24 Jikan Pokemon Chu

Pokemon Center 24 Jikan Pokemon Chu

A new Pokemon Center collection, called “24 Jikan Pokemon Chu” (24 Hours With Pokemon) and based off of Line stamps created by the illustrator Nagano, will go on sale in Japan October 5th (Saturday).

The collection primarily features Pikachu, Meowth, Slowpoke, Larvitar, and Croagunk as they go about their daily lives: waking up, hanging out, bathing, and sleeping.

The merchandise line-up features a variety of every-day use items from various stationary to socks and plushies!

24 Jikan

Name: 24 Jikan Pokemon Chu
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: October 5th (Saturday)

Pokemon Center News

Items & Prices

Plush (Pikachu, Meowth, Slowpoke, Larvitar, Croagunk) – 1,980 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Meowth, Slowpoke, Larvitar, Croagunk) – 1,210 yen each
Acrylic Charm Collection – 550 yen each
※ 10 designs total
Square Can Collection – 418 yen each
※ 10 designs total

Square Pouch – 1,320 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 2,200 yen
Tote-Bag – 3,300 yen
Die-Cut Pass Case (Pikachu, Slowpoke) – 1,650 yen each
Foldable Mirror – 1,540 yen
3 Pairs of Socks (Slowpoke & Croagunk, Pachirisu & Meowth, Pikachu & Croagunk, Pikachu & Meowth Sleeping, Pikachu & Meowth Eating, Larvitar & Slowpoke) – 1,100 yen each

Blanket – 2,585 yen
Bath Towel – 3,300 yen
Hand Towel (Blue, Yellow, White) – 550 yen each

Flip Phone Case – 3,300 yen
Soft Shell iPhone Case (6/6s/7/8) – 2,068 yen each

Sticky Note Set w/ Box – 748 yen
Sticker (Pikachu, Meowth, Slowpoke, Larvitar, Croagunk) – 330 yen each
Sticker (Sleeping Pikachu, Sleeping Meowth, Sleeping Slowpoke, Sleeping Larvitar, Sleeping Croagunk) – 330 yen each

Flat Pouch – 1,650 yen
A4 Clearfile – 264 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,650 yen
Memo Pad – 550 yen
Washi Tape Set – 880 yen

Coffee Mug – 1,430 yen
Set of 4 Postcards (Waking Up, Fighting, Resting) – 440 yen each
Plastic Glass – 660 yen
Tupperware Set (2 Pieces) – 1,100 yen
Onigiri Case – 660 yen
Lunch Box – 1,650 yen


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September Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

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.


Pokemon Banpresto Dakko Gyutto

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.

Pokemon Banpresto Korotto Manmaru Halloween Gengar

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).

Pokemon Banpresto Mogu Time

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).

Pokemon Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon

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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September Merchandise Releases

9.6

[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

9.7

[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

9.10

[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Cushion Plush

9.12

[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)

9.14

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Berry Forest Ghost Castle

9.16

[Re-Ment] Atsumete Kasanete Pokemon Forest Volume 3 (Pikachu & Mimikyu, Murkrow, Ditto & Cubone, Pumpkaboo & Litwick, Shuppet & Piplup, Mew)

9.19

[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Extra Large Slowpoke Plush
[Banpresto] Poke Dakko – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)
[Banpresto] Poke Gyutto – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)

9.20

[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

9.24

[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper Volume 3 (Pikachu, Metapod, Alolan Vulpix, Bewear, Charmander, Swablu, Dedenne, Lotad)

9.26

[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Plush (Raichu, Meowth, Gengar, Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Mini Plush Pouch (Pikachu x 3, Pokeball)

9.27

[San-ei] Big-More Charizard large plush

9.30

[Nanoblock] Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y

Pokemon Surf [Pokemon Report]

Pokemon Surf, unsurprisingly a Pokemon Center promotion all about Pokemon surfing, was released at Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan July 20th (Saturday).

Surf Mascot

The four main Pokemon featured in this release were Pikachu, Marshtomp, Slowpoke, and Oshawott.

(I’m honestly surprised they didn’t include Piplup, but maybe even the merchandising team felt Piplup needed a break.)

Surf Charms

The star Pokemon were made into surfing mascot plush, metal charms (minus Oshawott)

Surfboard charms

And die-cut stickers (along with Raichu who super loves surfing)!

Surf Stickers

There were also cute surfboard charms because why not

Phone Cases

An item of note is the iPhone shell case which sort of looks like wood.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report! Stay cool and don’t forget the sunscreen when you go out.


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Pokemon Surf

Pokemon Center Pokemon Surf

A surfing themed original summery promotion will hit Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan July 20th (Saturday).

This promotion is all about surfing under the shining summer sun and features Pokemon battling the waves and looking cool.

Pokemon Surf 1

The merchandise line-up includes mascot plush, keychain charms, stickers, and an acrylic charm collection of a variety of Pokemon on surfboards.

Pokemon Surf 2

There are also a plethora of other items, including a cute plastic cup, tote bag, pouch, two types of phone cases, and some stationary items as well, such as notebooks, sketchbooks, a PET sticker sheet, and a pencil board for writing on, as well as the eponymous Pokemon Center A4 sized clearfile.

Release Overview

Name: Pokemon Surfing
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Release Date: July 20th, 2019 (Saturday)

Official JP Shop News

List of Items & Prices

Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Slowpoke, Oshawott, Marshtomp) – 1,296 yen each
Keychain Charm (Pikachu, Slowpoke, Marshtomp) – 648 yen each
Acrylic Charm Collection (blind packaged | 7 designs total) – 540 yen each
Surfboard Keychain Charm (Pikachu, Sunglasses Pikachu, Rainbow Pikachu) – 648 yen each
Die-Cut Stickers (Pikachu, Surfing Pikachu, Pikachu & Raichu, Pikachu & Slowpoke, Rainbow Pikachu) – 324 yen each

Plastic Glass – 648 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone 6/6s/7/8 – 2,030 yen
Multi-Use Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen

Handkerchief – 367 yen
Tote-Bag – 3,240 yen
Pouch – 1,620 yen
Foldable Mirror – 1,512 yen

Lined Notebook – 184 yen
Pencil Board – 270 yen

Not Pictured

A4 Clearfile (Pokemon Surf, Pikachu Surfing) – 260 yen each
PET Sticker Sheet – 540 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen

Petit Towel – 410 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Wide Towel – 3,780 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 432 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen

Flat Pouch – 1,620 yen
Waterproof Pouch – 1,620 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Clear Thermos – 1,512 yen

T-Shirt (Rainbow Pikachu | Kids Size) – 2,700 yen each
T-Shirt (Surfing Pikachu | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
T-Shirt (Surfing Pikachu & Raichu | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each


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