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07 August 2005 @ 03:38 pm
Fullmetal Alchemist Merchandise Update [Hot Topic]  
Browsing through the Anime store over at Hot Topic and I came across this nifty little piece of merchandise:


Why couldn't they have had these at Hot Topic when I was there yesterday? ;_;

I actually got Scott one of the phone straps like this with chibi-Ed riding chibi-Al when I was at AKON. So it's funny to see the pins available, lol.

And, thus comes the question: With main stream stores like Hot Topic selling this stuff, what is that going to do convention sellers?
*reminisce__ on August 7th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
Sell it cheaper. I bought a Roy keychain from a convention vender that was a dollar cheaper than at Hot Topic; $3.00
slitherer-outergazelle on August 7th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
How much cheaper can they go? If they're selling authentic stuff, well, anime goods in Japan are damn expensive. Unless those are the kind of keychains you can get from vending machines, in which case they'd still be making a $1 profit if they resold it for $3.
Jiah Pet: Just Add Water!jiah on August 7th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm loath to think of the concequences down in the states, but I'm not too worried up here in canada. We don't have Hot Topic, so the only anime stuff you'll find open to the general public and mainstream are from crap, edited to hell kid shows like Yu-Gi-Oh and Zapf Bell. All the anime stuff stays in the gaming, figurine, and comic stores, with the exception of manga which can be found by the shelf at the Indigo and Chapters chains :3
Sarahtakuya on August 8th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, but Chapters is really expensive. XD; *buys all manga & anime in the US* I also don't have any figuring/comic/etc stores near me. ;.;

I wish they had those a little earlier though... I just went to the US last week. XD
Megmegkips on August 7th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
Aside from selling it cheaper, dealers have more variety than what appears at Hot Topic.

By the way, I did buy the FMA hoody a few days ago and THANK YOU for lobbying it. It's seriously the most comfy hoody I've ever been in. (I'm wearing it right now.)
Trinamintytrina on August 7th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
i was about to say...i don't see the fma hoodie on the hot topic site anymore! did they discontinue it??? please say nooooo, i want to get one next payday!
Sam: Chibi-Havocsamaside on August 7th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)

I saw it in Dayton when I was there this weekend. I didn't see the back though because it was on the cieling and I didn't want to make someone get it down for me ^^;...
Meg: Centaursmegkips on August 7th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Heh, you beat me to it.

Luckily for me the hoody was right in front and at Ed-level (-shot- where I could reach it. Mmmm this thing is so cozy. *falls asleep in it*
alicen.bob_always_wins on August 7th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
only thihg about the hoodie is the logo on the arm. x__x other then that i would buy it.
slitherer-outergazelle on August 7th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ditto. The big ugly logo is the onlything stopping me.
alicen.bob_always_wins on August 7th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
*nod* i wish they would make a version without it.
DragonSpeakerdragonspeaker on August 7th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
I've been considering ways to remove it without ruining the actual material. XD

Other than that, it's pretty cool. :3
slitherer-outergazelle on August 8th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
You can always rip off the sleeves and rock it 80's style... lol.

The sleeves are just so... tacky. :(
Brakus: Going offbrakusjs on August 11th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
Oh will you shut up about the English logo? Not everybody who shops at Hot Topic are rabid fangirls.
Sam: Chibi-Havocsamaside on August 7th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
Haha, I love that hoodie... I was wearing it well into June XD

I wish they had gotten the arm thing off though =P
Megmegkips on August 7th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
It's August and I'm in my basement with socks, shorts, the hoody and a blanket. I LOVE my basment sometimes.

The arm thing isn't too bad, mainly because the sleeves are HAYOOOOGE on me and the text gets all bunched up. (And this is a size small...)
dejichan on August 7th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
oh! I have that Edo pin! =D I had the Aru pin too, but I lost it a few weeks ago ToT..... That0s why my pins are now on my shelf instead of my bag =_=
Feria: [Hagaren] Sunsetwithout_reason on August 7th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Same thing happened to my straps. My Al one broke off and I lost it. Why does it only happen to Al? ;__;
Bretoyashleesketchyheart on August 7th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
...Why does that only happen to Al? I had a set of Al and Ed chibi head pins, and Al committed suicide or something. Woe T_T
slitherer-outergazelle on August 8th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
Hey, I had some Al and Ed chibi head pins, and Ed's the one who died. He sort of made a kamikaze leap from my bag in the Kyoto subway. o.O;
Lira Alicia Kraunik: Brothersliralicia on August 7th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)
Aghhh!!! I have the Aru one, but couldn't find the Ed one... let's go out toghether so they can meet again xDD
dejichan on August 8th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
they got restock of their pins at "eurocentro" >3 including a clappy edo pin <3~and my poor aru that got lost ToT... but I have no money to buy new ones *sigh* (well, I do have, but don't wanna spend it on that =X... I want to save money for once ToT)
vicemagevicemage on August 11th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
O.o;; I had the same thing happen, both my Al pins hopped off my bag. Luckily, it turned out they did it in my car and I found them a couple days later... I'm being bold and keeping them on my bag, but now I check that they're still clipped tightly.

(And I'm so tempted to wear Ed or Mustang at work sometime with my regular pins. ^^)
chloe christine: Neko Edo!sleepingsun on August 7th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Cute pins :D I think I might buy those when I go clothes shopping for school at Hot Topic next week ^^
createdmemory on August 7th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you for telling us...

I need more FMA stuff. XD All I have is a shirt... >>;
PaperCut: ed - inerasable sinpapercut917 on August 7th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
I got the pins the last time I went to HT (a couple weeks ago). I saw the hoodie but didn't get it. I think I'll probably snag one next time I go if they still have it though. :3
Samsamaside on August 7th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)

I wish they had them at the one I went to... My democratic donkey pin got lost while I was in Ohio and I needed a replacement.
love sonnet XVIzodiacstargazer on August 8th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
Wow. I got a Roy pin in the same fashion cheaper at a convention. O.o And I seriouisly want to buy that hoodie. Unfortunately, unless I get a 40$ gift card, I can't buy it. ;-; How sad.
» anne-sushiultrasushi on August 15th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
Haha!! I got the Ed one in France for 1 euro!!!!!!!!