December 2016

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Sun Moon Tomy Arts Figurines

Pokémon Takara Tomy Arts Alolan Form figures leaked - 30/12/2016

Entry 00:08am - 30/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

We can now reveal a brand new batch of Pokémon Sun & Moon figurines for the first time. In this series by Takara Tomy Arts, each capsule will be available for 300円 in Japan. The figurine series confirms that Alolan Exeggutor and Dugtrio merchandise is currently in production. The set of 6 figurines will be released in April, 2017 and is exclusive to Japan to this point. Here is the list of the reveal with figurine sizes (See more Sun & Moon Merchandise) :

 

  • 37mm Alolan Raichu
  • 33mm Alolan Vulpix
  • 47mm Alolan Ninetales
  • 34mm Alolan Dugtrio
  • 40mm Alolan Marowak
  • 100mm Alolan Exeggutor
Best Seller No.1
Best Seller No.2
Best Seller No.3
Best Seller No.4

Japanese Pokémon Center online plush Christmas top sellers - 28/12/2016

Entry 01:30am - 28/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Following the busy holiday period of merchandise releases in Japan, which included the Gold & Silver plush batch and the latest batch "3" of Pokémon Sun & Moon plush, we can now see a fair reflection of what was the most popular character amongst fans. Obviously, Mimikyu sold out within minutes once it went live on the Japanese online Center website, as well as selling out at physical stores, absolutely stormed in sales leading to plush being sold for 2-4 times the regular asking price of 1,620円. Bewear was also a huge success in terms of release, and both were swiftly restocked the following day, however due to demand many stores did in fact sell out once again. Of the Gold and Silver plush range, Umbreon was the standout release online, which came in a honourable 4th best seller slot, only threatened by Espeon down in 7th place, and Cyndaquil in 9th. Here is a list of top 10 best sellers over the Christmas weekend :

 

  • 1. Mimikyu Pokémon Center Plush
  • 2. Bewear Pokémon Center Plush
  • 3. Standard Litten Pokémon Center Plush
  • 4. Umbreon Pokémon Center Plush
  • 5. Alolan Raichu Pokémon Center Plush
  • 6. Standard Popplio Pokémon Center Plush
  • 7. Espeon Pokémon Center Plush
  • 8. Alolan Marowak Pokémon Center Plush
  • 9. Cyndaquil Pokémon Center Plush
  • 10. Lapras Pokémon Center Plush
Mocchi Mocchi Batch 2

New Pokémon Mocchi Mocchi plush "Batch 2" coming next year - 28/12/2016

Entry 02:08am - 28/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The next Pokémon Mocchi Mocchi plush batch will feature Snorlax, Jigglypuff and Gengar, which will all be released February, 2017. These exclusive plush in Japan will be available for 2,990円 each. This series follows the original release of Mocchi-Mocchi Pikachu M 45cm plush, as well as Eevee and Pikachu 27cm face cushions which were released in October.

PC Mimikyu Plush
PC Bewear Plush

Japanese Pokémon Center online plush update - 23/12/2016

Entry 04:30am. Bewear note 13:00pm - 23/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The latest batch "3" of Pokémon Sun & Moon plush have now released in Japan. However, the outstanding release today has been the soaring popularity of Mimikyu plush sales. The standard plush (26×26×14:cm / 59.7g) is the first official release of Mimikyu in plush form, and sold out within 20 minutes of the opening of online Japanese Center preorders, which cost 1,620円 each plush. Many reports across Japanese Centers have also reported an extremely low stock or out of stock count, so those that have missed the opportunity will probably have to pay more when it is restocked. This is similar to the Lillie TCG sleeve situation, which resulted in a price bump due to the ridiculous demand of the sleeves. More news to follow.

 

Note : Bewear is now sold out at the online Japanese Center, with many reports of low or no stock at Centers across Japan.

