[Nintendo] Zacien & Zamazenta Nintendo Switch Lite Console
[Pokemon TCG] Card Sleeves (Psyduck Eye, Koffing Eye, Magikarp Eye, Porygon Maker, Pokemon Items, Espeon, Umbreon, Pokemon Comic Style, Pokemon World Market, Gengar)
[Pokemon TCG] Deck Case (Umbreon / Espeon, Pokemon World Market, Gengar, Pokemon Comic Style)
[Pokemon TCG] Rubber Playmat (Umbreon / Espeon, Pokemon Comic Style, Pokemon World Market, Gengar)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Frosty Christmas
[Bandai Candy] Pokemon Get Collection – Our Friends [Bokura no Nakama-tachi] (Lapras, Pikachu, Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble, Meltan, Greninja, Latios, Latias, Gengar)
[Re-Ment] Eevee & Friends Dreaming Case Volume 2 (Eevee, Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Sylveon, Jolteon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Extra Large Eevee Cushion
[Re-Ment] Pittori Collection (Pikachu, Eevee, Rowlet, Ditto, Slowpoke, Squirtle, Charmander, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Extra Large Christmas Plush – Pikachu
[Banpresto] Pokemon – Large Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Mini Plush (Charmander, Absol, Gengar, Chikorita)
[Game Freak] Pokemon Sword & Shield
[Pokemon Center] Galar Pokemon League
[Pokemon Center] Plush (Zamazenta, Zacien)
[Pokemon Center] 1:1 Size Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Mascot Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[San-ei] Plush Shoulder Pouch (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Plush Cushion (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble menu items start
[Takara Tomy] Pikachu Plush, Eevee Plush
[Takara Tomy] Scorbunny Plush, Grookey Plush, Sobble Plush
[MonColle] Monster Collection Figure Case (Zacien Ver., Zamazenta Ver.)
[MonColle] Dusk Mane Necrozma, Dawn Wings Necrozma, Ultra Necrozma, Kyogre, Groudon, Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, Mewtwo, Squirtle, Meltan, Melmetal, Gyarados, Snorlax, Zeraora, Charizard, White Kyurem, Black Kyurem, Reshiram, Zekrom, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zoroark, Greninja, Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Takara Tomy] Mini Pokemon Gacha Machine (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble, Zacian, Zamazenta, Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Volume 12 (Gyarados, Geodude, Smoochum, Ho-oh, Lugia, Elekid, Dragonair, Happiny, Whimsicott, Joltik, Sableye, Caterpie)
[San-ei] All-Star Mochi-Fuwa Cushion Plush (Goomy, Quagsire)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Lapras)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)
[Takara Tomy] Kuta-Kuta Plush | Small (Eevee, Snorlax, Mew, Pikachu)
[Takara Tomy] Kuta-Kuta Plush | Medium (Eevee, Snorlax, Mew)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Elastic Band Mascot Plush (Vulpix, Psyduck, Geodude, Cubone)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Shibuya grand opening
[Pokemon Center] Graffiti Art
[Pokemon Center] Nintendo Store / Pokemon Center collaboration collection
[Pokemon Center] Swarovski collaboration
[Kiri-e Series] Acrylic Keychain (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon TCG] Starter Set (Fighting, Electric, Water, Fire, Grass)
[Pokemon Center] Ceramic Ornaments (Raichu, Pikachu & Marill, Pikachu, Squirtle)
[POLYGLO] Pokemon Mini Collection (Pikachu, Slowpoke, Gengar, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Bandai Candy] Pokemon Kids Figures – New Pokemon Get! Ver. [Shin Pokemon Get Da Ze!] (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble, Lucario, Braviary, Greninja, Meltan, Melmetal, Naganadel)
[Nanoblock] Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble
[TCG] High Spec “GX Ultra Shiny” Booster Pack (SM8b)
[TCG] “Battle Chatelaine” Pokemon Center original card sleeves
[Munch x Pokemon Exhibit] Distribution starts for Psyduck, Eevee, and Rowlet promo cards.
