May Banpresto Prize Overview

May Banpresto Prize Overview

Hello everyone!

The Pokemon Center failed tonight with no merch news (even though we know there are new Pokedolls coming out next month!)

So today’s post will cover Banpresto prizes coming out in May~

First up: the remaining Eeveelutions from the Kororin Friends – Large Plush series!

Leafeon & Glaceon and Umbreon & Espeon will all start appearing in game centers around Japan May 17th (Thursday).
Each plush measures roughly 26 cm from head to tail.

The extra large Eevee plush will start appearing in game centers in Japan May 24th (Thursday).
Eevee is 34 cm from head to tail.

Next: The Korotto Manmaru series!

All plush from the May release are large sized plush, measuring about 25 cm up and down, except for Gyarados which measures 29 cm from head to tail.
Magikarp, Lapras, Feebas, Milotic, Psyduck, and Gyarados will all start appearing in game centers on the same day: May 22nd (Tuesday).

The Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) series returns in May with two releases, both of which will start appearing in game centers from May 10th (Thursday).

The set of rice bowls measures about 16 cm across and will be available in two versions: Pikachu and Snorlax.
The two larger sized plush, both measuring about 25 cm from top to bottom, will also be available in two versions: Pikachu and Rowlet.

From the generic Pokemon Sun & Moon series, an large large Slowpoke plush (measuring about 40 cm) will start appearing in game centers May 10th (Thursday).
From the Pokemon Life With Pikachu series, an extra large face cushion (measuring about 37 cm) will start appearing in game centers May 24th (Thursday).

Ichiban Kuji Releases For May

Hey! Pikachu and Friends will go on sale starting May 26th.
Each kuji ticket will cost 620 yen.

Prize List:
A Prize – Snorlax Plush
B Prize – Cushion
C Prize – Pouch (6 Variations)
D Prize – Glasses (5 Variations)
E Prize – Towels (6 Variations)
F Prize – Plates (4 Variations)
Last One – Snorlax Plush Yawning Version


Hey! Pikachu and Friends Ichiban Kuji
Adults Love Pokemon Too

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pikachu’s Closet + Zeraora Plush & Movie Hype

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pikachu’s Closet + Zeraora Plush & Movie Hype

Hello everyone!

Today’s Pokemon Announcements were a little lackluster but we do have one exciting piece of news.

First up – a new clothing set from Pikachu’s Closet!

This spring set features an adorable Ledyba hoodie and matching Cutiefly purse. The clothing set will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting April 25th (Wednesday) and will cost 3,780 yen after tax.

Hype for the 2018 Pokemon Summer movie starts May 3rd (Thursday) at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan.

Along with a bunch of miscellaneous stationary and other smaller items, there will also be two acrylic charms (Zeraora and Lugia), a new Pokedex Zeraora metal charm, and the most exciting news of all… the first official Zeraora plush!

Merchandise Line-Up

Zeraora Plush – 3,024 yen
Pokedex Zeraora Metal Charm – 195 yen
Die-cut Acrylic Charm (Zeraora / Lugia) – 648 yen each

A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Notebook – 184 yen
Pencil Board – 270 yen
Set of 12 Pencils (2B / B) – 745 yen each
Eraser – 162 yen
Foldable Ruler – 324 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Handkerchief – 367 yen
Petit Towel – 410 yen
Wallet – 1,512 yen
T-Shirt (Children’s Size) – 2,700 yen

As part of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, a special 20th Anniversary designed box will be used for all orders made through the Pokemon Center’s On-Line store starting April 25th (Wednesday). Available while supplies last, so if you want one, make sure you order sooner rather than later!

Thanks for reading and until next time~

Don’t live in Japan but want to order one of the items featured in this post?

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Pikachu’s Closet
Everyone’s Story Movie Merch
Pokemon Center On-Line Campaign

Pokemon Center Report – Lapras & Pikachu Travel Adventures

Pokemon Center Report – Lapras & Pikachu Travel Adventures

Hello everyone~

First up, a big apology for the lateness of this post. I meant this get this up a few days ago and then over the weekend, I got sick and was out of commission for a few days. But I’m feeling better finally and the Miki policy is always better late than never!

This past weekend saw the release of the Lapras & Pikachu travel themed Pokemon Center promotion!

The illustrations for this promotion are so cute, and there were a bunch of neat items included in the line-up.

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The highlight was definitely the Lapras & Pikachu travel companions plush and mascot plush.

Usually I have an issue with mascot plush not looking quite as cute as the normal sized plush version, but in this case, I think both large and small plushies are adorable and perfect.

There was no cushion in this release, but there was a plush tissue box cover featuring mini sized Lapras and Pikachu plush.

How can you feel miserable when your tissues are protected by these two cuties?

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There were two shell iPhone cases for this release, and no flip cases. The shell cases are designed to fit iPhones 6, 6s, 7, and 8 (sorry X!)

