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Bandai today announced the release of a super alloy robot "Cho-gokin! Cho-gattai! SF Robot Fujiko F. Fujio Characters".

If you are a real Fujiko F. Fujio fan, you must have got an intense craving for it!

It comes with 6 small robots of the most popular characters created by Fujiko F. Fujio. By putting all the 6 robots together, you can make a 22cm tall robot.

6 characters:

Editor - December 24, 2014

"Christmas in Japan," by Paul Anka (VIDEO)
Recorded by Paul Anka, released in the winter of 1958 following his first tour in Japan. Reportedly predates the American song "Christmas Everywhere."

 

The Igarashi Lab. at the University of Tokyo is developing a new type of physics engine which can faithfully recreate in 3D the stylizations common to 2D anime.

"Physics engines are used in 3D animation, to generate the motions of hair and clothes. They can do physically correct computing, but the problem is, that's all they can do. The engine we've created makes it possible for artists to adjust such physics computations, in other words, to deform things."

What’s probably lost on most viewers around the world is that commercials like these aren’t evidence of a widespread, built-in cultural bizarreness. Nope, they’re much more about advertisers and ad agencies trying to out-weird each other.
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Way back when, the term “additive manufacturing” described a process little known outside of that industry, and Japan was actually on the forefront of that tech.

It's an awful feeling to keep leather shoes on all day in the summertime. Thanko could be your savior with their new product: the USB Soukai Shoes Cooler.

The USB Soukai Shoes Cooler is designed to eliminate stuffiness inside your shoes. Soukai means refreshment in Japanese.

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Recently released by Hamee, this series captures 3 major Ninja fighting strategies.

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To celebrate the 15 year anniversary of ONE PIECE first being aired on TV, the Real Dasshutsu Game in collaboration with ONE PIECE will take place this summer at the concert venue Zepp in its various locations around Japan.

Real Dasshutsu Game, which in English means "user participation type escape-the-room game" has been an extremely popular event, set-up and run by the Japanese event planning company, SCRAP Entertainment Inc.

Takara Tomy unveiled an aquarium-themed toy called "Oekaki Suiso Picturium." It enables you to make your hand-drawn fish swim freely in a watertank-looking unit. The kids are going to dig this in a serious way.
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Takara Tomy - Shinkansen Toy "Linear Liner" that floats and runs by MagLev
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Are you too lazy to keep holding your smartphone with your hand?  

Thanko's new Flexible Arm for Smartphone can hold your smartphone for you. You can fasten your smartphone with a big clip attached to the end of the flexible arm and there is another big clip to make the arm fasten to anywhere the clip gets fixed.

The arm allows you to adjust the height and angle of your choice.

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