends (Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Get Collection Candy Figures – Kalos League Edition (Ash’s Greninja, Audino, Goodra, Gourgeist, Mega Charizard X, Noivern, Pikachu, Sylveon, Zygarde, Zygarde 10%)
[Pokemon Center] Kyoto Center Opening
[TCG] Awakening Psychic King (Expansion Pack)
[TCG] Perfect Battle Deck (Zygarde Perfect Forme EX), Mega Battle Deck (Mega Audino EX)
[TCG] Non Exclusive Card Sleeves: Zygarde Perfect Forme | Pokemon Center Exclusive Card Sleeves: Ho-oh / Smeargle, Eeveelutions, Octillery, Banette / Occult Maniac
[TCG] Deck Case (Mega Alakazam)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokken Tournament
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush (Ampharos, Chespin, Croagunk, Gallade, Pichu, Piplup, Victini)
[Pokemon Center] Easter Promotion
[Pokemon Center On-Line] 68 cm Sleeping Pikachu Plush, Normal Size Sleeping Pikachu Plush
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Re-release of all Monthly Pikachu plush
[Pokemon Center On-Line Campaign] Receive 1 of 3 on-line store exclusive mugs for every 5,000 yen spent
[MonColle] Ash’s Greninja Figure Pack (Ash, Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja), Mega Blaziken Attack Pose, Mega Lucario Attack Pose, Noivern Attack Pose, Zygarde Perfect Forme
[Banpresto] Pokemon XY & Z – Large Eevee Face Cushion
[Banpresto] (Re-release) Pikachu Mania! Face & Butt Cushions
[Banpresto] Pokken Tournament DXF Figure – Lucario
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transformation Promotion
[Campaign] Receive 1 of 5 Pikachu stickers for every 1,000 yen spent at a Pokemon Store or Outlet Store (Pokemon Centers are excluded)
[Merchandise] Keyboard Pikachu Plush
[Merchandise] Mini Kororin Plush (Dedenne, Piplup, Torchic, Winking Pikachu)
This past Saturday had the very last big (ish) Pokemon Center merch promotion of 2015.
The main attraction for the day was… Steven!
Steven Stone (Daigo Tsuwabuki in Japanese) is a Champion, a steel-type trainer, and everyone’s boyfriend
Who can resist his piercing steel-grey eyes?! No one, that’s who.
This promotion had a wide variety of items all featuring the gorgeous main artwork, from post cards and a metal charm set
To eyeglass cases (complete with cleaning cloth), hand towels, clearfiles
Larger than usual rubber charms, for your phone (if you have a large phone or are adventurous) or bag
To stainless steel cups! Yes, they went there.
Each cup comes in a box covered in comic-style art.
The star of the Steven show, and the most expensive piece from the collection, was the mega evolution stone lapel pin. At 8,000 yen (+ tax) per pin, this piece of jewelry is sure to compliment any steel trainer’s outfit!
Along with Steven, there was also a bunch of new Zygarde related merch, including a brand new Zygarde Core plush that shakes and is squishy.
A special MonColle (Monster Collection) set of figures, with all four Zygarde forms, came out on Saturday.
Although if you don’t like or want all four forms, you can buy them separately as well
This Zygarde Core figure is my favorite.
There was also a metal charm set
And a new Pokemon Center exclusive plush for Zygarde 10%.
Ash’s Greninja also got his own Pokemon Center exclusive plush
And a metal charm.
Last and certainly not least, a couple card game related items also came out on Saturday. Along with the Steven sleeves, a semi creepy Hypno design went on sale
As well as Darkrai double deck cases
And not forgetting the three different Pokemon XY Break Battle Sets.
The countdown to New Years is beginning! Here is to hoping the Pokemon Center on New Years day will not be as crazy as I am afraid it will be.
Two mini promotions came out this weekend: Pokemon Block Style and Ash’s Greninja, along with some un-announced mechanical pencils featuring artwork from previous popular promotions.
