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Bandai Electronic Bubble Wrap Popper

by Paul Strauss

Sometimes, you just can’t resist popping all that bubble wrap that your latest gadget purchase came shipped in. Well now you can feed that compulsion any time, thanks to this new gizmo from Bandai.

PuchiPuchi Electronic Bubble Wrap

The PuchiPuchi (rough translation) is a pocket-sized electronic device that simulates the sound and feel of popping bubble wrap. Yep, you’ll never run out of those little pockets of joy with one of these.

PuchiPuchi Electronic Bubble Wrap

As an added bonus, every so often, it’ll break up the monotony of the popping sound with one of a variety of other goofy sounds, including such classics as “door chime”, “barking dog”, “fart”, and “sexy voice.”

Expect these to hit the streets in Japan this Fall for ¥819 (appx. $7 USD) each. I’m sure some enterprising importer will bring them to the States shortly after.

[via CScout Japan]

[Update 6/27/2007: It appears that CScout will be selling these globally for $59 for a pack of 5, starting this September.]

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Comments (10):

  1. meneame.net says:

    ¿Qué es mejor que reventar papel de burbujas? ¡El papel de burbujas electrónico!…

    Japoneses tenían que ser los que digitalizaran un acto tan viciante como el de hacer estallar las burbujas del papel de embalar. Ahora puedes hacerlo electrónicamente con este aparatejo que se vende en Japón por unos 7 dólares. Además, puedes hac…

  2. Zachary says:

    I must own one of these!

  3. dude says:

    funny but truly a waste of resources

  4. technabob says:

    man, what a buzz-kill

  5. Will Sing For Food says:

    Well, I think it’s a fantastic idea. You know, simple, repetitive, mindless things like popping bubble wrap, petting an animal, doodling, etc., are all proven to significantly lower blood pressure and ease tension and stress. So… good for you bubble wrap popper.

  6. Dave says:

    That would be very annoying.

  7. Wow thats quite a funky toy. My kids would love it.

  8. I wonder what other little noises one might package into this cool little device?

  9. electronic device says:

    man, that is very funny. i love it

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