This page is for keychains, phone charms, and carabiners.
amiami Hey! Pikmin charms
Those who pre-ordered Hey! Pikmin in Japan from the store amiami, received an exclusive set of acrylic Pikmin charms each with mini carabiners and chains allowing one to easily clip them together. The four charms include a Red, Blue, and Yellow Pikmin, and the Hey! Pikmin logo.
Amazon.jp Hey! Pikmin charm
Pikmin 3 keyrings
Nintendo released a set of 5 Pikmin keyrings exclusively to Europe. These keyrings included a Red Pikmin on an orange, a Yellow Pikmin on a strawberry, a Blue Pikmin carrying a raspberry, a Winged Pikmin carrying a grape, and a Rock Pikmin on a plum. These were released via two methods. The Red and Yellow Pikmin were rewards on the European Club Nintendo, while the others were pre-order bonuses from a European store called GAME.
Pikmin 3 character collection
Takara Tomy Arts released a collection of keyrings in February 2014 based on Pikmin 3. The keychains are comprised of Red, Yellow, Blue, Winged, and Rock Pikmin types, each with either a lead, bud, or flower, bringing the total number of keychains in this series to 15. They are designed to clip onto each other from top to bottom so that one can create "ropes" of Pikmin. These were common to find in Japanese dollar stores.
Pikmin mini-figure collections
In March 2002 Takara Tomy Arts released a set of Pikmin mini-figures attached to a chain and clip. The figures consisted of Red, Blue, and Yellow Pikmin, each with either a leaf, bud, or flower, as well as red, blue, and yellow pellets, and a Captain Olimar figure. The keychain clip would come with either 2 or 3 figures as well as a tag with the Japanese Pikmin logo. Keychain clips that contained Olimar would have Olimar and one other figure, while keychain clips that did not would have 3 other various figures.
In July of 2004, these mini-figures were re-released for Pikmin 2 with more variants, and this time as phone charms. The new variants included Purple Pikmin, White Pikmin, and Bulbmin, with leaf, bud, and flower variants, as well as a figure for Louie, and the President. The logo on the tag was updated with the Japanese Pikmin 2 logo.
Due to the popularity of the first set of mini-figures, as well as the recent release of Pikmin 3, in June 2013 the figures were released a third time, again based on the first Pikmin game. Once again debuting as phone charms, they included Olimar attached to the strap, with a Pikmin attached to a new ring on the bottom of Olimar's feet. The series contained 9 different keychains which featured Olimar and one Pikmin. The Pikmin with Olimar varies between Red, Yellow, or Blue and has either a leaf, bud, or flower variants.
UlalaCube Pikmin bendable keychains
A collection of Pikmin-themed rubbery bendable keychains were released in Japan by UlalaCube in mid-December of 2013. There are six different types of keychains, which consist of a leaf Red Pikmin, a bud Blue Pikmin, a flower Yellow Pikmin, a flower Purple Pikmin and leaf White Pikmin, and a flower Winged Pikmin and bud Rock Pikmin, as well as a secret variant which depicts a leaf Red Pikmin, flower Yellow Pikmin, and bud Blue Pikmin. All of the keychains are approximately 10 cm long, and were sold in boxes of twelve, as well as separately at stores in Japan.
These keychains were produced by Banpresto and sold in 2001 in Japan as party favors. There are seven keychains in the set, which consists of a leaf Red Pikmin, a flower Yellow Pikmin, a bud Blue Pikmin, a Mushroom Pikmin, a red pellet, a yellow pellet, and a blue pellet. These were packaged in only five variations as shown below.
Uni Phone Charm Mini-Figures
In 2005 a Japanese pen and pencil company called Uni, sold their pencil led bundled with one of eight Pikmin phone charm mini-figures. These include Captain Olimar, Louie, a Red bud Pikmin, a Blue leaf Pikmin, a Yellow flower Pikmin, a Purple bud Pikmin, a White flower Pikmin, and a leaf Bulbmin. One could find the led and charms in Japanese stores arranged within a display showcasing the figures. The phone charms were later sold separately without the pencil led.