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“The revolutionary way to pick your nose!” We try out the Nose Picker

It’s “what you have always wanted and needed.”

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Pre-orders now open on Amazon for new, amped-up Lego and Super Mario collaboration!【Video】

The collab that one-ups all collabs.

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No coins? Not a problem for Japan’s new cashless gachapon capsule toy vending machines

The beloved capsule toy machines are catching up to the times by losing the coin element of the transaction. 

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Do you need this unnecessary Santa disco light from Francfranc this Christmas? Yes, yes you do

If you’re planning to have a Christmas party at your house, it’s a must-have!

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Our Japanese-language reporter has fun with a toilet paper gun, but finds two clear drawbacks

Why stick to boring old BB guns and water guns?

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We’re not sure who the intended market was for this crazy Hello Kitty toy, but we love it anyway

It’s like a fidget spinner, but amped up by about 1,000 percent.

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Spinning fiber optic light lets users cradle a swirling ball of energy in their hands

Home gadget meant for decoration doubles as Naruto’s Rasengan!

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Japanese mother receives innocent baby toy as gift, turns out to be a bouncing head from hell

This is one toy you should stay clear of.

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Eurovision winner criticized for Japanese cultural appropriation by everyone except the Japanese

Once again, Japan comes out as the least offended when someone seemingly appropriates their culture.

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We tried the awesome battery-free, instant photo printer for smartphones and came away impressed

Harken back to the days of instant photography with this nifty gadget.

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Put your love of tuna to the test with this displayable 3-D tuna puzzle!

If you love tuna as sushi or sashimi, why not learn about all its tasty parts with this fun and educational three-dimensional puzzle?

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Fulfill your dreams of becoming Goku with a Flying Nimbus cushion and Kamehameha ball

These Dragon Ball accessories will send your power level skyrocketing.

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New toothpick crossbow toy from China is so dangerous, it’s already banned 【Video】

Move over fidget spinners, these toothpick-firing contraptions pack a serious punch.

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We’ve got a burning desire for a Godzilla figure that won’t melt(down) our city

Get ready for the Godzilla vs. Destoroyah figure that is smashing its way into our hearts.

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We finally find out when we can get our hands on that brilliant Vitruvian Man figure

And we find out how much it’s going to cost too!

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Get your hands on the Nanoblock version of Evangelion Unit-01, coming this month

Spice up your work space with a model of Eva Unit-01 from the hit anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion (wimpy teenage pilot not included)!

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This limited-edition Pikachu doll from Steiff will zap you with its sheer cuteness!

Still traumatized by Teddytaur, the teddy bear centaur from Steiff? They’re making up for it with something far more huggable — a stuffed Pikachu!

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Dumpy dumpling dude gachapon toys make us hungry and grossed-out at the same time

Japanese gachapon machines aren’t just for kids, if the success of recent mega-popular plastic toys like Cup no Fuchiko and cup-clinging hamsters have recently proven. Perhaps there’s something about hanging a little character on your morning cup of joe that appeals to the kid inside us that is nevertheless forced to be an adult in a harsh and unforgiving world (which often requires caffeine.)

However, the most recent cup-clinging curio on the gachapon market has us feeling both hungry and creeped out in equal measure. Meet Dumpling Head Man!

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The magic is back! Adorable Sailor Moon gashapon transformation toys to be re-released this year

Yes, we love our gashapon toys here in Japan. They’re inexpensive, readily available, and we can’t seem to get enough of them… especially if they’re cute, sparkly miniature Sailor Moon transformation toys!

That’s right — back by popular demand, toy manufacturer (and apparently all-round good guys) Bandai will be re-releasing the “Sailor Moon Transformation Compact Mirror” and the “Sailor Moon Stick and Rod” series of miniature toys, and with the intricate details and bright colors that are sure to capture fans’ hearts, they’re every bit as magically charming as they were before!

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I don’t know about you, but eating fruit as a kid was kind of a chore. Sure, fruit tasted good, but candy tasted so much better. Now that I’m a fully-functioning adult, though, I eat fruit for fun and candy isn’t all that appealing any more.

But this handy device might help to make a lot of people’s childhoods much sweeter since it enables you to combine fruit and sweet, sweet candy into one treat. Behold: the banana-stuffer, aka “Sonna Choco Banana!”

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