Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12.29.15 - Garurumon GEM update #4 - Preorder at Toku Taku!

Hey guys!

Toku Taku toys has the Garurumon GEM up for preorder! You can do a split payment (half+ shipping now) or pay in full!

Figuya and DenDen still don't have him listed, but they will in the future if you miss out at this site. As of writing, TT still has him in stock.

Monday, December 28, 2015

12.28.15 - Garurumon GEM update #3

Just a quick update on the Garurumon GEM.

DenDen Hobby will get him soon.

Figuya is in negotiations.

And Crunchyroll hopes to get him, but is having difficulty.

Will post when more places are up.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Garurumon GEM update #2

We got a small update from webshop Figuya:
Looks like they will get the preorder up in a few days, with some luck. A little less Engrishy translation:
"*NEW* Yamato and Garurumon are Premium Bandai/Megatrea shop exclusives. We hope we are able to offer this beautiful set within the next few days! Currently, the negotiations are ongoing."
Check updated status on all the preorders here. Thanks to Elise for the information!

12.26.15 - New trivia, major site update, Garurumon GEM preorder update #1

Previously discussed BEAMS mook had some interesting info about Yamato I added to the trivia section:
Yamato carries: his band's sheet music, a military pattern CD Walkman (!), earphones (looks like the Apple ones) and two types of Mintia mints (popular brand here): Dry Hard and Cold Smash. (Special thanks to Squit on FF.net for the translated info. Go read Paradigm Shift, it's really good!) 

I have also made numerous updates to the collection pages. I've gotten alot of Tri/Anniversary merch!

Also, not many places to preorder the Garurumon GEM yet; all US sites have sold out so far. However, there is still a slew of sites that should get him, including Figuya that said "they hope to get him soon". Premium Bandai is accepting orders until March, if you're desperate.

Check this post for updates as we get them~

Friday, December 25, 2015

12.25.15 - Merry Xmas, heres some preorder links!

The D-3s and the Garurumon GEM went up for preorder today.

The D-3s are limited to 3000 each but several sites have had them up for order. We finally have pictures of the art cards included with the first press run:

Next up is a list of sites you can preorder the Garurumon GEM. I will update as sites have the item up for order. Keep in mind his retail price is 11232 Yen (roughly $93 USD), so try not to overpay for him if you can (although, if it comes down to it, I wouldn't mind!)

Premium Bandai (need a deputy service, full payment required - $93 USD + any deputy fees)
Bandai Online (full payment required, free registered SAL shipping)
Big in Japan (sold out, full payment required) *Note: This sold out in 5-10 minutes!
Nippon Yasan (sold out, deposit or pay in full)
MyKombini (sold out on 12/26, 50% deposit required)
Figuya (they say it will be up soon, payment due on shipment + reservations are able to be cancelled; also they do not guarantee stock of an item) *They should have the preorder up in a few days!
Toku Taku Toys (availible now, half+shipping or pay in full)
DenDen Hobby (TBA, 20% deposit or pay in full, free shipping) 
Crunchyroll (TBA, full payment required)
Anime Island (TBA, 20% deposit or pay in full)

Looking into the following shops as we speak. Will get back to you all asap!

Please keep in mind TBA means I'm expecting these shops to get them (because they've had the angels or Wizarmon):

BigBadToyStore (TBA, payment due on shipment)

AnimeBLVD (TBA, pay in full, free shipping with $50 over)
KirinHobby (TBA, pay in full* or payment due on shipment)
AniMarket (TBA, deposit required)
MHToyShop (TBA, pay in full now or payment due on shipment)
Kolektakon (TBA, pay in deposit, slowly pay off as you go)
Image Anime (TBA, pay in full)

*KirinHobby will let you pay later, but if you pay in full you get priority, which means if they have 100 of an item, you get first dibs, despite when you ordered. I don't recommend ordering here as it seems risky that you won't get one.

