Tag Archives: Japan

Star Wars Chop Sabers

But now, we must eat. Come, good food, come… and meet your end in the grasp of the Star Wars Chop Sabers. They’re lightsabers, they’re chopsticks, they’ll change the way you experience your favorite Asian foods. If you missed the chance to pick these up at San Diego Comic Con 2009, now is the time […]

Humping USB Dog

“Harley and Duke are naughty doggies. They won’t eat out of their food bowls; they track mud all over the place; they are constantly burying our pens; and they have a peculiar naughtiness whenever they spy a free USB port. They…well…they sort of, kind of, um… “”go to town,”” if you will. And they won’t […]

Japanese Popping Edamame Keychain

Edamame are baby soybeans, picked before they blossom into adulthood, and boiled. Edamame are also delicious and fun to pop out of their pods (especially when they shoot across a crowded restaurant and you have to explain to a room full of people how the 5 second rule still applies in public). But say you […]

Spacewarp 5000

The classic Spacewarp toy from the 80’s has been recreated in Japan and imported by ThinkGeek for your rolling pleasure. What is it that fascinates us about rolling steel balls on a roller coaster style track? Perhaps it’s the mesmerizing perpetual motion as the balls zoom around loops and curves, only to be cranked corkscrew […]

Japanese R2-D2 LED Light Keychain

Straight from his cameo in Star Trek (as uncredited space debris), R2-D2 is one of the hottest droids around. Sure, he’s always been in high demand, but this little version of Artoo is the brightest yet. Why? Because he’s got a super bright LED light in his little eye thingie. Just push his nozzle/nipple thing […]

See how Metal Gear Arcade begins

Metal Gear Arcade, the stereoscopic-3D, head-tracking, online-playable coin-op Metal Gear, will finally arrive in arcades next week — in Japan, of course. What, do you expect to see an arcade game in America? With the game finally shipping out to game…

‘Night of the Sacrifice’ horror game features mysterious Balance Board function

Ikenie no Yoru, or “Night of the Sacrifice,” is a newly announced Wii horror game from Marvelous Interactive, and it’s just as mysterious as the possibly-haunted mansion in which it’s set. This is partly because so little has been revealed: All we have…

The Second Concept-to-Reality Watch Has Gone at Sale at Tokyo Flash [Video]

Another concept watch voted on by fans has been made a reality by Tokyo Flash—the Kisai Satellite. Available in either black or white, people voted in droves for the chance to be able to buy it. …

Docomo grants Japanese taxis with WiFi, PSPs, little red stickers

There are many hugely efficient ways to get around Tokyo, but for visitors taxis usually come at the bottom of that list. Drivers rarely speak English and, compared to the rest of the world, they’re quite expensive (about $8 to start, going way up fro…

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd ships 2nd million units in Japan

Capcom announced today that its Monster Hunter series is still capturing the attention of Japanese gamers, as Monster Hunter Portable 3rd — which will go by the international title Monster Hunter Freedom 3 — has shipped two million units during its …