Tokyo Toy Show 2016 Full of Wonder




The emergence of the Tokyo Toy Show has revealed the various new entertainment products that will soon (or have already) make their way to stores, appealing to both children and adults alike and sure to be a fascinating change of pace from more otaku-focused events.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2016 22:13

    Yoyo's still pretty big in Japan...... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2016 16:37

    Yyyyyyup.... More

Top 10 Character Goods It’s OK for a Guy to Have


Japanese asked what popular girly character goods they think it permissible for a male to possess reveal a surprising degree of tolerance – for non-otaku goods at least…

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  • Gr8Sk8r commented on March 21, 2011 03:43

    My Emily the Strange messenger bag gets me quite a few stares.... More

  • PrinceHeir commented on March 19, 2011 17:09

    fucking agree why should people bother what men wear? i mean i find it stupid to keep pushing the stereotype that all men have to be masculine, act tough, and curses all the time. wear what... More

Lego Rubik’s Cube Robot World’s Fastest


A recent video of the “Worlds Fastest Lego Robot” devouring randomized Rubik’s Cube puzzles, in a fraction of the time it would take most humans to complete the devilish contraptions, has captured the imaginations of large numbers of Japanese:

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  • man1 commented on February 23, 2010 16:12

    Crap, accidentally logged out. ↑ [url=]Mine[/url]. ^_^... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 23, 2010 16:09

    Yes, for some. it is seldom surprising that robotics - in this case, with the combination of Lego bricks - could solve a Rubik's cube. For the hardware part, Lego bricks are made in such a... More

USA: Chinese Jewelry “Poisonous”


The USA has condemned Chinese manufacturers for responding to a ban on lead in children’s toys by replacing it with cadmium, potentially even more toxic.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 4, 2012 05:50

    China, DIE ALREADY!!!!... More

  • cpc65 commented on October 20, 2011 07:19

    Everything from China is poisonous. Especially the knock-off meds and exploding watermelons.... More

“Real” Touhou Art Terrible to Behold


This Touhou artwork depicting several of the game series’ normally moesome cast of characters is done in what is usually called リアル / “real” style, although most observers are likely to regard the artist as having taken it a bit too far…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 23, 2010 21:13

    Farrout?... More

  • Always Room For Jello commented on November 9, 2009 03:33

    Looks like North Korean propaganda art.... More

Strap-On Domination Gallery


A gallery of ladies dominating with strap-on dildos, sometimes called “peniban” in Japanese, with the usual fetishistic uses of this particular item well reflected, but also with some relatively romantic yuri usage demonstrated.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 22, 2016 04:09

    The penis envy is REAL.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 14, 2013 03:47

    How is that not fair? stupid masochistic logic.... More

Lego Battleship Yamato


A Lego otaku indulged his twin passions gigantic battleships and plastic bricks, and six years later this is the result: the WWII super-battleship Yamato, rendered in Lego.

It is in total 6.6m long, a metre in girth at its widest, and weighs 150kg. 200,000 Lego parts went into its construction.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 16, 2011 16:00

    Ummmm... Germany had been defeated by the time we bombed Japan.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2010 02:35 this guy built a FLOATING minifig scale copy of CVN-75 Harry S Truman. incidentally hilarious: the Yamato crew are Star WARS Imperial officers while the CVN-75 Crew are Rebel Pilots and Crew.... More

Bandai Launches $20,000 Mazinger Model


The latest model adaptation of Go Nagai’s iconic mecha hero, Mazinger Z will be sold to lucky collectors for a measly ¥2 million, Bandai has announced.

Dubbed “Urban Material Chogokin Mazinger Z”, it will be made out of titanium and carbon, rather than using the usual die-cast construction.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 28, 2009 21:00

    o.o id want one of these XD im a huge mecha fan been watching the old ones since i was little =D... More

  • aceisawsm commented on March 30, 2009 03:26

    its made of Chuck Norris' beard. hardest thing on teh universe. FTW... More

Separated At Birth: Doctor vs Train


There is some suspicion that this tank engine was based on the lady in question (a doctor unforuntate enough to be wrapped up in the news).

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  • Anonymous commented on November 4, 2010 02:12

    After all, if you like FASTER things.... More

  • Violet commented on July 21, 2009 10:44

    I-wait, what? :D Lulzy~... More

Government Bans Tanaka Airsoft Guns as Real Firearms

Government Bans Tanaka Airsoft Guns as Real Firearms

In an unprecedented case, several Tanaka Works manufactured airsoft guns have been ruled real firearms, and so their possession and sale are subject to immediate ban. Tanaka Works themselves, now apparently an illegal arsenal, have been raided by police with a view to prosecuting.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 7, 2014 16:57

    I am more than 5 years in airsoft.Even 700 fps is dangerous for eyes and teeth only.It can damage the skin,and this is painful,but can't cause death.Most common trauma on airsoft games is fractures from... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 7, 2014 15:42

    Reduced loads or primer propelled projectiles. You don't need manufactured ammunition to make this work.... More

Bicycle Riding Robot Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku on Motorbike

As you can see from this video, someone has succeeded in creating nothing less than a remote control bicycle riding robot Hatsune Miku, inspired by the robot toy you see in the video.

The video gives plenty of interesting (and visually self explanatory) details on how the robot was made, and you can see the appealing sight of some MikuMiku riding at the end.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 14, 2010 03:38

    Man he should make a kit out of that. I would pay a few hundred dolars for it ...... More

  • Darkrockslizer commented on October 28, 2009 23:34

    Well, if the bike was made with same level of aesthetic elements, I bet it would have taken even more time.... More


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