PC Lucky Bags with S/M Mascot

New Pokémon Sun & Moon New Year Lucky Bags announced - 22/12/2016

Entry 22:00pm - 22/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The next Pokémon Sun & Moon New Year lucky bags have been announced. Each lucky bag will cost 3,704円 at each Center before tax. These will go on sale on (Sunday) January 1st, 2017 at Mega Tokyo, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Skytree, as well as every Pokémon Store across Japan. Sapporo, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka Pokémon Centers will begin the campaign the following day on (Monday) January 2nd, 2017.

 

Note: Each bag guarantees a Alola starter mascot plush and mug, however is randomly packaged. See production images :

 

Official 'Lucky Bag' Bag / Rowlet Mascot & Mug / Litten Mascot & Mug / Popplio Mascot & Mug

Pokéball PC Merchandise Campaign

Pokéball Official campaign announced - 22/12/2016

Entry 22:00pm - 22/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A full Pokémon Center merchandise line dedicated to Pokéball designs will be released in Japan on (Saturday) January 7th, 2017. Much of this line will feature the standard pass case, bowl, cushion as well as many unique products, such as shoulder bag, tie, tiepin and much more. Here is a list of what to expect from this release :

 

Sun & Moon Plush Batch

New Pokémon Sun & Moon plush "Batch 4" coming next year - 22/12/2016

Entry 05:08am - 22/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The next Pokémon Sun & Moon plush batch will feature Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Ninetales and Fomantis, which will all be released (Saturday) January 14th, 2017. The Centers in Japan will set a 1,500円 RRP for Sandshrew and Fomantis, while the larger Ninetales will be available for 2,000円.

Alolan & Standard Vulpix Plush

New Pokémon Center Vulpix Campaign to celebrate Sapporo reopening (Part 2) - 22/12/2016

Entry 05:12am - 22/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Also, early next month will see the nationwide Japanese release of the Vulpix campaign, which will feature pins, plush crossovers as well as large size ponchos akin to Mega Tokyo release. Released (Wednesday) February 1st, 2017 will be new Alolan Vulpix and Standard Vulpix plush (2,000円 each), as well as Alolan Vulpix poncho and Standard poncho (4,800円 each). See more merchandise scheduled here :

 

  • Metal Charm set - 600円
  • Pin Set - 630円
  • A4 Clear file set - 500円
  • Sticker set - 500円
  • Golden sticker - 900円
  • TCG Vulpix special Pokémon Center box - 1,800円
Alola Friends Merchandise

New Pokémon Merchandise line announced "ALOLA FRIENDS" - 21/12/2016

Entry 04:02am - 21/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The Official Pokémon Japanese website has just confirmed that a brand new line will be released this Friday (23rd of December, 2016.) This line will be known as Alola friends and features Togedemaru, Bounsweet, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Exeggutor and more (See Official Artwork). The line will have a special storage basket bag, mini tissue box, towels, mug, plate, bowl and more. Here is the a high quality gallery of what will be released, and of course the price list of the RRP of Center and store prices in Japan :

 

Official Movie 2017 Artwork

New Pokémon Movie announced for 2017. Titled "Pokémon, I Choose You" - 15/12/2016

Entry 01:28am - 15/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A brand new Pokémon movie will be released next year, and is given the title Pokémon. I Choose You (ポケットモンスター キミにきめた! ). It will officially be released in Japan on (Saturday) July 15th, 2017. The official trailer is now available in HD and features Ash and Pikachu based in the Kanto region, in Pallet Town. Ho-oh also features in the official movie artwork/poster.

Gym Badges of Johto Collection

New Pokémon Gym Badges of Johto Collection to be released in Japan - 15/12/2016

Entry 10:00am - 15/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A brand new Pokémon Johto Gym badge collection will be released to the follow up to the Kanto collection from earlier this year. Preorders for this high quality collection will open (Friday) December 23rd, 2016 at 10:00am JST and close (Sunday) January 29th, 2017 at 23:59pm. This framed piece will be available for 19,440円.

 

Note : Official confirmation of the 11th Monthly Pikachu duo plush to be released January 7th, 2017. (Ref Upcoming Section).