Both of the mini promotions dealt mainly with stationary and related merchandise, such as pencils, rulers, school notebooks, etc. with some miscellaneous items like handkerchiefs thrown in for fun.
Pokemon Block Style had a more cartoony and simple design, and covered a wider range of Pokemon, including the Zygarde formes
Along with Ash’s Greninja.
As usual with this type of promotion, we got these little plastic cups with the main design
And a bonus lunchbox!
Ash’s Greninja promotion had pretty much all of the same items, with the main difference being the featured illustration.
The Greninja promo also had a shirt, which Block Style did not.
Last but not least, pencils! I’m a huge fan of these pencils because they’re fun to draw with and have really cute designs on them.
This latest batch included designs from Chiku-Chiku Sewing, Life With Pikachu, Mystery Mansion
Pikachu in the Farm, and Eeveelutions.
This weekend wasn’t super busy, Pokemon wise, but next week leading into the weekend will start to get more exciting. A new set of rolly-polly plush (korotto-manmaru) will start appearing in game centers around Japan on the 23rd and then the 26th will have the Steven Stone promotion, 2 card sleeve designs (Steven and Hypno), 2 Pokemon Center exclusive plush (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde 10%), metal charms (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde Core, Zygarde 10%, Zygarde Perfect Forme), a Takara Tomy Zygarde Core plush, several new MonColle figures, a new talky Pikachu plush, and 3 Pokemon Card Game battle sets.
Surprise! Pokemon came through for us with a couple merch announcements for us.
Along with the much anticipated Steven Stone promotion, December 26th will also give us two new Pokemon Center exclusive plushies: Ash’s Greninja and Zygarde 10%.
Ash’s Greninja: 3,200 yen + tax
Zygarde 10%: 2,000 yen + tax
We also have the official announcement for the New Years special Monthly Pikachu pair plush, going on sale from New Years Day. The Pikachus will be sold as a set for 2,500 yen + tax.
Incidentally, New Years will be semi busy this year! Along with the special Monthly Pikachu plush, Special Card Boxes, card sleeves, and the start of the Pikachu Mega Campaign Wave 2, the Center is also giving us a new promotion: Pokemon Market. The art style is supposed to be reminiscent of the more old-school Pokemon designs.
Full Merchandise Lineup
Prices do not include tax.
Mascot Plush – 900 yen each
Lunch Box – 2,000 yen
Chopsticks and Case – 1,000 yen
Stainless Steel Bottle – 1,900 yen
Plate – 1,280 yen
Stacking Mugs (Pikachu | Jigglypuff) – 1,200 yen each
Lunch Mat & Coaster Set (Pikachu | Jigglypuff) – 1,000 yen each
Fork & Spoon Set – 1,000 yen
Hoodie (S/M/L) – 5,600 yen
TShirt (S/M/L) – 3,000 yen
Smartphone Shoulder Bag – 1,900 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,600 yen
Wrist Watch – 4,800 yen
iPhone 6/6s Soft Phone Case – 1,880 yen
6 Pocket Clearfile (Pikachu | Jigglypuff) – 580 yen each
Ball Pen (Pikachu | Jigglypuff) – 500 yen each
Ring Notebook (Pikachu | Jigglypuff) – 560 yen each
Hand Towel (Pikachu | Group) – 500 yen each
Cloth Lunchbag (Pikachu | Group) – 600 yen each
Chocolate Chip Cookies – 980 yen
To add more excitement to an already jam packed day, the Pokemon Center will also start a TCG related kuji on New Years Day. All prize tiers will feature 1 card inspired item along with 1 actual playing card.
Prize A: Bath Towel
Prize B: Cushion
Prize C: Mini Pouches
Prize D: Double Deck Cases
Prize E: Key Chain / Charms
1 play / 500 yen
Last but not least, a new collaboration between Its’Demo and Pokemon came out today (December 18th). More pictures coming soon!
New Pokemon Center Plush
New Years Monthly Pikachu