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Looking for obscure character goods?Looking for obscure character goods?

Okay so recently I got sucked into the world of mobile otome games. I love otome games but I never considered exploring the mobile genre for a long time, since I don't like to spend money on mobile games and I just figured they wouldn't be very good compared to their PC/Console counterparts.

Boy, I was wrong. I got curious and looked into a particular company "Voltage" and the otome they produce for mobile are actually very high quality, but I wasn't sold yet. I wasn't sold until I found a character who fits my tastes a little TOO well - Eisuke Ichinomiya.
Cold, arrogant, egotistical, a little sadistic, forward, confident... I was sold and I downloaded his source game. The rest is kind of history.

I just wanted to look at content for him online and I was surprised to find out he actually had merchandise. Now, I decided to look for this merchandise and.. it was sold out on all the retail sites and almost nothing was available on second-hand ones. The usual suspects like Surugaya, YAJ or even GoodsRepublic didn't even have anything.

You can see the few bits of merchandise he has here: ENTRY #111227
I'm not interested in the group stuff but I am in anything that just has him on it.

Anyone else ever deal with a situation like this? Maybe I need better search terms?
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Mobile games with rare merch is hell.
Especially when your favorite character is one of the "underdogs".

Even if it is something as big as Fate/Grand Order.
I want my Brynhildr merchandise.
Vor 5 Tagen
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I love me some Otome! Voltage games for me are a large my long descent into otome. I have encountered a bit of what you're going through in your search, especially for merch for PC otome games from small companies.
One would think a company popular as Voltage would have a plethora of merch out. For some reason, mobile otome games in the past didn't have much merch. It's changing a bit now, sometimes I see merch for other companies like Cybird and Cheritz, so hopefully Voltage will make more as well.

Have you tried Otamart? They're a user-based secondhand market. I had some luck finding some out of print otome merch on there.Otamart has a partnership with FromJapan, which can help with the buying. (Someone also wrote a guide on how to order from sellers and use a forwarding service as well)
Vor 5 Tagen
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Oh hey its the only Voltage game I thought was worthwhile. /I'm also hard on mobile games but there are a few out there.

It has merch??? xD dang.
I liked the artist guy I forget names by now orz.

The merch probably had a really small production too, I have trouble finding stuff like that. The other person's suggestion of looking for social media fan-groups is a good idea. Never know what someone might post.
Vor 7 Tagen
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Vor 7 Tagen
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BlueFlameParfait ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ♪
Welcome to Otome Hell.
Vor 7 Tagen
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I dunno if this will help you in particular because I don't really do Voltage games or otome myself, but I have a lot of friends who could probably tell you a lot about them because they play them, but check around places like twitter or join like servers dedicated to them in discord or group chats in LINE and stuff, cause there's a lot of merch for franchises like these that are otome/idol that just never get put onto this website, so there might actually be more. That n you have the higher chance of having a news source if you join groups for this stuff & people who might be selling their stuff/extras they have.
Vor 7 Tagen
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Wow I use to read voltage stories all the time! my fave is soryu from baddest I didn’t even think that there was merch of these chara! Thanks for posting this thread! Hahah
Vor 7 Tagen
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bomhat because I'm batman
I'm going through this right now with my trash-boy Eugeo :/
Vor 7 Tagen
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noctisity (Vor 8 Tagen) #40237438I believe they still don't allow selling fanmerch in their TOS which is also stated on their Tumblr. However the FAQ is a bit outdated because, for example, one of their questions:
Q: Is there somewhere in Japan that I can get Voltage merchandise?
A: We are not selling Voltage merchandise in Japan.

And they definitely do sell Voltage merchandise in some online stores now considering I literally just preordered SLBP merch last night LOL. So perhaps there are some exceptions to the rule now.
I have seen some Japanese fans sell their fanmerch through Twitter and Booth. A lot of fans also make merch to trade/giveaway at events. But they're sold in very small quantities. Since the market for the official merchandise is so small and Japan tends to be more strict regarding fanmerch, I'm assuming this is done out of respect of Voltage's guidelines. When it comes to international fanmerch, I have seen some people selling prints and dolls, but again, in super small quantities.


This is my first time getting into something where the merch pool is so... small and elusive ahaha. Definitely going to be an experience for me but I'm prepared to hunt! Thanks for more info :D
Vor 8 Tagen
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fortykoubuns (Vor 8 Tagen) #40235187By the way, does anyone know what the fanmerch situation is for Voltage Otome games? Like, are there straps or prints made by fans available out there? I used to do stickers and prints of my own (again, when I was active in the fandom) but I vaguely recall Voltage cracking down on it? Or maybe the fandom is still too small to warrent fan-made goods? Oh I'm getting so nostalgic about all this stuff ;_;
I believe they still don't allow selling fanmerch in their TOS which is also stated on their Tumblr. However the FAQ is a bit outdated because, for example, one of their questions:

Q: Is there somewhere in Japan that I can get Voltage merchandise?
A: We are not selling Voltage merchandise in Japan.


And they definitely do sell Voltage merchandise in some online stores now considering I literally just preordered SLBP merch last night LOL. So perhaps there are some exceptions to the rule now.

I have seen some Japanese fans sell their fanmerch through Twitter and Booth. A lot of fans also make merch to trade/giveaway at events. But they're sold in very small quantities. Since the market for the official merchandise is so small and Japan tends to be more strict regarding fanmerch, I'm assuming this is done out of respect of Voltage's guidelines. When it comes to international fanmerch, I have seen some people selling prints and dolls stickers, but again, in super small quantities. Edit: My mistake, not dolls. Mixed that up with Ikemen Sengoku merchandise.
Vor 8 Tagen
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