[TCG] “Dream League” Booster Pack
[TCG] Card Sleeves – Lillie Flute, N
[TCG] Collection File – Old Book Design
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Trainers
[Pokemon Center On-Line] 1:1 Mareep Plush pre-orders start
[Takara Tomy] Nee, Uchi Pika (Talky Pikachu Figure)
[Event] Pikachu Outbreak event starts in Yokohama
[Event] Pop-up Cafe & Drink Stand starts in Yokohama
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Soft Figures (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Pikachu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Pichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Squeezy Pokeballs (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Masterball)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Plush (Pikachu x 4 designs)
[Banpresto] Pikachu & Mimikyu Mania – Face Cushions (Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Spooky Gengar
[Pokemon Center Cafe] New menu items: Snorlax Naptime Lunch Plate / Pokeball Dessert Bowl
[Pokemon Center] Anna Sui Collaboration
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Witch Hat Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Large Plush (Happy, Sleeping)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Black – Large Plush (Umbreon, Starly, Banette)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette – Large Plush (Squirtle, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette – Plush (Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Growlithe, Togepi)
[Pokemon BigMore] Lapras Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Researcher
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Trainers (iPhone Cases + Plush)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Kotobukiya Elesa figure pre-order starts
[Eskei] Pokemon Shiny Jewel Rubber Mascot (Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Flaaffy, Plusle & Minun, Espurr, Whimsicott)
[Eskei] Pikachu & Sweets Charm Collection (Ice Cream, Donuts, Chocolate, Macarons, Pudding, Lollipop, Cupcake)
As part of the hype for the up-coming “Pokemon Masters” mobile application, a promotion dedicated to popular Pokemon trainers and their partner Pokemon will hit Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan August 2nd (Friday) and 31st (Saturday).
Pokemon Trainer Items
The merchandise line-up features 12 characters in total (6 boys and 6 girls) in dynamic illustrations together with their iconic partner Pokemon.
Along with stickers, a round tin collection, a rubber strap collection, acrylic charm standees, and clearfiles, iPhone cases and plush of each of the 12 featured trainers will go on sale at Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan August 31st (Saturday).
If that wasn’t enough excitement, high quality figures of Elesa and Skyla will be available for pre-order shortly. Stay tuned for more information!
Name: Pokemon Trainers
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: August 2nd (Friday) | August 31st (Saturday)
Official JP Pokemon Center Website
Items & Prices
August 2nd Release Date
Round Tin Collection – 324 yen each
※ Blind packaged / 12 designs total
Rubber Strap Collection – 540 yen each
※ Blind packaged / 12 designs total
A4 Clearfile Set (Red & Green, Dawn & Cynthia) – 486 yen each
A4 Clearfile Set (Lance & Steven Stone & N, Rosa & Elesa & Skyla, Hiker & Joy & Chibi Art) – 702 yen each
Stickers (Red & Charizard, Green & Blastoise, Lance & Dragonite, Steven Stone & Metagross, N & Reshiram, Hiker & Alolan Geodude, Dawn & Piplup, Cynthia & Garchomp, Rosa & Serperior, Elesa & Zebstrika, Skyla & Swanna, Joy & Blissey) – 216 yen each
Acrylic Charm Standee (Red & Charizard, Green & Blastoise, Lance & Dragonite, Steven Stone & Metagross, N & Reshiram, Hiker & Alolan Geodude, Dawn & Piplup, Cynthia & Garchomp, Rosa & Serperior, Elesa & Zebstrika, Skyla & Swanna, Joy & Blissey) – 972 yen each
Croquis Sketchbook SQ (Boy Characters, Girl Characters, Chibi Characters) – 572 yen each
T-Shirt Collection / Boy Characters (Free Size) – 2,484 yen each
※ Blind packaged / 6 designs total
T-Shirt Collection / Girl Characters (Free Size) – 2,484 yen each
※ Blind packaged / 6 designs total
August 31st Release Date
IIIIfi+® for iPhone 8／7／6s／6 (Red & Charizard, Green & Blastoise, Lance & Dragonite, Steven Stone & Metagross, N & Reshiram, Hiker & Alolan Geodude, Dawn & Piplup, Cynthia & Garchomp, Rosa & Serperior, Elesa & Zebstrika, Skyla & Swanna, Joy & Blissey) – 3,240 yen each
Plush (Red, Green, Lance, Steven Stone, N, Hiker, Dawn, Cynthia, Rosa, Elesa, Skyla, Joy) – 1,944 yen each
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Two quick words before I dive into this week’s Pokemon Center Report~
First off, big apologizes for the lack of updates lately! The blog is not ending, but two weeks in a row we didn’t get merchandise news from the main Pokemon website and then my main source for Pokemon Center photos was on holiday in the United States.
But we are back so I appreciate everyone’s patience.
Second – the official Zombie Miki store is back in business, with a new look and with more items!
Check it out here
I will be adding items in as quickly as I can. Most of these items are from my personal collection and were bought directly from the Pokemon Center in Tokyo over the course of 7 years. They’re all in near perfect if not perfect condition, but if you have any questions about an item, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!
