The latest entry in Takara-Tomy's series of Omnibot robotic toys is this Omnibot Charmy Baku Showtaro Comedian Robot, which functions like an alarm clock, joke-teller and household ...
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There's a joke that a meme is only truly a meme when it gets adapted for porn. We've been covering the kendama boom that first emerged overseas and is now unfolding in Japan, resulting in special ...
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Hakuhodo's latest in its series of HACKist creative lab prototypes is Pechat, a simple button-shaped device that "lets your stuffed animals chat". In essence, Pechat is a yellow button that ...
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Moff is based in Tokyo but has its sights firmly on the global market. Its wearable smart toy Moff Band was released internationally after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. Now it has ...
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Miniature paper trees made from paper
Everywhere around the globe has been going Star Wars crazy due to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is especially the case in Japan, though, which saw an array of merchandise and ...
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Takara-Tomy's latest addition to the Omnibot series of robot toys is OHaNAS. All you need is the phone app, a Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth, and OHaNAS will be able to interact with you, such ...
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Japan has always had a big thing for Star Wars, and characters like C-3PO and R2-D2 have been frequent sights on advertising billboards and TV commercials for random products. The franchise is ...
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PythagoraSwitch is an educational NHK TV show about science and engineering. It has inspired a generation of youngsters (and dads) to try building and figuring out how things work. It's unashamedly ...
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A must-have for board game enthusiasts and fans of Japanese crafts
Get your drawing skills ready, kids. Here is the perfect aquarium that doesn't require any maintenance -- only creativity! The Picturerium is a digital fish tank. There are no live fish inside the ...
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Kendama have made a big comeback. The traditional cup-and-ball Japanese toy has been gaining in popularity in foreign countries for a little while now and in Japan too, the Japan Kendama Association ...
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We were already amused and surprised when Bandai celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Tamashii die-cast metal model series Chogokin ("super alloy") last year with some spectacular tie-ups like Taro ...
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Japan has a declining birth rate but the toymakers are still trying hard to find new ways to entertain children in the twenty-first century. Here's a brilliant example from Takara-Tomy. The ...
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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
Our love for all things Maywa Denki is no secret. We recently went wild about Mr Knocky, their unique drum toy, and also think their retro Otona no Kagaku Maywa Denki Automa-te Auto Writer Hand is ...
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JapanTrendShop is having a sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, offering 10% off on all items in its online catalog. Just use the code blackfriday2014 or cybermonday2014 to claim a discount on ...
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If you like unusual RC toys and if you like yuru-kyaru (Japanese mascots), then these two things are about to come crashing together in amazing style with this R/C Tractor Kumamon from ...
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