Monthly Archives: May 2007

Nintendo DS Lite New Colors- Japan Only (of course…)

Nintendo Japan announces two new colors to the DS lite Lineup- Metallic Rose and Gloss Silver.

No idea if they will hit the US, the pretty color Ice Blue (my personal fav) never reached our shores.

Want one of the new colors?
Order through Rinkya Stores

Japan has a habit of releasing original colors, check out the Gold PSP available only in Japan here

Like Nintendo?
Check out other Blog Posts:
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
Nintendo Movie
Super Paper Mario Wii

Or get some rare goods on YJ:


Nintendo Japan Site for All Colors

A New Star Wars?? (*fingers crossed*) UPDATED

George Lucas plans to make a huge announcement today- and many are thinking (or hoping) the director will announce a new Star Wars film.

Star Wars celebrates 30 years this week and many fans are adorning their Storm Trooper, Darth Vader and Princess Leia outfits to the theaters re-playing the much loved series that spans 30 years and many generations of fans.

Star Wars on our Blog:
Darth Vader Samurai

Star Wars on YJ

**Updated- Looks like no new Star Wars planned and it was just another web rumor, sigh. **


The Doggie Manicure Cleaning Set from Japan!

Move over Paris Hilton and her designer hairdos and pedicures for her pups.

Japan has its’ own personal foot washer to get those paws clean and shiny- no beauty shop visit needed.

Buy one today for your pampered dog!
Purchase through Rinkya Stores

Japan is known for spoiling their dogs rotten, check out the designer duds and wacky fashions for your pup on YJ: Beware VERY cute auctions listed below!
Large Dogs

Harry Potter Movie Will Make Its’ Premiere in Japan!

To this blogger’s disappointment but to Japan’s excitement- the newest Harry Potter slated for summer release will make its’ world debut in Japan on June 28th.

The US premiere will not open until July 8th, opening in UK July 3rd (JK Rowling’s home!)

Japan is not a typical choice for a world premiere, however Spiderman 3 just did it (read about it here), so perhaps they are trying to repeat the success of Spidey’s opening (the largest gross in all time- but watch out Pirates 3 hits theaters this weekend!)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the series put to film.
The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows debuts this summer on July 21st.

Poster shown above available for auction here

Get some of the rare Harry Potter Japan collectibles now:
Harry Potter

Check out our other Summer Blockbuster Posts:
SpiderMan 3 Collectibles
Transformers Toy Exclusive


Japanese Designers & Rolling Stones Collaborate!

The 2006 collaboration of the Rolling Stones and 13 Japanese artists was so successful, the company Buddy Z has enlisted 12 more artists for the 2007 Rolling Stones Design collection.

Each designer creates t-shirts and trucker hats illustrating the Rolling Stones.

Check out the design page for all the looks and order anyone you wish through Rinkya Stores!

Via Hypebeast

Ms. Butterworth’s Meets Darth Vader

Pictured above is the world’s first robot designed to discuss and present vinegar.
Yes, you read correctly, it says “vinegar”.

Tamanoi Vinegar Corporation begins using the 6 foot, 220 pound robot in July.
No wonder Japan felt the need to draft laws on robots.

He looks scary to me, maybe he is pissed he has to talk about vinegar and that they put him in a skirt.
He does not have a light saber but he does have a pointer, so do not mess with him!

Watch videos of the robot here

View more of Japan’s cool Robots:
Robot Butler
Beer Pourers
Wine Connoisseurs
Musuem dedicated to Robots!

Search Japanese Robots here and bid today on your favorites:
Beer Robots
Sony Aibos

Via Pink Tentacle

Exclusive Transformers Toy with Advance Movie Ticket in Japan!

An exclusive Bumblebee toy will be given away with advance tickets to see the Transformers in Japan!

Item will be a deluxe 1974 metallic painted Camaro mold.

Expect the exclusive toy to hit YJ in numbers!
We will provide updates with links for the item as it appears on YJ and maybe grab some for our online store BuyRinkya!

Going to the movies in Japan is a unique, pricey experience.
Japan releases exclusive goods for nearly every popular movie- sold only at the theaters! Many savvy sellers place them on YJ after purchasing!

Transformers on YJ

Other Summer Blockbuster Posts:
SpiderMan 3 Exclusives

Transformers Posts:
Nike Transformer

Via Seibertron

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 Website Open!

The Japanese website for Pokémon’s newest game is open here

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon part 2 is a much anticipated follow up to the success of the first Mystery Dungeon!

Visit the website for more information, characters and first looks at the upcoming release! Everything is in Japanese but use your favorite translator to read up!

Pokémon On YJ– games, collectibles, posters, movies and more!

Bikini-Clad Golf Tees from Japan! **UPDATED**

Now available from BuyRinkya– Buy direct for $12 a pack- Ships today!

Japan loves golf, if you discuss sports in Japan, it inevitably leads to discussing golf. Another popular discussion is bikini-clad women. So basically Japan is not much different from the rest of the world.

A combination of these two loves are brought together with this golf tee direct from Japan!

Or Buy some Non-Conforming Drivers from BuyRinkya today!

Japan has many rare golf items available, clubs you can get nowhere else, Search YJ for your favs:
Golf on YJ