DigiNavi Headline News Vol. 3 January 2021- Vital Bracelet Dim Updates, Including Shadow Howl Availability

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It's time for the January edition of DigiNavi Headline News!

DigiNavi Headline News is a monthly short video that updates on things happening that month in Digimon (it was off last month since there was a full/main DigiNavi.) It will includes looks at products, interviews with product developers, a calendar of upcoming events and releases, along with anime previews.

The video has an English translation that isn't machine translated. It isn't perfect, but it's more than sufficient for basic news.



Won't be going over everything from it in detail, as the video is short and easy to watch, but the main headlines this month are...


They show off the stickers that came out recently, along with the Imperialdramon model kit, which is out this month.

They also tease the Mugendramon one that is out in March.




Sekido, who does Vital Bracelet development for the Network Toy Product Development Unit comes on to talk about the Vital Bracelet.

While most of it is stuff we know, he does clarify one detail that had seemed consistent, but I don't think they had actually officially stated. Standard release Dim Cards include 17 Digimon, featuring 1 Digimon as the 'main' Digimon for the Dim.

In addition, they announced another way to get a Shadow Howl Dim (in addition to the previous V-Jump contest.) On February 1st they will announce details on how to get it from the Vital Bracelet Website.





The anime section is narrated by Mimi once again, who goes over recent happenings in the anime, including a tease or two for what is coming up.

Gokumon and Anomalocarimon are shown off, and the Data File goes over Crossmon.





The calendar section goes over current and upcoming events. Nothing that exciting this month that we didn't know about (and which wasn't gone over), although they do mention the Meeting Cafe being open.



They also announce the next DigiNavi Headline News will will be in late February.




As always, nice to have it officially translated, even if it isn't perfect, makes it super easy to watch. A few Vital Bracelet clarifications will make people happy (especially another way to get Shadow Howl.)


Update- Fixed a typo.
 

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I hope it's something I can get.
 

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So, I guess I'm still a touch confused. It said that there is a "chance" to get the black roar dim, but my pre-order said it will definitely have it. And now its maybe a black agumon or gabumon? Plus, there are more than 1 digimon per dim? Also, i think it said Bandai Premium had them up for sale? I thought those sold out immediately? Thanks!
 

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I think they meant Shadow Howl, not Black Roar
 

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Yes, it was a typo.

Also, the Vital Bracelet is still available at Premium Bandai. You just don't get Black Roar anymore.
 

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Inb4 they open preorders for a red bracelet with howl
 

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Yes, it was a typo.

Also, the Vital Bracelet is still available at Premium Bandai. You just don't get Black Roar anymore.
Ummmm, what? I've checked frequently and have never seen it available...
 

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Standard release Dim Cards include 17 Digimon, featuring 1 Digimon as the 'main' Digimon for the Dim.
Does that mean Black Roar and Shadow Howl aren't included here because they're bonuses?
I'd be interested in getting Black Roar from the scalper market since I missed out, but not if it's linear like the bonus eggs from ver 20th.
 

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Yes, it was a typo.

Also, the Vital Bracelet is still available at Premium Bandai. You just don't get Black Roar anymore.
Ummmm, what? I've checked frequently and have never seen it available...
Premium Bandai's had them open since Dec. 18th

バイタルブレス デジタルモンスター ver.SPECIAL | デジモンアドベンチャーシリーズ 趣味・コレクション | プレミアムバンダイ公式通販 (p-bandai.jp)
 

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Anomalocarimon hasn't appear in Adventure: right? Not really excited for him unless the black lightning strikes and make him evolve :>
I think it may appear in one of the future underwater episodes ^^
 

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Yes, it was a typo.

Also, the Vital Bracelet is still available at Premium Bandai. You just don't get Black Roar anymore.
Ummmm, what? I've checked frequently and have never seen it available...
Premium Bandai's had them open since Dec. 18th

バイタルブレス デジタルモンスター ver.SPECIAL | デジモンアドベンチャーシリーズ 趣味・コレクション | プレミアムバンダイ公式通販 (p-bandai.jp)
Ok, so whenever I've visited the premium bandai site, its definitely NOT the same site that you just posted, ha ha. I am having a hard time figuring this out. (I'm 39 and just want to bond with my 13 y/o son over something we both love). I ordered 2 of these from some sellers on ebay. Got him the Veemon edition shipped for $120 and I got the black/Black Roar with Adventure set for $198 shipped. Did I get ripped off? To me, that seemed good?
 

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Cool. New card. So I wonder how many they'll make. I'm guessing as many as there are types. Like with V-Pets.
 

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Yes, it was a typo.

Also, the Vital Bracelet is still available at Premium Bandai. You just don't get Black Roar anymore.
Ummmm, what? I've checked frequently and have never seen it available...
Premium Bandai's had them open since Dec. 18th

バイタルブレス デジタルモンスター ver.SPECIAL | デジモンアドベンチャーシリーズ 趣味・コレクション | プレミアムバンダイ公式通販 (p-bandai.jp)
Ok, so whenever I've visited the premium bandai site, its definitely NOT the same site that you just posted, ha ha. I am having a hard time figuring this out. (I'm 39 and just want to bond with my 13 y/o son over something we both love). I ordered 2 of these from some sellers on ebay. Got him the Veemon edition shipped for $120 and I got the black/Black Roar with Adventure set for $198 shipped. Did I get ripped off? To me, that seemed good?
The link will take you to Premium Bandai Japan's global landing. Once there you have to select a region - in this case we want to continue to the Japanese site. So scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see a large grey button that reads "To Premium Bandai Japan's Page".

