Pokémon Official Japanese site updates / Tohoku Campaign to begin this June - 26/05/2017
Entry 15:00pm - 26/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
On Friday, June 30th, Pokémon Center Tohoku will be the location of "POKÉMON with YOU" campaign, which is set to move to Sendai PARCO on the 8th floor! With this relocation, many events and merchandise are set to be made available. A Japanese Nationwide Victini Sun and Moon event will begin distribution on June 30th (Fri) until September 3rd (Sun).
Special gifts for visiting the Pokémon Centers / Pokémon stores nationwide will also begin from 30th June (Fri), fans will receive 1 "Special Clear Card" that motifs famous places in the Tohoku area and festivals. The "Special Clear Card" you get will change design depending on the period of visit. In addition, there is also a "Limited-edition Special clear card" that you can only get at Pokemon Center Tohoku! (See Special Clear Card One / Two / Three)
Also, "Orihime & Hikari Star Pikachu Charms" will be given to each customer for every 5,000 yen (tax included) spent at Pokémon Center Tohoku. Limited Shopping bags will also become available with special mascot artwork.
Finally, Purchasing 5 Pokémon Card Game Expansion Packs, customers will receive a promotion card of "Tohoku's Pikachu"! (See the Promo here). More merchandise is to follow, so stay tuned for more on this campaign!
Pokémon Collection 2017 Ichiban Kuji awards revealed + Pokémon Daisuki club images - 26/05/2017
Update 08:05am. Upcoming Catalogue 08:30am. GRAPHIX Page 16:00pm - 26/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The Ichiban Kuji Banpresto line, Pokémon Collection 2017 which is scheduled to be released (Wednesday) 28th of June in Japan has now been revealed in full. These prizes have been listed, and follows the first image reveal of Prize S, the 30cm Charizard plush. Each prize will be 620 yen per turn as with all Kuji. Here is the list of what to expect from the line :
Pokémon Center Online to begin shipping of Traditional Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints - 23/05/2017
Entry 04:00am - 23/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Starting today, the Pokémon Center online site for the U.S will begin the shipment of brand new Woodblock prints. Both 'Silence Bridge' and 'Port of Vermilion City' are luxury items, and will be sold at $450.00 each, but are extremely limited quantity to a (Limited production of 50 copies each), which are carved and printed by hand using traditional Japanese techniques and master artisans. Master Pokémon artist, Hitoshi Ariga has captured an amazing mixture of Edo-period scenery with famous Pokémon from the Kanto region. We would recommend serious collectors to invest in these as they are highly, highly collectable items, and certainly will increase in value. (Orders for U.S here).
What Are Ukiyo-e?
Developed during the Edo period, these Japanese woodblock prints have a long tradition and require a team of artists to produce. Most feature famous people, such as samurai or kabuki actors, or famous landscapes, like the 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō. An artist draws the image, a sculptor painstakingly carves that as a series of wooden boards (one for each color of ink used), and a printer uses those boards to create a layered print matching the original art. The result is a remarkable woodblock print in full color, heaped with the charm and character of a period piece.
Pokémon Mocchi-Mocchi mini plush revealed for first time + Takara Tomy ARTS Movie 20 figure images added - 22/05/2017
Entry 21:00pm. Upcoming Catalogue 20:51pm - 22/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next wave of Pokémon Mocchi-Mocchi plush will be made available next month, which feature new mini forms of Snorlax, Pikachu, Jigglypuff and as seen above, Gengar. Each of these will be sold for 972 yen each, and will release on June 1st, which will also accompany release with new Pokéball plush and mascot (4,309 yen per plush, 1,069 yen per mascot), mascots which will release as Great and Ultra ball versions. See our upcoming catalogue for images.
Note : Following the Movie 20 Takara Tomy ARTS leak, the first production images of the figurine box and figurines themselves have been revealed for the first time. Reference the Movie 20 section database, which has these updated images.
