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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9 New Japanese Pokemon GX Card Starter Theme Decks Coming July 13th

The Japan Pokemon Center will be releasing 9 new Pokemon  GX starter theme decks on July 13, 2018.

Grass Deck (Lurantis)

Fire Deck (Charizard)

Water Deck (Lapras)

Lightning Deck (Raichu)

Psychic Deck (Mewtwo)

Fighting Deck (Lycanroc)

Dark Deck (Yveltal)

Metal Deck (Metagross)

Fairy Deck (Xerneas)

Each deck will contain:
60 Cards (Including 1 GX holofoil card)
25 Paper Damage Counters/2 Markers
1 GX Marker

These will be available in Japan, starting on July 13th. You will be able to purchase these on Pokevault as soon as they are released.

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New Transform Ditto Plushies & Gashapon Figures To Be Released In Japan

The Pokemon Centers in Japan will be releasing 5 more Transform Ditto plushies on December 23, 2017.

Alolan Vulpix

Voltorb


Absol


Shaymin


And Whimsicott.

Each plushie will also have a matching smaller mascot plush keychain version.

In addition there will be 6 more Transform Ditto gashapon figures as well. These figures will only be sold in vending machines inside the Pokemon Center for a very limited time.

Omanyte & Ditto


Dragonite & Ditto


Sableye & Ditto

Lapras & Ditto


and Magikarp & Ditto.

These will all be very popular and should sell out fast, but you can always get them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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20 New San-Ei Pokemon Plush Toys Relased In Japan

San-Ei company has just released 20 new Pokemon plush toys.

This time its Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig, Banette, Slowpoke, Drifloon, Wooper, Charmeleon, Wartortle, Ivysaur, Sewaddle, Budew, Machop, Lapras, Raichu, Chandelure, Flaaffy, Absol and large versions of Piloswine and Magikarp. San-Ei plushies are high quality plush toys that are sold in the Pokemon Centers and a few toy stores in Japan. They are very detailed and very nicely made. You can get these plushies at Pokevault.com while supplies lasts.

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Pokemon Desk Top Figures Series #2 Have Arrived

Re-Ment Pokemon desk top figures series #2 have finally arrived. This time there are 8 new characters in a variety of adorable stands and holders for your desk.

The figures came in random boxes so you had to open the box to see which figure that you get. This time there was Eevee, Pikachu, Lapras, Jigglypuff, Blastoise, Venusaur, Charizard and Mewtwo.

Eevee Figure – Rubber Band Holder
Lapras Figure – Eye Glasses Holder
Charizard Figure – Inkan Stamp Holder
Pikachu Figure – Accessory Stand
Jigglypuff Figure – Mobile Phone Stand
Blastoise Figure – Business Card Stand
Venusaur Figure – Pen Stand
Mewtwo Figure – Memo Stand

The figures are available on Pokevault.com along with bigger pictures and descriptions.

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My Perfect Pokemon Partners

By Becca Mander

An integral part of the Pokemon adventure is the team you carry with you, to support you and share your journey. I should think that at some point, most enthusiasts will have thought about their perfect Pokemon team – for video game competitors, it’s all about the ‘sweepers’, the ‘leaders’, the ‘walls’; basically the reduction of your team into key cogs in a well-oiled, efficient machine. A gamer might play Chandelure for his awesome special attack stat… but he may in reality hate the sight of Chandelure.

Card gamers want three things: consistency, consistency and, of course, consistency. This leads them to play multiple copies of the same card. In a Resiboar deck, your ‘team’ of six may end up consisting of two Reshiram, an Emboar, a Cleffa and two Ninetales. Wait, don’t I remember reading that Reshiram is a unique Pokemon? So how come two exist in this trainer’s party? And there really seems to be a fiery theme happening here – what happens if an opposing trainer lets loose with a devastating Hydro Cannon during a spontaneous battle? While these problems are unlikely to cause any stress in the card game, if Pokemon were real, they are things I would certainly consider before selecting my trusty team of six.

So, disliking the reification of the video game, and the lopsided parties of the card game, I ask myself, and everyone else: ‘If Pokemon were real, who would make the cut for your team?’ Here’s mine.
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