AmiAmi’s Japanese branch revealed that the Resident Evil BSAA, STARS, and Umbrella Corporation Zippo Lighters are coming back. The 11,000円 (~$81) designs have a tentative June 2023 release window in Japan. The retailer is selling them via its website for 9,900円 each and accepting pre-orders. The English branch that ships worldwide doesn’t yet have listings for them. These designs first appeared in 2017 and 2018, depending on the model. They aren’t showing up on the Zippo USA website. (The Taiwanese version of the site still features a listing for the STARS one.)
First, here’s the Resident Evil BSAA design. It features the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance logo on the front, specifically citing the North America branch. On the back, it lists the eight regions that apply.
Next, the STARS Resident Evil Zippo lighter features the logo on the front. On the back, it spells out the acronym by saying “Special Tactics and Rescue Service.”
Finally, the Umbrella Corporation one features the logo and company name on the front. On the back, it reads, “Umbrella Corporation: ‘Our business is life itself.’”
These sorts of lighters come up quite often. For example, in 2021 there was a Resident Evil Village-themed one. That had a Hound Wolf Squad logo on it.
The AmiAmi product pages that the Zippo Resident Evil BSAA, STARS, and Umbrella lighters are expected to ship in June 2023.