[Pokemon Center] Earl Grey Cookies
[Banpresto] Pokemon Large Face Cushion (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Banpresto] Gura-Burarin Plush (Charmander, Machop, Ditto, Teddiursa)
[Pokemon TCG] Booster Pack “V Max Rising”
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Cinderace + Rillaboom + Inteleon / Gigantamax Snorlax / Gigantamax Lapras)
[Pokemon TCG] Deck Case (Gigantamax Snorlax / Gigantamax Lapras)
[Pokemon Center] Shibuya Center exclusive skateboard decks
[Pokemon Center] Nonbiri Life
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Charizard, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Squirtle)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Alcremie, Duraludon, Yamper)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Clefairy, Togepi, Munchlax)
[Banpresto] Hope-Pita Plush (Pikachu, Psyduck, Munchlax, Espurr)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Extra Large Plush (Mew)
[Pokemon Center] Mocchiri-Manmaru Collection
[Ensky] Pokemon Paper Theater Cube (Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare – Large Plush (Pichu, Luvdisc)
[San-ei] Big More Plush (Tyranitar)
[Maruyoshi] Pokemon Plush Face Pouch (Pikachu, Eevee, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Mew)
The “Glow-Up” collection includes a variety of merchandise featuring illustrations of Pokemon that have become stronger and more reliable upon evolving.
Hitting Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan October 26th (Saturday), this collection focuses on 8 main glow-up pairs (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Bagon & Salamence, Gible & Garchomp, Deino & Hydreigon, Goomy & Goodra, Jangmo-o & Kommo-o, Beldum & Metagross) in super cute illustrations together that will be sure to warm your heart.
Highlights of the collection include: 3 plush of evolved Pokemon hugging their baby forms, mascot plush of the 8 featured Pokemon in their baby forms, a Dratini neck pillow, a Deino hand puppet, and a tissue box cover of Bagon on a roof because where else would he hang out when handing out tissues.
Other interesting items include an hourglass, a Goomy shower poof, and a super cute coffee mug with matching wooden case.
Name: Glow-Up (Late Bloomer)
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: October 26th (Saturday)
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Items & Prices
Huggy Plush (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Goomy & Goodra) – 3,300 yen each
Mascot Plush (Dratini, Larvitar, Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Deino, Goomy, Jangmo-o) – 1,320 yen each
Dratini Neck Pillow – 2,750 yen
Bagon Tissue Box Cover – 2,750 yen
Deino Puppet – 1,760 yen
Goomy Bath Poof – 1,100 yen
Larvitar & Tyranitar Hourglass – 2,200 yen
Gible Coin Pouch – 1,650 yen
Jangmo-o & Kommo-o Key Case – 2,310 yen
Coffee Mug w/ Wooden Case – 1,870 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection – 550 yen
※ 8 designs total | blind packaged
iPhone Hybrid Glass Case (iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8) – 3,168 yen
Multi-Phone Flip Case – 3,300 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 495 yen
Dice Bag – 715 yen
Blanket – 3,080 yen
Hand Towel – 550 yen
Face Towel – 1,100 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 506 yen
Sticky Note Set w/ Case – 770 yen
Sticker Assortment – 550 yen
Washi Tape Set – 660 yen
Charm Set (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Beldum & Metagross, Gible & Garchomp, Deino & Hydreigon, Goomy & Goodra, Jangmo-o & Kommo-o) – 770 yen each
Card Pouch – 1,650 yen
Tote-Bag w/ Mini Bag – 1,980 yen
Pouch – 1,980 yen
Tupperware Set – 1,320 yen
Mini Thermos – 2,200 yen
Lucky Egg Chocolate – 770 yen
2-Tier Cookie & Candy Box – 1,375 yen
※ All prices include tax.
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[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
Two quick words before I dive into this week’s Pokemon Center Report~
First off, big apologizes for the lack of updates lately! The blog is not ending, but two weeks in a row we didn’t get merchandise news from the main Pokemon website and then my main source for Pokemon Center photos was on holiday in the United States.
But we are back so I appreciate everyone’s patience.
Second – the official Zombie Miki store is back in business, with a new look and with more items!
Check it out here
I will be adding items in as quickly as I can. Most of these items are from my personal collection and were bought directly from the Pokemon Center in Tokyo over the course of 7 years. They’re all in near perfect if not perfect condition, but if you have any questions about an item, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!
