Merchandise Overview – November

11.2

[TCG] High Spec “GX Ultra Shiny” Booster Pack (SM8b)
[TCG] “Battle Chatelaine” Pokemon Center original card sleeves
[Munch x Pokemon Exhibit] Distribution starts for Psyduck, Eevee, and Rowlet promo cards.

11.3

[Pokemon Center] 2018 Christmas Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Amigurumi Pikachu
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Large Face Cushions (2 Designs)

2nd Week of November

[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Bowling Set

11.8

[Banpresto] Poke-Gyutto – Large Plush (Eevee, Psyduck)
[Banpresto] Poke-Dakko – Large Plush (Eevee, Psyduck)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Larvitar)

11.9

[Pokemon Center] Yokohama Pokemon Center Renewal Promotion

11.10

[Pokemon Center] Pop & Colorful
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto Figure Collection Volume 2 (Pikachu, Dedenne, Rowlet, Slowpoke, Croagunk, Pyukumuku)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Volume 9 (Sandshrew, Magnemite, Chansey, Ditto, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Corsola, Phantump, Mawile, Garchomp, Lilligant, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[San-ei] Plush Pouch (Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon)
[San-ei] Squishy Cushions (Munna, Koffing)

3rd Week of November

[Candy] Get Figure Collection – MeleMele Island Adventure (Necrozma, Pikachu, Alolan Ninetails, Brionne, Eevee, Vikavolt, Stufful, Dartrix, Guzzlord, Tsareena)
[MegaHouse] Yura-Yura Pokemon Mansion (Pikachu, Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Popplio, Litten)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Big Fluffy Blanket
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Boston Bag

11.15

[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Legendary Pokemon – Large Plush (Celebi, Victini, Jirachi)

11.16

[Pokemon Game] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Game] Pokemon Let’s Go! exclusive Pikachu & Eevee Nintendo Switch Console
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Volume 2
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Girl & Boy Protagonist Pikachu Clothing Sets
[Pokemon Center Campaign] My 151 Campaign starts
[Pokemon Cafe] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee collaboration menu starts

11.17

[Takara Tomy] MonColle EX (Mega Blastoise, Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Mascot ~ Pikachu Panya-San ~ *Blind* (Pikachu Toast, Eevee, Snorlax, Gengar, Slowpoke, Secret)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Mascot ~ Eevee Sabou ~ (Eevee, Pikachu, Snorlax, Gengar, Slowpoke, Ditto)

4th Week of November

[Sega Prize] Eeveelution Wallet (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Wrist Watch (3 Designs)

11.22

[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Snorlax, Slowpoke)

11.23

[Pokemon Center] New Years 2019 Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Pottery Ornaments

5th week of November

[Gacha] Cap Characters (Pikachu, Snorlax, Torchic, Mimikyu)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium LCD Memo Tablet
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Clean-Up Box (3 Designs)

11.27

[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Legendary Pokemon – Extra Large Plush (Mew)

11.30

[Candy] Pokemon 3D Jelly Candy

November Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

November Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

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Announcement

I will be back in Tokyo near the end of November and will be re-opening my pick-up service for game center prizes, including Banpresto, as well as for the Pokemon Center and other pick-ups by request. I should be able to get most if not all of the prizes listed in this update, as I don’t see any of them selling out quickly. I will be putting up pages with items and prices, but if there is already items you know you want, feel free to get in touch with me (via my website | via Twitter).

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 Focus Legendaries

The Pokemon Focus series continues into October, as promised, with the start of the “Legendaries” sub-series.

Extra large size Mew (about 40 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from November 27th (Tuesday).

Larger plush versions of Victini, Jirachi, and Celebi (about 30 cm each) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from November 15th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Eevee Psyduck

Two mini releases from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line, called Poke-Gyutto (Poke-Squeeze) and Poke-Dakko (Poke-Carry Me), will start appearing in game centers from November 8th (Thursday).

Both sets of plush include Eevee and Psyduck, with each plush measuring about 24 cm.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Snorlax Slowpoke Pikachu Larvitar

From the Girlish Pikachu series, two larger sized Pikachu face cushions (each about 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 3rd (Saturday).

From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series, an extra large sized Larvitar plush (about 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 8th (Thursday).

From the Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) series, large plush versions of Snorlax and Slowpoke (about 27 cm each) will start appearing in game centers from November 22nd (Thursday).

That wraps up next month’s Bapresto overview!

Until next time~

Merchandise Overview – October

October

[Takara Tomy / Gacha] Eevee Ippai Collection 2

10.1

[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween coasters & place mat distribution starts

10.4

[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Die-cut Blanket

10.5

[TCG] Booster Pack – “Dark Order”
[TCG] Energy Card Box
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Nanu & Sableye, Hoopa Unbound)
[Good Smile] Pre-orders start for Green Nendoroid

10.6

[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fancy Home Goods
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Original Desk Calendar

10.10

[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Mascot Plush

10.11

[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Mascot Plush (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Large Plush (2 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Quest – Extra Large Plush (Cube Face Cushion)

10.13

[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise
[Pokemon Center] Naganadel Pokemon Center Plush
[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee – Pikachu & Eevee Poncho

10.15

[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Vol 4 (Gengar, Totodile, Moltres, Slowpoke, Pikachu & Mareep, Umbreon)

10.18

[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Gengar, Dedenne)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Raichu, Alola Raichu)

10.20

[Pokemon Center] Kaiju Mania Vol 2 (Pikachu Snorlax, Pikachu Ampharos, Pikachu Garchomp)
[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise (Plush, Slippers, Tissue Boxes)

