toys

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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Carry your change in a rice cooker coin case from Japan!

Who needs a boring coin purse when you can surprise shoppers at the cash register by popping the lid on your miniature rice cooker?

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Leading toy maker in Japan releases DIY mayo-making machines

We take the Ultimate MYO for a spin and see if it truly is the limit of mayonnaise makers.

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Adorable Pokémon Coo’Nuts toys spin onto shelves with 16 cute, random peanut designs

These tiny toys take all your fave ‘Mons and turn them into cute spinning peanuts!

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Awesome Japanese light gun uses your smartphone to turn real world into huge first-person shooter

X-Tag features 64-player battle royales, multiple weapons, and power-ups, but it’s a game you play in the real world, not on a screen.

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We get more than we bargained for with this Akihabara lucky bag

A seemingly innocent bag of random anime and game merch became the trigger for a peculiar addiction.

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Check out this awesome Dragon Ball alarm clock of olden days, preserved in all its ’90s glory

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to Goku’s voice every day?

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Spinning Pikachu toy from Taiwan lights up in a dizzying tornado of madness

This toy makes us wonder if Pikachu missed a lucrative career as either a breakdancer or a strobe light by sticking around with Ash too long.

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Japanese Lego genius rigs up a working machine gun made of plastic blocks【Video】

The possibilities are limitless when it comes to Lego, and that’s why you can make a functional machine gun out of it.

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Japanese toilet fans rejoice — bidet-style washlet water guns are here!

Now you can enjoy the power of a good water squirt anytime anywhere.

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There’s a cool surprise waiting on the platform of Nakano Station, Tokyo’s other otaku paradise

Got some leftover change after a day of pop culture treasure-hunting? Then this JR station has a vending machine you’ll want to check out.

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