When Legend of Mana came out, if you reserved the game through DigiCube at any convenience store they partnered with, you would get a nice little pewter Rabite Necklace along with your game.
These necklaces are quite small by the way, I think I might choke to death if I wore one for long.
These items used to be very very common, showing up on eBay for around 10 dollars or so. These days they are a bit more rare, but still typically available at a reasonable price. I think I would pay around $15 or so for them, personally, but I also have more of them than I can remember so they’re not really on my shopping list anymore. I even found one randomly hanging near my front door. How did it get there? I have no idea, but it’s there and it’s cool.
These were so common on eBay, I even tried to buy around 60 at once from a seller back in the day. I had plans to give them out to members and visitors of this website, but alas, could not reach a deal with the seller. To be fair, I was young and stupid and I lowballed my offer to an insane degree. I don’t blame them at all for not taking part of my highway robbery scheme.
What is more interesting, are the golden Rabites.
As far as I can tell, these gold plated versions of the pewter pendants were available through a raffle that people could enter into in the Jugemu magazine. Just how many were there? I’m not actually sure. I know I have at least 3 in my collection, and I’ve seen around 3 others up for auction before. Sometimes you’ll get the nice little box it came in, but other times you won’t. I think one of mine even came with the paperwork from the raffle.
The idea with these was that you would remove your pewter Rabite, and replace it with this golden one. Then you’d be the envy of everyone. Or at least people like me.
Now, if you do happen across one of these, don’t shell out for it just because you’ve got a greed for gold. They are actually quite heavy, even compared to the Pewter, but they’re definitely not pure gold. I do not think they are worth as much as they tend to be listed for these days online. I paid $15 dollars for one of mine, and that wasn’t more than a couple years ago.