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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:50 PM

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While I was at Yodoboshi Camera (Shinjuku) today trying to complete my 500 yen ($4.25) Robocop Trilogy figure collection, I noticed the Final Fantasy XII Potions on display at the checkout counter. Priced at 200 yen ($1.70) for a measly 120ml (4oz), I wasn't exactly an interested buyer, but I figured at least I could let my fellow CAGs know if it's any good or not.

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Despite the fact that this stuff won't cure you of anything, the Final Fantasy XII Potion must be the most mediciny tasting beverage on the planet. In comparison, Robitussin is a delicious exotic cocktail and Pepto Bismol tastes like a Root Beer Float. The FFXII Potion tastes so bad, you would think it would either get you incredibly drunk or cure Cancer. Being that it does neither makes me wonder why this drink exists.

I can not comprehend how the fine folks at the Suntory Group put such a foul tasting beverage on the market. It's almost as if they are daring Final Fantasy fans to drink it. My guess is that the meetings on the Final Fantasy XII Potion went something like this (translated from Japanese):

Executive A: "Man, those kids sure are crazy about that Final Fantasy."

Executive B: "Yeah, I bet it doesn't even matter what our drink tastes like. If it has a Final Fantasy label on it, it will sell faster than a 14 year old school girl's soiled panties."

Executive A: "Despite the fact that I've been huffing glue all day, I think I've just had a brilliant idea. Let's bottle up some donkey piss and mix it with toxic waste."

Executive B: "Sounds like a plan. Got any of that glue left?"

#2 mykevermin

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:10 PM

Yeah, well...how many HP did you gain?
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:12 PM

I'm sure he gained -10 hp. You didn't drink all of it did you Cheapy (no wonder it's 4 oz)?

Cheapy have you ever had those holiday Jones Sodas? The ones that are flavored after turkey & gravy, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob, salmon, etc. If you have, do they compare to the blue bile that you just put in your mouth?

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:20 PM

I'm sure he gained -10 hp. You didn't drink all of it did you Cheapy (no wonder it's 4 oz)?

Cheapy have you ever had those holiday Jones Sodas? The ones that are flavored after turkey & gravy, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob, salmon, etc. If you have, do they compare to the blue bile that you just put in your mouth?


:rofl:

I heard those holiday Jones Sodas is one of the worst drinks of all time.Not even a bum will drink that crap
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#5 slidecage

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:05 PM

are you sure you are to drink it??? maybe it was something to put your skin or soak your feet in...
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:17 PM

Way to take one for the team, Cheapy! Now go eat some dirt to get the taste of that foul elixer outta your mouth. :)

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:23 PM

I just want the bottle it looks cool. Unfortunately, the only place you can get it at the time is at play-asia for 13$ plus 6$ shipping. Only if Cheapy can hook me up.
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#8 CheapyMom

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:26 PM

I was worried that you might have been poisoned Cheapy so I did some googling to see if I could find what the ingredients are. All I learned is that the potion contains 10 "secret herbs" and is being marketed as an energy drink. I also came across this TV commercial.




#9 SpottedNigel

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:28 PM

Would it mix well with anything? Or just bear piss?

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:35 PM

While I was at Yodoboshi Camera (Shinjuku) today trying to complete my 500 yen ($4.25) Robocop Trilogy figure collection,


Wow, thats an expensive capsule toy, but badass enough to be worth it. Most expensive I saw was 2 bucks. Isn't there anywhere to just buy the complete set so you don't have to take the risk with the capsule machine?

#11 CheapyD

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:43 PM

Cheapy have you ever had those holiday Jones Sodas? The ones that are flavored after turkey & gravy, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob, salmon, etc. If you have, do they compare to the blue bile that you just put in your mouth?

No, but they sound nasty.


Would it mix well with anything? Or just bear piss?

It tastes like its already been mixed with piss.

Wow, thats an expensive capsule toy, but badass enough to be worth it. Most expensive I saw was 2 bucks. Isn't there anywhere to just buy the complete set so you don't have to take the risk with the capsule machine?

The Robocop figures are not capsule toys. They come in a box and are known as "One Coin Figures", with that "one coin" being 500 yen. They are larger and more detailed than capsule toys. However, you still have to get lucky to get the complete set as the boxes are not marked. There is probably some place you can go to pay a premium and get the complete set, but I do not know where that would be.

I actually got the same 3 figures that I bought the first time I went Roboshopping. It's the Mappy syndrome all over again!

#12 youruglyclone

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:02 PM

...I must have those figures. Leave it to the japanese to show love to something America so neglects.

any interest in selling your dupes?

edit: cheapyd you actually linked to a site that sells the set for about 55 usd in your original post.

#13 CapAmerica

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:46 PM

How much would it cost me to have you ship me a box of thous? Most site that are selling them are really ripping off people by chargeing them $20+ per bottle.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:12 PM

I'm curious as to what's in it. Could you list the ingredients?

#15 2Fast

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:28 PM

I've always preferred Phoenix Down anyway.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:30 PM

those robocop figures are pretty cool
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#17 Dkellar

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:42 PM

Maybe this stuff is used to clean bathrooms?

#18 mikeohara

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:49 PM

the bottle looks cool ... that's all. I ain't drinking it based on Cheapy's review.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 09:32 PM

Maybe thats why hardly anyone uses em in FFXI and even then it's a last resort thing.
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:04 AM

*CheapyD moves to Ja-Pan!*

*CheapyD has been Zombified!*

*CheapyD uses Potion x1!*

*CheapyD takes 9999 damage!*

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#21 RelentlessRolento

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:20 AM

Yeah, well...how many HP did you gain?




#22 CheapyD

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:25 AM

any interest in selling your dupes?

edit: cheapyd you actually linked to a site that sells the set for about 55 usd in your original post.

Sorry, the dupes are already spoken for.
I'm pretty sure that site is selling a whole case of them.

#23 2poor

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 05:56 AM

What kind of drink is it supposed to be? Flavored water, energy drink, etc..?

#24 thorbahn3

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 07:56 AM

Ten bucks says someone will have one of those bottles attached to their hip as some FF cos-play costume. Also since Japan loves Capsule toys so much wouldn't they have some kind of trading area or perhaps a website?
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:24 PM

How much do the Limited Edition ones cost? They look cool as hell thanks for the review. Now I know I can buy empty ones with out missing anything.

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#26 CheapyD

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:54 PM

The Premium Box is about 600 yen ($5 or so).

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:51 PM

If I paypaled you some money would you be able to send me a few of thouse Premium versions? =D
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 05:23 PM

Those Capsule toys and figures are really neat. When I was in Hong Kong a small shopping center has a whole floor selling those kinds of things.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 06:00 PM

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