Finally, we have an updated picture of the Yamato figurearts zero from JumpFesta:

Thursday, December 24, 2015

12.24.15 - Garurumon GEM preorder and info, other GEM reprints!

Okay guys! PB has put up the Garurumon GEM. Before you guys go nuts trying to preorder, keep in mind that sites like RightStuf, DenDenHobby, and Crunchyroll have been getting these figures! Just be patient~ With that said... they are also reprinting Mimi/Koushiro, Joe/Sora, and Ken GEM figures, for those that missed out. I hope this eventually leads to a reprint of the angels, too!

Mostly, I wanted to share the news that Yamato is detatchable from Garurumon. I thought this was a nice touch. Here's some other photos from PB's site:

12.24.15 - Garurumon GEM preorder ; Cafe exclusives not so exclusive?

First off, a quick reminder that the Garurumon/Yamato GEM figure goes up for preorder within the next 24 hours! It still looks to be a PB exclusive, but I would hold out for Crunchyroll and DenDenHobby if you can. They will save you a bundle in deputy fees.

Now, something I found much to my irritation. The previously cafe-exclusive signboard keychains are now availible on AmiAmi, for almost $25-$30 each... hurts when you paid $50 a box a few months ago. Makes alot of us wonder what really is exclusive and what isn't anymore.

Volume 1 Set with Yamato/Gabumon
Volume 2 Set

On the bright side, though, I managed to snag the color theatre signboard recently for a decent price ($15) on Y!JP. Most of the boards are going for around 1600-2500 yen. Not bad considering the current exchange rate.

Merry Xmas / Happy Holidays everyone :)

Friday, December 18, 2015

12.18.125 - Jump Festa - Hosoya's name in Digimoji; Garurumon GEM color prototype

Just a small thing from Jump Festa. Taichi's voice actor, Hanae Natsuki, writes fellow actor for Yamato, Yoshimasa Hosoya's name in Digimoji (the Digimon alphabet).

The associated Tweet translates (poorly) to:
Jump Festa information !
Pair it early ? ! It is the Taichi role - Hanae -san and Agumon role Sakamoto 's New Year's writing let me decorated by Toei Animation booth .
Hanae 's challenge Digimon character ! The real thing by all means at the venue ★ 

Also revealed at Jump Festa is the color prototype of the Yamato/Garurumon GEM figure. The retail is 9800 yen, roughly $85-88 USD? Preorders begin on Christmas and the figure releases in July 2016.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

12.17.15 - New Movic items (can badges), VirusGabumon DataColle, Otomedia special interview #2,, and update on Garurumon GEM

Lots of news. First up, Animate's online shop updated with a few items:
Can Badge - Retails for around 300 yen each (aka 2400 yen a set). As with most Animate items, these are only sold on Animate's site and only in a set. I would advise finding the one you want on Yahoo Japan! Auctions.

This Twitter scan (source) shows a DataColle collection of Virus Type Rookies, aka BlackGabumon. I won't be buying this set, but I wouldn't mind tracking down BlackGabumon later. There's also a small add for the Yamato/Garurumon GEM. Speaking of...

According to MegaHouse's Twitter, "[Digimon] 12/19, 20, held at the "jump Festa 2016," G. E.m. "garurumon & Ishida Yamato" painted prototype first exhibited decision! Digimon are other exhibition more... (Secretly come to the megahouse booth MB ♪ ‪#‎digimon‬ ‪#‎デジモン"
Basically, at Jump Festa 2016, we'll see the color prototype of Garurumon's GEM figure, as well as some other new items.

Lastly, this is a bit of old news, but work/sleep has kept me from updating. Otomedia did another special with the characters. Here are the bits relating to Yamato.

"This Year Is Special! We’ve Delivered Q&A Vol. 2!

How Grown-Up Taichi And His Friends Will Spend Christmas 

Yamato Ishida: Maybe as an annual custom!? Yamato will hold a Christmas concert and sing a new song with his new band. He might also prepare to perform some sweet Christmas songs for his fans. Uniting with them, he will have an exciting gig.

