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Tokyo Zakka gadget store summer clearance sale!
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Read the full story Announcements | Internet | Storage | Toys | WTF? 09:06 PM JMLH • Permalink
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After a massive Twitter-only clearance sale last week, the doors are open to everyone and prices have been slashed, so get moving!

Pekoppa, the listening plant nods while you unload
Monday, December 22, 2008
Read the full story Household | Toys | WTF? 05:04 PM JMLH • Permalink
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This isn’t entirely new, but it’s worth bringing you a snippet on Sega Toys’ Pekoppa – a tiny pot plant that apparently nods in agreement when anyone talks to it.

Put a Japanese train departures board on your wrist
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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Train enthusiasts will enjoy strapping on this Yamanote line watch and frequently checking the replica station-sign Organic Light Emitting Diode display. The watch is available in four versions…

Perfect holiday gift: USB Humping Dogs now at credit crunch special price!
Friday, November 07, 2008
Read the full story Toys | WTF? 06:22 PM JMLH • Permalink
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What could make a better gift for the office party this holiday season than a set of brand new humping dogs? Especially at our new wallet-friendly price!

Wi-Fi Chumby delivers Godzilla news to bedside/futonside
Friday, September 05, 2008
Read the full story Household | Toys | Wireless | WTF? 01:41 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Although it was announced in the US a while back, it’s only this fall that other territories will get their hands on Chumby, the so-called alarm clock of the future.

Humping Dog 2.0 - new breeds, new era of USB tackiness
Friday, August 01, 2008
Read the full story Toys | WTF? 02:18 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Who needs boring old floppy-eared USB Humping Dogs when you can have a kennel full of all-new pointy-headed love hounds!

They’re back and they’re bad - USB Humping Dogs are here again!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Read the full story Toys | WTF? 02:36 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Just in time for that well-known summer gift-giving season, we’ve managed to get our paws on a small supply of USB Humping Dogs and they’re yours for the asking.

Disney drive for hearts and minds reaches mobile marketplace
Monday, November 12, 2007
Read the full story Toys | Wireless 09:48 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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A story like this just cries out for a headline about Mickey Mouse phone companies, but we won’t go down that road – instead we’ll point out that Disney’s new cellphone venture is bound to go down a treat when it launches in Japan next year.

Humanoid kit robot grows a set (of wheels)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Read the full story Robots | Toys 08:55 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Aside from the long-scrapped Aibo, one of the most fun personal robots we’ve ever spent time with is a little Japanese chap by the name of Gogic Five who has been available there since last year in kit form for just ¥34,650 ($290).

Fresh like sushi — Japanese fridge magnets good enough to eat
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Read the full story Household | Off Topic | Toys | WTF? 10:33 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Slightly classier than the flashlight turds we saw the other day, these tiny (1in) sushi magnets from Japan are so authentically detailed you can almost smell the North Atlantic brine off them.

Japanese nano-tech breakthrough gives us world's first turd-themed flashlight
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | Toys | WTF? 06:10 AM JMLH • Permalink
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We all know Japan loves its fake turds, particularly atop buildings or dangling from cellphones, but this is the first we’ve seen that doubles as a flashlight.

Japanese sea monkeys just fish in a barrel – well, shrimp in a cube
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
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Nothing beats keeping innocent wildlife captive for one’s own entertainment, especially when there’s a retro feel to the cruelty, which is why I couldn’t resist these Japanese versions of those old canards known as Sea Monkeys.

Sega plans toy robot dog to fill Aibo void
Thursday, June 28, 2007
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If you’re still mourning the demise of Sony’s Aibo robot pet early last year, then perhaps your ears will perk up and your tail wag a little at the news that Sega Toys in Japan is releasing its own robot dog this autumn.

Book tour: Japanamerica by Roland Kelts
Monday, June 25, 2007
Read the full story Events | Interviews | Japan | Robots | Toys 09:07 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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DWT friend and all-round good-egg Roland Kelts has a new book out about the bizarre and intriguing bonds between the cultures of Japan and the US. Japanamerica touches on everything from manga to maniacs, so get your click on and hear what Roland has to say for himself after the jump. PS If you’re in Tokyo, don’t miss the chance to get it straight from the horse’s mouth tomorrow night - details at the end.

Humping dogs are back and ready for a little USB lovin’
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Read the full story Toys | WTF? 02:06 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Phew - Golden Week in Japan has been a scorcher but we’re back and ready to go again. Even better, so are the famous USB Humping Dogs you know and love.

Gundam game is first up for DoCoMo’s Wii-alike motion-sensing phones
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | Toys | Wireless 01:29 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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When we brought you news on Japan’s latest feature-packed mobile phones yesterday we also promised to look into exactly how the new handsets will make use of their built-in gaming motion sensors.

USB Humping Dog mod adds memory, eases hump
Monday, March 12, 2007
Read the full story Toys | WTF? 07:21 PM JMLH • Permalink
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DWT reader and electronics whizz Dan Gliebe has been kind enough to do us a quick how-to guide detailing a couple of improvements he made to his USB humping dogs recently.

USB Humping dogs in down ‘n durrty foursome
Friday, February 16, 2007
Read the full story Japan | Toys | WTF? 06:24 PM JMLH • Permalink
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Looks like YouTuber pireze has been up to no good with his USB Humping Dogs — just check out the sordid scene he’s coerced them into in the vid after the jump.

USB Humping Dog on sale here now!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Read the full story Toys | WTF? 05:44 PM JMLH • Permalink
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At Christmastime, what better way is there to spread peace and goodwill to all mankind than through the humanitarian deeds of the world-renowned USB Humping Dog?

Gogic Five kit robot falls down, gets up again
Friday, December 15, 2006
Read the full story Robots | Toys 05:38 PM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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SK Pang’s foot-tall kit robot, Gogic Five, rocks so hard he has trouble staying upright. What, with karate kicks, fist-of-fury punches and a little hula dancing this metal kid has the world at his feet.



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