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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Munch “The Scream” Japanese Pokemon Promo Cards

Some of the most unique and coolest Pokemon cards ever just got released in Japan. The cards are based on Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” which is currently touring in Japan at the Tokyo Art Museum. There was a total of 5 Pokemon cards (Pikachu not shown) that are Pokemon versions of the famous painting made into promo cards.  These cards will almost positively only be available in Japan and not any other countries.

The Mimikyu comes with a mini card binder. It was only available online from the Pokemon Center (limit 1 per person) and sold in VERY limited quantity at the Tokyo Art Museum. In order to buy merchandise at the museum, you must buy a ticket and brave the 1-2 hour wait to buy merchandise.

Eevee, Psyduck and Rowlet were given out at the Pokemon Centers in Japan (1 per person) if you bought 2 or more Pokemon booster packs. BUT, the problem is that none of the Pokemon Centers in Japan currently have any booster packs for sale because they are so popular, so these were very difficult to get. Lines formed at 5am at most stores and it was a lottery to buy booster packs.

The final card is Pikachu which will be available for one week only in early December. In order to receive the card,  you must attend the Munch art exhibit (admission ticket required), while supplies lasts.

There were several other Munch items including file folders, keychain charms, a plush “Scream” Pikachu, phone covers and more in very limited quantity and only sold at the museum’s gift shop (limit 5 items per person). Most items are already sold out.

You can currently find these rare treasures on Pokevault while supplies lasts. These cards are very popular and will not last long.

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Pokemon Bandai Coo’Nuts Figures Released In Japan

There is a brand new type of figure that just got released in Japan. They are called “Coo’Nuts” which is short for “Cool Nuts”.  They are shaped like a peanut. When you try to tip them over, they wobble, but won’t fall down. They are very similar to the old Hasbro Weebles from long ago. They wobble but they don’t fall down.

Series #1 was divided into two parts (Red & Green) and were released in October, 2018, in Japan.

GREEN SET

The “Green” set features Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Piplup, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Darumaka & Quagsire.

RED SET

The “Red” set features Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Ditto, Meowth, Snorlax, Dragonite & Mew.

These figures came in random “blind” packs. You didn’t know which figure was inside until you opened it. Each figure is about 1.75″ (4.5cm) tall and made of plastic. The package also comes with a small piece of gum. Very cute and very collectible. Series #2 is set to be released in February, 2019. You can purchase these figures on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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Japan Re-Ment Pokemon Forest Figures Vol. 2

Its official. Re-Ment Pokemon Forest figures vol. 2 will be released on December 3, 2018. As with the first series, these will be sold in random boxes. Each box came with one random tree part and figure and a piece of gum.

This time there will be Pikachu, Caterpie, Eevee, Charmander, Exeggcute, Togepi, Jigglypuff, Mimikyu, Hoothoot and Jirachi.
As with vol. 1, you can connect the pieces of the tree together to build a Pokemon tree. You can also interchange the tree pieces of vol. 1 and vol. 2 to build your own custom 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 use many pieces to make a giant sized tree. The finished 8 piece tree stands about 11″ (28cm) tall, but if you combine vol. 1 &2, you can make an even bigger tree. You can currently find vol. 1 on Pokevault while supplies lasts and you can purchase vol. 2 after December 3rd. Its fun to collect one, two or the entire set!!!

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Pokemon Eevee & Friends Dream Case Terrarium Figures

More good news for all of the Pokemon collectors. Today was the release of the Pokemon Eevee & Friends Dream Case Terrarium figures in Japan.
 This time its 4 absolutely adorable sleeping Eeveelutions: Eevee, Jolteon, Flareon & Vaporeon. The figures were randomly inserted in boxes, but with only 4 different figures, there was more of a chance that you could get the figure that you wanted. This is another edition to the extremely popular Terrarium figures which are mini figures made by Re-Ment company. They come inside a clear plastic Pokeball shaped capsule which resembles a mini terrarium. This time its they have added some more details to make the capsules look even more stunning.

The Pokemon figures are all in a sleeping pose.  They are absolutely adorable.

Here is a complete list of all the Pokemon Terrarium figures that have been made so far:

Vol. 1: Bulbasaur, Dragonair, Eevee, Snorlax, Lapras & Pikachu.