Sora Takenouchi: Sora will go to Yamato’s concert with Jun Motomiya. She still can’t get into Jun’s aggressive moshing. However, she might get carried away by Yamato’s voice and watch over him fondly.

Takeru Takaishi: Takeru might assist Yamato with his concert. To create a good mood he will invite lots of girls from his school and have fun. If he writes a blog about the concert later, he’ll probably take it upon himself to document everything.

There was also some mention regarding the Yamato/Takeru scene in Tri, somewhere, but I can't remember where I found it. It was basically just reminding everyone of the importance of their conversation (that they have grown closer) and of fanservice. I'll update if I find it!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

12.12.15 - Updated search terms, new exclusive tote bag/cloth

 I added "デジモンアドベンチャー  メモリアル" to the search terms list on the How to Shop Guide. This means "Digimon Adventure Memorial" and can be used to find Memorial Goods like the swing keychains and the digivice/crest gashapon that are popping up. I paid about 1600 yen for my set of 2, so expect to pay around that amount for a couple of pieces. These have also been appearing on Ebay for a little more (but really, it equals out if you don't already have a deputy with items set aside).

Good luck searching!

Also, someone found this on twitter. It's by Movic. Looks like double sided tote bags, but it also mentions micro fiber cloths. Only news we have is that they will be limited to "certain comic events or events". Looks like these will be a major pain to track down, which is a shame because the new tri art is beautiful.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

12.11.15 - Tri. Bromide Lottery Card

While scouring Yahoo Japan Auctions, I found out that there is a set of Tri. related bromide cards. Unfortunately the only card with Yamato also features Sora, but bromide cards are usually nice, oversized cards. It appears these could only be obtained via lottery prize through the Marui Annex (?). I'm not familiar enough with everything to explain what that means, but I assume that it's one of the theatres showing Tri / Tri cafes. It looks like if you purchased 3000 (points? yen?) worth of some kinda card at the shop, you were entered to win them.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

(12.10 - Update!) 12.9.15 - HobbyStock posts phone accessories

Hobbystock has posted a few new items. An iphone6 case (3105 Yen) and some headphones (1583 Yen). I've been in dire need of some new headphones and I like these retractable ones. They have S and M sized earbuds. I may order two, just because~ I can't say much regarding the iphone case (I'm an Android user) but it looks clunky but cute.

FYI, looks like there will possibly be 2 waves of orders on HS as two entries of the same item were listed. :3

As always, HS stuff tends to appear on AmiAmi within a few days. I'll post when they're up~

Edit: They are up for preorder (released in March) on AmiAmi as of 12.10!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Guide to exclusive merch!?

I've made a page attempting to catalogue the exclusive merchandise as of late (for Tri. theatre screenings and the Animate Cafe). Please comment if you find anything inaccurate/missing.

Go check it out here.

12.2.15 - New gashapons appear, new cafe bookmark

News has been slow. Most of my efforts have been in tracking down the cafe merchandise and the theatre stuff, but it's very tough! I found out that most cafes already sold out of merchandise. Not only that, but you have to win a small lottery (raffle) to get inside in the first place and hope the merchandise is availible. Very tough. Out of five or so items, I've only secured one two on Y!JP right now. I've lost over four auctions in the past week... sigh. FYI, this is the release week for the Yamato/Gabumon signboard and it's been running around 2000 Yen ($17 USD). They'll be more scarce after this, so I would get one if you want it!

Admist that, I even found (IIRC) new merchandise, a bookmark:

On the bright side, these gashapons appeared on Twitter. They are 300 yen each and random in Japanese gashapon machines. These may come up for preorder on various websites in sets, though! So keep an eye out. (Also wanted to note that the tags include Ken's Crest of Kindness and either the Crest of Destiny/Miracles.. really interesting!)