Arboking (chromapika) wrote in pkmncollectors,

Pokémon Center Paris - little disappointment/stock undervalued -> pickups complicated + little gets

Hey o/
Today was the Day. Pokémon Center Paris openning !
So much hope for this first European PC...
I didn't manage to take really good pictures so I let you see those two links: (French website) (the event facebook page)

It was the first Pokémon Center in Paris, so it's obviously something good but...

First disappointment: the merch
As some websites (because there was a media preview) revealed yesterday, nothing exclusive :'(
Thus, why did they make this ? HD picture of Paris PC art
I was hoping some charms, clear file folders and a Pika painter plush !!!
So sad :/
In the end we only have (for plushies)
Froakie, Chespin and Fennekin - Trainer size
Yveltal, Xerneas, laying Pikachu, G6 Starters and their first evolutions - Poké Plushies
Inkay, Helioptile, Fletchling and Dedenne - Poké Dolls
And that's all...
We also have two mugs, Starters t-shirts, postcards, TCG cards and Tomy figures.
Well, disappointed but I put things into perspective and then thought that this lack of merch would be good for my wallet...Actually not xD Because I succumbed to one lifesize Froakie ^o^
Oh you can notice that the bag is a bit...simple and "empty" lol
In addition, we have French paper tags but no French tush tags. Tush tags are "international" so the same as US ones I guess, and paper tag design is the US one too (but with French writings). Also, paper tags are attached to elastic bands which are balled-up on plushies' parts.

I could have dealt with it but second problem: the stock
More than the stock it's the organisation that seemed overwhelmed
I'm not gonna talk about the 150m queue because I was 5m from the entrance and I entered 40min after the opening hour, so I was very lucky haha *RIP people who waited hours for nothing o/*
The store is a bit small (around 250m²) so it's normal to regulate the entrance.
But they seem to not have anticipated the amount of people excited by this Pokémon Center.
Only 2-3 checkout and above all, not enough stock
At a time they started to limit the number of plushies per person :O
From what I heard, mugs are alreadyy sold out like some Fennekin lifesize.
This event was supposed to last 2 weeks and they're already sold out with some stuff !!!
But someone said there will be new stock during the second week. I hope so, especially for you guys who will come from far away o/
Besides, here is the spreadsheet of members availability

So with this stock problem and purchase limit I'm not sure being able to do pickups :/
Tell me if you're interested in something and I'll do what I can o/
Prices are as follow
PokéDolls, standard PokéPlushies, Mugs 12€~$16.5
Braixen, Frogadier and Quilladin and T-shirts 20€~$27
Xerneas and Yveltal 30€~$41
Then you have to add $5 commission ($6 for X/Y) + shipping & PPfees (I have to check weight but as an example shipping for a small plush to the US would be $9 max, maybe $7)

the rules :)
I was granted sales permission on 23 AUG 2013 by entirelycliched
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To end on a happy note, this was a nice day spent with friends, I met raikourai and we saw Masuda :3
And I love my plushies <3

Of course I also got my Pokéball Vivillon \o/
When you touch the screen there are some confetti thrown *o*

And surprisingly I received a package today :)
I'm hungry so I don't comment more lol but the Gengar is for sale (and I think some towels will be too)

Thank you for reading :3

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I also have a fb page for my collection :)

And take a look at my sales (I have to add Gengar ^^)
Tags: events, vivillion
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