by ZombieMiki | Oct 26, 2018 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, TCG
A bunch of releases were announced today, so let’s dive right in~
From the Pokemon Card Game side!
Along with the High Spec: GX Ultra Shiny booster packs (sm8b), a set of Pokemon Center original card sleeves, featuring the Battle Chatelaine girls, will also go on sale November 2nd (Friday).
Each pack contains enough sleeves for a full deck plus a few extra and will cost 777 yen including tax.
The K-Uno jewelry company is finally completing their Eeveelution necklace series with Jolteon, which is currently available for order.
Necklaces are 12,000 yen each, including tax, and are made with silver.
The Pokemon Yurutto series returns with volume 2 to all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on November 10th (Saturday).
Pokemon Yurutto Volume 2
Volume 2 includes: Pikachu, Dedenne, Rowlet, Croagunk, Pyukumuku, and Slowpoke. Each play costs 300 yen per usual.
A brand new series with an amigurumi theme for winter will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan November 3rd (Saturday).
With a hand-knit style, the promo includes plush, pouches and bags, fuzzy and soft clothing to keep you warm, and other cute items. It also includes my very favorite winter Pokemon Center cookie: polvorones! I highly recommend this cookie, which usually comes in an equally adorable and collectable cookie tin.
Plush (Pikachu | Snow Pikachu) – 1,620 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Snow Pikachu) – 1,080 yen each
Hair Tie (Pikachu | Snow Pikachu) – 648 yen each
Flat Pouch – 1,620 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 2,160 yen
Pouch – 1,512 yen
Dice Bag – 1,080 yen
Blanket – 2,700 yen
Neck Warmer – 1,944 yen
Fuzzy Hoodie – 6,048 yen
Polvorone Cookie Tin – 928 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Fuzzy Shorts – 3,240 yen
Fuzzy Socks – 1,080 yen
Hair Band – 1,296 yen
Last but not least! We finally have information on the merchandise coming out for the Yokohama Pokemon Center’s Renewal promotion!
The promotion for the Yokohama Center moving to a new location (closer to Yokohama Station) will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan from November 9th (Friday).
While most items will be available everywhere, as usual there will be a few items you can only get at the Yokohama Center.
Pikachu Plush (Center Design) – 2,160 yen
Pikachu Mascot Plush (Center Design) – 1,296 yen
Psyduck Plush – 3,024 yen
Not Pictured Cushion – 2,160 yen
Tissue Box Cover – 2,376 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged – 10 Designs) – 702 yen each
Set of 3 Ramune Candy Tins – 702 yen
Chocolate Crunch Candy Tin – 972 yen
Blanket – 3,024 yen
T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 3,456 yen each
Not Pictured 2-Way Sailor Hoodie (Small | Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen each
Keychain – 702 yen
Metal Charm Set – 702 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (8/7/6s/6) – 2,030 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Eco Tote Bag – 1,296 yen
Flat Pouch – 2,160 yen
Not Pictured Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Not Pictured Handkerchief – 367 yen
Plush Pass Case – 1,296 yen
Notebook – 184 yen
A5 Ringed Notebook – 702 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Frixion Ball 3 Pen Set – 972 yen
Clip Set – 734 yen
PET Stickers – 486 yen
Set of 2 Stickers – 432 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Pouch – 1,620 yen
Mug – 1,404 yen
Plate – 1,944 yen
Yokohama Exclusive Items
Plush (Pikachu w/ Plush | Pikachu w/ Pochette) – 2,160 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu w/ Plush | Pikachu w/ Pochette) – 1,296 yen each
Logo Pin – 680 yen
Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon Special Box Set – 3,078 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Announcements!
4 Days until my Birthday~
5 Days until Halloween~
Pokemon Card Products
Jolteon K-Uno Necklace
Pokemon Yurutto Figure Collection Volume 2
Yokohama Pokemon Center Renewal
by ZombieMiki | Oct 1, 2018 | Pokemon, Pokemon Center Report
Hello everyone and welcome to October – the best month in the year!
First up, special announcement number one
My birthday is October 30th!
Send me birthday coffees via ko-fi.com and I’ll draw you a sketch of your choice! Just leave a note with what you want me to draw :3
Special announcement number two
Bumping my Patreon!
Not only do you get to see original charm and sticker illustrations as I design them, but you get advance notice of items added to my sticker/charm store, get to see commissions I can’t share publicly, and for postcard tier patrons, a cute monthly Miki original postcard sent straight to you from me with a handwritten note.
Special announcement number three
I added two new designs to both my Threadless and Teepublic stores.
As of this post, the two designs over on Teepublic are currently 30% off and will be for the next 15 hours.
This past weekend was the latest Pokemon Center kuttari plush release plus a cute gacha figure set from the Pokemon Yurutto series.
It has been long enough from the last kuttari release that most people, me included, just assumed we weren’t getting anymore, so it was quite a surprise when the Pokemon Center suddenly brought this new set up, out of nowhere.
Kuttari Awake 1
Kuttari plush are released in sets, with each Pokemon having an awake version
Kuttari Sleep 1
And a sleeping version!
Kuttari Awake 2
This release featured the two Alolan starter Pokemon (Litten, who looks done with everything as usual, Popplio, and Rowlet)
Kuttari Sleep 2
Plus Alolan Vulpix and Dusk Lycanroc
Kuttari Awake 3
And two sort of unexpected choices: Wimpod and Buzzwole
Kuttari Sleep 3
Both of which have pretty adorable sleeping forms.
As mentioned, the Pokemon Yurutto gacha set also came out this past Saturday and included five figures: Pikachu, Dedenne, Ludicolo, Bewear, and Croagunk.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!
