As a quick announcement, I am currently running a giveaway over on Twitter! The giveaway is for 1 plush from the up-coming Ditto Transform promotion and the contest runs until 8 pm EST February 22nd (Friday). To enter, simply follow my Twitter account (@zombiemiki) and retweet this tweet. Entrees are open worldwide. Good luck!
The official Banpresto page updated with their list of Pokemon prizes for March. Much like everything else Pokemon related, there isn’t too much coming out, but more than zero, so that’s still okay.
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.
There are two extra large plush coming out in March.
From the Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) line, an extra large Gengar plush (measuring about 31 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 7th (Thursday).
From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line, an extra large Marill plush (measuring about 30 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 21st (Thursday).
The general Pokemon Sun & Moon line will also have two releases for large size plush.
Blissey and Chansey, each measuring about 23 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 14th (Thursday).
A set of baby Pokemon (Pichu, Togepi, and Smoochum – all measuring about 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 26th (Tuesday).
From the Kutsurogi Time (Relax Time) series, a set of two large plush (Bulbasaur and Charmander – each measuring about 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 7th (Thursday).
The featured color for March from the Korotto Manmaru Colorful series is blue. The set includes Dragonair, Lucario, and Vaporeon (each measuring about 24 cm) and will start appearing in game centers around Japan from March 19th (Tuesday).
That wraps up the Banpresto prizes for March!
Until next time~
Adults Like Pokemon Too
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Lucky Bags (Mega Tokyo, Skytree Town, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka)
[Pokemon Center] Oteire Please Promo (Mega Tokyo, Skytree Town, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, On-line Store)
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls (Midday Lycanroc, Midnight Lycanroc, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Lucky Bags (Sapporo, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
[Pokemon Center] Oteire Please Promo (Sapporo, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
[Bandai] Pokeball Ultra Collection
[Banpresto] Snorlax Alarm Clock
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Cleffa, Igglybuff, Marill)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Jigglypuff Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Sweet Treats
[Banpresto] Poke-Gyutto Large Plush (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix)
[Premium Bandai] Pokeball Special Collection Part 2
[TCG] Ultra Force Booster Pack
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Large Dress-Up Pikachu (Boy, Girl)
[Goodsmile] Preorders start for Giovanni Nendoroid
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Typhlosion, Pichu)
[Pokemon Center] Sinnoh Can Badges
[Pokemon Center] Secret Teams / Rainbow Rocket Promotion
[Nanoblock] Lugia, Ho-oh
[Nanoblock] Mini Pokemon Collection Part 3
[Re-Ment] Puru-Puru Collection (Rowlet, Pikachu, Gengar, Slowpoke, Ditto, Pyukumuku, Secret)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Snorlax Plush
[Bandai] Attack Pose Figures (Pikachu, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Charizard, Gyarados, Necrozma)
[Banpresto] Poke Dakko Large Plush (Pikachu, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Large Snorlax Face Cushion
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Living & Dining
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet Clothing Sets (Biker, Snow Set)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Magikarp
A bunch of new stuff hit Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on Saturday, October 7th.
This post will cover the latest Pokemon Center exclusive plush and Pokedolls.
First up, one of the top favorite line of Pokemon Center merch… Pokedolls!
This latest batch of dolls featured all four Oricorio forms: Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, and Sensu.
All four are adorable and round and soft.
As part of the Pokemon Center exclusive line of plush, we got two 1:1 size plush!
Usually when we think 1:1 we think big, wow, impressive! In this case, they’re about the same size if not smaller than the usual line of Pokedolls.
1:1 size Cutiefly and Joltik might not be the most impressive in terms of size, but they’re maybe the most adorable!
Furret & Sentret
Speaking of adorable, Sentret and Furret also made an appearance in plush forms!
Sentret is showing off his little muscles. Meanwhile, Furret is very long.
Marill & Wooper
Last but not least, we have our two buddy water type Pokemon: Marill and Wooper!
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report! Stay tuned for Eevee Poncho Extravaganza and Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics~
Until next time!
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Poncho Collection
[Pokemon Center] Pokedolls (Oricorio: Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, Sensu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Sentret, Furret, Marill, Wooper, Joltik, Cutiefly)
[Pokemon Center] Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Buy 5 booster packs to get 1 of 8 random Eevee Poncho cards.
