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Mobile Suit Gundam Blu-ray Memorial Box Released!

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The original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series is now available in Blu-ray format!
Mobile Suit Gundam Blu-ray Memorial Box was released this week. It includes fully remastered complete episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam, plus 10 great bonuses for first edition only. Here’s what’s in the set:

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1) Scenario Plot of Episode 1 “Gundam Rising (Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu)”
2) Storyboards of Episode 1 (plus the intro animation, ending animation, and 15-seconds ad spot animation)
3) The original script of Episode 1
4) A prototype proposal for “Space Fighter Team Gun Boy” (this is an early version of what later became Gundam)
5) A prototype proposal for “Mobile Steel Man Gunboi”
6) Merchandise Proposal
7) Cassette Cover Art Cards
8) 124-pg of MEMORIAL ALBUM of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 1979-1980
9) HISTORICAL MAETRIALS OF MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM
10) Special Disc Sleeve

Also, check out these beautiful box covers designed by Toshihiro Kawamoto and Iwao Teraoka. Inner jackets are illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer, and Kunio Okawara, the mechanic designer of the original Gundam.

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You can order Mobile Suit Gundam Blu-ray Memorial Box through Rinkya Store for $335.00 (with all Rinkya fees before international shipping)! 

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Want more Gundam collectibles?
Browse all listings of Gundam on YJ Auction via Rinkya!

Evangelion Exhibition in Ginza Sells Limited Edition Prints and New Official Merchandise

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Evangelion Art Exhibition is being held at Matsuya in Ginza, Tokyo since August 7th, 2013. Three hundred gengas and one thousand layouts, sketches, settei, douga are being displayed along with life-size Evangelion character figures.

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Cool gengas, huh?

One of the souvenirs sold at the exhibition is a set of art prints featuring the new character art drawn for the event, Asuka, Kaworu, Shinji, Rei, and Mari. This set or prints are so popular they sold out within 2 hours from the grand opening.

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Using the above artwork, each print will be delivered in a frame, as shown below.

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The prints are made to order, so they will be shipped in September once ordered (in which order slots are already full). Not many of them can be found on Yahoo Japan Auction even, so get them while listings last!

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Some other cool merchandises from the event include: Evangelion Exhibition exclusive figures, mugs, rubber coasters, and more!

Evangelion Exhibition Exclusive Rei Ayanami Figure

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Evangelion Rubber Coasters

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Evangelion Mugs

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There are more souvenirs and merchandises from the show, check all listings on Evangelion Exhibition at Yahoo Japan Auction via Rinkya!

Bento Friday: Doraemon in His Original Yellow Color and Cat Ears

Happy Bento Friday! Today’s bento features one of my favorite shows from childhood: Doraemon.
And it is not in the normal blue color we commonly see, it’s yellow Doraemon with cat ears!

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Bento source: hirunori

How handsome! I love yellow Doraemon!
Did you know that Doraemon’s original color was yellow? The official story tells that Doraemon used to be yellow, as all of the other mass-produced cat robots of his model were. After his ears were bitten off by rats, he was so depressed that his cat ears and his golden plating fell off.  (There has been a few retcons in the past, a feature film 2112 Birth of Doraemon (1995) shows him drinking “sadness potion” after robot rats bit of his ears, which turned him blue).

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Which Doraemon do you prefer?

I selected a couple of other yellow Doraemon bentos for today.
Here is an adorable, looong yellow Doraemon omurice.

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Bento source: yukaxxx

Doraemon blows a kiss 😳

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Bento source: kyonchimama

 

 

All of them are adorable! Yellow Doraemon rocks!

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Enjoy your weekend!

Browse for auction listings of Doraemon on Yahoo Japan Auction via Rinkya.

My recommendation: Tamashii Nation Doraemon 2112 ver.
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Launch jets, missiles, and Great Mazinger! 70’s Vintage Popy Science Fortress Base Has Lots of Gimmicks to Entertain You!

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Great item for Great Mazinger and Popy toy collectors!
There has been many toys featuring Great Mazinger’s Science Fortress in the past, but this set currently listed on Yahoo Japan Auction is one of the most highly acclaimed ones among them.

Vintage Great Mazinger Science Fortress Base from Popy Popinica 1970’s

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The set has many cool gimmicks and accessories. It includes two Brain Condor jets. You can dock Brain Condors inside the island and launch them as you wish. Missiles fire from the base’s front, and you can even launch a little Great Mazinger on the side.

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The set includes:

  • Fortress Base
  • A bridge
  • An Island
  • A Great Mazinger
  • 2 Venus A
  • 4 Brain Condors
  • 4 Missiles

It’s listed from a seller with good reputation, and comes with an original box. Only 3 days left, so make sure to watch it!

Bid on 70’s Popy Popinica Great Mazinger Science Fortress Base via Rinkya
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 Browse for more Great Mazinger items on YJ Auction via Rinkya!

Watch this Nissin Cup Noodle Transformer Robot Dance and Sing!

Happy 4th ofJuly! Is everyone having a great time today? For people who celebrate United States’s Independence Day, this is the day you’d want to feel happy and cheery. Catch up on shopping at Rinkya if you haven’t done so recently! Or maybe read some of Rinkya’s Buzzfeed posts for fun read.

Today I’m going to show you fun video clips of NISSIN Cup Noodle Robot Timer!

