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Fighting Foodons/Bistro Recipe

I don’t know if you guys remember, but there was a show on FoxBox called Fighting Foodons. Years later I look it up, and it was actually called Kakuto Ryori Densetsu Bistro Recipe, and it had a couple of WonderSwan games and a GameBoy game.

If you don’t know or remember, it was a show where you could transform actual food into monsters with some Taoist strip of paper, and you battled them. I’m guessing the better you cook your meal, the stronger the monster. The MC’s major Foodon was a dude called Fried Ricer.

But the funny thing about this is, fried rice is just a basic meal for people in Japan. So that’s about as good of a chef the MC is (whose name is Zen/Chase by the way, lol).

I think he “evolved” his dish in a way by adding lobster to it.

Actually, as I’m writing this, turns out it’s not lobster but shrimp, and there’s variations in the games.

Also, at one point my mind kept hanging on the phrase “spaghettaboutit”, which is a hilarious pun if you think about it.

Turns out, it was a Foodon all along!

Zen also kept around this one Foodon, which was just a bunch of burnt meatballs!

So yeah, lemme know if you losers remember this shit, and hopefully I can get this trainwreck of a franchise moving again!

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New Takara TOMY products showing up!

Vol. 7 of Moncolle GET figures, featuring Meowth, Marowak and Sandslash (Kanto + Alola) will be released in April, 2017. The whole set will cost 2 500 yen.

Moncolle Pikachu Z move and Alolan Raichu Z move have been releaved! These will be released on April 22nd, 2017. Each figure will cost about 1 300 yen.

The talking Rotom Dex plush will be 29cm in height. It will be released on April 29th, 2017, for a price of 3 200 yen. Also a new Pikachu clip on has been revealed! This time with the hat Ash wears in the Sun & Moon anime. The plush will be 11cm in height. Release date is April 22nd, 2017, and the plush will retail at 2 100 yen.

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So my Hobby Link Japan order came today and I’m surprised. Originally I was planning to just get one of these Gashapon Mimikyu figures from eBay but they were asking $15 for ONE of them, while HLJ was offering a “set” for $30 so I decided to just get the set. But I thought I was just getting 6 of them but HLJ sent me 12 of them! I checked and turned out that’s what I was actually ordering so double win.

My Moncolle Mimikyu is in the middle and despite being made by Tomy, the Gashapon figures are SLIGHTLY smaller. However I love them all.

I also got a Moncolle Cosmog and Rotom Dex figures cuz I’m a sucker for Pokemon Moon so…. yeah.

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As Japan’s official representative mascot for this year’s World Cup, Pikachu is spreading the excitement in these cute items from Takara Tomy too! 
All due out in mid May, some of them are up for preorder on Amazon JP.
There’s various plush (even the special Pikachu on the bottom left that can ride on your shoulder, like it does in the anime) and a special MonColle figure  and soccer ball Pokeball! Prices range between around $10 and $20