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Miniature Restroom for Action Figures: Everyone Poops

Miniature Restroom for Action Figures: Everyone Poops

Action figures come with all sorts of props, but the Japanese hobby shop Amiami has one prop that you most certainly don’t have in your collection yet. It’s a 1:12 scale restroom. Why? Because your action…

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Ultra Seven’s Hashed Beef: Ultraman Has a Beef with This

Ultra Seven’s Hashed Beef: Ultraman Has a Beef with This

I think we’ve already established that Japan has an affinity for the unusual. One of the weirder items I’ve seen in a while has to be this processed beef product made up to celebrate the 45th…

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SEGA Dreamcast Controller Backpack: Where’s my VMU?

SEGA Dreamcast Controller Backpack: Where’s my VMU?

I’m more of a vintage Nintendo fan myself, but I understand that many gamers have a special place in their hearts for the SEGA Dreamcast. And for those who still play it, you can now get…

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Get a Whiff of This: The Smell-O-Vision Television is a Reality

Get a Whiff of This: The Smell-O-Vision Television is a Reality

One of Google’s April Fools’ Day pranks was the launch of Google Nose, a search engine that would supposedly push your olfactory senses into hyperdrive. While you won’t be able to smell stuff on your computer…

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Generate Your 3D Gummy Self

Generate Your 3D Gummy Self

Japan is home to all sorts of unusual stuff, and the hits keep on coming. While the technology to 3D print a tiny model of yourself has existed for a while, this is the first time…

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World’s Smallest Cellphone Ready to Get Lost in the Couch Cushions

World’s Smallest Cellphone Ready to Get Lost in the Couch Cushions

I’ve got enough trouble keeping track of where I set down my iPhone, so I can’t imagine how often I’d lose my cellphone if it were this small.…

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Yahoo! Face Stealer App Will Steal Your Ability to Sleep

Yahoo! Face Stealer App Will Steal Your Ability to Sleep

I always thought the movie Face-Off was completely implausible, but science has proven that face transplants are actually possible – assuming that the donor is no longer living. While you probably never want to go through…

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Remote-Controlled Toilet: When You Gotta Go When You’re on the Go

Remote-Controlled Toilet: When You Gotta Go When You’re on the Go

Don’t you just hate it when you really need to go and there’s still someone in the bathroom? You wait five minutes… ten minutes… twenty minutes until you just give up and take a leak behind…

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581 Mice Made Over 25 Generations of Cloning: Dormtroopers

581 Mice Made Over 25 Generations of Cloning: Dormtroopers

Japanese researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology recently announced that they have cloned one mouse a total of 581 times. They did this by making clones, then making clones out of its clones and…

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Thanko USB Air Purifier Removes the Stench from Your Cubicle

Thanko USB Air Purifier Removes the Stench from Your Cubicle

If you’re one of those people that are concerned about the quality of the air you breathe when indoors, Thanko has a new USB-powered air purifier to keep things fresh. The air purifier plugs into the…

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Kibo the Robot is Going to Space

Kibo the Robot is Going to Space

If science fiction films are to be believed, when an astronaut needs company in space, a robot can be a good companion. In keeping with that idea, Kibo the robot will soon join the crew of…

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The Best Way to Drink Chocolate Beer is From a Chocolate Glass

The Best Way to Drink Chocolate Beer is From a Chocolate Glass

My life changed when I sipped a shot of Bailey’s mixed with chocolate liquor. I guess you could say that my life changed at that point, because I never liked the taste of alcohol nor appreciated…

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Chocolate Bruce Willis Die Hard Sculpture: Yummy-Ki-Yay!

Chocolate Bruce Willis Die Hard Sculpture: Yummy-Ki-Yay!

This chocolate sculpture of Bruce Willis was made for a press conference in Japan for the release of A Good Day To Die Hard. It looks even more like Bruce Willis than Joseph Gordon-Levitt did in…

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Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

We’ve already seen how the fashion industry can make use of robotics to make life easier for shoppers. But a Japanese clothing chain called United Arrows also found a way to use robots to make things…

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Justice League x Koreajani Mini-Figures: It’s Hip to be Square

Justice League x Koreajani Mini-Figures: It’s Hip to be Square

Fans of the Justice League, here’s another bunch of fun collectibles to put on your shelf. I’m pretty sure you’ve never seen your favorite DC superheroes look quite like this. These collectible Justice League figures were…

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LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu

LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu

Aside from the huggable Totoro, the Catbus is one of the most memorable characters in the 1988 classic My Neighbor Totoro. After all, what’s not to like about a huge multilegged cat that can take you…

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