Pokémon Daisuki club images added to database + Look Upon the Stars update + LineArt update + Official Sun and Moon wave 8 plush scans and specifications - 19/05/2017
Entry 06:00am. Sun and Moon Plush database update 06:44am. Official scans and Sun Moon Plush specifications added 14:00pm - 19/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Pokémon official website images showcasing the highly anticipated merchandise release of 'Look Upon the Stars' which features the first ever Cosmog plush, as well as brand new images of the Pokémon LineArt Merchandise campaign. The new batch reveals for the first time the design of the new t-shirt included in the Stars range, which is of the outline artwork of Pikachu with Cosmog. You can view all the products in high quality by visiting the areas updated on the site. Don't forget you can preorder any of these products via Sunyshore, all of which are released tomorrow in Japan!
Pokémon Banpresto official update with release date - 19/05/2017
Entry 07:00am. Upcoming Catalogue 07:02am. Note 07:10am - 19/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Pokémon Banpresto prizes for June have now been officially revealed. The three secrets from the movie 20 campaign have been revealed as Lucario, Piplup and Luxray plush. The Kororin grass type plush range have also been revealed, which feature Bulbasaur, Treecko, Turtwig, and Chikorita as our leaks stated previously.
Note : The first wave of Movie 20 Ash Cap Pikachu Banpresto plush have also been revealed, with release dates added to our upcoming section of the site. Also, the Movie 20 section database is now fully updated.
Pokémon September Banpresto prize plush scans leaked + 8 new Kororin plush + Pikachu Mania / Dittochu + Team Rocket Anime series plush - 18/05/2017
Entry 08:45am. Database Edit 08:50am. Upcoming Catalogue 09:02am - 18/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next Pokémon scan leaks have started to be added to the site, and we can now exclusively reveal that 4 lots of Banpresto Kororin plush will be released this September. The first set as seen above will be made up of Dragon-types and features Axew, Garchomp, and Hydreigon 12cm edition plush. A larger Kororin Dragonite and Snorlax will also be made available in Japanese prize machines, with another smaller set coming featuring Psyduck, Slowpoke and Munchlax.
A new Team Rocket set of 12cm plush will also release featuring Bewear, Mimikyu and Meowth in reference to the Sun and Moon anime series. Cosmog, Rowlet and Mimikyu anime plush have also been revealed for production. More Pikachu mania plush have also been added to the catalogue database, which are now available to view in full.
Pokémon Sun and Moon series plush pase cases leaked - 18/05/2017
Entry 18:45pm - 18/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next Pokémon face pass cases have now leaked. Inside this set will be Pikachu, Rowlet, Mimikyu and Bewear which should be released in Japan around July time. Each pass case measures at approximately H107mm x W110mm x D20mm with the back leaving space to carry bus or train passes, or even credit cards! If any more pass cases are announced in this series we will of course update our database as always, so be sure to keep checking back as more information comes!
New products released at U.S Pokémon Center online - 17/05/2017
Entry 20:00pm - 17/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The Pokémon Center U.S Online store has now added the latest Ditto Transform wave of plush. This series includes Snorlax, Magnemite, Koffing, Gloom and Jigglypuff which were only released less than 2 months ago in Japan. Also released are new Tote bags to older lines of Alola Raichu and Floral Flight. Here is a list of the products added today : (Orders Online here) :
Next Pokémon added to Build-A-Bear releases confirmed as Squirtle - 16/05/2017
Entry 22:20pm - 16/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Following our leak from last months snippet flyer from Build-A-Bear, the confirmation has now come that Squirtle will indeed be released on (Thursday) June 1st, 2017. You can buy just the Squirtle bear individually for $28, while the "deluxe edition" will go on sale for $60. You can also buy an Ultra Ball Hoodie separately for $10.50. The online exclusive "deluxe edition" will have the following (UK Pricing to be confirmed) :
Note : The sound chip and the rain coat are both only available as part of Build-A-Bear's online exclusive set. More to follow.
Pokémon SM3 TCG products added to database + Marshadow Deck sleeves and Box + Necrozma File - 16/05/2017
Entry 11:45pm. Database Edit 11:55pm - 16/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Following yesterdays Pokémon official Japanese update showcasing the new Ho-oh and Necrozma GX cards, as well as the first information on the sets of SM3H and SM3N - brand new products have now been added and scheduled for release on the same day as the SM3 launch. 5 brand new TCG sleeve designs will be available, which include Mimikyu, Lana with Wishiwashi, Alola Friends and more! Also included is Marshadow and Ho-oh deck box and Necrozma TCG collectors file. (See more info here).
