In the meantime, here are a few more things I added to my stash of Pokemerch:
Finally got the N and Zorua Partners figure! I preordered it on Animeraro because they offered a good deal. Some other users' comments were right: it IS very detailed! The bracelets are separate from the arm!
(and the postal worker shoved the whole box into the mailbox and almost slid the top of the mailbox off... they were too lazy to walk all the way up the driveway to put it on the doorstep instead... the mailbox was already semi-broken from the vehicles that plow snow off our road and hit it)
Legendary Bird stuff... I ordered the Articuno coin from a Japanese seller on eBay and they added the sticker for no extra charge! (I gotta tell you, those Japanese eBayers are some of the most generous people on the Internet! Where do they get all those extra stickers and cards that they just throw into orders?)
Could somebody please explain where the Articuno coin came from, though? It's from Banpresto, used, and is the size of standard arcade tokens (fairly small).
A few days ago, I went to the NJ Mitsuwa Marketplace and NYC. Found these candy packs with the Genesect Movie/ Eevee short packaging, and hit the jackpot with the clear cards from the gum packs! (was looking for at least one version mascot and got both!)
My one haul from Nintendo World. I had my eye on the Resolute Keldeo for quite a while. The store IS a little low on non-Gen V stock, and their Gen V selection is going down somewhat. They certainly are gearing up for X and Y stuff.
Behind the checkout counter at Nintendo World, I saw floor samples of both Xerneas and Yveltal 3DS XLs! They're both in a pretty pseudo-metallic/ sparkly sheen, and the blue one looks gorgeous! I highly recommend either of them if you don't already have a 3DS.
I also asked for details about their X and Y release party, and the cashier said they still don't know if they're gonna have it the 11th or the 12th. They're trying to see if they can release at midnight Japan time, which would be 11 am local. (then again, it's the middle of the day on a Friday, but it's also NYCC when lots of people will be out and about anyway) The cashier told me that they should have full details by October 1, so ask after then.