Merchandise Overview – March

3.1

[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)

3.4

[Re-Ment] Pokemon Pika-Pika Backpacks 2 (Pikachu, Charizard, Slowpoke, Snorlax, Rowlet, Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Eevee)

3.7

[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Gengar)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander)

3.9

[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

3.14

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Chansey, Blissey)

3.15

[TCG] Family Pokemon Card Game

3.16

[Pokemon Center] Kyoto Pokemon Center Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Nishijin-Ori Kyoto Exclusive Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Easter Garden Party
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Flowers

3.18

[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection 5 (Pikachu + Pidgeotto, Suicune, Ponyta, Espeon, Chikorita, Ampharos)

3.19

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru (Colorful) – Large Plush (Dragonair, Lucario, Vaporeon)

3.21

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Marill)
[Takara Tomy] Meltan Plush

3.23

[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls & Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Lucario, Scolipede, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Meltan & Melmetal
[Pokemon Center] Nori Chips (Ume, Sesame, Curry)

3.26

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pichu, Togepi, Smoochum)

3.30

[MonColle] Meltan

Merchandise Overview – January

1.1

[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Pokemon Stores)
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait / Saiko Soda Gacha
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush

1.2

[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo DX, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)

Second Week of January

[Gacha] Pokemon Mascot Alola Version (Pikachu, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Marowak, Alolan Exeggutor, Alolan Dugtrio, Mimikyu)

1.10

[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare ~ Large Plush (Torchic, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee ~ Cushion (Eevee Winking, Eevee Sleeping)

1.11

[TCG] Booster Pack “Night Unison” (SM9a)
[TCG] Melmetal Card Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Greninja & Zoroark, Lost March)
[TCG] Deck Case (Greninja & Zoroark)

1.16

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

1.17

[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Pikachu Girl, Pikachu Boy)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Plush (Pikachu Boy, Pikachu Girl, Nidoran Boy, Nidoran Girl)

1.19

[Pokemon Center] Fluffy Little Pokemon
[Pokemon Center] Sumi-e Retsuden (Ink Painting Portraits)

1.22

[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Magikarp Girl, Magikarp Boy)

1.24

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru ~ Colorful Series ~ Large Plush (Charmander, Dragonite, Flareon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush (Smiling, Winking)

1.25

[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Brock’s Pewter Gym
[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Misty’s Cerulean Gym
[TCG] Misty & Brock Full-Size Rubber Play Mat
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Desktop Figure 3 (Dragonite, Lugia, Ho-oh, Pikachu, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Porygon)

1.26

[Pokemon Center] Third Evolution Starter Pokemon Center Plush (Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert, Torterra, Empoleon, Infernape, Serperior, Emboar, Samurott, Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, Decidueye, Primarina, Incineroar)
[Pokemon Center] Eevee x Tamagotchi
[Takara Tomy] Shaymin Plush
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Shoulder Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[MonColle] Shaymin, Porygon, Magikarp, Jangmo-o

1.28

[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Stand Figure Collection

1.31

[Nanoblock] Espeon, Umbreon, Mew

2019 Lucky Bags + Finger Puppets Vol 3 + Pokedoll Mascot Plush + Mix Au Lait

2019 Lucky Bags + Finger Puppets Vol 3 + Pokedoll Mascot Plush + Mix Au Lait

Hello everyone!

Mikitzune Pokemon Center Pickups

Friendly reminder that almost all items (excluding the lucky bags) are available for pick-up through me while I’m here! Click the banner or this link here to move to my Japan Pick-Ups Page.

We finally got the news tonight that everyone has been waiting for…

Pokemon Center 2019 Lucky Bags

The Lucky Bags for 2019! (Fanfare! Applause!)

This year’s Lucky Bags will cost the same as last year’s (4,000 yen including tax) and like last year, each bag will include a random Lucky Bag exclusive plush. This year, we get 1 of 3 foot tall versions of Fit plush: Pikachu, Eevee, or Mew.

Lucky Bags will be distributed as usual on a first come first serve basis.

Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Pokemon Store locations will have Lucky Bags available January 1st.

Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo DX, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka Centers will have Lucky Bags available January 2nd.

