Pokemon Center Finger Puppets + Pokemon Fit Gold & Silver + My 251 Campaign

Pokemon Center Finger Puppets + Pokemon Fit Gold & Silver + My 251 Campaign

If you love Gold & Silver, then this week’s announcements are sure to bring a ray of sunshine to your weekend!

Pokemon Center Finger Puppets

Pokemon Center Finger Puppets

The Pokemon Center’s original finger puppet figure series returns May 25th (Saturday) with volume 4 including Sleeping Pikachu, Arcanine, Shelder, Omanyte, Togepi, Ampharos, Sudowoodo, Espeon, Umbreon, and Substitute Plush.

These figures are not blind packaged. Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.

Pokemon Fit / Sitting Cuties

Pokemon Center Pokemon Fit Sitting Cuties Gold Silver Generation 2

Following the success of the initial Pokemon Fit release, which included plush versions of every single 151 Pokemon from generation 1, the Pokemon Center is continuing into the Johto region with plush versions of every single generation 2 Pokemon.

Pokemon Fit (or Sitting Cuties as named by the US Pokemon Center site) are smaller plush designed to Fit in your hand. They make a great addition to any collection, and the series has in a lot of cases created plush for Pokemon who up until now haven’t had official plush available or in other cases any official merchandise at all.

Each plush retails for 1,188 yen.

The list of plush in this release starts with Chikorita and ends with Celebi. It also includes every single Unown from A to Z plus ! ?

All Generation 2 Pokemon Fit plush will go on sale at Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from June 8th (Saturday).

My 251 Campaign

Along with the release of the Gold & Silver Pokemon Fit plush, a couple related Pokemon Center campaigns will also start from June 8th.

Pokemon Center Cafe Gold Silver Campaign

From June 8th until September 6th (Friday), the official Pokemon Center Cafe in Nihonbashi will be offering Gold & Silver themed menu items.

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Umbreon Fried Chicken Burger Set (1,598 yen)
* Can only be ordered between 6 and 10 pm
Espeon Teriyaki Chicken Burger Set (1,598 yen)
* Can only be ordered between 10:30 and 5:59 pm
Happy Pichu Curry (1,598 yen)
Chikorita Green Pancake Sandwich (1,706 yen)
Smeargle Drawing Pancake (1,490 yen)
Tapioca Mix au Lait Set (1,080 yen)

Pokemon Center Cafe Coasters

There will also be 6 new drink coasters in rotation during this time period, including one secret design.

Alongside the cafe promotion, Pokemon Centers will be giving out special My 251 themed shopping bags to every Pokemon Center customer starting June 8th and while supplies last. On top of that, the Pokemon Center On-Line will be using specially designed boxes for orders, with 20 different designs total.

That’s all the announcements for this week! Until next time~


Pokemon Center Finger Puppet Figures
Pokemon Fit Generation 2 Release
Pokemon Center Cafe Gold & Silver Campaign

Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection + Graniph Part 2 + Delicious Water

Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection + Graniph Part 2 + Delicious Water

Hello everyone~

This week we got a couple exciting announcements, so let’s dive right in!

Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Fan Figure

From the Pikachu & Eevee Fan collection comes a Pokemon Center exclusive set of gacha figures featuring Pikachu, Eevee, and some of their friends dressed up as either Pikachu or Eevee.

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The set includes 6 figures in total with no secret designs (Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Rowlet, and Piplup).

As usual with gacha sets, one play costs 300 yen. Figures will start appearing in Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from May 25th (Saturday).

Graniph Graphic Shirts Part 2

Pokemon Center Graniph Graphic Shirt

Pokemon Center’s collaboration with the Graniph graphic shirt company continues with a part two, featuring matching shirt designs for parents and children (or completely unrelated adults and kids).

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Merchandise Line-Up

Long Sleeve Shirt (Eevee Tail Pattern | Small/Medium/Large) – 6,480 yen each
Long Sleeve Shirt (Horsea & Seadra | Small/Medium/Large) – 6,696 yen each

Dress (Pikachu Stripe / Eevee Tail Pattern | Free Size) – 3,888 yen each

T-Shirt (Pikachu Stripe / Ditto / Butterfree | Small/Medium/Large) – 3,240 yen each
T-Shirt (Horsea & Seadra | Small/Medium/Large) – 3,456 yen each

T-Shirt (Pikachu Stripe | Kids Size – 110/130) – 2,700 yen each

Part 2 of the Graniph shirt collection will start appearing in Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from May 25th (Saturday).

Delicious Water

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If you loved the previously released “Saiko Soda” and “Mix Au Lait” pop style collaboration releases, then you’ll (potentially) love this latest collection of water type Pokemon themed merchandise, called “Delicious Water”.

This new (very blue) series will start selling at Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from May 18th (Saturday).

