Monday, June 18, 2007

Kuoing To Taiwan Anytime Soon?

Then you'll want to pick up a limited-edition Hong-Chih Kuo bobblehead doll, exclusive to the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department store in Taipei, Taiwan (story from the Central News Agency--sorry this posts so late but translating this back into English was challenkink):

Taipei, June 3 (CNA) A set of limited edition Wang Chien-ming and Kuo Hong-chih bobblehead dolls will be put up for sale islandwide beginning June 9 at 13 branches of the nation's largest retailer, the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store.

A spokesman for the department store chain said Sunday that Shin Kong Mitsukoshi has gained permission from U.S. Major League Baseball Properties to sell the dolls of Taiwan-born New York Yankees pitcher Wang and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kuo in Taiwan.

A total of 1,000 special-edition Wang dolls and 1,000 Kuo dolls will be available in Taiwan, with another 6,500 Wang dolls and 4,000 Kuo dolls to be sold in other countries around the world, the spokesman added.

He also noted that sales of the dolls will be limited to one of each type per customer, adding that payment must be made in advance of June 9 and that the dolls will be delivered to customers in July.

He added that anyone hoping to get either doll with the serial number 1 will have to head to the Hsinyi New Life Square at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi's Hsinyi branch for the chance of being the lucky customer, the spokesman said.


Anonymous said...

I think Steve's been drinking too much Tsing Tao on his trip...

Steve Sax said...

Actually, I've only been drinking Heinegen.