Many of us in Asia are eagerly waiting for the release of this life-changing game. Yet, Niantic, the development company for Pokemon Go, has disclosed disappointing news that the game will not be released in Asia anytime soon. Instead of sulking in despair, here comes help to nurse your bitter resentment! We have assembled a list of Pokemon products that may (we try), temporarily subdue your obsession with Pokemon Go.
1. Mcdonald’s Japan Pokemon Toys
With every order of Happy Meal in Mcdonald’s Japan, you will receive a limited edition Pokemon Toy. It does not help that this Mcdonald’s x Pokemon collection consists of classic toys that will bring memories of our childhood. For instance, the Pikachu Kendama, Satoshi Greninja Water Shuriken Maze Spinning top and the Volcanion Water Gun are all old school toys that will allow us to relive our younger days.
If you die-die must get these toys, my advice would be to post a request on Airfrov as soon as possible; These toys will definitely sell out fast!
2. Pokemon Themed Cosmetics
It would be a crime to say that only boys like Pokemon. There are many ladies out there who are sorely disappointed with the restricted launch of Pokemon Go! But this Pokemon-themed cosmetics should be able to temporarily ease your Pokemon obsession. The collaboration between Japanese cosmetic brand Its’ Demo and Pokemon would be the perfect solution.
The Its’ Demo Pokemon Multipurpose cream can be used to hydrate your skin and prevent dryness. The moisturising cream comes in 5 different designs, one for every day! 😛
Its’ Demo Eyeshadow Palette (1800 Yen)
The Its’ Demo Eye Shadow Palette comes in 4 different designs, and 4 different colour schemes. From Blue & Pink Collection, Pink & Brown Collection, Purple & Brown Collection, and Earthy & Pink Collection – there’s one for every complexion and occasions. The boast-worthy compact-sized palette’s protection film and mirror has Pokemon characters printed on it, how cute!
Besides Its’ Demo, drugstore makeup brand, Club, has also ridden on the Pokemon wave with the release of a Pokemon themed Airy Touch Powder. A drugstore favourite, the powder offers SPF20 protection against the sun, and also provide matte finishing without making your makeup appear too cakey.
Airy Touch Powder by Club (1500 Yen)
3. Pokemon Plushies
You may not be able to catch a Pokemon in the virtual world of Pokemon Go (yet), but you can definitely throw an imaginary PokeBall at these Pokemon plushies! The Graduate Pikachu Plush has got to be my favourite, it would be the perfect graduation gift for any hardcore Pokemon fan!
The Jumbo Size Sleeping Pikachu would be perfect for a couch pillow, or you can even snooze on this snuggly plush every night!
Jumbo Size Sleeping Pikachu (USD$42.99) and Graduate Pikachu (USD$17.99)
If you like the whole set of the most popular Pokemon characters, here are the pictures of the adorable plushies for your viewing pleasure.
Squirtle plush (USD$12.99), Jumbo Size Sleeping Bulbasaur (USD$42.99) and Jumbo Size Charmander plush (USD$59.99)
All of these Pokemon plushies can be found in Tokyo Pokemon Center or in Osaka Pokemon Center. If you’re not heading to Japan anytime soon, post a request for your favourite plushie here, and our friendly travellers will hand-carry your precious pokemon back for you!
4. Pokemon Apparel
There’s no shame in being a Pokemon fan! Show your love for the world’s most popular Pokemon with these Pikachu apparels! When it eventually launches in Asia, you can don these Pokemon apparels and catch ’em all!
Pikachu Girl’s Muscle Tank Top (USD14.39), Pikachu Men’s Muscle Tank Top (USD14.35), Pikachu Ringer T shirt (USD$18) and Pikachu Kanji T shirt (USD$16.72)
You may not be a real Pokemon Trainer, but you can at least pretend to be one with this Pokemon Trainer Tee from Hot Topic USA. When it comes to the Pokemon Gym Tee, only fellow Pokemon lovers will understand the true meaning behind your shirt’s slogan.
Pokemon Trainer Tee (USD$21) and Pokemon Gym Tee (USD$25)
If you prefer to be more subtle with your Pokemon obsession, the Kanto cap by Effulgence is great for you. With Mew’s character embroidered at the front and the Pokemon gym badges at the side of the cap, this Kanto cap is the embodiment of a Pokemon lover’s obsession, albeit in a less in-your-face manner.
Effulgence Kanto Cap (USD$36)
5. Pokemon Stationary
You can make school and work life less miserable with these Pokemon-themed stationary. Be the source of envy when you use these Pokemon journals and the Pikachu ballpoint pen to take notes!
Pikachu Luxury Ballpoint pen (USD$59.90) and 200 pages Hip Hop Parade Spiral Notebook (USD$19.90)
6. Pikachu PC Cushion
You may be shy to bring along a Pikachu plushie to work, but this will cause major envy! This Pikachu plushie serves as a PC cushion that serves to support your wrist, and also keeps you company during your long and draining working hours. The best part is, the Pikachu plushie is detachable, and you can cuddle it during your downtime. Just don’t get caught by your boss. 😛
Pikachu PC Cushion (5656 Yen)
My fellow Pokemon enthusiasts, to quell the pain of waiting for Pokemon Go to be launched in Asia, get your hands on these merchandises! To check out what other Pokemon lovers are requesting for on Airfrov, click here.
If you would like to copy any of these requests, just press the “+” button!