Watch Cardcaptor Sakura's New Interactive Clow Cards & Sealing Wand in Action
posted on 2016-09-15 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Takara Tomy's interactive Clow Card set are now on sale and the company is streaming preview videos to show collectors how they work.
The set of 52 cards include RFID chips, so they interact with a brand-new Clow Card Book, a Sealing Wand (that lights up), Sealed Key, and even a talking Kero-chan plush. Different cards come with different items. Cards designated with a pink star (see linked image) come with the Sealing Wand, the red star cards come with the book, and the yellow star items come with Kero-chan.
The Sealing Wand costs 8,500 yen (US$75.50) and comes with five cards, The Wood, The Shadow, The Windy, The Rain, and The Firey. It has 52 different voice messages that the wand "speaks" when it touches a Clow Card.
The Sealing Wand on its own
The Sealing Wand interacting with cards.
The Clow Card Book retails for 6,000 yen (US$53) and can store all 52 cards. It comes with The Time, The Sword, and The Flower. It has 80 different voice messages for daily advice, compatibility checks, and more, plus 52 voice messages for Clow Cards.
The talking Kero-chan plush comes with The Jump and costs 5,000 yen (US$44.50). It has over 20 random voice messages, plus 52 voice messages for Clow Cards.
The Wood card interacting with the wand, Kero-chan, and Clow Card book.
The 52 cards are sold in two collections, half in The Light Card group and half in The Dark Card group. Each of the sets retail for 6,000 yen (US$53).
The light-up Key costs 2,200 yen (US$19.50).
A shoulder-riding Kero-chan plush is also sold 2,000 yen (US$19). Takara Tomy sold a limited supply of 1,000 of these Kero-chan plushes early at AnimeJapan this year.
The goods are part of the manga and anime series' 20th anniversary. The creative team CLAMP published a new short story manga and a new anime project is in the works. A book compiling previously published illustrations (cover pictured at right) shipped on March 24. Six Animate Cafés in Japan hosted a Cardcaptor Sakura theme starting on April 1.
The official anniversary website also announced an upcoming collaboration with the lolita brand Baby, The Stars Shine Bright. The popular fashion brand will make Sakura's outfit featured on the cover of the artbook. The Japan Post also released a series of Cardcaptor Sakura stamps starting on April 1.
Source: Comic Natalie