toys

The Lego Super Mario set is way more awesome than it needs to be【Video】

Team-up with Nintendo goes above and beyond by creating a new way to play that’s unlike traditional Legos or video games.

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We can’t wait for New Horizons, so we pigged out for Japan’s Animal Crossing Choco Egg figures

Instant gratification for Nintendo fans and sweets lovers.

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It’s a-me, a Lego! Nintendo and Lego to collaborate on a new project【Video】

Lego’s Twitter announcement shows Mario being built out of little blocks instead of bashing them to get coins.

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This classic Japanese candy shop is a trove of nostalgic treats, sends us into the past【Photos】

We found a candy store/Showa-era time capsule in Fukuoka, and took lots of photos of its old-timey delights!

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Japanese public phones are immortalized in this utterly perfect miniature model

This capsule toy model of a Japanese public telephone got a great reception on Twitter!

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Japanese Twitter all abuzz over this weird Frozen watch that transforms into a robot

I mean, we love Transformers as much as the next guy… but why does this exist?!

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Japanese boy’s real-world ninja animation on train warms hearts around the world【Video】

Little shadow warrior performs superhuman feats with his own shadow warrior.

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Transform your fridge into a Japanese nightscape with light-up snack bar signboard magnets

Bring the warm and inviting glow of mama-san drinking joints to your kitchen. 

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New kids sets at Mister Donut come with adorable finger puppets from Pokémon Sword and Shield

Eat at Mister Donut in Japan and Scorbunny yourself one of four cute monster toys!

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Hello Kitty would look cute even if you peeled away all her flesh, new toy line shows us【Photos】

Did you know the Sanrio star’s muscles are apparently made out of sweet-tasting fruit?

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Only 75 of this gigantic anniversary Moomin plush from Japan will be made: get your orders in!

Moomin fans will love this big, beautiful plush — and thanks to the Moomin series’ 75th anniversary, he could be yours!
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A case of the wrong “cat”: unexpected surprise in a toy box fuels laughs online

One Twitter user didn’t find quite what he was expecting inside. 

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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We ask one of Japan’s best guitarists how to play a crappy 100-yen toy beautifully

One man did the impossible. T-cophany played one of those crappy toy guitars beautifully.

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3 things to consider before buying Daiso’s Light Up Poop Stick

Thinking about investing in an electric poop on a stick? Consult our buyer’s guide first!

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Japanese Twitter completely enthralled by a cricket-powered toy car【Video】

What do you get when you combine a love of toy cars with a love of bugs? This amazing toy.

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Japanese drink vending machine capsule toys: A must-have for recreating Japan in miniature

Scale-size recreations of Japan’s ever-present drink machines dispense their own tiny model cans.

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Kyoto anime store shuts down suspected Chinese reseller’s attempted Evangelion bulk-order

High-grade Eva figure could equal high profits for resellers.

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Mini rice cooker cases: The newest Japanese capsule toys we never knew we needed until just now

Realistic cases are great for storing coins, creating scenes of home life for scale anime figures.

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You can now drive Totoro’s Catbus with this awesome new item from the Ghibli specialty shop【Vid】

Radio-controlled Catbus offers the sights and sounds of the classic Hayao Miyazaki anime.

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