McDonald’s Japan’s Pokémon Happy Meals Are Pika-Tastic
McDonald’s Japan has joined hands with Pokémon and BorneLund and will begin serving themed Happy Meals at McDonald’s branches across Japan from June 19, 2020 for a limited time.
There are six Pikachu toys to get your Pokémon Trainer hands on, all of which have Pikachu wearing his hat from the hit movie Detective Pikachu. The line-up includes everything a detective needs including a magnifying glass, a periscope which has moving parts which look different as you flip it, a real-working Pikachu compass, and more.
McDonald’s BorneLund collaboration collection also features six toys, including a pencil and stencil kit, a puzzle block set, and more. These items are sure to draw out the imaginations and creativity of kids.
Additionally, for every Pokémon Happy Meal and BorneLund Happy Meal bought on June 20 and 21, customers will receive a maze and sticker book for each the respective series.
Pokémon Happy Meal / BorneLund Happy Meal
Release Date: June 19, 2020
McDonald’s Japan Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Mew and Snorlax Charge Your iPhone With These Pokémon Cable Bites
27.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Two new Mew and Snorlax “Cable Bites” have been added to the popular iPhone accessory series and will be released in Japan in late June.
A common problem iPhone users face is their phone cable disconnecting so they can’t charge. The Cable Bite series was developed to tackle this issue. Leave it to your Pokémon to look after your cable and look super cute while doing it.
Cable Bite Pokémon Mew: ¥680 (Before Tax)
Cable Bite Pokémon Snorlax: ¥680 (Before Tax)
Take your Pokémon with your wherever you go with the Pokémon Cable Bite series.
Cable Bite Pokémon Mew / Snorlax
Available: Japan (Pokémon Center / Village Vanguard / KIDDYLAND / LOFT)
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SAMANTHAVEGA’s Pokémon Bag and Accessory Collection Kits Out Pokémon Trainers
Japanese clothing and accessory brand SAMANTHAVEGA, which is popular amongst girls in Japan, has teamed up with Pokémon to release a very special collection which is sure to please all you female Pokémon Trainers out there.
The theme of the cute and fun collection is “cute//mode” and captures the essence of Tokyo-born Japanese pop culture as well as the world of Pokémon.
The collection features a line-up of bags—from shoulder bags to backpacks, tote bags and more—as well as T-shirts, bag charms, and iPhone cases. Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, and Team Rocket are the focus of the designs.
Modelling the collection in the photos is Japanese model and actress Tina Tamashiro who also produces SAMANTHAVEGA’s bags.
Limited Edition Shopper Bag
Pokémon Series Eco Tote Bag
Those who purchase anything from the collection in Japan will receive a limited-edition shopper bag—or the eco tote bag if they spend over ¥15,000. Both are limited in stock so customers will want to grab something quick.
SAMANTHAVEGA meets Pokémon Collection
Pokémon will also take over the Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES pop-up digital store from July 9, 2020.
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SAMANTHAVEGA meets Pokémon collection
June 23, 2020 @ SAMANTHAVEGA Online Shop (Pre-Sale)
July 15, 2020 @ SAMANTHAVEGA Stores (Japan)
Special Pop-Up Shop
July 9, 2020 @ Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES Pop Up Digital Store
August 12-18, 2020 @ Hankyu Umeda
Official Website: http://www.samantha.co.jp/
McDonald’s Set To Release Refreshing Hokkaido Melon Frappés To Kick Off Summer
21.June.2020 | FOOD
Devoted to selling authentic coffee, McDonald’s Japan’s McCafé by Barista coffee service is all set for the hot summer days ahead with delicious Hokkaido melon drinks. The Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappé is making a return to the menu along with the brand new Hokkaido Melon Choco Frappé. The drinks will appear on the menu from June 24, 2020 for a limited period.
Enjoy the luscious flavour and fragrance of Hokkaido melons in the form of a refreshing frappé. Although the Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappé has returned to the McDonald’s menu year after year since 2018, this year marks the debut of the Hokkaido Melon Choco Frappé.
Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappé M Size: ¥470, L Size: ¥540
Vibrant Hokkaido melon is pureéd into a fruit sauce (2% fruit content). This is mixed with milk to bring out its full-bodied fragrance. The juicy, melt-in-the-mouth sweetness will leave you wanting more. The whipped cream topping is drizzled with more melon sauce. Mix the drink to enjoy the delicious combination of juicy melon and sweet cream.
Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappé M Size: ¥490, L Size: ¥560
Enjoy a sweet smoothie of rich and juicy melon punctuated with notes of Belgian couverture chocolate sauce (54% Belgian chocolate) and whipped cream. With 2% fruit content Hokkaido melon pureé as the base of the smoothie, milk is added to create a mellow flavour. Crunchy chocolate Oreo® pieces are sprinkled on top along with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, adding a hint of bitter chocolate flavour.
As the weather gets hotter, make sure to cool down with a refreshing cool drink. If you’ve never tried Hokkaido melon, now’s your chance!
