Pokemon SM7b Fairy Rise Card Series Released In Japan

The newest series of Japanese Pokemon cards has officially been released today. The new series is called SM7b Fairy Rise. It is another monthly mini series that comprises of 50 cards plus 6 SR, 4HR and 3UR cards for a grand total of 63 cards.

This new series features some great Pokemon characters like Alolan Ninetales, Sceptile, Alolan Vulpix, Sigilyph, Gardevoir, Ribombee,  Cutiefly and many more. Like the previous few mini sets, there are 2 prism star cards (Xerneas and Life Forest). There are also 4 GX cards (Mimikyu, Alolan Ninetales, Sigilyph, Sceptile) and the same 4 GX characters printed with different images as SR cards as well as Morty and Mina. The HR cards feature the same 4 GX cards but with a reflective prism type background and different image. The 3 UR cards have a beautiful gold border and are Net Ball, Adventuring Satchel and Spell Tag.

Currently these are only sold in Japan, but you can buy them on Pokevault and have them shipped directly to you.

There will be no English version of this set. Instead, they will be released in a giant set called Lost Thunder. It will be the largest Pokemon set in history, consisting of 210 cards. It will be a mix of 3 of the Japanese sets:

SM7a Thunderclap Spark
SM7b Fairy Rise
SM8 Explosive Impact

Exactly which cards will be in the set is not known at this time.

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Japanese Re-Ment Terrarium Special Collection EX Alola Set To Be Released June 18th

The Re-Ment Terrarium figures keep coming. A special Collection EX Alola version will be released in Japan on June 18, 2018.  Terrarium figures come in a clear plastic Pokeball shaped capsule with a figure inside, just like 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 (coming July 9th) will feature Charmander, Zapdos, Cyndaquil, Misdreavus, Vaporeon & Celebi.
Collection EX Alola (coming June 18th) will feature Ash Hat Pikachu/Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mimikyu, Alolan Vulpix & Bewear.

Vol. 1 & 2 are currently available on Pokevault.   Vol. 3 and the Collection EX Alola version will be available as soon as they are released. Dont miss out on these amazing figures.

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Pokemon Center Japan Mimikyu Goods Coming Feb. 10th

The Pokemon Centers in Japan will be releasing some Mimikyu goods on February 10, 2018.

There will be many different goods featuring Mimikyu. There will be a very nicely made pocket watch,

6 different randomly packaged metal charm keychains,

A Mimikyu & Pikachu plush toy,

A lifesize Mimikyu plush, chocolate cookies, mug, mini tote bag, pouch, 2 different flat cases, stickers, book-shaped memo pad, face towel, hand towel, sketch book, iPhone case, clips, tape and a special Mimikyu card box. These items will be available on Pokevault starting on February 10th.

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Surprise, Surprise Shiny Mimikyu Plush Toy Secretly Released

To my surprise on my weekly trip to the Pokemon Center in Fukuoka, Japan, I stumbled upon what looked like a dark colored Mimikyu plush toy. I thought maybe I was still half asleep, but as I got closer, it hit me, this was actually a shiny version of Mimikyu!!!

There was actually no warning of the Mimikyu release on any of the Pokemon Center websites or news sites until after the actual release. It was definitely a pleasant surprise.

My thoughts are that because Mimikyu is so popular, the release was kept a secret to help control the amount of people at the Pokemon Center at one time. It sometimes gets a little crazy!!! It was also released on a weekday and not a weekend so there would not be people fighting over them.

Mimikyu is identical to the original Pokemon Center Mimikyu, except for its grey color. Its very squeezably soft. The material is loose, just like if it were a real sheet covering Mimikyu. A great addition for any Pokemon collector. It is also made in the Philippines and not China which has been the trend for 2017.

On the same day I got another surprise, the Pokemon Center also released a new Lycanroc plush toy. This one is called “Dusk” form. Its very similar to the Midday form, but with a nice orange color instead. This was a great surprise.

I was able to buy the Takara Tomy version of the Dusk form Lycanroc a couple weeks before, but I am glad that the Pokemon Center also release one. What makes it even better is that the two versions are quite different.

On the Pokemon Center version, the legs are long and skinny but it does manage to stand up. Of course the stitching is excellent as usual with the Pokemon Center plush toys. There is alot of detail and its a definite must for any Pokemon Collector.

Of course you can still find both of these, as well as the original Mimikyu on Pokevault.com. But with the holidays fast approaching, they might not be around for too long.

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