As promised by the Pokemon Center, we finally got information on the merchandise coming out for the Kyoto Center Renewal promotion, along with another small announcement.
First up, if you love cat Pokemon and love Pokemon TCG, these card sleeves (and matching deck box) were made for you!
“Perfect Nap Weather” will go on sale on Pokemon Card Day (March 1st, 2019).
The Pokemon Center’s charity line, Pokemon With You, returns March 9th (Saturday) with a new set of can badges.
The set includes: Plusle, Minun, Sylveon, Ditto, Gardevoir, Lucario, Greninja, and Ampharos.
Each badge costs 270 yen including tax and all proceeds go toward helping children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
Along with the usual can badges, there will also be a new t-shirt.
The shirt is available in small, medium, and large (3,240 yen each), along with a kids size version (2,880 yen).
A ceramic tile, featuring Eevee and Pikachu, will be available for purchase exclusively through the Pokemon Center’s on-line store. One tile will be 2,700 yen including tax.
Last but not least!
The Kyoto Center will officially re-open March 16th (Saturday), which is also when the coinciding Kyoto Center Renewal promotion will start.
All items will be available everywhere, except for the mascot plush which will be Kyoto exclusive.
Plush (Boy | Girl) – 2,592 yen each
Mascot Plush (Boy | Girl) *Kyoto Exclusive* – 1,620 yen each
Metal Charm Set – 540 yen
Not Pictured Pin Set – 680 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection *Blind Packaged* – 540 yen each
(10 designs total)
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Not Pictured iPhone Soft Shell Case (8/7/6s/6) – 2,030 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Pouch – 1,620 yen
Dice Bag – 734 yen
Pokemon TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Pokemon TCG Double Deck Case – 3,240 yen
Not Pictured Pokemon TCG Card Sleeves – 777 yen
A4 Clearfile – 259 yen
Set of 2 Stickers – 432 yen
Gold Lacquer Sticker – 972 yen
Ballpoint Pen – 540 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Memo Pad – 518 yen
Set of 2 Postcards – 259 yen
A5 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Book-Style Sticky Notes – 756 yen
Mug – 1,404 yen
That wraps up the merchandise announcements for this week!
Until next time~
Pokemon With You
Kyoto Center Renewal
[TCG] “Double Blaze” booster pack (sm10)
[TCG] Deck Build Box
[TCG] Half Carrying Case (Pikachu)
[TCG] Pokemon Center Original Card Sleeves (Whimsicott | Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team | Perfect Nap Day)
[TCG] Deck Case (Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team | Perfect Nap Day)
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat (Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Pika-Pika Backpacks 2 (Pikachu, Charizard, Slowpoke, Snorlax, Rowlet, Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Gengar)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Plusle, Minun, Sylveon, Ditto, Gardevoir, Lucario, Greninja, Ampharos)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You T-Shirt
[Pokemon Center] Lugia + Ho-oh Plush
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pokemon With You Ceramic Tile
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Chansey, Blissey)
[TCG] Family Pokemon Card Game
[Pokemon Center] Kyoto Pokemon Center Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Nishijin-Ori Kyoto Exclusive Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Easter Garden Party
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Flowers
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection 5 (Pikachu + Pidgeotto, Suicune, Ponyta, Espeon, Chikorita, Ampharos)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru (Colorful) – Large Plush (Dragonair, Lucario, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Marill)
[Takara Tomy] Meltan Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls & Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Lucario, Scolipede, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Meltan & Melmetal
[Pokemon Center] Nori Chips (Ume, Sesame, Curry)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pichu, Togepi, Smoochum)
As a quick announcement, I am currently running a giveaway over on Twitter! The giveaway is for 1 plush from the up-coming Ditto Transform promotion and the contest runs until 8 pm EST February 22nd (Friday). To enter, simply follow my Twitter account (@zombiemiki) and retweet this tweet. Entrees are open worldwide. Good luck!
The official Banpresto page updated with their list of Pokemon prizes for March. Much like everything else Pokemon related, there isn’t too much coming out, but more than zero, so that’s still okay.
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. Keep in mind, not all game center locations stock all prizes.
There are two extra large plush coming out in March.
