Happy days for Digimon fans living in Japan! Premium Bandai, over the past few months, have been rolling out the awesome merchandise in celebration of the upcoming Digimon Adventure Tri series of animated films, each item looking better than the last with the latest being a full-scale replica of the original DigiDestined leader’s signature goggles.
Incase having a fully-functioning Digivice wasn’t quite enough to make you feel like a true DigiDestined, surely these goggles will! As you may remember, Taichi “Tai” Kamiya was the original wearer of this legendary piece of eye-gear back in Digimon Adventure, but then passed it down to Daisuke Motomiya (Davis) so he could start his adventure as the DigiDestined leader in Digimon Adventure 02.
This pair of goggles started a trend that has only been broken once throughout the series thanks to my personal favorite DigiDestined Marcus Damon (Masaru Daimon) of Digimon Data Squad, who refused to don his own pair of icon leader goggles.
Officially titled The Memorial Digimon Goods: Taichi Goggles, this new item is now up for pre-order on the Premium Bandai website. Selling for 4,860 (US$39), the goggles will ship once December rolls around, with pre-orders closing up on the 30th of September.
Do yourself a favour and head to the online store to pre-order yourself a pair of these magnificent and iconic goggles before all the units have been allocated. We’re not sure whether or not they will ship outside of Japan but the hope is that they actually do. Either way, it doesn’t make this new wave of official Digimon merchandise any less exciting. Let’s ride this damn wave into glory!