Friday Pokemon Announcements – Naganadel Plush + Premium Bandai + Pokemon With You

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Naganadel Plush + Premium Bandai + Pokemon With You

Hello everyone~

This week’s announcements were pretty lackluster, but maybe next week will be better.

Pokemon Center exclusive plush Naganadel

An official Naganadel plush will go on sale exclusively through Pokemon Centers in Japan from October 13th (Saturday).

Plush are 4,536 yen including tax.

Pokemon Center Kuttari Plush

Along with the new Kuttari plush coming out tomorrow Japan time (September 29th), the Pokemon Center is also re-releasing a bunch of older kuttari plush.

The re-release batch includes: Pikachu, Eevee, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Slowpoke, and Mew.

Pokemon Center Pokemon With You Can Badge

Also coming out tomorrow Japan time, a new batch of Pokemon With You charity can badges!

Each badge costs 270 yen including tax, and proceeds go towards helping children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

The Pokemon included in this release are: Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Slowpoke, Lapras, Snorlax, Dragonite, and Mew.

Pokemon Center 2019 Schedule Book

Last but not least, two Pokemon Center exclusive schedule books for 2019 will also go on sale from tomorrow Japan time!

The 151 Collection design will cost 1,080 yen with tax, and the Pikachu & Eevee design will cost 2,160 yen with tax.

From Premium Bandai~

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Sort of just in time for Halloween! A Mimikyu keyboard cushion plush is currently available for pre-order.

The Mimikyu plush comes with a keyboard style arm rest, designed for use when using a computer to rest your arms, and costs 5,616 yen including tax.

Orders will start shipping in January 2019.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements Hopefully next week we’ll get more info on the Mofu-Mofu promo set to come out October 13th.

Until next time!


Premium Bandai – Mimikyu Keyboard Plush
Naganadel Plush

October Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

October Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

Hello everyone~

It’s the end of September so let’s talk about game center prizes coming out in October!

As a side note… the next time we do a Banpresto Prize Overview… it will be for prizes coming out when I’m in Japan?! How is my trip so soon! As always, I will be re-opening my pick-up service for while I’m in Japan and will be able to get prizes from November to January. There is also a chance I’ll be able to get stuff from October depending on availability. (Hype! Hype!) All prizes I get are picked up personally by me from game centers, making them extra special. (More hype!)

Okay okay moving on to the actual post

What is Banpresto?

Banpresto is a company that manufactures plush, figures, towels, glasses, and other items to be used as prizes for claw machines in game centers as well as kuji prizes. None of these items are designed to be sold directly through stores and cannot be found in Pokemon Centers. Note that the exception to this are Pokemon kujis, however even in this case, you have to win the prizes; you can’t buy the prize you want directly. Typically, you can find these prize items in game centers or sold second hand through auction sites, amazon, or other similar stores.

Most Pokemon releases from Banpresto drop on Tuesday or Thursday, with occasional releases on Friday. Ichiban Kuji generally goes on sale on Saturdays.

Some of the bigger name game centers in Japan include: Adores, Sega, Round 1, Namco, and Taito Station. Not all game center locations stock all prizes. If you’re having trouble finding stock of the item you’re looking for, feel free to send me a message!


Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokemon Focus Regional Plush

A new series from Banpresto, “Pokemon Focus”, starts in October. The focus for the October release is “Regionals”.

Two large Raichu plush (Raichu and Alolan Raichu, each measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 18th (Thursday).

Two extra large Diglet plush (Diglet and Alolan Diglet, each measuring about 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 25th (Thursday).
Two large Vulpix plush (Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix, each measuring about 23 cm) will also start appearing in game centers October 25th (Thursday).

The “Pokemon Focus” theme for November and October will be “Legendary Pokemon” with Celebi, Victini, Jirachi, Mew, Manaphy, and Shaymin.

The “Pokemon Focus” theme for January (and maybe February?) will be “Gender” and I know the Nidorans will definitely have merchandise coming out then.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Snack Time Pokemon Quest

From the Pokemon Quest game series, an extra large cube cushion (measuring about 28 cm) featuring Pokemon faces on all sides will stat appearing in game centers October 11th (Thursday).

Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) returns in October with a set of large plush (Dedenne and Gengar, each measuring about 2e cm) which will start appearing in game centers October 18th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon I Love Snorlax

The I Love Snorlax line returns in October with two releases.

A Snorlax die-cut blanket (measuring about 130 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 4th (Thursday).

An extra large Snorlax plush (measuring about 36 cm) will also start appearing in game centers October 4th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Girlish Pikachu

Last but not least! Girlish Pikachu also returns in October with two releases.

As can be assumed by the name, all the Pikachus in Girlish Pikachu are Girl(ish).

A set of two extra large Pikachu plush (each measuring about 24 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 11th (Thursday).

A set of three smaller mascot Pikachu plush (each measuring about 11 cm) will also start appearing in game centers October 11th (Thursday).

