by ZombieMiki | Nov 1, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, TCG
[Nintendo] Zacien & Zamazenta Nintendo Switch Lite Console
[Pokemon TCG] Card Sleeves (Psyduck Eye, Koffing Eye, Magikarp Eye, Porygon Maker, Pokemon Items, Espeon, Umbreon, Pokemon Comic Style, Pokemon World Market, Gengar)
[Pokemon TCG] Deck Case (Umbreon / Espeon, Pokemon World Market, Gengar, Pokemon Comic Style)
[Pokemon TCG] Rubber Playmat (Umbreon / Espeon, Pokemon Comic Style, Pokemon World Market, Gengar)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Frosty Christmas
[Bandai Candy] Pokemon Get Collection – Our Friends [Bokura no Nakama-tachi] (Lapras, Pikachu, Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble, Meltan, Greninja, Latios, Latias, Gengar)
[Re-Ment] Eevee & Friends Dreaming Case Volume 2 (Eevee, Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Sylveon, Jolteon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Extra Large Eevee Cushion
[Re-Ment] Pittori Collection (Pikachu, Eevee, Rowlet, Ditto, Slowpoke, Squirtle, Charmander, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Christmas Plush – Pikachu
[Banpresto] Pokemon – Large Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Mini Plush (Charmander, Absol, Gengar, Chikorita)
[Game Freak] Pokemon Sword & Shield
[Pokemon Center] Galar Pokemon League
[Pokemon Center] Plush (Zamazenta, Zacien)
[Pokemon Center] 1:1 Size Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Mascot Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[San-ei] Plush Shoulder Pouch (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Plush Cushion (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble menu items start
[Takara Tomy] Pikachu Plush, Eevee Plush
[Takara Tomy] Scorbunny Plush, Grookey Plush, Sobble Plush
[MonColle] Monster Collection Figure Case (Zacien Ver., Zamazenta Ver.)
[MonColle] Dusk Mane Necrozma, Dawn Wings Necrozma, Ultra Necrozma, Kyogre, Groudon, Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, Mewtwo, Squirtle, Meltan, Melmetal, Gyarados, Snorlax, Zeraora, Charizard, White Kyurem, Black Kyurem, Reshiram, Zekrom, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zoroark, Greninja, Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Takara Tomy] Mini Pokemon Gacha Machine (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble, Zacian, Zamazenta, Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Volume 12 (Gyarados, Geodude, Smoochum, Ho-oh, Lugia, Elekid, Dragonair, Happiny, Whimsicott, Joltik, Sableye, Caterpie)
[San-ei] All-Star Mochi-Fuwa Cushion Plush (Goomy, Quagsire)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Lapras)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)
[Takara Tomy] Kuta-Kuta Plush | Small (Eevee, Snorlax, Mew, Pikachu)
[Takara Tomy] Kuta-Kuta Plush | Medium (Eevee, Snorlax, Mew)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Elastic Band Mascot Plush (Vulpix, Psyduck, Geodude, Cubone)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Shibuya grand opening
[Pokemon Center] Graffiti Art
[Pokemon Center] Nintendo Store / Pokemon Center collaboration collection
[Pokemon Center] Swarovski collaboration
[Kiri-e Series] Acrylic Keychain (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon TCG] Starter Set (Fighting, Electric, Water, Fire, Grass)
[Pokemon Center] Ceramic Ornaments (Raichu, Pikachu & Marill, Pikachu, Squirtle)
[POLYGLO] Pokemon Mini Collection (Pikachu, Slowpoke, Gengar, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Bandai Candy] Pokemon Kids Figures – New Pokemon Get! Ver. [Shin Pokemon Get Da Ze!] (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble, Lucario, Braviary, Greninja, Meltan, Melmetal, Naganadel)
[Nanoblock] Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble
by ZombieMiki | Oct 1, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, TCG
[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
by ZombieMiki | Jul 4, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Center Report
There’s been a couple of smaller new merchandise releases between June and July that don’t fit in with a bigger promotion and this post will cover some of them!
Delicious Water Mascot Plush
The Delicious Water Pokemon Center promotion dropped May 18th (Saturday). Some astute observers might have noticed the art style was similar to the previously released Mix Au Lait and Saiko Soda promotions, and you would be correct; Delicious Water was part of this same series, but with a watery twist.
The mascot plush were the most popular from this release, and rightfully so. There was a plush made for each water starter Pokemon from the current 7 Pokemon regions.
Why does only Piplup get a crown? My guess… there is someone involved with Pokemon merchandising who loves Piplup, which explains why he gets so much merchandise while simultaneously not selling well ever. You can push it all you want, Piplup person, but it’s not going to happen (I’m sorry).
Along with the main Delicious Water items, there were a bunch of Saiko Soda stuff as well, including bags and t-shirts.
Following in the footsteps of the last Mix Au Lait release, the Delicious Water promotion also included a gacha set with each figure being paired with a mini bottle of water figure.
Japanese Style June
June 16th (Saturday) saw the release of the Japanese Style promotion, featuring a bunch of more traditional Japanese items with a Pokemon twist.
There were a lot of neat items, but some highlights included: a set of four plates, four different 2 plate sets, two different types of bento boxes, super cute chopsticks with Umbreon and Espeon, aprons, and traditional Japanese short pants for wearing outside in summer when it’s hot.