Pokémon SM3 Officially revealed with images - 15/05/2017
Entry 05:20am. Database Edit 05:30am - 15/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Following the recent leak from CoroCoro, the new Pokémon Ho-oh and Necrozma GX cards has now been fully revealed, along with the confirmed release date of (Friday) June 16th, for both sets of SM3H and SM3N. It is stated in the boxes of 30 packs, you're guaranteed at least a SR (inside the 1st edition boxes) or potentially more. The official pack artwork and box images have now been added to the site database.
Pokémon Center Japanese online store best sellers list across weekend - 15/05/2017
Entry 00:05am - 15/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
As expected, the release of the new Eevee Dolls and Colorful merchandise lines over the weekend have dominated the best sellers list at the online Japanese Pokémon Center store, which subsequently crashed when the lines became available at 10am JST local time. The list is dominated by the Dolls releases, remarkably with all 9 plush releases making the top 10 list. Sylveon plush made best selling plush, as well as best selling mascot coming in at number 10 best selling doll. Sylveon also topped the stationary best seller as the A4 clearfile design was most popular. Interestingly however, Sylveon made number 2 best seller in the TCG section of the Leather Deck box, which was beaten by Eevee at number one. Here is the full list of best selling plush this weekend :
Pokémon Center to release life-size to scale Eevee and Eeveelution Official plush + GRAPHIX + LineArt Updates - 13/05/2017
Entry 06:20am. Upcoming Catalogue 14:00pm. Created GRAPHIX page 15:00pm. LineArt page 15:15pm - 13/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next life-size Pokémon Center plush have now started to get advertised across Japan. Get ready for to-scale Eevee and Eeveelution plush. The full information will be available on (Saturday) June 2nd, 2017. Eevee plush is advertised at 3,240円, while the Eeveelutions are 21,600円 each. No images of the products have been given as an indication on the advertisement posters, however, be sure to check back on that date, as we will provide more information then!
Note : The plush will go live at 10am via the online Japanese Pokémon Center on (Saturday) June 10th, and close on (Monday) July 31st at 23:59pm. That's a total of 176,040円 ($1550 / £1200) for the entire plush collection!
Also, following a hectic 24 hour period on the website, the full lines of GRAPHIX goods featuring NEW ERA caps and shirts as well as a new Pokémon Center line known as LineArt have also gone live on the website. Sunyshore are currently taking preorders for these goods also. You can view these lines in the following pages via the Merchandise Lines section of the site.
77 High quality images have now been added to the site for the Eeveelution dolls and colorful products. After many hours of down time on the online JP Center, normality had returned a few hours due to popularity and demand of the huge line of releases. Our database is now fully upto date with all the required information, and we hope you find this helpful!
Pokémon Daisuki images for Eevee Dolls campaign revealed + Colorful merchandise campaign - 12/05/2017
Entry 04:20am. Database Edit 16:30pm - 12/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The highly anticipated Pokémon Center merchandise released tomorrow is none other than the Eeveelution Dolls series, along with the Colorful merchandise campaign. New Daisuki official images have now been added to our dedicated Eevee Dolls page section, which also include the release of mascot plush of Rowlet, Litten and Popplio. The dolls sizes and specifications are available to view in that section, along with close up images of Eevee dolls and more.
The Colorful campaign features pins, hats, hoodies, t-shirts and more, so definitely be sure to check that out! You can preorder any of these items from our trusted partnered Japanese store at Sunyshore. These campaigns release in Japan tomorrow, so keep checking back as we bring you news of best sellers and other information on releases.
Pokémon Center Sun and Moon plush wave 8 + New SM plush mascots - 12/05/2017
Entry 06:00am. Database update 06:35am - 12/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next wave of official Pokémon Center Sun and Moon plush are set to be released. Pyukumuku, Bounsweet and the already revealed Cosmog plush will be sold for 1,500円 each, which are set for release on (Saturday) 20th of May, 2017. They are currently available for Worldwide preorder via our partners at Sunyshore.
Also, released on the same day will be the next wave of Sun and Moon mascot plush of Alolan Vulpix, Rockruff, Togedemaru and Cosmog, which will each be sold for RRP of 1,000円 (excluding tax) which are also available to preorder via Sunyshore!
