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.
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.
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.
Imagine pulling into your driveway and getting out of your car while your umbrella is already hovering there to protect your from a downpour as as you get out. Imagine one hovering over you as you walk down the street.
I’d like to think that at some point in the evolution of Transformers, they looked as cheesy as this car one from Brave Robotics, Asratec Corp, and Sansei Technologies. The contraption is called the J-deite RIDE, which I think might translate to “Shitty Transformer.”
Hello Kitty has long been a staple of Japanese… everything. Then at some point, the phenomenon hit America and Hello Kitty invaded our shores. The adorable feline exists on lunch boxes, makeup, toasters, purses, cameras as well as a million other things and now it will decorate a bullet train.
Cat people, are you looking for a new way to humiliate your kitty? Look no further than these vegetable hats from Japan. These are guaranteed to annoy your cat and make them hate you forever.
The cat hats come in six ridiculous styles, including corn, carrot, white radish, onion, tomato, and eggplant.
Last year we showed you Kengoro, a Japanese robot that exercises and even sweats. Well, now the machine is back in the news and he brought a friend named Kenshiro. The pair like to get buff, compare muscle mass, high five each other, and say “bro” a lot, before filming Rocky-style montages of more workouts.
I remember seeing the original RoboCop back when it came out in 1987, and it was awesome in all the right ways. Violence, action, cheesy dialogue, paper-thin bad guys getting splattered on windshields, and a thinly-veiled political commentary all wrapped up in one.
Over the past four plus decades, we’ve seen more than our fair share of strange Star Wars merch, from air purifiers to soup cans, to pepper mills. The latest in that long line of weird products – Darth Vader and Stormtrooper snack servers.
So you’ve got a fancy sports car named after a cat. You can’t exactly go driving around with plain old black rubber wrapped around your rims, can you? What you need are some of these pink-accented Hello Kitty tires.
One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in person was the giant Gundam statue that most recently stood in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Shortly after I visited the statue at the end of last year, it was dismantled, leaving an empty spot in front of the DiverCity Mall, and a hole in my heart.
Japan is home to some wonderful creations. One of the more popular franchises of the past decade has to be Hatsune Miku, a fully digital J-Pop musician, whose vocals are created synthetically. The vocaloid singer’s voice has been featured in over 100,000 songs, has sold out digital concerts around the world, and even has her own GT series race car.
If I learned anything from Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s that we all need a totem, lest we might actually be stuck in a dream within a dream. If I had to choose one, I think I’d go with a top too, but something a bit cooler than the one he had in Inception.