Tuesday, September 25, 2007

honeycreeper comes with a free t-shirt (while supplies last)

Puffy updated their official site today with news that the initial release of honeycreeper will be accompanied at select retailers by a free limited edition t-shirt. This announcement is included in the "specials" section of their web site, so it's likely that this is the special we've been waiting for - no wallpapers or videos this time.

Unfortunately, it looks like you're going to need to be in Japan to take advantage of this (argh! I just got back yesterday!), but as I do have a lot of visitors from Japan here, I thought some of you might be interested. Those of you not near one of the retailers do have the online Sony Music Shop available as an option.

You can find the full list of participating retailers at Puffy's site here.

I'll post a photo of the t-shirt itself as soon as I come across one. If anyone wants to send a photo of their shirt in via email, I'd appreciate it.

By the way, I'm reading through some Japanese forums and community sites right now hoping to see some photos of the shirt, and fan reaction to this announcement seems to be mixed at best. A lot of Japanese fans are pissed off that they preordered this CD through other retailers and now their orders have shipped and they won't be getting a shirt. I didn't even think about that; the timing of this announcement was either just really unfortunate, or worse, it was calculated to basically rip off the loyal fans who had already ordered the CD and could no longer cancel those orders. This is Sony we're talking about, after all.

Anyway, if you follow the Sony Music Shop link above, you'll also read the first info that I've personally seen about the first-pressing 28 page "special booklet" that comes with the initial run of CD's. This should be available at all retailers, import or domestic. There's also a photo of the back cover jacket, which I'm reposting below:

Kind of an odd choice, that back cover. It pushes Puffy way down in favor of... a chandelier?

UPDATE: Here's a higher resolution photo of the back cover jacket:

3 comments:

  1. I still hoping for a USA release. Sad news is my parents are coming to visit from Long Island, THE SAME TIME THEY ARE PLAYING LA!!!!!

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  2. That sucks, man... what about the Anaheim show? Parents there all week?

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  3. Of course. Too bad they can't play Vegas. We usually get Asian singing stars during the holidays. There is a House Of Blues here.

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