That wraps up the releases from Banpresto scheduled for October.

Until next time~


Adults Love Pokemon Too

Pokemon Center Report – Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

Pokemon Center Report – Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

Hello everyone!

This past weekend (September 22nd) was both Community Day for Pokemon Go players and the release of the Pokemon Center’s “Fan of Pikachu & Eevee” promotion.

Pokemon Center Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

The merchandise and plush mainly featured Pikachu and Eevee dressed as each other (how adorable).

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There will be human sized versions of the Pikachu and Eevee hoodies available for sale October 13th.

Pokemon Center Fan of Pikachu & Eevee

Along with the regular sized plush, there were 5 smaller mascot plush of other Pokemon showing their love for Pikachu and Eevee.

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The set of Pokemon included two Eevee fans (Piplup and Psyduck) and three Pikachu fans (Rowlet, Gengar, and Whimsicott)

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There were also two smaller sized mascot versions of the Pikachu and Eevee plushies.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pikachu & Eevee Jewel + U-Treasure + 3DS Themes

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pikachu & Eevee Jewel + U-Treasure + 3DS Themes

Hello everyone~

Welcome to the kind of slow period between Halloween and Christmas promotions.

Pokemon U-Treasure Jewelry Flareon

U-Treasure, in collaboration with Pokemon, has been releasing Eeveelution charm necklaces for the past few months and the collection is almost complete.

Flareon is currently available for special order through the U-Treasure Shinjuku store and the K.Uno Meitetsu store in Nagoya, as well as the U-Treasure on-line shop.

Flareon necklaces can be ordered in platinum (65,000 yen), white/pink/yellow gold (55,000 yen), and silver (12,000 yen), with the special jewel being a ruby.

Pokemon U-Treasure Jewelry Eeveelutions

The other Eeveelutions can still be ordered on-line. Jolteon is the last Eeveelution left and will be coming soon for special order.

Pokemon Nintendo 3DS Themes

Pokemon returns to the 3DS theme shop with two designs that are currently available for purchase: Boss Pikachu Cosplay and Pikachu & Lapras Journeys.

Both themes come with: wallpaper (top and bottom screens), background music, and sound effects. Each cost 200 yen including tax.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Cosmetics

Last but not least, a cosmetics themed mini promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan starting October 6th (Saturday).

Called Pikachu & Eevee Jewel, this promo heavily features cosmetic related merchandise, with each item available in two designs: Pikachu (pink) and Eevee (blue).

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Bath Salts (Pikachu | Eevee) – 486 yen each

Hand Gel (Pikachu | Eevee) – 756 yen each
Not Pictured Hand Cream (Pikachu | Eevee) – 432 yen each

Lip Color (Pikachu | Eevee) – 756 yen each
Not Pictured Lip Gloss (Pikachu | Eevee) – 756 yen each
Not Pictured Lip Cream (Pikachu | Eevee) – 324 yen each
Not Pictured Cheek & Lip (Pikachu | Eevee) – 540 yen each

Body Cream (Pikachu | Eevee) – 864 yen each
Not Pictured Body Mist (Pikachu | Eevee) – 756 yen each

Pouch w/ Mirror (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,836 yen each

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Towel Headband (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,404 yen each
Hand Towel (Pikachu | Eevee) – 540 yen each
Face Towel (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,080 yen each

Foldable Comb (Pikachu | Eevee) – 540 yen each
Hair Brush (Pikachu | Eevee) – 864 yen each

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Band-aid Set (Pikachu | Eevee) – 486 yen each
Foldable Mirror (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,620 yen each
Hand Mirror (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,296 yen each

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!

Until next time~


Flareon U-Treasure Necklace
Nintendo 3DS Themes
Pikachu & Eevee Jewel

Pokemon Center Report – Finger Puppets + Squishy Mascot Plush

Pokemon Center Report – Finger Puppets + Squishy Mascot Plush

Hello everyone~

This week’s Pokemon Center Report will be sort of short as we only had two fairly small releases over the past weekend (September 15th).

Pokemon Center Finger Puppets

For years, Bandai has sold smaller sized Pokemon finger puppets. These figures always came paired with candy and a sticker and were found in Pokemon Centers or grocery stores in the candy toy aisle.

For some reason, the Pokemon Center finally decided to get in on this and revealed their own version of these small finger puppet figures. This release was billed as “Volume 1” so we’ll see if they continue on for a volume 2.

This set included: Pikachu, Eevee, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Gengar, Magikarp, Ditto, Snorlax, and a tiny Pokemon Center.

Pokemon Center Mascot Plush Bulbasaur Squirtle Charmander

A set of squishy and smaller mascot plush versions of three popular Pokedoll plush also came out this past Saturday.

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The release included Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. At this point, it’s unclear if this was a random release or if the Pokemon Center will continue releasing more of these smaller mascot plush, but I guess we’ll see.

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That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~