Pokémon Sun and Moon SM3 TCG GX cards leaked in CoroCoro - 12/05/2017
Entry 08:35am - 12/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The June issue of CoroCoro comic has revealed the GX cards for both Ho-oh and Necrozma. The scan has also revealed that Marshadow will appear in SM3s booster pack artwork, revealing that Marshadow-GX will appear in this TCG series. Charizard-GX will also feature in Ho-Oh’s set, as the pack artwork indicates upon close inspection.
The high quality scan leak shows artwork of both Ho-oh and Necrozma, which will probably revealed in full quality when the set is officially announced via the official Japanese website. (See SM3 information here)
Pokémon M20 Plastic Model Collection Ho-oh & Charizard & Satoshi Pikachu revealed + Pikachu Action figure - 11/05/2017
Entry 18:50pm - 11/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Pokémon merchandise for the upcoming movie has been coming thick and fast of late, and even more will be released in July. These figurine exclusives will be released by BANDAI, and will be released in Japan on (Monday) July 31st, 2017 to tie in with the release of 'Pokémon, I Choose You!' and features Ho-oh, Charizard and Ash Cap M20 Pikachu sold as a figure set. This set is to be sold for around 2,052 yen for the set. Be sure to keep checking back as more and more M20 merchandise gets added!
Along with this release, BANDAI will also release a Plastic Model Collection 41 Select Series Pikachu figurine, which will be released on the same day as the M20 collection. The action figure will be sold for 821 yen. Here is the example images for movement of figurine (Arm Movement of Pikachu, Tail Movement of Pikachu).
Generation 2 and 5 products releases at U.S Pokémon Center online + Ditto Pokémon Pins added - 10/05/2017
Entry 20:00pm - 10/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The Pokémon Center U.S Online store has now added the latest Gold and Silver plush releases from Japan. They include the Johto starters, Umbreon, Espeon and Slowking. Also listed is new Gen 5 pins of the evolution starter lines. And brand new exclusive Ditto transform pins have been released for the first time. Here is a list of the products added today : (Orders Online here) :
New Pokémon and Wicked Cool Toys collaboration to begin in Summer of 2018 - 08/05/2017
Entry 18:30pm - 08/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
It has been confirmed that the Pokémon Company International has appointed Wicked Cool Toys as master toy licensee for the globally popular Pokémon brand, starting in July 2018. Wicked Cool Toys will have the rights to manufacture and market action figures, play sets, plush, roleplay items, and other toys based on the hit Pokémon animated series in worldwide markets, excluding regions in Asia where the brand is managed by The Pokémon Company International’s parent organization, The Pokémon Company.
The Pokémon Company International also announced it has become a strategic investor in Wicked Cool Toys and will have a seat on the toy company’s board of directors. This new partnership will allow for enhanced collaboration in the development of Pokémon toys with the growing toy company. The investment in Wicked Cool Toys is in line with the strategic partnership approach The Pokémon Company International engaged in with Niantic Inc., the developers and publishers of Pokémon GO.
The development of Pokémon toys from Wicked Cool Toys will begin immediately, with the first products expected to arrive at retail locations in fall 2018.
New Pokémon Takara Tomy figures for Movie 20 leaked - 08/05/2017
Entry 12:50pm. Release note 21:14pm - 08/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next batch of Pokémon Figures by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S will be released next month! This set will feature an Pikachu Ash Cap Movie 20 edition, Ho-oh, Midnight Lycanroc and Incineroar. No exact release date or product information has been made public, however we will of course update once the infomation becomes available. Note : It has now been revealed that the figure batch will be sold in boxes of ten with a RRP of approximately ¥4,104. The figures will be sold in Candy boxes and will release mid-June time exclusive to Japan.
