Starting Saturday (wait, that’s tommorow!) Bandai will let people create their own combo for OOO by mixing and matching parts to create one of 119 possible Combos, which they will make into a custom SoftVinyl figure and ship directly to you!
The OOO SoftVinyl Factory is the first project in the “OrderMade Bandai” effort. On a special Bandai website, customers can pick and choose from head, torso, and leg parts to make their own custom OOO figure. 119 theoretical random combinations are possible. And Bandai will manufacture the figure and ship it direct to the customer within two weeks, all for 1050 yen (about $13). But that’s not all.
For the ultimate collector, Bandai will also be offering all 119 figures in one massive set, including an autograph “signed” by show character Kougami Kosei, all for 124950 yen (about $1548). They will only sell 100 of these sets, so if you have the money to spend on it, go right ahead. Though it would be way cheaper to just get a couple of custom figures.
Here’s the site where you can get these figures: http://p-bandai.jp/ordermade/
If this prooves to be successful for Bandai, then I would expect similar ventures in the future.
-M.C., the Quantum Twin