It Is Your Destiny.

A week ago, I'd heard of a "random draw" for 620 yen coming to a conbini on November 26th. Today was the day and I went to 5 different conbini to no avail. At Lawson's though, I did find some new treats, such as these cookies.

Yummy looking, I'll hand these out at training tomorrow (to people that I like, few and far between though they may be.)

These are the Draw items that I'm looking for.

There is not a single item there that I wouldn't mind having. Some worth less than 620, some substantially more. Let's break it down, shall we.

The A Prize is an R2-D2 figure that looks like it can be used in various ways. For example, a pencil, gum, or coffee holder.

This is what I really really want, the B Prize is a nabe pot for cooking soups or stews within!

The C Prize appears to be a Darth Vader and 15 Stormtroopers set.

The D Prize is a special poster set.

The E Prize is a Stormtrooper Hoodie/Blanket, similar to these

The F Prize (above) is a towel plus a Lightsabre case.
The G Prize (below) is "Visual sheet" whatever that means.

Winning the H Prize entitles you to one of 4 different glasses.

The I Prize is a quartet of 4 different Chrystal Charms.

Finally, the J Prize are 5 various Art Towels.

If you're lucky enough to be around for the end of the campaign, the one who lands the Last One of the random lot lands a Darth Vader Hoodie and Blanket! Sweet!

You get to keep the lottery paper and that entitles you to a Second Chance at winning one of 50 different figures!

BUT for some reason I expected this campaign to start today. I dug further and discovered that it'll be at 7-11 yet may not begin for another few weeks. Doh!

On the plus side, during my search, I bought several items from Lawson.

I pick up a few more cookies to give out to random pals. Such as this Chewbacca Crisp Choco,

or these Stormtrooper Biz Biscuits.

(UPDATE: the above two items have already been consumed by me.)

Dark Lord DARS chocolate pieces, "Give yourself to the DARS!"

Dried Spicy Ramen noodles.

Yoda's Mame (bean) flavoured potato sticks,

Or Vader's Chili flavoured potato sticks.

The downside of the above snacks is that there are no stickers or anything given away with them. Well, that's one less item I need to collect.

Finally an item I didn't buy but a friend kindly snapped a photo for me, some Chewbacca Caramel Corn twists.

Falcon Hell!

Those geniuses at D'Agostino have done it again. In an effort to milk every penny out of me, they have now come up with a Millennium Falcon model!

As with all D'Agostino scams offers, the first one is a bargain at 5 bucks.

Below is probably all you get with the first issue. Subsequent issues are then 4X as much. They list the first four issues, but it could even be more until you can assemble your smuggling vessel.

These are some of the behind-the-scenes pages that come with it. (That link includes an interview, in Japanese, natch.)

You can get a binder to put all these pages in for a mere 7 dollars (which is actually fairly reasonable.)

 There is also some sort of present of a Darth Vader figure, though I haven't yet determined how to get it.

I'll probably get the first issue because as an added bonus, you get an "Original Mat" that looks like blueprints. Cool!

One snag with this...the offer doesn't begin until January 25th, 2016! That's two months away!


Swag Wars 2, The Depato Strikes Back!

Over a week ago, I showed off some of the Swag out there. It doesn't stop there, not by a long shot.

Here are some of the high-end chocolates for sale within a conbini (New Days) inside the Shinkansen station.

At first I thought the Darth and R2 were cookie jars, they are coin banks.

This Elise chocolate features both the Dark and Light side of the Force.

There's even a spot on the back whereupon you can write a love letter to its intended recipient.

This can be found in other New Days apart from the Shink. That's where I picked up this spicy Red Chili Popcorn.

Inside another conbini (Lawsons), I found this flyer with lots more goodies out there. It starts with a DVD/ BluRay box set at a hefty discount.

Furthermore, Toys Am Us is featured prominently. First up some remote controlled Yoda or Millennium Falcon.

And it figures, tons of figures.

Nice ties but pretty steep.

These Samurai inspired characters are inspired. Very Expensive but oh so cool!

That Thermos looks cool.

Moving on to S-Pal, there's a gift shop there that specializes in imported goods. There are a ton of Snoopy items (featured tomorrow, stay tuned) and about a half-ton of Star Wars stuff. These candy/cookie (?) containers are cute and relatively cheap.

Walkers Shortbread cookies utilizing the classic Hildebrandt poster artwork. I'm a little disappointed that the biscuits don't have a more Falcon-like shape.

These hold little candies. Nice comic artwork.

And the reverse of the above.

Spud Wars.

A cool bottle opener...that talks when it pops a pop open.

 And a few more.

I no longer eat pizza (stupid diet) but even so, I'd like this pizza cutter.

Stab Darth with Light Sabres until his head pops up. I want this so badly.

These plush are nice, but I'll wait until I find them at UFO Catcher.

Moving on to nearby Loft are some attractive luggage items. Guaranteed to be stolen from the baggage carousel before you even get off the plane.

 And the goods, stationery...
 t-shirts and figures...
Some kind of BB-8 projector...
 jigsaw puzzles...
 iPhone cases...
and  bags...
Upstairs at HMV, I espied two dictionaries, for beginner Padawin Learners

 and more advanced Jedi Knights.
 A selection of stickers,
 a plethora of pins

and I nabbed Volume 3 of the Newspaper!

A friend discovered these cookies in the supermarket,

And I discovered some Ice Cream.

Had I known it came with some stickers, I would have picked up the Fudgesicles as well.

I haven't seen this for sale over here, I just pulled it off the Net because I thought it was cool.

I can't wait until Thursday, that's when the Random lottery of goods begins!


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