Razer x BAPE® Announce New A GAMING APE® Collaboration

07.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Japanese fashion brand BAPE® has announced a collaboration with the gamer lifestyle brand Razer which will roll out in Japan on December 5, 2020.

 

Razer™ is an award-winning technology company that designs and develops gaming hardware, software, and systems. First founded in 1998, today’s iteration of Razer was established in with headquarters in Queenstown, Singapore and Irvine, California, United States.

The collaborative collection includes accessories like the DeathAdder V2 Mouse, Goliathus V2 Mouse Mat, Opus Wireless Headset, and more, all coloured in BAPE’s signature camo print and featuring the brand’s Ape Head.

The collection also includes apparel like hoodies as well as a backpack, all of which blend together both brands’ designs.

The collection will be released at A BATHING APE® stores and online store in Japan on December 5, 2020 at 11:00 (JST).

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    Twitter campaign

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    Line-Up (Excerpt)

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    Left: Character Pullover ¥5,400 | Character Long Pants ¥5,200

    Cut and sewn pyjamas with mini character designs and fruit patterns.

    Left: Blanket ¥5,800 | Right: Jacquard Blanket B ¥5,800

    Stay warm with these Timmy & Tommy blankets.

     

    Additional Stock Orders

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    Running: December 22, 2020 at 12:00 (JST) – January 17, 2021 at 23:59 (JST)

    Product Delivery: January 23, 2021

    Stay cosy and warm this winter with the critters of Animal Crossing.

     

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    23.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

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    Guided by the Light of the Moon: A Welcoming Under the Starry Sky

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    New official artwork designed for the planetarium

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    Welcome Zone

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    Locate Luna, Artemis, and Diana

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    Cafe Planetaria Collaboration Menu

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    Super Sailor Moon Lychee Milk | ¥800 (Before Tax)

    A lychee juice and milk combi topped with a crescent moon-shaped lemon. Pour in the accompanying pink grapefruit juice to enjoy a new taste and cute appearance.

    Tuxedo Mask’s Chocolate Latte | ¥800 (Before Tax)

    A truly striking beverage whose inspiration is sure to be instantly recognisable to Sailor Moon fans. It’s none other than Tuxedo Mask who gets himself a macadamia nut and chocolate latte.

    Super Sailor Moon Parfait | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)

    A sweet and tangy parfait with colours based on the Sailor uniform. It’s topped with amaou strawberry ice cream and pineapple jelly and adorned with a chocolate crescent moon and ribbon.

    Super Sailor Chibi Moon Sweets Box | ¥1,100 (Before Tax)

    An assortment of sweets treats like a raspberry and strawberry fruit sandwich, a berry-topped baked dessert, a heart-shaped macaron, and more.

    Otome Berry Tart  ¥1,000 (Before Tax)

    A fruity tart topped with assorted berries and a macaron made to look like the Crisis Moon Compact.

    Planet Cocktail Series

    Limited-Edition Coasters (3 Designs)

    Fans who order one of the non-alcoholic cocktails from the Planet Cocktail Series will receive one of three limited-edition coasters for free. There are also alcoholic cocktails but these don’t come with a coaster.

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