... can anyone help me out as to why this is packaged this way? It says it's a "Connexion Version 2" on the packaging in English, but has elements of the Japanese Keitai packaging? Is it some sort of Asian-Pacific release?
I think it's a V2 from the Asia Pacific region - possibly Hong Kong.
I remember that they also launched ConneXions (not ConnecTions), the packaging is definitely similar to other V1/V2 tamas that were sold in Asia Pacific and I think the little key chain thing is the same style as the ones that were put onto to Australian tamas. This is all from memory so I could be wrong
Edit: I have found what I think is a photo of your tama: http://www4.ocn.ne.j...plus/plus2.html - scroll all the way down to the last photo - looks like yours.
I found it on this Japanese fan-site (loads of tama pics; original to recent: http://www.nnc.or.jp...212/rerest.html )
Edited by TamaMum, 04 February 2012 - 10:38 AM.
Update with pic