Way back in 2005 Mattel announced plans to localize and distribute Takara's Advanced PET II handheld in English. As the successor to the popular Advanced PET, the device introduced elements inspired by Axess – Cross Fusion and Double Soul. The thing is, it never came out!
Now, twelve years later, a fan by the name of Ubergeek77 miraculously found it. He bought it used from an eBay seller with no indicator it was the English version. It's a bit of a mystery where the seller found it, though. Did he work for Mattel? Did he smuggle it out of some warehouse? No one knows! Regardless, I'm happy this oddity made it into the hands of a worthy fan.
For more images of the Advanced PET II, head on down to The Rockman EXE Zone!