I want a Ranka Lee premium figure
Recently, I saw a blog entry at Moé Passion which first introduced me to the Premium Ranka Lee figure from the anime Macross Frontier. Since Ranka is a very popular character, it seems that even in Akihabara, this figure is quite hard to get your hands on. Apparently you need to play a lottery ticket game to randomly draw your prize. However, it seems that you have only a small chance to win the premium figures from the lottery and the ticket prices at 800 yen a shot, so the 2nd hand figure shops at Akihabara are selling them for quite an expensive price.
Another way of getting your hands on the figure is to buy a Macross Frontier Premium Box Set which includes 100 lottery draws and all of the Premium figures for a price of 80,000 yen (about $1110AU). Unfortunately, that is way to expensive for me, and even if I could afford it, I wouldn’t be able to buy it because it’s sold out everywhere. (^^;)
Also slightly off topic, but one of my friends from Pen Cafe actually has left to go to Japan about 2 weeks ago. Before he left, he asked me if there was anything I wanted from there and I told him I’d like a Ranka Lee figure if he came across one. Since this is his first trip to Japan, I think he’ll probably be quite busy sightseeing on his holiday to really go out of the way to buy me a figure. However, he is quite an avid Macross fan, so there is still a chance that he’ll be looking for Macross goods in Akihabara.
You can find the promotional site for the figure at: http://kuji-club.jp/files/premium/macross_f/p/top.html