For damn near a decade, I refused to put any kind of ornamentation and/or dangly business on my keitai, or cell phone (more properly referred to as a 携帯電話, lit. “portable phone,” but these days often seen in print as ケータイ). However, when I saw this number, I knew my keitai was in for a bit of decoration.
What you see here is a BE@RBRICK figure that was included as promotional gift along with select bottles of Pepsi NEX. There were quite a few different ones available, including one of Neo from The Matrix, but it was this Heath Ledger-inspired Joker version that I just had to have.
Oddly enough, I haven’t seen these anywhere here in Tokyo — I picked this up late last year when I spent a week visiting some acquaintances out in the country (ugh, that’s a blog post in and of itself).
Anyway, just look at this little guy! Isn’t he great? And he apparently shares my love of Tokyo Black Porter, which makes him that much cooler.