Once your region is selected it's easiest to close the page and click the link I posted again. Then you'll be brought to the Vital Bracelet's product page.

I'm not sure I'm able to judge if your purchase was a good deal or not. I ordered mine from Amazon Japan and another from Premium Bandai. It doesn't really matter if I think it's a good deal so long as you're content!
 

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I really hope there's way more than 100 shadow howl dims. Gabu is one of my favorite lines. I want one 😢
 

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Yes, it was a typo.

Also, the Vital Bracelet is still available at Premium Bandai. You just don't get Black Roar anymore.
Ummmm, what? I've checked frequently and have never seen it available...
Premium Bandai's had them open since Dec. 18th

バイタルブレス デジタルモンスター ver.SPECIAL | デジモンアドベンチャーシリーズ 趣味・コレクション | プレミアムバンダイ公式通販 (p-bandai.jp)
Ok, so whenever I've visited the premium bandai site, its definitely NOT the same site that you just posted, ha ha. I am having a hard time figuring this out. (I'm 39 and just want to bond with my 13 y/o son over something we both love). I ordered 2 of these from some sellers on ebay. Got him the Veemon edition shipped for $120 and I got the black/Black Roar with Adventure set for $198 shipped. Did I get ripped off? To me, that seemed good?
It's unfortunate things aren't super clear for people looking to get into the Franchise, I live in the US (if you live in a similar region) and paid less than half of what you shared for the exact same devices + all the available DiMs.

I purchased my Black VB with Black Roar, The Agu and Gabu Dims and The Bluco and Vorvo Dims from Amazon JP. The VB was 60 Bucks and the Dims about 15.

I also preordered the Yellow VB from Nin-Nin games for about 90 bucks, looks like they are still available there! https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/jap...t-special-yellow-limited-edition-bandai-.html

IF you live in a similar region to me, I believe yes you did get ripped off, but hopefully this info helps in the future (People on Ebay tend to hike prices by a lot)
 

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Yes, it was a typo.

Also, the Vital Bracelet is still available at Premium Bandai. You just don't get Black Roar anymore.
Ummmm, what? I've checked frequently and have never seen it available...
Premium Bandai's had them open since Dec. 18th

バイタルブレス デジタルモンスター ver.SPECIAL | デジモンアドベンチャーシリーズ 趣味・コレクション | プレミアムバンダイ公式通販 (p-bandai.jp)
Ok, so whenever I've visited the premium bandai site, its definitely NOT the same site that you just posted, ha ha. I am having a hard time figuring this out. (I'm 39 and just want to bond with my 13 y/o son over something we both love). I ordered 2 of these from some sellers on ebay. Got him the Veemon edition shipped for $120 and I got the black/Black Roar with Adventure set for $198 shipped. Did I get ripped off? To me, that seemed good?
It's unfortunate things aren't super clear for people looking to get into the Franchise, I live in the US (if you live in a similar region) and paid less than half of what you shared for the exact same devices + all the available DiMs.

I purchased my Black VB with Black Roar, The Agu and Gabu Dims and The Bluco and Vorvo Dims from Amazon JP. The VB was 60 Bucks and the Dims about 15.

I also preordered the Yellow VB from Nin-Nin games for about 90 bucks, looks like they are still available there! https://www.nin-nin-game.com/en/jap...t-special-yellow-limited-edition-bandai-.html

IF you live in a similar region to me, I believe yes you did get ripped off, but hopefully this info helps in the future (People on Ebay tend to hike prices by a lot)
I'm not sure it's fair to consider it a rip off.

Ebay sellers are definitely the most expensive option when compared to the other alternatives. But typically those buying on ebay dont have access to the other, less expensive options.

I used to purchase all of my digimon stuff on ebay. Then I figured there had to be a better way and took to the internet.

Information on proxys was less available then it is today and it took a solid investment of my time (as I'm not the most tech savvy).

Nowadays that information is everywhere. Every update post on the Vital bracelet here, for instance, has a detailed list of how and where to purchase them. (Marc's really great about that). YouTube is flooded with videos on how to use a proxy.

So I think the ebay premium is worth it in a lot of cases. For anyone who cant be bothered with doing the research, learning how to use a proxy.. etc.
 

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For limited releases I could (somewhat) justify the absurd ebay prices, but seeing as this item is intended to be a retail item, paying double at the expense of "a little internet research" is a solid ripoff.

If you aren't privy to sites like this, Reddit, or Twitter its easy to get taken advantage of.
 

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For limited releases I could (somewhat) justify the absurd ebay prices, but seeing as this item is intended to be a retail item, paying double at the expense of "a little internet research" is a solid ripoff.

If you aren't privy to sites like this, Reddit, or Twitter its easy to get taken advantage of.
Agree to disagree:

like I said in my original reply, as long as the buyer is content then that's all that really matters.
 
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