The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Lawson merch includes a broken Master Sword
With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom arriving on shelves in less than a month, Nintendo is ramping up its promotional efforts. This includes a new line of Tears of the Kingdom-themed merchandise to be sold at Japan's ubiquitous Lawson chain of stores. The merchandise line includes items big and small, ranging from novelty candies to a Master Sword that's definitely seen better days.
One item unique to Lawson branches is a special "Spicy Pepper"-flavored pack of Lawson's "Karaage-kun" fried chicken snack. It uses a unique spice mix inspired by the Spicy Peppers found in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That said, while the in-game Spicy Peppers are enough to ward off mountain chill, the chicken spices are mild enough for people who don't normally like spicy food to eat. There's also a pack of special gummi candies shaped like Chuchus, with eating picks shaped like in-game weapons.
The majority of Tears of the Kingdom merchandise to be sold at Lawsons will be part of a special Ichiban Kuji prize lineup. Patrons can purchase a lottery ticket for 750 Yen (about $5.60 USD) and win one of 29 prize types. The prizes include a "Toga Blanket" patterned after the toga-style garment worn by Link in Tears of the Kingdom, four types of coffee mug decorated with art from the game, stationery items with art and markings from the game, and even a wall clock. The most notable items are a set of keychains in the shape of various Koroks, keyrings made to look like the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Heart and Stamina Vessels, and small ceramic plates shaped like the different colors of Rupee. One of the rarest prizes is a light-up replica of the Master Sword as seen in Tears of the Kingdom. This sword is broken and corroded, likely as a result of some action by the reborn Ganondorf.
Finally, one item to be sold at Lawson HMV branches, as well as various bookstores and the Nintendo superstores in Osaka and Tokyo is a special night light. The light replicates a "life-size" Heart Vessel, and glows using an internal red LED. The light will cost about 3,839 Yen (about $30 USD) and goes on sale on May 8, 2023.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches on Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.