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 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)

August Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

August Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

Hello everyone!

Pokemon Alolan Raichu Zombiemiki T-Shirt Giveaway

First, a quick announcement. I recently opened a store for my original designs over on Teepublic. As part of this grand opening, I am currently running a very quick giveaway for 1 Alolan Raichu Pancake shirt, designed by me!

To enter the giveaway, simply follow my Twitter account (@zombiemiki) and retweet this tweet. Deadline for entering is July 26th (Thursday) 10 pm EST.

Even if you don’t win, all designs in my Teepublic store are 30% off for a little over a day from this posting, so please check it out. You might find a design you like!


It’s almost the end of July and that means the prizes from Banpresto for the month of August have been announced!

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 Banpresto Prize

From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series:

Cute Pikachu shoulder towels with hoods! The longest part of the towels measure about 100 cm from one side to the other. This set comes with 2 Pikachu designs in total and will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 3rd (Friday).

From the Ultra Guardians set, two large sized plush (Popplio and Rowlet), both measuring about 19 cm from top to bottom, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 7th (Tuesday).

A set of cute Pikachu lamps (2 designs in total) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 9th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Pikachu Mania Plush

From the Pikachu Mania series:

A large Pikachu plush, measuring about 24 cm from top to bottom, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 3rd (Friday).

A set of smaller Pikachu mascot plush (each measuring about 12 cm), will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 9th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Banpresto Halloween Pikachu Plush

In Japan, August is the best time to start bringing out Halloween merchandise!

An extra large Halloween themed Pikachu plush (measuring about 31 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 21st (Tuesday).

A set of 3 Halloween themed Pikachu plush (each measuring about 13 cm), will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 23rd (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Banpresto Halloween Pikachu Gengar Litwick Mimikyu Haunter Plush

Halloween brings us some cute ghost Pokemon plush as well!

An extra large Gengar plush (measuring about 31 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 3rd (Friday).

From the Korotto Manmaru series, a set of 3 large sized plush (Litwick, Haunter, and and Mimikyu – each measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers from August 23rd (Thursday).

That wraps up the prizes scheduled for release through Banpresto for the month of August.

Until next time!


Adults Love Pokemon, Too

July Pokemon Banpresto Overview

July Pokemon Banpresto Overview

Hello everyone!

Believe it or not, it’s almost the end of June, and that means it’s time to see what we have in store from Banpresto for July.


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!


Banpresto Pokemon UFO Catcher Prize Plush

Movie merch from the up-coming “Everyone’s Story” (みんなの物語) continues into July, and as I predicted, July has all the Zeraora plushies.

A set of large plush (Eevee & Pikachu) will start appearing in game centers from July 5th (Thursday).
Both plush measure roughly 24 cm from head to butt.

A second set of large plush (Eevee & Zeraora) will start appearing in game centers from July 19th (Thursday).
Both plush measure roughly 23 cm from head to feet.

Banpresto Pokemon UFO Catcher Prize Plush

An extra large Lugia plush, measuring roughly 53 cm from one wing tip to the other, will start appearing in game centers from July 12th (Thursday).

A set of three smaller plush (Pikachu, Lugia, and Zeraora), each measuring roughly 15 cm, will start appearing in game centers from July 19th (Thursday).

Banpresto Pokemon UFO Catcher Prize Plush Pikachu Mania

The Pikachu Mania series returns with three different releases for July.

In collaboration with the Korotto Manmaru series, a set of 5 smaller Pikachu plush (each measuring roughly 12 cm) will start appearing in game centers from July 10th (Tuesday).

A large Pikachu plush, measuring roughly 24 cm from ears to butt, will start appearing in game centers from July 12th (Thursday).

Two larger Pikachu face cushions (each measuring roughly 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from July 26th (Thursday).

Banpresto Pokemon UFO Catcher Prize Plush

Last but not least, the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series will have two releases for July.

Four extra large Pokeball plushies (each measuring roughly 33 cm) will start appearing in game centers from July 5th (Thursday).

In collaboration with the Kutsurogi Time series, an extra large Lapras plush (measuring roughly 35 cm up and down) will start appearing in game centers from July 26th (Thursday).

Banpresto Pokemon UFO Catcher Prize Plush Ichiban Kuji Eevee Pikachu

The annual summer Pokemon Ichiban Kuji will go on sale from July 7th (Saturday).

This kuji, called the 2018 Pokemon Collection ~ Pikachu & Eevee ~ unsurprisingly features a bunch of prizes with Eevee and the Eeveelutions, plus a few Pikachu items for those Pikachu lovers out there.

As usual, 1 ticket costs 620 yen (including tax).