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Here’s our buddy, NISSIN 40th Anniversary Cup Noodle Robot Timer.
It’s basically a ramen noodle transformer that’ll make your 3-minutes wait for ramen more enjoyable.
Watch the following video to see its dance and talk! It transforms, dances, gives you a fortune of the day, tells you about ramen trivia and ramen idioms.

Indeed, it works very hard to keep us entertained for 3 minutes!
For people who can’t view the video, here’s the transformation’s before and after.

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So adorable, isn’t it?
NISSIN celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011, and this was one of the prizes for their lottery campaign. Only 10,000 lucky winners were able to adopt the robots!
Bid on NISSIN Cup Noodle Robot Timer 40th Anniversary Edition!
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But wait, there’s more! In the following year, 2012, NISSIN did another birthday campaign.
This time, they had Cup Noodle Robot Timer Trio: Soy Flavor, Curry Flavor, and Seafood Flavor.
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Each of the three flavors has different characteristics. The Soy Flavor Cup Noodle Robot Timer has an ability to play rock-paper-scissors with you. The Curry Flavor Cup Noodle Robot Timer is a hard-boiled guy (see the mustache?) with bold and fun personality. The Seafood Flavor Cup Noodle Robot Timer is a pretty lady with gentle personality.
Watch all three of them perform a dance and talk at the same time!

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If I have all three of them, I’ll just play with them one by one, and my noodle will probably be very soggy afterward… 😛
Browse on Yahoo Japan Auction for all listings of NISSIN Cup Noodle Robot Timer Trio: Regular, Curry, and Seafood! Find the one you like and bid on it!
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*Each listing usually only sells one of the three robots, not all three in a set, so be aware of that!

Enjoy your holiday, have fun, and be safe!

Sushi-cooking made easy! SUZUMO Automatic Sushi Making Robot

No more mess in kitchen when trying to roll sushi!
SUZUMO SSG-GTA Automatic Sushi Making Robot does the job for you: it shapes rice in a perfect nigiri sushi style automatically.

You’ve probably seen sushi making machines in restaurants before, but this one is aesthetically beautiful too. It looks like a wooden tub where Japanese people traditionally keep rice in.

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It can roll 1200 nigiri sushi per hour! Holds a little less than 1 gallon of rice (About 2 sho, which is a traditional Japanese measurement unit)

PRE-OWNED, cleaned and functional. Perfect for industrial use or for home (if you really like sushi)!

Bid on SUZUMO STG-GTA automatic sushi making robot from Yahoo Japan Auction!

80’s independent short film Creamy Mami + L-Gaim crossover ‘Pony Metal U-Gaim’ and its related items

Today I’m going to feature a sort of odd item, Pony Metal U-Gaim.
Pony Metal U-Gaim is an independent short film made in 1988, which was a parody of mahou shoujo anime Creamy Mami and robot anime Heavey Metal L-Gaim crossover. If you get to know even a little bit about Japanese anime, you realize people love to combine robots and cute girls in a single universe. That’s what exactly people thought in the time of Creamy Mami and L-Gaim too!

Directed and created by a group of young and talented animators of the time (big names in present day), this short film ended up to be an extremely high-quality piece.

It is quite amazing, as if everything great about late 80’s anime is represented in it.
Artists involved in the project include Kazuaki Mouri (known for genga Ideon, Samurai Trooper, Pastel Yuumi), Yamashita Ikuto (mecha design Evangelion), Hiroyuki Okiura (genga  SPT Layzner, AKIRA, director Jin-Roh), and various other artists from animation studio Anime R.

It is unfortunate that U-Gaim didn’t get made into an actual TV show or an OVA due to copyrights conflicts, but some merchandise and doujinshi came out of this short film.

Pony Metal U-Gaim 1/6-scale Garage Kit
Comes with a pair of decals for eye parts.
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*Actual kit is unpainted. Images on the box is an example of a painted/finished kit Bid on U-Gaim cast kit via YJ auction now.

 

U-Gaim book of storyboards, character design model sheets, and drafts
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Bid on U-Gaim book of storyboards, model sheets, and drafts on YJ auction.

 

U-GAIM Items Combo: Doujinshi, books of storyboards, designs, genga, etc. mug, and a 1/6-scale cast kit.

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Bid on U-Gaim goods combo on YJ auction!

If you like Creamy Mami and L-Gaim, this would be a perfect crossover. Let’s hope some day it will make a comeback!

It’s Mickey Mouse Transformer! Chogokin King Robot Mecha Mickey and his Friends

Tmashii Nations, Bandai’s collectible toy brand, presents an innovative and unique robot in collaboration with Disney’s most celebrated character: Mickey Mouse.

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Chogokin Chogattai King Robot Mickey & Friends are 7 individual character figures that can be transformed and combined to form a one giant robot. The team members are: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, and Steamboat Willie.

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When you look close, you can see intricate details they put in making them.
For example, inside mecha Mickey’s eyes you can actually see a small Mickey Mouse piloting the robot… sweet!

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They even made a really cool promotional video to go with it. It’s worth watching just for the transformation sequence.

 

Chogokin King Robot Mickey & Friends will start selling tomorrow (March 30th), but you can start pre-ordering from our Rinkya Store now!

Search for all chogokin items on Yahoo Japan auction, including old pre-Bandai lineup and current models.