Japanese Wooden Robots Are Both Cute and Awesome

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Japanese toymaker Take-G Toys make a set of spectacular wooden robots figures that beat the pants off the lousy wooden Russian dolls we got as kids. Each one contains some robots, some flying vehicles, and little people to go inside and pilot the things. Has any sci-fi author written anything about wooden robots before? Woodpunk perhaps?

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Also, let me know if anyone can find a place to buy these things.

Illustration for article titled Japanese Wooden Robots Are Both Cute and Awesome
Illustration for article titled Japanese Wooden Robots Are Both Cute and Awesome
Illustration for article titled Japanese Wooden Robots Are Both Cute and Awesome
Illustration for article titled Japanese Wooden Robots Are Both Cute and Awesome
Illustration for article titled Japanese Wooden Robots Are Both Cute and Awesome
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Illustration for article titled Japanese Wooden Robots Are Both Cute and Awesome

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DISCUSSION

Captivating! I always loved the intricate nature of those weird puzzle boxes that had 15 different sequences to open them. But I mean, come on...they were boxes? What Otaku, mecha-lovin, geek would own wood inlaid boxes???

These fit the bill perfectly! Robots and intricate woodwork!