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28Aug/0830

Pimp My (Radio Controlled)Ride: Macross Frontier Edition

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Announced at the 2008 Eastern Japan Toys and Trade Fair held yesterday, CCP Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco, unveiled a lineup of Macross Frontier themed RC cars which will be out in stores soon. What an ingenious way to reinvigorate a dying generation of toys! More after the jump.

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What do you get when you cross Ranka with an automobile?

A Rancar!

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I'll get my coat.

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As you can see, this fully customized Subaru Impreza WRX packs as much bling bling as Ranka's  (ノゝ∀・)~キラ☆ and is sure to make the owner the talk among otakusof town! Okay, fine, so it's just an ordinary radio controlled car with pretty stickers plastered all over. But hey, that's what marketing is all about!

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Priced at an affordable 3,770 Yen, I'm screaming TAKE MY MONEY! TAKE IT ALL! at the top of my lungs, but alas, it's only available through Amazon.jp, notorious for not shipping these sort of merchandise(toys) outside of Japan.  As such, I'm sounding off my anguish with equal effort:

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And in case you didn't notice, there is a Sheryl version, a Mitsubishi Evo VIII at that, but you didn't honestly think I'd feature it here, did you? Just kidding. Here's a sneak peek:

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Head over to AkibaHobby for more info. How I wish there were life scale versions of these on actual cars.

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  1. You could always buy Macross F stickers and put them on your own toy cars.

    And your postal office has no intermediary (or whatever you call those) services? You can try to see if there are some online. They will bid and ship for you.

    C.I.’s last blog post..Anyone who knows sufficient Japanese – I’m asking for your help with a tiny translation project.

  2. Think, if only these were real size cars. :3

    TheBigN’s last blog post..Thoughts on Hidamari Sketch x365 Episode 5: Homecoming

  3. I cant wait for the lifesized versions of these to come out.

  4. shikata ga nai no~ :grin: wwwwwwwww

  5. I voted for Shin’s Rankamobile.

  6. After failing five driving tests, I doubt I’m even allowed to control one of these.

    IKnight’s last blog post..Of Golden Knights and Changing Beetles

  7. The cars are dinky, now to find a Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma that is to scale. :wink:
    Crusader’s last blog post..Nogizaka Haruka, Episode 7- I Am Man, Hear Me Roar

  8. Nice but won’t buy :(

    I would prefer a Ranka figure at 1/1 scale , thank you :grin:
    James’s last blog post..Thank you

  9. Does the Rankamobile break down every time the Sherylmobile passes it, just like the real Ranka?

    otou-san’s last blog post..The call of the otaku

  10. @otou-san, oh I LOL’ed so hard.

    @James, you need to visit Anime Blog ga Arimasu ASAP.

    bakaneko’s last blog post..Natsume Yuujinchou 7: the first step is the hardest

  11. Where’s my Bobby car?

    Kabitzin’s last blog post..Fall 2008

  12. wait a second… there is something wrong here… there is no alto-hime car!!!!??

  13. No Ozmamobile?
    Well in that case a Rancar is fine too. :wink:
    Setsuna-san’s last blog post..FOLD MIRROR.

  14. @C.I

    It comes in a set unfortunately. I will never ever rely on Pos Malaysia for anything :evil:

    @BigN

    I will glomp the Ranka one and drool all over. :twisted:

    @Fulark

    Eh, but you voted for Sherylmobile… :mad:

    @hoshi

    A here I am trying to contribute to their economy. :sad:

    @westrim

    There was never any other option. :wink:

    @IKnight

    Ah, that’s okay. I have a driver’s license and I can’t really actually drive. :lol:

    @Crusader

    No tanks, I’ll stick to my plastic cars!

    @James

    To be honest, me neither. I just want the stickers.

    @otou

    Your words are like Vajran tentacles piercing through my solar plexus.

    @bakaneko

    :evil:

    @Kabitzin

    Each purchase gets you a free bobbyhead. I could go on all day with these. :lol:

    @EvilDevil

    Shiseido Japan announced a lineup of Alto hime Kabuki makeup. :wink:

    @Setsuna

    Ozmamobiles have been phased out. Wind-up cars can only go so far. :oops:

  15. Regular green rims? They need to turn into stars instead for the (ノゝ∀・)~キラ☆

    FFVIIKnight’s last blog post..The Start of Another Boring Day…

  16. Gotta get me one of those :mrgreen: :wink:

  17. Vajran tentacles piercing you? I smell a Shin doujin!

    otou-san’s last blog post..The call of the otaku

  18. So cute~ I prefer the Ranka one on those cars AND on the show itself anytime.

    kanzeon’s last blog post..Detroit Metal City 02: Dating Raep-Hungry Rockstars

  19. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
    Renka of course. :smile:

  20. the cars are ok, but the stickers are cute!! Hehe.. :cool:
    kaname’s last blog post..Review & Request Contest (Anime Widget)

  21. The cars are a good idea.

    Imagine Otakus collecting different model of toy cars with anime stickers from different series; they will henceforth be known as the “Toy Car Collectors” (eg: Figure collectors, manga collectors, etc). :eek:
    Hynavian’s last blog post..Ikkitousen Great Guardians Episode 9 & 10 – Rubbish to the Core!

  22. Waiting for the fabulous Sherylkyrie… hahaha oh wow~

    AsukA05′s last blog post..Churuya-san animada (y Haruhi-chan también)

  23. My heart paused for a moment after reading that ‘Rancar’ joke.

    The Sojourner’s last blog post..Good Tie Folks! See you at the 2012 Olympics!

  24. Boooooooooring!!

  25. Sheryl version, hands down. But that sucks. If I couldn’t have that, I’d want the RANCAR. :sad:
    Hoshi’s last blog post..Summer’s over…

  26. hi there, do you know if you can drift with these cars?

  27. @FFVIIKnight

    Making Rancar the superior choice. :wink:

    @strife

    If you can somehow smuggle it out of Japan, maybe. :razz:

    @otou

    Somehow the premise of myself being defiled by aliens is arousing even to me. :???:

    @kanzeon

    Come on, Mac F is awesome!

    @LDC

    But of course. :mrgreen:

    @kaname

    Actually the only good thing are the stickers. I’d buy them and stick them on my laptop or something.

    @Hynavian

    I’m guessing they already do; home-made ones of course. :lol:

    @AsukaA05

    It will be priced at a 50% discount at release.

    @Sojourner

    I promise not to make them anymore for the time being.

    @Anime Loving Republican

    I needed filler material. :cry:

    @tflops

    The world would be a better place then. :wink:

    @Hoshi

    Rancar is the only choice! :evil:

    @Les

    These looks like the low end RC models, so I doubt it.

  28. I would like to see some full size Ranka ~sparkle itasha.

    Yamcha’s last blog post..Goodsmile Company – Now in English

  29. not quite sure what to say about this, other than i was LOL-ing


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