[TCG] “Tag Team GX Tag Team All-Stars” Booster Pack
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Black/White X/Y “Extra Regulation Box Set”
[TCG] Card Sleeve Designs [Island Deities, Fairy Picnic, Eevee Dash!, Mega Rayquaza, Dark Illusionist]
[TCG] Deck Case [Eevee Dash!, Dark Illusionist]
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat [Eevee Dash!]
[Pokemon Center] 24 Jikan Pokemon Chu
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Stairs Part 2 (Pikachu, Charmander, Wooper/Ditto, Larvitar, Rockruff, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Dedenne Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Legendary Pokemon Large Plush (Latios, Latias)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Legendary Pokemon Plush (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Rock Festival
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Volume 9 (Muk, Exeggutor, Mew, Wobbuffet, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Large Cuddling Plush (Pikachu, Raichu)
[Banpresto] Cuddling Plush (Pichu, Teddiursa, Plusle, Minun)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Part 7 (Pikachu & Growlithe, Farfetch’d, Gardevoir, Raikou, Cleffa & Phanpy, Mewtwo)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Ditto Plush
[Banpresto] Large Face Cushions (Slowpoke, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Pokemon – Large Christmas Stocking Pikachu Plush (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Sleeping Plush (Slowpoke, Seel, Snorlax)
[San-ei] Big More Gengar Plush
[Pokemon Center] All Glowed Up / Late Bloomer
[Important] Miki’s Birthday!
[Pokemon] Detective Pikachu Blu-Ray Release
[Pokemon] Detective Pikachu Wrinkled Plush
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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[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Mimikyu)
[Bapresto] I Love Snorlax – Large Face Cushion
[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)
[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
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Plush Tote-bag
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-order starts for Let’s Go Nintendo Switch Set
[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
[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)
[Gacha] Ghost Type Magnets (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull)
[Nintendo 3DS] 3DS Pokemon Themes (Pokemon Boss Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu & Lapras Journeys)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Togepi)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Plush (Cleffa, Munchlax, Pichu)
[U-Treasure] Flareon necklace orders start
[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Black & White Large Can Badge
[Ichiban Kuji] Mimikyu’s Circus
[Re-Ment] Petite Fleur (Pikachu, Eevee, Alola Vulpix, Butterfree, Leafeon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Charizard, Pidgey, Farfetch’d)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)
[Premium Bandai] Pre-order starts for Mimikyu keyboard cushion plush
[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)
[Nanoblock] Pikachu DX Set
[Nanoblock] Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Magikarp)
It’s the end of August so let’s talk about the Pokemon prizes coming out for September!
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!
A new series, “I Love Snorlax”, starts in September with two releases. Unsurprisingly, this series is all about Snorlax.
A large plush Snorlax face cushion (measuring about 38 cm) will start appearing in game centers from September 5th (Wednesday).
A plush Snorlax tote-bag (measuring about 30 cm including the handles) will start appearing in game centers from September 13th (Thursday).
From the popular Korotto Manmaru series, a set of large plush (measuring roughly 25 cm each) including Charizard, Pidgey, and Farfetch’d, will start appearing in game centers from September 26th (Wednesday).
The relatively new “Pokemon Tsuretette” series will have two releases, both of which will start appearing in game centers from September 20th (Thursday).
One release is for a set of smaller plush (each measuring about 12 cm) and includes Cleffa, Munchlax, and Pichu.
The second release is for a set of larger plush (each measuring about 24 cm) and includes Jigglypuff and Togepi.
Last but not least – from the generic Pokemon Sun & Moon series, we get two extra large plush!
Mimikyu (measuring about 28 cm) will start appearing in game centers from September 5th (Wednesday).
Dragonite (measuring about 38 cm) will start appearing in game centers from September 26th (Wednesday).
That wraps up this month’s Banpresto overview post!
Until next time~
Adults Love Pokemon Too
[Bandai] Pokemon Bath Figures (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Alolan Vulpix, Bewear, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Hand Mirrors (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Large Plush (2 designs)
[Pokemon Center] Everyday Mimikyu
[Ichiban-Kuji] Pokemon Research – Gengar
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Eevee, Porygon, Teddiursa)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Plush Pouch (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu Large Mascot Plush (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Pokeball Plush (Pokeball, Master Ball)
[Pokemon Center Online] 2nd Year Anniversary Campaign Starts
[TCG] Deck Build Box (Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon)
[TCG] Pokemon Card Sleeves (Pikachu Face, Lillie/Lana/Mallow)
End of February
[San-ei] Plush Tissue Box Covers (Snorlax, Slowpoke)
[San-ei] All Star Mascot Collection (Bellsprout, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Azurill, Chimecho, Wynaut)
[San-ei] All Star Unown Mascot Collection (A, E, H, K, M, N, R, S, T, Y)
4th Week of February
[Sega Prize] Premium Planetarium Light
[Sega Prize] Set of 4 Mini Towels
[Sega Prize] Applique Denim Tote Bag
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Clefairy, Sylveon, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Kids] Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon – Ultra Beasts Edition (Poipole, Decidueye, Primarina, Incineroar, Charjabug, Alolan Ninetails, Celesteela)
[Ensky] Pikachu Ude-Makura Plush
[Banpresto] Extra Large Togepi Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Meets Karel Capek
[Gacha] Putitto Pokemon Collection Vol 3 (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Pyukumuku, Salandit, Bewear, Alola Vulpix)
[Takara Tomy Plush] Ultra Ball Plush, Poipole plush
[MonColle] Magikarp, Jangmo-o, Stufful, Sandygast, Alolan Dugtrio, Buzzwole
[MonColle Sets] Pikachu + Pokeball, Charizard + Ultra Ball, Ho-oh & Lugia + Pokeball & Great Ball