Pokémon EIEVUI + Flowers Ichiban Kuji line first image leaked - 06/05/2017
Entry 18:22pm. See Artwork for Kuji 18:23pm - 06/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Following last months Upcoming Catalogue update, Banpresto released a teaser image for a new upcoming Ichiban Kuji line. However, we can now reveal the first image featuring the prizes as follows. The entire lotto prize line is based around Eevee, its Eeveelutions and flowers as the key theme. As usual the entry to play the Kuji is 620 yen each. The Japanese exclusive prize line is set to start on (Saturday) August 12th, 2017. The full line to be released is below :
Tapu Koko Plush + TCG Guardians Rising products releases at U.S Pokémon Center online - 05/05/2017
Entry 15:00pm - 05/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Following Wednesdays Pokémon Center report, the latest advert image for the Pokémon Center plush editions of Alolan Vulpix, Ninetales, Sandshrew have been added along with Fomantis. Also, to coincide with todays huge TCG release sees the Tapu Koko 12 inch plush make its debut outside of Japan and Korea. Here is a list of the products added today (Orders Online here) :
Pokémon Takara Tomy Arts figures for Movie 20 leaked - 04/05/2017
Entry 18:50pm - 04/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next Candy Toy Figures for Pokémon by Takara Tomy arts will be released this July. In the sets of candy boxes, you get 5 figurines inside 5 variety of Pokéballs. Inside this set will feature two Pikachu Ash Cap Movie 20 poses, Ho-oh, Lucario, Piplup, Midnight Lycanroc and Incineroar. Most interestingly Raikou, Suicune and Entei also feature in the series, the first hint that they may appear in the movie! Keep checking back to see the figurine collection get revealed with high quality images!
Paired Pikachu Celebrations Sweetheart version + Alolan Form plush releases at U.S Pokémon Center online - 03/05/2017
Entry 18:00pm. Added batch 19:30pm - 03/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Following our Pokémon Center reports over the past 12 months, the latest edition of Valentines Pikachu monthly duo have now been added to the U.S online Center. This 11th edition follows the release in Japan from 2016, and only leaves the Meowth new years crossover duo to be added. Most likely will be released next month! (Orders Online here) Alolan Vulpix has also been added to the online center! With no official mini line to promote the plush release, stay tuned if a line does get released in future! Note : Alolan Ninetales and Sandshrew were added one hour later, with Fomantis plush also. The TCG Legendary Gold and Silver pin sets with 3 boosters have also been added to the online Center.
Note : The Pokemon Center plush additions have also been added to ToyWiz. Alolan Ninetales sold out within 2 hours of availability.
Re-ment Pokémon Terrarium Collection Figurine 6 editions to be released - 03/05/2017
Entry 09:50am - 03/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
Pokémon Terrarium type figures inside acrylic cases will be released in Japan mid-August time. The containers have a diameter of approx. 6.5 cm and can stand on their own. The Re-ment candy toy boxes will be sold for 4,860 yen each box of 6, and features Pikachu, Lapras, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Dragonair and Eevee. The image above gives an indication of how the product will look, although may differ on final production. Keep checking back to see the figurine collection get revealed!
August Bandai Pokémon Gachapon leaks Rowlet Sun and Moon anime PVC key chain expressions - 02/05/2017
Entry 09:50am - 02/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
As we are now in the month of May, we can expect to see more scans for August and September merchandise lines in Japan for Pokémon. With this, reveals should start surfacing over the coming weeks for Movie 20 'Pokémon, I Choose You!', which could potentially feature the first ever Marshadow merchandise. Be sure to keep an extra eye out this month!
Now lets get into what we have so far for August. Brand new Rowlet Sun and Moon Anime designed PVC Keychains will be released in August by Bandai. These 30mm gachapon figures will be focussed on anime expressions from the new series, and be available for 200 yen each.
August Bandai Pokémon Gachapon campaigns leaked - 02/05/2017
Scans 09:01am - 02/05/2017 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)
The next batch of Bandai Pokémon acrylic keychains will be available in Japan this August too. The next series features Pikachu, Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, Ditto, Psyduck, Clefairy and Dratini which will be available as gachapon for 300 yen each. This set will fall into the Sun and Moon series, and official production scans are set to be added at a later date.
Finally, our catalogue update wouldn't be complete without new stress Pokéballs! This 8 piece gachapon series ties in with the latest Movie 20 promotion. This features Ash Pikachus Lightning Pokéball, a regular Pokéball, Great Ball, Ultra, Master, and Premier ball, as well as Voltorb and Electrode for comedy value. This series by Bandai will also release in August for 200 yen per gachapon. (See Hi-Rez scan of Pokéball Movie series).
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