Pokémon Collection くじ 2018 – Banpresto

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 art

Set: Pokémon Collectionくじ

Company: Banpresto

Release: July 7, 2018

Size: 40cm (nose to butt)

Main distribution: Japan

Barcode: 4 521329 232904

This is the Pokémon Collectionくじ (Kuji) 2018 line ~Pikachu & Eevee~. This series seems to celebrate Pikachu & Eevee. The series consists of plushies, pillows, bowls, towels, plates and keychains. These items could only be won in a Kujiban lottery, hence the name.

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 promo

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 ~Pikachu & Eevee~ is a very cute line that seems to celebrate Pikachu & Eevee, probably in line with the Pokémon Let’s Go games of 2018. The series features Pikachu, Eevee and the Eeveelutions.

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 prizes

The series is very similar to the I ♡ series, meaning the colours are pastel and the plush are fluffy.

I got the Prize B plush; sleeping Pikachu.

Prize B – sleeping Pikachu

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 Price B - sleeping Pikachu front

It’s a Pikachu with pink cheeks and closed eyes. The plush lays and is about 40 cm long (from tip of nose to butt) and has a soft, fuzzy texture with pastel colours. This means its iconic yellow is of a softer colour, and the black eyes, nose, mouth and tip of its ears are a soft brown much like on its tail and back stripes.
Unlike the I ♡ Pikachu series Pikachu plush, its cheeks are of the same material as the rest of the plush, so they are fuzzy too.
It has a relaxed face, with closed eyes and a closed, happy “3” mouth. Its ears are droopy.

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 Price B - sleeping Pikachu side

The proportions are off when it comes to its paws as they are too small, but the rest seems spot on. It looks like a cute, fluffy, chubby Pikachu laying on its belly.

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 Price B - sleeping Pikachu back

The tail is nice and thick, and has that iconic lightning shape.

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 Price B - sleeping Pikachu tush tag

It only has a small tush tag on its back left side. It simply states the year and brands.

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 Price B - sleeping Pikachu packaging

The plush itself was packaged in clear plastic, and came in a simple, transparant, plastic bag.

Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018 Price B - sleeping Pikachu hang tag

Attached is its tag, that states it’s the B Prize in the Pokémon Collectionくじ 2018.

I absolutely adore the I ♡ Pikachu line due to its cute pastel colours and soft nature. So when I saw this series I obviously immediately loved it too. I already had the female Pikachu with open eyes from the previous year’s serie, but a sleeping one is of course higher on my want list. So when I saw someone selling these I snagged one up!

It looks very similar to my other fuzzy sleeping Pikachu from the I ♡ Pikachu line, but it’s much bigger. It also has pink and fluffy cheeks.

This fuzzy boy is extremely soft and its fuzziness makes it look cute. It looks great in a light room and on a bed. It’s currently laying with my other sleeping Pikachu.

It has a nice shape which tapers in at the neck. The proportions on its face are spot on and the slightly bigger head adds to its cute look.

The only negatives I can find in this plush is that the fuzzy texture can collect a lot of dirt, hairs etc. so keep your plushy clean!

I find many of the plush in this line have the same shape / pose, but have a new accessory, a different face or are in a different size, and I’m not the collector who wants one of everything but picks its favourites, which in my case is based on uniqueness. I understand it’s easier to (re)produce something that’s already made and change one small feature, be it face or size, or add a little something extra like a flower, but it’s simply not for me and find it personally a  bit of a cash cow. However, I’m glad to own both this big Pikachu and the smaller Pikachu, and I might get some more, as these are just amazing. The pastel Pikachu might be the exception to my rule!

There are still some more cute Pikachu I would like to add to my collection so if you have some for sale that are similar you can always shoot me a message.

Got any more details / information you think I should add? Or did I get something wrong? Do you own the same plush? Do you agree or disagree with my findings? Let me know in the comments below!

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