10.25

[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Extra Large Plush (Diglett, Alola Diglett)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)

10.27

[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Goods Promo
[Pokemon Center] Ghost Type Clothing Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Autumn Pair Plush
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 2 (Red, Green, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Rhydon, Lapras, Koffing)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Acrylic Mascot (Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Cushion (Snorlax, Pikachu Eevee)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 1
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 2
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Figure Collection (Pikachu, Snorlax, Magikarp)
[MonColle] Mew & Pokeball Set (Clear Ver.), Lapras DX
[MonColle] Ultra DX Set

10.31

[Bandai] Coo-Nuts (Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Piplup, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Darumaka, Quagsire)
[Bandai] Twin Magnet Sets (Pikachu Girl & Boy, Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu & Bulbasaur + Ditto, Charmander & Mew, Squirtle & Psyduck, Clefairy & Jigglypuff)

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

Merchandise Overview – September

9.5

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Mimikyu)
[Bapresto] I Love Snorlax – Large Face Cushion

9.7

[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Booster Pack (SM8)
[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Pokemon Center Exclusive Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Lugia, Suicune, Blacephalon, Lusamine Family)
[TCG] Lugia Rubber Playmat
[TCG] Lugia Deck Case
[TCG] Collection File (Alola All-Stars, Eevee & Pikachu)

9.8

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 2018 Halloween Promotion (Team Treat & Team Trick)
[Pokemon Center] Halloween clear card campaign starts (receive 1 of 2 random Halloween themed clear cards for every 2,500 yen spent)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Seasonal Halloween menu starts

9.13

[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Plush Tote-bag

9.14

[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-order starts for Let’s Go Nintendo Switch Set

9.15

[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 1 (Pikachu, Eevee, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Gengar, Magikarp, Ditto, Snorlax, Pokemon Center)
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for life-size Zeraora plush
[MonColle] Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Ultra Necrozma
[Takara Tomy] Ultra Get! Dex Rotom Figure

9.17

[Re-Ment] Floral Cup Collection (Pikachu, Eevee, Dewgong, Ivysaur, Vulpix, Mew)
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper – Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Magikarp, Slowpoke, Snorlax)

9.19

[Gacha] Ghost Type Magnets (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull)
[Nintendo 3DS] 3DS Pokemon Themes (Pokemon Boss Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu & Lapras Journeys)

9.20

[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Togepi)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Plush (Cleffa, Munchlax, Pichu)

9.21

[U-Treasure] Flareon necklace orders start

9.22

[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Black & White Large Can Badge
[Ichiban Kuji] Mimikyu’s Circus

9.24

[Re-Ment] Petite Fleur (Pikachu, Eevee, Alola Vulpix, Butterfree, Leafeon, Sylveon)

9.26

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Charizard, Pidgey, Farfetch’d)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)

9.27

[Premium Bandai] Pre-order starts for Mimikyu keyboard cushion plush

9.29

[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Dusk Lycanroc, Alolan Vulpix, Wimpod, Buzzwole)
[Pokemon Center] Yurutto Figure Collection Vol 1 (Pikachu, Rowlet, Dedenne, Ludicolo, Croagunk, Bewear)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badge (Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Snorlax, Mew, Dragonite, Lapras, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Schedule Books (151 Collection, Pikachu & Eevee)

9.30

[Nanoblock] Pikachu DX Set
[Nanoblock] Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Magikarp)

Merchandise Overview – August

1st Week of August

[Sega] Premium Bath Towels (2 Designs)

8.1

[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-san Plush (Eevee, Lisa)

8.3

[TCG] Fairy’s Rise Booster Pack
[TCG] Mina & Rimbombee Card Sleeves
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Towel w/ Hood (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Gengar Plush
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Large Pikachu Plush

8.4

[Takara Tomy] Hello Pikachu figure

2nd Week of August

[Sega] Premium Round Box

8.6

[Re-ment] Enjoy Cooking! Pikachu Kitchen (8 sets)

8.7

[Its’Demo] Pokemon Love Its’Demo – Eeveelutions
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Ultra Guardians Large Plush (Popplio, Rowlet)

8.9

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Pikachu Lamp (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Mascot Plush (5 Designs)

8.10

[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Invasion Mascot Plush
[Pokemon Center] Slowpoke Day
[Pokemon Center] With Pikachu terrarium figures

8.21

[Its’Demo] Pokemon Love Its’Demo – Electric Pokemon
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Halloween Pikachu Plush

8.23

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Ghost Plush (Haunter, Mimikyu, Litwick)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Halloween Plush (Pikachu x 3 Designs)

8.24

[Re-ment] Petit Fleur (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix, Butterfree, Eevee, Leafeon, Sylveon)
[Re-ment] Eevee & Friends Dreaming Case (Eevee, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon)

8.25

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center exclusive starter plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Time Vol 11
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Time: Stajan Edition
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pokemon Time trainer plush pre-order starts (Acerola, Moon, Lillie)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Snowglobe pre-orders start
[TCG] Red & Pikachu promo card distribution starts
[MonColle] Alola Ninetails, Naganadel
[Re-Ment] Sleeping on the Cable Part 2 (Pichu, Mew, Sylveon, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Takara Tomy] Sleeping Friends Plush (Litten, Rowlet, Popplio, Snorlax, Eevee)

5th Week of August

[Sega] Large Premium Drawing Set

8.31

[Bandai] Pokeball Collection Super (7 designs total)