On that note, if you notice any issues with the cart or checking out, or if you have a question about shipping prices, also please let me know (you can send me a message through my contact page or send me a DM on Twitter). I am happy to offer discounted shipping for larger purchases 🙂
Also as mentioned, I am selling a good majority of my Pokemon merchandise collections, which includes some bigger items such as the New Years Fennekin sleeping plush, New Years Fennekin face cushion, and a complete set of the Monthly Pikachu collection. The Pokemon I collected over the years include: Fennekin, Meowstic, Litwick, Mew, Clefairy, Raichu, Dedenne, Holiday Pikachu, Sylveon, and Vulpix (Kanto & Alolan versions). If there is a specific item you are looking for, there is a good chance I have it and am selling it, so please ask me directly.
The release of the original 151 Kanto region Pokemon Fit plushies were a great success, but even I was still surprised when the Pokemon Center announced they would be continuing the Sitting Cuties series (the international release name) with all Pokemon featured in Gold & Silver… including every single Unown plus ! and ?
(Pictured here is M for Miki, of course)
Although I couldn’t take pictures of every Pokemon in the release, here are a few notable examples~
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 1
I love this series so much mainly because the plush are all super soft and the perfect size.
Pictured here: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret (not to scale), Cleffa, Mareep, Flaaffy, and Ampharos (one of the most popular electric type Pokemon!)
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 2
I didn’t realize until this release how many Johto region Pokemon I love, and the Pokemon Center did a great job converting everyone’s favorite Pokemon into a super adorable plush form.
I think they did an especially great job with Sudowoodo (which, by the way, is a play on words since he is psuedo-wood-o… in case you didn’t know!)
Also shout out to the second official Dunsparce plush – the first plush was released at Pokemon Centers in Japan in 2013.
Pictured here: Sudowoodo, Politoed, Espeon, Umbreon, Girafarig, Dunsparce, Delibird, Houndour, and Houndoom.
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 3
Other notable plushies: Smeargle and Miltank (both very cute).
The three legendary beasts came out looking, for the most part, pretty good. My real question is… what animal do you think the beasts are? (I always saw them as dogs)
Pictured here: Stantler, Smeargle, Miltank, Blissey, Raikou, Entei, Suicune.
Pokemon Fit Plush Gold Silver 4
Last but not least – everyone’s favorite recently, most likely because of Pokemon Go: The Tar Family! Tyranitar was definitely one of the big sellers from the release, no joke.
Pictured here: Larvitar, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi
What was your favorite plush, or plushes, from this release? What did you buy?
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[TCG] “Double Blaze” booster pack (sm10)
[TCG] Deck Build Box
[TCG] Half Carrying Case (Pikachu)
[TCG] Pokemon Center Original Card Sleeves (Whimsicott | Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team | Perfect Nap Day)
[TCG] Deck Case (Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team | Perfect Nap Day)
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat (Charizard & Reshiram Tag Team)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Pika-Pika Backpacks 2 (Pikachu, Charizard, Slowpoke, Snorlax, Rowlet, Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Gengar)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Plusle, Minun, Sylveon, Ditto, Gardevoir, Lucario, Greninja, Ampharos)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You T-Shirt
[Pokemon Center] Lugia + Ho-oh Plush
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pokemon With You Ceramic Tile
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Chansey, Blissey)
[TCG] Family Pokemon Card Game
[Pokemon Center] Kyoto Pokemon Center Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Nishijin-Ori Kyoto Exclusive Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Easter Garden Party
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Flowers
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection 5 (Pikachu + Pidgeotto, Suicune, Ponyta, Espeon, Chikorita, Ampharos)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru (Colorful) – Large Plush (Dragonair, Lucario, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Marill)
[Takara Tomy] Meltan Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls & Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Lucario, Scolipede, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Meltan & Melmetal
[Pokemon Center] Nori Chips (Ume, Sesame, Curry)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pichu, Togepi, Smoochum)
As a quick announcement, I am currently running a giveaway over on Twitter! The giveaway is for 1 plush from the up-coming Ditto Transform promotion and the contest runs until 8 pm EST February 22nd (Friday). To enter, simply follow my Twitter account (@zombiemiki) and retweet this tweet. Entrees are open worldwide. Good luck!
The official Banpresto page updated with their list of Pokemon prizes for March. Much like everything else Pokemon related, there isn’t too much coming out, but more than zero, so that’s still okay.
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.
There are two extra large plush coming out in March.
From the Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) line, an extra large Gengar plush (measuring about 31 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 7th (Thursday).
From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line, an extra large Marill plush (measuring about 30 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 21st (Thursday).
The general Pokemon Sun & Moon line will also have two releases for large size plush.
Blissey and Chansey, each measuring about 23 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 14th (Thursday).
A set of baby Pokemon (Pichu, Togepi, and Smoochum – all measuring about 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 26th (Tuesday).
From the Kutsurogi Time (Relax Time) series, a set of two large plush (Bulbasaur and Charmander – each measuring about 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 7th (Thursday).
The featured color for March from the Korotto Manmaru Colorful series is blue. The set includes Dragonair, Lucario, and Vaporeon (each measuring about 24 cm) and will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 19th (Tuesday).
That wraps up the Banpresto prizes for March!
Until next time~
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