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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:30 am Reply with quote
And the Japanese population declined 9%......
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citizenplain



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:32 am Reply with quote
/facepalm

Why on earth....?!

These are probably like 300,000 yen, or something absurd.
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The King of Harts



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:38 am Reply with quote
Article wrote:
"because what men really want is not to hug, but to be hugged back."

You'll need a different attachment to achieve what men actually want.

citizenplain wrote:
These are probably like 300,000 yen, or something absurd.

Please. Most body pillows are somewhere between 10000 and 14000 yen. These will probably go for about 20000, but einhorn probably knows more about this than me. Price doesn't matter anyways - they'll sell out no matter what.[/quote]

Turns out they're selling for 10500, so I was way off. I thought they would've really upped the price for the arms.

EDIT: Am I the only one who thinks it looks like she's being crucified?


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kakitamike



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:58 am Reply with quote
The King of Harts wrote:
EDIT: Am I the only one who thinks it looks like she's being crucified?


Yeah, she does kind of look like she's about to get nailed...
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Shenl742



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:14 am Reply with quote
NOT CREEPY AT ALL
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citizenplain



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:24 am Reply with quote
The King of Harts wrote:
Article wrote:
"because what men really want is not to hug, but to be hugged back."

You'll need a different attachment to achieve what men actually want.

citizenplain wrote:
These are probably like 300,000 yen, or something absurd.

Please. Most body pillows are somewhere between 10000 and 14000 yen. These will probably go for about 20000, but einhorn probably knows more about this than me. Price doesn't matter anyways - they'll sell out no matter what.


The bolded sentence speakd to my point. Flexibility of demand is high for otaku products because the target demo will, in this case, pay almost any price. I wasn't looking for an actual price estimate. I apologize for not spelling it out.
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:30 am Reply with quote
citizenplain wrote:
Flexibility of demand is high for otaku products because the target demo will, in this case, pay almost any price.


I believe you mean demand is highly inelastic.

Anyway, the point still stands. Good on Nitroplus for innovating. Laughing
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JaffaOrange



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:45 am Reply with quote
For a moment there I thought that they were selling the arms seperately.

Because the only thing more bizarre than a middle aged man walking home with a human sized pillow with a mascot on it is if he's coming home with a pillow with just the arm.
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pantsmca



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:50 am Reply with quote
Haters gonna hate.
*orders seven*
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FaytLein



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:32 am Reply with quote
Why even bother with the arm parts? Instead, Japan should just go ahead and make sex bots. Its inevitable, and the canny company that gets into the market first might just be able to take control of the market. Throw in some wi fi, audio and visual playback and you have a sure thing on your hands. Or just make persocoms not have off switches in bad places
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:14 am Reply with quote
A hugable pillow with arms now why not go there where you can nail the pillow
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Marcus Carr



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 am Reply with quote
They forgot the hole.
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Macron One



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:00 pm Reply with quote
You know, i used to collect dakimakura covers (which i use as wallscrolls) but even i think that thing looks really creepy!
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reanimator



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:29 pm Reply with quote
Man, it's gotten an inch closer to being inflatable sex doll...
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Sakurazuka_Reika



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:49 pm Reply with quote
kakitamike wrote:
The King of Harts wrote:
EDIT: Am I the only one who thinks it looks like she's being crucified?


Yeah, she does kind of look like she's about to get nailed...


This! made my day Anime hyper
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