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The $200 Space Invaders Bag


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17080 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:38 PM

I saw this officially licensed Space Invaders Bag while shopping with the Mrs. in Ginza. The name of the store is Idea Seventh Sense. It the first store on this list. The bag cost 20,000円 which is just under $200. It's pretty large and hard to tell if it's was meant for men, women, or both. An effeminate Japanese guy could probably get away with it, but not me.

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They also had some smaller/cheaper bags.

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No, I didn't buy either of them.

#2 Cursor   Livin' a CAG paradise CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:30 PM

Why does that remind me of the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry was carrying a man-purse? "It's European."

Maybe one day, if you continue to live in Japan, your boy will grow up to carry one of those around--?

#3 paintball745   PHD in deals CAGiversary!   517 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

so it like 10 to 1 for currency and hmmm damm 90 yes it does remind me of that to cursor.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 07:27 PM

Wow, why do I have a feeling I'd have to hide this thread from my g/f! lol I know she's big into the retro wardrobe style and she'd go nuts over this! Nice find Cheapy, just in time to go next to your space invader's clock! ;)

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:56 PM

I could groove it if it was a DS case or a PSP case maybe even a ipod case but as a purse ? ...not cool , sorry but not cool


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Posted 11 March 2008 - 02:42 PM

so it like 10 to 1 for currency and hmmm damm 90 yes it does remind me of that to cursor.

It's 100 to 1, or thereabouts
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#7 ratzombie   aka yunkie CAGiversary!   12862 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:59 AM

Doesn't even look $50.00 nice.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:08 AM

Reminds me of my mom's old purse.



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Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:25 PM

I prepher my chrome bag. http://www.chromebags.com/. Anyone who rides bicycle at any length should really check these bad boys out.

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#10 olly_lewis   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:26 PM

The metrosexual in me is shouting to the rafters: "I want one"... and the truth is... I do really want one... even for $200.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:45 PM

Yeah, manbags aren't for everyone. It'd be impossible for me to pull that off. Nirvana guy, are you a hipster by any chance? Or ride a fixie? or a true bike messenger?

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#12 L337-Legend   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   8 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:46 PM

IDK, $200 seems a little steep. And around these times, man purses still scare me. But it's interesting they have a space invaders bag...

#13 Koggit   almost sorry CAGiversary!   3886 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:58 AM

I guess I'm sort of scene or whatever you want to label it, a bit more effeminate and eccentric in regard to fashion than many, but I'd definitely buy that bag if it were cheaper (~$40).

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:58 AM

The only reason I would buy that bag, would be to turn around and sell it on eBay. And for $200, that's never gonna happen.

#15 ZeroSupporT   By Your Powers Combined.. CAGiversary!   1333 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:32 AM

The metrosexual in me is shouting to the rafters: "I want one"... and the truth is... I do really want one... even for $200.


The straight guy in me is kicking your ass.

#16 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3499 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:53 PM

The straight guy in me is kicking your ass.


Though with that bag he can carry stuff and keep both hands free for fighting.

#17 Short-Stuff-Sluff   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   3 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:36 PM

Well I have been meaning to get a man-bag lately...

#18 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5141 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:26 AM

Cheapy it definitely looks like a purse to me.

When will you tell those people the truth?! That you are the reincarnation of the Buddha and you have come to help them as the Bodhisattva. They already suspect given your height and size. ;-)
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:48 AM

It would be a bit more than $200... more like $240. The yen-to-dollar exchange rate has been this lousy for a few years now :-(
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#20 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5141 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:59 AM

Yeah no kidding blue. I'm hating it, especially since I've been wanting to import the Miyazaki blu's(covers are better then the American one's and I'm not paying over $20 for a domestic Blu catalog title short of it being Criterion).
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

Yeah no kidding blue. I'm hating it, especially since I've been wanting to import the Miyazaki blu's(covers are better then the American one's and I'm not paying over $20 for a domestic Blu catalog title short of it being Criterion).

I import anime figures, game soundtracks, etc. It's quite a bit more expensive than it used to be @_@
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#22 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5141 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Oh heads up blue. The exchange rate is now like 94 Yen to the dollar.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Oh heads up blue. The exchange rate is now like 94 Yen to the dollar.

Yeah, I've noticed; it has been steadily improving for at least a few weeks now. Hopefully it'll be back to around 100 yen to the dollar by summertime.
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#24 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5141 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

I hope so, now I just need to get some Japanese grammar books from Amazon...shipped to me from someone in Japan(the shipping rates from Amazon Japan are outrageous).
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

If you order a lot of stuff at once it's not so bad (especially for heavy books), but for just a few things... yeah, their rates are steep D:
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#26 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5141 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Well I'm talking about the lighter books even. When it's cheaper for me to still buy those books from White Rabbit Press then Amazon there's a problem. I'm talking Elementary School Crossword Puzzles and Word Search books for crying out loud. I think Amazon either does it on weight, quantity or whichever they deem to be most expensive for you. :-(
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

Yeah, I've noticed; it has been steadily improving for at least a few weeks now. Hopefully it'll be back to around 100 yen to the dollar by summertime.


reports say it could go back to 110-120 by end of year due to QE measures.
Good thing because I'm going in a couple of weeks.