Questions tagged [merchandise]

For questions about anime/manga merchandise. Note that shopping discussions (e.g. "Should I buy X or Y?" or "Where is the best place to buy X?") are considered off-topic.

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How can I tell if an anime figure is a fake?

I've been warned lots of times to make sure figures aren't fake before buying them. Mostly conventions have strict policies about this with the allowed vendors - but occasionally I see people ...
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Why do anime discs cost so much in Japan compared to other countries?

Buying DVD and BD from Japan seems to be a lot more expensive in Japan than overseas in a country like the US. It might cost someone in the ballpark (these are just estimates, actual prices may be ...
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Preventing manga books from having yellow pages

I just started collecting mangas I wonder how am I going to prevent them from having yellow pages. Currently, I store them in a glass shelf without a cover. Are there any other ways?
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Where do fans exchange info about anime/manga merchandise for sale?

What are the main websites and forums where fans exchange info about where online to buy anime/manga collectibles from Japan (such as trading offers/requests, current auctions, recommended online ...
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I bought a figure of a girl with a baseball bat, but I don't know who of

I was in Akibahara when I came across a load of stalls selling second-hand figures. I couldn't resist and bought some stuff from my favourite series. Also, I bought a figure of a schoolgirl with a ...
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Can I get some help identifying this figurine of a blonde swordswoman wearing a highleg?

My daughter bought this at a garage sale, but we do not know who she is. I do not know many anime series and I have not found a match using Google image search. Can someone give me the name and the ...
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Is intentionally producing a lower quality TV release unique to anime?

A lot of shows nowadays are significantly censored or badly drawn for TV release. When the home media versions come out, they are uncensored and in some cases redrawn in certain areas. Kagerou ...
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Where can I buy anime cel sheets?

I'm somewhat interested in buying cel sheets for some of my favourite shows, but it seems to be very hard to find somewhere that stocks them. I have had the opportunity at a convention once, but I'm ...
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Where did Yaoi Paddles come from?

Sometimes on convention pages I see bans on Yaoi Paddles; canoe-like paddles with Yaoi or similar phrases (For example Seme, Uke or Yuri) written on them. I understand that someone who has a Yaoi ...
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What anime is this black sword from?

Here is a pic: I got this sword at the Facts convention in Belgium, and suspect it's from an anime, but I am not sure which one. Is there anyone who knows it?
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What are the 2003 Wendy's Promotional Pokémon Toys?

On Bulbapedia, there is an article about 2003 Wendy's promotional Pokémon toys. It currently says: The 2003 Wendy's promotional Pokémon toys were a set of five toys distributed with Kids Meals at ...
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What is a good way to protect manga from yellowing in an open bookself besides book covers/comic book bags? [duplicate]

Recently I've started to collect manga. I have twenty-four volumes now. I keep them in an open bookshelf facing a window along with some other books which unfortunately I don't have any place for ...
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Are these paper figures actually Origami?

So in my Collectors Edition for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 it came with a sheet which can be made into this paper figure: I have also seen similar things on eBay of the Puella Magi from Puella ...
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Is this artbook by Clamp based on a series?

I was at a convention recently and I saw a few volumes of this at one of the trader's stalls: The blurb on the back was quite non-descript and the guy running the stall seemed too busy for me to chat ...
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What anime/manga is this girl wearing a red beret from?

I wanna know who this character is for my friend.
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Where can I purchase anime soundtracks for download?

As much as I would like to buy the CDs for some of my favourite soundtracks, I don't have a CD drive on my laptop and also I would be ripping the music off the cd anyway. Are there any legal sites ...
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Where can I buy Anime/Manga based Jigsaw Puzzles?

I have started doing jigsaw puzzles with a friend and we were hoping to find one for FLCL but I was not able to find any (on American online stores at least). My Google-fu is pretty terrible though. ...
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Who was the first anime character to be on a body pillow?

Also acceptable is the first anime to have body pillows (or dakimakura) as merchandise. Anime body pillows are a big part of anime otaku culture - but this can't have always been the case. I doubt ...
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Was the Chocobi (チョコビ) snack from Shin Chan fictional or did it exist before Shin Chan?

If you watched the Shin Chan anime series you will know what I'm talking about. (I don't know if Chocobi appears in the manga, too.) Was Chocobi an existing snack that just appeared in the Shin Chan ...
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Why is 1:144 scale used for plastic models?

Why a modeler originally choose 1:144 scale to create a plastic model such as GunPla? Why not choose 1:100 or some other number that can easily determine the size of the model from the original size?
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Who are these two girl figures? [closed]

I am trying to identify these girls for a friend. Any lead would be most appreciated.
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What anime is this white angel costume from?

My friend found this costume, which she's seen before but can't find where it's from.
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Are there any official anime-themed LEGO sets?

I've always liked Lego, and I don't think I have the patience or painting skill for Gunpla, so I've been looking around for anime-themed lego. The only lego sets I can find are unofficial ones that ...
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Where to buy Berserk in digital format?

