Friday, September 08, 2006

Resident Evil

According to Tim Surette of, "When gamers think about Resident Evil, they often think of flesh-eating zombies, spine-tingling terror, and over-the-top, gruesome deaths. However, in Japan, they apprently think of stamp collecting."

Surette says, "Capcom's Resident Evil franchise turned 10 years old this year, and to celebrate the occasion, Japan will be getting a series of RE-themed postage stamps. A set of 10 stamps [shown above]valued at 80 yen ($0.68) each will go on sale on September 20 and run for two months."

Five of the stamps will feature some of the series' more popular characters--Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and Rebecca Chambers. The remaining five bear the game's Japanese name of Biohazard, as well as a logo of S.T.A.R.S., the fictional special-ops squad that takes on hordes of zombies.


For dealers who offer new issues from Japan, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM