by ZombieMiki | Dec 7, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News
[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)
by ZombieMiki | Oct 2, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, UFO Catchers
… 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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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 31, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News, TCG, UFO Catchers
[TCG] “Dream League” Booster Pack
[TCG] Card Sleeves – Lillie Flute, N
[TCG] Collection File – Old Book Design
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Trainers
[Pokemon Center On-Line] 1:1 Mareep Plush pre-orders start
[Takara Tomy] Nee, Uchi Pika (Talky Pikachu Figure)
[Event] Pikachu Outbreak event starts in Yokohama
[Event] Pop-up Cafe & Drink Stand starts in Yokohama
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Soft Figures (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Pikachu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Pichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Squeezy Pokeballs (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Masterball)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Plush (Pikachu x 4 designs)
[Banpresto] Pikachu & Mimikyu Mania – Face Cushions (Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Spooky Gengar
[Pokemon Center Cafe] New menu items: Snorlax Naptime Lunch Plate / Pokeball Dessert Bowl
[Pokemon Center] Anna Sui Collaboration
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Witch Hat Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Large Plush (Happy, Sleeping)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Black – Large Plush (Umbreon, Starly, Banette)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette – Large Plush (Squirtle, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette – Plush (Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Growlithe, Togepi)
[Pokemon BigMore] Lapras Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Researcher
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Trainers (iPhone Cases + Plush)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Kotobukiya Elesa figure pre-order starts
[Eskei] Pokemon Shiny Jewel Rubber Mascot (Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Flaaffy, Plusle & Minun, Espurr, Whimsicott)
[Eskei] Pikachu & Sweets Charm Collection (Ice Cream, Donuts, Chocolate, Macarons, Pudding, Lollipop, Cupcake)
by ZombieMiki | Jul 2, 2019 | Pokemon, Pokemon Merch News
[Ichiban Kuji] 2019 Pokemon Collection Kuji ~ Holiday Night ~
[TCG] “Remix Bout” Booster Pack
[TCG] Special Jumbo Card Pack “Mewtwo & Mew GX”
[TCG] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Special 7-11 Movie Ticket Pre-order Set
[TCG] Pokemon Center Exclusive Card Sleeves (Retro Card Design, Armored Mewtwo, Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise)
[TCG] Deck Case (Venusaur, Charizard Blastoise)
[TCG] Long Card Box (VEnusaur, Charizard, Blastoise)
[Pokemon Center] Petit Pokemon Plush in Pokeballs Volume 3 (Pikachu, Sleeping Eevee, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Alolan Vulpix, Pyukumuku, Mimikyu, Poipole, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Oceanic Operetta
[Pokemon Center] Graniph T-Shirt Collection
[Bandai] Pokemon Kids Figures – Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Ver. (Mewtwo, Armored Mewtwo, Mew, Sad Pikachu, Ash, Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Dragonite)
[Takara Tomy] Hello Vee – Eevee Figure
[Takara Tomy] Extra Large Mewtwo Figure
[MonColle] Pokemon Battle! Volume 1 (Braviary, Ultra Necrozma, Incineroar)
[MonColle] Pokemon Battle! Volume 2 (Scizor, Melmetal, Solgaleo)
[MonColle] Pokemon Battle! Volume 3 (Zekrom, Reshiram, Kyurem)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Large Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Extra Large Plush (Mewtwo)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Plush (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Togepi)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Large Plush (Mew, Togepi)
[Banpresto] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Large Plush (Pikachu, Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Pre-order starts for Nintendo Switch Lite | Zacian & Zamazenta Ver.
[Pokemon Center] Large & Fluffy Mew Plush
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Volume 11 (Staryu, Butterfree, Abra, Munchlax, Mareep, Bellossom, Zeraora, Spinda, Snorlax, Mewtwo)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Cushions (Pyukumuku, Vileplume)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Mew Backpack
[Palnart] Pokemon Jewelry Part 2 (Butterfree earrings, Mew necklace, Mew broach, Charmander Squirtle Bulbasaur broach)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Desk Helpers – So Cute Ver. (Pikachu, Marill, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Sylveon, Plusle + Minun, Whimsicott, Mew)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Large Plush (2 variations)
[Banpresto] Mimikyu Mania – Plush (4 variations)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Surf
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Dolls (Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Lotad, Dewott)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Mascot Plush (Pikachu Standing, Pikachu Sitting, Eevee Standing, Eevee Sitting, Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Eeveelution Socks
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Lugia & Ho-oh dessert plates start
[Banpresto] Pikachu & Mimikyu Mania – Large Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Takara Tomy] Eevee Talky Plush
[Chokkori-San] Winking Pikachu, Angry Pikachu, Surprised Pikachu, Happy Pikachu
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution – Pikachu Backpack
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Chansey)
[BigMore] Greninja Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Outbreak Plushies
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Outbreak Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Finger Puppets Volume 5 (Shelgon, Snorunt, Metagross, Steven Stone, Manectric, Ralts, Treecko, Mudkip, Torchic, Mewtwo, Mew)
[Pokemon Center Hiroshima / On-Line] Hiroshima Toyo Carp x Pokemon Collaboration Plush
[Polygo] Charizard, Mewtwo, Pikachu
[Pokemon Kids] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution (Mewtwo, Mewtwo Evolution, Mew, Pikachu, Ash, Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Dragonite)