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Japanese Robots: Kids’ Summer School for Robotics & Engineering in Rural Japan

A dedicated organization with a few dedicated staff is bringing robotics and engineering education to a part of Japan that’s about as rural as the hyper-densely populated country gets. The NPO Hito Project’s robotics courses are preppi[...]
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Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. – LINE Town – My Touch – Toy for kids that looks like a smartphone – let’s kids pretend that they are sending LINE messages – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013

“LINE” is an instant messaging application hugely popular in Japan and elsewhere in Asia for smartphones, tablets and PCs. As of April 30 2013, the number of LINE users exceeded 150 million. It’s a messaging applicati[...]
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. – LINE Town – My Touch – Toy for kids that looks like a smartphone – let’s kids pretend that they are sending LINE messages – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. – LINE Town – My Touch – Toy for kids that looks like a smartphone – let’s kids pretend that they are sending LINE messages – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. – LINE Town – My Touch – Toy for kids that looks like a smartphone – let’s kids pretend that they are sending LINE messages – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. – LINE Town – My Touch – Toy for kids that looks like a smartphone – let’s kids pretend that they are sending LINE messages – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. – LINE Town – My Touch – Toy for kids that looks like a smartphone – let’s kids pretend that they are sending LINE messages – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. – LINE Town – My Touch – Toy for kids that looks like a smartphone – let’s kids pretend that they are sending LINE messages – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013

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Takara Tomy A.R.T.S – Osushi Sentai “Syarider” – Sushi Transformers! Looking delicious! – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013

We saw these interesting Sushi Transformers from Takara Tomy Arts at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2013. It’s called the Osushi Sentai “Syarider”(“Syari” means “sushi rice” and “der (d[...]
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S – Osushi Sentai “Syarider” – Sushi Transformers! Looking delicious! – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S – Osushi Sentai “Syarider” – Sushi Transformers! Looking delicious! – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S – Osushi Sentai “Syarider” – Sushi Transformers! Looking delicious! – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S – Osushi Sentai “Syarider” – Sushi Transformers! Looking delicious! – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S – Osushi Sentai “Syarider” – Sushi Transformers! Looking delicious! – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Takara Tomy A.R.T.S – Osushi Sentai “Syarider” – Sushi Transformers! Looking delicious! – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013

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Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013

Yesterday we went to International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 and found so many Gashapon machines (also called Gachapon or Gacha Gacha) there. Gashapon means capsule toys and the machine works like this: Insert about ¥100-¥400 (price is diffe[...]
Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013
Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013

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International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 – Lots of cool stuff and lots of fun!

We went to the International Tokyo Toy Show at Tokyo Big Sight yesterday and had so much fun seeing all the cool characters, new releases and classic stuff. And playing with stuff! Dominating the show were large Japanese toy makers Ban[...]
International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 – Lots of cool stuff and lots of fun!
International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 – Lots of cool stuff and lots of fun!International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 – Lots of cool stuff and lots of fun!International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 – Lots of cool stuff and lots of fun!International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 – Lots of cool stuff and lots of fun!International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 – Lots of cool stuff and lots of fun!

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Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes…

While the radio-control tanks are the latest from JTT (Japan Trust Technology), they have a lot of other interesting (and disgusting radio-control stuff). Another type which you can control by your iPhone/iPad is the Goki-Raji – [...]
Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes…
Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes…Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes…Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes…Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes…Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes…

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Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks!

JTT (Japan Trust Technology) just released that world’s smallest radio-controlled tank called the “Raji-Combat” that you can control with your iPhone or iPad and battle against other mini tanks. There are 2 historical[...]
Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks!
Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks!Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks!Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks!Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks!Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks!

