The Pokemon Centers in Japan just released the extremely popular Pokemon Trainers #2 campaign merchandise. The online shop pre-released the official merchandise 3 days before the Pokemon Centers. Due to the excessive demand, the Pokemon Center online shop servers crashed and were down for approximately 7 hours. When they came back online most of the popular items like rubber straps, metal buttons, most of the Raihan goods and more were already sold out.
To make matters worse, each of the Pokemon Centers had more than 300 people lined up at 8am to receive a ticket with a specific time written on the ticket so they could come back and enter the store at their specific block of 20 minutes of time. You were not able to enter the store without a ticket, even if you wanted to buy other merchandise and not the Trainer goods.
Usually the plush toys that have a limit of 1 per person due to extreme popularity, but this time there was a limit of 1 per person on ALL of the items on the online website (stickers, keychains, everything!!!!!). This was also the case at all of the Pokemon Centers as well.
This time the campaign featured 15 different Pokemon trainers including Raihan, Leon, Piers, Emmet, Ingo, Volkner, N, Allister, Marnie, Gloria, May, Erika, Nessa, Bea & Serena.
There was a total of 10 different trainer plush toys, 14 rubber straps, 5 file folder sets, 14 acrylic stand keychains, 2 sketch books, 14 stickers, 19 metal buttons, Raihan poncho (2 sizes), Leon hat, 14 random candy tins, 14 random t-shirts, 14 guest towels, 8 Nintendo Switch covers, 3 iPhone 11 cases, 3 iPhone X/Xs covers, Marnie leather bag and a Kabu towel (selling date delayed).
Because these items were nearly impossible to get, most sellers are not even selling them, but you can still find the best selection on the official Pokevault website while supplies lasts.