[Gacha] Pokemon Tsumande-Tsunagete (Pikachu, Snorlax, Magikarp, Pichu, Meowth)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette Plush – Large Plush (Pichu, Cubone)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Pikachu – Large Plush (Pikachu x 2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Poipole)
[TCG] “Dragon Storm” Booster Pack
[Pokemon Center] Lapras Journeys (Card Sleeves)
[Re-Ment] Collect & Stack! Pokemon Forest (Teddiursa, Rowlet, Pikachu, Cerebi, Pichu, Bulbasaur, Bellossom, Pidgeot)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Raichu, Ampharos, Voltorb)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Pikachu – Plush Tissue Case (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Lapras Journeys
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Dex Metal Charms (Poipole/Naganadel, Stakataka, Blacephalon)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Tea Time Set
[Re-Ment] Hide-and-Seek Desk Figures (Magikarp, Psyduck, Squirtle, Butterfree, Caterpie, Dugtrio, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette Plush (Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Pokemon Store] Itami Airport Store Opening
[Takara Tomy] Talky Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Flareon, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Magnemite
[Pokemon Kids] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Ultra Guardians (Xurkitree, Blacephalon, Buzzwole, Eevee, Alola Marowak, Drampa, Bewear)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary
[Pokemon Center] Almost Life-Size Fuzzy Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[Pokemon Center] Tokyo DX Pokemon Center Gacha Figures
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha Figures Part 6 (Alola Vulpix, Electrode, Shaymin, Absol, Whimsicott)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Oedo Part 2
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Spring Clothing Set
[Pokemon Center On-Line] 20th Anniversary Campaign starts
[Ensky] Pokemon Paper Theater – Eeveelutions
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Snorlax)
[Ichiban-Kuji] Pokemon Research – Dedenne
[MonColle] Legendary Bird Set (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Doll Figures
This past Saturday gave us a slew of releases all at once, in typical Pokemon Center style.
This post will cover the Pokemon Center 2018 Easter promotion!
The most anticipated items from the event: the plush!
This year’s Easter promotion had two main stuffed animals – Pikachu and Eevee – both with adorable flower crowns.
If you like tiny plush you were in luck because there was also mascot plush sized versions of both Pikachu and Eevee. Just as adorable and also with flower crowns but small!
And if you love cushions, then you were also in luck! There seems to be at least 1 cushion in almost every major Pokemon Center promotion lately, with the 2018 Easter promo being no exception.
Soft and cuddly and with both Eevee and Pikachu, there’s no downside here.
Some other items of note: pass cases!
These cases were a lot bigger than I thought, but they make good bag decorations even without using them to hold train passes.
Cute dice bag with Pikachu on one side and Eevee on the other.
Charm bracelets! One featuring Pikachu and one with Eevee
Fashionable scrunchies! The yellow one comes with a small Pikachu charm while the blue design comes with a small Eevee charm.
Super frilly tote-bag with matching pouch
An adorable phone case with Easter Pikachu! Even comes with a hand strap to keep you from potentially dropping your phone.
There was also stickers, a stationary set in a cute box, a notebook, and (not pictured) decoration tape.
And of course not forgetting… the cookies!
This promotion was incredibly popular, with the plush and mascot plush selling out from all Pokemon Centers in the Tokyo area by Sunday morning. I have a feeling they will restock but for the moment, if you didn’t pre-order or get to the Pokemon Center early on Saturday morning, you’re out of luck. Pray for restocks!
Until next time~
This week’s Pokemon merch news gave us one main announcement, but it’s super adorable so it’s okay!
Lapras & Pikachu Journeys!
The theme for this promotion is Pikachu and Lapras going on adventures together all over the Pokemon world, meeting new friends, buying souvenirs, and just having a grand old time.
Most of the items for this promo will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting April 14th (Saturday) but a special set of card sleeves will go on sale one week early on April 7th (Saturday).
Plush – 3,024 yen
Mascot Plush – 1,620 yen
Plush Tissue Box Cover – 2,376 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Drinking Glass – 1,080 yen
Stickers – 486 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Keychain Charm – 1,080 yen
Hand Mirror – 1,296 yen
Hoop Earrings – 864 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Stationary w/ Box – 972 yen
Floating Pen – 864 yen
Deco Tape – 648 yen
B6 Ringed Notebook – 648 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone (8/7/6s/6 | Blue / Pink) – 2,376 yen each
Thermos – 1,512 yen
Card Sleeves – 777 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
There are a bunch of releases for tomorrow (March 24th) at Pokemon Centers in Japan, including Easter, Ultra Beasts, Pokemon Center exclusive plush, and some surprise items (a mini Poipole promo and new Pokemon Center socks). I’ll have more information on these releases up as soon as I can.
