[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
… And we have no Halloween merchandise this month, although there is one Christmas plush set. Not sure why Banpresto dropped the ball but that’s how it goes, I guess.
Maybe the other plush scheduled for release will make up for it!
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 (raffle) prizes. None of these items are designed to be sold directly through stores and cannot be found in Pokemon Centers with the exception being Pokemon kujis which can be found through Pokemon Centers as well as convenience stores and book stores. Prize items are found primarily in game centers or sold second hand through auction sites, amazon, or other similar resell outlets.
Most Pokemon releases from Banpresto drop on Tuesday or Thursday. Ichiban Kuji generally goes on sale on Saturdays.
Some of the bigger and popular game centers in Japan include: Adores, Sega, Round 1, Namco, and Taito Station. Not all game center locations stock all prizes.
Have a specific question about Japanese game centers? Drop me a note!
Type Focus returns with two Legendary Pokemon themed releases, both of which will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 10th (Thursday).
One set includes 27 cm plush versions of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
The other set includes 32 cm plush versions of Latios and Latias.
A new series, called “Hope-Pita” or “Cheek Squish” will have two sets of plush designed to be paired together with their cheeks squished together in a cute hug pose.
Both sets of plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 17th (Thursday).
A set of smaller plush, each measuring about 12 cm, will include Pichu, Teddiursa, Plusle, and Minun.
A larger set of plush, each measuring about 24 cm, will include Pikachu and Raichu.
October sees the release of three different series featuring sleepy themed plush, so I guess October is sleepy month for Banpresto. (To be fair, every month is sleepy month for Miki, so I can’t really complain)
From the Kutsurogi Time series comes an extra large Ditto plush measuring about 40 cm. This plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from October 22nd (Tuesday).
From the Fuwa-Muni (Sleep Talk) series comes two larger sized plush face cushions of Snorlax and Slowpoke, each measuring about 39 cm. These cushions will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from October 22nd (Tuesday).
From the Korotto Manmaru series comes three large plush, each measuring about 26 cm. Slowpoke, Snorlax, and Seel will start appearing in game centers around Japan from October 24th (Thursday).
Finally, from the general Pocket Monster series comes two releases.
An extra large Dedenne plush, measuring about 30 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 10th (Thursday).
A set of two larger sized Christmas themed Christmas plush, each measuring about 24 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 24th (Thursday).
That wraps up the releases planned for October from Banpresto!
Will November bring more Sleepy plush, Christmas themed plush, or a mix of both? Stay tuned to find out!
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[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
This week we got one small promo and one semi-big surprise one.
New Pokemon TCG Sleeves, Cases, and Play Mats
Pokemon TCG will be releasing a bunch of new card sleeves, deck cases, and playmats featuring artwork from previously released promotions as well as one or two original designs made specifically for this set of items.
Card Sleeves (Pikachu, Poke Maniac Pikachu, Fan of Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu Print, Pikachu & Eevee Drawing, Latios & Latias Journeys) – 777 yen per pack
Card Deck Case (Pikachu, Poke Maniac Pikachu, Fan of Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu Print, Pikachu & Eevee Drawing, Latios & Latias Journeys) – 390 yen each
Rubber Play Mat (Latios & Latias Journeys, Fan of Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu & Eevee Drawing) – 2,700 yen each
The line-up will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan April 26th (Friday).
Called “Let’s Pretend To Be Wobbuffet” or “Minna de So-nasu” in Japanese, this original Pokemon Center promotion featuring Wobbuffet and some of his Pokemon friends acting like him, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan April 27th (Saturday).
Similar to the previously released and very popular Ditto Transform series where all Pokemon have Ditto faces, this promo features plush and mascot plush of Pokemon (like Pikachu and Eevee) with Wobbuffet faces.
I’m not sure if this will take off in the same way that Ditto has, but I guess… we’ll see!
Plush (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet, Combee, Audino) – 1,944 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet, Combee, Audino) – 1,188 yen each
Plush Pouch w/ Carabiner Clip (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto) – 1,188 yen each
Phone Pouch (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto) – 2,160 yen each
Mug – 1,404 yen
Ramune Candy Tin Collection (Random | 5 designs + 1 secret design) – 324 yen per tin
Can Badge Collection (Random | 5 designs + 1 secret design) – 324 yen per badge
Acrylic Charm w/ Stand (Pikachu, Ditto, Eevee, Combee, Audino) – 864 yen each
Socks (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet, Combee, Audino) – 3 pairs for 1,080 yen
T-Shirt (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet | Small / Medium) – 3,240 yen each
Soft Shell iPhone Case (6/6s/7/8) – 2,030 yen each
Soft Shell iPhone Case (X/Xs) – 2,160 yen each
Hand Towel (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto) – 540 yen each
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Flat Case – 1,404 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Peelable Sticker – 648 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Sticky Note Set – 648 yen
Dice Bag – 702 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,728 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~
Old Art New TCG
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Plush Eevee Tissue Case (2 Designs)
[Bandai] G.E.M. EX Series – Eevee Friends figure pre-order starts
[TCG] “GG End” (sm10a) Booster Pack
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves: Garchomp & Giratina Tag Team, Malamar, Mawile, Guzma
[TCG] Deck Case (Garchomp & Giratina Tag Team)
[Pokemon Center] Latios & Latias Journeys
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Raichu, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare – Large Plush (Psyduck, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Buy 1 Mewtwo Strikes Back movie ticket and 1 Pokemon Center item to get a random movie postcard. 6 designs in total.
[Pokemon Center] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Promo
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Free stickers given away (1 per person) to anyone who visits a Pokemon Center in Japan – 7 stickers in total
[Re-Ment] Petite Fleur Vol. 2 (Pikachu & Pichu, Dragonair, Vulpix, Shaymin, Mew, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Snorlax)
[Pokemon Center] Goodnight Pikachu Night Parade Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] Graniph x Pokemon Shirt Collaboration
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Accessories Part 2
[Pokemon Center] *Hiroshima & On-line Exclusive* Hiroshima Carps x Magikarp Collaboration
[MonColle EX] Mewtwo
[Ichiban-Kuji] Detective Pikachu Body Care Kuji
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Palm Size Plush (Pikachu, Psyduck, Lucario, Ampharos)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Plush | Purple (Nidoran♂, Espeon, Gengar)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Plush (Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Nagisa, Brionne)
[TCG] Old Art New Stuff – Card Sleeves / Deck Case / Rubber Play Mat
[TCG] Detective Pikachu – Movie Special Booster Pack
[TCG] Detective Pikachu – Special Jumbo Card Pack “Mewtwo GX Ver.”
[TCG] Detective Pikachu – Special Jumbo Card Pack “Charizard GX Ver.”
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon – Special Pack (Detective Pikachu)
[Palnart] Pokemon Jewelry & Accessories
[Pokemon Center] Wobbuffet Party
[Takara Tomy] Detective Pikachu – Pikachu Plush (19 cm), 1:1 Pikachu Plush (40 cm), Mascot Pikachu Plush (13 cm)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution shopper distribution starts
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Detective Pikachu limited edition food, drinks, coasters, and place-mat start
[Pokemon Kids] Pokemon Sun & Moon – New Discovery! Meltan Edition (Pikachu, Meltan, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Torracat, Brionne, Nagisa Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Shaymin, Lunala, Solgaleo, Golisopod, Vikavolt, Secret)
[Nanoblock] Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres
[Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.] Pokemon Quest Pixel Box 2 (Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, Mew, Pokeball)
[Gray Parker Service] Pokemon Suya-Suya On The Cable Vol. 4 (Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon)