Pokémon Lip Cream & iPhone Accessories Make for Perfect Gifts From Japan
Japan has a lot of Pokémon merchandise, and they keep adding to the stock. Check out these brand new items being released this month!
iPhone Cable Bite
This cable bite series is an accessory for iPhone charging cables. They’re a popular trend right now and are used as decoration made to look like they’re chomping down on your phone. These six designs go on sale from August 10.
They also prevent your iPhone cable from falling out. The six designs include Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Psyduck, Meowth, and Munchlax.
These lip creams are the second product in a series of Pokémon themed cosmetics. Available in four designs, they go on sale from August 7 at Pokémon Center stores and ITS’DEMO stores in Japan.
The first product in the series was the Pokémon Face Masks. Close to 40,000 shipped within the first month.
The new lip creams are made with numerous beautifying ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil. Not only do they look good in design, they keep your lips moist and ensure they do not dry out.
Pokémon 1/20 Figures to be Released as Part of ‘Pokémon Scale World Galar Region’ Collection
21.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME
A new series of 1/20 size Pokémon figures are set to be released featuring Pokémon from Pokémon Sword and Shield. The series includes the “Pokémon Scale World Galar Region,” “Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Set,” and “Pokémon Scale World Galar Rillaboom,” all of which are set to drop in September 2020.
What is Pokémon Scale World?
Pokémon Scale World is a series of detailed 1/20 scale figures of Pokémon and Pokémon Trainers by Bandai. For their fourth release, they are releasing Pokémon and Pokémon Trainers from the Galar Region, with both small figurines that can fit in the palm of your hand to bigger ones.
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region: ¥500 Each / ¥3,500 Whole Set (Before Tax)
12 Pokémon and 1 Pokémon Trainer from Pokémon Sword and Shield arrive for the new collection. This includes Gloria, the three starter Pokémon (Grooky, Scorbunny, and Sobble) and their evolution, and more.
Pokémon Scale World Galar Rillaboom: ¥3,600 (Before Tax)
You can also get your hands on Rillaboom, the final evolution of Grooky. At 10.5cm tall, he stands above the rest of the collection.
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Pokémon Scale World Galar Region
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Set
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Rillaboom
Release Date: September 2020
Product Details: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/products/2020/4549660504153000.htm
Tokyo’s New Skin Care Concept Shop SKINCARE LOUNGE BY ORBIS to Open in Omotesando
SKINCARE LOUNGE BY ORBIS is the debut concept shop by Japanese beauty company ORBIS, and it’s set to open in Omotesando this summer. The shop’s teaser website opened on May 13 where information on its conception, special content, interviews with the company’s partners, and more will roll out in the run up to the grand opening.
ORBIS established themselves in 1984, and in 1987 launched their mail-order service. Since then, their mission has been to “create a world filled with people who are true to themselves, think positively, and lead lives of beauty.” They believe in the beauty each of us has inside them and want to unlock its full potential.
SKINCARE LOUNGE BY ORBIS aims to have people learning about their own skin and to unlock its full potential. “Feel,” “Learn,” and “Take” are the keywords of the concept shop.
The shop’s creative directors are Hisato Ogata, who is a designer and innovator at takram, and Momo Kudo of Tokyo-based architecture and interior design studio MMA Inc. They are also supported by George Amano of GEORGE CREATIVE COMPANY.
SKINCARE LOUNGE BY ORBIS has two floors. On the first floor, customers are free to test various products as well as learn about the correct way to look after their skin. The second floor offers skincare treatments, workshops, and various private events. You must be a member on the shop’s official app and book in advance for the second floor services.
If you’re strolling around the Harajuku and Omotesando area this summer, pop into SKINCARE LOUNGE BY ORBIS and learn all there is to know about proper skin care.
SKINCARE LOUNGE BY ORBIS
Address: 5-7-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato Ward, Tokyo
LOUNGE: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
JUICE BAR: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
*Please note that the shop is subject to temporary closure
Official Website: http://www.orbis.co.jp/skincarelounge/
Dior Releases Tokyo Pink Colour of its Addict Lip Maximizer
10.May.2020 | FASHION
Parfums Christian Dior opened pre-sales for its 2020 Summer Collection via the official Dior online boutique on Friday.
The line-up features shades for early summer’s blue skies, as well as vivid colours that will stand out against the midsummer rays. Everything in the range screams bright and energetic femininity.
This summer, look forward to applying highly efficient formulas perfect for the season, with textures that feel natural on the skin, glittery shades that reflect the sunlight, and new rules set for healthy summer makeup.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer 019 Tokyo Pink – ¥3,700
A standout of the collection is the Japan-exclusive Tokyo Pink edition of the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. It’s a pink that symbolises Tokyoーthe neon lights and feminine beautyーwhile still looking transparent. It’s a clear pink with a delicate glittery look that gives instant volume to the lips the moment it’s put on, serving energetic summer vibes. It has hyaluronic acid on it which keeps them looking moist all day long, as well as collagen and capsaicin.
