Toy

Lost Transformers Gallery Found at Last! (20 Photos)
The life-size, more "realistic" models were kinda meh, but the pre-Transformers Diaclone and Microman toys, along with generational collections covering yearly character iterations, themes, and variants, in addition to some super-obscure Japan-only figures - that's where the magic was...and we finally found this lost gallery!
May the Fourth be With You Again (Japan Style)
Here in Japan, the same popular characters are popular (although the bad guys are much more appreciated), but often they’re just doing other stuff. Like...well, for example: in Japan, the visage of an evil, genocidal dark lord is used to sell Goodyear Tires. Maybe because...both are black?
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.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 15, 2015

Bandai unveiled its new Net de Capsule service, which allows you to remotely play and buy a Gachapon (capsule toy) online at home. We wonder who wants this. But, as with so very many things, sometimes one can but shrug and think... "Because Japan."
Super-cute hamster-themed capsule toys are now available! They are made to hang on the edge of a cup in the most adorable hanging postures. And they were NOT named by people who HABLA the ESPAÑOL!

Editor - May 29, 2015

Kumamon Gets an RC Dune Buggy
Japanese hobby kit and RC car maker Tamiya has been chasing the Kumamon cash dragon for over a year now, and along with last December’s Kumamon tractor RC car (probably because Kumamoto = agriculture), an RC standard dune buggy has now entered the lineup.
Takara Tomy - Shinkansen Toy "Linear Liner" that floats and runs by MagLev
Takara Tomy introduced their new bullet train toy - Linear Liner. It is a miniature version of the new MagLev shinkansen (bullet train) that is currently in running tests by JR Tokai.
BIG-ASS GALLERY #1 - 2014 Tokyo International Toy Show [WEEKEND REARVIEWS]
Despite his icky feelings from being around so much happiness, Nayalan shot some amazing photos. A lot of them. And so, thanks to our brave photographer's perseverance through the minefield of overwhelming joy and glee, we present here the first of 3 BIG-ASS GALLERIES.

Reno J. Tibke - May 04, 2015

May the Fourth be With You (Japan Style)
Here in Japan, the same popular characters are popular (although the bad guys are much more appreciated), but often they’re just doing other stuff. Like...well, for example: in Japan, the visage of an evil, genocidal dark lord is used to sell Goodyear Tires. Maybe because...both are black?
TokyoStreetView: Japanese Traditional Dolls (4K VIDEO)
Like an elaborate sculpture, it can take up to a year to make such a doll from start to finish. Due to the delicate nature of the materials involved and the time required for the paint to dry, doll masters pay close attention to humidity when working. They sometimes need up to a month to finish a doll’s head.

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