Pokemon Center Pikachu Night Parade Figures Released In Japan

The Pokemon Centers in Japan released the 3rd series of Pikachu limited edition figures today. This time the series is called “Pikachu Night Parade“.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Pokemon Center Pikachu figures, they are small figures that are only sold at the Pokemon Centers in Japan. Each box comes with one random figure. There are 10 different figures in the series.

Let me introduce all 10 figures in the series…..

Figure #1 (Star)

Figure #2 (Pajamas)

Figure #3 (The First Star)

Figure#4 (HotMilk)

Figure #5 (Mareep)

Figure#6 (Lights)

Figure#7 (Goodnight Eevee)

Figure#8 (Goodnight Pikachu)

Figure#9 (Candle)

Figure#10 (Jirachi)

Each figure stands about 1.5″ (4cm) tall and comes on a base. You can line up the figures in a row by lining up the bases.

This is the 3rd series. the first series was called “Pikachu Parade” and the 2nd series was called “Pikachu Seaside”. The previous 2 series are out of production, but you can still find them in limited quantity on Pokevault.

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Mewtwo & Mew Campaign Merchandise Released in Japan

The Mewtwo & Mew campaign was officially released today in Japan. This is our first look at some of the new merchandise from the new movie “Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution” that will be hitting the movie theaters in Japan, in mid July, 2019.

There is lots of cool new merchandise featuring Mewtwo and Mew. There is a lifesize Mew plush toy, large Mewtwo poseable plush toy,  iPhone covers (3 types), cup, stickers, drawstring bag, file folders (2 types),  towels, bags, tshirt and more……

these items are very limited and will be long sold out before the Pokemon movie hits the theaters, but you can still get them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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Flying With Latias & Latios Campaign Goods

The Flying With Latias & Latios Campaign goods were officially released today at the Pokemon Centers in Japan. The campaign features mostly Latias, Latios & Pikachu in a variety of merchandise.

Here is a list of all the merchandise released:

Latias Plush Toy
Latios Plush Toy
Latias Plush Mascot
Latios Plush Mascot
Latias Hand Towel
Latios Hand Towel
Latias & Latios Mini Bath Towel
Latias & Latios File Folder (2 Versions)
Latias & Latios Mirror
Latias & Latios 3D Stickers
Latias & Latios iPhone 6/6s/7/8 Cover
Latias & Latios Spiral Notebook
Latias Cup
Latios Cup
and MORE…..

These items were very popular in Japan. They were released on the last weekend of Japanese Spring Break, so they are sure to sell out soon. You can of course buy them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.




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Pokemon Cable Bites Vol. 3 & 4 Released In Japan

Pokemon “Sleeping on the Cable” cable bites Vol. 3 & 4 were released simultaneously today in Japan. There are 5 new characters in each set.

For those of you who do not know what a cable bite is, a cable bite is a plastic figure that attaches to your iphone cable. The figures come blind packaged, so you had to open them up to see which figure was inside.

Vol. 3 features Eevee, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon & Sylveon.

Vol. 4 features Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon & Glaceon.

This is the 3rd and 4th series of sleeping cable bites. The first series featured Umbreon, Eevee, Espeon, Alolan Vulpix, Vulpix & Pikachu. The second series featured Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pichu, Mew & Sylveon.

Cable bites are extremely popular and sell out really fast, but you can still get them while supplies lasts on Pokevault. There are also several other types of cable bites available with many more of your favorite Pokemon characters,  so there is something for everyone.

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Japanese Gashapon Nuku Nuku Time Pokemon Figures

There is a new series of Pokemon figures that was just released in Japan called “Nuku Nuku Time” gashapon figures. For those of you not familiar with gashapon figures, they are only sold in vending machines in Japan. They are also called “gatcha gatcha” figures. Each figure comes in a random plastic capsule with a paper insert.

They are absolutely adorable. Each figure is playing with a ball of yarn. There was 5 figures in the set: Pikachu, Litten, Mimikyu, Nagisa (Lana’s Eevee) & Alolan Vulpix.

Pikachu

Litten

Mimikyu

Nagisa (Lana’s Eevee)

Alolan Vulpix

This is our 2nd official look at Lana’s Eevee “Nagisa”. The first glimpse of Nagias was released in the Takara Tomy Chupa figure series that were sold in the Pokemon Center and a handful of stores throughout Japan.

These figures were only sold in Japan and tend to sell out in the machines very quickly, but you can still get them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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Thunderbolt Project Black Pikachu Large Plushies REAL VS. FAKE!

The Thunderbolt Project Black Pikachu was a collaboration between FRGMT and Pokemon. It featured Pokemon designs by  Hiroshi Fujiwara.  The event was held on October 20, 2018, in Tokyo. At the event there was tshirts, sweatshirts, bags, and more for sale. The Black Pikachu plushies were used for displays, but were never put up for sale. When the event was over, they were given to some staff and other people with ties to the event. There were 2 versions:

STANDING VERSION

SITTING VERSION

The plushies are a jet black color and are quite large. Each plushie comes with a Thunderbolt Project drawstring bag

The tush tag has a red and black Thunderbolt Project logo on the front.

And the Thunderbolt Project logo on the back.

Some of you might have seen these on Ebay or Amazon for very cheap. UNFORTUNATELY those are fakes/bootlegs.

The authentic Black Pikachu is much larger than the fake one and the color should be jet black. The fake Pikachu is gray. In addition to the fake Pikachu having an oddly oval shaped head, you will also notice that the tush tag is different.

And this is where it just gets downright embarrassing for the makers of this fake.