I want to start reading Berserk, but it seems like Dark Horse doesn't have the digital rights for the manga. Anybody know if there's another distributor that has the digital rights for this manga?
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What anime or manga is this pink-haired girl in an athletic outfit from?

I need help finding who this character is, and what anime or manga she is from. It came from a Burger King kids meal around 7 years ago.
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What anime is this female anime figure in blue uniform from?

I recently bought a Hideyoshi Kinoshita figure on ebay, when it arrived I noticed that the seller had included a small figure of a loli girl in a blue uniform with yellow ball looking badges on it, ...
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Who are these female anime figures in military-style clothing?

Any help identifying these three female anime figures would truly be appreciated. They look like they are from the same series because they are wearing matching military-style coats. I've been looking ...
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Who are these characters?

I received 2 anime figure at a yard sale. Can anyone help me identify who they are. Thanks a bunch
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How rare is it to find an anime script from the late 1990s for purchase?

I'm interested in buying official Japanese-language anime scripts from Japanese online auctions, Japanese online shops, eBay, and/or American websites. How often are they listed? If I see one, do I ...
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Are there any Evangelion games out there in US or EU?

I really like Evangelion's anime and movies, and love the universe, but don't speak Japanese. I've tried to find video games on the universe, but the closest I found which made reference to Evangelion ...
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Does the Japanese The Last Mission DVD have English subtitles?

I want to see this movie and I don't want to torrent it, but I don't know where I can buy it so that I will be able to understand it. For instance if I buy the DVD listed on Amazon here will it come ...
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What anime is this talisman with a cross and three 6s from?

All I have is this talisman thing: Can anyone tell me what anime this is from?
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Can somebody please tell me who this figure is and where it is from?

I got a set of 4 anime figures together. The first 3 all came in a box but the fourth one has no box and no stand. No matter what I search, I can't seem to find her. She has purple eyes and a red ...
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What was the first anime to come out on Bluray/HDDVD?

The transition to high-definition DVD players isn't fully complete yet, but it's been in transition for a long time now. What anime was the first to produce a High Definition release for purchase - ...
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Whose mask is this?

This phone charm was part of a lootanime crate. Whose mask is it?
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How can I get The Irregular at Magic High School's English-translated novel?

I have just finished the anime version of The Irregular at Magic High School and I would really like to read the light novel. I've been trying to find a legal way to do that but to no avail. I've ...
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What exactly is a Pencil Board?

This may not be the best place to ask this question. However, I've only ever seen anime ones. I got an email from JList advertising Sword Art Online and I got a couple with a Galaxy Angel Vol. 1 ...
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Is Guilty Crown on DVD in the USA, UK, or Australia?

I've was checking out on Anime News Network to see if Guilty Crown has been released outside Japan: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=13001 According to the page above, ...
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Who is this brown-haired witch on a broomstick?

I wasn't able to contact the owner of this product, but would anyone be able to tell me who the character is/what they're from? It would be much appreciated! Thank you!!
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Can I play a PAL copy of Code geass on my US player?

So, here just a couple of weeks ago, I placed an order for Code Geass season 1 and season 2 from Madman Entertainment. This is my first time buying anime. I was told that Madman is a great site to ...
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Can anyone help me identify this Anime piece?

I just picked this piece up and know NOTHING about it except its a Guyver. I'm thinking its a mold. I'm really interested in finding out more about it. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
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Where can I find Saikawa Sensei's shirts for sale?

I'd like to find Saikawa's shirts without printing them myself. Have these shirts been made available as licensed product?
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Where could I buy the notebook that looks like the real Death Note?

Well... I just saw the notebook in my fellow schoolmate and he just brought it to school yesterday. And I'm really curious where he got that and how much did it cost.
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Which NGE movie package should I buy?

I want to know if "Neon Genesis Evangelion - Evangelion Feature Films - DTS" was including The End of Evangelion, that version seems to contain Death and Rebirth + EOE, I wanted to know if that was ...
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Piece of clothing Kakashi wears under his grey Anbu flack jacket

Does anyone know the name of the clothes that Kakashi wears under his grey Anbu flack jacket? You know, with the mask attached to it. It looks a little like a tank top. I would like to buy one, so ...
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Special Volumes in One Piece

I am an avid One Piece manga collector. Recently, I came across a volume named "Volume Zoro". It got me thinking if there are other Volumes I'm missing out. The volumes I currently own: Regular ...
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Where can I find Spectreman End Credits Poster to Buy or Download?

In the classic Spectreman, Japanese action series, the ending credits roll while a huge poster of an epic fight between spectreman and a dragon(?) roll, showing Dr. Gori, Karas, amidst a wrecked city. ...
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Which anime do these figures of girls wearing idol-like uniform belong to?

I had come across this action figure when I was Japan, but was unable to find the character name. Please help me out and if possible, give a description of the characters.
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How to purchase an OST?

Can anyone point me in the direction of a legal online seller of OSTs? There are a few anime and OVAs that I want to own but I have no idea where to search? A link or two would be upvoted.
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Who is this character?

Can somebody please tell me what is the name of this character? I am trying to find this character's name. I have tried to google it and went through a couple of anime lists, but it just doesn't ring ...