Saturday, June 30, 2007

Bape and SuperHero Collaboration!

BAPE's newest limited edition sweatshirts are inspired by Nigo's love for comics.

Batman, Superman and The Flash will go on sale this fall.
The Batman hoody is specially made to re-create Batman's ears and is priced at $439.
The Flash and Superman sweaters will be $351.

Each one comes with a little superhero toy.

Check out more rare, limited items on YJ:
Bathing Ape

Via Hypebeast

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another Mega Sandwich Hits Japan!

The Mega Mac discussed here, the four beef patty, cheese, dressing, 754 calorie, 45.9 grams of fat burger was such a big hit in Japan that they have now introduced the MEGA TERIYAKI!

Not to be outdone by its' predecessor, the Mega Teriyaki boasts 903 calories and 64.3 grams of fat. The burger is two pork patties, teriyaki sauce and a sweet lemon mayonnaise.

McDonald's also has a progress page, comparing the sales of the two Mega Burgers

If you are a collector of McDonald's toys, YJ has a ton HERE

Via Calorie Lab

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Studio Ghibli New Film Website & Trailer Released!

Studio Ghibli and Ioue Naohisa joint venture film- Iblard Jikan now has its own website with trailers of the upcoming film.

The trailer link is located here. The movie will be released straight to DVD and Blu Ray on the 4th of July.

Ioue Naohisa is best known for his artwork in Whisper of the Heart.

Please visit YJ for your Favorite Studio Ghibli Items:

Studio Ghibli

Whisper of the Heart

Blog Posts of Interest:
Ponyo On A Cliff
Miyazaki Films

Order the DVDS July 4th!


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Edible Gold For Your Coffee!

During the 20th Interphex Japan- Asia's largest pharmaceutical industry exhibition, attendees can sip on coffee floating with gold Japanese characters.
The company promises it refreshes the body.

Longevity, good fortune, hearts and happy birthday gold are just some of the characters available.

The gold is edible, but no word yet on if it creates a sparkle in your poop!


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Johnny Depp Lends his Voice to Anime Doraemon Pirates Special!

Johnny Depp will guest voice on Doraemon A Pirates Special broadcasting on Friday June 29th.
His role will be of Pirate Captain Johnny and is similar to his infamous role of Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster trilogy.

The show is mum on when his cameo appearance will appear in the one hour special.

Doraemon on YJ
Pirates on YJ

Via Anime News Network

Monday, June 18, 2007

Rinkya Announces Auto Bid- The Only Auto Bidder for YJ Auctions!

Rinkya- has announced our upgraded version of MyRinkya!
MyRinkya served as your premier auction watchlist program but now can also perform auto bids for your most desired auctions!

Auto bidding allows the user to select the time and date of their bids in advance.

No more staying up late or setting alarms for ungodly auction end times!
Going on vacation? Set your bids up in advance!
Change your mind? You can cancel your auto bid up to 30 seconds before it is placed!

Rinkya has wiped out the distance barrier to Japan auctions, the language barrier and now has eliminated the time difference barrier as well- making bidding on YJ auctions easier than before!

Auto Bid is only available for Rinkya Gold Members, but we are currently accepting members for a free trial upgrade!

Rules and all the legalities...

Auto bids can only be canceled because the bid is not placed on YJ until the programmed time.
Normal bids are placed immediately and canNOT be canceled.
Once a bid is on YJ, you cannot retract.

Some auctions have time extension, auto bids are not recommended for time extension auctions, as it is unknown how long a seller will want to extend time on an auction.

Auto Bids fall under all Rinkya's rules and regulations as determined by our TOS.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Thundercats Movie in the Pipelines!

A CGI Thundercats is being created and already has a script, from newcomer Paul Sopocy.

So be on the lookout for more news on Lion-O and the rest of the group!

Thundercats was a successful 80s cartoon and comic book, a large part of the animation was created by what would become the renowned Studio Ghibli.

Cels from the original Thuundercats series are few and far between on YJ but VERY desired!

Search Thundercats on YJ


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ipod Nano Angel & Devil Cases!

Sick of scratching your Ipod Nano?
Get these unique Ipod Nano covers from Japan- show your dark side with the Devil or your innocent side with the Angel, or get both and choose your mood!

Order through Rinkya Stores via

Ipod Cases on YJ

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

RoboGames International Robot Competition!

The world's largest robot competition takes place this coming weekend in California, USA. Robots from around the globe compete in over 70 different events.
Events include soccer, kung fu, and sumo wrestling.

Pictured above are event medal winners, Sony Aibos playing soccers, and robots in combat- all from last year's events!

Japan's Gold medal winner "Plen" is expected to add roller skating and skateboarding to his many talents in this year's games.

The International Robot Games are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest robot competition in the world.
The games began in 2004 as a way to draw attention to the many different robot engineer creators and perhaps build on the ideas of others.

