Bottle caps are one of those semi-functional character good items that don't really seem that functional. A Luffy plastic bottle cap is cool enough, but I can picture myself more likely to lose one than use it. Still, the ones that Zigz Toys have planned for next March are quite neat. Based on Natsume Yujin-Cho, they have the cat spirit Nyanko-sensei drunk, happy, angry, in love and glow in the dark.
The items sell for 525yen ($6.60)
2010's first wave of caps
Speaking of cute, but borderline useless, Rana Couture has stuffed "decorative seals" that you can stick on a smart phone with double-sided tape, based on Nyanko-sensei and Evangelion Angels. These guys sell for 714 yen ($9)
And for those wishing for some good luck, limited Daruma Buddhist dolls modeled after Nyanko-sensei are also being sold by Rana. Preorders for the 20cm figures made in Takasaki Gunma - the home town of the popular Buddhist figures, items are being taken through the end of November for the lucky price of 8,888yen ($111)