Life-Size [email protected] Standees Now Available for 38 Characters
posted on by Eric Stimson
To commemorate The [email protected] [email protected] of Idol World!! 2015, a 10th-anniversary concert featuring idols from the original game, Cinderella Girls, and Million Live, Bandai Namco is selling life-size character standees from all three games — a total of 38 girls in all. Each is signed by the character and printed using hybrid UV ink, which is three times more sun-resistant than standard ink. Haruka Amami is 177.6 centimeters tall (or about 5'10''); other characters slightly vary.
Bandai Namco is also selling this commemorative autographed panel featuring Uzuki, Haruka and Mirai. It is drawn by Atsushi Nishigori, director of THE [email protected] anime and measures 61.4 x 48 centimeters (or 24 x 19'').
Orders will be taken from July 22 to August 20, with delivery expected in October for the standees and November for the panel. Standees cost 20,000 yen ($161) apiece, while the panel costs 25,000 yen ($202).
An earlier sale for character standees promoting THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e! was a great success; some fans bought all 13 and staged photo shoots. Time will tell if any fan is willing to recreate the entire 10th-anniversary concert with standees.