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New Fruity Pocky Flavours

That delicious yummy snack from Japan, Pocky, comes in many different flavours. Some available all year-round while others are seasonal or even regional, available in certain parts of Japan. But now Glico, the Pocky manufacturer, have announced a new range of mouth watering flavours.

The range is called Pocky Squeeze and its selling point is that it’s been made with 70% real fruit juice giving the Pocky sticks a new burst of flavour! The two new flavours are Peach and Blackcurrant and just take a look at how scrumptious the artwork on the boxes look!

If anyone is heading over there or is in Japan now reading this, we’d love to hear what you think of them if you come across these new flavours.

Lightning Pulls Off Cameo With Pocky

Maker of Pocky, Glico, has teamed up with huge Japanese developer Square Enix to pull together a cross collaboration with the popular flavoured chocolate sticks and the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

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To mark the game being released tomorrow, Lightining and various characters from the game will be adorning the different boxes of Pocky. The boxes will be showing up this week in Japan across the many Family Mart stores. The boxes will carry artwork featuring Lightning, Mog and many others on the original Pocky flavour, Friend Bakery and Almond Peak.

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Star Wars Pocky for Japan

Now here’s a great way to kill two pop culture icons with one stone. Glico, makers of all sweet things in Japan including the delicious Pocky, have joined forces (ahem) with movie giant franchise, Star Wars.

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They’re hitting Japan this week and will be accompanied by Pocky Giant packs and sticks in the style of light sabers. Promo clips can be seen below. You can also hit up the official site for the collaboration.

How cool are the Glico x Star Wars vans? Very.

As well as being yummy with a new element of cool to them, the packs also come with exclusive items such as rubber stamps, droid cushions which you can send away for and playing cards.

Evangelion Hooks Up With Sega & More For 3.33 Home Release

The Evangelion franchise is really turning the promotional wheels in the lead up to the home release of ‘Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo’. We’ve already seen a few collaborations on this site and now it’s the turn of games developer and publisher, Sega, to jump into the fray.

As the Japanese release on the 24th of April draws near, we now have a new collaboration utilising the many arcades which Sega have scattered around Japan. You’ll be able to pick up a few Evangelion¬†exclusive¬†items such as special prizes, clear files, drinks and more.

For more info, you can check out the official site here.

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Plus while we’re on the topic, let’s have a quick look at some other cross promotions that are running for the home release DVD/Blu Ray.

There’s also a team up with snack company, Glico, who are producing these awesome picnic mats.

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Convenience store chain, Lawson, also have their offering of an exclusive clear file which looks pretty good.

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Business wear label, Haruyama, is also putting out these smart Evangelion themed business shirts, women’s blouses, cuff links, handkerchiefs and tie tacks.

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