On that note, if you notice any issues with the cart or checking out, or if you have a question about shipping prices, also please let me know (you can send me a message through my contact page or send me a DM on Twitter). I am happy to offer discounted shipping for larger purchases 🙂
Also as mentioned, I am selling a good majority of my Pokemon merchandise collections, which includes some bigger items such as the New Years Fennekin sleeping plush, New Years Fennekin face cushion, and a complete set of the Monthly Pikachu collection. The Pokemon I collected over the years include: Fennekin, Meowstic, Litwick, Mew, Clefairy, Raichu, Dedenne, Holiday Pikachu, Sylveon, and Vulpix (Kanto & Alolan versions). If there is a specific item you are looking for, there is a good chance I have it and am selling it, so please ask me directly.
The release of the original 151 Kanto region Pokemon Fit plushies were a great success, but even I was still surprised when the Pokemon Center announced they would be continuing the Sitting Cuties series (the international release name) with all Pokemon featured in Gold & Silver… including every single Unown plus ! and ?
(Pictured here is M for Miki, of course)
Although I couldn’t take pictures of every Pokemon in the release, here are a few notable examples~
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 1
I love this series so much mainly because the plush are all super soft and the perfect size.
Pictured here: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Furret (not to scale), Cleffa, Mareep, Flaaffy, and Ampharos (one of the most popular electric type Pokemon!)
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 2
I didn’t realize until this release how many Johto region Pokemon I love, and the Pokemon Center did a great job converting everyone’s favorite Pokemon into a super adorable plush form.
I think they did an especially great job with Sudowoodo (which, by the way, is a play on words since he is psuedo-wood-o… in case you didn’t know!)
Also shout out to the second official Dunsparce plush – the first plush was released at Pokemon Centers in Japan in 2013.
Pictured here: Sudowoodo, Politoed, Espeon, Umbreon, Girafarig, Dunsparce, Delibird, Houndour, and Houndoom.
Pokemon Fit Gold Silver 3
Other notable plushies: Smeargle and Miltank (both very cute).
The three legendary beasts came out looking, for the most part, pretty good. My real question is… what animal do you think the beasts are? (I always saw them as dogs)
Pictured here: Stantler, Smeargle, Miltank, Blissey, Raikou, Entei, Suicune.
Pokemon Fit Plush Gold Silver 4
Last but not least – everyone’s favorite recently, most likely because of Pokemon Go: The Tar Family! Tyranitar was definitely one of the big sellers from the release, no joke.
Pictured here: Larvitar, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi
What was your favorite plush, or plushes, from this release? What did you buy?
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I will be back in Tokyo a little under a week from this posting (November 28th) and will be re-opening my pick-up service for game center prizes as well as for the Pokemon Center and other pick-ups by request. Please see this nifty page for a full list of items and prices. If there’s anything you want, please get in touch with me (via my website | via Twitter).
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. Note that not all game center locations stock all prizes.
The Pokemon Focus series continues into December with more Legendaries.
Three large plush (Mew, Shaymin, and Manaphy), each measuring about 26 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 18th (Tuesday).
Korotto Manmaru returns in December with the beginning of their “Colorful” series.
Three large plush (Leafeon, Tyranitar, and Chikorita), each measuring about 24 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 6th (Thursday).
The Pokemon Tsuretette series will also make a return in December!
Two large plush (Gengar and Ditto), each measuring about 30 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 11th (Tuesday).
Three smaller sized plush (Clefairy, Snorlax, and Eevee), each measuring about 14 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 13th (Thursday).
December also brings us a brand new Banpresto series: Hokkori Iyase (Warm & Soothing)
Two super soft and fuzzy bags (Pikachu and Rowlet), each measuring about 31 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 20th (Thursday).
Two large plush (Pikachu and Mareep), each measuring about 27 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 27th (Thursday).
Finally, Banpresto is also releasing three extra large plush from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series.
Extra Large Eevee, measuring about 33 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 6th (Thursday).
Extra Large Bulbasaur (smiling and winking versions), each measuring about 33 cm, will start appearing in game centers from December 30th (Sunday).
And that’s all the prizes from Banpresto for December!
Until next month~
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