They put a Pokemon Center tag on it. It was NEVER for sale at the Pokemon Center. And the tag says 2016!!!! The event wasnt even until 2018.
I made a video showing the difference between the authentic Pikachu and the fake Pikachu.


There was VERY few authentic Black Pikachus made, so they wont be around for long. You can find them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

 

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Poke Mofu Doll Vol. 2 Figures Released In Japan

Poke Doll Mofu figures vol. 2 were released today in Japan. This is the second series of figures. This time there are 3 Pikachus and 3 Eevees!!!

Figure #1 (Eevee)

Figure #2 (Eevee Smiling)

Figure #3 (Eevee Posing)

Figure #4 (Pikachu Hello)

Figure #5 (Pikachu Camera)

Figure #6 (Ditto Pikachu)

For those of you who are not familar with the Poke Mofu Doll figures, they are made by Bandai Company. They stand about 1.75″ (4.5cm) tall and are made of plastic. But what makes them unique from other figures is that they have a thin layer of fuzzy fur!!!

Vol. 1 featured 5 different Pikachus and 1 Mimikyu and is currently out of production. These figures are only sold in Japan and are in high demand, so they go quickly. But dont worry, you can get them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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Bandai Pokemon Kids Retro Reprint Series Released In Japan

Bandai Corporation has released a new series of Pokemon Kids figures that is a total blast from the past…..

This retro reprint series features some of the oldest Pokemon characters in their original forms.  You can see what the Pokemon characters actually looked like 20 years ago when they first came out.

This set was originally made back in 1996. Bandai has re-released the set in its original form and original boxes.  Each box comes with one figure, one random mini collector card and a piece of gum. So you have to open the box to find out which Pokemon you get….

There is 10 figures plus 1 secret rare figure in the set. I wont tell you who the secret figure is until the end (spoiler alert).

Here they are in their 1996 form. You will notice they look alot different than they did 20 years ago.

Pikachu

Metapod

Magnemite

Jigglypuff

Raichu

Gengar

Lapras

Eevee

Charizard

Mewtwo

SPOILER ALERT
And the secret rare figure in the set is……. drum roll…….

more drum roll……

more drum roll……

more drum roll…..

Ok, enough……

ITS MEW!!!!! 

An absolutely awesome set for those of you who werent able to get this set back in 1996. Its a must have.

And to top it off, the figures come inside a retro box with a game boy pictured on it. There are 5 different colors as well.

A total blast from the past…..

These figures were only sold in Japan for a very limited time, but don’t worry. You can still get them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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Pokemon Re-Ment Forest Figures Series #2 Available In Japan

Japan Re-Ment Pokemon Forest figures Vol. 2 have now been released in Japan. There are 8 brand new Pokemon characters. Each box comes with one random tree part and Pokemon figure.

Version #8 (Celebi)

Version #7 (Hoothoot)

Version #6 (Mimikyu)

Version #5 (Jigglypuff)

Version #4 (Togepi & Exeggcute)

Version #3 (Charmander)

Version #2 (Eevee)

Version #1 (Pikachu & Caterpie)

You can collect different figures to build a tree, just simply connect the pieces together. If you get all 8 pieces, the finished tree will look like this:

You can change the order of the pieces on the tree to make your own customized tree. But, the best thing is that each tree piece comes with the bottom piece of the tree, so you can even make a short tree with one or two pieces or you can make a huge giant tree. The finished 8 piece tree stands about 11″ (28cm) tall.

Whats more, you can even combine the pieces with series #1 and make a 15 piece tree (you can only have 1 top piece) that would stand a towering 21″ (53cm) tall.

Both Pokemon Forest tree figures series #1 & 2 are on Pokevault for a limited time. Don’t miss out on these incredible figures.

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Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu & Eevee Cafe Japan

For one month only, there is a new Pokemon cafe in Japan. Its called “Lets Go Pika Vui” (Pikachu & Eevee) cafe. The cafe is only temporary and will only last for a month, but I couldnt wait to go. Finally tonight I went there for dinner.

The place is quite small, but it decorated nicely and very cute. There is seating for about 20 people.

There are lots of decorations on the wall including Butterfree, Dragonite, Bulbasaur and many more, but the coolest one by far was the Onix that looked like it was busting thru the wall.

Before you walk in, the staff will give you a menu and you take a seat in the waiting area outside. The menu is shaped like a Pokeball. The ordering process is a little strange. You have to place your order before you go inside and you cant add anything to your order after you place it.

The menu is quite small with only a handful of menu items, but they are all Pokemon themed and very cute!!! Although they were quite expensive (about $15 each on average).

At the table was a really cool paper placemat. its made of thicker than normal paper and they give you a rubber band to roll it up and take home.

The first item we orders was the Onix stew. Comes with a cutout gray colored bread bowl and stew inside. There was paper Onix and Brock cutouts attached to the food with toothpicks.

Next we received the Eevee doria. It had brown colored rice with tomato sauce and white sauce shaped like a Pokeball. Eevee’s ears were made of a rice type cracker that was edible and its eyes looked like stickers but were made of some sort of gelatin I believe and were also edible.

For dessert I ordered the Eevee pudding. Inside the glass jar was pudding and cake. Eevee’s tail was made of paper and its ears and eyes were the same as the dorian. The Pokeball was a scoop of vanilla icecream with a gelatin sticker.

On the way out I hit up the Lets Go Pika Vui cafe original merchandise corner. There were file folders, stickers, mobile phone cases, postcards, pen cases, tshirts, notebooks, mugs and some keychains and pin badges in the vending machine.

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