Welcome to the 7th Week of Cool S#!T You Want. I apologize for the no SYW last week. We had technical difficulties ultimately leading to me now residing in a foreign country, but more on that in weeks to come;). Sit back relax and check out some of the exclusive Japanese goods. Remember as a member you can comment or submit an entry to Cool S#!T You Want here.
As always, if you or your company have a product or service you think we at ShogunGamer would call some excellent Cool S#!T, feel free to contact me via Michael-Sean@shogungamer. I will be sure to contact you with all the information we require. Enjoy!
Name: Ian Fisher
What is it?: Big Gum Moe
Why would it be cool to own?: Besides being the home of amazing tech and wacky pop culture stuff, Japan is also known for its unique edible treats. Compared to other countries Japan has the ability to take simple things and make them cool or completely absurd. One of those things is Moe Gum. Being an otaku I couldn’t help but feel glee when I saw this product. Sure, Moe Gum is just a simple bubblegum flavoring (Strawberry Milk to be exact) but the packaging and name is what gets me the most. Perhaps my excitement at the product is fulfilling the otaku stereotype to an extent but it’s Moe Gum. How awesome is that? This is something I can imagine No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown chewing as he slices folks with his beam katana. So with that being said I want Moe Gum immediately.
Why couldn’t I have it?: There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t have it since Moe Gum only retails for $3.80. Since Moe Gum is only available in Japan you’ll have to import it which will tack on a few more dollars. But I don’t think paying around $10 for shipping is too much to pay so you can proclaim that you had Moe Gum.
More Details: http://www.jlist.com
What is it: Casio CA003 Keitai
Why it would be cool to own?: 12.2 megapixels and it still let's my mom know i got home safe.
Why couldn’t I have it? The japanese cell phoone market has always been seperated from the rest of the world market. With most japanese people using their cells for everything, the oversized flip phone types are not as popular in the us and europe. That is why it is only available in japan. You can occasionnaly get a few brought in to the states at a premium but $800+ is too rich for my blood.
More Details: http://www.au.kddi.com
Name: Corey Rollins
What is it: AThe Force is strong with this amazing product from the folks at Kotobukiya. These cool looking light saber replicas are crafted to the utmost detail, featuring intricate hilts and a transparent "blade" just like a real lightsaber. But rather than battling against the Jedi or Sith, these are used to battle your hunger since they can be used as a set of chopsticks. each pair measures in at 23 cm (9 inches) and is perfect for any fan.
Why it would it be cool to own?: Lightsaber. Chopsticks. Period.
Why couldn’t I have it?:Well I can! You can import a pair from our good friends over at J-List / J Box with the link below!
More Details: http://www.jbox.com