Friday, June 20, 2008

WOULD YOU LIKE A MAKOTO-CHAN TOY WITH YOUR COFFEE?

Looks like in addition to the Uniqlo madness, Georgia Coffee is now getting in on the Shonen Sunday Magazine's 50th anniversary action.

As noted on Umezz.com, a Makoto-chan figure will be among the toys packaged with cans of Georgia Emerald Mountain Blend starting this week.





Other plastic figurines (representing the same titles as the Uniqlo shirts, generally speaking) include: Lum, Conan and Ashita no Joe:


They are pretty dorky and cheap, but oddly cute toys for folks into capsule culture--my favorite detail from the Georgia Coffee site is about where you can track down a can:

"am/pm、サークルK、サンクス、スリーエフ、デイリーヤマザキ/ヤマザキデイリーストア、ファミリーマート、ポプラ、ミニストップ、その他一部コンビニエンスストア"

Can be purchased at am/pm, Circle K, Three-F, Daily Yamazaki/Yamazaki Daily Store, Family Mart, Poplar, Ministop and other participating convenience stores.

It's a veritable who's who of KONBINI royalty, haha.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, who's importing these???

Mitsuwa in Chicago has been letting me down lately. They used to have a huge variety of Boss, Georgia, etc. iced coffee... they've cut back quite a bit. :(

Gary said...

Sweet!

Thanks for adding what corner stores these puppies are at. I'll be on the lookout.

ryan said...

@anonymous: Good question! Out in N.California there are Nijiya japanese markets here and there, and the pan-asian grocery stores usually have the hook-up too. America is a bit behind on the canned ice coffee tip.

@gary: Happy Hunting over there :)