Bandai has announced that it will be releasing a Phantasy Star Online Elenor RAcaseal figure in its Soul of Chogokin line. According to the pictures, this figure will include a beam rifle, handgun, Mag, meseta, rare item box, item container, and text bubble stand. Elenor is scheduled to be released in July for 6,500 yen.
Bandai Soul of Chogokin Elenor RAcaseal Statue with Accessories
Massively, an enthusiast MMO community site, published an article today featuring a retrospective on Phantasy Star Online. The article features several quotes from Yuji Naka and provides a brief history of the game. If you are a former or current Phantasy Star Online player, it is worth reading.
You can discuss this article in our Phantasy Star Online forum.
Shougai PSO, a Japanese fansite, posted an article today noting that Sega of Japan has renewed the registration for pso2.jp. With the looming 10th anniversary of the original release of Phantasy Star Online, some fans are taking this as a clue for the possible future direction the franchise may take. Hopefully, this will prove to be more than a standard domain name renewal.
MegaZoneXE recently posted about a Japanese website he visited that offers paper models of selected Phantasy Star Online Mags. The models include the basic Mag, Pushan, Sato, and PSO item boxes. If appropriate care is taken while constructing the models, you will be rewarded with a high-quality Mag or item box replica. In order to view the model files from this website, you will need the free Pepakura Viewer. If you decide to build your own Mag model, be sure to take a picture and share the results in this forum thread.
Example of a Completed Sato