Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ban Dai Triple Inchophone
Finally got my hands on one of these bad boys today. Originally released in Japan by the Ban Dai toy company in 2004 most units were destroyed leaving only 400 left for worldwide distribution. Apparently Jack White of the White Stripes purchased them all when he was touring Japan. He then sold them along with a special release of his at his merchandise table while touring. Therefore it was the only way to get one. They were completely gone and dried up with the quickness. Once word got out collectors were paying up and over $1000.00 to obtain one.