[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Promotion
[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)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Baba Nuki Card Game
[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)
[Pokemon Center] Delicious Water
[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)
[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
[TCG] Miracle Twins Tag Team GX Booster Set
[TCG] Tag Team GX Starter Set (Espeon & Deoxys / Umbreon & Darkrai)
The dead of winter is finally ending, and the summer season is starting out with a burst of Pokemon merchandise from Banpresto.
Not only does May feature a bunch of Pokemon Sun & Moon related plush and figures, but there the Pokemon Focus line restarts with stone evolution themed plushies (and a couple more 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.
From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series, May features two new XL plush, with each measuring about 31~35 cm.
Lapras will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 10th (Friday).
Raichu will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).
An original Snorlax & Pikachu Nap-Time figure, also from the general Sun & Moon series and measuring about 14 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).
Large plush versions of winking Pikachu and Meltan will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).
It’s no surprise that Banpresto would be releasing Detective Pikachu themed prizes to coincide with the worldwide release of the Detective Pikachu movie at the beginning of May.
Two large Pikachu plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 10th (Friday).
Two large size Pikachu face cushions will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).
Three plush Pikachu pouches will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).
The Pokemon Focus series returns after a brief hiatus, this time with a focus on Pokemon that evolve with evolution stones.
Large plush versions of Eevee and Vaporeon (each measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).
Smaller plush versions of Pikachu, Raichu, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath (each measuring about 12 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 23rd (Thursday).
From the Korotto Manmaru: Color series – a batch of three blue Pokemon (Glaceon, Squirtle, and Wooper, all measuring about 24 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 10th (Friday).
From the Hokkori Iyase series – extra fuzzy Snorlax and Quagsire (both measuring about 27 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).
From the Palm Kororin series – a batch of four small sized plush (Vulpix, Meowth, Growlithe, and Pichu – each measuring about 9 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from May 16th (Thursday).
Last but not least, from the Ichiban Kuji line, a brand new Eeveelution themed raffle!
Called Eevee & Melodies, this raffle will be available at most game centers, Tsutaya, Animate, hobby shops, and the Pokemon Center starting from May 25th (Saturday).
That wraps up all the releases planned from Banpresto for May!
A – Eevee Plush
B – Keyboard Plush
C – Tote-Bag
D – Mug
E – Record Style Plate
F – Print Hand Towel
G – Metal Charm
Last One Prize – Extra Happy Eevee Plush
Until next time~
Adults Love Pokemon, Too
With the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee a week away, we have a bunch of exciting announcements related to the games.
A bunch of Pokemon Center related campaigns related to the original 151 Pokemon will start from November 16th (Friday).
The official Pokemon Center cafe will be offering latte art of all 151 Pokemon by request, with each latte costing 756 yen including tax.
For every drink ordered, you will also receive 1 of 6 random coasters: Pikachu & Eevee, Ditto, Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, or a special secret design.
Anyone who visits the Pokemon Cafe between November 16th (Friday) and March 3rd (Sunday) – or while supplies last – will receive 1 random Pokemon sticker out of a possible 151.
These stickers will also be given out to all Pokemon Centers customer, 1 sticker per receipt, starting from November 16th (Friday) until February 22nd (Friday) – while supplies last.
Starting November 16th (Friday) and running while supplies last, all Pokemon Center & Store customers will receive 1 original My 151 design shopping bag.
Finally, starting November 16th (Friday), all customers who order from the Pokemon Center’s official on-line store will receive their order in a limited edition box featuring 1 random Pokemon out of the original 151.
The much anticipated volume 2 of the Pokemon Fit or Sitting Cuties series will be going on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 16th (Friday).
This release will include the 121 remaining Pokemon that weren’t included in the original Volume 1 release back in July.
The Pokemon in this release are: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Arbok, Raichu, Sandslash, Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Clefairy, Clefable, Vulpix, Ninetails, Wigglytuff, Zubat, Golbat, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Dugtrio, Persian, Psyduck, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Abra, Kadabra, Machop, Machoke, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Graveler, Golem, Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Magnemite, Magneton, Doduo, Dodrio, Seel, Dewgong, Grimer, Muk, Cloyster, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Onix, Hypno, Krabby, Kingler, Electrode, Exeggcute, Cubone, Marowak, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Lickitung, Koffing, Weezing, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Chansey, Tangela, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Seaking, Starmie, Mr Mime, Scyther, Jynx, Electabuzz, Magmar, Pinsir, Tauros, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras, Porygon, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini, Dragonair, and Mewtwo.
Like volume 1, each plush will cost 1,188 yen including tax.
The Pokemon Center, in collaboration with the ceramics brand “Chugaitoen”, will be releasing three ceramic ornaments: Pikachu, Eevee, and Pikachu with Swinub.
These three ornaments will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 23rd (Friday).
Pikachu and Eevee individual ornaments will sell for 972 yen each.
The ornament of Pikachu and Swinub will sell for 1,404 yen including tax.
The Pokemon Center’s New Years merchandise for 2019 will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores from November 23rd (Friday).
Note that these items do not include the lucky bags or other related goods that typically come out around New Years – this mini promotion is for items that are used around New Years, such as traditional Japanese decorations and greeting cards.
New Years 1
Eevee Kagami Mochi Plush – 1,728 yen
Pikachu Darumaka Bell Charm – 540 yen
Mini Kadomatsu – 800 yen
Mini Shime-Kazari – 800 yen
Postcard Set – 313 yen
2 Tier Jubako – 3,240 yen
Soup Bowl – 864 yen
Chopsticks (18 cm) – 864 yen
Chopsticks (23 cm) – 1,080 yen
New Years 2
Stickers – 594 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 432 yen
The Pokemon Center will be celebrating the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee with a mini promotion including items featuring promotional artwork from the game.
This promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 16th (Friday).
Pika Vee Plush
Pikachu Plush (Sportswear, PT, Assistant) – 1,944 yen each
Eevee Plush (Sportswear, PT, Assistant) – 1,944 yen each
Pika Vee Mascot Plush
Pikachu Mascot Plush (Flowers, Curly Hair) – 1,080 yen each
Eevee Mascot Plush (Flowers, Curly Hair) – 1,080 yen each
Pika Vee 1
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged) – 540 yen each
* 10 designs in total
Mug – 1,296 yen
Flip Phone Case (Pikachu | Eevee) – 3,240 yen each
Half Blanket – 4,104 yen
Microfiber Towel – 735 yen
Pouch (Boy Protagonist | Girl Protagonist) – 1,944 yen each
Nintendo Switch Game Cartridge Case – 1,404 yen
Nintendo Switch Stand w/ Cover – 2,592 yen
Nintendo Switch Smart Pouch – 2,562 yen
Pika Vee 2
A5 Ringed Notebook – 702 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Postcard – 162 yen
A4 Clearfile (Pika Vee | New Adventure) – 260 yen each
Pokemon Card Game Deck Case & Card Sleeves – 1,080 yen
Poster – 918 yen
That covers the announcements for this week!
Good luck to everyone participating in Community Day this weekend through Pokemon Go~
Pokemon Cafe My 151 Campaign
Pokemon Center My 151 Campaign
Pokemon Fit Volume 2
Pikachu & Eevee Ceramic Ornaments
Pokemon Center New Years 2019
Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee