Nihon-Vibe: AKB48 invades SEGA Prize Machines!

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Mega-popular & mega-sized girlband, AKB48, is set to make their appearance in SEGA's long-running series of prize machine goods in a mega-huge way.

From July 2012 onwards, SEGA's SEGA Prize lineup will feature no less than 3 different series of AKB48-related products up for grabs including a USB Mouse & Mousepad sets, Tumblers, and over 30 different mini-cushion mobile phone straps featuring the members of Teams A and 4.

All these collectibles will be in specially marked SEGA Prize Machines all over Japan - and this is just the first volume! SEGA has stated their plans to release subsequent volumes monthly from August onwards.