Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Will Get Lottery Figures in Japan Thanks to Happy Kuji

on June 1, 2015 1:49 PM

Konami announced today with a press release that Happy Kuji will release a series of lottery figures in Japan dedicated to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Happy Kuji is a rather peculiar kind of lottery pretty popular in Japan, for which you buy tickets and you get the corresponding prize, that can range between action figures and other goods.

The Happy Kuji Metal Gear Solid V series will be available in early September just in time for the release of the game, and each ticket will cost 741 yen (about 6 bucks). The action figures won’t be available anywhere else (even if you’ll probably find plenty at second hand shops in Akihabara).

Tickets will be sold at FamilyMart, GEO, Furuhonshijo, Hobby Zone, Sanyodo, Yodobashi Camera, BIC Camera and other game, CD, DVD and hobby stores, and I already know I’ll have to steer clear to avoid going bankrupt when I’ll be in Japan for Tokyo Game Show…

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.