Konoe won’t be lonely no more :D
I knew that Gift was making Rai plushie strap after Konoe a few months ago. News was finally out in June that he’ll be sold at アニメイト池袋本店×Ｇｉｆｔショップ Animate Japan (Ikebukuro store) in a special collaboration with the plushie and goods maker Gift. The question is… will he be available for general sale? *o*
Event: Animate x Gift Collaboration Shop アニメイト池袋本店×Giftコラボショップ
Date: 01 August 2012 – 02 September 2012
Official site: http://www.gift-gift.jp/event/animate_collaborate3.html
Rai December 2012 restock Gift Shop order link: http://giftshop.jz.shopserve.jp/SHOP/n204_2.html
Pics and info taken from this site: http://blog.livedoor.jp/geek/archives/51344946.html Thanks planck-chan for the link!
According to the post, the collaboration simply means that Animate Japan’s Ikebukuro store will sell these Gift goods. Since they are still in the planning stages, more detailed information will be available at a later date.
Some of the goods that will be sold are listed below:
1) Title: Rai Plushie Strap from Lamento “ライ”のぬいぐるみストラップ
2) Title: Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% Plushie Strap Ittoki Otoya (left) Ichinose Tokiya (right)
These two characters will be on sale first. The rest of the boys are planned to be released within this year and they’ll also be sold at Animate Japan Ikebukuro store.
3) Title: Capsule machines (gachapon) goods for Utapri is also planned. プセル商品を販売予定です。
Besides these, gachapon goods for Lucky Dog 1 ラッキードッグ１, DRAMAtical Murder and Hakuouki 薄桜鬼 will be planned for the rest of the year too.
4) Title: Otome game AMNESIA Goods
Various goods based on newly illustrated artwork of Amnesia are planned.
5) Title: Ranu-tan (Lucky Dog 1) multi-pouch ラーヌのマルチポーチ
The pouch will be on sale and we can also expect to see other Lucky Dog 1 goods in the future.
6) Title: DRAMAtical Murder goods
A sneak peek into upcoming DRAMAtical Murder goods based on these designs.
7) Animate Japan Ikebukuro Exclusive Goods. Summer version glasses.
There are five designs to collect.
Apart from the exclusive glasses and capsule machines where you have to be physically there to play with, I think other goods should be available on Gift’s online shop after their release dates are announced *keeping fingers crossed*. But I expect them to be snapped up real quick like the rest of the goods. I’ll update again when dates are announced.
I’m definitely going for Rai. The rest of the goods would be nice to haves :)
To answer Sug’s concern, this is a quick update based on Gift staff tweet: https://twitter.com/Giftkanegon/status/216480274727452672
アニメイト池袋本店様とのコラボショップでの販売グッズは後日通販を予定しております。Animate Ikebukuro’s collaboration goods will be available for mail order later on.
ただ、ショップ限定グッズ等一部商品に関しては通販の予定がございません。ご了承くださいませ。However, selected goods such as the exclusive items will not.