Banpresto November Prize Overview

Hello everyone!

First up, exciting news! The official Mikitzune Facebook page is up and running! I’ll be posting there with Pokemon news, information on items I’m picking up while in Japan, and various other fun things.

I also created a page here where I’ll also be listing items for pick-up. If there’s anything you’re interested in, either get in touch through my FB or contact me through my contact page~

Moving on!

November brings us a bunch of new additions to the Korotto Manmaru line, finishes off the most recent Kutsurogi Time Eeveelution plushes, and begins Christmas themed plushies~

First up – Kutsurogi Time!

All of these plush are “big size”, measuring roughly 25 cm from head to tail.

Leafeon and Glaceon will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
Espeon and Umbreon will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).

Moving on to… Korotto Manmaru!

The smaller sized plush measure roughly 13 cm from head to butt, while the two larger plush are 26 cm long each.

The four smaller sized Korotto Manmaru plush (Charizard + Dragonite ; winking + sitting versions) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The two larger sized Korotto Manmaru plush (Charizard + Dragonite) will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).

There will also be two more sets of the smaller sized (13 cm) Korotto Manmaru plush.

The Fire Type set, including Charmander, Tepig, and Fennekin, will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).
The Water Type set, including Totodile, Piplup, Mudkip, and Popplio, will start appearing in game centers from November 23rd (Thursday).

There will also be new plush added to the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line-up.

Pikachu and Dusk Lycanroc (each measuring 24 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The die-cut Eevee blanket (measuring 141 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).

And of course not forgetting the start of the Christmas plush!

Extra large Santa Chu (measuring roughly 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 9th (Thursday).
The two Christmas Stocking Pikachu plush (each measuring 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 16th (Thursday).

That wraps up the Pokemon prizes coming out in November!

I will be offering pick-ups for some of these plush. If you’re interested, check out my pick-ups page here!

Friday Pokemon Announcements (Thursday Edition) – Ultra Alola Adventure + Pokemon Center Plush + Metal Charms

Friday Pokemon Announcements (Thursday Edition) – Ultra Alola Adventure + Pokemon Center Plush + Metal Charms

Hello everyone!

As this Friday is a public holiday in Japan (Culture Day) the Pokemon Center site updated Thursday and gave us some potentially exciting news!

As I was anticipating, we finally have some information on merchandise coming out on the Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon game release day (November 17th, 2017) which incidentally is a Friday.

First up.. new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!

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Necrozma and his two new forms, Dusk & Dawn, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting November 17th (Friday).

Necrozma will cost 3,456 yen after tax. Both Dusk & Dawn Necrozma plush will sell for 5,184 yen. As an aside, yes, the Dusk and Dawn plushies are semi big.

Next up… everyone’s favorite metal charms! There will be three new charms in this release: Dusk Lycanroc, Dusk Necrozma, and Dawn Necrozma.

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All three charms will be sold in singles and will cost about 195 yen each after tax. These charms will also go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores starting November 17th (Friday).

Last but not least, official Ultra Sun & Moon promotional goods will of course go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores starting November 17th (Friday)! The line-up features the usual Center release items, such as clearfiles, notebooks, stickers, and postcards, but also includes a backpack and shoulder bag that look similar to the items worn by Selene and Elio (Moon and Sun) in Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon.

Full Merch Line-Up

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Ultra Alola T-Shirt
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Ultra Alola Paper Theater
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Acrylic Charms w/ Stand (Elio | Selene) – 1,080 yen each
Tote-Bag – 1,620 yen
Ultra Alola Adventure T-Shirt (Child Size) – 2,700 yen
Ultra Alola Adventure T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen
Mug – 1,296 yen
A4 Clearfile (Ultra Alola Adventure | Necrozma & Cosmog) – 260 yen each
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen

Pikachu T-Shirt (Free Size – Mens | Ladies) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Hat – 3,240 yen

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Elio (Sun) Knapsack – 4,320 yen
Selene (Moon) Shoulder Bag – 3,240 yen
Pokemon TCG Deck Case & Card Sleeve Set – 1,080 yen
A5 Ringed Notebook – 702 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Postcard (Ultra Alola Adventure | Necrozma & Cosmog) – 162 yen each

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Mini Poster (Ultra Alola Adventure | Necrozma & Cosmog) – 432 yen each

As an update to this post, the Selene Figma is currently available for pre-order through the US Pokemon Center Store website (link), although no mention is made of the bonus Dex Rotom figure.

