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.
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.
The Japanese Re-Ment Pokemon Forest figures have now been released in Japan. Each box came with one random tree part and figure.
Version #8 (Celebi)
Version #7 (Pidgeotto)
Version #6 (Pichu)
Version #5 (Teddiursa)
Version #4 (Elekid/Bellossom)
Version #3 (Bulbasaur/Oddish)
Version #2 (Rowlet)
Version #1 (Pikachu)
You can connect the pieces of the tree together to build a Pokemon tree. If you get all 8 pieces, the finished tree will look like this
Of course you can change the order of the 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. You can find these awesome Pokemon Forest tree figures on Pokevault for a limited time. Collect one, two or the entire set!!!
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.
The Pokemon Centers and some licenses Pokemon retailers have just released the new Chokkori San plush toys.
“Chokkori” means “A little” or “Slightly” in English. They are in a “slightly” sitting position which makes them great to put on the edge of your desk, chair, in a cup, etc. They can even hold a pen or pencil for you!!! They are made by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. company. You can of course buy them on Pokevault. There was Pikachu, Meowth, Psyduck, Vulpix, Ash Ketchum, Misty, Brock, Jessie and James to choose from. These little guys wont be around for long, so get ’em while you can.