Something we don’t usually see in Pokemon Center promotions: actual dangly earrings and not just studs! When you want to be a little bit extra with a Pokemon theme.

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There were no Pokemon Center mugs but instead there was this wobble drinking glass. It’s designed to wobble instead of tip over so perfect for those friends who somehow always manage to spill their drinks at your house!

This cute pen is functional and entertaining! The little Pikachu riding a Lapras moves up and down when you tilt the pen up and down.

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Other items of note: an acrylic keychain charm, fabulous pouch, mini hand mirror, and two types of towels (hand towel and mini bath towel).

A plastic Pokemon Center thermos, so you can stay hydrated during your own travels.

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Not forgetting the selection of stationary related items!

This promotion had a cute memo set in a Lapras & Pikachu box, a sheet of stickers, a ringed notebook, and the famous Pokemon Center A4 clearfile.

Lugia was there, too, crashing the party and looking for hugs.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center report!

Here is to hoping we get some exciting Pokemon merchandise news tomorrow~

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Friday Pokemon Announcements – Fuzzy Pokemon Center Plush + Ditto Gacha Part 6 + Pokemon Oedo Part 2

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Fuzzy Pokemon Center Plush + Ditto Gacha Part 6 + Pokemon Oedo Part 2

Hello everyone!

We finally have news on the fuzzy Eevee plush that was teased two weeks ago!

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These two extra fuzzy and extra huggable plush are practically life size.

Each plush will cost 4,860 yen after tax and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers in Japan starting April 25th (Wednesday).

The Ditto Transform series returns in gacha form with a brand new set of figures!

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As with most gacha sets, there will be 5 figures in total: Alolan Vulpix, Absol, Whimsicott, Electrode, and Shaymin.

This set will go on sale exclusively through Pokemon Centers in Japan starting April 25th (Wednesday). Each play costs 300 yen.

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The Itami Airport Pokemon Store will open in the Osaka International Airport on April 18th (Wednesday).

The store will sell Pikachu Pilot and Flight Attendant plush and mascot plush exclusive to the airport.

Each plush will cost 1,728 yen after tax.
Each mascot plush will cost 972 yen after tax.

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Last but not least, the Pokemon Oedo series will return April 25th (Wednesday) with some new candy and snacks. These items will be sold exclusively through the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center and the official Japanese Pokemon Center On-Line Store.

2-Can Candy Set (Umeboshi / Kuro) – 1,188 yen
2-Can Candy Set (Matcha / Vanilla Milk) – 1,188 yen
Nori Chips (Plum / Sesame) – 756 yen each

That wraps up tonight’s Pokemon Center news!

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Fuzzy Pokemon Center Plush
Ditto Transform Gacha Part 6
Osaka Airport Store
Pokemon Oedo Part 2

Friday Pokemon Center Announcements – Tokyo DX Gacha Set + Ultra Beast Metal Charms + Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary

Hello everyone!

No news on the mysterious Eevee sitting plush but we do finally have information on the first part of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, along with two smaller announcements, so it wasn’t all bad.

First up…a new gacha figure set!

The Tokyo DX Pokemon Center dress-up Pikachus return as gachapon figures. This set of figures will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers around Japan starting April 25th (Wednesday).

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There are 7 figures in total with no secrets. Each gacha play will cost 300 yen.

The Pokedex Metal Charm series returns April 14th (Saturday) with four new charms!

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Charms and prices are as follows:

Poipole/Naganadel – 378 yen
Stakataka – 194 yen
Blacephalon – 194 yen

Last and certainly not least, Pokemon Centers all over Japan will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the existence of the Pokemon Center starting April 25th (Wednesday).
Along with a couple shopping campaigns, there will of course also be a bunch of exclusive merchandise, which is advertised as being Part 1 so more to follow!

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Pikachu & Shaymin Pair Plush – 2,808 yen
Calendar – 3,780 yen
A4 3-Pocket Clearfile – 388 yen
(Not pictured) Sticky Note Set – 756 yen
A5 Ring Notebook – 702 yen
Decoration Tape Set – 756 yen
Stickers – 648 yen

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Pass Case – 1,728 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,620 yen
Key Holder – 972 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Pokemon TCG Deck Case & Card Sleeve Set – 1,080 yen

Logo Pin – 756 yen

Cookie Tin w/ Cookie Assortment – 1,620 yen
Mug w/ Box – 1,512 yen

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*Pokemon Center Online Exclusive* Premium Stamp Set – 7,020 yen

This premium stamp set comes with 10 Pokemon stamps and a collection of Pokemon Center promotional artwork over 20 years and various Pokemon Centers. Truly a collectors item!

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center merchandise announcements.

Want to buy something listed in today’s post but don’t live in Japan?

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Tokyo DX Pokemon Figure Collection
Pokedex Metal Charms
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary – Daisuki Club