Seibu Railway plans to launch a restaurant train next spring

Commuter Food!

Seibu Railways is one of the major private rail companies running in northwest Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture. They announced the development of a tourist train to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the company.

Bandai - Online Gachapon service "Net de Capsule"

Bandai unveiled its new "Net de Capsule" service, which allows you to remotely play and buy a Gachapon (capsule toy) online at home.

Net de Capsule is a joint project between Bandai and Netch, a Japanese internet gaming company. The particulars of the deal are still under development.

Plastic that turns to clay when heated

Polysis, a specialist developer of polyurethane resins and resin products, markets haplafreely, a plastic that turns to clay when heated to temperatures above 60°C.

When immersed in hot water or heated with a heat gun, the plastic becomes easy to shape, and hardens again as it cools, starting from around 40°C and returning to its original hardness by the time it reaches room temperature.

Star Wars Lightsaber Touchpen (stylus)

PGA, a smartphone accessory manufacturer, has started selling 2 lightsaber-shaped luminous touch pen models (styli) imitating Darth Vader's and Luke Skywalker's lightsabers.

When the touch pen senses writing pressure, it lights up in one's hand - without chopping one's hand off.