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2:00 AM on 09.21.2014

Japanese KFC celebrates Colonel Day with fried chicken prizes

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Upcoming Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji are downright dreamy photo
Upcoming Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji are downright dreamy
by Natalie Kipper

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 Moon Dreamy figure with the titular magical girl resting on crescent moon amidst colorful, translucent stars, is sure to catch the eye of many a fan. Although, I know I wouldn't object to a cute bow tied Luna plush, either. Just saying.

Here's the full rundown of the available lottery prizes:

  • A prize: Sailor Moon Dreamy figure
  • B prize: bath towel
  • C prize: Luna plush
  • D prize: Crystal Star pouch
  • E prize: collection glass
  • F prize: reflection charm
  • G prize: hand towel
  • last ticket prize: transformation brooch pocket watch
  • double chance campaign: Sailor Moon Dreamy figure

Each play attempt costs ¥620. Good luck to all you Moonies out there!

[via Sailor Moon Collectibles]

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11:00 PM on 05.29.2014

FuRyu faces extinction with Transformers 4 movie prize figures

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

6:00 PM on 05.27.2014

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

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

New Ichiban Kuji Monogatari figures are worth trying your luck on photo
New Ichiban Kuji Monogatari figures are worth trying your luck on
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 Series Koyomi no Shifuku no Toki this is one for the fans to get exited about with it's mix of scale and mini figure prizes. 

This series includes a great figure of Shinobu lounging on a couch (with a possible variant), two versions of Hachikuji sitting on a ramp (both art and anime colors), and mini figures of Shinobu, Hachikuji, Hanekawa, Ononoki, and a mystery figure. Both of the scale figures look great and I'm so glad to see Ononoki getting a rarely made figure (her only other official figure is also a Banpresto prize figure). 

The lottery on these will roll out in July for ¥800 a shot. Since there's a pretty good chance you're not from Japan you'll want to be keeping an eye out for these at your favorite store that sells these on proxy. Good luck! 

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Sega's filling UFO catchers with exclusives at WF photo
Sega's filling UFO catchers with exclusives at WF
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 to try their luck at exclusive variants of their Kuroyukihime figure from Accel World and Asuna figure from Sword Art Online

Kuroyukihime will feature a clear coating in the wings and a special base not found on the original figure. Keen eyes have also pointed out that the WF version also includes glitter in the clear plastic. Asuna is described as having a clear coating on her hair and pearlescent coating in other parts, presumably the armor, and a special base. I like the idea of making people work for a chance to get their exclusives, though I have to wonder what kind of line this will create. When there's so much happening at WF do you really want to waste your valuable time this way?

On a side note; Sega is also hosting a live interview with the pair of girls from the current running anime short series and PS Vita game Go! Go! 575 at their booth. They'll also be hosting a live stage event featuring all seven cast members of the Wake Up, Girls! anime movie and TV series. Sega is involved in the production of both series. Considering this is Wonder Festival is it possible Sega could be revealing prize figures for both titles at the event? We'll know in under three weeks!

[via Dengeki Hobby]

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12:00 PM on 09.21.2012

Zombie High plushes may be infecting an arcade near you

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...


10:00 PM on 06.17.2012

One Piece Recommembers plushes spotted on the horizon

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...

Natalie Kipper

1:00 PM on 04.04.2012

Check out Banpresto's new Monster Hunter prizes

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...

Natalie Kipper

3:00 PM on 01.02.2012

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

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...

Natalie Kipper