As some of you may know, I was in New York a few weeks ago. And it goes without saying that as passionate Pokemon veteran I visited the Pokemon Center NYC as well.
Also, I promised to post pictures and here they are!
But guys, let me get that clear: Please don't raise your expectations too high!
My personal opinion:
I'd already heard so much about the Pokemon Center in NYC that I was totally excited when I was on my way to it. I expected to see a great shop, dedicated to one of the greatest things in the world. But I would soon be disappointed! When I arrived there, my excitement turned into disappointment pretty soon.
First of all, the Pokemon "Center" is NO LONGER a center, it's just an ordinary Nintendo store with a really small(!) area on the ground floor dedicated to Pokemon. And the selection of products you can find there was pretty underwhelming as well. The store basically concentrates on the games, the TCG and plastic/plush figures. I know it must sound hard, but that's it. That's what is left of the old "glory" of the famous Pokemon Center NYC.
Unfortunately, they didn't even sell Garchomp (plush) figures and so, as a Pokemon fan and above all, as arguably the greatest Cynthia fan in the world, I decided not to buy anything there, because there was hardly anything that I could have needed. Sad, but true.
Anyways, I could at least say afterwards that I was there, and I hope you'll enjoy the many photos I took nevertheless.
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OK, enough of words! Here we go:
The store at night
The store at daytime
The entrance area
This is basically the whole Pokemon area
All kinds of merchandise
Commercials for Pokemon HGSS
A table where you can play Pokemon games on the Nintendo DS
Turtwig and Piplup plush figures
All kinds of plastic action figures (but NO GARCHOMP!!)
Pikachu says "Hi!"
Could it be her??? No, just a pretty girl who is busy with fierce battles
Nintendo DS equipment in Pokemon style
Guide books, games and TCG
Well, "center" is a bit too optimistic if you ask me
The "center" from another perspective
Finally, I found my Queen...if only on a pack for trading cards
Cynthia with fantastic Pokemon
I couldn't find a Garchomp figure or anything else but got a souvenir after all! When I told a nice sales clerk that I'd traveled all the way to New York and had been looking forward to seeing the center for weeks, he gave me this backpack/shopping bag with an awesome Pokemon HGSS print:
I'm looking forward to your comments and hope you liked my photos
EDIT: I could actually post many more photos, but obviously you mustn't post more than 20. What a pity! Maybe a mod could change that, because anybody would profit from those pictures.