Vol. 2: Pikachu/Togepi, Squirtle, Psyduck/Poliwag,  Charizard, Cubone/Sandshrew & Articuno.

Vol. 3:  Celebi, Charmander, Zapdos, Cyndaquil, Misdreavus & Vaporeon.

“EX Alola” : Litten, Popplio, Pikachu/Rowlet, Bewear, Mimikyu & Alolan Vulpix.

“With Pikachu”: Pikachu with Magikarp, Caterpie, Sableye, Eevee, Piplup & Mew.

As time goes on, these sets become out of production and thus very difficult to find. But of course you can always buy them directly from Japan from Pokevault while supplies lasts.

 

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Pokemon Center All 9 Eeveelution Standing Plushies Released In Japan

The Pokemon Center made a surprise release of all 9 Eeveelution standing plushies. These were not announced on the official Pokemon Center website, so it was a wonderful surprise.

Some of you may recognize these plushies from back in 2012 when the Pokemon Center released all 9 standing plushies (Eevee, Espeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Sylveon, Umbreon & Vaporeon). These are very similar, but with some small differences unique to each plushie.

For example, lets take a look at the Flareon plushie.


2018 Version

2012 Version

For the most part, they look relatively the same. Apart from the obvious tag being different, the orange body color seems darker in the new version and the yellow fur is also quite different. The eyes and ears are also slightly different as well. The 2018 version seems to also be just slightly smaller than the 2012 version.

These Eeveelution plushies were released during Obon Holiday in Japan, so they will sell out extremely fast. Make sure that you order yours today on Pokevault before they are gone for good.

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Terrarium With Pikachu Figures Released In Japan

In a surprise move by the Japan Pokemon Centers, they released a 5th set of Terrarium figures on August 10, 2018. This set was not publicized and was exclusive to the Pokemon Centers in Japan.

For those of you who are not familiar with Terrarium figures, they are mini figures made by Re-Ment company. They come inside a clear plastic Pokeball shaped capsule which resembles a mini terrarium.

Vol. 1 featured Pikachu, Dragonair, Eevee, Snorlax, Lapras & Bulbasaur.

Vol. 2 featured Pikachu/Togepi, Squirtle, Charizard, Psyduck/Poliwag, Cubone/Sandshrew and Articuno.

Vol. 3 featured Charmander, Zapdos, Cyndaquil, Misdreavus, Vaporeon & Celebi.

The “EX Alola” set featured Pikachu/Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mimikyu, Alolan Vulpix & Bewear.

The “With Pikachu” set features Pikachu in a combination with Sableye, Caterpie, Magikarp, Eevee, Piplup & Mew.

These sets sell out fast, but you can still find many of them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

Stay tuned for more news regarding future Terrarium figures sets.

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Pokemon Center Japan 30 New Pokemon Fit Plush Toys

The Pokemon Centers in Japan have released a new series of plush toys called “Pokemon Fit”. These are small plush toys with a small amount of beans inside. They are similar to San-Ei plushies. The will be making ALL 151 original Kanto Pokemon characters. The first batch of 30 was released on July 13th, 2018 in Japan.

These plushies seem to be very detailed and are excellent quality. And the best part is that they are a reasonable price. The first 30 characters include Alakazam, Arcanine, Articuno, Diglett, Ditto, Dragonite, Drowzee, Eevee, Ekans, Exeggutor, Farfetch’d, Flareon, Geodude, Golduck, Jigglypuff, Jolteon, Kangaskhan, Machamp, Meowth, Mew, Moltres, Omanyte, Pikachu, Rattata, Sandshrew, Shellder, Staryu, Vaporeon, Voltorb and Vaporeon.

The first day several of the plushies sold out at the Pokemon Centers. Shellder was the most popular and was gone in just minutes, followed by Omanyte, Ekans, Rattata, Exeggutor and Staryu all selling out the first day. On day two, about 75% of them were sold out at the Pokemon Centers, but 24 of 30 still remain in the Japan Pokemon Center online shop.

These are super popular and will go fast. The remaining 121 plushies are scheduled to be released this November just in time for the holidays.

You can still get some of these on Pokevault while supplies lasts. They are going fast, so hurry. These are a must for any serious Pokemon collector.

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Pokemon’s Tropical Sweets Merchandise Now Available In Japan

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.

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Saiko “Best” Soda Pokemon Center Goods Now Available In Japan

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.

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