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CCP – NANO-FALCON – Infrared ray-controlled miniature helicopter – Certified by Guinness World Records

CCP Co., Ltd., is releasing the world’s smallest helicopter – “NANO-FALCON” – on June 8. It is certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s smallest helicopter controlled by infrared light. Par[...]
CCP – NANO-FALCON – Infrared ray-controlled miniature helicopter – Certified by Guinness World Records
CCP – NANO-FALCON – Infrared ray-controlled miniature helicopter – Certified by Guinness World RecordsCCP – NANO-FALCON – Infrared ray-controlled miniature helicopter – Certified by Guinness World RecordsCCP – NANO-FALCON – Infrared ray-controlled miniature helicopter – Certified by Guinness World RecordsCCP – NANO-FALCON – Infrared ray-controlled miniature helicopter – Certified by Guinness World RecordsCCP – NANO-FALCON – Infrared ray-controlled miniature helicopter – Certified by Guinness World Records

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Japanese Robot Art: Nice to Look At, and Don’t Forget the Inspiration!

Japanese Robot Art – It’s Good, Man! Illustration, product packaging, statues & sculpture, and even some transhumanist pin-ups; for decades Japan’s been pounding out the robot art like nobody’s business. Last week[...]
Japanese Robot Art: Nice to Look At, and Don’t Forget the Inspiration!

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Takara Tomy – Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – Take photo! Set and choose music! Let’s Sing! Dance!

From Takara Tomy comes the must have accessory for summer fun – The Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – it is an iPhone stand that looks like a robot. It will dance with the music you play from your iPhone. Download the dedicat[...]
Takara Tomy – Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – Take photo! Set and choose music! Let’s Sing! Dance!
Takara Tomy – Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – Take photo! Set and choose music! Let’s Sing! Dance!Takara Tomy – Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – Take photo! Set and choose music! Let’s Sing! Dance!Takara Tomy – Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – Take photo! Set and choose music! Let’s Sing! Dance!Takara Tomy – Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – Take photo! Set and choose music! Let’s Sing! Dance!Takara Tomy – Dancing Face-Stand for iPhone – Take photo! Set and choose music! Let’s Sing! Dance!

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Pacific Rim and the Legacy of Giant Japanese Robots

A Slice of Giant Japanese Robot Lineage: With a marketing campaign aimed at pretty much any human being with electricity, high levels of robo-geekery aren’t at all required for one to be aware of this summer’s giant robot & monster[...]
Pacific Rim and the Legacy of Giant Japanese Robots

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Takara Tomy – Battroborg 4G – Interchangeable body parts – Customize your warrior robot for battle!

On April 20, the new “Battroborg 4G” model will be added to the popular Battroborg series. 300,000 sets of Takara Tomy’s battle robot “Battroborg 20″ that were out in July, 2012 have been shipped for the h[...]
Takara Tomy – Battroborg 4G –  Interchangeable body parts – Customize your warrior robot for battle!
Takara Tomy – Battroborg 4G –  Interchangeable body parts – Customize your warrior robot for battle!Takara Tomy – Battroborg 4G –  Interchangeable body parts – Customize your warrior robot for battle!Takara Tomy – Battroborg 4G –  Interchangeable body parts – Customize your warrior robot for battle!Takara Tomy – Battroborg 4G –  Interchangeable body parts – Customize your warrior robot for battle!

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TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Solar-powered swinging flower “Nohohon Hana”

“Nohohon Hana” is now on sale from Takara Tomy Arts’ “Nohohon Zoku” series that has just turned 10 years old. “Nohohon Hana” is a flower-looking toy that slowly swings when the light shines on [...]
TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Solar-powered swinging flower “Nohohon Hana”
TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Solar-powered swinging flower “Nohohon Hana”TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Solar-powered swinging flower “Nohohon Hana”TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Solar-powered swinging flower “Nohohon Hana”TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Solar-powered swinging flower “Nohohon Hana”TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – Solar-powered swinging flower “Nohohon Hana”

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Takara Tomy releases water activated Robot Fish

Toy maker, Takara Tomy, releases nationwide on March 7th, a line up of four independent swimming robot fish. About the size of your average goldfish, these water activated fish swim around quite realistically as soon as they hit the wa[...]
Takara Tomy releases water activated Robot Fish
Takara Tomy releases water activated Robot FishTakara Tomy releases water activated Robot FishTakara Tomy releases water activated Robot FishTakara Tomy releases water activated Robot FishTakara Tomy releases water activated Robot Fish