Evil Teams Part 2 Figurines

Pokémon Center Daisuki Gallery updates 'Evil Teams with Team Skull' - 14/12/2016

Update notes 05:00am - 14/12/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

As reported previously, the New Evil Team merchandise will be released on December 17th, and feature the latest villains from Sun & Moon, Team Skull. The Evil Pikachu plush will be available across Japanese Centers for 2,000円 each, while the cheaper alternative Mascot Plush will be available for 1,200円. However, we now have a better idea of what will be released with the new image batch showcasing new figurines (300円 each) which will be available January 1st, 2017. Also, a close up look of the Entire Collection of new goods. Here is a look at what will be available later this month in this range :

 

HAPPY BEACH TIME KUJI

Pokémon Kuji 'Pikachu & Friends' Happy Beach Time prizes - 13/12/2016

Entry 10:20am - 13/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The upcoming prizes for the Pokémon 'Pikachu and Friends' Happy Beach Time Ichiban Kuji were announced a few weeks ago, however, we now have a low resolution image to give us a better idea of what Pokémon will feature in this series. As usual, each prize distribution will be 620円 per go, and have a rubber ring beach theme aesthetic. The pair of Pikachu plush will wear a Slowpoke and Snorlax rubber ring, while interestingly Mimikyu will appear as a mascot plush, along with Alolan Vulpix and Pikachu. (See Low-Resolution scan) prize list as follows :

 

  • Prize A : Beach bath towel
  • Prize B : Pikachu with tote bag
  • Prize C : Rubber ring plush
  • Prize D : Pikachu shave ice pouch
  • Prize E : Cocktail glass
  • Prize F : Note & sticker collection
  • Prize G : Towel
  • Prize H : Plush mascots (Mimikyu, Alolan Vulpix, Pikachu)
  • Prize I : Keychain collection
  • Last Chance : Art cushion
  • Double Chance : Pikachu Snorlax/Slowpoke rubber ring plush set
Sun & Moon PC Plush

New Pokémon Center Sun & Moon plush to be released - 09/12/2016

Entry 06:00am - 09/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon plush will be released by the Company via Centers across Japan on (Friday) December 23rd, 2016. This set of official plush features Mimikyu, Bewear, as well as the first official releases of Alolan Marowak, Raichu and Meowth. Each plush will be sold for 1,500円 RRP and will be hugely popular, so we recommend preorders from our partners at Sunyshore. (Worldwide orders here)

Gold & Silver plush batch

New Pokémon Center Gold & Silver plush to be released - 09/12/2016

Entry 06:00am - 09/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon Gold and Silver plush will be released by the Company via Centers across Japan on (Friday) December 23rd, 2016. This set of official plush features Johto starters, as well as the new official releases of Espeon, Umbreon, and Slowking. Each plush will be sold for 1,500円 RRP. (Worldwide orders here)

Sun Moon Pokédolls

New Pokémon Center Sun & Moon Pokédolls (Part 1) to be released - 09/12/2016

Entry 06:30am - 09/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokédolls have also been scheduled to be released by the Company via Centers across Japan on (Saturday) January 14th, 2017 [Note : Presale will take place at Skytree Center on (Sunday) 1st of January, 2017.] This set of official plush features Rowlet, Litten, Popplio. Each doll plush will be sold for 1,200円 RRP. (Worldwide orders here).

 

15/12/2016 Note : Pikachu, Bewear, Rockruff, Ditto, Alola Vulpix and Alola Raichu dolls were announced prematurely. They will be officially announced at a later date, according to the Pokémon Company. Please await for further information!

BAB Charmander

New Pokémon Charmander plush added to Build-A-Bear - 06/12/2016

Entry 16:00pm - 06/12/2016. Note : 12:00pm - 07/12/2016 (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Following the Build-A-Bear additions of Pikachu and most recently Eevee, the company has now introduced Charmander to its series. The online exclusive is now available in the UK for £44.00 ($61.00 in U.S), while the stores should have them stocked by this Thursday. We are currently awaiting word on release dates in the U.S also (Now confirmed for Thursday 07/12 release).. Summary "Charmander, I choose you! This online-only bundle is an absolute must-have for any Pokémon trainer. With exclusive outfits and sounds, this complete set is the perfect way to make sure Charmander is ready for the adventures ahead!" - (UK Online orders here / U.S Online orders here)

