Gachapon: Bandai Gemlies Series 4 Coming in March 2022

Bandai will be releasing a new set of their Gemlies gachapon series in March 2022.

Series 4 will feature Slowpoke, Eevee, Pikachu, Leafeon, Glaceon.

“Gemlies” are small figures with a cover and tray— remove the plastic cover and you can use the tray for storing jewelry, coins, or other small objects.

Bandai previously released three other sets of Gemlies figures:

Gemlies are exclusive to gachapon machines and cost 300yen per try.

Source: Rakuten Marketplace

Gachapon: Bandai Floating Collection Series 3 February 2022

Bandai is scheduled to release the third set of their Floating Collecting gachapon series in February 2022.

Series 3 will include Psyduck, Slowpoke, Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup.  The figures actually float in water and are recommended for use in the bathtub.

Bandai previously released two other sets of Floating Collection in April 2021 and November 2021:

Floating Collection figures are exclusive to gachapon machines and cost 300yen per try.


TOMY Pokémon Get Collections ~Arceus Challenge~ February 2022

Takara TOMY Arts is scheduled to release a new set of their Pokemon Get Collections candy figures in February 2022.  The newest series will be titled “Arceus Challenge.”

The lineup will include Arceus, Pikachu, Sky Shaymin, Leafeon, Glaceon, Pachirisu, Shinx, Buneary, Drifloon, and Weavile.  Each figure is blind packaged in a Pokeball and includes a small wrapped candy.

Expected June 2019 Banpresto Prize Releases

In addition to advertisements for the Korotto Manmaru & Pokémon Focus series, the Banpresto prize catalog reveals the following scheduled releases for June 2019:

Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series Large Plush Slowpoke, Luvdisc, Sylveon
Pokémon Focus: Evolution Stones Large Plush Eevee & Flareon
Pokémon Focus: Evolution Stones Large Plush Eevee & Jolteon
Kororin Friends Minis Raichu, Slowpoke, Cubone, Dragonite
Mimikyu Mania! Extra Large Plush Mimikyu

“Pikachu Mania!” is a long-running Banpresto series with steady releases from 2015 through 2018 — Mimikyu’s new plush titled Mimikyu Mania! likely indicates a new Mimikyu-focused series in a similar vein. Keep your fingers crossed, Mimikyu fans!

Stay tuned to Pokécollective and we will update with photos as they become available!

February 2019 Banpresto Release Schedule

The full schedule for February 2019 Banpresto prize releases has been posted on their official website:

February 7th:
Kutsurogi Time Large Size Pikachu & Squirtle

February 14th:
Extra Large Plush Charmander
Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series Large Plush Abra, Pichu, Jolteon
Pokémon Life with Eevee Large Face Cushions

February 19th:
Extra Large Plush Ampharos

February 26th:
Pokémon Life with Eevee Large Size Plush

Source: Official Banpresto Site

Pokémon Center Japan Announces Second Q-Pot Collaboration

Ready your wallets, Eeveelution collectors! Pokémon Center Japan and Q-Pot are collaborating once again to bring us some very cute (and very expensive) Eeveelution cupcake charms.

The charms are made-to-order and exclusive to the online Japan Pokémon Center. They cost 11,880 yen each and the order period is open from February 1st to February 28th.

Orders close after February and they will ship in May.

Each charm also comes with an exclusive Eeveelution-theme box and shopping bag.

Dot Sprite Eeveelution Collection Unveiled for February 1st Release

A new Dot Sprite Eeveelution Collection promotion is coming to Japan’s Pokémon Centers on February 1st.

Photos of merchandise from this promotion have been shared on the Pokémon Daisuki Club Blog:

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There’s lots of individual Eeveelution merchandise as well as apparel & useable goods featuring the full Eevee family!

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Dot Sprite Eeveelution Merchandise Lineup:
Mini Tin Collection (10 designs, blind packaged) 300 yen each
Cushion (9 designs) 3,000 yen each
Mascot (9 designs) 1,000 yen each
Rubber Pin (9 designs) 400 yen each
Earring Set (set of 9, one of each Eevee + Eeveelution) 2,500 yen
Clearfile Set (A4 size, set of 2) 460 yen
Decorative Tape 600 yen
Memo Pad 500 yen
Ring Notebook (B6 size) 600 yen
Label Set 600 yen
Hand Towel 500 yen
Face Towel 1,000 yen
iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Soft Case 1,880 yen
iPhone XR Soft Case 2,000 yen
Smartphone Cover 3,000 yen
Bandaids 400 yen
Hoodie (M/L sizes) 5,600 yen
T-shirt (S/M/L sizes, two designs) 3,000 yen each
Watch (9 designs/colors) 2,000 yen each
Flat Pouch 1,600 yen
Yakpak Brand Pass Case 2,900 yen
Yakpak Brand Large Backpack 12,000 yen
Yakpak Brand Mini Shoulder Bag 4,800 yen
Socks Set of 3 (9 designs total) 1,000 yen per set of 3