Until next time~
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Lapras & Pikachu Journeys
This post will cover all the Banpresto prize releases for the month of April.
As a reminder, the items listed on this post are not available for sale in stores, such as the Pokemon Center. They are only sold from Banpresto for use as prizes in game centers. Everything can be bought from second hand sellers, however, what is sold and at what price is completely up to the discretion of the re-sellers.
April brings us three new series (Pokemon Life With Pikachu, Tsuretette Plush, and Mogu-Mogu Time) along with the return of some favorites (Korotto Manmaru and Kororin Friends) along with the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line.
Pokemon Life With Pikachu starts in April with two different releases.
A set of 2 large Pikachu plush (about 28 cm long) will start appearing in game centers April 5th (Thursday).
From the stock photo, it seems like these plush are made of softer minky fabric vs the usual velboa. It could be an illusion, but hopefully not!
A set of 2 Pikachu plush tissue box cases (about 30 cm long) will start appearing in game centers April 12th (Thursday).
The next new series, Pokemon Tsuretette, will also have two releases in April.
Tsuretette means to bring along, so this is like a Buddy Pokemon themed series.
A set of two larger sized plush (about 24 cm tall) will start appearing in game centers April 5th (Thursday).
This set includes Pichu and Cubone.
A set of four smaller sized plush (14 cm tall) will start appearing in game centers April 16th (Tuesday).
This set includes Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur.
The last new series for April is Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time).
The extra large Snacky Snorlax plush (about 36 cm tall) will start appearing in game centers April 26th (Thursday).
Large plush from the Korotto Manmaru series (about 25 cm tall each) will start appearing in game centers April 12th (Thursday).
This set includes Raichu, Voltorb, and Ampharos.
April sees the release of the first four plush from the large Kororin Friends Eeveelution set.
Jolteon, Sylveon, Vaporeon, and Flareon will start appearing in game centers from April 24th (Tuesday).
Each plush should be around 26 cm from head to tail.
Last but not least, there will be two releases from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line.
A large Poipole plush (about 24 cm tall) will start appearing in game centers April 5th (Thursday).
An extra large Magnemite plush (54 cm long) will start appearing in game centers April 24th (Tuesday).
That wraps up the exciting Banpresto releases for April!
Until next time~
Pokemon For Adults
This week’s announcements were pretty low-key.
Pikachu’s Closet returns to Pokemon Centers with a brand new clothing set.
The Easter Clothing Set features cute overalls, shirt, hat, and tiny Torchic Easter egg. Perfect to dress Pikachu up in for Easter brunch!
The clothing set will cost 3,456 yen after tax and will go on sale March 31st (Saturday) at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan.
Images and pre-orders for the next San-ei Pokemon All-Star series of plush have surfaced on Amazon!
This set, which should go on sale around July 5th 2018 (Thursday) includes 11 Pokemon: Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Growlithe, Azumarill, Petilil, Swirlix, Pachirisu, Teddiursa, Magikarp, and Dratini.
Prices are as follows.
Magikarp, Petilil, Dratini, Teddiursa, Gulpin (not pictured)
Growlithe, Swirlix, Pachirisu, Azumarill
Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard
There will also be a set of plush pouches with tail zippers on the back. These pouches should also go on sale in Japan starting around July 5th 2018 (Thursday).
The set will include: Pikachu, Mimikyu, Slowpoke, Caterpie, Eevee, and Wobbuffet.
Each pouch will cost 2,160 yen after tax.
Also of note is a new Re-ment figure set coming out April 9th, 2018 (Monday).
The set has 8 figures in total. Each figure comes with a Pokemon and a part of a tree plus stump. Collecting all 8 figures will let you build the entire tree with all the woodland Pokemon for a cute diorama.
The Pokemon in this set include: Pikachu, Rowlet, Oddish & Bulbasaur, Elekid & Bellossom, Teddiursa, Pichu, Pideot, and Cerebi.
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Merchandise Announcements!
Everything listed in this post and more can be pre-ordered from Japanstuffs.com
Check it out!