Today is the first in our series of Pkmncollectors Monthly Merch Roundups! Each month we will be providing a recap of what came out during the previous month, as well as ongoing updates about what there is to look forward to this month.
(There will be a link to these posts in the sidebar eventually, so you can easily find them!)
We hope that you find this post informative and can use it as a place to discuss, ask questions, and share!
Let’s start off with what was new in June!
June 4th - I <3 Eevee Mascots Set 3
On June 4th, we saw the third wave of the new I <3 Eevee mascots. This set featured Espeon, Umbreon, and Sylveon. These mascots were available as UFO catcher prizes across Japan.
June 6th- Pokemon Time!
June 6th was a very special day for Eeveelution lovers, as this year’s Pokemon Time promo was focused on all nine Eeveelutions!
This line featured bags, headphones, mascots, clearfiles, stand memos, stickers, phone cases, masking tape, figure straps, sketchbooks, as well as blind packaged rubber straps, sparkly tins, and even blind packaged T-shirts!
Additionally, there were hoodies, PJ pants, and bedsheets!
In non-Eevee news, a new line of Pokemon With You Badges launched on this day:
Hoopa also received a nice Pokemon Center plush that day!
Additionally, there were some surprises that day, including a beautiful Eeveelution cookie tin and new Pokemon Petit straps!
More info and photos here: http://mikitzune.com/pokemon-center-report-eevee-collection-pokemon-time/
June 8th Village Vanguard Umbrellas
On June 8th, adorable umbrellas appeared at Village Vanguard stores across Japan.
June 13th Phone Cases
As if there weren’t enough cases available for the iPhone 6, on June 13th, the Pokemon Center released 3 adorable new cases: Substitute, Pokemon Petit, and Pikachu!
June 15th More Cases?!
Did I say there were enough iPhone cases out there? Apparently there weren't. On June 15th, those who preordered the custom iPhone cases could start picking them up. This promotion allowed you to choose from 30 awesome designs. In addition to iPhone, the cases cases were made available for users of a few types of Android phones as well. Cases were available for:
IPhone 5 / 5S
IPhone 6 Plus
Xperia Z3 Compact
GALAXY in 1930
These are plastic cases that snap right onto your phone. Here is a picture of my Umbreon one (next to the new mascot):
June 18th- Banpresto Pass Cases
On June 18th, two adorable Eevee pass cases became available as UFO catcher prizes.
June 19th - Namco Raffle
On June 19th, a raffle began at Namco Game Centers in Japan. For each 500 yen you spent on Pokemon claw machines, you received one try in a raffle for cushions, mugs and other prizes.
June 20th Lots of Stuff!
June 20th was another large launch day at the Pokemon Centers in Japan!
On this day, the latest Pokemon TCG expansion set was launched: Bandit Ring!
Featuring Hoopa, this set added 97 new cards to the Japanese TCG.
Five sets of sleeves also launched/re-launched on this day!
The July Monthly Pikachu launched on June 20th as well, featuring Pikachu ready to attend a festival!
The Super Secret Base line also got four new additions: Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, and for its first plush ever, Swablu!
On this Saturday you could also pick up new charms, featuring all of the secret base Pokemon launched so far:
Three new Takara Tomy Plush launched as well:
As if all of the above wasn’t enough, June 20th was also the day for the DokiDoki Contest Spectacular line, making it a special day for lovers of Idol Pikachu and/or Mega Altaria!
(There were many items in this line, too many to post all of the pictures here, but you can check them all out at: http://mikitzune.com/dokidoki-contest-spectacular/#more-476)
Five POKEMON GRAPHIX shirts also launched:
(Each shirt comes with a matching can badge!)
Last, but not least, we saw a new line of Pokemon school supplies:
June 23rd It’s Demo!
Lovers of the It’s Demo! line received another batch of adorable goods starting on June 23rd!
This line features a plethora of adorable goods including pouches, notebooks, memo pads, and even sweet treats!
More at: http://www.pokemon.jp/info/goods/detail/20150612_13360.html
June 25th- More from Banpresto!
On June 25th, movie-themed UFO prizes began appearing!
Also, a large primal Groudon plush appeared!
June 26th - Welcome Pokemon Center Hiroshima!
For the last big launch of the month, a brand new Pokemon Center opened up in Hiroshima! With this new Pokemon Center, we saw a large line of adorable “Karpchu” and “Pikados” themed goods!
We’ll start off with these adorable plush, featuring Pikachu in either a Magikarp, or Gyarados poncho!
Each plush also had a matching mascot to go with it!
(Thank you @grind3h on Twitter for this photo!)
Exclusive to the Hiroshima store, there was a special Shiny Gyarados ‘Chu and matching mascot!
There was also special edition card set that featured special cards, sleeves sleeves, deckbox, and boosters!
Let’s not forget the other goodies, such as blind charms, pins, pouches, and more!
Finally, there was a special edition Casio camera made available on this day!
Report from Mega Tokyo: http://mikitzune.com/pokemon-center-report-hiroshima-center-grand-opening/
More info: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pokecen_hiroshima/goods/?i001=news
Please feel free to share your photos etc. in the comments below! I could not include photos/information on every single item, so if you feel something was not featured enough, please feel free to share!
Now that we’ve recapped everything from June, let’s talk about what we can expect in July! (Please check back, as this will be updated as more announcements come out!)
More at: http://www.bpnavi.jp/toru/item/49708
New Pokemon XY Kids!
Banpresto HQ Pichu
More at: http://www.bpnavi.jp/toru/item/00137
Banpresto Primal Kyogre (to match last month’s Groudon!)
More at: http://www.bpnavi.jp/toru/item/49707
Legendary Pokemon Promotion
More at http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/06/150626_p05.html?i001=news
July 14th: Banpresto Hoopa Plush
More at: http://www.bpnavi.jp/toru/item/49723
July 18th- So many things!!!
Monthly Pikachu-- Sailor Pikachu!
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/07/150703_p03.html?i001=news
Kuttari Plush: Pikachu, Eevee, Pichu, Raichu, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/07/150703_p07.html?i001=news
New Plush!: Snorlax, Gengar, Mewtwo, Vulpix, and Ninetails (first plush ever!)
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/07/150703_p02.html?i001=news
New Hoopa merchandise:
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/07/150703_p02.html?i001=news
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/07/150703_p04.html?i001=news
New Gacha figures!
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/07/150703_p06.html?i001=news
New Pokemon Cafe merchandise!
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/07/150703_p05.html?i001=news
New Promo Cards!
(One card for every 1,000 spent on trading cards)
Legendary Holo Collection:
7-11 Exclusive Pack:
7-11 Exclusive Promos:
(One for 1,000 yen spent on TCG)
Eevee Mokomoko Plush
(Stay tuned for more updates!)
That's all for now!
A huge thank you to kitzune for all of her help in making this post, the banner, and for lending me many of the photos shown here. Her blog is a wonderful source of information on new merchandise, and I definutely recommend checking it out for more photos and information: http://mikitzune.com/