The Tales of Friends vol. 3 Rubber Strap Collection was announced a while back with pre-orders already having been opened for several weeks. But thanks to a comrade on myfigurecollection.net, I came upon this great news from Kotobukiya!
Asch the Bloody from Tales of the Abyss is a special bonus strap you can get by purchasing 1 box of Tales of Friends vol. 3 rubber straps.
However, there’s a catch! (a nasty one) Buyers can only obtain the Asch strap by purchasing a box at Kotobukiya’s online store: Kotobukiya Direct
One box is 4,725 yen, and since Kotobukiya Direct does NOT do international shipping, you’ll have to use a shopping service to buy him. The set goes on sale in January, 2012.
If buying a whole box is too much money for you, you might also think about waiting for Asch to pop up on Yahoo!Japan auctions and using a shopping service to buy him there. But there’s no guarantee he’ll be cheap. TT
I wish you all luck in finding him. o7
….I-I pre-ordered two boxes. |D; I can’t help it, Asch and short-haired Luke are my greatest weaknesses.