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Häagen-Dazs Japan announces azuki bean ice cream, net users go wild

Häagen-Dazs Japan announces azuki bean ice cream, net users go wild

Ice cream is one of those foods that is so delicious, people tend to eat it year round regardless of the plunging temperatures around them. So for the past 15 years, Häagen-Dazs has been releasing special fall/winter flavors in Japan, such as the extremely popular rum raisin. But this year, the beloved ice cream maker has an azuki bean-flavored variety coming out in early October, and Japanese netizens are already clearing out space in their freezer to stock up.

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Special edition Metal Gear Solid V PS4 is kind of uninspired, will probably sell by the bucketload

Special edition Metal Gear Solid V PS4 is kind of uninspired, will probably sell by the bucketload

Never shy of releasing a special edition product or two, Japan’s Konami Corporation has announced a limited “Fox Edition” Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes-themed PlayStation 4 console just for Japanese gamers ahead of the game’s release on March 20.

We’re sure the console will appeal to some people’s tastes and fans will no doubt want to add it to their collection of MGS merch, but quite honestly we’re not entirely bowled over by the design Konami went with.

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15 delicious pandas from Japan

15 delicious pandas from Japan

Although pandas originally come from Japan’s neighbors to the east, the country has welcomed the cuddly creatures with open arms, putting them on anything from clothing to cars. But we’re most impressed by the panda’s ability to assimilate into Japanese food, taking over our meals and turning them into an adorable experience. Let’s take a look at 15 delicious pandas from Japan.

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Nintendo out to squeeze our wallets dry with orange and turqoise 3DS LL Limited Packs

Nintendo out to squeeze our wallets dry with orange and turqoise 3DS LL Limited Packs

Nintendo Japan recently announced the release of two shiny new limited colors for the 3DS LL (XL in the West) – “Orange x Black” and “Turquoise x Black“, set to hit stores in Japan on 28 November.

On top of that, a special tie-up edition with The Legend of Zelda is also in the works, to be launched on 26 December.

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Catch a Pokemon by the Tail with the Newest Lineup of Limited Edition Pokemon Goods

Catch a Pokemon by the Tail with the Newest Lineup of Limited Edition Pokemon Goods

These adorable tail motif Pokemon goods are on sale now and are only available at the seven official Pokemon Centers in Japan.

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Start→Accessories→Games→Solitaire: Limited Edition Playing Cards Inspired by Solitaire.exe

Start→Accessories→Games→Solitaire: Limited Edition Playing Cards Inspired by Solitaire.exe

Even more popular than Minesweeper, Solitaire was a favorite of office workers everywhere.  A free game that came bundled in old Microsoft computers, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who has never played Solitaire.exe.

Now you don’t even have to have a clunky old computer to play pixelated palm tree and sandy beach motif solitaire, you just have to pick up a deck of these cards.

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Pokemon + Nintendo, Limited Edition Charizard 3DS XL Only Available For Lottery Winners in Japan

Pokemon + Nintendo, Limited Edition Charizard 3DS XL Only Available For Lottery Winners in Japan

Back in September, Nintendo released a limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL that was only available in Japan.  The rest of the world was left staring longingly at the pictures of lucky residents of Japan lining up for four hours to purchase the adorable 3DS.

This week, Nintendo announced a new limited edition Charizard 3DS XL.  Unfortunately, just like the limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL, the Charizard version can only be purchased in one of Japan’s seven Pokemon Center retail stores.

However, this time, even those who live in Japan will have a hard time getting their hands on this ultra-exclusive limited-edition 3DS XL because it will only be available to the winners of a lottery drawing.

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When Fandom Gets Silly: Hatsune Miku Limited Edition Walkman Sold at Auction for Insane Price

When Fandom Gets Silly: Hatsune Miku Limited Edition Walkman Sold at Auction for Insane Price

It’s not unusual for fans and enthusiasts, regardless of the object of their love and devotion, to lavish a significant amount of their income on merchandise and branded goods. To a fan, an item is often worth much more than the asking price, and, rather than think about how much something costs, they simply focus on how they can obtain it.

Few people lining up on day one to buy an artist’s newest album, or the latest iPhone or games console, are ever heard to remark “gosh this is awfully expensive; I hope it’s worth it!” They just want to get their hands on the thing and make it theirs.

But know this, boys and girls: there’s a limit. Read More

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