Who needs the magic of the Windy card when you’ve got this handy grooming aid?
There’s an odd duality about buying anime merchandise as an adult. While having a full-time job generally means having more money to spend on figures and plushies, you might also sometimes catch yourself wondering whether a grown-up should be spending so much money on “toys.”
Of course, it’s your money, so you should be free to spend it however you like. But if you’re looking for a little extra justification in dropping some cash on anime memorabilia, you’ll be happy to know that the latest piece of Cardcaptor Sakura merch is not only awesome to look at, but serves a practical purpose for anyone with hair on his or her head.
Anime fashion company Super Groupies is now taking orders for its Card Captor Sakura hair dryer. Since Super Groupies is known for its high quality and thorough design sense, it wasn’t about to do a half-effort job by simply slapping a couple of Sakura stickers on a pretty pink dryer. No, the company went all out and created a hair dryer that’s shaped like magical girl Sakura’s iconic Sealing Wand!
Just as Sakura acquires multiple magical powers in her transformation from ordinary elementary school girl to anime heroine, so too does the 9,500-yen (US$89) Sealing Wand dryer sport multiple capabilities, with high and low-speed settings plus a cool air mode for delicate tresses.
Preorders can be made here through the Super Groupies website between now and May 8, with delivery scheduled for mid-July.