Still waiting for ASB. We all want it to get here as soon as possible, but also want as long as possible for more characters to be announced. How many of you have put in a preorder? How many of you managed to get the extremely transient Gold Experience Box with the gold plate Araki sketch and the Jotaro figure? Yes, just the Jotaro figure.
I was wondering how they were going to get out both the Jotaro and Dio figure. I didn’t notice it at the time, but if you look back on the ASB commercial with Terrence, it only displays the Jotaro one. The Dio one is going to be released separately by Banpresto around the time of ASB’s launch in late August. On top of that, the official posting on the Araki-JoJo site says something about it being “an amusement exclusive prize” while also not listing a price. My Japanese isn’t too strong, but it looks like that might mean these are going to be part of a giveaway and not just regularly for sale, at least not at first. So if you’re looking to get the full Dio on Jotaro All Star Figure vs. Set, you may be in store for a lot of extra waiting.
You can follow Banpresto’s JoJo figure releases at their official page for JoJo figures (they’re also the ones that make the PASSIONE line.) It links to the PrizeBP page for store tracking where you can look up stores that will have the figure you want listed according to your region of Japan. If you know someone who can buy you stuff directly from Japan, I’d let them know about this. Good thing we’ve met someone like that in the past, huh?
(From the original Araki-JoJo page. Image copyright Banpresto, Araki, and Luckyland)