Price includes:

Charmander

Charmander Sound

Great Ball Hoodie

Lucario Hoodie

Build-A-Bear Workshop exclusive Pokémon TCG card

Rerelease PC Plush

New Pokémon Center plush rereleases to be given redesigns in Japan - 02/12/2016

Entry 19:00am - 02/12/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Following the mysterious rerelease of Pokémon Center Pikachu Pokédolls in Japan, it has been revealed that a number of plush released since 2014 will be redesigned and rereleased tomorrow (3rd of December, 2016) in Japan. It is unknown why these plush will be rereleased, however all we can say is that each plush will be available for purchase at Pokémon Centers for the available prices across Japan (Prices based on Amazon Japan, will differ from Centers prices) :

 

  • Pokémon Center Official Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon plush - 1,296円 each
  • Pokémon Center Official Vulpix plush - 1,296
  • Pokémon Center Official Psyduck plush - 1,296円
  • Pokémon Center Official Gengar plush - 1,296円
  • Pokémon Center Official Dragonair plush - 2,160円
  • Pokémon Center Official Dragonite plush - 2,160円
  • Pokémon Center Official Ninetales plush - 2,160円
  • Pokémon Center Official Lapras plush - 2,160円
  • Pokémon Center Official Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise plush - 2,160円 each
TOMY Meloetta Plush
Aria Meloetta Poké Doll
Pirouette Meloetta Poké Doll

New Pokémon Meloetta PC & TOMY 20th anniversary merchandise released this month - 01/12/2016

Entry 10:43am - 01/12/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The Meloetta merchandise is to soon be available for purchase in North America via the official Toys R Us website. This range of merchandise follows the previous Mythical distributions, including the TOMY figurine. Also, this month features a Tomy Plush, and TCG Mythical collection box and will be the last rolling month. The Meloetta event is to be available globally, and is available to claim via a distribution retailer (See events section). Two doll plush have also been made available on the online U.S Center website.

 

  • U.S & UK Toys R Us - Pokémon 20th Anniversary Meloetta Plush - $16.99/£19.99
  • U.S & UK Toys R Us - Pokémon 20th Anniversary Meloetta Figruine - $14.99/£12.99
  • Meloetta Poké Doll (Standard Size) - Aria 6.5" or Pirouette 7" - $12.99 each
  • PC Online - Pokémon TCG: Mythical Pokémon Collection—Meloetta - $12.99
Evil Teams Part 2

Pokémon Center updates Evil Teams with Team Skull - 01/12/2016

Update notes 06:30am - 01/12/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Evil Team merchandise will be released on December 17th, and feature the latest villains from Sun & Moon, Team Skull. The Pikachu plush will be available across Japanese Centers for 2,000円, while the cheaper alternative mascot will be available for 1,200円. Here is a look at what will be available later this month in this range :

 

Fashion From Alola

Pokémon Center 'Fashion from Alola' merchandise revealed - 01/12/2016

Update notes 06:40am - 01/12/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A new range of merchandise is to be released on December 17th, and is to feature new clothing from the games Sun & Moon. T shirt collections designs A & B will be sold for 1,800円 per shirt in each collection. The first collection (A) will be of surfing Pikachu design along with Luvdisc design and 5 other designs. While collection B will be of Alolan Exeggutor, and Alolan Marowak with 5 other designs, available for the same price, each shirt is blind packaged however. Included in this range is as follows :

 

 

Please note : T-shirt collections A & B to have 7 designs (14 in total) and will be sold at random in packets.

Starter Evolution Artwork

Pokémon Center 'Alola Starter Evolutions Z-Power' merchandise revealed - 01/12/2016

Update notes 07:00am - 01/12/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Also to be released December 17th, brand new merchandise featuring the new Alola starter evolutions, Decidueye, Incineroar and Primarina. Although within this range there is no plush, we do expect the reveal of plush to come very soon, so be sure to stay tuned for any update. Here is what to expect from the latest Center merchandise from this range :

 

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