Cuddly Calcifers? (fwd)

deborah.dwj at deborah.dwj at
Tue Feb 15 22:13:27 EST 2005

Passing along...

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Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 01:15:43 -0000
From: "Gawith, Abigail" <Abigail.Gawith at>
To: owner-dwj at
Cc: deborah.dwj at
Subject: Cuddly Calcifers?

Hi Deborah,

I can't mail from my usual address(es) at the moment, so would you mind passing this on to the list?  Thanks.


Hello people,

I'm a longtime lurker, but for once I have a really good reason to emerge for a bit.  I'm currently in Tokyo on business, and I've found a shop that sells Howl's Moving Castle tie-in toys.  Would anyone like me to get them a fluffy Calcifer (with or without logs)?  They're about 5" across.  Very orange.  Long fur; bright eyes.  Little tiny arms.  Really very cute.  Did I mention fluffy?

I can't find a picture online, unfortunately.  Possibly someone whose Japanese is better than mine would be able to.

They cost of the order of 1200Y (about 6.50 GBP or US$12).  I've no idea how much postage would cost to anywhere from here... and I don't know how anyone outside the UK would be able to reimburse me... but the offer's there.  Let me know and I'll do my best.

There are also enamel pin badges of most of the characters, 500Y each.

Other items are heavier and so it wouldn't be practical to ship them internationally.  Sorry about that.

(I haven't actually seen the film itself, incidentally, but there are copies of the book everywhere - in English, in Japanese, in a four-volume manga version (stills from the film)... and it turns out plenty of other DWJs have been translated into Japanese too, including the Tough Guide, the four Chrestomanci books, Wild Robert and Power of Three.  Of course, finding them in a bookshop is a matter more of luck than of judgement!)


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