An unannounced mini Pokemon Center promotion, featuring mostly apparel with a neon theme and aptly titled “Neon Color”, came out June 22nd (Saturday).
Although maybe not too exciting, the set included phone cases, some bags, t-shirts, hats, and a bunch of socks.
Sock designs included: Pikachu,
A new set of Chokkori-san sitting plush came out near the end of June.
This set of 8 plush included: Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Lillie, Alolan Vulpix, Mew, Mewtwo, and Zeraora.
I love this series because the plush look so cute in their little sitting poses and also they can hold things with their tiny hands!
Eeveelution Pass Case
June 29th (Saturday) had a couple of surprise unannounced releases, one being a set of Eeveelution plush face pass cases.
They’re all cute (and soft!) but Umbreon is my favorite ❤
Ditto Charm Sets
Another June 29th unannounced release – Ditto Transform linking charm sets!
It’s been so long since the last release of these charm sets I forgot they existed, so it was kind of a nice surprise.
There were 6 charm sets in total:
Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon
Furret, Alolan Vulpix, Dragonite
Whimsicott, Gloom, Shaymin
Lapras, Magikarp, Omanyte
Mareep, Electrode, Magnemite
Litwick, Sableye, Misdreavus
Some of these sets make complete sense. Some of them… don’t. But that’s fine! The Pokemon Center can do what it wants as always.
Next Pokemon Center Report will cover the Pokemon World Market release so stay tuned!
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by ZombieMiki | May 30, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, UFO Catchers
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyase – Large Snorlax Face Cushion (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Gold & Silver Release
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Pokemon Gold & Silver seasonal menu starts
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Sticker distribution starts for generation 2 Pokemon
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Distribution starts for generation 2 limited shopper bags
[Pokemon Center On-Line Campaign] My 251 Box distribution starts – 20 designs in total
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Stone Evolution Pokemon Large Plush (Eevee, Jolteon)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful – Large Plush (Luvdisc, Sylveon, Slowpoke)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Pokemon Center] Japanese Style Collection
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus – Stone Evolution Pokemon Large Plush (Eevee, Flareon)
[Banpresto] Mimikyu Mania! Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Plush (Pikachu, Mew, Mewtwo)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Large Plush (Pikachu, Dragonite)
[Pokemon Center] Neon Color
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Palm Plush (Raichu, Slowpoke, Cubone, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Extra Large Mew Plush
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Bath Towels (Mewtwo, Mew & Mewtwo, Pikachu)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Alola Vulpix, Lillie, Mew, Mewtwo, Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)
[Takara Tomy] Sleepy Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon World Market
[Pokemon Center] Eeveelution Plush Pass Cases (Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Linking Keychain Charms (Lapras, Magikarp, Omanyte, Furret, Alolan Vulpix, Dragonite, Mareep, Electrode, Magnemite, Whimsicott, Gloom, Shaymin, Litwick, Sableye, Misdreavus, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[Takara Tomy] Fuzzy Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew)
[Takara Tomy] 1:1 Size Fuzzy Mew Plush
[Nanoblock] Litten, Rowlet, Popplio, Bewear, Mimikyu
by ZombieMiki | May 24, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, UFO Catchers
June is going to be packed full of Banpresto prize releases, partly in anticipation of the yearly summer movie in July, “Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution”.
Not only will there be a ton of plush from several collections, but June also sees the return of the Pokemon bath towel (one of my favorite prize items!) All of the towels I own are Banpresto prize towels. I love them because they’re a nice size and very sturdy – even after repeated washing for years, they’re still in great shape. Also cheaper than most bath towels, assuming you are good at winning stuff from claw machines!
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.
The extra large plush release for June is Mimikyu from the Mimikyu Mania series and four types of Pokeballs from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series.
The four pokeballs (pokeball, great ball, hyper ball, and master ball) measure roughly 31 cm each and they will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 13th (Thursday).
Measuring roughly 35 cm, Mimikyu will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 20th (Thursday).
The Pokemon Focus – Evolution Stone series continues into June with two Eeveelution plush sets.
Eevee & Jolteon (both measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 13th (Thursday).
Eevee & Flareon (both measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 18th (Tuesday).
The Pokemon Korotto Colorful series continues with pink for the month of June!
The set features Slowpoke, Luvdisc, and Sylveon. Each plush measures roughly 26 cm and they will start appearing in game centers in Japan from June 13th (Thursday).
Kororin Friends – Palm Plush has four new additions as well.
Measuring roughly 9 cm each, Raichu, Cubone, Slowpoke, and Dragonite will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 25th (Tuesday).
Snorlax makes an appearance to bring a smile to your face from the Pokemon Hokkori Iyasare series.
Two extra fuzzy & soft Snorlax face cushions, each measuring about 38 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 6th (Thursday).
Last but not least – Mewtwo Strikes Back movie prizes!
A set of large plush (Pikachu & Dragonite, each measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 20th (Thursday).
A set of smaller plush (Pikachu, Mew & Mewtwo, each measuring about 12 cm) will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 20th (Thursday).
A set of three bath towels (Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Mew + Mewtwo) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 26th (Wednesday).
Last but not least, an extra large sized Mew plush (measuring roughly 33 cm) will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from June 26th (Wednesday).
That wraps up the Banpresto releases planned for June!
Until next time~
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