Merchandise Line-Up

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Mascot Plush (Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, Oshawott, Froakie, Popplio) – 1,080 yen each
Acrylic Charm Collection *Blind Packaged* – 702 yen each
Gacha Figure Collection *Random* – 1 play / 300 yen
– 7 figures total / no secret designs –
Cookie Tin w/ Mini Orange Tart Cookies – 1,296 yen

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Pass Case w/ Reel-Type Strap – 1,296 yen
Plastic Drinking GLass (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 648 yen each
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
iPhone Hard Shell Case (6/6s/7/8) – 2,030 yen each
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Washi Tape Set – 648 yen
Not Pictured Sticker Assortment (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 540 yen each
Hand Towel (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 540 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Not Pictured Dice Bag w/ Towel Fabric (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 864 yen each

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FILA T-Shirt (Delicious Water / Pikachu / Pikachu Face | Medium / Large) – 4,320 yen each
FILA Sacoche (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 5,832 yen each
FILA Pouch (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 2,160 yen each

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Stationary Set (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 648 yen each
Sticky Note Set (Delicious Water / Saiko Soda) – 648 yen each
Hair Tie Set – 1,080 yen
Hand Mirror – 1,080 yen
Pen Case – 1,080 yen
Coin Case – 1,296 yen
Bottle Holder – 1,620 yen

That wraps up this week’s announcements!

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Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection
Graniph Graphic Shirts Part 2
Delicious Water

May Merchandise Releases

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[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Promotion

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[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Color Series – Large Plush (Wooper, Squirtle, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Lapras)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Large Plush (Pikachu x 2 Designs)

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[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Baba Nuki Card Game

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[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Hand Plush (Vulpix, Meowth, Growlithe, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Snorlax & Pikachu Sleeping Figure
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyase Large Plush (Snorlax, Quagsire)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Large Plush (Eevee, Vaporeon)

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[Pokemon Center] Delicious Water

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[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Raichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Plush (Pikachu, Raichu, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pikachu, Meltan)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Face Cushion (Pikachu x 2 designs)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Plush Face Pouch (Pikachu x 3 designs)

End of May

[Gacha] Mae-Narae March Figure Part 2 (Boy Pikachu, Girl Pikachu, Dittochu, Psyduck, Clefairy, Mew)

5.25

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Finger Puppet Figure Volume 4 (Sleeping Pikachu, Arcanine, Shelder, Omanyte, Togepi, Ampharos, Sudowoodo, Espeon, Umbreon, Substitute Plush)
[Pokemon Center] EX Drawing Promo
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] Graniph Shirts Part 2
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Type Deck Case
[Ichiban Kuji] Eevee & Melodies

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[TCG] Miracle Twins Tag Team GX Booster Set
[TCG] Tag Team GX Starter Set (Espeon & Deoxys / Umbreon & Darkrai)

Wobbuffet Party + Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Wobbuffet Party + Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Before we delve into this week’s Pokemon Center Report, a quick announcement!

Mikitzune Zombiemiki Detective Pikachu Twitter Giveaway

I am currently hosting a giveaway over on Twitter for 1 of 3 plush toys coming out as part of the up-coming Pokemon Center exclusive Detective Pikachu promotion.

To enter, simply follow me (@zombiemiki) and RT this tweet. Entrees are welcome worldwide and the deadline to enter is 8 pm EDT on May 1st (Wednesday).

Golden Week officially started in Japan Monday April 29th, but actually started for most people from the 27th (Saturday). The Japanese Pokemon Center took advantage of this by planning a bunch of releases to coincide with this date so they would have new merchandise on sale throughout the Golden Week period.

Let’s Wobbuffet

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Banking on the popularity of the Ditto Transform series, the Pokemon Center decided to try it’s luck with everyone being Wobbuffet.

A little weird in my opinion, and it definitely won’t be as popular as Ditto (sales were pretty mediocre) but hey… it’s cute? Maybe?

Not only were there 6 types of plush instead of the usual 5, but they were all much bigger than I anticipated.

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Other than that, the Wobbuffet Party promo was pretty standard for Pokemon Center fare, with matching mascot plush for each plush

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Plush pouches and bags of Eevee, Pikachu, and Ditto

Pokemon Center Let's Wobbuffet

The always popular Pokemon Center socks (and a bunch of other maybe cute items!)

Mewtwo Strikes Back

Pokemon Center Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Along with the Wobbuffet release, the Pokemon Center also came out with a couple items for the up-coming Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution movie.

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Most of the merchandise line-up was fairly standard and not too exciting but! There was also a new Mewtwo plush and a life-size Mew plush.

That wraps up this week’s exciting Pokemon Center Report!


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EX Drawing

Hello everyone!

This week’s announcements were pretty lackluster but here a couple things to share.

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Pokemon Center EX Drawing Yusuke Murata

The Pokemon Center will continue it’s tradition of collaborating with well known artists and designs with a new and original promotion featuring artwork by the One Punch Man artist, Yusuke Murata. These items will go on sale in Japan from May 25th (Saturday).

