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Fill This Tiny Toy Aquarium With Immortal Fish You Draw Yourself

If your attempts to own and care for a pet fish have resulted in a non-stop procession of toilet-side funerals, this new aquarium from Takara Tomy should help boost your success rate. It’s filled with colorful virtual fish you draw and color yourself that will only die if your smartphone does. » 6/22/15 6:30pm 6/22/15 6:30pm

In Japan Even the High-Speed Toy Trains Float On Magnets

If you needed another reminder of just how woefully primitive public transportation is in North America compared to Japan, even the tiny toy versions of their high-speed bullet trains now float on magnets. And with such little friction, Takara Tomy’s new Linear Liner model can hit scale speeds of over 300 miles per… » 5/28/15 3:57pm 5/28/15 3:57pm

Life-Size Plush Versions of Yoda and Wicket Are the Perfect Sidekicks

For some reason a life-sized stuffed version of Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi just doesn't seem as appealing as these life-sized plush versions of Yoda and Wicket the Ewok. But that's probably because one is an adorable Muppet, and the other looks essentially like a cuddly walking teddy bear. » 3/20/15 4:32pm 3/20/15 4:32pm

Tomy's Six-Second Video Camera Lets Kids Vine Just Like Grown-ups

If your kids have been jonesing to get their Vine on, but you'd rather not put a $500 mobile device in their hands just so they can create bite-size six-second videos, Takara Tomy has a cheaper solution. Its new Magical 6 camera does basically the same thing as the Vine app, but with a little more legwork needed to… » 12/01/14 9:31am 12/01/14 9:31am

An Egg Spinning Contraption That Pre-Scrambles Them In the Shell

It turns out the term 'pudding' has different meanings all over the world. In North America it's usually a creamy dessert treat, in the UK it's a soggy bread mess, and in Japan it's a pre-scrambled boiled egg that's drizzled with caramel sauce. And now the Japanese version is a lot easier to make with this whimsical… » 9/02/14 2:00pm 9/02/14 2:00pm

Overkill, Thy Name Is This Tiny, Tablet-Cleaning, Roomba-Like Robot

We all hate using a smartphone or tablet when the screen's covered in greasy fingerprints. But it's a situation that's easy to solve with nothing but a shirt sleeve, or if you're particularly anal, a microfiber cloth. What the world doesn't need is a tiny Roomba-like cleaning device designed specifically for cleaning… » 2/05/13 8:57am 2/05/13 8:57am

Takara Tomy Air Filter for Babies Cleans Air, But Chokes You With Its…

Famed maker of awesome Takara Tomy's latest bundle of cool is a super cute air filter for babies. It's outfitted with an antibacterial filter and Sharp's "decontamination ion" purification tech (my AC in Japan actually had this too) so your offspring don't inhale all the nasty, germ-y stuff floating around your house.… » 11/01/07 2:30am 11/01/07 2:30am