A few years ago we noticed a lot of online chatter about Japanese fitness machines that recreated rodeo-style motions. People sniggered because they seemed wacky or even suggestive. But they work -- ...
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Old is back! We first of all saw this trend when Nintendo released a "new" console, the Nintendo Famicom Mini NES Classic, that is an almost exact replica of the original NES. The video game giant ...
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Anyone who has ever trawled YouTube will have encountered videos of cats. And probably anyone who had looked at more than a few would have soon encountered a subgenre of the YouTube cat video: ...
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Our favorite Japanese comedian of the moment, Piko Taro, is continuing to capitalize on his Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen fame by promoting the Perotto Ice Pop DJ Licking Music Toy. This is another ...
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Gotta catch them all! Or should that be: gotta wear them all? With the Pokemon Face Packs you can improve the quality of your skin and also transform into your favorite Pokemon monster at the same time
Sony has been developing an innovative new series of products called First Flight, a crowdfunding and retail platform for developing unique projects that you wouldn't expect from the veteran yet ...
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We may be all digital these days but there's still nothing quite like the joy of holding a precious selfie or romantic snap in your hands. The need for physical copies of photos is not going to ...
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The fundoshi revival continues now with this luxury update on the classic Japanese undergarment. Librement Kobe has created two 100% silk satin fundoshi lingerie items, one for men and one for ...
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In February, a Polish women became the first foreign female professional player of the Japanese strategic board game shogi. It's relatively rare for shogi to make the foreign-language news but the ...
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The world's first VR footwear and gloves with haptic feedback to enable users to feel the virtual world!
If you still haven't sated your Star Wars fix after re-watching Rogue One on DVD and can't wait until the release of The Last Jedi, Sega Toys is here to help with the latest in its series of Homestar ...
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Celebrate the recent release of Rogue One on DVD and get ready for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi at the end of the year with this awesome Star Wars Inflatable First Order Stormtrooper. The ...
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While the days when we used to look forward to consumer electronics from Sony, Panasonic and the like with great excitement have faded away, there is still a lot of interesting tech coming out of ...
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Whether you're an anime fan or not, it cannot have escaped your notice if you live in Japan that last year there was a film released called Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.). In fact, it's still on release ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
May the force be with you. Or should that be... toothpick? Does Japan harbor the biggest Star Wars fan base? Why else does it seem to have such an insatiable appetite for Star Wars products and ...
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Everyone's favorite creators of chindogu (strange and "useless" gadgets) have done it again: made something we didn't even realize we needed. Thanko's latest arrival is the Smaneck Smartphone ...
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A few years ago Maywa Denki released a toy that would go on to storm the world and win a major award. It was the Otamatone, a curious tadpole-shaped electronic synthesizer that you played by moving ...
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