“Kuja Senran no Shou” is the title of this newest Shinra Bansho installment, which means “The Chapter of War of the Nine Evils”.
ShinraBansho.com has updated in preparation, mentioning the Puzzle & Dragons collaboration coming soon (see the last news post), and also a new promotion: Celebrating 100,000,000 in sales since 2005, a special “Shakuen Ouji Apollo” (“Blazing Flame Prince Apollo”) card will be available, decking the new protagonist out with a dorky little crown and everything! In Kuja Senran packs, there’s a chance of getting a special cardboard backing, which includes a ticket to cut out and mail in (within Japan, anyway), to get the card in return.
That’s one of a few ways to get it – for more details, see this forum post by Eis, who is once again the one to thank for all this great information!
And of course, pre-orders for Kuja Senran boxes are now open at available retailers – AmiAmi.com, Otacute.com, etc.
And now for something different: Candy toy news!
Did you know that chocolate eggs containing toy and trinkets have been illegal in the US for years?
Well, I sure didn’t, so I was fascinated to read how a version of them have just recently been declared legal and made available in the US. It’s a popular item in a number of countries, including Japan – but thanks to a law from 1938 regarding embedding objects in food, they’ve long been a no-no in the States, resulting in fines and confiscations for those who dare try to spirit them across the border.
But by working with the FDA (among others) to design a version workable within the law, Candy Treasure LLC launched a new line of chocolate eggs, Choco Treasure – with a number of different variations and prizes, including a Spider-Man character license edition. I’d wondered why it seemed candy toys weren’t a big deal in this country…and, well, that explains a lot!
To celebrate, please enjoy this YouTube video of a guy opening up a couple of Marvel branded Japanese chocolate eggs, and repeatedly pulling out Captain America.