From the Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) line, an extra large Gengar plush (measuring about 31 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 7th (Thursday).
From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line, an extra large Marill plush (measuring about 30 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 21st (Thursday).
The general Pokemon Sun & Moon line will also have two releases for large size plush.
Blissey and Chansey, each measuring about 23 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 14th (Thursday).
A set of baby Pokemon (Pichu, Togepi, and Smoochum – all measuring about 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 26th (Tuesday).
From the Kutsurogi Time (Relax Time) series, a set of two large plush (Bulbasaur and Charmander – each measuring about 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 7th (Thursday).
The featured color for March from the Korotto Manmaru Colorful series is blue. The set includes Dragonair, Lucario, and Vaporeon (each measuring about 24 cm) and will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 19th (Tuesday).
That wraps up the Banpresto prizes for March!
Until next time~
Adults Like Pokemon Too
This past weekend at the Pokemon Center was pretty lackluster, but a couple new things came out.
There was a very small collection of clothing and related items, mainly featuring Pikachu, and aimed at parents with kids.
Each clothing item (t-shirt, hoodie, and jacket) had an adult version and a smaller but matching child version.
Due to some sort of manufacturing error, the jacket release was delayed. At this point, we don’t yet know when the new release date will be, but as soon as anyone knows, that information will be posted.
Along with the apparel, there were also two types of pouches and four tote-bags.
Half the items had this weird houndstooth style pattern, which I realized upon closer inspection is actually made of Pikachu silhouettes. I’m still not a fan, but I guess it’s less random now that I know.
Although only three tote-bags are pictured here, there was actually four – one was the Pikachu houndstooth pattern but smaller sized.
There were also two sets of clothing patches, one with Pikachu and a Pokeball and one with two Pikachu faces.
Not really new but still interesting, the Tokyo DX Center started stocking phone cases and a couple other items from the Edvard Munch art exhibit that happened at the end of 2018.
Phone cases are available with: Pikachu, Eevee, Mimikyu, Psyduck, and Rowlet.
Last but not least! Samples of the up-coming Q-Pot x Pokemon part 2 Eeveelution cupcake bag charms are currently in display at Pokemon Centers in Japan.
Similar to part 1, these charms are cute and food related! But please don’t eat them.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.
Until next time~
This week there was basically no announcements but…
For all the Furret fans out there, this is either great or horrible news.
The Pokemon Center will be selling a life-size Furret plush exclusively through the on-line store.
This plush is life-size – it’s 180 cm from head to tail, and costs 30,240 yen including tax.
Pre-orders will run from February 23rd (Saturday) at 10 am until March 24th (Sunday) at 11:59 pm. Plush will start shipping out around mid July 2019.
If ordering, please keep in mind that the plush with the box will most likely be too large for EMS so shipping prices will be most likely higher than you’re anticipating.
March’s Pokemon Card Day will fall on March 1st (Friday).
This month’s new booster pack is called “Double Blaze” and features Reshiram and Charizard on the main illustration.
Each pack will cost 162 yen and contains 5 random cards.
Other stuff coming out on March 1st:
Pokemon Center Exclusive Card Sleeves (Double Blaze | Whimsicott) – 777 yen each
Pikachu Themed Card Carrying Case – 1,188 yen
Deck Case – 390 yen
Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Coming out March 15th (Friday)
Family Pokemon Card Game
Cost: 2,138 yen
Contents: Deck of 60 Cards x 3
Coin x 1 / Damage Counters x 45 / Poison & Burn Markers x 1 each / GX Marker x 2 / Sheet x 1 / Card Band x 3
Play Mat x 1 / Battle Guide x 2 Books / Beginner’s Guide x 1 / Card Box x 1
Double Blaze Pokemon Center Exclusive Set
Release Date: March 1st (Friday)
Cost: 10,800 yen
Contents: Double Blaze Booster Packs x 2 Boxes / Card Sleeves x 1 Set (64 Sleeves)
Deck Case x 1 / Card Box x 1
That wraps up this week’s merchandise announcements!
(Hopefully next week will be less dead…)
Until next time~
Life-Size Furret Plush
March Pokemon TCG