[Re-Ment] Candy & Snacks
[Re-Ment] Desktop Figure 2
[Banpresto] Large Korotto Manmaru Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Pokemon collaboration
[Takara Tomy Arts] Pokemon Style Figures Sun & Moon 2 (Decidueye, Primarina, Dusk Lycanroc, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokeball Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Coin Bank
[TCG] High Class Pack GX Battle Boost Booster Pack
[TCG] Rubber Playmats (Lillie, Mt Silver)
[Pokemon Center] Rokon’s Crystal Season
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Gacha Vol 4 (Pikachu, Clefairy, Snorlax, Koffing, Magnemite)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Merchandise] Mocchi-Mocchi Mini (Psyduck, Marill, Pikachu – Smile Version)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush (Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, Litten)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Extra Large Plush (Eevee)
End of October
[Sekiguchi] Mokomoko Mimikyu Plush
[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Promotion
[Takara Tomy] Shoulder Rowlet Plush
[Moncolle] Mimikyu (Battle Pose), Silvally
[Moncolle Sets] Ash vs Gladion Battle Set (Rowlet, Umbreon, Lycanroc Day, Lycanroc Night)
We got a couple of potentially huge and exciting announcements this weekend, way bigger than I was expecting!
First up…Eevees return with this super adorable new mini promotion: Eevee Poncho Collection! This promo will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting October 7th (Saturday).
Eevee Poncho Collection
Poncho Plush – 2,160 yen each
Mascot Poncho Plush – 1,296 yen each
Petit Candy Tin Collection (Blind Packaged – 9 designs with 1 secret) – 410 yen each
Clearfiles – 260 yen each
Card Sleeves (64 Sleeves per Set) – 777 yen each
Hooded Ponchos (for people!) – 5,184 yen each
A special gacha set will also go on sale as part of the Eevee Poncho series. There will be 8 figures in total, no secrets, and as usual, one play will cost 300 yen.
A TCG campaign will also start October 7th. Customers who buy 5 booster packs from Pokemon Centers, Stores, or the on-line Pokemon Center will receive 1 of 8 possible Eevee Poncho illustration cards. This campaign will run while supplies last.
Pokedolls will return to Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan October 7th (Saturday) with Oricorio and all four of their forms (Baile, Pom-Pom, Pa’u, and Sensu)!
Each plush will cost 1,296 yen.
Along with everything previously announced, a new set of Pokemon Center exclusive plush will drop October 7th (Saturday)!
This batch of plush will include Sentret, Furret, Marill, Wooper, Joltik, and Cutiefly (woo!)
Joltik and Cutiefly are both billed as 1:1 size plush and will cost 1,296 yen each.
Sentret, Marill, and Wooper will all cost 1,620 yen each.
Furret will cost 2,160 yen.
A super adorable and sweet mainly cosmetic themed promotion, featuring Umbreon, Espeon, and Pikachu, will go on sale in Japan starting (when else) October 7th (Saturday)! If you love Umbreon, Espeon, and Pikachu, and also want to be soft, then this promotion was made for you.
Hand Cream (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 432 yen each
Hand Cream + Hand Towel Gift Set (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,296 yen each
Lip Gloss (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 756 yen each
Chapstick (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 324 yen each
Cheek & Lip Blush (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 540 yen each
Face Mask Packs (Pikachu / Alola Vulpix / Mimikyu / Pyukumuku) – 540 yen each
U & E Part 2
Body Mist (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 756 yen each
Moisturizer (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 994 yen each
Memo Pad w/ Case (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 864 yen each
Bandaid Sets (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 432 yen each
Pouch (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,620 yen each
Foldable Mirrors (Pikachu / Umbreon & Espeon) – 1,620 yen each
On a parting note, this poster is currently up at Pokemon Centers in Japan, advertising for a mystery Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix promotion set to come out in October. There is a chance we’ll get more information next week, but I’m excited! October is shaping up to be a great month (or a horrible month depending on how much stuff you’re buying) for Eevee and Vulpix collectors!
As always, everything listed here (and more!) can be ordered through Japanstuffs.
Want to chat about up-coming releases? Send me a Tweet or leave me a comment on Instagram!
Until next time~
Eevee Poncho Series
Eevee Poncho TCG Campaign
October Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush
Umbreon & Espeon Cosmetics