Nanbu Tekki combines Japanese tradition with anime style
If you've ever wondered how you could make tea just a little more Zeon, we've got your answer.
Premium Bandai has teamed up with Nanbu Tekki to create a line of iron Zaku head teapots. The item is part of Premium Bandai's new Discovery-G series, presenting Gundam-themed household goods in collaboration with the Gundam Cafe.
Iwate Prefecture's Nanbu Tekki is quite literally the first name in ironware, taking its name from the Nanbu clan who ruled the area centuries ago and popularized iron casting. The result is a traditionally-crafted tea kettle with the iconic Zaku head look—plus a spout and handle, of course.
The kettle comes with a filter, so you can make tea right inside. Or, if you prefer, you can remove the filter and use it to boil water for whatever else you prefer.
Along with the kettle are two smaller tin figures, depicting Haro and an SD Aggie. These can be bought individually or as a pair.
The new products are available to preorder online until November 22, and will be shipped out in February 2019. Starting November 23, Gundam Cafés across Japan and Osaka's GUNDAM SQUARE will have them in stock.
Source: Comic Natalie
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