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Colon Knockman Toy

Colon Knockman Toy

Ed Steele August 13, 2007 Comments Off on Colon Knockman Toy

Colon Knockman from the May-Wa Denki line dances the hula, comes in black and white, and his little heart shakes when he dances too. While not the newest toy to come out of Japan,

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Halo 3 Master Chief Statue By Kotobukiya

Halo 3 Master Chief Statue By Kotobukiya

Ed Steele August 7, 2007 Comments Off on Halo 3 Master Chief Statue By Kotobukiya

You’ve probably never heard of Kotobukiya, and to be honest with you I’m not even sure how to properly pronounce their name. However I do know they make FANTASTIC statues of anime and videogame

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Segatoys Grand-Pianist Miniature Piano Is Insanely Small & Expensive

Segatoys Grand-Pianist Miniature Piano Is Insanely Small & Expensive

Ed Steele August 7, 2007 4

The Segatoys Grand Pianist piano has 88 playable working keys and each key is only 4mm wide. This marvel has more than 100 tunes in memory and the keys actually move in time with

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Nintendo Controller Microphone Reminds You (Maybe)

Nintendo Controller Microphone Reminds You (Maybe)

Ed Steele April 20, 2007 Comments Off on Nintendo Controller Microphone Reminds You (Maybe)

Forgot where you parked your car? Can’t remember what you needed to pick up at the store? This voice memo recorder stores voice memos that you can play back to help you remember the

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Hello Kitty Balls

Hello Kitty Balls

Ed Steele April 11, 2007 Comments Off on Hello Kitty Balls

If there’s one kitty that’s got big pink balls, it’s Hello Kitty. Each Pink Hello Kitty Viz-A-Ball weighs a whopping 17 pounds and is sure to make you the envy of every other bowler

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Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

Ed Steele April 9, 2007 Comments Off on Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

Do you feel lucky punk? Do you? Does the thought of cognitive thinking early in the morning scare you? The Danger Bomb Clock explodes every morning unless you manage to put the red, blue,

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Mini R/C Star Wars R2-D2 Action Figure

Mini R/C Star Wars R2-D2 Action Figure

Ed Steele April 6, 2007 1

More Star Wars goodness from Japan, this time in the way of a fully licensed remote control R2-D2 action figure. This R2 is the same size as a regular R2-D2 action figure except he

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Darth Vader Limited Edition Lightsaber Umbrella

Darth Vader Limited Edition Lightsaber Umbrella

Ed Steele April 6, 2007 Comments Off on Darth Vader Limited Edition Lightsaber Umbrella

This Japanese limited-edition lightsaber umbrella is a Master Replica’s original, with telescoping action and red nylon sleeve. While this gadget excites me, what doesn’t is the seeming lack of sound and light effects. For

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3D Beer Puzzle Mystifies the Inebriated

3D Beer Puzzle Mystifies the Inebriated

Ed Steele April 6, 2007 Comments Off on 3D Beer Puzzle Mystifies the Inebriated

3D puzzles have been around for years. 3D puzzles designed to mystify and annoy the inebriated must be all the rage in Japan, hence the 3D Beer Puzzle from Brando! “So how do you

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TokyoFlash Easter Egg Hunt

TokyoFlash Easter Egg Hunt

Ed Steele April 5, 2007 Comments Off on TokyoFlash Easter Egg Hunt

This just in from TokyoFlash: Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way! Instead of giving away chocolate to our loyal customers this Easter we are offering the chance to get a 1500 YEN discount coupon

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Sega Dream Chick

Sega Dream Chick

Ed Steele March 29, 2007 2

The problem with the little pet chicks children receive as pets is that they grow up into big angry chickens. The Sega Dream Chick responds to touch and movement, crying “pipitsu” when you stroke

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TokyoFlash i-Pattern LCD grid time Latitude

TokyoFlash i-Pattern LCD grid time Latitude

Ed Steele May 18, 2006 Comments Off on TokyoFlash i-Pattern LCD grid time Latitude

Those with extra brain cycles to burn should consider getting a watch from TokyoFlash. Almost every watch they design requires extra brainpower to actually read the time, and the i-Pattern is no exception: Time

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TokyoFlash RetroFit Green LED Watch

TokyoFlash RetroFit Green LED Watch

Ed Steele March 31, 2006 Comments Off on TokyoFlash RetroFit Green LED Watch

Who looks like a Cylon toaster on St. Patrick’s Day? The new TokyoFlash RetroFit LED watch, that’s who! (Also comes in red for that “everyday” Cylon toaster look.) TokyoFlash RetroFit Watch

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Resident Evil Biohazard 4 Limited LED Torch

Resident Evil Biohazard 4 Limited LED Torch

Ed Steele March 11, 2006 Comments Off on Resident Evil Biohazard 4 Limited LED Torch

I’m a huge Resident Evil fan – I even played the awful “Survivor” gun game. The only thing makes this LED flashlight different from a regular LED flashlight is that it’s officially licensed by

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Segatoys iFish iPod Speaker Toy

Segatoys iFish iPod Speaker Toy

Ed Steele February 3, 2006 Comments Off on Segatoys iFish iPod Speaker Toy

The iDog was cute, cuddly, and would emit soft little barking noises when he was being ignored. Apparently Sega decided to leave cute behind and create iFish, a weird sushi-style iPod accessory that has

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