Monthly Archives: June 2008

New Ponyo On A Cliff By The Sea Images!

7andY updated their blog with numerous illustrations from Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea).

You can view the characters and other images!

We are so excited for Miyazaki Hayao’s latest movie to come out!

I wish they would hurry already!

Blog Posts of Interest:
Totoro Cream Puffs
Ponyo on A Cliff Image
Ponyo On A Cliff Official Website Opens
Ponyo On A Cliff Theme Song Open

Studio Ghibli Yahoo Japan Auctions!





Pepsi Blue Hawaii New Summer Japan Soda

I often wish I could be in Japan and lately my visits are getting further and further apart due to work and personal life.

But on these days, I am thankful I do not live in Japan and can make Rinkya staff members test items out for me instead. ^_-

In the case of the Mega Pizza from Pizza Hut and now Pepsi Blue Hawaii I am relieved I cannot be there to try it!

Pepsi Blue Hawaii is the newest summer offering from Pepsi Japan.
Last year’s Pepsi Ice Cucumber, received fairly good reviews overall.
Blue Hawaii is a taste mixture of Pineapple and Lemon,
below are the comments from a couple members of the Rinkya staff.

Taster one:
The taste of the pineapple was weak, it tastes like blue Gatorade with tonic water. I recommend regular Pepsi instead. If I had to choose between this and Cucumber Ice, I choose Blue Hawaii. To be honest I think they both taste like %^&%.

Taster Two: A hint of lemon and pineapple, basically a really sweet Pepsi.

Taster Three:
Very refreshing the first taste, supported also by the color which gives a sense of freshness, not too sweet, and not too much gas inside.
But personally, I can’t imagine drinking an entire bottle though….sorry! ^^

Want to try one? Add it to your next shipment here! Only $2 each!
Each bottle is 600grams added to your shipment (full bottles of soda are heavy!)

Thank you to our wonderful staff members for the review!!




Japan Dog/Cat EarthQuake Survival Gear

This earthquake survival gear looks like a space suit for your pet!

Comes with many items, some include:
Water, biscuits, aromatherapy oils (to calm you as you flee from an earthquake), four rubber shoes for their feet (awww!), sealed bags (they suggest that you place your hankie in and the smell of you will calm your animal), and the flame retardant carrying case which has many storage pockets.

This cat looks like he is preparing for rocket lift off:

This dog kinda looks too heavy to be carried around the neck:

38,000 yen (approximately $375) purchase via Rinkya Stores especially if you live in California!



Indiana Jones Japan One Cent Figures SO CUTE!!

I know that Indiana Jones is the epitome of the adventurous manly man and every little boy wants to be him…
so maybe Cute is a tad bit offensive to the male ego, but these figures are adorable!

They release in late June, but can be pre-ordered via Rinkya Stores.

Order Via
Through Rinkya Stores!

4235 yen each (approximately $42 USD) 6 figures and TWO secret figures!

As usual, we will keep you updated on the blog with all summer blockbuster releases collectibles from Japan!



Gundam Sells For 600K At Christie’s

A Gundam painting by Japanese artist Tenmyouya Hisashi was auctioned at Hong Kong Christie’s for HK$4.8 million (approx. US$600,000)

The artist set Gundam against the gold leaf background to symbolize the samurai origins of Gundam.

The painting is beautiful, but 600K, wow!!

This is not the first time Gundam’s likeness has garnered a ton of money!

Gundam T shirt for 200000 Yen ($1980 USD)
Platinum Gundam for 30 Million Yen ($250,000 USD)
Wooden Gundam 50400 yen ($475 USD)

To pick up your very own Gundam collectibles:
Gundam on YJ


Luxury Launches
Via Kotaku