Let’s face it, Rabites are awesome. So awesome that Square-Enix has released a few various pieces of merchandise in their image. Most of them are awesome, but some don’t seem to capture the true essence of the Rabite. In this news post I’ll take you through the range of Rabite themed merchandise, starting with the sub-par and ending with the spectacular.
This less than amazing T-shirt has two pictures of Rabites on it. A tiny colored one on the back, and an outline of one on a sleeve. Finding this item is doubtful, because after nearly 10 years any T-shirt is probably going to be looking ratty.
The Legend of Mana Postcard booklet comes with a lot of great drawings of the characters from the game, but it seems they got lazy near the end of the booklet and just started packing random characters together on the cards. In this great card we have a Rabite about to be jumped by a miniature Golem.
This combination just puzzles me.
You get a 50 minute pre-paid phone card and a stainless steel zipper pull together in a pretty neat little Rabite themed frame.
I thought about using the Rabite phone card while I was in Japan, but I decided against it because it would punch holes through the thing. So forever it will sit inside the little nook on this frame. Also I haven’t put the zipper on anything because it seems to remove it from the frame.
I will never understand the logic behind this thing.
Technically this isn’t merchandise, as they gave them out during conferences or as a press kit, but it’s still a Rabite. Great for cooling yourself off on a hot summer day, or for using in an old school style play where you have to put a mask up in front of your face!
Tomnet from the forums has one and I’m totally jealous.
Alone you can’t do much with this card, but if you have more of the cards you can make a deck, and then you can play the Rabite and tap it to prevent two damage to one of your characters. That’s probably helpful. Also the Rabite gets an attack or defense bonus if you have the Hero or the Heroine out! Neat!
Seiken Densetsu 3 also has a card game to go with it. You can read the news post about it and the LoM trading card game here, or learn how to play the former here.
I want to find one of these. But I wouldn’t use it as a mousepad, I would hang it on my wall.
Finding one of these is probably going to be impossible, because every mousepad I’ve seen has ended up looking really terrible after just a few years of use, let alone over nine.
Imagine how much fun you can have with a Rabite finger puppet.
If you said not much, then I’m afraid I have to disagree with you. Once you put this little guy on your finger the whole world changes. Now your bedroom isn’t just your bedroom, it’s Gaia’s Navel. Your back yard isn’t your back yard anymore, it’s the fields between Potos and Pandora. Those aren’t your parents coming to play Rabite games with you, they’re coming to offer you psychological counseling.
This thing is seriously fun though, don’t knock it until you’ve played with it.
That concludes the list for now! Tune in on Tuesday when I go over the best of the Rabite Merchandise!