Dior 5 Couleurs (Colour Games) – ¥7,800 / Diorshow Colour & Contour Duo – ¥3,900
Dior is also releasing limited edition versions of its Dior 5 Couleurs eye palette and eyeliner and eye shadow combo Diorshow Colour & Contour Duo for the summer season.
Summer Collection 2020 “Colour Games”
Pre-Sales: May 8, 2020
Release Date: June 5, 2020 (From May 15, 2020 at select websites)
Official Website: https://www.dior.com/ja_jp
Pokémon the Movie: Coco Promoted With Merchandise Prize Campaign
FIRST BAKING CO., LTD. launched a campaign in Japan last Friday where Pokémon Trainers can win an assortment of fun and exciting merchandise for the upcoming Pokémon movie Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco which is set for release on July 10, 2020.
To enter, you must collect five serial codes featured on select Pokémon bread packaging from FIRST BREAD which bears the campaign logo. You can then enter via the campaign’s official website for a chance to win a variety of merchandise includes a Pokémon card folder, tote bag, and tumblers with straws.
How to Enter
Collect five serial codes from Pokémon bread at FIRST BREAD and then enter via the official website. There are three tiers of prizes.
Only Pokémon bread with “対象商品” written on it counts for the competition.
Applications: May 1, 2020 at 00:00 (JST) to July 3, 2020 at 23:59 (JST)
Campaign Logo Period: May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020
Prizes & No. of People
A Prize: Original Large Pokémon Card Folder (2,500 Available)
B Prize: Original Parent & Child Tote Bags (1,000 Available)
Runner Up Prize: Set of 3 Tumblers w/ Straws (100 People)
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only
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Official site： https://daiichipan-cp.jp
Make Bath Time Even More Special With the New Hair and Body Series From ORBIS
01.May.2020 | FASHION
ORBIS released its new “RELEASE By Touch” series of hair and body products on April 23, 2020.
Since the company’s establishment, ORBIS has striven to bring out the full potential of the skin’s power. Its brand message is “making comfort beautiful.” Their Touch series invites people to love their hair and body by touching and caring for it, leading them to a relaxing, comfortable time.
RELEASE By Touch Shampoo / RELEASE By Touch Conditioner – ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
The hair care items in the new RELEASE By Touch series includes shampoo and conditioner that gently cares for both the hair and scalp.
RELEASE By Touch Body Shampoo – ¥1,000 / RELEASE By Touch Body Wash Glove – ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
Lather your skin and body in thick bubbles and enjoy some body care time.
RELEASE By Touch Bath Towel
When you’re done, wrap yourself in a fluffy towel and feel refreshed after your luxurious bath.
If you’re looking for some personal relaxing bath time then you can’t go wrong with the new RELEASE By Touch series from ORBIS.
RELEASE By Touch Series
Release Date: April 23, 2020
Available: At ORBIS stores in Japan and online
Official Website: https://www.orbis.co.jp/
Pokémon Clothing Collection Releasing This Spring From GiRLS by PEACH JOHN
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN has revealed its new Pokémon collection which is set to release on their official website and in select stores on May 7, 2020. Items include Peasy wireless bras, bra sets, lounge wear and more with cute Pokémon designs from familiar faces such as Pikachu, Eevee, Jigglypuff, Sylveon, and more.
Peasy 001 – ¥2,280 (Before Tax) | Sizes: S, M, L
Pikachu Print Panties – ¥1,480 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M only
The Peasy wireless bra and underwear features an adorable Pikachu print design with the popular Pokémon’s many different expressions.
Rirakore Sylveon Lace Bralette Set – ¥2,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M, L
Feel as beautiful as Sylveon with this lady-like bralette set.
Morikore Flowers & Eevee Bra Set – ¥3,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: Bra = B-F/65/70/75
Eevee is embroidered into this cute bra set which is sure to please any girl.
Jigglypuff’s Sleepy Pyjamas – ¥3,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M only
Jigglypuff will help lull you sleep with this comfy pyjama set.
Pokémon Icon Thermal Pyjamas – ¥3,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M only
Snug thermal pyjamas that are comfy even on hot summer days. The set features tiny adorable Poké Balls.
Pikachu Pouch – ¥1,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: One Size
A pouch plump like Pikachu which you can find many uses for.
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Pokémon Shirts Expands Range With 100 More Silver and Gold Pokémon
Pokémon Shirts added yet another 100 Pokémon from the Pokémon Gold and Silver series to its range on April 17. All Pokémon Trainers out there can now customise their shirts using any of the 251 Pokémon from the Gold and Silver video games.
