Memorabilia

Ranma was well marketed from the late 1980s through the mid-90s, with countless products featuring the characters from the series. Everything from calendars to models, figures to pencil boards were churned out for an eager public to purchase.



Models
Models of nearly all the female characters were made, with dozens of Ranmas, Akanes and Shampoos. Ukyo and Hinako models were rare, but they did exist. The models come unassembled and unpainted, so depending on your skill, your model may or may not look like these.



Figurines
This little Genma figurine doesn't do anything, but many figures similar to this were made, including small keychains made from PVC figurines.



Ranma Gashapon
Also known as "capsule figures", these little toys are found in plastic bubbles in vending machines. Ranma was Takahashi's third series to receive a series of gashapon figures. The set includes male Ranma, female Ranma, Akane (with interchangable short and long hair), Shampoo, P-chan and Genma (panda).



Polystone Statues
These statues were commisioned for the American market, but were made in Japan, though I'm not sure they were ever actually sold in Japan. Statues of male Ranma, female Ranma and Akane were all made, and a rumored second set was supposed to include Shampoo and Ryoga, but it was never released.



Dolls
There are tons of these little dolls that are found in UFO Catcher machines. The dolls included male and female Ranma, Akane, panda Genma, Happosai, P-chan, Shampoo and a tea kettle.



Clothing
Shonen Sunday sold a lot of jackets like the one pictured here. Unfortunately they aren't terribly trendy nowadays, but they still fetch a good price on Japanese auction sites.



Dioramas
These figurines capture various scenes from the manga and anime series. Featured here are Ranma and Akane walking to school, Shampoo and Ranma kissing, Ranma splashing Genma, Kasumi and Ranma chatting, and Ryoga tossing Ranma into the Tendo koi pond.



Bath Salts
There are three different packets, one with Genma, one with Ranma, and the other with Shampoo.



Noren
This is a noren, a privacy curtain. This particular one is designed to look like ones you might find at a bath house. Takahashi did the original artwork for this particular norten, but their are others based on the anime.



Calendars
Almost all of Takahashi's series have had calendars. Many of them have become quite collectable due to the fact that they contain original artwork.



Shitajiki
Shitajiki (pencil boards) are plastic boards that you place behind a sheet a paper in order to prevent marking on the sheets beneath it. Shitajiki commonly have images of anime and manga characters printed on them.



Phone Cards
Phone cards are more popular in Japan than here in the US, and most are sold with collectible images printed on them. Many phone cards have become worth more that the value of the minutes they contain thanks to the artwork printed on them.

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