Nintendo fans are used to a level of quality. A seal of approval, if you will. In the past, "Nintendo" has meant durable hardware and well-made video games. Nintendo means "polished" and "good presentation." Nobody, it seems, has told this to Amiibos.
Yep. This is adorable. It really, really is.
Perhaps you've seen those flying fairy toys? Recently, one of those toys just went flutter, then bye-bye.
Tuna. Shrimp. And salmon. These aren't pieces of fish, but rather, transforming robots. Meet Osushi Sentai Sharidaa. They are robots that transform into sushi. Holy mackerel!
If you want to eat at a conveyor belt sushi (回転寿司 or "kaiten zushi") restaurant, kids in Japan need to have their parents take them. Not anymore! Soon, they'll be able get aboard the sushi train at home.
In Japan, there are plastic models of... urinals. I'm convinced that they're a gag product for folks who want to mess around with figurines, but yeah, they exist. And one guy named Masa just did something amazing with one. He got it to work!
You heard me. Japan has a Transformers themed hotel room. It's outfitted with toys and Transformers bed linen. What more could you need, really?
Remember, you can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can't pick your friend's nose. So pick this phoney nose!
Licensing company Harmony Gold is suing Hasbro, claiming a G.I. Joe/Transformers box set Hasbro offered at Comic Con infringed on its copyright for Macross, Mospeada, and The Southern Cross television anime series. Read more on ANN.
This is life-sized pillow of a giant isopod. A deep-sea dweller, the insect-looking giant isopod can grow between 7.5 and 14 inches long. One aquarium in Japan decided they'd sell a cool plush toy. Turns out, that was a good idea.
For decades, Osaka-based collectible maker Kaiyodo has been churning out plastic statues and figurines. At a new "Figure World" exhibition, Kaiyodo marks its 30th anniversary of making figurines and is putting a whole slew of plastic on display in Shibuya.
Remember that Queen's Blade statue? The jumbo one with silly proportions that an 88 year-old gentleman was thrilled to hold? Well, there's another huge statue slated for release. It also has silly proportions.
Children (and adults) rejoice! Tomy's Tomica toy cars are getting a handful of iconic wheels, such as the Batmobile, Optimus Prime, and Mario's kart.
Custom toy genius Kody Koala is back. This time he's turned a Nerf gun into a Mario gun.
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Bandai's annual Tamashii Nations figure event steamrolls Tokyo. Do you like collectable, plastic friends? Then this might be the event for you.
What's better than Japanese toys? Japanese toy stores. And one of the best Japanese toy stores is Kiddyland.
Meet Kong Suni. She doesn't just wear cute frocks and eat all the food you shovel in her mouth. Oh no, she'll also toot—because tooting is cute, and so is poop.