[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
[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
Welcome to another Pokemon Center catch-up post. This time, we’ll be going over the first release from the Pokemon Fit series.
The first part of the release came out July 13th, the same day as the 2018 Pokemon summer movie came out. The second part of this release, which will include all the Pokemon that weren’t part of the original release, is scheduled for November 2018, probably coinciding with the Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee games.
The series is called “Pokemon Fit” because the Pokemon are designed to be smaller plush that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. My consensus on this line? Everything is adorable!
I don’t have pictures unfortunately of all the Pokemon in this release, but here are some!
Pokemon Fit 1
I love Omanyte and Shellder: they look so goofy!
Pokemon Fit 2
Not pictured here (but you can see them in the group picture at the top of this post): Jolteon and Eevee. I think Eevee looks especially adorable! Shout out to Exeggutor who ended up with a nice looking plush.
Pokemon Fit 3
The three legendary birds (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres) and Mew~
Mewtwo should be included in the next release.
Pokemon Fit 4
Ducks! This release included Farfetch’d (who looks amazing) and Golduck. Psyduck should be in the next release.
Pokemon Fit 5
Grab bag of plush! Sandshrew, Diglet, Machamp, Geodude, and Alakazam.
Geodude looks so grumpy, I just want to hut him!
Pokemon Fit 6
Dragonite (Dratini and Dragonair will be next batch), Drowzee, Arcanine, and Voltorb! I love Dragonite’s plush, he is precious.
Pokemon Fit 7
Ekans, Rattata, Jigglypuff, and Meowth! (Persian will be next batch!)
Plush I’m excited for in November: Clefairy, Vulpix, Raichu, and Dragonair.
Plush I’m excited to see (although I don’t collect them): Tauros, Cubone, Ponyta, Abra, Vileplume, Zubat, Pidgey, and Butterfree!
That wraps up this post. Until next time~
We have some super exciting news for this week, so let’s dive in.
The Pokemon Center announced a brand new exclusive plush line. Called “Pokemon Fit”, these plush are billed as being super cute and small enough to easily hold in your hand.
This batch will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan July 13th (Friday) and includes 30 Pokemon:
Alakazam, Arcanine, Articuno, Diglett, Ditto, Drowzee, Ekans, Exeggutor, Farfetch’d, Geodude, Golduck, Dragonite, Eevee, Flareon, Jigglypuff, Jolteon, Kangaskhan, Machamp, Meowth, Mew, Moltres, Omanyte, Pikachu, Rattata, Sandshrew, Shellder, Staryu, Vaporeon, Voltorb, and Zapdos.
This release is marked as “Part 1”. Part 2 is scheduled for November 2018 and will include the remaining 121 Pokemon from the original Pokemon Red and Blue 151 line-up. So if you love generation 1 Pokemon and don’t see your favorite in this release, don’t fear!
Starting July 21st (Saturday), Pikachu’s Closet will be adding a girl Pikachu to their plush line-up. The new plush will cost the same as the currently released boy Pikachu plush: 3,780 yen with tax.
Pikachu Closet Girl Clothes
Along with girl Pikachu, two new clothing sets (Pajama and Formal Wear) will also be released on the same day. Although these sets are billed as being “for girls”, there is nothing stopping you from dressing boy Pikachu in them if you so chose.
The Pajama Set will cost 3,456 yen after tax and the Formal Wear Set will cost 3,780 yen after tax.
The official Pokemon Center Cafe updated with the aforementioned hinted at summer exclusive menu items. These food items will only be available between July 13th (Friday) and September 2nd (Sunday) so don’t miss out!
Eevee’s Greedy Plate – 1,706 yen
~ w/ Souvenir Plate – 2,786 yen
Eevee’s Pancake – 1,706 yen
Snorlax is Also Stuffed!! Loco Moco – 1,598 yen
Ditto’s Fruit Bowl & Malasada – 1,382 yen
Alolan Tropical Drink – 1,026 yen
Last but not least!
A super cute Pokemon Center promotion, featuring illustrations of Pikachu & Eevee hanging out and having fun every day of the week, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan July 21st (Saturday).
7 Days Story
Pikachu | Eevee Pins (Day 1 ~ Day 7) – 378 each
※ Pins are sold separately but if you buy any Pikachu + any Eevee pin together, the combined price is 600 yen.
Pikachu Hair Tie (Oval | Ribon) – 1,296 yen each
Eevee Hair Tie (Flower | Ribbon) – 1,296 yen each
Pikachu Long Necklace (Bead | Pendant) – 1,728 yen each
Eevee Long Necklace (Bead | Pendant) – 1,728 yen each
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Pochette – 2,808 yen
Clear Tote Bag – 3,780 yen
Pikachu Hand Towel (Green | Pink) – 540 yen each
Eevee Hand Towel (Green | Pink) – 540 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
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White Pikachu T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
(Not Pictured) Black Pikachu T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
Grey Eevee T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
(Not Pictured) Black Eevee T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
Pikachu Hoodie (Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen
Eevee Hoodie (Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen
(Not Pictured) Skirt (Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen
That wraps up this week’s announcements!
Everything listed on this page and more can be ordered at Japanstuffs.com
Check it out!
Until next time~
Pokemon Center Cafe
7 Days Story