The Pokemon Center failed tonight with no merch news (even though we know there are new Pokedolls coming out next month!)
So today’s post will cover Banpresto prizes coming out in May~
First up: the remaining Eeveelutions from the Kororin Friends – Large Plush series!
Leafeon & Glaceon and Umbreon & Espeon will all start appearing in game centers around Japan May 17th (Thursday).
Each plush measures roughly 26 cm from head to tail.
The extra large Eevee plush will start appearing in game centers in Japan May 24th (Thursday).
Eevee is 34 cm from head to tail.
Next: The Korotto Manmaru series!
All plush from the May release are large sized plush, measuring about 25 cm up and down, except for Gyarados which measures 29 cm from head to tail.
Magikarp, Lapras, Feebas, Milotic, Psyduck, and Gyarados will all start appearing in game centers on the same day: May 22nd (Tuesday).
The Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) series returns in May with two releases, both of which will start appearing in game centers from May 10th (Thursday).
The set of rice bowls measures about 16 cm across and will be available in two versions: Pikachu and Snorlax.
The two larger sized plush, both measuring about 25 cm from top to bottom, will also be available in two versions: Pikachu and Rowlet.
From the generic Pokemon Sun & Moon series, an large large Slowpoke plush (measuring about 40 cm) will start appearing in game centers May 10th (Thursday).
From the Pokemon Life With Pikachu series, an extra large face cushion (measuring about 37 cm) will start appearing in game centers May 24th (Thursday).
Ichiban Kuji Releases For May
Hey! Pikachu and Friends will go on sale starting May 26th.
Each kuji ticket will cost 620 yen.
A Prize – Snorlax Plush
B Prize – Cushion
C Prize – Pouch (6 Variations)
D Prize – Glasses (5 Variations)
E Prize – Towels (6 Variations)
F Prize – Plates (4 Variations)
Last One – Snorlax Plush Yawning Version
Hey! Pikachu and Friends Ichiban Kuji
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Ah, that Slowpoke looks sweet. And it’s a big plushie as well. Would love to have that. <X3
Really feels like that Slowpoke is rather popular in Japan. They had a bunch of plushies before, didn't they? I wonder, didn't they also had like a Slowpoke cushion once, like it was a square shape with velcro to fold it in the middle so it woul look like a standing Slowpoke with just the head and tail sticking out at each side?
I’m not sure if he’s super popular but he’s cute xD
They release new plushes of him every now and then – definitely not on the same level as Eevee.
I’m not 100% sure but it sounds like the item you’re describing is an unlicensed bootleg?
Ah, it is? I don’t know. I think I saw photos of it a long while ago. Looked like a pillow version of Slowpoke that looked more like the actual one once you stuck the two halves together.
Anyways, definitely a great luck for people in Japan to get their hands on a big version of Slowpoke. Aside from Totodile it’s something I’d consider getting if I’d be in an arcade there. <X3