Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gifts from Japan (Hint: Super Famicom inside!)

Rich just recently got back from a 4 day trip to Japan (where at I won't say because it might ruin the surprise of what he was there for, but it was definitely for work related things!) and of course he came back with a bunch of little goodies for me!

I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with cell phone charms, or how crazy popular they are in Japan. Most Japanese phones have spots specifically for hooking these charms to (even your DSes do!). It's amazing how many charms some people put on their phones, I saw one girl who had to have had about 7 different ones on her phone. I even got a Lucky Cat (good luck in money) from a Gacha while in Japan in February that I've kept on my 3DS. But more people are upgrading to smartphones, and the iPhone in particular, which don't have any spots for such straps.

Japan's answer? Headphone jack charms! Advertised for keeping dust out of the headphone jacks, but also for being absolutely adorable!

So, of course after hearing me talk about some cute kitty ones I had seen online, Rich came back with a phone charm for me!


Isn't it fancy? It's pink metal and super sparkly. I can remove the part with the K on it and just have the jewel on top. From the front it kind of looks like my phone has a little tiara.

He also picked up the Giraffe Nanoblock set for me, since I wasn't able to find it at the stores in JapanTown here in San Francisco.




Now, the last thing he got me isn't really a gift since I gave him money specifically for one, but I guess the effort of finding, buying and bringing it back for me is a gift enough.


A Super Famicom! One more piece to the Nintendo Collection! Unfortunately he wasn't able to find a 64DD this time around, but he said the last time he was in Tokyo (which was not where he was this time) he saw a TON in Akihabara for all really reasonable prices. So hopefully the next time one of us goes to Japan we'll be able to find one. There aren't really many other Japanese-specific releases that I need for the collection. Maybe a Famicom Disk System? We'll see. My collection has always been focused on US released systems only, but since I have most of those I might as well work on Japanese systems!

Till next time,

Ky

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