I finally made it to the Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo. It took me several months, but I finally made it. After finding out that you have to make a reservation more than a month in advance, I booked my ticket to Tokyo and off I went. They do not accept walk-ins, so it is necessary to make a reservation.
Upon arriving in Tokyo, I had to figure out where the Pokemon Cafe was. I knew it was somewhere near the original Pokemon Center, but wasnt sure exactly where.
I finally found it. It is located in Hombashi inside the Takashimaya department store in which the Pokemon Center Tokyo DX is located.
It was my first time to visit the Pokemon Center Tokyo DX, so I decided to visit there first.
The place was amazing. It had glass walls to make it seem bigger than it actually was, but was really cool. I found a few iPhone cases that werent available at any of the other Pokemon Centers.
The walls in the entry way had all kinds if images from Pokemon games.
After shopping, I waited patiently outside the Pokemon Cafe which is located right next to the Pokemon Tokyo DX store. Finally my name was called and I was allowed to enter.
Upon entering I was in heaven. There was glass cases with lots of old Pokedolls that came out around the time I started collecting. Togepi, Butterfree, Suicune, OMG!!!!
Houndour, Natu, Spinda…. Ahhh I was overwhelmed. I was remembering back when I had these (Except for Houndour).
It was time to order. The menu is all Japanese, but luckily I can read it. It was such a tough decision.Do I do food or dessert, or both???
Got really cute paper placemats when I sat down.
I decided on the Pikachu platter and the Gengar dessert drink. The Pikachu plate was pretty good, but kind of for kids. But extremely cute!!! And best of all I got to keep the plate (of course for an extra fee.
The Gengar drink was incredible!!! It was like a Dairy Queen grape Mr. Misty float.
And the best part, the eyes lit up!!! There is a light inside. Unfortunately you dont get to keep the glass, but you can buy a different type of glass (tumbler) if you buy this drink.
When I made a reservation, I was able to buy the file folder and plush chef and waitress mascot plush keychains which are not sold anywhere (Not even in the Pokemon Center Tokyo DX). They were waiting for me at the table when I arrived. They charge your credit card ahead of time to make sure that you show up…..
On the way out I bought some cookies
The plush mascots were only available for pre-sale if you made a reservation. The tumblers and Pikachu plate were only available if you bought the platter or drink. The other items were for sale.
It was an incredible experience. I cant wait to go back…..
Today the Pokemon Centers in Japan released the Pokemon’s Tropical Sweets merchandise.
The merchandise features Alolan Vulpix, Snorlax, Lapras, Eevee, Pikachu and several other characters in a variety of merchandise all with an adorable sweets theme.
The Eevee & Pikachu riding on Wailord is absolutely stunning! Wailord is made out of a leather-type material. They were flying off the shelves at the Pokemon Center.
In addition there was several plush mascot keychains, a tote bag, iPhone case, stickers, blind packaged plastic figure sets, blow up floating drink holders of Lapras and Pikachu, towels, food picks, a thermos, glass jar mug and more.
These items are very limited and will be gone soon, but they are of course currently available on Pokevault while supplies lasts.
Today the Pokemon Centers in Japan released 12 new Pokemon San-Ei plushies and 6 mini plushies.
This is the first time that they have released mini plushies other than Pikachu and Bulbasaur back in 2017.
The larger plushies were Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Pachirisu, Growlithe, Azumarill, Petilil, Teddiursa and Magikarp. The mini size plushies were Pikachu, Psyduck, Jigglypuff, Oddish, Poliwag and Snorlax.
For those of you who are not familiar with San Ei plushies, they are high quality plushies made with a small amount of beans inside for balance. The quality is extremely good (even better than Pokemon Center usually), but they are slightly more expensive than other plushies of similar size. The plushies varied in price with Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur costing nearly double the normal price due to the explicit quality.
I dont expect some of these to last long, but you can still find them on Pokevault. Todays release brings the number of San-Ei plushies to over 130 with more in production.
Takara Tomy corporation has just released a new type of Monster Collection Pokemon figure in Japan. They are called Moncolle Poke Del-Z. “Del-Z” is a shortened form of the word “Delruzo” which means “Coming Out” in Japanese. This is the newest craze to hit the Japanese market.
Here is a demonstration:
Just simply put the figure inside of the Pokeball and you can start having battles with other people. You simply put the figure inside the ball and toss it. The Pokemon figure will jump out of the ball. You can also put your own figures inside the ball. It also comes with several stickers to put inside the Pokeball.
