Lightans in a Box -- Again

by Darren Pierce : Radar, Radar! : 05.08.06 12:48pm EST


Bandai offered a little press release on the recent Lightan madness. The toy giant looks for sales of 50,000 units of their SOC Gold Lightan, and is targeting people between the ages of 25 ~ 35 who owned Gold Lightan toys in the past.

You've heard about Bandai Hong Kong's reissue of the original GB series Lightan toys, and this press release clarifies that Bandai has plans of its own for Japan. Do you remember the old wooden boxed Lightan gift set? It's making the rounds again, containing all six of the original "generation one" Lightans. It will be released in limited numbers, available for ¥28,500 at the Shizuoka Hobby Show this month, and also on Tamashii Web. Later in 2007, Bandai (Japan) will offer the regular individually boxed Lightan reissues.

So now there's no excuse for a toy geek to be deprived of a complete set of Lightans.