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Japanese KFC celebrates Colonel Day with fried chicken prizes

Sep 21
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Japanese fast food is better than ours. I don't know if that's true of the food (some sure think so), but it's definitely better when it comes to unique and unusual promotions. This seems to be especially true for franchises ...
Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji photo
Do you feel lucky?
Japan-based Sailor Moon fans are in for a treat come November when the sailor-suited soldier of justice will be getting her own Ichiban Kuji series. And, oh my stars, those prizes sure are pretty. The "A prize," the Sailor Mo...

FuRyu Transformers photo
FuRyu Transformers

FuRyu faces extinction with Transformers 4 movie prize figures

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee planned for the latest movie
May 29
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Looks like Transformers 4: Age of Extinction will be getting some prize figures in Japanese arcades soon. Dengeki Hobby posted a pair of photos on Twitter showing off FuRyu's take on TF4 characters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee...
FuRyu Eren Yeager photo
FuRyu Eren Yeager

FuRyu's Eren Yeager is looking impressive for a prize figure

He'll be attacking Japanese arcades by the end of the week
May 27
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I'm pretty late at this, but I'm finally watching Attack on Titan now that the English dub is airing on Toonami. I'm really enjoying it, though it hasn't exactly been what I was expecting. Somehow I thought it would be a lot ...

Bakemonogatari photo
Though, outside of Japan trying your luck means tracking them down
Just in time for the next chapter of Monogatari Series Second Season, Hanamonogatari, launching May 31 comes a new set of Ichiban Kuji figures from Banpresto. Given the extra long title of Ichiban Kuji Premium Monogatari...

WF UFO catchers photo
UFO catchers at Wonder Festival to be filled with Kuroyukihime and Asuna prize figures
As if it wasn't already hard to find some prize figure, Sega is bringing UFO catchers to Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] putting a pair of limited exclusives inside. Attendees to the event hitting in February will be able ...


Zombie High plushes may be infecting an arcade near you

Tales from the Crane... grab machine
Sep 21
// Scarecroodle
Western arcade prizes are a generally overlooked category on this side despite a wealth of cool items. The most recent of which, and just in time for Halloween, is Sugar Loaf's (aka National Entertainment Network?) Zombie Hig...

One Piece Recommembers plushes spotted on the horizon

Jun 17
// Natalie Kipper
Collectors of One Piece's prize series, One Piece Recommembers, will be very happy to hear that Big in Japan's online shop has three of the prized plushes for purchase (two are on pre-order and one is shipping now). The first...

Check out Banpresto's new Monster Hunter prizes

Apr 04
// Natalie Kipper
Are you ready to hunt some monster prizes? Banpresto is hoping you are. This month, they released two new sets of prizes, one of character figures and another of plush coin purses, from Capcom's hit series, Monster Hunter.&nb...

FuRyu's new Chi's New Address prize plushes are flappable

Jan 02
// Natalie Kipper
FuRyu recently released their prizes for the month of December 2011 and among them were these adorable plushes of Chi from Chi's New Address. This plush series is called "PataPata Sukinano Nuigurumi" or "the thing I...

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