It’s nearing the end of September (soon it will a month until my birthday wooo!)
This post will cover all the planned Banpresto releases for October.
Eevee and the Eeveelutions will return through the Kutsurogi Time (Relax Time) series starting in October with 1 extra large plush and 2 sets of large plush.
Vaporeon and Flareon plush (25 cm | 9.8 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 24th (Tuesday).
Jolteon and Sylveon plush (25 cm | 9.8 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 26th (Thursday).
Extra large Eevee plush (40 cm | 15.7 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 26th (Thursday).
The popular and super adorable Korotto Manmaru series continues through October with 1 set of large plush and 2 sets of the normal size rolly-polly plush.
Large size Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur plush (24 cm | 9.8 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 12th (Thursday).
Chikorita, Treecko, Turtwig, and Rowlet plush (13 cm | 5 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 18th (Thursday).
Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, and Litten plush (13 cm | 5 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 26th (Thursday).
Two releases from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line are also planned for October.
A cute 22 cm (8.6 in) tall soft Pikachu coin bank will start appearing in game centers from October 19th (Thursday).
A set of rubber pokeballs (pokeball, great ball, ultra ball, master ball / 6 cm | 2.3 in) will start appearing in game centers from October 17th (Tuesday).
That wraps up October Banpresto releases!
I will be in Japan for the November releases, and will return with my pick-up service, so if you love Banpresto prizes and love me and want to get your hands on some cute Pokemon, keep me in mind! I’m always happy to help!
I made it through the weekend, didn’t get trapped in the Atlanta airport, and it’s another Pokemon Friday with a new batch of up-coming merchandise announcements.
Tonight’s merch related stuff was fairly quiet but we have two up-coming treats to look forward to.
First up, the Putitto x Pokemon gacha series continues with Vol 2: This Time The Spoops Are Real. This set will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 30th (Saturday), with the usual price of 300 yen per play.
The set will have 7 figures in total with no secrets. The 7 Pokemon are Haunter, Mimikyu, Gourgeist, Litwick, Drifloon, Banette, and Sableye.
Second but not any less exciting… a new batch of Pokemon With You charity badges featuring the new super adorable artwork! These new badges will also go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 30th (Saturday). Each badge will cost 270 yen after tax and 100% of proceeds will go towards supporting children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
This batch will include Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Mew, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Snorlax, Lapras, Dragonite, and Raichu.
Which one is your favorite? There are so many cute ones, it’s hard for me to pick, but that Mew with the heart tail is calling to me, along with Eevee!
Last but not least, these four 2018 schedule books are set to hit the shelves tomorrow (Saturday, September 16th) Japan time.
The two Pikachu schedule books are made of leather and cost 2,160 yen each after tax.
The Eeveelution and Ditto Transform schedule books are made of not leather material and the price reflects this with each book costing 1,080 yen after tax.
(You can order these books and more over at Japan Stuffs, including the Pokemon Yurutto goods that come out tomorrow!)
I have a small backlog of Pokemon Center Reports to put up, hopefully soon, so stay tuned!
This past Friday (August 18th), there were no merchandise announcements, and the only release for Saturday (August 19th) was the blind-packaged Hoenn region can badges.
But! This year’s Dot Sprite promotion was released last Wednesday (August 16th), along with a couple random items.
There were no plush or cushions with this year’s release, but there were hand towels! Pictured here are two of the three designs (the third was dot sprite style pokeballs).
It’s not a Pokemon Center promotion without clearfiles, and this release featured three designs, each with multiple pockets!
There were two memo pads in cute boxes (one design with just Pikachu and one with the main group illustration) and an unboxed pad of sticky notes.
If notebooks are more your style, there were two Pokeball die-cut notebooks.
One of the cutest items from the merch list was this set of three clear pouches. Use them together or separately (or keep them minty fresh and safe in your collection!)
Coinciding with the opening of the very limited Isetan x Pokemon store, available exclusively at the main Shinjuku Isetan building (which includes a super cute cafe with Pokemon themed food and drink), an Isetan themed Pikachu plush was also released at Pokemon Centers on the 16th.
Last but not least, this rather unique “multi-ring” for smartphones was released recently as well. Available in three designs (Alola Vulpix, Snorlax, and Eeveelution), you can attach this ring to the back of your phone and use it to…I’m not exactly sure. Hold it better? Attach it to things? Clip it to a string and swing it around your head like a deadly Pokemon themed projectile? Whatever your heart desires I guess!