Thanks for reading and until next time!


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Necrozma Pokemon Center Plush
Necrozma Plush – Daisuki Club
Pokemon Center Metal Charms
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Ultra Alola Adventure- Daisuki Club

Merchandise Overview – November

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2017
[Pokemon Center] Winter Hide-And-Seek

11.7

[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo start

11.9

[Banpresto] Extra Large Size Santa Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Pikachu, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charizard x 2, Dragonite x 2)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)

11.10

[TCG] Starter Set – Legendaries – Solgaleo GX Lunala GX
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Premium Edition
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Starter Set – Legendaries – Toys R Us Exclusive – Special Starter Set

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon New Years 2018

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[Re-Ment] Pikachu Sweets Time

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[Banpresto] Big Christmas Stocking Pikachu plush (Red, Green)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Fire Type (Charmander, Tepig, Fennekin)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Big Blanket (Eevee)

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[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Necrozma, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Metal Charms (Dusk Lycanroc, Necrozma Dusk, Necrozma Dawn)
[Pokemon Center] Alola Ultra Adventure Promotion
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Z-Power Ring Special Set
[Takara Tomy] Rotom Pokedex DX
[MonColle Ex] Necrozma, Necrozma (Dusk Form), Necrozma (Dawn Form), Ash’s Pikachu (Thunderbolt Attack Pose), Dusk Lycanroc
[MonColle Get] Special Pack – Legendary Alolans

11.18

[San-ei] All-Star Collection Part 6 (Charmeleon, Ivysaur, Wartortle, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Slowpoke, Flaaffy, Machop, Chandelure, Drifloon, Budew, Sewaddle, Absol, Wooper, Lapras, Raichu, Banette)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Cushions (Magikarp, Swinub)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu Nebukuro Get!

11.21

[Collaboration] Its’Demo x Vulpix promo – new items added

11.23

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Water Type (Totodile, Piplup, Mudkip, Popplio)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Charizard, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Umbreon, Espeon)

11.25

[Pokemon Center] Ditto With You Gacha
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Mimikyu

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon New Years 2018 + Selene Figma Preorder

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon New Years 2018 + Selene Figma Preorder

The New Years is right around the corner, but at Japanese Pokemon Centers, it’s coming a little early!

The official Pokemon New Years 2018 promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting November 11th (Saturday).

As usual, it won’t be very big but will feature the yearly kagami-mochi and daruma doll style plush and other more traditional Japanese style New Years decorations and items.

Full Line-Up

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Rowlet Kagami-Mochi Plush – 1,728 yen
Calabash Pikachu Plush – 972 yen
Daruma Litten Plush – 972 yen

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Mini Kado-Matsu – 800 yen
Mini Shime-Kazari – 800 yen

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Metal Charm Set – 778 yen
Rowlet Kagami-Mochi Pouch – 648 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 432 yen
New Years Postcard Set – 313 yen
Handkerchief – 540 yen
Stickers – 486 yen

A Selene Figma is currently up for pre-order. The pre-order period will last from October 27th (Friday) until November 29th (Wednesday) at 9 pm Japan time.

The Figma can be pre-ordered through the Pokemon Center On-Line store or the official Good Smile Shop.

Links: Pokemon Center On-Line | JP Good Smile | EN Good Smile | AmiAmi | US Pokemon Center

The figure comes with tiny figures of Litten, Popplio, and Rowlet, along with a removable bag and z-ring bracelet.

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There is a pre-order bonus for ordering through the Good Smile or Pokemon Center store. The bonus item is the same for both stores (a mini Dex Rotom figure) but the expression is different.

Smiling Rotom (first photo) is the Pokemon Center bonus item; surprised Rotom (second photo) is the Good Smile bonus item.

That wraps up the announcements for this week!

Hopefully next week we’ll get info on the Ultra Sun Ultra Moon release day items.

Until next time~

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Pokemon New Years 2018

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + San-ei Pokemon Series

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + San-ei Pokemon Series

Happy Friday the 13th everyone~

I was really hoping we would get news this Friday on the yearly Pokemon Christmas promotion as the Christmas promos always come out in November and it’s now almost mid October. First, the Pokemon site decided to update two hours late and then only gave us one news release related to merch. Maybe next week!

