The Pokemon Center decided to update 2 hours late to keep everyone on their toes I guess. At any rate, here are this week’s announcements!
The Pokemon Center On-Line store will be selling a life-size version of the Zeraora Pokemon Center plush.
The website doesn’t have dimensions listed at the moment, but life-size means it should be about 4’11” (roughly the size of 1 Miki) and no idea on weight. Small child is shown in photo for reference; plush does not come with a free child.
Zeraora will sell for 59,400 yen (including tax). Pre-orders will run from September 15th (Saturday) 10 am until October 28th (Sunday) 11:59 pm, with plush shipping out about mid February.
Note that these plush will be made to order, so if you do not order during this time period, you cannot buy it after unless you buy from an unofficial reseller.
Black White Can Badge
The Pokemon Center didn’t forget about their regional can badge collection, and returns with the Unova region version, with can badges going on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores from September 22nd (Saturday).
This set is split in two, with one set featuring people characters and Pokemon from Pokemon Black & White and one set featuring people characters and Pokemon from Pokemon Black 2 & White 2.
These can badges are blind packaged, with each individual can badge costing 324 yen including tax.
The Pokemon Center is trying to generate hype for Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee (and succeeding). A brand new and super adorable Pokemon Center promotion, “Fan of Pikachu & Eevee”, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan starting September 22nd (Saturday).
The promo primarily features Pikachu and Eevee, dressed as each other in ponchos, along with a couple other Pokemon fans.
Poncho Plush (Pikachu | Eevee) – 2,160 yen each
Mascot Plush (Poncho Pikachu | Poncho Eevee | Psyduck | Rowlet | Piplup | Gengar | Whimsicott) – 1,296 yen each
Acrylic Charm Collection *Blind* (10 designs in total) – 540 yen each
Pin Set – 680 yen
Metal Charm Set – 540 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Pass Case – 1,004 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 432 yen
Mug – 1,296 yen
Pouch – 1,620 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen
A4 Double Pocket Clearfile – 400 yen
B6 Ringed Notebook – 648 yen
Memo Pad – 432 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Soft iPhone Case (iPhone 8 / 7 / 6s / 6) – 2,030 yen each
Sticker Set – 432 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Clear Thermos – 1,512 yen
T-Shirt (Child Size) – 2,700 yen
T-Shirt (Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
Last but not least! The official Pokemon Center cafe will be offering special Halloween menu items from September 8th until October 31st. If you’re in town during that time, don’t miss out!
Halloween Cafe Items
Pikachu Halloween Plate – 1,706 yen
Pikachu Halloween Plate w/ Souvenir Plate – 2,894 yen
Gastly Katsu Burger – 1,706 yen
Tangela Halloween Mont Blac – 1,490 yen
Golbat Poisonous Float – 918 yen
Halloween Pikachu Latte – 918 yen
Pokemon Cafe Halloween 2
Along with the limited menu items, from October 1st until October 31st, the Pokemon Cafe will be using these Halloween themed lunch mats and giving out random Halloween themed coasters, one per drink order with 6 designs in total.
That wraps up this week’s announcements!
Until next time~
Life-Size Zeraora Plush
Pokemon Black & White Can Badges
Fan of Pikachu & Eevee
Pokemon Cafe – Halloween Menu
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet: Formal Clothing Set
[Pokemon Center] Original Charm Keychains (Alola Vulpix, Mimikyu, Cosmog, Solgaleo, Lunala)
[Collaboration] Itoen vending machine Pikachu Invasion blind packaged figure distribution starts
[Nendoroid] Lana Nendoroid pre-order starts
[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection Candy Sun & Moon Part 2 (Primarina, Incineroar, Decidueye, Mimikyu, Pikachu, Mareanie, Bewear, Charjabug, Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Purapura Charms (Pikachu, Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Boy Pikachu x 2, Girl Pikachu x 2)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Litten, Rowlet, Popplio)
[TCG] Booster Pack “Ultra Sun” / “Ultra Moon”
[TCG] Premium Trainers Box: Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
[TCG] Card Sleeves: Ultra Sun & Moon, Cynthia, Volkner, Lucario, Lillie, Umbreon & Espeon, Pyukumuku
[TCG] Deck Cases: Umbreon & Espeon, Ultra Sun & Moon
[TCG] Cynthia Rubber Play Mat
[Pokemon Center] 5108 Pokemon Necklaces
[Takara Tomy] Lillie’s Alolan Vulpix Plush 1:1 Size
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – Grass Type (Bulbasaur, Snivy, Chespin)
[Banpresto] Large Snorlax Piggy Bank
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Growlithe, Arcanine)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Tails Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Gardevoir, Wailord, Tapu Lele)
[Re-Ment] Bakery in the Blue Sky
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Girl Pikachu, Boy Pikachu)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Extra Large Plush – Dress-Up Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Water Types (Squirtle, Oshawott, Froakie)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Large Plush (Riolu, Lucario)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Plush and Mascot Plush (Alola Vulpix, Electrode, Absol, Shaymin, Whimsicott)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Gacha Figures Vol 5 (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Badges (Sylveon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Incineroar, Decidueye, Primarina, Bewear, Togedemaru)
[G.E.M.] Lillie & Vulpix figure
[Banpresto] I Love Mew Plush (Sitting, Jumping, Sleeping)
[Banpresto] I Love Mew – Extra Large Plush (Mew)
This post will cover prizes coming out in December!
Korotto Manmaru, quickly becoming a staple Banpresto series, will return once again in December with a couple releases!
A set of large Korotto Manmaru plush, including Litten, Popplio, and Rowlet, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 7th (Thursday).
Each plush measures roughly 23 cm.
There will also be two sets of smaller Korotto Manmaru plush.
A grass type set, featuring Bulbasaur, Snivy, and Chespin, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 14th (Thursday).
A water type set, featuring Squirtle, Oshawott, and Froakie, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 21st (Thursday).
All plush from these sets will measure roughly 13 cm.
Kororin Plush will return as well!
Both sets are the larger plush types, with each plush measuring roughly 26 cm.
The first set, featuring Growlithe and Arcanine, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 14th (Thursday).
The second set, featuring Riolu and Lucario, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 21st (Thursday).
I Love Mew returns from the semi grave with more Mew plush!
Note that although these plush may look similar to previous releases, this is a new release and not a remake.
An extra large Mew plush measuring 35 cm will start appearing in game centers from December 26th (Tuesday).
Three smaller Mew plush, each measuring roughly 13 cm, will also start appearing in game centers from December 26th (Tuesday).
Now that we’ve completed the Kutsurogi Time Eeveelution set, what’s next but Pikachu?
There will be two Kutsurogi Time releases during December.
Four smaller sized Pikachu plush (two boys and two girls) each measuring about 13 cm, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 7th (Thursday).
A set of two larger sized Pikachu plush (one boy and one girl) each measuring about 24 cm will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 19th (Tuesday).
Last but not least, some releases from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series~
A set of little plastic charms featuring Pikachu, Vulpix, and Alolan Vulpix, each measuring roughly 5 cm, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 7th (Thursday).
A larger sized Snorlax piggy-bank, measuring about 22 cm, will start appearing in game centers in Japan from December 14th (Thursday).
A set of dress-up Pikachu plush, each measuring about 35 cm, will start appearing exclusively at Namco game centers in Japan from December 21st (Thursday).
As always when I’m in Japan, I’ll be offering pick-ups for the plush and prize releases throughout December!
If interested, check out my Banpresto Prize page here.
Until next time~