More sleeping aids for the fans in Feb 2015.
Title: Free! Specially illustrated Sleep with me pillow case Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, Hazuki Nagisa, Ryuuzaki Rei
Free! 描き下ろし添い寝枕カバー 七瀬遙, 橘真琴, 松岡凛, 葉月渚, 竜ヶ崎怜
Price: 600 Yen (w/o tax) each
Date available: February 2015
Manufacturer: Taito (タイトー)
Size: approximately 63 cm long
Probably old news to those of you who are already aware of all the other gazillion FREE! and Eternal Summer merchandise of the boys out there. I just found out that these are up for preorder. The illustrations may not be completely new but the boys look rather cute :D I like their expressions and the “arm pillow” udemakura poses look quite natural.
They are prize items by Taito but some Japanese-only online stores are taking preorders for them. However, most probably you’ll need a proxy or forwarder to get it for you.
I’ve previously ordered from e-alamode. They may not be the cheapest but they’re legit. http://www.e-alamode.com/shopdetail/000000033811/
Samples of the goods during a Prize Fair in September 2014. Looks good from the photo. Pic taken from here http://hobby.dengeki.com/news/32735/
Various uses for other goods of the same illustrations. They would have looked great as Kotobukiya’s L-shaped cushions or full-sized dakimakura :-\
Title: Tachibana Makoto Free! 添い寝枕カバー 橘真琴
Title: Matsuoka Rin Free! 添い寝枕カバー 松岡凛
Price: 4,000 Yen each
There was a 2013 release of Makoto and Rin’s pillow cases and they were double-sided. Out-of-print already though.
If you want to get them, Yahoo Japan Auctions is probably the place to look.