Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Each Super Mario Galaxy Super Ball measures 45mm or 1.77" in diameter so they're roughly regulation issue size. The Super Balls that are sold in the USA are approximately 1.66" in diameter. Seven styles are on offer including one which contains a Star and another which houses a Flower from the Mario universe. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2008 at US$22 per complete set of seven SMG Super Balls.
» KOS-MOS ver. 3
» KOS-MOS ver. 4
Preorders are welcome to ship in late April 2008 at US$30 per complete set of 8 figures.
Kentaro Higashikunimaru from Gakuen Tokkei Duklyon
Umi Ryuuzaki from Magic Knight Rayearth
Kobato Hanato from Kobato
Kurogane from Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
Akira Ijyuin with a bunch of sunflowers from Clamp Gakuen Tanteidan
Each figure measures ~5cm (1.96") and preorders are welcome to ship in late April 2008 at US$53 per factory box of 10 figures.
Preorders are welcome to ship in late May 2008 at US$16 each.
One product we'll test for direct web sales is the Relakuma Poncho from System Service which is a water-resistant raincoat that features a Relakuma hoodie and a conventional poncho design. While we would normally target such a poncho at the pre-teen set, the Relakuma poncho is specifically designed to fit adults. Repeat: adults.
Each poncho measures 90cm or 35.43" in length from the top of the hood to the bottom of the garment. Two colors are available for preorder: A brown version and a tan variant. Preorders are welcome to ship in late May 2008 at US$25 per poncho.
Each package contains a fully assembled and transformable Macross VF-1A toy, a Transformation Guide, and two sheets of decals to affix onto the Valkyrie to make it look pretty. Pricing is set at US$53 which includes "free" UPS Ground shipping within the continental United States. -Photos
| Japan Back from Holiday |
Most Japanese suppliers returned to work last night but there's not much going on this week. Normal news flow should resume in the next few days as everyone gets back into the usual routine.
| Springtime in New York City |
Temperatures are headed to 66° F today. The average temperature in January is about 38° give or take a degree or two. Insects will probably be hatching or emerging prematurely this afternoon since they'll be fooled into thinking spring has arrived.