Welcome to October and let’s get spooky~
by ZombieMiki | Oct 1, 2018 | gacha, Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, TCG, UFO Catchers
[Takara Tomy / Gacha] Eevee Ippai Collection 2
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween coasters & place mat distribution starts
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Die-cut Blanket
[TCG] Booster Pack – “Dark Order”
[TCG] Energy Card Box
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Nanu & Sableye, Hoopa Unbound)
[Good Smile] Pre-orders start for Green Nendoroid
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fancy Home Goods
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Original Desk Calendar
[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Mascot Plush
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Mascot Plush (3 designs)
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Large Plush (2 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Quest – Extra Large Plush (Cube Face Cushion)
[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise
[Pokemon Center] Naganadel Pokemon Center Plush
[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee – Pikachu & Eevee Poncho
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Vol 4 (Gengar, Totodile, Moltres, Slowpoke, Pikachu & Mareep, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Gengar, Dedenne)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Raichu, Alola Raichu)
[Pokemon Center] Kaiju Mania Vol 2 (Pikachu Snorlax, Pikachu Ampharos, Pikachu Garchomp)
[Pokemon Center] Mofu-Mofu Paradise (Plush, Slippers, Tissue Boxes)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Extra Large Plush (Diglett, Alola Diglett)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Regional Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Goods Promo
[Pokemon Center] Ghost Type Clothing Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Autumn Pair Plush
[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 2 (Red, Green, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Rhydon, Lapras, Koffing)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Acrylic Mascot (Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Cushion (Snorlax, Pikachu Eevee)
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 1
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Pin Collection Vol 2
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Quest Figure Collection (Pikachu, Snorlax, Magikarp)
[MonColle] Mew & Pokeball Set (Clear Ver.), Lapras DX
[MonColle] Ultra DX Set
[Bandai] Coo-Nuts (Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Piplup, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Darumaka, Quagsire)
[Bandai] Twin Magnet Sets (Pikachu Girl & Boy, Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu & Bulbasaur + Ditto, Charmander & Mew, Squirtle & Psyduck, Clefairy & Jigglypuff)
by ZombieMiki | Sep 24, 2018 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, UFO Catchers
It’s the end of September so let’s talk about game center prizes coming out in October!
As a side note… the next time we do a Banpresto Prize Overview… it will be for prizes coming out when I’m in Japan?! How is my trip so soon! As always, I will be re-opening my pick-up service for while I’m in Japan and will be able to get prizes from November to January. There is also a chance I’ll be able to get stuff from October depending on availability. (Hype! Hype!) All prizes I get are picked up personally by me from game centers, making them extra special. (More hype!)
Okay okay moving on to the actual post
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 from Banpresto, “Pokemon Focus”, starts in October. The focus for the October release is “Regionals”.
Two large Raichu plush (Raichu and Alolan Raichu, each measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 18th (Thursday).
Two extra large Diglet plush (Diglet and Alolan Diglet, each measuring about 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 25th (Thursday).
Two large Vulpix plush (Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix, each measuring about 23 cm) will also start appearing in game centers October 25th (Thursday).
The “Pokemon Focus” theme for November and October will be “Legendary Pokemon” with Celebi, Victini, Jirachi, Mew, Manaphy, and Shaymin.
The “Pokemon Focus” theme for January (and maybe February?) will be “Gender” and I know the Nidorans will definitely have merchandise coming out then.
From the Pokemon Quest game series, an extra large cube cushion (measuring about 28 cm) featuring Pokemon faces on all sides will stat appearing in game centers October 11th (Thursday).
Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) returns in October with a set of large plush (Dedenne and Gengar, each measuring about 2e cm) which will start appearing in game centers October 18th (Thursday).
The I Love Snorlax line returns in October with two releases.
A Snorlax die-cut blanket (measuring about 130 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 4th (Thursday).
An extra large Snorlax plush (measuring about 36 cm) will also start appearing in game centers October 4th (Thursday).
Last but not least! Girlish Pikachu also returns in October with two releases.
As can be assumed by the name, all the Pikachus in Girlish Pikachu are Girl(ish).
A set of two extra large Pikachu plush (each measuring about 24 cm) will start appearing in game centers October 11th (Thursday).
A set of three smaller mascot Pikachu plush (each measuring about 11 cm) will also start appearing in game centers October 11th (Thursday).
That wraps up the releases from Banpresto scheduled for October.
Until next time~
Adults Love Pokemon Too
by ZombieMiki | Sep 14, 2018 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News
This week’s announcements are few but exciting.
First up – the original Pokemon Center promotion, Pokemon Yurutto, is returning September 29th (Saturday) with Volume 1 of a gacha figure collection.
Yurutto Pokemon Figure Collection Vol 1
The first volume has 6 figures in total: Pikachu, Rowlet, Dedenne, Ludicolo, Croagunk, and Bewear.
1 play will cost the usual 300 yen, and this figures will be sold exclusively through Pokemon Centers.
Next – the very popular Kuttari series, which abruptly disappeared, has abruptly returned! This latest release will drop at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan on September 29th (Saturday).
Kuttari September 29
This volume will have 7 Pokemon in total (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Alola Vulpix, Dusk Lycanroc, Wimpod, and Buzzwole) with each Pokemon having two forms: one awake and one asleep.
Each plush will cost 928 yen including tax.
Last but not least! The Pokemon Center has hinted at an original Pokemon Center promotion scheduled for release October 13th (Saturday).
This promotion, called Mofu Mofu Paradise (Fluffy Paradise) is Eevee led and fluffy Pokemon themed, with more information on merchandise coming soon.
That wraps up this week’s announcements!
Until next time~
Pokemon Yurutto Figure Collection Volume 1
Mofu Mofu Paradise Teaser