The Pokemon Center On-Line put up their lucky bags an hour after the announcement (Friday December 14th at 3 pm JP time) and they sold out a few hours later. Note that this year’s limit seems to be 1 bag per person, vs last year’s 2 bags per person.

Finger Puppets Volume 3

Pokemon Center Finger Puppets return December 22nd (Saturday) with Volume 3!

This release includes: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Dratini, Psyduck, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret, Giovanni, and a Team Rocket Grunt.

Each figure costs 300 yen including tax.

Pokemon Center Pokedoll Mascot

Along with Lucky Bags, Pokemon Centers in Japan will also be selling new mascot plush sized Pokedolls and some matching Pokemon themed accessories from January 1st, 2019 (Tuesday).

Pokemon Center Pokedoll Mascot Plush

This batch of Pokedoll mascot plush will include Lapras, Mew, Poliwhirl, Snorlax, and Gengar, with each plush costing 1,058 yen including tax.

There will also be a few Pokemon themed accessories to compliment your plushies.

Pokedoll Mascot Accessories

Pokedoll Couch (Pikachu | Snorlax) – 972 yen each
Pokedoll Sleeping Bags (Magikarp | Chansey | Weepinbell) – 756 yen each
Mimikyu Tent – 972 yen
Pikachu Bus – 1,080 yen
Pokemon Train – 1,296 yen

Not Pictured

Pokemon Center – 972 yen
Pokeball – 756 yen

Pokemon Center Mix Au Lait Eeveelutions

Last and certainly not least, a sequel to the Saiko Soda promotion that came out earlier this year, called “Mix Au Lait” and featuring all the Eeveelutions, will go on sale in Japan at all Pokemon Centers and Stores from January 1st, 2019 (Tuesday).

Pokemon Center Saiko Soda Mix Au Lait

As part of the promotion, there will be two Mix Au Lait figure collection sets (Volume 1 & 2) and 1 Saiko Soda figure collection set.

Mix Au Lait Volume 1 includes: Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Sylveon.
Mix Au Lait Volume 2 includes: Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Glaceon.
Saiko Soda includes: Pikachu, Eevee, Swirlix, Litwick, and Oddish.

All gacha figures are 300 yen per play.

Merchandise Line-Up

Pokemon Center Mix Au Lait Eevee

Plush (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Saiko Soda Eevee, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,620 yen each
Mascot Plush (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,080 yen each

Pokemon Center Mix Au Lait Eevee

Eevee Face Badge (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 648 yen each

Mix Au Lait Items

Set of 9 Ramune Candies – 918 yen
Not Pictured Eeveelution Face Cookies – 1,080 yen

Socks (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Saiko Soda Eevee, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 1,080 yen for 3 pairs

Coin Pouch (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,296 yen each
Mei Messenger Bag (Saiko Soda Pikachu, Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 5,184 yen each

A5 Notebook (Pikachu, Eevee, Yellow Pattern) – 378 yen each
Foldable Umbrella – 3,024 yen

Not Pictured

A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Sticker Assortment – 540 yen
Ballpen (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 648 yen each
Pouch (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 1,620 yen each
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen

2-Tier Lunch Box – 1,836 yen
Fork w/ Case – 540 yen
Set of 3 Tupperware – 1,512 yen
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Heat Resistant Glass Mug (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 2,052 yen each

Blanket – 3,240 yen
Band-aid Set (Saiko Soda | Mix Au Lait) – 432 yen each

[On-Line Exclusive]

Heat Resistant Glass Mug (Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon) – 2,052 yen each

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!

Until next time~


2019 Lucky Bags
Pokemon Center Finger Puppets Volume 3
Pokedoll Mascot Plush
Mix Au Lait / Saiko Soda Gacha
Mix Au Lait Promo

December Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

December Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

Hello everyone!

Announcement

I will be back in Tokyo a little under a week from this posting (November 28th) and will be re-opening my pick-up service for game center prizes as well as for the Pokemon Center and other pick-ups by request. Please see this nifty page for a full list of items and prices. If there’s anything you want, please 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. Note that not all game center locations stock all prizes.


Pokemon Sun & Moon Focus Legendaries Korotto Manmaru

The Pokemon Focus series continues into December with more Legendaries.

