[Pokemon Center] Earl Grey Cookies
[Banpresto] Pokemon Large Face Cushion (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Banpresto] Gura-Burarin Plush (Charmander, Machop, Ditto, Teddiursa)
[Pokemon TCG] Booster Pack “V Max Rising”
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Cinderace + Rillaboom + Inteleon / Gigantamax Snorlax / Gigantamax Lapras)
[Pokemon TCG] Deck Case (Gigantamax Snorlax / Gigantamax Lapras)
[Pokemon Center] Shibuya Center exclusive skateboard decks
[Pokemon Center] Nonbiri Life
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Charizard, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Squirtle)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Alcremie, Duraludon, Yamper)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Clefairy, Togepi, Munchlax)
[Banpresto] Hope-Pita Plush (Pikachu, Psyduck, Munchlax, Espurr)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Extra Large Plush (Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Mocchiri-Manmaru Collection
[Ensky] Pokemon Paper Theater Cube (Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare – Large Plush (Pichu, Luvdisc)
[San-ei] Big More Plush (Tyranitar)
[Maruyoshi] Pokemon Plush Face Pouch (Pikachu, Eevee, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Mew)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Espeon, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Bath Towel (3 Designs)
[Banpresto] Look At My Tail Extra Large Pokemon Plush – Ampharos
[Pokemon TCG] Booster Pack “Sword” “Shield”
[Pokemon Center] Contents of Trainer’s Bags
[Pokemon Center] Hario Lampwork Factory
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Big Plush (Raichu, Minun)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Big Plush (Chansey, Plusle)
[Kiri-e Series] Wood Wreath Charm (Pikachu, Eevee, Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Extra Large Eevee Plush
[Banpresto] Look At My Tail Pokemon Plush – Squirtle, Pichu, Dragonair, Wobbuffet
[Banpresto] Pokemon Plush – Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble
[Banpresto] Pokemon Plush With Candy – Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Mini – Rattata, Pikachu, Pachirisu, Minccino
[Gray Parker Service] Pokemon Suya-Suya on the Cable Volume 5 (Pikachu, Meowth, Jigglypuff, Chikorita, Torchic, Piplup)
[Bandai] Pokemon Doll Volume 4 (Pikachu Bowtie, Pikachu Tutu, Pikachu T-Shirt, Eevee, Vulpix, Alolan Vulpix, Lapras)
Get ready for the month of “It’s not quite Halloween but I guess it’s fine” aka September!
This month gives us some Halloween plush, the continuation of the Korotto Manmaru Colorful series, and a couple other surprises.
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.
Two releases from the Poke Gyutto (Poke-Squeeze) and Poke Dakko (Poke-Hug) lines will come out September 19th (Thursday).
Both sets include Vulpix (Kanto version) and Piplup, with the sitting plush measuring 24 cm and the laying plush measuring about 25 cm each.
From the I Love Gengar line, an extra large Gengar plush (measuring about 34 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from September 10th (Tuesday).
The Colorful Korotto Manmaru series continues with brown for September. This set, which will start appearing in game centers from September 12th (Thursday) includes Cubone, Hitmonlee, and Eevee, with each plush measuring about 22 cm.
A set of smaller Halloween themed plush (Pikachu x 2, Raichu, Pichu), each measuring about 13 cm, will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from September 12th (Thursday).
From the Mogu-Mogu (Snack) Time series…
An extra large plush of Slowpoke, measuring about 40 cm, will start appearing in game centers from September 19th (Thursday).
Smaller sized plush of Raichu, Meowth, Gengar, and Ditto, each measuring about 12 cm, will start appearing in game centers from September 26th (Thursday).
Last but not least, from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series…
An extra large Lugia plush, measuring about 40 cm, will start appearing in game centers from September 12th (Thursday).
A set of smaller sized mascot plush with little elastic bands for easy attachment will start appearing in game centers from September 12th (Thursday). This set includes Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle, with each plush measuring about 12 cm.
A set of mini plush pouches (Pikachu x 3, Pokeball x 1), each measuring about 10 cm, will start appearing in game centers from September 26th (Thursday).
That wraps up the Banpresto releases planned for September! What are you most excited for?
Until next time!
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[TCG] “Alter Genesis” Booster Pack
[TCG] Alter Genesis Pokemon Center exclusive box set
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves: Arceus + Dialga + Palkia, Oricorio, Damage Count 10, Damage Count 50, Damage Count 100, Damage Count Party, Kanto 151
[TCG] Deck Case (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia)
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia
[Pokemon Center] Halloween Festival
[Pokemon Center Campaign] 1 of 2 Halloween Lucario mini art boards distributed for every 4,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers and Stores (link)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween menu items start
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Cushion Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus “Legendary Pokemon” – Extra Large Lugia Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Halloween Plush (Pikachu Witch, Pikachu Pumpkin, Raichu Witch, Pichu Witch)
[Banpresto] Gura-burarin Plush (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Large Plush (Eevee, Cubone, Hitmonlee)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Berry Forest Ghost Castle
[Re-Ment] Atsumete Kasanete Pokemon Forest Volume 3 (Pikachu & Mimikyu, Murkrow, Ditto & Cubone, Pumpkaboo & Litwick, Shuppet & Piplup, Mew)
[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Extra Large Slowpoke Plush
[Banpresto] Poke Dakko – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)
[Banpresto] Poke Gyutto – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)
[Pokemon Center] Osaka DX Opening Promo
[Osaka DX Center] Grand opening exclusive merchandise
[Pokemon Center Cafe] New cafe plush (Pikachu, Squirtle, Meowth) and clearfiles
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Meowth Chirashi dish starts exclusively at the Osaka DX Cafe
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper Volume 3 (Pikachu, Metapod, Alolan Vulpix, Bewear, Charmander, Swablu, Dedenne, Lotad)
[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Plush (Raichu, Meowth, Gengar, Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Mini Plush Pouch (Pikachu x 3, Pokeball)
[San-ei] Big-More Charizard large plush
[Nanoblock] Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y