Pokemon Center EX Drawing Yusuke Murata

Along with the usual Center items, there will also be a framed print selling for 20,000 yen.

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T-Shirt (Ultra Necrozma Full Print / Comic Style | S/M/L/XL) – 5,400 yen each
T-Shirt (Charizard | S/M/L/XL) – 3,996 yen each
Hoodie (M/L) – 6,048 yen each
OUTDOOR Backpack – 8,856 yen
Not Pictured OUTDOOR Large Backpack – 8,424 yen
Not Pictured OUTDOOR 2Way Tote-Bag – 7,560 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen

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Can Badge *RANDOM* – 300 yen each
* 10 designs total / no secret designs
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,296 yen
Flat Pouch – 1,728 yen
PC / Tablet Case – 2,808 yen
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Not Pictured Mug – 1,404 yen
A4 Clearfile – 497 yen

Pokemon TCG Card Sleeves (Ultra Necrozma / Comic Style) – 777 yen each
Pokemon TCG Deck Case – 390 yen
Pokemon TCG Collection File (Ultra Necrozma / Comic Style) – 1,674 yen each
Pokemon TCG Rubber Playmat (Ultra Necrozma / Comic Style) – 2,700 yen each

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Memo Pad – 540 yen
Sticky Note Set – 756 yen
A5 Notebook – 410 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Stickers – 540 yen

IIIIfi+® for iPhone 6/6s/7/8 (Ultra Necrozma / Comic Style) – 3,240 yen each
Flip Phone Case (Ultra Necrozma / Comic Style) – 3,240 yen each

Other Items of Note

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From the Pokemon TCG line, a set of Team Rocket themed items will go on sale this weekend (April 26th / Saturday).

Card Sleeves – 777 yen
Deck Case – 390 yen
Rubber Playmat – 2,700 yen

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With June just around the corner, the Pokemon Center On-line started pre-orders for three types of wedding rings and a wedding themed photo frame, with release dates starting around mid May.

Photo Frame – 12,960 yen
Gold Pikachu Tail Wedding Ring – 324,000 yen
Platinum Pikachu Tail Wedding Ring – 324,000 yen
Pokeball Wedding Ring Set – 216,000 yen

That wraps up this week’s announcements!

Until next time~


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May Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

May Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

Hello everyone~

The dead of winter is finally ending, and the summer season is starting out with a burst of Pokemon merchandise from Banpresto.

Not only does May feature a bunch of Pokemon Sun & Moon related plush and figures, but there the Pokemon Focus line restarts with stone evolution themed plushies (and a couple more surprises!)


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.


Pokemon Sun Moon Banpresto Prize Plush Lapras Raichu

From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series, May features two new XL plush, with each measuring about 31~35 cm.

Lapras will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 10th (Friday).
Raichu will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun Moon Banpresto Prize Plush Snorlax Pikachu

An original Snorlax & Pikachu Nap-Time figure, also from the general Sun & Moon series and measuring about 14 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).

Large plush versions of winking Pikachu and Meltan will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).

Pokemon Banpresto Detective Pikachu

It’s no surprise that Banpresto would be releasing Detective Pikachu themed prizes to coincide with the worldwide release of the Detective Pikachu movie at the beginning of May.

Two large Pikachu plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 10th (Friday).

Two large size Pikachu face cushions will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).

Three plush Pikachu pouches will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun Moon Banpresto Focus Evolution Stones

The Pokemon Focus series returns after a brief hiatus, this time with a focus on Pokemon that evolve with evolution stones.

Large plush versions of Eevee and Vaporeon (each measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).

Smaller plush versions of Pikachu, Raichu, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath (each measuring about 12 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun Moon Banpresto Iyase Korotto Kororin

From the Korotto Manmaru: Color series – a batch of three blue Pokemon (Glaceon, Squirtle, and Wooper, all measuring about 24 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 10th (Friday).

From the Hokkori Iyase series – extra fuzzy Snorlax and Quagsire (both measuring about 27 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).

From the Palm Kororin series – a batch of four small sized plush (Vulpix, Meowth, Growlithe, and Pichu – each measuring about 9 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun Moon Eevee Ichiban Kuji

Last but not least, from the Ichiban Kuji line, a brand new Eeveelution themed raffle!

Called Eevee & Melodies, this raffle will be available at most game centers, Tsutaya, Animate, hobby shops, and the Pokemon Center starting from May 25th (Saturday).

That wraps up all the releases planned from Banpresto for May!

Prize List

A – Eevee Plush
B – Keyboard Plush
C – Tote-Bag
D – Mug
E – Record Style Plate
F – Print Hand Towel
G – Metal Charm
Last One Prize – Extra Happy Eevee Plush

Until next time~


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