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Christmas Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Amigurumi Pikachu
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Large Face Cushions (2 Designs)
2nd Week of November
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Bowling Set
[Banpresto] Poke-Gyutto – Large Plush (Eevee, Psyduck)
[Banpresto] Poke-Dakko – Large Plush (Eevee, Psyduck)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Larvitar)
[Pokemon Center] Yokohama Pokemon Center Renewal Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pop & Colorful
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto Figure Collection Volume 2 (Pikachu, Dedenne, Rowlet, Slowpoke, Croagunk, Pyukumuku)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Volume 9 (Sandshrew, Magnemite, Chansey, Ditto, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Corsola, Phantump, Mawile, Garchomp, Lilligant, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[San-ei] Plush Pouch (Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon)
[San-ei] Squishy Cushions (Munna, Koffing)
3rd Week of November
[Candy] Get Figure Collection – MeleMele Island Adventure (Necrozma, Pikachu, Alolan Ninetails, Brionne, Eevee, Vikavolt, Stufful, Dartrix, Guzzlord, Tsareena)
[MegaHouse] Yura-Yura Pokemon Mansion (Pikachu, Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Popplio, Litten)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Big Fluffy Blanket
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Boston Bag
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Legendary Pokemon – Large Plush (Celebi, Victini, Jirachi)
[Pokemon Game] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Game] Pokemon Let’s Go! exclusive Pikachu & Eevee Nintendo Switch Console
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Volume 2
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Girl & Boy Protagonist Pikachu Clothing Sets
[Pokemon Center Campaign] My 151 Campaign starts
[Pokemon Cafe] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee collaboration menu starts
[Takara Tomy] MonColle EX (Mega Blastoise, Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Mascot ~ Pikachu Panya-San ~ *Blind* (Pikachu Toast, Eevee, Snorlax, Gengar, Slowpoke, Secret)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Mascot ~ Eevee Sabou ~ (Eevee, Pikachu, Snorlax, Gengar, Slowpoke, Ditto)
4th Week of November
[Sega Prize] Eeveelution Wallet (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Wrist Watch (3 Designs)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Snorlax, Slowpoke)
[TCG] Starter Set (Flareon GX, Vaporeon GX, Jolteon GX)
[TCG] Toys’r’Us Exclusive: Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon – Eevee GX Battle Triple Starter Set
[TCG] Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon Starter Set – Jolteon GX Deluxe Set
[TCG] Eeveelution Pile – Card Sleeves & Deck Case
[Pokemon Center] New Years 2019 Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Pottery Ornaments
5th week of November
[Gacha] Cap Characters (Pikachu, Snorlax, Torchic, Mimikyu)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium LCD Memo Tablet
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Clean-Up Box (3 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Legendary Pokemon – Extra Large Plush (Mew)
[Candy] Pokemon 3D Jelly Candy
It’s the end of October and that means… my birthday is tomorrow (October 30th!)
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I will be back in Tokyo near the end of November and will be re-opening my pick-up service for game center prizes, including Banpresto, as well as for the Pokemon Center and other pick-ups by request. I should be able to get most if not all of the prizes listed in this update, as I don’t see any of them selling out quickly. I will be putting up pages with items and prices, but if there is already items you know you want, feel free to 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. Not all game center locations stock all prizes. If you’re having trouble finding stock of the item you’re looking for, feel free to send me a message!
The Pokemon Focus series continues into October, as promised, with the start of the “Legendaries” sub-series.
Extra large size Mew (about 40 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from November 27th (Tuesday).
Larger plush versions of Victini, Jirachi, and Celebi (about 30 cm each) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from November 15th (Thursday).
Two mini releases from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon line, called Poke-Gyutto (Poke-Squeeze) and Poke-Dakko (Poke-Carry Me), will start appearing in game centers from November 8th (Thursday).
Both sets of plush include Eevee and Psyduck, with each plush measuring about 24 cm.
From the Girlish Pikachu series, two larger sized Pikachu face cushions (each about 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 3rd (Saturday).
From the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series, an extra large sized Larvitar plush (about 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from November 8th (Thursday).
From the Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) series, large plush versions of Snorlax and Slowpoke (about 27 cm each) will start appearing in game centers from November 22nd (Thursday).
That wraps up next month’s Bapresto overview!
