Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Everybody Loves That Robot Cat

Aside from Transformers and Robotech, the other TV programme that took up a chunk of my childhood television viewing time was Doraemon. I'm willing to bet that people loved that ear-less robot cat at some point of their lives. Even now, I find reading Doraemon comics while sitting on the "throne" to be an excellent way of passing motion..I mean time.

Doraemon has found it's way to the Nintendo DS (again), in the form of a new game by Sega, titled Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken DS. It wasn't the game that suprised me (it was a given, considering the popularity of both the DS and Doraemon in Japan) but the Doraemon-themed accessories that were launched around the same time as the game.

First up is the Dorameon Compact Pouch DS Lite. Honestly, I don't want to be caught dead walking down the street with this thing. The same goes for the Doraemon Pouch DS Lite. I once saw someone straping something similar (but of a Mario theme) to his bag pack and nothing feeds the stereotype of "gamers being overweight OTAKUs with poor fashion sense" better than that.

The Doraemon Starter Kit for the DS Lite doesn't seem half as bad as the two previous accessories. Consisting of stickers, screen protectors and perhaps some other stuff that I couldn't make out from the screenshot, it's probably the a stepping stone to "pimping your NDSL".

I wouldn't recommend these stuff, but the game is a minor curiousity, considering that it has support for the WFC service. Purchase information and product details can be obtain at Play-Asia by clicking on the links above.