Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fujipet Goodies...mmmmm!

Part two of my Fujipet/フジペット website conversion to blog format (Part 1 here). Easier than I expected as the website was written in a narrative format. This time up we have Fujipet accessories and such, AKA...

GOODIES
A complete package, including a promo price card. This is probably a later model. The lighter wasn't part of the deal! It's assumedly there for size comparison (I notice the Japanese often use a lighter or a Lucky Strike cigarette box for size comparison). This set sold for around 52,000 yen.

Here is a Pet with the original box and instructions. I believe the other brochure is a catalog and the white sheet is a warranty or registration card. The different covers on the booklets are probably dependent on the production year.

A nice set with a flash. This flash looks the same as the one from the manual, so it may be an official Fuji product.

Boxes: Fujipet, Pet 35 and Fujipet EE.

A Pet 35 with its goodies...

A Fujipet still in its original bags. Note the price card at bottom right.

A complete set for a red Pet...

And a complete set for a green Pet.

A close-up of a Fujipet box. One side is stamped stating the color of the camera. Also includes a very surly chihuahua.

An EE complete with box, instructions and warranty card.

Another box with a kawaii girl instead of robot boy seen above.

A complete set for a very minty EE, with a different box from above. Interesting Fuji logo on the plastic bag. This set even includes the silicate bag!

A closer look at the EE box.

A closer look at the design on the bag and the silicate pack!

 Yet another box design for the Fujipet EE.

And a Pet 35 box.


This bag sold separately for 300 yen. It sports a vinyl exterior with a plaid cloth interior. The logo is a decal of sorts. Note the name tag holder attached to the strap.

The camera case for the original 120 was leather. I assume it was sold separately.

Both the case and bag for comparison.

A case that says simply...PET.

A lighter brown Fujipet case.

A very fitting sticker affixed to this bag! Matching hair! Also on the top is written Sekiya...the original owner?

A much-loved first-generation Pet with fancy car stickers.

A rare yellow pet with sweet stickers (sentai?) on the bag!

Someone personalized this well-worn Pet with a cute heart tag!

Here is a Fujipet EE with its leather case.
A Fujpet EE case with Mount Fuji on the front.

The Pet 35 leather case has a very sporty look.

This Pet has a nice wrist strap that screws into the bottom mount. These are common in Japan.

A yellow filter ring. I don't know if they made others, but a Pet R. (red) isn't unlikely.

One was made for the EE, as well.

Here you can see how the flash attaches. I'm not sure if Fuji made an official Fujipet flash. The flash on the left is odd and bulky. The umbrella flash looks the same as the one in the manual. These pictures come from this site.

Another modern flash on a vintage Pet! And at right is, I believe, a pinhole Fujipet, with lenscap. Or it could have been modified to shoot photos of stars and the moon. I've found evidence of this somewhere on the web.

I'm not sure if this tripod was made by Fuji, but it looks exactly like the tripod that appears in the manual.

A promotional pin, made of brass. Looks great on someone's jacket, I bet!

And a pin for the EE, available in different colors...

This is a metal bank. Very cool characters on the front!

The back of the bank.

A Fujipet crate! For what? I have no idea. Fujipet ramune?

And another Fujipet crate!

A major "what the heck?" here...a Fujipet bike! Probably some cross-branding from a store that sold Fujipets, or possible a contest prize.

And to prove more than one exists...a sweet red ride!

Gee, the monkey camera on this tin whistle looks familiar! Also available is a pig whistle. These are fairly common an eBay...

Figurines. The website they come from is now down, but they sent me a nice e-mail once.

Promotional cards.

Two adverts from Japanese camera magazines. Translation: Fuji Film. Everyone's Camera - Fujipet. Bag 300 Yen. The different S, SS and SSS are three Neopan Films by Fuji.

Some old Japanese photography magazines...one featuring Fujipets!

A Fujica brochure featuring the Pet 35 and Fujipet EE.

A foldout brochure with various Fuji cameras.

And another nice brochure.

And another promo (prize?) flyer...



 A magazine ad.

A single-sheet Fujipet calendar!

A very cool promo hanging poster on cardboard...

A promo poster.

And a page from a Fuji catalog for the EE.
This neat little book was gifted to me...basically a "how to take photographs" book from Fuji in 1958.

Here are a few shots of kids with Fujipets. The third is from Fujifilm's official site (bottom right) titled フジペットによる撮影会, or "Fujipet Photo Session".. The dog could be Hachiko (not the original, who died in March 1934), waiting for his master to return home. The last (top right) comes from this site...a young priest with a Fujipet, according to the caption.

 Another photo from a Japanese book on photography. Note the carrying case.

An excellent shot, this one is...

And one more small snapshot, identifiable because of the case.

 Another...

Talented young photographers? From a Fujipet exhibition in 1957.


A kakui kid carrying a Fujipet EE.


Evidence from a crime scene? Or part of a game...Fujima-san in the temple with the Fujipet. Most likely they are prizes for some contest or promotion.

The Fujipet featured in a modern magazine. I have a couple different magazines/mooks that feature the Pet.

Promo flags, probably for hanging in stores.

This is a Chinese Fujipet copy, "Kofuku". More information can be found at this site. A quick translation states that it was probably made in Tianjing factory in 1960, maybe used by the children of affluent Communist Party staff. It is made out of metal because production of plastic parts was probably difficult at that time in China. It has a double lens, as opposed to the Fujipet, which has a single lens.

A Holga in disguise! Created by TGray and borrowed from the toycamera.com forums.

The one and only Polapet! An amalgam of a few broken Fujipets and a Polaroid Square Shooter. I think it needed a screwdriver to fire the shutter. It's a monster!

And two shots taken with the Polapet using expired film.

And the Instax Pet I made a couple years ago...

A shot from the Instax Pet...


Something interesting going on here with a Fujipet...digital? Not sure.

And a Fujipet cake!

The Fujipet was also featured in the original logo for Lightleaks magazine (designed by me, of course). When I stopped doing the magazine design, it became Light Leaks, and recently went kaput. Browsing through the first three issues I did, I had forgotten how cool it looked! =P

That's plenty for now. Still have manuals and a breakdown to cover. Also want to talk about Bronicas and I've had a couple requests about self-developed color. Soon!

4 comments:

  1. Ludmila5:09 AM

    Hi, Im Ludmila from Argentina, i found your site looking for some manuals for what i think this camera is. The bag says "Pet 35" so i thing is the FujiPet 35mm, but i dont have any original box or manual . I found it in an old suitcase! but i dont know how it use and i cant found anything about this on the web. Could you help me?

    Thank you so much!

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  2. GuyFawkes6:02 AM

    the direct name translation of the Chinese Fujipet copy, "Kofuku/Xin Fu No.2" in english would be Prosperity/Happyness No.2....makes you kindda wonder if there was a no.1 as well?:)

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  3. Loving the FujiPet collection, they are now my new toy camera obsession!

    http://insidetheborder.com/

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  4. too much fun. thanks for the time and effort put into it.

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