Until next time~
Once again, I wasn’t sure what to expect announcement wise, but this week’s announcements were a little more exciting than last week.
The Pokemon With You charity line returns with yet another redesign and more can badges.
This set will include: Pikachu, Eevee, Jirachi, Victini, Rowlet, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. Each badge will cost 270 yen after tax.
These badges will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan starting June 30th (Saturday).
All proceeds from sales goes toward helping children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
Two new Pokemon will join the Pokemon Center exclusive plush line-up on July 13th (Friday).
Both Chansey and Sudowoodo will cost 1,620 yen after tax, and both are included in this summer’s Pokemon movie that will premiere the same weekend.
Last but not least! A special summer themed Pokemon Center promotion, called “Pokemon Summer Time”, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores on July 13th (Friday).
Along with the Summer Time promotion, starting July 21st, for every 2,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers or Stores, customers will receive 1 of 6 original clear cards.
For every 4,000 yen spent through the Pokemon Center on-line store, customers will receive 1 of 2 tote bags: one featuring a Pikachu design and one with Eevee.
Full Merch Line-Up
Summer Time 1
Plush (Boy Pikachu | Girl Pikachu | Snorlax | Rowlet) – 1,944 yen each
*Note: Rowlet can be removed from his tree trunk.
Summer Time 2
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind | 10 Designs) – 540 yen each
Snack Bucket – 972 yen
Mini Towel – 410 yen
Scarf Towel – 1,080 yen
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Summer Time 3
White T-Shirt (Kids Size) – 2,700 yen
Black T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen
Print Backpack (Kids Size) – 6,912 yen
Blue Backpack (Adult Size) – 8,856 yen
Backpack Style Pouch – 2,678 yen
Shoulder Bag Style Pouch – 2,160 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Sketch Book – 670 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Handkerchief – 367 yen
Set of 4 Cups – 1,296 yen
Set of 4 Plates – 1,728 yen
Set of 2 Tupperware – 1,296 yen
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Friday announcements!
Pre-order these items (and more) at Japanstuffs.com
Pokemon With You Charity Badges
July Pokemon Center Plush
Pokemon Summer Time
[TCG] Cracked Sky’s Charisma Booster Pack (SM7)
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Rayquaza, Steven, Latios/Latias)
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Pokemon Center Plush (Standing, Running, Sleeping)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Part 2
[Pokemon Center] New Era T-shirts & Hats
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Quest
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Marine Style Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Summer Style Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Pokemon Sun & Moon – Pikachu Backpack
[Pokemon Center] Life-Size Jirachi Plush
[Pokemon Championships] June 9-10 – exclusive Pokemon Japanese Championship merch
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper (Pikachu, Eevee, Tangela, Growlithe, Caterpie, Slowpoke, Swinub, Mareep)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Cooler Bag (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Lugia)
Third week of June
[Sega Prize] Pocket Watch (Charizard, Pikachu, Pokeballs)
[Pokemon Center] Precious Wedding
[Moncolle Figures] Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix, Pikachu
[Takara Tomy Plush] Zeraora
[Takara Tomy] MonColle Catcher + 12 Magikarp figures
[Bandai] Motion Figures Part 2 (Dawn Necrozma, Dusk Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection EX Alola (Pikachu & Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mimikyu, Alola Vulpix, Bewear)
Fourth week of June
[Sega Prize] Premium die-cut Eeveelution bath towel
[Sega Prize] Inflatable pool
[Bandai] Pokemon Rubber Mascot Part 8 (Pikachu, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Gardevoir, Milotic, Chimecho)
[Bandai] Pokemon Sun & Moon Mini Clearfile Part 2 (8 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Nurse Joy, Chansey, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Plush (Eevee, Lugia, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Thermos & Glass Set
[Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)
[Pokemon Center] Poke-Maniac Pikachu Cosplay Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Oedo Part 4
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You can badges
[MonColle Figures] Zeraora, Pikachu & Eevee Set
[Kiri-e Series] Espeon, Umbreon, Eevee, Pikachu, Gyarados
[Bandai] Attack Pose Promotion Figures Part 2 (Dusk Necrozma, Dawn Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Nanoblock] Chansey, Magikarp