News Production IG Online Store
posted on 2000-11-26 03:21 EST
Are you desperately searching for a garage kit of "Dai-Guard" from Production I.G's "Terrestrial Defense Corp. Dai-Guard" TV series which first aired on TV Tokyo last fall? Well, if you have 22 000 Yen (US$200) and live in Japan you can order it straight from IG's new online store.
You're out of luck however if you don't live in Japan, but there is still a variety of other items that you can order from Production I.G that they will ship internationally. The store, which can be viewed in English here, currently lists several other items of merchandise such as a Production I.G 2001 Calendar and a video about the making of the Ghost in the Shell game.
When asked about future plans for new merchandise Maki Terashima of Production I.G responded that they do not plan to sell movies on the site, "We will probably be only selling the items that can't be purchased at the regular anime shops." Animation cels from Nadesico are soon to be added to the store, other items might include "rare posters, storyboards, scripts, rough sketches, [items] that are hard to get in the market."
Currently the Garage Kit is only available to customers in Japan, however IG is looking into shipping it internationally. The addition of more garage kits in the future depends on the popularity of the one currently available.