Source: Pokémon Daisuki Club Blog

New PokéCen Exclusive 1:1 Lifesize Eevee Plush

Japan Pokémon Centers will be releasing two new lifesize 1:1 Eevee plush next month. Both a standing and sitting pose Eevee will be available.

“Lifesize” or “1:1” plush are a special type of plush specifically created to match their Pokédex proportions in real life.

While many plush may in fact be close to their life-size proportions, only plush with this specific designation (等身大サイズ in Japanese) are considered true 1:1 plush.

Sumie Retsuden Promotion Released in Japan Pokémon Centers

Sumie Retsuden is a special collaboration between Japan’s Pokémon Centers and traditional artist Okazu.

The promotion released in Japan on January 19th.

The full lineup is as follows:

Tea Containers (Matcha Sencha/Gyokuro/Japanese Black) 1,000 yen each
Mini Folding Screen (6 designs, blind packaged) 500 yen each
Water-Absorbent Coasters (Greninja, Zeraora, Lucario) 960 yen each
Matte Can Badge Set of Two (6 designs total) 500 yen per set
T-Shirt (M or L size, 6 designs) 3,000 yen each
Square Pouch (3 designs) 1,500 yen each
Coin Purse (3 designs) 1,200 yen each
Folding Fan (3 designs) 2,200 yen each
Magewappa Bento Box (Lucario & Zeraora) 3,000 yen each
Small Plate Set of Two (6 designs total) 1,200 yen per set
Hot Water Cups (3 designs) 1,000 yen each
Tenugui Towel (6 designs) 1,300 yen each
Clearfile Set of Three 700 yen per set
Sticker Set of Two (6 designs total) 400 yen per set
iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Soft Case (Greninja, Zeraora, Lucario) 1,880 yen each

TCG Card Sleeves (6 designs total) 720 yen each
TCG Playmat (3 designs) 2,500 yen each
TCG Deck Box (3 designs) 362 yen each

Pokémon Center Online Exclusives:
Framed CharaFine Art Prints 20,000 yen each
Greninja & Sceptile, Lucario & Zeraora, Gallade & Garchomp

Complete Summary of Upcoming May 2019 Banpresto Prizes

Images of Banpresto’s May 2019 prizes have appeared on online marketplaces. Here’s the overview of all upcoming prizes in May!

Pokémon Focus Evolution Stones:  Pokémon Focus will be getting a new series called “Evolution Stones.” The first releases in May will be standard size Pikachu, Raichu, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath, and large size Eevee & Vaporeon.

Meltan’s First Plush: Meltan will be getting its first ever plush in May, together in a set with a winking Pikachu. Both are approximately around 24cm.

Detective Pikachu Merchandise: Banpresto will also be releasing their first Detective Pikachu prizes. Face-shaped pass cases & cushions, as well as 23cm plush, are expected in May.

Extra Large Plush Raichu & Lapras: Two new extra large plush are expected in May, a 31cm Raichu and a 35cm Lapras.

Super Soft “Hokkori Iyasare” Series: The extra soft and cuddly Hokkori Iyasare series (which so far includes Mareep, Rowlet, Torchic) will be getting 27cm Snorlax and Quagsire plush. An exciting addition for Quagsire fans!!

Kororin Friends Minis Series Two: The Kororin Friends Minis series will begin in April with Pikachu, Psyduck, Ampharos, & Lucario, and continue in May with Vulpix, Meowth, Growlithe, and Pichu. Kororin Minis are palm-sized plush at approximately 9cm.

Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series Light Blue: The Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series will be getting its 5th installment in May, following the green, orange, yellow, blue, and purple prior releases. The “Light Blue” set will include Squirtle, Glaceon, and Wooper, and the plush are approximately 24cm.

Sleeping Snorlax & Pikachu Prize Figure: Finally, a new prize figure! Banpresto will be releasing a figure of Snorlax & Pikachu in May, expected to be about 14cm across.

As always, stay tuned to Pokécollective for news on upcoming Banpresto prizes in 2019 — and be sure to follow our Twitter for the most up-to-date announcements!