Near Tokyo’s Nihonbashi station, there is the home of the permanent Pokémon Café. You can book your table and time slot one month in advance, which I highly recommend. It is super popular and always booked out.
In this video I also show you around its neighbouring Pokémon Center DX, some Pokémon Donuts, as well as the scariest Eevee sheet mask, I’ve ever encountered!
It has been quite a long time, since there was a Pokémon post published on Komonogatari, but as my collection is growing, I have to choose wisely. Especially, when it comes to Pikachu. I might do a plush collection one day, but it will probably take ages to do. When comparing pictures with past Pikachu pair plushes, it is easy to see how this new pair, released right before Valentine’s Day, is different to past designs and why I (spoiler!) highly recommend it to be added to your collection as well or, if you aren’t into Pokémon plush yet, to start your collection in general! Even the artwork on the tag is uber adorable! Continue reading Pokémon Center Plush: Pikachu’s Sweet Treats Pair Plush
Little figures, which are able to sit on the edge of your glasses to keep you company, are no new concept for Japanese blind boxes or gashapon. In the past years, I have already picked up various cuties, for example from Sailor Moon or One Piece. Now in 2017 these kinds of figures are more available than ever under the collective brand name Putitto. They have licenses with Disney, Pokémon, SAN-X and many, many more. Their figures are mainly sold in blind boxes, but I also found some in gashapon machines.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
There are lots of Disney Putitto series around (Toy Story, Disney Princesses, Classic Disney Scenes, etc.) and they looked mostly very well made and beautiful. My only beef with some of them were the wonky faces of the human characters, especially those of the Disney princesses! Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite, if not my favorite Disney movie of all time! After already having invested a fair share of my shopping budget on Alice goods, my resistance towards these blind boxes proved to be futile, when I caved near the end of my trip and bought three boxes. I got super lucky and did not get Alice or the Mad Hatter, but my favorites: Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit and the Baby Oysters.
My most anticipated Pokémon Center release is their yearly Halloween collection. This year’s collection had the simple name Halloween Time and I really loved to see it in person, since it was brand new at the beginning of September. Being the Pokémon fan that I am, I also managed to get some lovely merchandise from previous collections.
Halloween Time Plush
I have a lot of Pikachu plushies and try to stay clear of them for most of the time. Along came this kawaii trick-or-treater in a ghost costume. What I love the most about him, is the fact that he is sticking out his tongue, a feature I had not seen before on a Pikachu plush. And his tongue is even shiny, as are the pink cheeks on his costume’s face. Speaking of his costume: It is out of thin white polyester with a satiny sheen and wrinkles easily. It has a hole in the back for Pikachu’s tail, which is sewn onto his back. The face on the costume’s front has a blue and a green felt button for eyes, while the rest is stitched on. Lifting his costume, you will see shiny pumpkin-themed pants out of velvet with lots of ruffles. They are sewn to his belly. But one of my most favorite things ever, is Pikachu’s plushy Jack-o’-lantern basket with some yummy treats out of felt inside. I feel so lucky to have him! 😀
The second plush I want to show you, is one of a handful of mascot plush keychains that were released as well. It is my first Popplio plush ever and even my first plush of the new starters from the Sun and Moon generation. The feature I could not help, but fall in love with, is his adorable Jack-o’-lantern out of felt as the tip of his nose. He is also wearing a special velvet Halloween cape, which reminds me of Pikachu’s pants. Isn’t this Popplio just super special?! Continue reading My (Halloween) Pokémon Center Haul 2017
A few weeks ago the Pokémon Center released their Dessert Plate collection, which featured a lot of super cute artwork and also a series of blind boxes. There are 8 different small figures of plastic dishes in Pokémon designs. First of all: How adorable is the outside of these boxes alone, not even speaking of what’s inside yet?! I really would have loved to get the whole set, but am at least able to show you three different figures today. Continue reading Blind Boxes: Pokémon Dessert Plate
I am always in trouble, when the Pokémon Center announces any releases related to the nine eeveelutions. So it was kind of a shock, when I read their announcement of their big event, which would bring back merchandise for all nine cuties at once. The main pieces of merchandise was the release of the new Pokémon Dolls, which I already own an Alolan Vulpix of. Deciding was pretty hard, but since I love pink and baby blue, Sylveon was basically a sealed deal from the beginning. Since a lot of past Leafeon releases looked kind of derpy, I was blown away by its cuteness and so these sweet creatures became part of my Poké-posse! 🙂
Welcome to PIKACHU room! is a Re-ment set that came out in late 2016 and generally consists out of eight blind boxes. I bought the whole set, which comes in a sealed box that promises to contain the complete set and no doubles. Every set consists out of several items that are Pokémon-themed and a leaflet that explains each item in Japanese. At the very back of the leaflet, there is always at least one bonus item to cut out of and add to your set. Now please let me share everything with you!
The Pokémon Center plushies from Japan are by far my favorite Pokémon plush releases. The detail that goes into designing most collections is amazing and I am also content with the quality. In general the Pokémon plushies from Japan are much nicer than those you can buy in Europe. Almost every week, sometimes even on several days, are new collections available in the physical Pokémon Centers or online. It can get quite overwhelming, but it helps, when you keep your focus mainly on your favorites.
That being said, last year a new Pokémon generation in the form of games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon was released and with this release a new favorite of mine: Alolan Vulpix, the snow white version of the original red cutiepie-fox! Since then I try to be up to date, when it comes to Alolan Vulpix releases and started a new collection. The latest release is this Pokémon Doll, which reinterprets Pokémon in a cute chibi-form. Continue reading Pokémon Center Plush: Alolan Vulpix Pokémon Doll & Collection