Hokkaido Melon and Milk Frappé
Hokkaido Melon and Choco Frappé
Release Date: June 24, 2020 – Around the End of August, 2020
Available At: McDonald’s Cafés in Japan with a McCafé by Barista
McDonald’s Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
McDonald’s Japan to Release International Beef Burgers Inspired by the World’s Flavours
19.June.2020 | FOOD
This summer, McDonald’s Japan is releasing three beef burgers inspired by flavours of three countries. From Japan is the “Kalbi Mac,” from Canada is the “Mighty Beef Original,” and from the UK is the “Smokey BBQ.”
When you think of McDonald’s, the first thing that’s sure to come to mind are their beef burgers. The fast food chain has added many different burger flavours to its menu, every country around the world has its own popular style of beef burger. That’s where McDonald’s Japan got the idea for this new series of international burgers, each made using recipes from their respective countries.
Mighty Beef Original: ¥490 / Value Set: ¥790 (Serving: June 24, 2020 – Early August 2020)
Released at McDonald’s Canada, this bacon-filled beef burger is lathered in a rich sauce that has a smokey aroma and garlic punch mixed with black pepper. The salty and smokey bacon bits are what made this burger so deliciously irresistible.
Smokey BBQ: ¥490 / Value Set: ¥790 (Serving: June 24, 2020 – Early July 2020)
The smokey flavour is intense with this juicy beef burger which comes from the UK. It’s filled with over 10 spices, including smokey bacon, black pepper, and cinnamon.
Kalbi Mac: ¥420 / Value Set: ¥720 (Serving: June 24, 2020 – Early August 2020)
And from Japan is beef-on-beef Kalbi Mac which is filled with spicy kalbi beef and a juicy beef patty served between a sesame seed bun. The refreshing sweet lemon sauce and crunchy lettuce serve to elevate the tasty flavours of both beefs.
This is just the first three international burgers to be released at McDonald’s Japan. A new set will be released in mid-July.
McDonald’s Japan Official Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Get Celebi & Zarude in Pokémon Sword and Shield With Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco Tickets
Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco was originally set for release on July 10, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new release date has finally been set for August 7, 2020.
Trainers will now be able to get Ash’s iconic hat with the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Not only that, they have the chance to receive two Mythical Pokémon. But there’s a catch.
Get Movie Tickets, Catch Celebi and Zarude
To get Celebi and Zarude, players must be in Japan and have pre-ordered tickets to the upcoming new Pokémon film, Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco. Zarude is the newest Mythical Pokémon that has yet to officially make it into Pokémon Sword and Shield, making this the first announcement on how it will be released. There is no information on an international release as of yet.
Celebi and Zarude Ticket Pre-Orders (w/ Serial Code)
Release Date: August 7, 2020
Price: General ¥1,400 / Senior ¥800 (*May differ at certain cinemas)
Available: Japan (7-Eleven, AEON, AEON Super Center, Ito-Yokado, Toys “R” Us, Uny, Bic Camera, Tsutaya Records, Amazon.co.jp, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Cinemas screening Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco)
Ash’s Iconic Hat Coming to Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor DLC
To celebrate the release of Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco, players will soon be able to get their hands on Ash Ketchum’s iconic cap. The hat will be part of the upcoming Isle of Armor DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
To get the hat, players will need to have Zarude in their party, the new Mythical Pokémon. Cinemagoers will also be able to receive the hat, but details on how have yet to be announced.
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Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco
Official Website: www.pokemon-movie.jp
Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass
Official Website: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/expansionpass/
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: New Face Masks Keep Pokémon Trainer’s Skin Moisturised
Monosense is set to release the third collection of face masks in the popular Pokémon Cosmetic Series on June 19, 2020.
The Pokemon cosmetic series has been a huge success in Japan since it launched, spanning face masks, hand cream, lip cream, lip gloss, point packs, mirrors, and body gel. The face masks however have proven the most popular, having sold over 600,000 of them. Now, Pokémon Trainers can look forward to the third collection in an all new 2020 version.
Until now, the face masks themselves have had an entire print of a single Pokémon face on them. This time, however, they have a new design with many of that Pokémon on them, along with colours that remind one of that Pokémon.
Skin can get pretty dry when summer rolls around, so these made-in-Japan face masks will keep Trainers’ skin moisturised thanks to the collagen, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter in them.
There are four Pokémon to choose from: Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, and Mew. Who will you choose?
Customisable Pokémon Shirts Brand Introduces New Polo Shirts
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. Pokémon Shirts ships worldwide including Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Original prints for the original 151 Pokémon from Pokémon Red and Blue are now available to customise with the brand’s all-new polo shirts which were introduced on June 5, 2020. Customisation is diverse, ranging from the embroidery of the Pokémon themselves to the buttons as Poké Balls, Pokémon on the shirt pockets, and more.
Whichever Pokémon from the original you pick when customising a polo shirt can be embroidered on the pocket, on the inside of the cuff, or the outside. You can make a casual and smart yet still nerdy design with these customisations.
