Kamen Rider Gaim is finally here! But for those wanting a DX Sengoku Driver…getting one might be easier said than done.
Reports from those living in Japan says that the belt is selling like hot cakes with some stores selling out within minutes of opening. HJU’s Tom Constantine shares a similar story: his friend stood in line for a 10 AM store opening in Shinjuku and the belts were all gone by the time he entered the building. It appears that Bandai did not make enough to meet the demand.
Not surprisingly, the few places that do have the belt in stock are already starting to sell them for a mark up. Amazon Japan has one listed for 14,100 yen or 145 in US Dollars and the belt is starting to show up on eBay with the most expensive listing asking $236 US. The belt is slowly starting to climb in value with similar prices appearing on Yahoo Japan auctions.
But if you’re still in the market for a Sengoku Driver don’t let this discourage you. Similar things happened last year with the Wizard Driver . Finding a Sengoku Driver should be easier once the initial craze passes and the Holliday season is over.