Here is How To Play:
1. First, put the figure inside the Pokeball.
2. Then lightly throw or toss the Pokeball in a rolling motion like you are bowling (dont throw it).
3. The ball will open up and the figure will jump out.
4. On the Inside of the Pokeball there is a number. Whichever team has the highest number wins the battle.
These awesome figures are currently available in Japan, but you can purchase them on Pokevault. At the moment there is Charizard, Pikachu, Groudon, Kyogre, Articuno, Moltres & Zapdos available, but more will be coming soon. You can also put your own Moncolle figures in the Pokeball if you prefer.
The Pokemon Centers in Japan are teaming up with Kaiju for a collaboration.
Kaiju and Pikachu will be joining forces and there will be 4 new plush toys. They will be the popular poncho style featuring Pikachu wearing Hydreigon, Tyranitar, Charizard & Kaiju costumes.
These beautiful plushies will be available for purchase on Pokevault for a limited time after June 30, 2018. They will be in short supply, so dont wait.
The Pokemon Centers in Japan have released the new Saiko Soda campaign merchandise. “Saiko” means “best” or “awesome” in Japanese. This lineup features an adorable cartoon type version of Eevee & Pikachu in a variety of goods with soda.
There was alot of different merchandise available including a hand towel, mini bath towel, mascot plush keychains, cool type socks, iPhone cases, stickers, keychains, mirror, earrings, cups, memo pad, pen case with candy, pass case, file folder and more. There was also a few bags and a backpack which are not pictured. You can check out Pokevault’s video below for a closeup look at all the goodies.
These items will most likely only be available in Japan, but you can of course purchase them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.
Re-Ment company is releasing a new type of figure that is similar to the Terrarium figures. The new figure series is called Dreaming Case Eevee & Friends. It will be released in Japan on August, 28, 2018.
The series will feature only 4 of the Eeveelution figures: Eevee, Jolteon, Flareon & Vaporeon, but Im sure the others will be released afterwards. Each figure is in a dreamy or sleeping pose and comes in a Pokeball shaped capsule with a small piece of gum. The capsules open in half, so you can mix and match the figures if you like. These figures highly resemble the Terrarium figures which you can purchase on Pokevault. The Dreaming Case figures will be available on Pokevault as soon as they are released on August 28, 2018. These are sure to be extremely popular, so dont miss out on these amazing figures.
The Pokemon Centers in Japan have just started a new pre-order for the 2018 Ganba Lillie & Clefairy Nendoroid figure.
For those of you who are not familiar with Nendoroid figures, they are figures with interchangeable facial expressions, body parts and props.
There are 3 different versions of the Ganba Lillie Nendoroid figure (Normal, Pokemon Center & GoodSmile versions).
The normal version does not have any special bonus items and just comes with 3 facial expressions, healing ball & Clefairy figure.
The Pokemon Center version is only available online in Japan. If you order from the Japan Pokemon Center online site between May 17 to June 13, 2018, you will receive a bonus Cosmoem figure.
If you order from the Goodsmile website, you receive an Alola photograph frame.
For those of you who do not live in Japan, don’t worry, you can place your orders now on Pokevault, and they will ship them anywhere in the world. Make sure you order before the pre-order ends on June 13th (Japan time). After that, the prices are likely to go up. The Lillie Nendoroid figures will be released in Japan sometime around the middle or end of December, 2018. There are also several other Pokemon Nendoroid figures also available for those of you who are serious collectors.
The Pokemon Centers in Japan are currently taking pre-orders for the new Ganba Lillie & Clefairy 1/8 scale figure. This figure is a collaboration between the Pokemon Center and Kotobukiya.
The figure is made to 1/8 scale size and measures about 8.25″ (21cm) tall, 5.1″ (13cm) wide and 4″ (10cm) long. The pre-order is from March 3 – June 30, 2018. Only the amount ordered will be made, so its an opportunity that you wont want to miss. The figure will be released towards the end of November, 2018. For those of you who do not live in Japan, don’t worry, Pokevault is currently taking orders and will ship worldwide. After June 30th, the prices are very likely to increase, so dont wait….
Takara Tomy will be releasing 6 more Chokkori San mini plushies on June, 21, 2018, in Japan. For those of you who are not familiar with Chokkori San plushies, they are small size plushies that can sit on a table, in a cup, on your desk, etc. The word “Chokkori” means “a little” or “slightly” in English, so the name means they are in a slightly sitting position. They are very cute. Last time Takara Tomy released Brock, Misty, Jessie, James, Meowth, Vulpix, Pikachu, Psyduck and Ash Ketchum.
This time around it will be Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Snorlax, Chansey and Nurse Joy! These will only be available in Japan, but you can of course get them on Pokevault after June 21, 2018. They will be in limited supply, so hurry if you want one of these little cuties.