toys

We break out the toys with the Toys “R” Us lucky bags【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】

What did we find in our 2016 Toys “R” Us lucky bags? Join us as we open both a “boys’ version” and a “girls’ version” bag!

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Hello Kitty x Mazinger Z die-cast crossover toys unveiled with anime short

Specially painted Mazinger ZHello Kitty Chogokin toys slated for May, June.

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Anime store’s super-generous merchandise deal is a 4,700-percent return on your shopping investment

With 60 items for just 1,000 yen (US$8.35), Animate’s lucky bag might just be the luckiest of all.

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Decorative animal toys with massive chins now a thing in Japan for some reason

Toy manufacturer Takara Tomy A.R.T.S continues its line of bizarre “gacha” capsule toys with cute (?) animals that have developed enormous underbites.

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Cute cat-shaped food and kitchen appliances hit the gachapon capsule toy market

Looking for a new line of tiny appliances? This cute cat-themed line of tiny toys is just what you’ve been looking for!

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Got $8,500 lying around? Then you could decorate your home with this life-sized anime girl figure

Where exactly should we draw the line between “figure” and “statue”?

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Nipaishin: anime girls with booby cushions are now gracing prayer tablets and travel cards

The latest buxom anime girls to make our hearts skip a beat are now appearing on some of the most unusual merchandise we’ve ever seen.

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Six-foot, seven-inch Dragon Ball Shenron plushie is perfect for huge fans of the fighting anime

What more could any Dragon Ball fan wish for?

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Newest Pikachu figure is fully posable, fiercely adorable 【Photos】

Gotta pose ‘em all!

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Awaken your need for random Star Wars stuff from 7-Eleven and Ichiban-Kuji

Forget Christmas, tis the season for all things Star Wars! In Japan, convenience store chain 7-Eleven is leading you on a quest for new Star Wars merchandise.

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What the…?!? Stuffed “Teddytaur” toy baffles and fascinates us at the same time

We’ve discovered a seriously bizarre-looking offering from high-end German stuffed toy maker Steiff. But what exactly is it? Apparently, it’s a Teddytaur!

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From Catbus to bento, you’ll love the University of Tokyo’s Lego Club creations!【Photos】

If you love Legos, these photos from the University of Tokyo’s Lego Club will make you want to go back to school and play with blocks!

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New female Metal Gear figure features a heaping helping of suggestiveness…and a doggy! 【Photos】

Sniper Wolf figure hits the bullseye where a love of boobs, video games, and dogs overlap.

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The RN24 Giant Bear Incident: Eight-foot-tall teddy twins appear in our office, steal our hearts

Working at RocketNews24 sort of desensitizes you to craziness, but even we were surprised when we found out our two new coworkers are gigantic eight-foot-tall teddy bears. Things just got weirder as we heard the story of how they found their way to our office, but hey, it’s not like we mind having two new cuddly heartthrobs to share our workspace with!

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So a bikini model and a kaiju walk into Japan’s most famous porn location…to sell toys 【Video】

A rubber suit monster, surreal humor, and a heaping helping of sexual subtext that has nothing to do with the product itself? This might be the alpha and the omega of Japanese commercials.

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This changes everything: New device injects chocolate into bananas

Sliced bread. The smartphone. A computer that sits on your lap. The flying buttress. Occasionally, a new person or thing comes along that proves to be a total game changer; something that completely redefines the way you look at and interact with the world around you.

This unassuming device is one of those: A contraption that literally injects chocolate into a banana, forever rendering the humble banana into an amazing new food group and essentially negating any nutritional value the protein-packed fruit once had (not that this bothers us).

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Easy-Bake Oven, meet your match — The Easy-Make Ramen that’s, thankfully, not just for kids!

Halloween is over, so we can officially talk about all the presents we want this holiday season! A gift that has always been popular is the Easy-Bake Oven, which is one of the coolest presents ever and a great way to get young ones interested in the joy of cooking.

Baking isn’t an especially big pastime in Japan since very few households have a proper oven, but this product from Mega House is the perfect way to get kids interested and involved with cooking. It probably won’t be just kids clamoring for this kitchen aid either; adults are certainly going to want this as well because it teaches us a skill every grownup gourmand will appreciate: how to make homemade ramen noodles!

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Bandai’s new Magic Illustrator may be for kids, but we want one too!

Are you terrible at drawing but really wish you could to sketch some pictures of things you like? Do you have zero qualms about using a giant plastic drawing board designed for small children?

Well then we have good news for you! Bandai’s “Magical Illustrator” turns anything you can look at into something that you can trace into a perfect two-dimensional rendition. The only catch? Well, you’re going to have to be taught how to use it by two elementary school girls.

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Hold the Force in the palm of your hand with limited edition Star Wars plushies from Takara Tomy

Japan is really putting on a show for the upcoming release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. From cute, bite-sized character sweets to samurai figurines and even a special train, welcome celebrations in the Land of the Rising sun are proving to be the best this side of the galaxy.

Fortunately for us, the special releases just keep on coming. And now, Takara Tomy Arts have joined the party by metamorphosing our favourite characters into adorable plush toys that are small enough to sit in the palm of your hand!

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