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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:40 pm Reply with quote
It appears there is quite a market for 'subtle' anime merchandise; items that do not immediately identify their wearers as fans to those who are not familiar with certain motifs.

Such goods offer their owners a degree of modesty, along with the all-important sense of appearing nuanced before their peers. (And we have all yearned for that, I imagine!)
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Thread_Alchemist



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:41 pm Reply with quote
I really wish there was a way to get SuperGroupies stuff outside of Japan. The only places I have been able to find that will ship to the U.S. are the larger second hand shops.

They just have so much awesome looking stuff!
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Blanchimont



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:57 pm Reply with quote
Thread_Alchemist wrote:
I really wish there was a way to get SuperGroupies stuff outside of Japan. The only places I have been able to find that will ship to the U.S. are the larger second hand shops.

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Orders are being taken at Super Groupies; overseas shipping is available. Shipping is expected in early October.

...So why not order from them directly?

Or use a shopping service, like the one available from cdjapan. I just recently used it to get some nice stuff from curtain-damashii.com...
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JacobC
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:05 pm Reply with quote
What the hell, the horse charm's the only one that's missing. Poor Rin. : (

EDIT: I'm an idiot and scrolled past her, never mind.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:19 pm Reply with quote
Very beautiful charms they got on display. Smile They allow one to subtly relive the memories of the show while going out with friends. Anime catgrin
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:14 pm Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
It appears there is quite a market for 'subtle' anime merchandise; items that do not immediately identify their wearers as fans to those who are not familiar with certain motifs.

Such goods offer their owners a degree of modesty, along with the all-important sense of appearing nuanced before their peers. (And we have all yearned for that, I imagine!)

I noticed that too. I'm quite fond of some of the more subtle proclamations of fandom. Too bad many of these items are ridiculously expensive.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:19 am Reply with quote
Compared to what other merchandise from other series and what a Rolex can sell for, this is cheap.
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Agent355



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:21 am Reply with quote
The watch is too expensive for me. For that price, they should offer the charms as a set separately, with a charm bracelet, and with the watch, so you can choose the Fruits Basket Zodiac animal based on your mood.

Will Tokyo Otaku Mode be selling this? I assumed they would based on their logo on top of the article, but the article itself only mentions getting international shipping from Japan.
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Loveless100



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:43 pm Reply with quote
Blanchimont wrote:
Thread_Alchemist wrote:
I really wish there was a way to get SuperGroupies stuff outside of Japan. The only places I have been able to find that will ship to the U.S. are the larger second hand shops.

From the article;
Quote:
Orders are being taken at Super Groupies; overseas shipping is available. Shipping is expected in early October.

...So why not order from them directly?

Or use a shopping service, like the one available from cdjapan. I just recently used it to get some nice stuff from curtain-damashii.com...


Their "overseas shipping" option is tenso so they're using a shopping service. Still good option to promote that. I believe PUNYUS and WEGO are using a shopping service too.
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