In the mean time…

Not really a surprise if you keep up with the Pokemon Fan magazine, but the Ditto Transform series will continue from October 21st through to the following weekend with more Ditto related items coming out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan October 28th (Saturday – also two days before my birthday!)

This release will feature a bunch of Ditto related items that you can use throughout your day, including bags, pouches, a hoodie, and other neat things.

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Just The Right Size Squishy Ditto Plush – 4,104 yen
Ditto Cookies – 1,054 yen
Ditto Plush Hat – 1,944 yen
Ditto Plush Slippers – 2,160 yen
Ditto Coin Purse – 1,080 yen
Ditto Plush Pass Case – 1,296 yen
Ditto Thermos – 2,700 yen
Ditto Hoodie (Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen

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Ditto Tea Cup – 1,620 yen
Ditto Drinking Glass – 1,080 yen
Ditto Cushion – 2,700 yen
Ditto Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Ditto Tote Bag – 3,240 yen
Ditto Knapsack – 2,592 yen
Ditto Squishy Mascot – 972 yen

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Ditto Pouch – 1,512 yen
Ditto Carabiner Clip – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
A4 Double Pocket Clearfile – 400 yen

The extra squishy and extra large Ditto plush will be back up for pre-orders starting October 28th (Saturday) exclusively through the Japanese Pokemon Center on-line store. This plush will cost 13,000 yen after tax and is roughly 2 feet of squishy Ditto.

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Unrelated to Ditto, the official San-ei Twitter account tweeted earlier with preview images of Pokemon plush scheduled for release in late February 2018.

Mascot Plush

Bellsprout, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglypuff, Togepi, Azurill, Chimecho, Wynaut
10 versions of Unown (A, E, H, K, M, N, R, S, T, Y)

Tissue Box Plush

Snorlax, Slowpoke

On a parting note, my original charms, stickers, and postcards are still available for purchase!

Check out this post for more information.

Until next time~

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Ditto Transform

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + Vulpix’s Crystal Season

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Ditto Transform + Vulpix’s Crystal Season

Hello everyone!

We got some potentially exciting news on up-coming promotions for the end of October.

The popular Ditto Transform! series will return to Pokemon Centers October 21st (Saturday) with five new plush of Ditto trying it’s hardest to transform into other Pokemon.

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As with every Ditto Transform! release to date, there will be plush versions and mascot plush versions of all five Pokemon (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, and Sableye).

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Each plush will cost 1,296 after tax, and each mascot plush will cost 864 yen after tax.

Along with the Ditto Transform! plush series, the fourth installment of the equally popular Ditto Transform! gacha series will also go on sale exclusively at Pokemon Centers in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday).

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The fourth volume of Ditto gacha figures will include Pikachu, Clefairy, Magnemite, Koffing, and Snorlax.

Last and definitely not least, we finally have more information on the Vulpix-centric promotion, “Vulpix’s Crystal Season”, also coming out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting October 21st (Saturday)! Although with a focus on the two Vulpix forms, a lot of merch will also include both fire and ice versions of Ninetails. If you love either or both of the foxie forms, this promotion was made for you!

Full Line-Up

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Plush (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Mascot Plush w/ Charm (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,404 yen each
Snow Globe (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 3,240 yen each
Scrunchies w/ Ears (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each
Stained Glass Key Holder (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 864 yen each

Flip Phone Case – 3,456 yen
Foldable Mirror – 1,512 yen
Glass Mug (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,296 yen each

Hand Towel – 648 yen
B6 Ringed Notebooks (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 648 yen each

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Cushion – 3,240 yen
Crunchy Chocolate Cookie Tin – 972 yen

Wallet – 3,780 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen

Masking Tape Set – 864 yen
Crystal Stickers – 648 yen
Set of A4 Clearfiles – 496 yen
Stone Bracelets (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 1,512 yen each

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Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Crystal Stone Ball Pen (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix) – 756 yen each
Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Special Box Set – 3,024 yen

That wraps up Friday’s Pokemon Center announcements!

Until next time~

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Ditto Transform! Plush
Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4
Vulpix’s Crystal Season