Pokémon Shirts was launched back in February 2019 by American custom shirt brand Original Stitch, which offers over one billion design customisations, and the Pokémon franchise.
100 New Shirt Designs From Pokémon Gold and Silver
Customisation Examples (From Left): Flaaffy x Smeargle / Bellossom / Croconaw x Blastoise
Earlier this year between February 29 and March 1, Pokémon Shirts held limited online pre-sales for 20 of its new Pokémon Gold and Silver shirts, all of which sold out and sparked excitement on Japanese social media. Now, in addition to all 151 of the original Pokémon from Pokémon Red and Blue, fans can get their hands on Pokémon shirt designs from the first two generations of Pokémon.
Left: Togetic flying through fluffy clouds / Right: In Alola, Vikavolt is Heracross’s greatest enemy
Fans can create some super creative designs on Pokémon Shirts with the new entries.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, as Pokémon Shirts has added more shirt patterns which can be used as virtual wallpapers for online meetings to add a dash of fun to the meetings.
Shipping: Japan, US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillippines, India, Indonesia
Official Website: https://pokemon.originalstitch.com/en/
SHIRO to Release New Alcohol Hand Mist and Hand Gel Sanitisers
16.April.2020 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetic brand SHIRO has announced the release of its new “Hand Refreshing Series” of hand sanitisers that both clean and keep hands moisturised.
The products contain 80% alcohol (*1) and can be used to clean your hands (*2).
We are living in a time when taking care of what you touch and washing your hands is of utmost importance. To make life easier for people, SHIRO has created this new line of skincare products.
Chakrasana Hand Refreshener (80ml) – ¥1,600 (Before Tax) / Alcohol: 65% / Contains: Yuzu Peel / Fragrance: Chakrasana
The Chakrasana Hand Refreshener is a hand mist that was released on April 2, 2020. It ensures your hands are sanitised for going outside, while the use of yuzu peel keeps them moisturised. The fragrance used, “Chakrasana,” is an original blend of fresh orange, spicy cloves, and geraniumsーthe latter of which offers a subtle sweet smell.
Hand Refreshener 80 (80ml) – ¥1,800 (Before Tax) / Alcohol: 80% / Contains: Yuzu Peel / Fragrance: Chakrasana, Sabon
Pre-orders are now open via SHIRO’s online store for their new product Hand Refreshener 80 which will launch on April 20. Another hand mist, this version contains 80% alcohol for even cleaner hands. It comes in two fragrances: the above-mentioned Chakrasana as well as Sabon which has a fresh soapy smell.
Hand Refreshing Gel 80 (200ml) – ¥2,800 (Before Tax) / Alcohol: 80% / Contains: Yuzu Peel / Fragrance: Chakrasana, Sabon
Rather than mist, this product comes as a big bottle of gel. Like the mist, it cleans your hands thoroughly while ensuring they do not dry out. Perfect to keep at home or in an office, one bottle can last you up to nearly two months. 1-3 pumps will ensure your hands are nicely sanitised. This product is now available for pre-order and will be shipped between April 23 and early May.
SHIRO has halted the manufacturing of some of its products at its Hokkaido-based factory to focus on producing alcohol sanitising items.
*1: The official homepage of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan states that alcohol is most effective at 70% and above. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that you need at the very least 60% or more to ensure hand sanitation.
*2: This is not a medical or quasi-drug product.
SHIRO Hand Refreshing Series
Official Website: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
Catch This Awesome Pokémon Clothing Collection Releasing in Collaboration with GU
Japanese clothing company GU is teaming up with Pokémon for the first time to release a special new collection which will release via their online store on April 24 and at GU stores in Japan on April 29.
Ash’s famous phrase “I Choose You” is the concept of the collaboration. 39 Pokémon make up the collection of 51 women’s, men’s, and kid’s clothing items. Who will you choose?
Baby White Big TS) POKEMON2 – ¥1,490 (Before Tax)
W One Piece (S) POKEMON 1CY1★ – ¥1,990 (Before Tax)
Some of the items feature a “Hide And Seek” design with Pokémon peeking from outside the pockets, or sitting on the cuffs. The casual designs make them easy to incorporate into outfits that can be worn in a variety of settings.
Cotton bigTS)POKEMON ICY – ¥2,990 (Before Tax)
Items can also be categorised by character. The main design for the men’s selection is Pokémon who journey with Ash on his adventures. For women it’s the adorable Eevee, and for kid’s it’s the rare and elusive Mew.
Lounge Set (S) POKEMON – ¥1,990 (Before Tax)
“Sleep” is the theme of the loungewear sets, which feature designs of sleepy Pokémon like Snorlax, Jigglypuff putting other Pokémon to sleep, and more.
Choose your favourite Pokémon item from this special new collection.