For the buttons, there’s 3 different Poké Balls you can choose from: the original Poké Ball, Great Ball, or Ultra Ball. You can have one design for all three buttons, or one of each. The designs don’t stand out too much, making them yet still great for smart casual settings while still supporting you love of Pokémon.
Choose between a standard rib collar for regular wear or a semi-formal collar band for business settings. If you select the standard rib collar, you can pick a different colour for the collar than the one you picked for your polo shirt.
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Pokémon Shirts Official Website: https://pokemon.originalstitch.com/en/
Online hanko store Hankos released a new collection of stamps in its “Pokémon PON” stamp line on May 30 which are based on 107 Pokémon from the Sinnoh region. Hanko are a type of stamp or seal traditionally used in place of signatures in Japan. They are crafted with people’s names and unique symbols.
Pokémon PON are made-to-order hanko stamps which feature a Pokémon of your choice and a name in Japanese writing. The Sinnoh region stamps follow the release of the Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn region themed stamps.
The 107 designs include the Sinnoh starter Pokémon Turtwig, Piplup, and Chimchar, as well as the Legendary Pokémon Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, and Mythical Pokémon Shaymin, Darkrai, and Arceus.
When ordering your stamp you pick your favourite Pokémon and give your name to be written on it. This can be your actual name, surname, pen name, social media name and so on. Keep in mind though that there is a character limit: three Kanji, five Hiragana or Katakana, and up to six alphabet letters.
There are three different fonts and several types of hanko. One type produces ink by itself meaning you don’t have to buy an ink pad. The wooden type can also be used with most banking facilities in Japan.
Pokémon PON stamps are packaged in an exclusive Pikachu and Eevee box.
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McFlurry® Black Thunder Make its Delicious Return to McDonald’s Japan
03.June.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan is collaborating with the hugely popular Japanese chocolate bar “Black Thunder” to release the “McFlurry® Black Thunder” at all McDonald’s branches across Japan for a limited time from June 10, 2020.
The McFlurry® is known to every McDonald’s customer. Made from delicious soft serve ice cream, it is mixed with various toppings and sauces and then blitzed at high speed to create a smooth, velvety dessert. The dessert has seen many collaborations with other products in Japan in the past, and it’s been 2 years since it has been mixed with Black Thunder.
McFlurry® Black Thunder: ¥290 (Tax Included)
The McFlurry® Black Thunder sees the rich, velvety ice cream combined with crumbly Black Thunder so you get the crunch of the cocoa cookie and biscuit. It’s also drizzled in a chocolate sauce that has been frozen for added crunchiness. You get the bitterness of the cocoa cookie and the sweetness of the chocolate come through.
The dessert will be served in a limited edition Black Thunder cup too. These are available while supplies last.
If you’re in Japan, don’t miss out on the delicious return of the McFlurry® Black Thunder.
McFlurry® Black Thunder
Serving: June 10, 2020 – Mid July 2020 (Subject to change)
Available: Most McDonald’s branches in Japan
Pokémon Camping Items Released in Collaboration With Pokémon Center and LOGOS
01.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Outdoor brand LOGOS has teamed up with the official Pokémon shop, the Pokémon Center, for the first time to release a new collection of Pokémon-themed camping gear. The items went on sale at Pokémon Center and its website in Japan on May 30, 2020.
The 10 items feature cute retro designs of familiar Pokémon and can be used for outdoor life and everyday use.
The line-up includes a sun shade that can be easily assembled by just taking it out of the bag and opening it, two types of chairs for adults and children, a lightweight cushion, two different floor blankets, a compact and foldable basket, a drinks cooler, a food cooler, and a mini table. The two-person LOGOS pop shade will be released on August 8.
Enjoy a Pokémon picnic or camping trip with this cute new collection from LOGOS and Pokémon Center!
Tropical Flavoured Pikachu Puré Gummies Dropping This Summer
Japanese confectionery company Kanro has revealed its new limited-edition, tropical flavoured Pikachu gummies which it developed in collaboration with Pokémon for its Puré gummy range. They will be released in Japan on June 2, 2020.
The sweet and chewy tropical gummies are made with pineapple juice which is the main flavour, mango juice, and banana juice. They also added a soda flavour for that Pikachu thunderbolt kick (and to balance the flavours!)
They come in limited-edition Pikachu shapes
A packet of these gummies includes the classic heart-shaped Puré gummy sweets as well as Pikachu-shaped ones. There are also four packet designs all featuring original and exclusive Pikachu illustrations.
Additionally, for a limited time, the regular lemon, grape, and muscat grape Puré gummy packaging feature Pikachu’s paw prints on the front and back. There are even hidden Pikachu-shaped gummies inside these regular packets.
Pikachu online promotion
The product is being promoted over on the official Puré Twitter page. Pikachu is set to take over the page this June with promotional videos.
Puré Gummy Pokémon Dengeki Tropical Flavour
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Official Website: https://www.kanro.jp/pure/
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