May Merchandise Releases

5.3

[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Promotion

5.10

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Color Series – Large Plush (Wooper, Squirtle, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Lapras)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Large Plush (Pikachu x 2 Designs)

5.11

[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Baba Nuki Card Game

5.16

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Hand Plush (Vulpix, Meowth, Growlithe, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Snorlax & Pikachu Sleeping Figure
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyase Large Plush (Snorlax, Quagsire)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Large Plush (Eevee, Vaporeon)

5.18

[Pokemon Center] Delicious Water

5.23

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Raichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Plush (Pikachu, Raichu, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pikachu, Meltan)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Face Cushion (Pikachu x 2 designs)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Plush Face Pouch (Pikachu x 3 designs)

End of May

[Gacha] Mae-Narae March Figure Part 2 (Boy Pikachu, Girl Pikachu, Dittochu, Psyduck, Clefairy, Mew)

5.25

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Finger Puppet Figure Volume 4 (Sleeping Pikachu, Arcanine, Shelder, Omanyte, Togepi, Ampharos, Sudowoodo, Espeon, Umbreon, Substitute Plush)
[Pokemon Center] EX Drawing Promo
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] Graniph Shirts Part 2
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Type Deck Case
[Ichiban Kuji] Eevee & Melodies

5.31

[TCG] Miracle Twins Tag Team GX Booster Set
[TCG] Tag Team GX Starter Set (Espeon & Deoxys / Umbreon & Darkrai)

Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu

Hey everyone!

With the Detective Pikachu movie coming out at the beginning of May, it’s no surprise that this week’s Pokemon Center announcements were dominated by Detective Pikachu merchandise news.

Detective Pikachu Pokemon Center Promotion

Pokemon Center Detective Pikachu Movie

Takara Tomy has already come out with Detective Pikachu merch (including within the United State), but the Pokemon Center finally announced their own exclusive line of plush, bags, charms, and other fun items that will be available for purchase in Centers & Stores around Japan from May 3rd (Friday – incidentally also the day the movie is released in Japan).

The merchandise line-up includes a 1:1 size Pikachu plush, along with a regular sized plush and mascot plush.

Detective Pikachu 1

Life-size Pikachu Plush – 5,184 yen
Plush (Pikachu, Psyduck) – 2,160 yen each (Ludicolo) – 2,484 yen
Mascot Pikachu Plush – 1,512 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection *Blind Packaged* (8 designs + 1 secret design) – 540 yen each
Rubbery Keychain Collection *Blind Packaged* (6 designs) – 540 yen each
3-Pocket Clearfile – 389 yen

Detective Pikachu 2

New Era 59Fifty Cap (7 3/8, 7 1/2) – 6,372 yen each
Team T-Shirt | H / O (Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen each
Not Pictured Detective Pikachu T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large | X-Large) – 3,240 yen each
Boxers – 1,620 yen
Socks (23~25cm | 25~27cm) – 540 yen each
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Soft Shell Case for iPhone 6/6s/7/8 – 2,030 yen\
Eco Tote Bag – 1,296 yen

Not Pictured

Dice Bag – 648 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Hand Towel – 756 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen

Pokemon Center Cafe

Pokemon Center Cafe Detective Pikachu Food Drinks

Starting April 27th (Saturday) until June 30th (Sunday), the official Pokemon Center cafe located in Nihonbashi will be offering a Detective Pikachu themed menu, including food and drinks, along with an exclusive place-mat to all guests and a new set of random drink coasters.

Detective Pikachu Cafe 1

Detective Pikachu Macaroni & Cheese – 1,706 yen
Detective Pikachu & Psyduck Combo – 2,570 yen
Detective Pikachu Set (includes Psyduck Combo & Detective Pikachu Float) – 3,780 yen

Detective Pikachu Float – 1,274 yen
Latte Art (Detective Pikachu, Psyduck, Bulbasaur, Mr Mime, Jigglypuff) – 756 yen each

Pokemon Center Cafe Detective Pikachu

Along with the limited menu items, all customers who dine at the Pokemon Center cafe between April 27th and May 31st will get a special Detective Pikachu place-mat.

Pokemon Center Cafe Detective Pikachu Drink Coaster

The random drink coasters will also be updated with a Detective Pikachu theme. As usual, you get 1 random coaster for every drink ordered in the cafe, with 6 designs in total.

Palnart x Pokemon Collaboration

Pokemon Palnart Eevee Accessories and Jewelry

In not Detective Pikachu news, Palnart, a Japanese accessory and jewelry store, will be selling Pokemon collaboration items through their stores and through stores that sell their merchandise (Harajuku Kiddyland and the Shinjuku Saturday Comet branch).

These items will start to go on sale from April 26th (Friday).

