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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:15 am Reply with quote
Well, the key for the mechs in Code Geass were already basically USB drives in form, so it makes sense for them to be producing them.
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:04 am Reply with quote
Yeah, talk about a convenient marketing opportunity for Code Geass. At $83 though, I'll be surprised if they move a serious number of those (then again, considering how much otaku in Japan pay for their DVDs...). Also, I wonder if the "platinum" version is going to be coated in a thin layer of the metal, or if the manufacturers are making some better version of the drive? Either way, talk about marketing gimmicks.

The TTGL drive would've looked better if it were shiny, I think. At least it's cheaper, though.
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Teuvan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:43 am Reply with quote
I really want the Gurren Lagann one. I mean, it would give me an excuse to give load, epic speeches and scream before plugging in my USB drive. And that's awesome.
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kaizen-dono



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:57 am Reply with quote
meh... just buy the revoltech figure if you want to fondle a core drill that bad.
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scortia



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:50 am Reply with quote
Man I want that Geass one. It would allow me to use 'fabulous' hand motions every time I want to connect the drive to my computer.
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mulrich



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:29 am Reply with quote
Gurren Lagann isn't made by Sunrise, though. Gurren Lagann is Gainax's work.
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Kibate



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:12 am Reply with quote
i don't have any merchandise at all at home, never even thinking about buying something anime related

but that code geass usb stick i so do want!
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:31 am Reply with quote
mulrich wrote:
Gurren Lagann isn't made by Sunrise, though. Gurren Lagann is Gainax's work.


Quoting this because I just checked the article again, and Gurren Lagann was still listed as a Sunrise show. Only Gintama was changed (incorrectly, maybe? Gainax was only a second key animator on Gintama, whereas Sunrise was responsible for overall animation production).
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BenBrown



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:41 am Reply with quote
Agreed, as much as it would pain me to buy an 80 dollar USB flash drive, I really really want one. And a Zero helmet.
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Kaioshin_Sama



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:05 pm Reply with quote
scortia wrote:
Man I want that Geass one. It would allow me to use 'fabulous' hand motions every time I want to connect the drive to my computer.


Except Suzaku doesn't do any showy hand motions, he just put the key in the ignition.
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Kyogissun



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:07 pm Reply with quote
Kaioshin_Sama wrote:
scortia wrote:
Man I want that Geass one. It would allow me to use 'fabulous' hand motions every time I want to connect the drive to my computer.


Except Suzaku doesn't do any showy hand motions, he just put the key in the ignition.


Gotta ruin people's fun with facts, huh?

If I had the cash for it and hadn't just purchased an iPod Touch, I'd get one of those. That Lancelot USB drive is just freaking awesome.
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KinFreon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:01 pm Reply with quote
I want one of the Code Geass models. That would be pimp.
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BleuVII



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:29 am Reply with quote
Yeah, that Lancelot key is AWESOME. If Code Geass has nothing else going for it, it's got great art direction! Thankfully, it backs it up with a story that is 1 part ridiculous, 1 part epic, and 3 parts cool. But 8500 Yen (about)? That's a pretty steep price to pay.
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Raoh



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:36 am Reply with quote
I will be getting both the Lancelot and Core Drill USB drives.

Thanks, ANN. More random stuff for my collection, lol. Very Happy
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BuffaloStyle



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:05 pm Reply with quote
Oh, yeah....I need one of those Core Drills...it'll make me quite the hero with the otaku that I kick it with. It would make a pretty good cosplay accessory, too.
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