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Tag: Japan

This Media Player Looks Like a Tiny SEGA Saturn

This Media Player Looks Like a Tiny SEGA Saturn
While the SEGA Dreamcast and Genesis were arguably their most memorable consoles, the 32-bit Saturn was quite fun to play too. I spent many a day flying through the skies on the back of a dragon in Panzer Dragoon II Zwei. Now, there’s a media player that looks just like…

Shiba Inu Marshmallows: So Sugar, Such Delicious

Shiba Inu Marshmallows: So Sugar, Such Delicious
Shiba Inu dogs and marshmallows are two of the sweetest things on the planet, so it only makes sense that they’ve finally been merged together into a single thing. Thanks to the folks at Japanese retailer Felissimo, we now have adorable and squeezy treats made to look like adorable and…
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Realistic Furry Cat Mask: Nope, That’s Not Creepy

Realistic Furry Cat Mask: Nope, That’s Not Creepy
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, and you want to give your cat a heart attack, check out this crazy looking furry cat mask. It’s so realistic that your cat will hate you forever for scaring it to death. After you pony up roughly $2,700, Japanese…

Robotic Comedy Duo Use AI to Perform Their Routine

Robotic Comedy Duo Use AI to Perform Their Routine
AIchan and GONta are the world’s latest comedy duo. These two funny robots were created by a lab at Japan’s Konan University and use an AI program to respond to one another and tell jokes. They do Japanese stand-up comedy routines, which usually involves a “straight man” and a “funny…

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane
I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination. So when I saw these miniature guitar models from Japan, I realized that things…

Lovot Robot Just Wants Hugs (and $3,000 of Your Money)

Lovot Robot Just Wants Hugs (and $3,000 of Your Money)
Worried about the robot apocalypse? We all are. Here’s something different. Rather than trying to kill you or take your job, this new Japanese robot just roams around your house and asks you for hugs. That’s a refreshing change. It is called Lovot and has a plush body that’s warm…

Make Your Own Giant Gummy Squid!

Make Your Own Giant Gummy Squid!
There are lots of people out there who love the taste of squid, but I’m not one of them. I think it might be the rubbery texture that gets me, but I also don’t think it tastes like much of anything, so why bother giving my jaws the workout? On…

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage

These Guys Built a 13-Foot-Tall Walking Robot in Their Garage
It might not be the flying mech that games like MechWarrior and Titanfall have tempted us with over the years, but a team of engineers in Japan have gotten pretty far with the construction of a massive robot that’s still quite intimidating. Roboticist Hajime and his team have been been…

This Action Figure Transforms from Samurai Warrior to a Toilet and Back

This Action Figure Transforms from Samurai Warrior to a Toilet and Back
If there’s one thing we can rely on Japan to provide us geeks with, it’s some very strange stuff. Take, for example, this action figure that transforms from a masked samurai warrior into a toilet. Yep. That’s what I said, there’s a Toilet Warrior action figure. Of course the madness…

Japanese Man Marries Hologram

Japanese Man Marries Hologram
I don’t see what the big deal is. I’d love to marry Heather Graham. Oh, wait. It’s not Heather Graham? It’s Holo-gram?!? My bad. Anyway, the world that we live in today is pretty, uh… What’s the word I’m looking for? F**ked up. Yeah, that’s it.  Yes, according to reports,…

This Tiny Holographic Girlfriend Is Ready to Move in

This Tiny Holographic Girlfriend Is Ready to Move in
Gatebox’s Azuma Hikari is a holographic digital assistant who doubles as a virtual girlfriend. She stands 8 inches tall and lives in a glass capsule, which you can put anywhere in your tiny dark apartment. In this commercial for the creepy Japanese gadget, this guy actually leaves work early because…

LEGO Sushi Conveyor Model: Everything Is Awesome with Wasabi

LEGO Sushi Conveyor Model: Everything Is Awesome with Wasabi
The only thing better than a good piece of sushi is one that comes delivered right to your face on a train, ready to eat. The sushi train is quite popular in Japan, but has also popped up in cities around the world in recent years. For those unfamiliar with…

Nintendo Unveils Minecraft Creeper 2DS LL in Japan

Nintendo Unveils Minecraft Creeper 2DS LL in Japan
Nintendo’s 2DS XL hasn’t made the news much lately, but Japan’s equivalent 2DS LL version just got three new cool models. The first is a Minecraft Creeper edition, based on the bad guys from the popular block building game. It has a textured shell that is nicely detailed and looking…

Take a Mario Kart Tour of Japan

Take a Mario Kart Tour of Japan
Lets a go! MariCar is a Japanese company that offers Mario Kart inspired tours of three different Japanese cities: Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa. If you haven’t already read enough and gone to book a flight to Japan, we actually have more to say about it. You can dress up in…

Flying DRAGON Robot Creeps into Your Nightmares on Ducted Wings

Flying DRAGON Robot Creeps into Your Nightmares on Ducted Wings
One of the things I am often glad of is that snakes can’t fly. I can’t think of anything worse than being chased by a flying snake set on biting me with its gross forked tongue and fangs. This snake-like flying DRAGON robot from the University of Tokyo looks set…

Awesome Pokémon Vending Machines Are Showing Up in Japan

Awesome Pokémon Vending Machines Are Showing Up in Japan
If you spend any time in Japan you’ll want to check out these nifty new vending machines selling Pokémon merchandise.  They seem to mainly sell Pokémon plushes, and they even deliver the goods in a special Pokémon box. Needless to say, people are excited that they can buy their goodies…
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