The final batch of Kororin Friends Eeveelution plushies came out last week and they were just as cute as expected.
This batch of Eeveelutions includes Sylveon, Umbreon, and Espeon.
As with the other Koririn Friends plush, there were two main set-ups in the claw machines: either mountain style
Or with three plush lined up near (or sometimes not so near) to the chute.
This machine was both one of my favorites and one of my least favorites. If things went well, it was possible to win plush easily. If things did not go well, however…Half the time, Umbreon would end up falling backwards, with his head away from the chute, making him impossible to win. Half the time, Sylveon would fall over sideways and it was then impossible to roll her over into the chute. This is the curse of having the claw a little too strong…
Sylveon: Hello from the other side.
All three of the final Eeveelutions together. I’m super picky with my Sylveon plush, but I really like how her Kororin version came out! They did a great job with the ribbons and she has a very cute face. Umbreon is also suitably grump.
Along with the Eeveelutions, the first plush from a new series (pokemonlife@picnic) came out last Thursday.
This set featured two large Pikachu face cushions, in both boy and girl form.
As well as these three smaller mascot plush.
This series might be easily overlooked because Pikachu, but I think the mascot plush are especially adorable!
Great blog! Came across your site while looking for Pokemon center stuff for my upcoming trip to Japan.
Are these arcade games in the sunshine city shop? I think that’s the main one we are going too!
Have you did a post on the 300yen machines? Haven’t been able to find good info on them.
Do they still sell the mega evolutions pikachus?
I’m glad you like my little blog!
The game centers are all located along the main street leading up to Sunshine but not actually in Sunshine City itself.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a 300 yen machine before, but I’m guessing they’re the ones with the very huge claw and the huge prizes? I tend to avoid those because I’m not very good at that type of machine since it’s mainly luck (and I don’t need plush that big!)
Most machines are 100 yen and my advice is always the same; don’t pay more than 100 per play.
At this point, I’m not sure if all the mega evolution poncho pikachu plush are still in stock, unfortunately, but I’m pretty sure Lucario is still there, and maybe Slowbro? I wasn’t paying close attention last time I went to the Tokyo Center.
Thanks for your reply!
Great I’ll look out for them!
Sorry I must be mistaken, I think they are called gashapon machines, put in a coin and get a ball with a random toy in it.
Ah hopefully they will have some by the time I’m there!
I look forward to your future posts.
Just wanted to say that I’ve been obsessed with your blog since finding it! I’m going to Tokyo in two weeks and was looking up stuff on the PokeCenter and UFO machines, especially the monthly pikachus and eeveelution plushes! I wanted to ask, does exclusive stuff come out every Saturday or is it just certain Saturdays? And where do I go to find the ufo machines with the Kororin Friends Eeveelution plushies? I know you mentioned they were in game centers outside Ikebukuro, could you let me know the name? Thank you so much! And keep up the awesome blog!
I hate to say in two weeks there is a good chance most if not all of the Eeveelution kororins will be gone, but I’m sure there will be plenty of other Pokemon stuff in stock! I’m not sure how long you’re staying, but a couple Pikachu wearing Sleeping Bag plushies will get stocked in machines starting May 12th.
As far as Pokemon Center promotions, they usually come out every Saturday (except sometimes if there’s a public holiday that weekend, they come out on Friday as is the case April 29th). It’s not every Saturday, but the Center usually gives a warning for big promotions. At the moment I’m not sure we have any announcements for May, but as I mentioned, there will be a couple things coming out on the 29th and I’m sure they will still be in stock when you arrive. The next new Monthly Pikachu comes out on the 21st of May as a heads up.
Unfortunately, I’m only really familiar with the game centers in Ikebukuro, but you can always check Akihabara and Shinjuku (east side).
I’ll be there May 10-21 so it seems like I’ll be in the weird week between the April 29th and May 21st promotions 🙁 So sad! But I’ll just keep checking your blog for updates. Thanks so much!
Any chance you would sell your set? I’m from USA though. If you are interested in a paypal transaction, feel free to email me 🙂
Eevee Kororin set of Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon*
I offer pick-ups for all the Banpresto prizes when they’re in stock, but unfortunately at this point, the third batch (including Sylveon, Umbreon, and Espeon) is pretty much sold out at the game centers in my area. And my set is for me! If you search on ebay, you might be able to find some for sale, just be careful of bootlegs.