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Bandai Ants Life Studio Virtual Ant Farm

Bandai Ants Life Studio Virtual Ant Farm

Ed Steele June 21, 2008 Comments Off on Bandai Ants Life Studio Virtual Ant Farm

Remember how cool ant farms were as a kid? The only problem once you got your kit home was getting the actual ants, which typically took about a month via mail order. On top

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Brando Solves Global Warming With Floating Global

Brando Solves Global Warming With Floating Global

Ed Steele June 18, 2008 Comments Off on Brando Solves Global Warming With Floating Global

This orbiting space structure has been launched into our atmosphere by Brando in an attempt to re-cool the polar caps of the earth. Using four high-powered subzero freezer beams…hold up. Looks like this is

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Learn Cosplay At 2008 World Cosplay Summit In Japan

Learn Cosplay At 2008 World Cosplay Summit In Japan

Ed Steele June 5, 2008 1

So you thought that all there was to cosplay was dressing up in costume like your favorite manga, videogame, or superhero? WRONG! There’s tons to know about cosplay and you can learn how to

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iClooly iPod Touch Stand

iClooly iPod Touch Stand

Ed Steele June 4, 2008 Comments Off on iClooly iPod Touch Stand

RockRidgeSound Japan has released or announced to release a very cool stand for the iTouch called the iClooley that turns your iTouch into a miniature iMac desktop. Like most gadgets from Japan we’d like

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Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition Potion Drink

Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition Potion Drink

Ed Steele October 5, 2007 Comments Off on Final Fantasy VII Limited Edition Potion Drink

It’s hard to believe its been ten years since Final Fantasy VII introduced gamers to the concept of the super-deformed head. Suntory and Square Enix are releasing 77,777 energy drinks in the shape of

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Facebank Robot Eats Coins

Facebank Robot Eats Coins

Ed Steele October 1, 2007 Comments Off on Facebank Robot Eats Coins

Striking an eerie resemblance to the MCP from Tron, this new bank from Banpresto eats coins (and presumably bills or any other objects) gleefully and swallows them whole. Designed by Japanese designer Takada this

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Sega Giger Alien Soap Dispensers

Sega Giger Alien Soap Dispensers

Ed Steele September 26, 2007 1

You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility, and its ability to dispense soap. These xenomorphic Alien soap dispensers from

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Bandai Mugen Puti Puti Infinite Bubble Wrap Toy

Bandai Mugen Puti Puti Infinite Bubble Wrap Toy

Ed Steele September 21, 2007 2

Popping bubble wrap is one of the most dangerous and ignored addictions in society today. You’ve seen it before, the glazed-over look in the eyes, the sheets of spent bubble wrap all over the

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Bandai Hex Bug Robotic Insect Could Be The Perfect Cat Toy

Bandai Hex Bug Robotic Insect Could Be The Perfect Cat Toy

Ed Steele September 17, 2007 Comments Off on Bandai Hex Bug Robotic Insect Could Be The Perfect Cat Toy

There are more robotic toys crawling out of the woodwork this weekend than you can shake a stick at. The Bandai Hex Bug is a robot insect toy from Japan that moves and acts

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R2-D2 Wireless Camera Webcam

R2-D2 Wireless Camera Webcam

Ed Steele September 16, 2007 Comments Off on R2-D2 Wireless Camera Webcam

R2-D2 was many things to many sentient beings – repair droid, comedic foil, savior. What most don’t realize is that above all things, R2 was a no-good little spy who secretly recorded audio and

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Halo 3 Master Chief Kubrick Bearbrick Action Figures

Halo 3 Master Chief Kubrick Bearbrick Action Figures

Ed Steele September 12, 2007 Comments Off on Halo 3 Master Chief Kubrick Bearbrick Action Figures

I’m a rabid fan of Kubrick figures, which are essentially tiny Japanese-made action figures that are much cooler than any other similar style figures released here in the States. Once upon a time the

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PSP Camera at Play-Asia

PSP Camera at Play-Asia

Ed Steele September 8, 2007 5

Remember back in 2004 when photos were snapped at CES of the PSP camera accessory? The blogosphere and gamers alike were all alight with anticipation – at the time the idea of having a

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Takara Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Convoy Figure

Takara Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Convoy Figure

Ed Steele September 7, 2007 Comments Off on Takara Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Convoy Figure

When I was a kid, there was a local toy store that had a section of ridiculously expensive & exquisite imported toy robots from Japan. This Masterpiece series Optimus Prime from Takara falls into

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Sony Rolly WTF

Sony Rolly WTF

Ed Steele August 31, 2007 Comments Off on Sony Rolly WTF

Everything you need to know about the new Sony Rolly is in the video above. What is Sony saying about the Rolly? Apparently nothing, which causes some to wonder if it’s even a real

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Alien 2 Die Cast PowerLoader Desktop Model

Alien 2 Die Cast PowerLoader Desktop Model

Ed Steele August 25, 2007 1

The product description on this awesome Die Cast model of the PowerLoader from Aliens leaves much to be desired. Let’s break it down: * Height: approx. 230 cm * Made of Die Cast *

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