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Sanji from One Piece: You Need Him in Your Collection

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As you already know, One Piece is one of the most popular manga and anime series worldwide. It has sold millions of copies each year and has even made the New York best seller’s list for books several times in a row. It all started in July of 1997 when creator Eiichiro Oda had the series serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump. He envisioned his manga to end within 5 years. However, as more ideas came into his mind, he just continued writing and drawing the manga we know now today after over 15 years. The anime first aired 2 years after the manga was published in October of 1999. So far the anime has 727 episodes as well as 12 movies with another on the way titled “One Piece Film: Gold” coming out this year in July.

We won’t talk about One Piece today, but about one of the favorite lady’s man and chef Sanji! The Straw Hat crew would probably go hungry without his extraordinary cooking skills! Despite having a fun and electric personality, when it comes down to serious issues he is always beside his crew. In the latest issue of Shueisha’s Shounen Weekly, the truth about Sanji’s real name was revealed in One Piece chapter 812. In honor of this we want to explore with you some of the awesome figures that are a perfect match for all Sanji lovers. Let’s go for it!

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Favorite Figurines: Chopper from One Piece

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Among all my favorite figurines from different anime, Chopper from One Piece is perhaps one of the finest. If you are a fan of One Piece, I am sure that you know well who the Chopper is and how cute and badass he is. Today, we’re going to discover everyone’s favorite reindeer Tony Tony Chopper from a collectible point of view. If you’re looking for Xmas presents for someone who loves this character, make sure to check all the figures on this list!

We start with Figuarts ZERO – Tony Tony Chopper -5th Anniversary Edition-. This figure is from Bandai’s Figuarts Zero line. It came out earlier this year in August. He stands 2.5 inches tall and perfectly resembles Chopper’s cheerful manner. It is the perfect figure to celebrate the 5th anniversary.

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Let’s take a look at the other cool Chopper figurines!

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1954 Sets Only! Steiff x Godzilla 60th Anniversary Stuffed Animal

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High-end teddy bear maker Steiff is going to release limited edition stuffed Godzilla this coming November to commemorate the 60th year anniversary of Godzilla. The quantity is limited to 1954 pieces, which is the same number as the year the original Godzilla movie hit theaters.

Steiff Godzilla

This Godzilla is all hand-made as all Steiff stuffed animals are, and sold exclusively in Japan. You can pre-order this very special Godzilla through Rinkya Direct now. Remember, quantity is very limited!

Steiff Godzilla

Steiff Godzilla

Steiff Godzilla

Rinkya Price: $587.72 (excluding international shipping)
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Want more? Browse all Godzilla-related items via Rinkya Auction!

Auction Wednesday: Laputa Castle in the Sky Voice-Activated Pendant

Have you ever wished you were in Ghibli universe? Well, this Voice-Activated Sheeta’s Pendant will surely make you feel like you are in Laputa: Castle in the Sky! Just say the magical world “Barusu!” and it will illuminate mystic blue glow.

Laputa Castle in the Sky Voice Activated Pendant

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This item has just opened up for pre-order this month at Donguri Kyouwakoku, but it was so popular that all the stock has already been sold out. What a shame!

Don’t be worried. You can still get one by waiting till the second batch arrives (which it will, but the date is unknown), or, by finding it on Yahoo Japan Auction via Rinkya. On Rinkya, there are already a couple of listings from people who made pre-order. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in amazing world of Castle in the Sky!

Castle in the Sky Voice-Activated Pendant

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Featured Seller: Several SUPER RARE Vintage Toys! Chogokin, Jumbo Machinder, Bull Mark

This seems to be a lucky week for vintage toy collectors!
On YJ Auction right now, seller besdirect is listing several highly sought-after, extremely rare toys for bid. Chogokin, Jumbo Machinder, Bull Mark, and more! Listings are ending soon (1-4 days), so make sure to set your timer, and don’t miss it!

1) Chogokin Grendizer MIB

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ENDING IN ONE DAY!!

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2) Henshin Cyborg Ultraman Set MIB

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ENDING IN ONE DAY!! Buyout option available.

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3) Former BANDAI Kamen Rider

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ENDING IN ONE DAY!!

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4) Popy Jumbo Machinder Voltes V MIB

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ENDING IN 3 DAYS!!

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5) Former BANDAI Mazinger Z

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6) Bull Mark Ultra Seven (Loose)

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ENDING IN 3 DAYS!! Buyout option available.

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7) Godaikin Popy Deluxe Chogokin Daltanias

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ENDING IN 3 DAYS!!

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8) Nakajima Toys Tiger Mask MIB

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ENDING IN 4 DAYS!!

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9) Bull Mark Battery Operated Earthtron

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Good luck bidding everyone!

Auction Wednesday: SUPER RARE Jumbo Machinder Grendizer Spazer (Lottery Prize)

It’s middle of the week, and it’s time to see what we got for this week’s featured item!
Behold Jumbo Machinder fans. This week on Yahoo Japan Auction, we have an extremely rare piece… Popy Jumbo Machinder Grendizer Spazer!

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Some of you may already know that this item was not sold as a retail product, but a prize only given out to a few, selected lottery winners. This seller even has an original box that clearly shows it was a prize.

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The lottery campaign was running when Grendizer’s Jumbo Machinder was being sold.
Therefore, it was designed to go with Grendizer. If you already have Grendizer, you can dock it with the Spazer, as shown in the following picture.
(*Photo below is borrowed from an external source as a reference: Toyboy DX. This is not the actual auction item.)

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Supposedly if you are a small kid, you can sit on the Spazer and ride it, but if you want it as a collectible, maybe it’s not a good idea (especially since the current bid is already 2,200,000 yen).
If you are interested in acquiring this special Jumbo Machinder, you can place a bid via Rinkya Auction!

This auction will end on July 13th, 2014 at 11:57 in PDT.
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Want more? Find more Grendizer items on YJ Auction via Rinkya.

Auction Wednesday: NITTO Vintage Wind-Up Gamera Toy 1966

It’s Auction Wednesday! Did you find anything cool on YJ Auction this week?
Rinkya is here to help you find items of your interest.

This week we found this awesome vintage Gamera toy!

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It’s a wind-up Gamera toy made by NITTO (which no longer exists) in 1966.
This is the first edition of this toy.

As you can see from the photos, this item is still in the original plastic bag and has never been used.

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There are some tear and wears on the instruction manual and the outer box, but the toy itself is in wonderful condition. The seller has good rating and history as well.

This auction ends on June 29th, 2014 at 23:56 in PDT.
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Want more? Browse all auction listings on Gamera on Yahoo Japan Auction via Rinkya!

Enjoy World Cup with Pokemon! Pikachu JFA Ambassador Merchandises

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Pikachu has been selected as one of the official ambassadors of Japan Football Association in World Cup 2014. Even though Japan has lost in its first game, Pikachu and his friends will continue to support best of Japan team. He’s even collaborated with Adidas and Takara Tomy to release a series of soccer related merchandises!

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