Pokémon Center: Arriving at GameStop and ThinkGeek Stores Nationwide

Retailer Brings Fans the Most Authentic Pokémon Gear for the FIRST Time Outside of Japan

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starting this Sunday, Nov. 19, Pokémon Center is coming to GameStop and ThinkGeek locations nationwide. Each store will be fully stocked with everything a budding Pokémon trainer could want! This marks the first time Pokémon Center plush, figures, cards, home goods and accessories—all direct from the Pokémon Company—will be available outside of Japan and PokémonCenter.com.

Pokémon Center was inspired by the Pokémon video game, where Pokémon Centers are important destinations that help Trainers on their journey. Physical Pokémon Centers were first introduced in Japan, but will now thrive at all GameStop and ThinkGeek stores across the U.S. and online at GameStop.com/PokemonCenter.

Pokémon Center Must-Haves

Pokémon Center will feature a huge variety of Pokémon gear, but these are some items fans are sure to love.

  • Pikachu Jumbo Plush: $49.99
     •  This large plush is topped off with a familiar Trainer hat: this is an amazing Pikachu! Hug it, swap out hats, wrestle with it!
  • Incineroar Large Plush: $32.99
     •  With big clawed hands, super-detailed and embroidered eyes and snout—this Incineroar plush stands out, the way an evolved form should!
     •  Features a posable tail, to help Incineroar look fierce or stand tall. Lots of smooth plush, especially its satiny claws and yellow belt ornament. This is big time plush that is ready to roar!
  • Pokémon Gallery Figure: Pikachu—Thunderbolt: $16.99
     •  Pikachu used Thunderbolt! This gallery figure is sculpted and painted to showcase motion and power. Pokémon Gallery Figures capture Pokémon and their moves in amazing battle poses.
  • Pokémon Gallery Figure: Mew—Psychic: $16.99
     •  Mew used Psychic! The Gallery Figure shows Mew’s captivating battle power.
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): Sun & Moon - Crimson Invasion Elite Trainer Box: $39.99
     •  Crimson Chaos Across Alola!
     •  The Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon - Crimson Invasion Elite Trainer Box includes: 8 Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon - Crimson Invasion booster packs, 65 card sleeves featuring Silvally, 45 Pokémon TCG Energy cards, a player's guide to the Sun & Moon - Crimson Invasion expansion 6 damage-counter dice, 1 competition-legal coin-flip die, 2 acrylic condition markers and 1 acrylic GX marker, a collector's box to hold everything, with 4 dividers to keep it organized, and a code card for the Pokémon TCG Online.

“We are excited to bring fans the highest quality Pokémon collectibles at in-store Pokémon Centers, before any retailer outside Japan,” said Janet Bareis, senior vice president of collectibles for GameStop. “The center launches just in time for the holidays, giving gift-givers plenty of time to find a special gift for the budding Pokémon trainer on their list.”

To find a GameStop or ThinkGeek Pokémon Center near you, visit https://www.gamestop.com/stores or http://www.thinkgeek.com/help/store-locations/ .

About GameStop
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About ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek is the premier retailer for the global geek community. Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been creating a world where everyone can express and celebrate their inner geek, turn their interests into passions, and connect with one another. We are obsessed with creating and sharing unique and authentic experiences that stimulate our fans' imaginations and fuel their geek core. We believe there is a geek in everyone and invite you to Join In. Geek Out. Learn more at ThinkGeek.com.

Alexis Barsalou
GameStop Public Relations