(We <3 Japan. Bo loves it more than us. In fact, there is an ode to Bo.)

The Boem
In South California there was a young man,
Who liked to import plastic toys from Japan.
This man’s name was Bo, and his toys were legion;
All ‘cross his desk stood bright figures gleaming.
Not a cheap hobby, no; that he could not deny,
But every new package brought joy to his eye.
Then one day came the news: Tragedy in Japan!
Earthquakes had ravaged Bo’s toys’ homeland!
“O, what can I do,” cried the man, his mood now quite black.
They’d given him so much, now what could he give back?
Soon the answer came to him, like a bolt from the blue:
He could sell off his toys—though he wondered to who.
Then the money he’d take; send it far ‘cross the sea.
After all, reconstruction could hardly be free.
To part with his toys? A cruel task for Bo.
But assistance was needed, so charity ho.
Now here his toys sit: They wish to help too.
Who will take the next step? Could that person be you?

This is why he is auctioning off his beloved collection of figures to help those in need in Japan. He has kept every single figure in pristine condition, and one is even unopened! 100% of the proceeds from these auctions will go to America Red Cross. Their message:

“Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.”

Donate to Japan out by bidding on one of Bo’s (beloved) figures, and watch for more Aksys-related items on Play for Japan soon! To find more info on this initiative, and to learn how to participate, visit us at http://www.playforjapan.org.

Play for Japan: KOS-MOS Monsieur-Bome – Xenosaga Figure
Play for Japan: Dizzy (Guilty Gear) 1/8th Scale Figure
Play for Japan: Fumiko Odette Vanstein 1/8 Figure
Play for Japan: Castle of Shikigami 2 Niigi G.B. Figure
Play for Japan: Okami Ryoko 1/8 Alter Figure