Three large plush (Mew, Shaymin, and Manaphy), each measuring about 26 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 18th (Tuesday).

Korotto Manmaru returns in December with the beginning of their “Colorful” series.

Three large plush (Leafeon, Tyranitar, and Chikorita), each measuring about 24 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 6th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Tsurtette Plush

The Pokemon Tsuretette series will also make a return in December!

Two large plush (Gengar and Ditto), each measuring about 30 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 11th (Tuesday).

Three smaller sized plush (Clefairy, Snorlax, and Eevee), each measuring about 14 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 13th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Hokkori Iyase

December also brings us a brand new Banpresto series: Hokkori Iyase (Warm & Soothing)

Two super soft and fuzzy bags (Pikachu and Rowlet), each measuring about 31 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 20th (Thursday).

Two large plush (Pikachu and Mareep), each measuring about 27 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 27th (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush

Finally, Banpresto is also releasing three extra large plush from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series.

Extra Large Eevee, measuring about 33 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 6th (Thursday).

Extra Large Bulbasaur (smiling and winking versions), each measuring about 33 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 30th (Sunday).

And that’s all the prizes from Banpresto for December!

Until next month~


Adults Love Pokemon, Too

Merchandise Overview – December

12.1

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Red / Green Dot Sprite Promo
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Accessories

12.3

[Bandai] Pokemon Kids – First Edition Return (Charizard, Metapod, Pikachu, Raichu, Jigglypuff, Magnemite, Gengar, Lapras, Eevee, Mewtwo, Secret)
[Re-Ment] Atsumete! Kasanete! Poke-Forest Shooting Star (Pikachu & Caterpie, Eevee, Charmander, Togepi & Exeggcute, Jigglypuff, Mimikyu, Hoothoot, Jirachi)
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper Volume 2 (Pikachu, Ditto, Piplup, Rowlet, Arbok, Ditto, Natu, Sentret)

12.6

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – Colorful (Chikorita, Tyranitar, Leafeon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Eevee

12.7

[TCG] Booster Pack “Tag Bolt” SM9
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Pikachu & Zekrom Tag Team WCS Illustration Ver., Pikachu & Zekrom Tag Team)
[TCG] Pikachu & Zekrom Tag Team – Deck Case, Play Mat

12.8

[Pokemon Center] Q.Pot x Pokemon Center Collaboration
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2018 (Delayed Merch)

12.10

[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection DX – Pikachu’s Sunny Forest
[Munch x Pokemon Exhibit] Pikachu promo card distribution period starts until December 16th.

12.11

[Banpresto] Tsuretette Large Plush (Gengar, Ditto)

12.13

[Banpresto] Tsuretette Plush (Eevee, Snorlax, Clefairy)

12.15

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Can Badge Collection – Kalos Region
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon League Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Plush Merch
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Vulpix, Kangaskhan, Psyduck, Meowth, Jigglypuff)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Christmas 2018 – Delayed Merch (Cookie Tin)

12.18

[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Large Plush – Legendaries (Mew, Shaymin, Manaphy)

12.20

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Hokkori Iyasare Fuzzy Bags (Pikachu, Rowlet)

12.21

[Sekiguchi] Moko-Moko Plush (Bewear, Stufful, Espeon, Umbreon, Eevee, Marshtomp, Magikarp)

12.22

[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Winter
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Plush & Mascot Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon, Poipole, Litwick, Misdreavus)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha (Leafeon, Glaceon, Poipole, Litwick, Misdreavus)
[Pokemon Center] Super Nerd Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets (Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Dratini, Psyduck, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Sentret, Furret, Giovanni, Team Rocket Grunt)
[Ichiban Kuji] Ichiban Kuji Pokemon – Eevee & Crystal Drops

12.27

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Hokkori Iyasare Large Plush (Pikachu, Mareep)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-san Plush – Zeraora
[MonColle] Porygon, Jang Mo-o, Magikarp
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush – Zeraora

12.30

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush – Bulbasaur (Smiling, Winking)

12.31

[Bandai] Pokemon Doll 2 (Eevee x 3, Pikachu x 3)
[Ensky] Fluffy Eevee Plush Cushion
[Ensky] Paper Theater – Wood Style (Pikachu, Eevee)