A bunch of new Pokedolls (and new versions of older Pokedolls) plus Pokemon Center exclusive plush and the Pokemon x Japanese Design promo all came out today at the Pokemon Centers in Japan.
The blind package gacha pins were the main highlight of the day. Everyone went crazy for them. The Center staff were not prepared for how popular these things would be and had to first move the machines from the middle of the store, where people waiting for the machines just got in the way of everyone, to the front of the store near the door, and then they started making people wait outside to get in and use the machines.
The plush were all really cute in person, as I expected! Aside from the gacha machine issues, the Center wasn't really that crowded today, which was nice.
On the down side...it seems like the shipment of new plush got beat up at some point, or something, because a larger than average amount of plush had bent or misshapen tags. Of course, just having the plush out, it's naturally that some of the tags will get a little bent, but it seemed like every other plush I picked up had a bent tag. And this was the first day for this sale, and we got in as the doors opened, so unless one ghost kid went running through the store bending all
At any rate, pictures!( Collapse )
After trying the pin gacha myself too many times
and not getting any substitute pins
the first thing I did after getting home was to take close-up shots of the new plush!( Collapse )
Closing up this post...
- The next big thing at the Pokemon Center is pokedoll charms, which come out closer to the end of this month. For now, at least, I don't think there is anything too exciting happening between now and then.
- There was a display at the Pokemon Center for the upcoming Red nendoroid figure. (For anyone curious, I posted the picture I took to my Tumblr -> here
- I can't wait for the Pokemon Time promo! It seems to be really early this year. The Raichu plush is especially adorable!
If you read this far, you deserve a cookie! Thanks for checking out my post, and see you next time :D