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SegaToys upgrade its Homestar R2-D2 with the Homestar R2-D2 EX

Segatoys introduces the HomeStar many “moons” ago, a nice little toy that will project the milky-way and other stars on your ceiling. Back in June 2011, SegaToys announced the Homestar R2-D2, a enhanced version of the regul[...]
SegaToys upgrade its Homestar R2-D2 with the Homestar R2-D2 EX

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i-SODOG from Tomy is a robot pet dog controlled via smartphone, can communicate with its friends

Tomy has announced an interactive robot dog, called i-SODOG, that works with a smartphone. This is a follow-up to the i-SOBOT, a bipedal robot released in 2007. i-SODOG is intended for customers of all ages. “Of course, this robo[...]
i-SODOG from Tomy is a robot pet dog controlled via smartphone, can communicate with its friends

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Takara Tomy announces its new Omnibot BATTROBOT toy in Japan

Did you enjoy watch “Real Steel” well good for you! Now if you ever dream of having your own personal robot fighting game “a la” Real Steel, you will be delighted to know that the Japanese Toy Manufacturer announced today their latest [...]
Takara Tomy announces its new Omnibot BATTROBOT toy in Japan

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San-Ei bring us two new stunning Super Mario 3DS stuffed Mario and Luigi

Whether or not you are a huge fan of Super Mario 3DS I am pretty sure that you will totally fall in love with these two cute Stuff Mario and Luigi coming straight from the game. And if you still can resist their charm I am sure that yo[...]
San-Ei bring us two new stunning Super Mario 3DS stuffed Mario and Luigi
San-Ei bring us two new stunning Super Mario 3DS stuffed Mario and LuigiSan-Ei bring us two new stunning Super Mario 3DS stuffed Mario and Luigi

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Thanko releases its Mini Canon 5D MK III clone with the Mame Cam XL DSLR

Here you are another “Chobi-Cam” from Thanko with this time the Mame Cam XL DSLR. With its Canon 5D MK III like shape this compact camera is, unlike what its name wants us to believe, not a DSLR but a compact toy camera (154x135x105mm)[...]
Thanko releases its Mini Canon 5D MK III clone with the Mame Cam XL DSLR
Thanko releases its Mini Canon 5D MK III clone with the Mame Cam XL DSLRThanko releases its Mini Canon 5D MK III clone with the Mame Cam XL DSLRThanko releases its Mini Canon 5D MK III clone with the Mame Cam XL DSLRThanko releases its Mini Canon 5D MK III clone with the Mame Cam XL DSLRThanko releases its Mini Canon 5D MK III clone with the Mame Cam XL DSLR

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Bandai tweak its good old iDog and introduce the Smartpet, a Robot Dog powered by an iPhone.

Nope unfortunately this is actually not a real robot per say but a simple, yet really cute and capable toy that use an iPhone 4 (iPhone 3GS and iPod) as “brain”. Schedule to hit Japan at the end of April and announced at around 6,500 Y[...]
Bandai tweak its good old iDog and introduce the Smartpet, a Robot Dog powered by an iPhone.

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Sega Toy new R2D2 Planetarium comes with its own Death Star!

At the Christmas Toy Fair 2011, Sega Toys presented Home Star R2-D2, the first character version in its Home Star series of home planetariums. R2-D2 was a popular character in the Star Wars movies. “In our Home Star series of hom[...]
Sega Toy new R2D2 Planetarium comes with its own Death Star!

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[International Toy Show] Happinet launches Virtual Table Tennis Game Against An Invisible Opponent

Happinet displayed a virtual table tennis game which can be played against an invisible opponent at the Tokyo Toy Show 2011. The table tennis bat contains a speaker and motion sensors and the player must find their rhythm and time thei[...]
[International Toy Show] Happinet launches Virtual Table Tennis Game Against An Invisible Opponent

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