Kojima Productions is selling branded tape for some reason

Death Stranding developer Kojima Productions will be selling branded tape at the Tokyo Game Show 2019. This may seem a bit confusing and strange, but that’s pretty much par for the course for anything that springs forth from the mind of Hideo Kojima.

Kojima Productions have spent the last few days getting ready for the Tokyo Game Show 2019. As part of their preparations, they’ve been announcing several pieces of merchandise that will be available for sale at their booth at this upcoming gaming convention. There’s the standard fare one might expect like a collectible Nendoroid figure and socks, of course. The umbrellas are slightly stranger, but totally appropriate considering their use in Death Stranding. Today’s announcement, however, borders on downright weird.

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“More goodies debuting at the Kojima Productions Store in #TGS2019,” the tweet said. “We present these two (in our humble opinion, awesome) tape sets: damage sensor tape design in yellow / orange, red / dark brown, and black / white. They will be available at our merchandise booth for 900 JPY!”

As stated in the tweet, two sets of this branded tape will be made available. The first set is “damage sensor” tape in various colors that say “Void if Tampered – Do not paint over or remove label.” The second set has the Kojima Productions logo with the text “From sapiens to ludens”, a company motto that talks about us evolving into a more advanced form of human.

The branding on this merchandise certainly makes sense; in this case, it’s the merchandise itself that’s strange. There are places that you could get custom-made branded tape made up, ostensibly to make your shipping boxes look a little bit classier. The big question is who thought it would be a good idea to make this for sale to the general public.

Whatever the reason behind its creation might be, you’ll be able to snag your very own rolls of Kojima Productions adhesive tape at the Tokyo Game Show 2019. It’ll run you ¥900, or roughly $8.40/£6.80/€7.60.