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Official Xenogears Merchandise


This section of the site went without updates for at least two years, and for that I apologize. Now that I've finally gotten around to fixing that, I hope these entries are useful. Each item is accompanied with an image, all necessary ordering information (such as ISBNs and publishers), and its current availability. Links to stores that carry these items are provided where possible. I only provide entries for the items I own, so there are a few missing (though the notebook and wallscroll are the only ones I can think of). This list does not include doujinshi.

Unfortunately, most of these items are now unavailable. If you didn't get them when they were around (that would be what, five years ago?), your best bet is to search on eBay, and if you're lucky, you won't have to spend a fortune to get what you want.

No, I won't sell my stuff. Terribly sorry! Move along.

contents:
- Strategy Guide
- Comic Anthology
- 4-Koma Comic
- Laminated Cards
- Keychains
- Memorial Album
- Pencil Board
- Piano Score
- Pins
- Sticker Collection
- Perfect Works
- Poster
- Xenogears
- Postcard Collection
- Mini Guide
- Postcard Book
- Xenogears: Creid
- Xenogears Original Soundtrack




Xenogears Strategy Guide

Stores:
- Brady Games


ISBN: 1-56686-825-4
Publisher: Brady Publishing
Price: $14.99

This is the one published by Brady Games after the release of Xenogears in the US. It provides a decent walkthrough (and there are some amusing typos, too), and character portraits that were rare until the Perfect Works made its debut in the stores over here, but it's almost impossible to find a new copy these days. You can try asking Brady, but since there are a ton of good walkthroughs and scans online, it might not be worth the trouble.




Xenogears Comic Anthology

Status:
- Out of Print


ISBN: 4-89601-398-0
Publisher: Movic
Price: $15.99

If you're lucky enough to find a copy of the Anthology, I think it's worth buying even if you can't read Japanese. The stories are easy to follow, and most of them are ridiculous anyway. This volume includes the famed Liquid Sky, for Clio Saga fans, and almost every character makes an appearance in at least one story - save Krelian. (Sigh.) Although this is worth owning, I recommend avoiding anyone who tries to sell it to you for more than thirty dollars. It's nice to have, but it's not worth a fortune.

There are color illustrations at the front of the book, and the comics are in black and white. The dust jacket also has a few nice illustrations. For summaries and translations, go to the manga page.




Xenogears 4-Koma Comic

Status:
- Out of Print


ISBN: 4-89601-399-9
Publisher: Movic
Price: n/a (677 yen)

Like the title implies, this anthology is completely dedicated to 4koma comics - the only illustrations are on the cover and flaps. The first ten or so pages are in color, and the rest is in black and white. Most of them are pretty funny, but if you had to choose between this and the Comic Anthology up above, I'd recommend the latter.

Also like the CA, this book is out of print as far as I know. I got lucky and found someone selling it on eBay for a reasonable price, but I haven't seen it in stores since early 2000.




Xenogears Laminated Cards

Status:
- Unavailable


Product #: [100]0369 0900-01 0798 A (through F)
Publisher: Movic
Price: --

This card set is one of those items that's nice to have but completely unnecessary. The cards (which you can see if you click on Elly over there I'm missing #4) are sturdy and laminated, but they only feature the regular character profile images and an abridged version of the poem on the back of the pencil board. (Seen here.) This is wonderful for a collector like me, but not all that great for someone paying through the nose just to get Xeno merchandise. ^^






Keychains (Fei, Elly, Shitan, Billy, Sigurd, Bart)

Status:
- Unavailable


Product #: [650] 0369 0220-01 0998 A (through F)
Publisher: Movic
Price: $9.75

The keychains are made of hard plastic, shaped and painted to resemble the SD versions of the characters in the Perfect Works book. Elly is incredibly rare, but I think there's an even chance of finding the others. Like the Comic Anthology, these usually go for a high price when they show up. They make decent keychains, but I don't use mine - I'm a collector at heart (or at least a packrat).

[Fei: A, Elly: B, Shitan: C, Bart: D, Billy: E, Sigurd: F]




Memorial Album: Thousands of Daggers

Stores:
- Kinokuniya
- Akadot Retail
- Asahiya
- AnimeNation


ISBN: 4-925075-27-6
Publisher: Digicube
Price: $35.00

The Memorial Album contains the complete Xenogears script, including lines for the animated scenes - all in Japanese. The script is accompanied by small screenshots (in color), but there are no illustrations or large images in this book. If you aren't fluent in Japanese or fanatic about collecting Xenogears books, I recommend skipping this one.

Ironically, this is one of the few items still in print. Go for it.




Pencil Board

Status:
- Unavailable


Product #: [250] 0369 0020-01 0798
Publisher: Movic
Price: --

This is a simple item, and it's not that expensive if you're tight on cash. There is only one that I know of. On the back of the board is a monochrome version of one of Elly's sketches from the Perfect Works, and a poem (which can be seen in Elly's shrine). It's pretty useless, but it's nice to have.




Original Soundtrack Piano Score

Status:
- Out of Print


ISBN: 4-8108-6622-X
Publisher: Doremi Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
Price: --

The Piano score keeps coming in and out of print, so if you're lucky, it may still be possible to grab a copy. It contains music for every track, and the ones that I've heard played are nice, though not all of the tracks are suitable for piano arrangement. This is great if you play the piano, or know someone who can. If you don't, I recommend saving your money.




