Little birdies flying around someone’s injured head in cartoons and the like have been making severe physical trauma fun since time immemorial. Fans of Street Fighter II will also remember this age-old gag as that frustrating feature that would leave your character momentarily stunned and vulnerable to any attack.

Every time those baby chicks started circling, I’d suck air through my teeth and start violently slamming both hands on the joystick and buttons. Meanwhile, my opponent would just smile and slowly walk up to deliver some easy yoga noogies.

Now you too can recreate all that fun and mild annoyance with the Street Fighter II Piyoru Headband!

The word “piyoru” is an odd word in Japanese which means “seeing stars” or in this case baby chicks based on the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound they make (piyo, piyo).

Right, so by now you might be thinking “What the hell am I going to do with something like this?” Well, the makers at Geek Life anticipated such confusion and outlined three examples of how to make use of the Street Fighter II Piyoru Headband.

#1 Want to express that you can’t understand a difficult language problem…preferably while dressed as Chun Li? Slap on a Piyoru Headband!

#2 Feeling flustered giving or receiving an awkward confession of love, and don’t know what to do? Just toss on a Piyoru Headband and wait for someone to somersault throw you out of the situation!

#3 Feel like you’ve taken a 10-hit dizzying combo by the grind of day-to-day life and want everyone to know? Time for a Piyoru Headband!

And those are only a few of the uses. Personally, I’d pull out my Street Fighter II Piyoru Headband whenever my wife lays into me about leaving the toilet seat up or my crippling painkiller addiction…

It’s probably also great for cosplay.

So what are you waiting for? Hundred hand slap the url to Geek Life on your keyboard and pre-order one today! They sell for 1,296 yen (US$11) each and will be ready to wear around the end of September.

Now, if you would excuse me, I will meditate and then destroy you.

Source: Geek Life via Netlab (Japanese)
Images: Geek Life