Search Japanese Robots here and bid today on your favorites:
Beer Robots
Sony Aibos

Via Press Release

Visit Robo Games

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Nintendo DS Lite New Yellow Pokemon Color!

Just two weeks ago, Nintendo DS Lite introduced new colors available only in Japan.

They now introduce the Yellow Pokemon DS lite edition adorned with Pikachu!

Only available through a lottery at the Japanese Pokemon Center in Tokyo, however, these will be sure to make their way to Yahoo Japan auctions.
This DS Lite is a limited edition.

Like Nintendo?
Check out other Blog Posts:
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
Nintendo Movie
Super Paper Mario Wii

Or get some rare goods on YJ:
Pokemon on YJ


Hair Come Back- Japan's Balding Treatment!

The nifty design above is called "Hair Come Back", the cap vibrates and uses infrared and micro-massage to create an environment for hair to grow.

All you need to do is wear it for 10 minutes everyday for results!

Buy It here through Rinkya Stores!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Romeo X Juliet by Gonzo DVD Orders!

We first announced the production of Gonzo's newest anime- Romeo X Juliet back in December. After months of hard work and anticipation, the DVD is available for pre-order!

Order the DVD through Rinkya Stores and hurry!

Romeo X Juliet Gonzo

Friday, June 08, 2007

This Week in Hello Kitty Items- More Wacky and Fun Items!

It has been awhile since I have done a Hello Kitty post (skipped the month of May!), the last being the infamous banana holder, so I decided to check Google for the latest offerings and have found some goodies.

Hello Kitty Barbie- two beloved icons join together to create a Barbie dressed in Hello Kitty clad clothing.
Barbie's jacket, belt, bag and necklace are adorned with Hello Kitty.
Hits stores in September. Via

Hello Kitty Fat Monitor- Well I guess if you have to be told you weigh too much, a cute little Kitty from Japan is the way to do it.
The Hello Kitty body fat meter gives you your weight and body fat percentage.
The scale states An Apple a Day...
Available from Tanita Japan

Hello Kitty Laptop- This bright pink laptop is covered in Swarovski crystals. Available only in Japan for approximately $1650 USD. NEC hopes to attract women buyers with the pink crystal laptop. Via
Purchase this one of a kind item through Rinkya Stores

Hello Kitty Items on YJ

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Pepsi Ice Cucumber Soda- Only In Japan! UPDATED WITH ORDER INFO

** Now you can add a Pepsi Ice Cucumber to your Rinkya shipment! Add a bottle here for $3, shipping costs vary! (500 grams shipping weight) **

Not only does Japan receive exclusive merchandise from fashion, movies, and videogames - they also receive exclusive and limited new flavors of soda.

Releasing June 12th is a new Pepsi Flavor- Ice Cucumber only for a limited time.

Japan has a history of interesting beverages, including Beer-Milk- Bilk!


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

New Summer Fashion Catalogs- Bape on BuyRinkya!

Japan's hottest fashion summer catalogs and the bonuses included with them are now on BuyRinkya.

Bape's catalog comes with an exclusive BAPE mini back pack and sticker sheet.

Cool Trance and Smart both come with bonuses from fashion house Supreme- socks and tote bag.

Pick up here today, prices include international shipping to you!

Pick up some of your favorite designers on YJ:
BAPE (Bathing Ape)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

X Japan Reunites!!

After a ten year absence, X Japan reunites for a new single and tour, planned for the end of 2007.
The J Rock band has decided to reunite after the founder and vocalist did the song "Without You", a tribute to the late guitarist Hide.
The collaboration worked so well, they decided to release the single and go on tour.

More recently Yoshiki of X JAPAN was involved in the J ROCK Revolution festival, a 2 day festival in the US featuring J ROCK Artists.
Read our blog post HERE for more info.

Find Them on YJ!


Monday, June 04, 2007

Japan Creepy Baby Robot!

Japan has developed a robot that mimics the actions of a baby of 1-2 years of age.
The robot was designed to study child development.
The name is CB2, and scientists hope with time, the robot will age to a mental age of 3.

The study should be interesting but this robot gives me the chills, it is the creepiest looking thing and it stands at 4 feet tell, hardly a baby.
I would have nightmares it was coming to get me if I worked at the lab.


View more of Japan's cool Robots:
Vinegar Robot
Robot Butler
Beer Pourers
Wine Connoisseurs
Musuem dedicated to Robots!

Search Japanese Robots here and bid today on your favorites:
Beer Robots
Sony Aibos

Friday, June 01, 2007

Sexy Bikini Golf Tees Now in Stock!

With the high demand of the Bikini Clad Golf Tees, BuyRinkya has some in stock for purchase- Ships Right out the Door!

Perfect for your favorite golfer or as a gag gift!

$12.00 for one package (3 tees). Purchase here

Read our Original Post Here

Japan has many rare golf items available, clubs you can get nowhere else, Search YJ for your favs:
Golf on YJ

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