Precure merchandise sightings!

koyu

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Precure merchandise sightings!


I thought it'd be cool and useful if we all shared our Precure merchandise sightings in our own country/cities!

(Whenever someone posts their sighting, I'll try and update this post so that it'll be easier for other Precure fans who are looking for Precure merch in their area. 😊)


Sightings:
  • United States
    • Marukai Market in Japan Town @ Los Angeles,CA (190804)
    • Shibuya @ Los Angeles, CA (190927)
    • Mitsuwa @ New Jersey
      • Mars store (sometimes)
      • Annual Natsu Matsuri (Precure masks)
    • Kinokuniya @ New York + Los Angeles,CA
    • H-Mart
    • Uwajimaya (since 2005)
    • Sunrise Mart @ New York City, NY
    • BOOK-OFF (time to time)
    • Nijiya Market in Little Tokyo
    • Anime Jungle (occasionally)
    • Tokyo Japanese Outlet (2014)
    • Seiwa Market @ Houston,Texas (2019)
    • Tomato Japanese Grocery (2013)




 
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koyu

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Here is my first sighting!
I was looking through the candy section at Marukai Market and spotted this!! Star Twinkle Precure toy gum boxes!! They were a bit pricey, but I was really happy I actually saw something Precure-related at the market.
 

Lala

Magical Edition
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I never heard about Marukai Market (in the USA), so awesome~ :D
 

MilkTheCouch

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I've gone to Marukai on vacation, and yes, all of their locations have Pretty Cure merchandise. But there are plenty of stores with Japanese Pretty Cure merchandise in the US:
  • Mitsuwa: My local one (90 minutes away in New Jersey) not only stocks candy toys, but they sometimes have the actual toys in their Mars store. There's also a bookstore that sells books from the franchise, and a store that sells DVDs of each series' original broadcast, complete with commercials (I have the Smile one). At their annual Natsu Matsuri, there will often be Pretty Cure masks for sale. I sometimes stop here on vacations.
  • Kinokuniya: My local one in New York City used to stock Pretty Cure merchandise, but once Glitter Force became a thing, they stopped doing it. And a recent thing they've been doing that bugs me is REMOVING THE FUROKU FROM MAGAZINES DUE TO CUSTOMS ISSUES. Seriously?
  • H-Mart: This is the closest one to me, since it's right by my favorite Japanese arcade, Round One (30 minute drive). They stock Pretty Cure card gum and necklaces, and occasionally stock Pretty Cure furikake and curry.
  • Uwajimaya: There's reports on Pretty Cure LiveJournal that this stocks Pretty Cure candy toys. According to this DeviantArt link, they've been stocked since 2005.
  • Sunrise Mart (New York City): Sells the same things as H-Mart. They used to sell Pretty Cure chopsticks (they had Splash Star and Yes!5 ones)
  • BOOK-OFF: Sells used Pretty Cure books and merchandise from time to time. On my first visit to the NYC location, they also sold Mahoutsukai Pretty Cure coloring books for cheap.
  • Nijiya Market: The one in Little Tokyo sells a lot of Pretty Cure merchandise.
  • Anime Jungle: Occasionally carries Pretty Cure merchandise.
  • Tokyo Japanese Outlet: In 2014, they sold Cure Dolls here. No idea if any more Pretty Cure merchandise is sold anymore.
  • Seiwa Market: This link says they have a ton of Pretty Cure merchandise.
  • Tomato Japanese Grocery: When I went there in 2013, they sold Smile Pretty Cure coloring books, DVDs and chopsticks of all the series up until Heartcatch.
 

aiyan

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Lucky for you guys that your country sells that. We never have those merchandises in my country because Precure isn't popular here.😣☹🙁
 

