I am not kidding. Unfortunately the contest ended September 24, so you will not be able to get your hands on this hot deal in the general marketplace. But, you can rest assured you will not be the only uncool kid that does not have a giant fried chicken case on their iPhone 5s at the playground.
The promotion was on Twitter (to catch that and whatever else they cook up, follow @KFC_jp) and participants were to use this hastag: #KFCカーナル, which roughly translates into “KFC Colonel’s Day”.
Should you ever happen to acquire the super sized case and that does not satiate your fried chicken needs, make sure you check out the accompanying fried-chicken keyboard, mouse, USB drive, earrings, and large plushie hat so you can have as much fried-chicken swag as your friends and family can handle, until they drop you into a deep fat fryer, of course.
If these items seem very strange and even in the realm of a joke/scam/satire, you obviously haven’t been exposed to Japanese culture in which KFC is insanely popular. The country adopted chicken as the next best alternative to turkey for the traditional Christmas dinner and KFC (lovingly referred to as only “Kentucky” in Japan) capitalized on the trend with a huge campaign called “Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!” (Kentucky for Christmas!) in 1974. The campaign was so successful it is still extremely popular today, with customers having to place their orders months in advance and waiting in lines that extend around the blocks of chains all over the country. Not only is the food widely popular, Colonel Sanders is somewhat of a cult figure as well, having life-sized statues of him outside of most chains and his memorabilia, like figurines and wind-up toys, can be found at regular toy stores across the country.Source: CNET
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