Prize Overview

A Prize: Eevee plush
B Prize: Pikachu plush
C Prize: Eevee pancake cushion
D Prize: Dessert bowls (3 designs)
E Prize: Hand towel (4 designs)
F Prize: Collection plates (9 designs)
G Prize: Design charms *blind packaged* (5 designs)
Last One Prize: Eevee plush (sleeping version)


Adults Love Pokemon Too
Ichiban Kuji Pikachu & Eevee

Merchandise Overview – June

6.1

[TCG] Cracked Sky’s Charisma Booster Pack (SM7)
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Rayquaza, Steven, Latios/Latias)

6.2

[Pokemon Center] Eevee Pokemon Center Plush (Standing, Running, Sleeping)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Part 2
[Pokemon Center] New Era T-shirts & Hats
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Quest

6.7

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Marine Style Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Summer Style Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Pokemon Sun & Moon – Pikachu Backpack

6.9

[Pokemon Center] Life-Size Jirachi Plush
[Pokemon Championships] June 9-10 – exclusive Pokemon Japanese Championship merch

6.11

[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper (Pikachu, Eevee, Tangela, Growlithe, Caterpie, Slowpoke, Swinub, Mareep)

6.14

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Cooler Bag (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Lugia)

Third week of June

[Sega Prize] Pocket Watch (Charizard, Pikachu, Pokeballs)

6.16

[Pokemon Center] Precious Wedding
[Moncolle Figures] Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix, Pikachu
[Takara Tomy Plush] Zeraora
[Takara Tomy] MonColle Catcher + 12 Magikarp figures

6.18

[Bandai] Motion Figures Part 2 (Dawn Necrozma, Dusk Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection EX Alola (Pikachu & Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mimikyu, Alola Vulpix, Bewear)

Fourth week of June

[Sega Prize] Premium die-cut Eeveelution bath towel
[Sega Prize] Inflatable pool
[Bandai] Pokemon Rubber Mascot Part 8 (Pikachu, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Gardevoir, Milotic, Chimecho)
[Bandai] Pokemon Sun & Moon Mini Clearfile Part 2 (8 designs)

6.19

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush

6.21

[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Nurse Joy, Chansey, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Plush (Eevee, Lugia, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Thermos & Glass Set

6.23

[Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)

6.30

[Pokemon Center] Poke-Maniac Pikachu Cosplay Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Oedo Part 4
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You can badges
[MonColle Figures] Zeraora, Pikachu & Eevee Set
[Kiri-e Series] Espeon, Umbreon, Eevee, Pikachu, Gyarados
[Bandai] Attack Pose Promotion Figures Part 2 (Dusk Necrozma, Dawn Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Nanoblock] Chansey, Magikarp

June Pokemon Banpresto Prize Overview

June Pokemon Banpresto Prize Overview

Hello everyone!

This post will cover the Banpresto Pokemon prize releases for the month of June.


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. Typically, you can find these 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!


We’re officially into June and with the summer movie just around the corner, it’s no surprise that Pokemon summer movie themed merchandise would pop up.

June has three different releases from Banpresto.

Two larger size plush (28 cm) of Lugia and Pikachu will start appearing in game centers June 14th (Thursday).

A cute cold drink thermos + glass set will start appearing in game centers June 21st (Thursday). The thermos has Zeraora and Lugia while the glass has Eevee and Pikachu.

Three smaller sized (12 cm) plush, from the Korotto Manmaru series, will also start appearing in game centers June 21st (Thursday). The set includes Eevee, Pikachu, and Lugia.

From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series!

A cute 30 cm Pikachu knapsack will start appearing exclusively in Namco game centers starting June 7th (Thursday).

Extra large Squirtle (35 cm) will start appearing in game centers June 19th (Tuesday).

What is summer without some summer themed Pikachu merchandise?

Extra large summer style Pikachu plush (35 cm) will start appearing in game centers June 7th (Thursday).

Two large summer style Pikachu plush (about 26 cm each) will also start appearing in game centers June 7th (Thursday).

Cooler tote-bags (perfect for keeping food safe for picnics) will start appearing in game centers June 14th (Thursday).

Last and not least, the Kutsurogi Time series returns with one release in June.

Large Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix plush (about 25 cm) will start appearing in game centers June 14th (Thursday).

That wraps up all the releases scheduled for June!

Until next time~

Merchandise Overview – May

5.1

[Bandai] Pokemon Doll (Boy Pikachu, Girl Pikachu, Ditto Pikachu, Sailor Pikachu, King Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Takara Tomy] Pop’n Step Figures (Eevee, Pikachu)

5.3

[TCG] Champion Road Booster Pack (SM6b)
[Pokemon Center] Zeraora Plush
[Pokemon Center] “Everyone’s Story” Movie Merchandise

5.10

[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Rice Bowls (Pikachu, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Pikachu, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Slowpoke)

5.17

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Espeon, Umbreon)

5.19

[Pokemon Center] Saiko Soda
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Raincoat Outfit, Argyle Outfit, Substitute Plush Look, Marine Look

5.22

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Series – Large Plush (Psyduck, Gyarados, Feebas)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Series – Large Plush (Milotic, Lapras, Magikarp)

5.24

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Extra Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Pikachu – Extra Large Face Cushion (Pikachu)

5.26

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Dolls
[Pokemon Center] Oedo Part 3
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Hey! Pikachu & Friends
[Takara Tomy] Ultra Guardians Plush (Pikachu, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Takara Tomy] Battle Action Plush (Lugia)
[MonColle] Pokeball Collection (Premium Ball, Dive Ball)
[MonColle] Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Groudon, Kyogre

5.29

[Bandai] Twinkle Dolly (Eevee, Pikachu, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon)

5.31

[Ensky] Eevee Evolutions Part 2 Paper Theater