Kingdom Hearts fans have had a very long wait for the latest title in the franchise and as they now rejoice, Sony is celebrating that achievement with a limited edition Series A Walkman. Those of you who have been around long enough know that the Walkman isn’t a new product. It’s actually one of Sony’s most iconic cassette players and was first released in 1979. This particular one doesn’t require cassettes, though, it can hold plenty of songs in its 16GB of internal storage.
The limited edition NW-A55 Series A Sony Walkman is a digital model with a unique Kingdom Hearts 3 design. The game’s main protagonist Sora is featured front and center in this design. Sony isn’t just coming out with a limited edition Walkman to celebrate the launch of Kingdom Hearts 3.
For a car with a mischievous grin and penchant for fun, the MX-5 Miata's color palette is on the drab side, but thankfully the 30th Anniversary Edition gets a vivid hue called Racing Orange. Mazda says it "evokes the breaking dawn of an exciting new day," and that it's partly inspired by the bright yellow of the Miata Club Racer concept from 1989. That's all well and good, but it looks to us more like the orange from the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B race car. Whatever the reason, we dig the color.
It will be important that the new owners like it, too, because the color is everywhere. It's on the brake calipers, door sills, air vents, stitching and piping. Everything else is a black or charcoal color, including the gorgeous Rays forged aluminum wheels, exclusive to this model, and the Alcantara trim on the dash, doors and seats. All versions of the special Miata come with Recaro seats, Brembo brakes, Bose sound system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The manual models add a limited-slip differential, Bilstein shocks and a front shock tower brace.
Nissan North America's head marketer said of the 2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, "The... name was chosen to connect to Pathfinder's family outdoor adventure-minded target customers." These customers apparently want an appearance package that makes the Pathfinder look even less likely to get dirty, at a big discount. There isn't a single adventure-minded performance upgrade, and even the name is generic; dozens of states have Rock Creeks. It is relatable, at least.
The package dresses the mesh grille, roof rails, door handles, mirror caps, license plate finisher in black paint. There are also black accents on the front and rear fascias, and black trim around the wheel arches. A set of dark, 18-inch wheels make modest reference to the true deep-woods original Pathfinder. Those wheels are wrapped in 255/60 R 18 all-season tires – 0.40 inches wider than the rolling stock otherwise available. Badging gets done up in black, too, including the words "Rock Creek" on the front doors. A trailer hitch and splash guards complete the exterior makeover to "emphasize rugged Pathfinder heritage."
Special edition cars can be a bit lame sometimes, but we wouldn't consider the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, honoring six decades of continuous Land Cruiser production and set to debut at the Chicago Auto Show, to be one of them. We'll complain about meaningless badging from time to time, but take a look at the vintage "Toyota Land Cruiser" badge behind the rear window. The "Toyota" font and scripted "Land Cruiser" are about as old-school-cool as it gets, folks. It makes us wish Toyota would stick that badge on every Land Cruiser.
Enough with the badge, though. This Heritage Edition Land Cruiser gets bronze 18-inch forged BBS wheels with a "Toyota" center cap — also pretty cool. Other off-roading treatments include a running-board delete and lower body side molding delete for better clearances. All the other changes are appearance-related, but it's a pretty comprehensive overhaul for the ages-old Land Cruiser.