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Dragon Quest Merch

A POST DRAWS NEAR! COMMAND?

What’s this a real post!! I bet everybody thought I forgot about this poor blog (I did a little bit). Truth is it’s all due to laziness (and not having much to write about)! So out of building feelings of guiltiness and neglect, comes a post.

Anyways here’s some of the various Dragon Quest merchandise I bought over the past while. Most of it was for the 25th anniversary. Some of it I actually got at the DQ museum that was in Tokyo last year. First is a special slime for the 25th anniversary.

What’s different about it? Well it’s wearing a bow-tie first of all. Also on the back it has a special patch.

I also picked up this cool slime glass.

I use it everyday to drink juice in the morning. There’s a couple more slimes on the back too.

These special booklets were only for people who went to the 25th anniversary museum.

Inside is some simple quests for you to do while you looked at the exhibit. If you did everything correctly you got a special pin as shown below.

Here’s a slime handkerchief I got. I thought it was really cute.

One thing I tend to do when I go somewhere in Japan is buy a special handkerchief for that place. They always sell them everywhere, and they’re also really handy and useful. A souvenir that you can actually put to use.

I got this book at the local Yodobashi Camera electronics store.

It’s almost what you would call a Dragon Quest history book. It’s filled with tons of info about the series.

I just wish it was in English…

All the artwork is cool though.

Here’s some playing cards.

They have a really cool slime design on the back of them.

Also some the cards have some cool pictures on them.

Finally here’s an Eco-bag. It looks like a Famicom (NES) box when it’s all folded up.

When it’s open you can see the hero symbol on the front of the bag.

So that’s my round of all my goodies. Lately I’ve been acquiring some good Jojo stuff due to its anniversary this year so expect a future post on that.

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Dragon Quest Museum

Here’s my photos from when I went to the Dragon Quest museum. This museum is being held for a limited time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series. Unfortunately they only allowed taking photos of these statues of some of the characters. I wish I could show you some photos of the other stuff I saw. Some of it was amazing. Like seeing the original art done by Akira Toriyama (the Dragonball guy) for the game. It was all the real deal, not some copies or prints. I’d have to say his artwork looks even better then when you see it printed. It was the highlight for me. Anyways have a look at the statues below. Keep in mind that these were all life size, so they were quite large.

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Slime

Above is a picture of a Slime meat bun. Right now Family Mart is selling them for a limited time because of the DQ 25th anniversary. One of my students gave it to me. I guess he knew I liked Slimes. I felt a little guilty eating it since the Slime was smiling at me, but I did it anyways. It tasted like a normal Chinese meat bun. Right after eating it though I did level up to level two!!

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Giant!!

I know it’s a bit late, but this is what I got for Christmas from my wife.

A giant slime! I put one of my older slimes in the picture so that you can appreciate the size difference. I personally think that my new slime would probably be the actually real life size of the slimes in Dragon Quest (if slime were real that is). Amazingly cute!

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Birthday Goodies

On Friday it was my birthday, so my lovely wife gave me these excellent gifts. A set of Dragon Quest slime stylus for DS.

slime stylus package

While they look like a normal stylus, when you look at the ends you see the difference.

slime stylus

Two cute slimes staring back at you. It’s especially cute when they are put into the side of the DS.

blue slime stylus

The tiny slime poking out of the side.

metal slime stylus

My wife also got me this really cool Lego thing for my iPod.

lego speaker

It’s actually a portable speaker. The sound quality is actually pretty good for something so small. You can hear it in operation in the video below.

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Slime Manga

Adding to my never ending collection of Dragon Quest stuff, I picked up this used manga at the One of the local Seagull game shops.  I got it for a paltry 15 yen. Featuring slimes I simply couldn’t resist.

slime manga 1

The comic is obviously aimed at very young children. Featuring silly gags, and as little use of complicated Japanese as possible.

slime manga 2

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Cute Characters

For the recent release of Dragon Quest IX they’ve come out with some really cute little figures. It’s based on the create a character system in the new game, where you can switch and swap pieces to make something unique. These little figures can do the same thing. I’ve only got a couple so far, but they are so awesome and super cute.

dq9 fig1

I have him wearing two pices of the hero armor. I also have this merchant figure.

dq9 fig2

I want to get more so I can mix and match them. Plus I want I want to get all of the pieces for the hero armor.

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