They will be handing out Subway Boss postcards once they get in their regular stock of the Cilan and Ash partners figures, and on back will be "upcoming merchandise info". I expected it to be prototype images of the Eelektross and Chandelure figures that will come with the twins figures (after seeing them myself, I AM 100% positive they will have their Pokemon - first of all, it is the entire point, second of all, their bases were gigantic, and had lots of extra peg holes!) but instead it was...
Previews of upcoming MPC that will spill over into 2013!!!
MPC Set 23 will have Chandelure and MPC Set 24 will have Eelektross. Along with five others per set. I believe with that, we will be about finished with Gen 5 Pokemon as MPC. They really did it -- kept their promise to make every single B/W Pokemon into a plush. Can you believe it? The real question is.... What comes next for MPC??? No really, I'm asking you to speculate in comments!
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Personally, I can easily foresee an Eeveelution MPC set. Why? Eevees are the thing now, across the board, and I think I know why. I wrote this for a place not as familiar with merchandise, so forgive any wording that explains more than you guys would need to know! But there is a couple new merch news inside this speculation I wrote up, so check it out, if you like Eevees, or the Pokemon anime series!
Here are my reasons!
★It's on the Season 2 poster.
★Goods from Bandai, Takara Tomy, Pokemon Center and Banpresto begin to flow out fast in October, November and beyond.
-"I <3 Eevee" Promotion from Banpresto begins next month. (link)
-Many goods from Tomy, including a plush, a talking plush, and a remote control figure.
-"Eevee Collection" promo at the Pokemon Center in November. This is the third installment, the other two had nothing to do with anything. But I digress.
★Begin heavily anime laden goods....now.
-"Best Wishes Season 2" Bath Salts figures. With Eevee. (link)
-"Many Eevee figure collection". The previous installment was "Many Pikachu figure collection", all anime. (link)
-"Swing Keychain" featuring damning evidence like "Iris' Dragonite", but also Deoxys and just regular "Dragonite" along with Eevee so whatever. (link)
-More Keychains. All anime...and Eevee. (link])
-Kyun Chara ichiban kuji figure. Notice Ash and Team Rocket also involved. Yet, so is Mew and Mewtwo, etc, so...okay. (link)
-Reference same link above for the new stamp set that features upcoming anime Pokemon, and Eevee. Other Pokemon examples: Dragonite, Garchomp, Riolu, Piplup...
So, what do we think about Eevee?
Seeing as how none of Cilan's Pokemon are featured in ANY of this stuff, Ash having a thousand Pokemon, and Iris having just gotten a new Pokemon (and the girl had an Eevee in Advanced Generation), I do believe Cilan will soon be an Eevee owner.
-August MPC Photo update!
-Genga auctions -- real hand-drawn pencil animation artwork from Diamond and Pearl!