Pins (Shitan, Fei, Elly)

Status:
- Unavailable


Product #: [450] 0369 0622-03 0998 A (through C)
Publisher: Movic
Price: $6.75

Like the keychains, these are the characters in SD form. I think there are also pins of Fei and Elly, but I don't own them, and I haven't been able to find them. You can wear them or keep them in their packages - they're like any other decorative pin. I'd advise against trying to push them into thick fabric.

Sorry about the image. ^.^




Sticker Collection

Status:
- Unavailable

Product #: [500]0369 0324-01 0998
Publisher: Movic
Price: $7.95

I bought two pages of these so I could use them, and.. they're nice stickers, but definitely not meant to decorate book spines or anything that sees a lot of action - the adhesive isn't strong enough for that. I think they look prettier on their little page than they do on my stuff.




Xenogears Perfect Works: ~The Real Thing~

Stores:
- Kinokuniya
- Asahiya
- AnimeNation


ISBN: 4-925075-32-2
Publisher: Digicube
Price: $45.00

This is the most popular and oft-cited book in the Xenogears fandom, and for good reason. It's in full color, with illustrations and character designs for almost every character, sketches of cities, townspeople, and national emblems, and an illustrated bestiary. The rest of the book - the bigger chunk of it - is devoted to in-depth information about the game's history, characters, science, world, and story progression. Clio Saga's story Dark Summer is featured in the Drama chapter and there's a comic about the Element girls at the end of the book.

If you buy any Xenogears book, I recommend buying this one. It has something for everyone, even if you can't read Japanese. You shouldn't have to pay more than $50 for it, though - it's common enough now that even Amazon sometimes carries it, and with Xenosaga whipping up the fans, I don't think it'll disappear for a while.




Xenogears Poster

Status:
- Unavailable


Product #: [500] 0369 0010-01 0798
Publisher: Movic
Price: $21.00

There's nothing extraordinary about this poster. It's a large version of the cover of the Perfect Works, minus text, and it makes a nice decoration for blank, depressing walls. (Every time I see someone selling this at a convention they cover Elly with Post-Its. It's hilarious.) People who are intimidated by nudity will be offended by this, so it's a great thing to display where everyone can see it.

Dimensions: 20x36 inches.




Xenogears (game)

Stores:
- Electronic Boutique
- Gamestop


Product #: (I'm sure you can find this somewhere)
Publisher: Squaresoft
Price: $45.00 ($20 now, I hear)

I haven't seen it for myself, but I hear Xenogears is now part of the Greatest Hits line. (I'll jump for joy later.) With that in mind, you shouldn't have to pay more than $25 for it, and used versions of the original shouldn't go for very much either.

The Millenium Editions are probably out of print, but if not, well... I should grab one. ^.^ It's worth collecting, though it can only be played on Japanese systems.

Yes, that is a scan of the Japanese version. I'm lazy.




Postcard Collection

Status:
- Out of Print


Product #: [800] 0369 0201-01 0798
Publisher: Movic
Price: $12.00

This set contains eight postcards. These include full-length profile images of the characters, a small version of the image on the cover of the Perfect Works, and Sophia's portrait. These cards also feature the poem in Elly's shrine. This is a cute gift or collector's item, but there's nothing special about it.




Mini Guide

Status:
- Out of Print


ISBN: 1-56686-840-8
Publisher: Brady Games
Price: n/a

Brady's mini-booklet was given away with Xenogears on the day the game was released, and is not available for resale. It has fifteen pages, full-color, and a walkthrough for the Lahan incident, along with profiles for Fei and Shitan, and CG images of their gears. (Oddly, the screenshots show Xenogears and Fenrir instead.) It also has more complete illustrations of Seraphita and Emeralda's second form.

As far as I know this was a limited release, so they probably don't have any copies on hand.




Postcard Book

Status:
- Out of Print


ISBN: 4-925075-19-5
Publisher: Digicube
Price: $15.00

If you want postcards, I recommend this book over the other one. There are cards for the main characters, their gears, and many of the animated scenes. Many of these images (such as the sketches of Shevat's layout and the sketches of Weltall's transformations) are available in the Perfect Works, so if you're buying this for the images, it would be more worthwhile shell out the extra money for PW, instead. Other than that, it's a nice gift item.




Xenogears: Creid

Stores:
- Kinokuniya
- Asahiya
- Game Music Online

Product #: SSCX 10018
Publisher: Digicube
Price: $32.00

1. Merkaba
2. Two Wings
3. Bart
4. Creid
5. Dajil
6. Stairs of Light
7. June Mermaid
8. Spring Lulluby
9. Lahan
10. Mebius

This is my favorite OST arrangement, so I can only give you a biased opinion. It's heavily Celtic, so if you like the style, this is a good album for you. All of the vocals are in Japanese with the possible exception of Creid, though it may just be the lyrics that are in... well, it says "Irish" in the booklet, so I'll just go with that. I recommend this CD.




Xenogears: Original Soundtrack

Stores:
- Kinokuniya
- Asahiya
- Game Music Online


Product #: SSCX 10013
Publisher: Digicube
Price:

This is the complete soundtrack, two discs, complete with lyrics and a very pretty booklet. If you liked the music while playing Xenogears, this is a natural purchase to make, and I definitely recommend it. Track two on disc one, "Stars of Tears," is the infamous outtake, and a nice song in its own right, though I hated it for a long time. ^.^ There are tracklists available everywhere, so you'll have to live without seeing one here.





Xenogears and everything in it are copyright Squaresoft. I claim no credit for their work/property. All artwork and stories belong to their respective artists and authors.