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Release Date: Online – April 24, 2020 / In Store – April 29, 2020
Product Page: https://www.gu-japan.com/jp/feature/pokemon/
Pikachu Caddy Bag Released in Pokémon Golf Merchandise Series
Japanese company MIND have created a Pokémon lightweight caddy bag that was released on the Enjoy Caddy Bag store in Japan on Monday.
Lightweight Pikachu caddy bag, I choose you!
Pokémon Lightweight Caddy Bag – ¥39,800 (Before Tax)
The bag’s design features a range of different Pikachu prints and embroideries that will delight both Pokémon Trainers and golf players alike. Never has a golfer been able to look this cute.
Equipped with the functionalities of a great caddy bag
The bag is light, clocking in at around 2.9kg. It also has various pockets and pouches for food and other uses, making it not just a cute gimmick item but the real deal.
Driver Head Cover ¥6,300 / Iron Cover ¥4,200 / Putter Cover ¥4,000 / Golf Multi Pouch ¥1,800 / Travel Cover ¥9,000 (all prices are pre-tax)
A variety of other Pokémon golf-related merchandise will also be released in the series.
Pokémon Caddy Bag
Pre-Orders: Opened March 23, 2020
Delivery: From Late April 2020
*Delivery dates subject to change pending the condition of the coronavirus
Limited Edition Bonus Item: Pokémon Travel Cover
Sandshrew & Alola Sandshrew Pokémon Manholes to Arrive in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture
The Pokémon Company is set to start placing Sandshrew and Alola Sandshrew manholes in Tottori Prefecture as part of Japan’s ongoing Poké Lid project to place Pokémon manholes around the country.
The first series of Poké Lids were place in the city of Ibusuki in Kagoshima Prefecture back in December 2018. They were Eevee lids, and saw designs for all of the Pokémon’s evolutions. All of the Poké Lids feature completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. To date, 87 have been placed across 7 prefectures in Japan, and more are set to roll out throughout 2020.
Sandshrew and Alola Sandshrew were chosen as official ambassadors of Tottori in December 2018 to help promote the wonders of the prefecture. Both of them event tourist sites around Tottori as well as perform at events. Sandshrew is of course a Pokémon that likes the sand, which is perfect as Tottori is home to the largest sand dune in Japan.
Poké Lids will be placed at 14 locations across Tottori, with designs featuring Sandshrew enjoying those places together with other Pokémon. Not only are all Poké Lid designs original, they are also scheduled to stay where they are for the foreseeable futureーtens of years.
The Pokémon Company also plans to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO in the future.
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Poké Lid Official Website: https://local.pokemon.jp/en/manhole/
Tokyo & Osaka’s Pokémon Cafes Reveal 3rd Line-Up Of Sword and Shield Themed Food
The Tokyo (Nihonbashi) and Osaka (Shinsaibashi) branches of the Pokémon Cafe are releasing their third line-up of menu items in collaboration with Pokémon Sword and Shield which will be served between March 20 and May 29 this year. The second line-up is still available and will be served until March 19.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest games in the Pokémon video game franchise and were released for the Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. The new menu line-up sees appearances from familiar faces including Pikachu, Eevee, Yamper, Zigzagoon (Galar form), and Eiscue.
*Dish names are translated from Japanese
Gigantamax Pikachu’s Naughty Octopous Rice Plate – ¥2,178 (Tax Included)
This hearty portion of octopus rice is made in the image of Pikachu in his Gigantamax form.
Gigantamax Eevee’s Smiley Hamburger Stew Plate – ¥2,178 (Tax Included)
A hearty stew made in the image of Eevee in its Gigantamax form.
Yamper’s Happy Sandwich Picnic Plate – ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
This picnic-on-a-plate meal features the adorable Yamper, who is served with a tasty salad.
Galar Zigzagoon’s Crunchy Cookie Tiramisu – ¥1,738 (Tax Included)
This crunchy cookie tiramisu features a cute recreation of Zigzagoon in its Galar form.
Ice Face Eiscue’s Shivering Panna Cotta – ¥1,628 (Tax Included)
As you fork through this cute Eiscue panna cotta, you’ll discover a special and delicious treat inside.
Jump into the video game world of Pokémon Sword and Shield at the hugely popular Pokémon Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka.
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Pokémon Sword and Shield – 3rd Menu Line-Up
Running: March 20, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Pokémon Cafe (Nihombashi, Tokyo)
Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, 2-1-2 Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:30-22:00
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Nihombashi Takashimaya SC is closed)
Pokémon Cafe (Shinsaibashi, Osaka)
Address: Daimaru Shinsaibashi Honkan 9F, 1-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Business Hours: 10:00-21:30
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Daimaru Shinsaibashi is closed)
*Reservations available online only. Telephone reservations not available.