Pikachu Earrings – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Ketchup Necklace – 3,240 yen
Eevee Flower Ring – 3,024 yen
Broach (Pikachu, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon) – 3,888 yen each

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center merchandise announcements!

Until next time~


Detective Pikachu Pokemon Center Promo
Pokemon Center Cafe – Detective Pikachu Campaign
Palnart & Pokemon

Life-Size Eevee Plush + Eevee Collection (Dot Sprite)

Life-Size Eevee Plush + Eevee Collection (Dot Sprite)

Hello everyone and welcome to another Pokemon Center Report!

The first two big releases for February fell on a Friday (February 1st), I guess to shake things up.

Life-Size Eevee

First up: new 1:1 (life-size) Eevee plush!

There were two plush designs in total: normal pose and sitting pose (with the open smile face).

Both are cute and soft!

Pokemon Center Eevee Collection Dot Sprite

Along with the two Eevee plush, a Dot Sprite style promotion, called “Eevee Collection”, also came out February 1st!

The promo included a variety of items based on dot sprite versions of Eevee and the Eeveelutions.

Eevee Collection Cushions

Each Eeveelution had their own die-cut cushion and matching die-cut mascot plush and rubber pin.

Pokemon Center Eevee Collection Dot Sprite Watches

The unique addition to the merch list was a collection of watches – one for each Eeveelution!

Eevee Collection Stuff

Other neat things from the promo included: a set of cute band-aids, sticky notes, a notepad, and (not pictured) phone cases, a hoodie, t-shirts in two designs, decoration tape, plus a set of earrings with one of each Eeveelution!

Pokemon Center Eevee Collection Dot Sprite Socks

And of course, not forgetting the socks!

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report~

Until next time!

Pikachu Apparel + The Scream Phone Cases + Eeveelution Bag Charms

Pikachu Apparel + The Scream Phone Cases + Eeveelution Bag Charms

Hello everyone!

This past weekend at the Pokemon Center was pretty lackluster, but a couple new things came out.

Apparel Shirts

There was a very small collection of clothing and related items, mainly featuring Pikachu, and aimed at parents with kids.

Each clothing item (t-shirt, hoodie, and jacket) had an adult version and a smaller but matching child version.

Due to some sort of manufacturing error, the jacket release was delayed. At this point, we don’t yet know when the new release date will be, but as soon as anyone knows, that information will be posted.

Pokemon Center Houndstooth Pikachu Pouch

Along with the apparel, there were also two types of pouches and four tote-bags.

Half the items had this weird houndstooth style pattern, which I realized upon closer inspection is actually made of Pikachu silhouettes. I’m still not a fan, but I guess it’s less random now that I know.

Tote-Bags

Although only three tote-bags are pictured here, there was actually four – one was the Pikachu houndstooth pattern but smaller sized.

Pikachu Clothing Patches

There were also two sets of clothing patches, one with Pikachu and a Pokeball and one with two Pikachu faces.

Scream Phone Cases

Not really new but still interesting, the Tokyo DX Center started stocking phone cases and a couple other items from the Edvard Munch art exhibit that happened at the end of 2018.

Phone cases are available with: Pikachu, Eevee, Mimikyu, Psyduck, and Rowlet.

Pokemon Center Q-Pot Eeveelution Bag Charm

Last but not least! Samples of the up-coming Q-Pot x Pokemon part 2 Eeveelution cupcake bag charms are currently in display at Pokemon Centers in Japan.

Similar to part 1, these charms are cute and food related! But please don’t eat them.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.

Until next time~

February Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

February Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview!

Unfortunately, as with the Pokemon Center, February is a slow month for Banpresto as well so not much to report.

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon Ampharos Charmander

Starting off with the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line~

Two extra large Charmander plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 14th (Thursday).
There are two designs (smiling and winking), with each plush measuring about 35 cm tall.

An extra large Ampharos plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 19th (Tuesday).
Ampharos measures about 38 cm tall.

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon Kutsurogi Time Korotto Manmaru

From the Kutsurogi Time series, two large plush (Pikachu and Squirtle) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 7th (Thursday).
Each plush measures roughly 26 cm.

From Korotto Manmaru, the Colorful series continues into February with “yellow” featuring Abra, Pichu, and Jolteon.
Each plush measures roughly 23 cm tall.
These plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 14th (Thursday).

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon Life With Eevee

There will also be two releases from the new Banpresto series “Pokemon Life With Eevee”.

Two face cushions, each measuring about 35 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 14th (Thursday).
The two designs are smiling and winking Eevee.

Two large Eevee plush, each measuring about 23 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from February 26th (Tuesday).

That wraps up the list of Banpresto prizes for February!

Until next month~