Japanese products, especially in entertainment category, are all about limited time offer and tokuten (特典). What is tokuten? Tokuten refers to a special item, material, or privilege that comes packaged with a product when purchased. For example, shokai tokuten (初回特典), a special item that comes with first-print or first edition only, is a common strategy for marketers. Similarly, tenpo tokuten (店舗特典) is a special item/privilege you can get when purchasing from a specific store (tenpo), and yoyaku tokuten (予約特典) is a tokuten given to people who made pre-order in advance.
When DVD/Blu-ray of Madoka Magica -Rebellion- was released, there were dozen different kinds of novelties given out as tenpo tokuten.
A special DVD box case offered as a tokuten at ANIPLEX+
A special crystal paper weight given at Amiami with Madoka Magica -Rebellion- DVD/Blu-ray
You can only get these tokuten items by purchasing DVD or Blu-ray from a specific store, so it becomes very difficult to collect all of them. Many people just collect them using Yahoo Japan Auction, so they don’t have to buy several copies of the same DVDs.
This September, toy company MegaHouse is releasing “Puchi Chara Sailor Moon -Petite School Life-,” a new product from Puchi Chara line featuring Sailor Scouts in their everyday outfits.
There are Regular Edition and Limited Edition versions for this set. Regular Edition will have two variations in characters’ facial expressions. A special Limited Edition version that is sold exclusively on pre-order basis will vary in both facial expressions and posing.
All three of them are available for pre-order through Rinkya Direct, but the limited edition version must be ordered before June 29th, 2014.
Let’s look at the differences between the three versions closely.
I’m not sure why your ball-point pens should smell like beverage, but here they are, Lipton assorted tea-scented pens. These are limited edition items celebrating 10th anniversary of Sarasa Clip, a popular stationary line from Zebra.
1st set: black tea, muscat tea, lemon tea, vanilla tea au lait, and grape tea.
2nd set: milk tea, peach tea, apple tea, orange tea, and caramel tea au lait.
I love Japanese Lipton tea line though. They are so refreshing!
Like Pokemon? We have a rare Pokemon toy for auction today!
Pokemon Rittai Zukan is a series of Pokemon figures sold through gachapon vending machines in Japan since 2003. There was a special campaign in 2004 where you can use tickets that came along with these figures to enter a lottery to win this awesome, giant Wailord toy!
This Wailord is made in 1/40-scale size, measuring 38 x 19 x 16 cm (approximately 15 x 7.5 x 6.3 inch). Since it was a prize for a limited-time campaign, you won’t find them in regular trade. Presence of this adorable figure will brighten up your room for sure!
Gentle River was designed by renowned group of Blyth custom designers Team Sibley. The beautiful custom doll won first place in the first annual Blyth Beauty Contest held in 2007. After being selected as a winner, 3,100 of Gentle River dolls were produced by Takara Tomy.
The auctioned item is in a brand new, unopened condition.
A great opportunity to buy it if you are looking for something special! Bid on CWC limited edition Blyth “Gentle River” now!
Art of War usually makes a small lot of statues for limited period of time. This one is from about five years ago, featuring a scene from Berserk episode 218. Only 300 of them were made at the time, and this is one of them in a completely mint, unused condition, with a serial number metal plate included. The seller is a company called Time Labo specialized in handling used figures and toys, and they decided to have this item auctioned on their YJ shop.
From Art of War official site, we can see what it looks like when the statue is set up.
I love all the amazing statues but that Zodd smartphone stand (last picture)… that is kind of hilarious but cool! Pre-orders are starting already and will stop taking them at the end of this month, hurry if you want them! You can always ask for request order at our Rinkya Stores.