koyu

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I've gone to Marukai on vacation, and yes, all of their locations have Pretty Cure merchandise. But there are plenty of stores with Japanese Pretty Cure merchandise in the US:
  • Mitsuwa: My local one (90 minutes away in New Jersey) not only stocks candy toys, but they sometimes have the actual toys in their Mars store. There's also a bookstore that sells books from the franchise, and a store that sells DVDs of each series' original broadcast, complete with commercials (I have the Smile one). At their annual Natsu Matsuri, there will often be Pretty Cure masks for sale. I sometimes stop here on vacations.
  • Kinokuniya: My local one in New York City used to stock Pretty Cure merchandise, but once Glitter Force became a thing, they stopped doing it. And a recent thing they've been doing that bugs me is REMOVING THE FUROKU FROM MAGAZINES DUE TO CUSTOMS ISSUES. Seriously?
  • H-Mart: This is the closest one to me, since it's right by my favorite Japanese arcade, Round One (30 minute drive). They stock Pretty Cure card gum and necklaces, and occasionally stock Pretty Cure furikake and curry.
  • Uwajimaya: There's reports on Pretty Cure LiveJournal that this stocks Pretty Cure candy toys. According to this DeviantArt link, they've been stocked since 2005.
  • Sunrise Mart (New York City): Sells the same things as H-Mart. They used to sell Pretty Cure chopsticks (they had Splash Star and Yes!5 ones)
  • BOOK-OFF: Sells used Pretty Cure books and merchandise from time to time. On my first visit to the NYC location, they also sold Mahoutsukai Pretty Cure coloring books for cheap.
  • Nijiya Market: The one in Little Tokyo sells a lot of Pretty Cure merchandise.
  • Anime Jungle: Occasionally carries Pretty Cure merchandise.
  • Tokyo Japanese Outlet: In 2014, they sold Cure Dolls here. No idea if any more Pretty Cure merchandise is sold anymore.
  • Seiwa Market: This link says they have a ton of Pretty Cure merchandise.
  • Tomato Japanese Grocery: When I went there in 2013, they sold Smile Pretty Cure coloring books, DVDs and chopsticks of all the series up until Heartcatch.
Wow!🤩 That is so cool!! It's really interesting to hear that you found Precure merch at H-Mart because I've never came across any where I live even though I used to shop at H-Mart a lot. I forgot to mention that I saw some Precure manga books and illustration books at the Kinokuniya bookstore next to the Marukai market I went to.
 

MilkTheCouch

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Wow!🤩 That is so cool!! It's really interesting to hear that you found Precure merch at H-Mart because I've never came across any where I live even though I used to shop at H-Mart a lot. I forgot to mention that I saw some Precure manga books and illustration books at the Kinokuniya bookstore next to the Marukai market I went to.
This is the H-Mart in Hicksville, NY near the Broadway Mall (where Round One is). They usually have card gum like this (when I last went a week ago, it was the Hugtto version) and necklace candy (they were out of stock last time), which has been going on since they opened. The one in Williston Park, NY had Pretty Cure furikake and curry, but I haven't been there since 2016 (when the Hicksville one opened), when they had Go! Princess Pretty Cure curry with Cure Scarlet on it.

There are also other locations of Mitsuwa, Marukai, Nijiya, Kinokuniya and Uwajimaya, as these are chains. H-Mart is also a chain, but I don't know about the Pretty Cure merch in other locations besides those two.

And I did get to go to Mitsuwa in Edgewater on my way home from Atlantic City because there was bad traffic on our usual route home (it passes JFK, and there was bad traffic due to Labor Day vacationers). Here's what they had at the time. And the Mars store is now called Little Japan USA, and they had gashapons, puzzles and coloring books of Pretty Cure.
 
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Lucky for you guys that your country sells that. We never have those merchandises in my country because Precure isn't popular here.😣☹🙁
Yep, the same here. I think here in Spain you could only find Precure merchandise in specialized comic stores... and even in those you would need to be lucky to find them!
In Japan is obvious there's gotta be a ton of Pretty Cure toys, games, books and even clothing. In the USA, there could be stuff too... but in Europe? I start to think we should have been grateful to even know about this franchise in the first place, only having Futari Wa Pretty Cure and Max Heart been broadcasted in SOME COUNTRIES' public TV channels!!
 

aiyan

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Yep, the same here. I think here in Spain you could only find Precure merchandise in specialized comic stores... and even in those you would need to be lucky to find them!
In Japan is obvious there's gotta be a ton of Pretty Cure toys, games, books and even clothing. In the USA, there could be stuff too... but in Europe? I start to think we should have been grateful to even know about this franchise in the first place, only having Futari Wa Pretty Cure and Max Heart been broadcasted in SOME COUNTRIES' public TV channels!!
I agree with you. The Futari wa Precure was aired here in my country way back in 2009, I guess After that, the show never follows and it ended to the episode where Cure Black and Cure White thought they have defeated the Dark King. Ah!...I got hooked and started watching the rest of the Precure Series on net. I just wish, this time, they start selling the merchandises. They hit the Guinness World Record title for the "Most Magical Warriors in An Anime Film"
Good thing that your country sells Precure merchandise, atleast.
 

koyu

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Update:
I saw some Star Twinkle Precure mini keychain boxes at shibuyala in Los Angeles for $6.55 each this past Friday!