The holidays got a little busy for me so I decided to hold off and combine the monthly merch post! I hope you all do not mind this rather long list and enjoy anyway :)!
Starting December 4th, preorers for the Steiff Pikachu began. They still seem to be open here.
December 5th was the release date for the San-ei Japan All Star Collection! This line included everyone you see below as well as large Pikachu, Wailord and Gulpin cushions!
Here is an Oddish that I got for my friend! It's quite soft and full of beans.
December 5th also brought some surprise plush! Three Eeveelutions and a brand new fluffy Arcanine.
On December 10th, new catcher prizes appeared. Charizard Towels and Core Zygarde plush!
The next TCG set "Rage of the Broken Heavens" launched in Japan on December 11th. This set included red Gyarados, Scizor/Mega Scizor, and more! (I will get some pictures of my pulls to add to this-- what did you guys pull?)
There were also new sleeves/deck boxes:
December 12th had lots of merch!
Giant Sleepy Plush (Which I hear are very squishy!)
Mega Pokemon Promo!
(Photo Credit: Hoshiiya)
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/11/151120_p03.html
There was also a special card available to those who spent 1000 yen or more at the Pokemon Center!
You could also receive one of several Mega Pokemon business cards (2 for every 2,000 yen spent)
The next Monthly Pikachu appeared: A treat for Pika and Entei fans in one!
(Photo Credit: Hoshiiya)
There was also a new Kuji with many cute items featuring Pikachu, Sylveon, Gloom, Vaporeon, and more!
December 15th brought some fun, Pokemon-shaped crayons!
New ITS'DEMO goods!
December 19th brought lots of goodies (especially stationery) featuring Greninja, Pikachu, Zygarde Core and more!
If you ordered one of the new K.Uno necklaces from the first wave of preorders, they started to ship on December 21st.
December 23rd brought new catcher prizes!
December 26th was a special day for Steven Stone fans! An entire set of merch dedicated to the silver haired dreamboat became available at Pokemon Centers in Japan!
(Photo thanks to wobbuwhit!)
More at: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/10/151023_e01.html?i001=news
We also got new plush!
There were also new metal charms:
And new Tomy goods!
Tomy Trembling Core Zygarde Plush
Talking Tomy Pikachu:
New December merch that appeared on Pokemoncenter.com:
(The blankets are so SOFT!)
January marks the start of 2016 and another year of new Pokemon goods!
Happy New Year! On New Years Day, you could pick up this adorable Pikachu pair at Pokemon Centers in Japan!
(Photo by ninetails!)
Pokemon Market also launched on this day!
(Mascot photos by Hoshiiya!)
Additionally, you could pick up one of these Mega Pikazard themed TCG sets!
Finally, there was a new Kuji for Pokemon Card related goods!
It featured a huge towel, pouches, keychains, cushions, and more! The pouches are huge! Here is mine next to a regular sized 3DS:
(Umbreon art presumably from the upcoming set~~~)
I <3 Mew Plush (UFO catchers!)
Ash also got a new plush on January 7th! (Japan- Pokemon Center, AmiAmi, Amazon Japan)
The latest monthly Pikachu featured sleeping under a warm kotatsu!
January 9th also brought us a new Pokemon Sketch promo!
And 20th anniversary clearfiles:
Pokemon Time! The 2016 Pokemon Time promo was a treat for Gen 4 lovers, as it included Buizel, Budew, Togekiss, Shinx, Shaymin, Lucario, and more!
The cushions were huge!!
(Photo Credit: Hoshiiya)
Remember those adorable Mega Pikazard Y gacha figures? Some new ones appeared on January 16th, featuring some of the latest Mega Chu!
More I <3 Mew plush appeared on 1/21 (UFO catchers)
UFO catcher sleepingbag Pikachus!
On January 26th, we met Pikachu again (in UFO catchers)! :P
Pokekyun! An entire TCG set dedicated to some of the cutest faces in the Pokedex!
January 30th began the second Nebukuro Kuji! Sleepingbag Pikachu returned, this time with Snorlax and Flareon! (and a plush of Gengar!)
Adorable Mew Merch!
February has lots to offer, especially with the 20th anniversary being at the end of the month! I will try to cover everything that has been announced so far! Those in the US may want to check out www.Pokemon20.com for a full list of US goods! As stated below though, not everything has an exact date just yet!
Early February kicks off the US 20th anniversary merch! You can view all of it at http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/
Not everything has a set date yet but there are a few things slated for February!
(These two started popping up at Gamestops early, but I believe the official release was supposed to be 2/1!)
Mew and Pikachu 20th Anniversary Plush!
These two shiny plush kicked off this year's set of 20th anniversary plush! (Gamestop) Retail is $16.99
I also found two additional Pikachu options at Toys R Us a few days after finding these:
I believe the Pikachu on the left is $24.99 and the winking Pikachu is $19.99 but please correct me if I am wrong.
Additionally, the special edition Mew tomy appeared at Gamestops this month as well ($9.99)
BreakPoint (latest TCG set) launches in the US
Pikachu "We Meet Again" cushions
On February 6th a new Little Tales promo became available at Pokemon Centers in Japan
I <3 Mew Plush (Laying Mew- UFO catchers)
Jessie is getting a gorgeous figure on February 12th this month! (With her adorable Wobbu!)
(James will be released in in March)
February 13th will bring more All Star Plush, including Snorlax!
The set also features:
On February 16th, a new Pokemon Center online website will be opening! (I expect that shipping will only be available to those in Japan)
When it opens, a special Kanto badge set will be available for preorder
You can check out the teaser at https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/teaser/
New UFO catchers prizes!
Monthly Pikachu: Graduation 'Chu!
Mini Secret Base Mascots!
PokeFlute Toys and Candy
Pikachu Hand Puppet (As well as some other baby toys)
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY!!
There are lots of goods slated for this day! First and foremost, you will be able to download Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green (Japan) from the eShop!
Pokemon Center Japan has announced a promo full of nostalgic sprite merchandise! There will be cushions, charms, hats, shirts, and more!
Additionally, preorders will open for the next Pokemon Nendoroids: Red and Green!
There will also be:
Adorable Pikachu keychain
Napping Pikachu plush
All Star Pikachu (Medium)
All Star Charmander!
In the US there will be a new Red Nendoroid and New 3ds with Red, Blue, and special faceplates. There are quite a few other goods with 20th anniversary on them as well, but they do not have an offcial release date.
(Nendo available on Pokemoncenter.com)
Thanks for reading!
As always feel free to discuss, ask/answer questions, and show off merch! I tried to get everything major, but I am certain that there are things I've missed. If there's anything you'd like added, feel free to comment with a link to information and/or your own photos!
I'll be back next month on time and with some of my own photos from my Japan trip :3