Thunderbolt Project Black Pikachu Large Plushies REAL VS. FAKE!

The Thunderbolt Project Black Pikachu was a collaboration between FRGMT and Pokemon. It featured Pokemon designs by  Hiroshi Fujiwara.  The event was held on October 20, 2018, in Tokyo. At the event there was tshirts, sweatshirts, bags, and more for sale. The Black Pikachu plushies were used for displays, but were never put up for sale. When the event was over, they were given to some staff and other people with ties to the event. There were 2 versions:

STANDING VERSION

SITTING VERSION

The plushies are a jet black color and are quite large. Each plushie comes with a Thunderbolt Project drawstring bag

The tush tag has a red and black Thunderbolt Project logo on the front.

And the Thunderbolt Project logo on the back.

Some of you might have seen these on Ebay or Amazon for very cheap. UNFORTUNATELY those are fakes/bootlegs.

The authentic Black Pikachu is much larger than the fake one and the color should be jet black. The fake Pikachu is gray. In addition to the fake Pikachu having an oddly oval shaped head, you will also notice that the tush tag is different.

And this is where it just gets downright embarrassing for the makers of this fake.

They put a Pokemon Center tag on it. It was NEVER for sale at the Pokemon Center. And the tag says 2016!!!! The event wasnt even until 2018.
I made a video showing the difference between the authentic Pikachu and the fake Pikachu.


There was VERY few authentic Black Pikachus made, so they wont be around for long. You can find them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

 

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Pokemon Center Japan Kuttari Plushies Are Back

Great news!!!! After a 2 year absense, Kuttari plushies are officially back. The Japan Pokemon Centers has just released information that the Kuttari plushies will be back on September 29, 2018.

This time there will be 7 brand new characters, Alolan Vulpix, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Lycanroc Dusk Form, Wimpod and Buzzwole. Each plushie will have a sleeping version and an awake version.


For those of you who are not familiar with Kuttari plushies, they are bean bag type plushies that are in a lying down position. They are absolutely adorable.
Due to popularity of these plushies, some of them will probably sell out very quickly. At the moment they will only be available in Japan and you can purchase them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.

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Pokemon Center Pokemon Time Campaign #11 Goods

The Pokemon Centers in Japan will be releasing the vol. 11 of the Pokemon Time Campaign on August 25, 2018. There is alot of incredible new products coming out. This time the campaign will mostly feature Rowlet, Cosmog, Mimikyu, Litten, Bewear, Popplio, Alolan Vulpix & Lycanroc (Midnight Form).

Lets take a look at the new merchandise.

3 Plushies including Rowlet, Cosmog, Mimikyu & Pikachu.

8 New Mascot Plushies including Alolan Vulpix, Lycanroc (Midnight Form), Rowlet, Bewear, Mimikyu, Litten, Cosmog & Popplio.

 

8 New Socks including Rowlet, Cosmog, Mimikyu, Litten, Bewerar, Popplio, Alolan Vulpix and Lycanroc (Midnight Form).

8 Candy tins + 1 secret rare. Each tin has colorful shiny beads attached to it. Once the candy is gone, you can use the mini metal tin to store mints, coins, or just about anything.

4 high quality Sukajan jackets featuring Pikachu, Charizard, Raikou and Rayquaza in S/M/L sizes.

Acerola, Lillie & Selene plushies. These are only available for pre-order and will be released in January, 2019.

In addition, there are 4 different hats, 2 tote bags, 1 shoulder bag,  4 pouches, 3 mobile phone cases, 3 tshirts, 3 pens, 3 boxed memo pads & 8 file folders.

These items will be extremely popular and will sell out fast, but you can get them directly from Japan on Pokevault.

 

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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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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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12 New Pokemon San-Ei Plushies & 6 Mini Plushies Released In Japan

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.

 

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Japan Pokemon Center Pikachu Kaiju Hydreigon Tyranitar Charizard Poncho Plush Toys Coming June 30th

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.

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New Pokemon Takara Tomy Chokkori San Plush Toys Coming June 21st

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.

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Japan Pokemon Center Zeraora Goods To Be Released May 3rd

Wow! We finally get our first look at the newest Pokemon character Zeraora. Good news for Pokemon fans. The Japan Pokemon Centers will be releasing a bunch of Zeraora goods on May 3, 2018.

There will be a tshirt, wallet, keychain charms, pencils, notebook, file folders, stickers, drawstring bag, handkerchief and more!


These goods will be available in Japan starting on May 3, 2018, but dont worry. You wont have to wait. You can get yours on Pokevault starting on May 3rd. Dont miss out.

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