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Capsule toy pinwheel lets you trick your secret crush into taking a kissy-face photo 【Video】

“Would you close your eyes and blow on this for me?”

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Sailor V glasses now available so you can rock fashion from decades past

We spy with our little eye, an iconic pair of anime eyeglass frames from the Sailor Moon franchise.

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Newest Sailor Moon toy is geared specifically to adults because grown ups need toys too

If you think all the Sailor Moon toys have been too childish, not to worry, Bandai is thinking of you for their next one.

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Clever AT-AT multipurpose stand helps organize your desk, recreate iconic Star Wars moment

Premium Bandai set to release this nifty Star Wars-themed desk organizing stand.

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Open mail with the awesome Sailor Uranus Space Sword from Japan!

This beautiful letter opener features a number of gorgeous details.

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Japan’s newest chocolate treat is inspired by the Easter Island Moai

When you are hungering for a sweet treat, these cheap, little chocolates should do the trick!

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Godzilla and fellow kaiju monsters apologise at Japanese press conference for acts of destruction

And every formal Japanese-style apology comes with a heartfelt bow.

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Traditional Japanese tea ceremony sweets now appear in the shape of Doraemon anime cats

Bandai is bringing some cuteness to Japanese tea time with these adorable characters from the popular manga and anime series Doraemon.

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Look out! Here comes the Samurai Spider-Man

Bandai and Tamashii Nations have outdone themselves again with the latest addition to their samurai series of pop culture figurines.

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Bandai Namco announces plans to open virtual reality experience center

Bandai Namco announced on Monday that the company will open a virtual reality “experience center” in Tokyo next month.

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New capsule toy collection features military commander samurai armour from the Sengoku Period

Historically accurate replicas of samurai helmets and armour will soon be coming to vending machines at castles around the country.

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See the proud prince of the Saiyans tremble with fear … literally!【Video】

Bandai’s next Dragon Ball figure will be of Vegeta, the fiercely proud Saiyan Prince, and yes, he really will be shaking (or vibrating, actually) with fear!

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Build a house from stationery with awesome new Minecraft erasers from Bandai Japan

Distract yourself from studying with new Minecraft eraser sets featuring blocks and characters from the mega-hit video game.

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Hello Kitty x Mazinger Z die-cast crossover toys unveiled with anime short

Specially painted Mazinger ZHello Kitty Chogokin toys slated for May, June.

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Anime meets traditional Japanese porcelain in this beautiful Gundam themed Kutani ware!

Kutani porcelain ware, which has its origins in Ishikawa Prefecture in central Japan, is a craft with a history of nearly four centuries. In recent years, we’ve seen makers of the traditional ware produce more modern and pop looking items in efforts to broaden their appeal to the public, with some beautiful results.

Now, we have another example of Kutani ware with a modern twist and it comes from a someway unexpected source — toy maker Bandai. Yes, in a brilliant case of pop culture meeting traditional craft, Bandai will be coming out with a line of Gundam Kutani ware!

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Bandai’s new Magic Illustrator may be for kids, but we want one too!

Are you terrible at drawing but really wish you could to sketch some pictures of things you like? Do you have zero qualms about using a giant plastic drawing board designed for small children?

Well then we have good news for you! Bandai’s “Magical Illustrator” turns anything you can look at into something that you can trace into a perfect two-dimensional rendition. The only catch? Well, you’re going to have to be taught how to use it by two elementary school girls.

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We check out the new Samurai Star Wars figurines from Bandai and Tamashii Nations【Pics】

Ever since we heard about the upcoming release of the new Samurai Darth Vader figurine, we’ve been eager to check out the Movie Realisation Series in person. The series includes Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and the Imperial Royal Guard, all dressed as Japanese feudal warriors and brandishing a mix of Japanese, western, and Star Wars-styled weapons.

We’d seen the photos and read the rave reviews but nothing could prepare us for meeting the unique cast of collectibles in person. Come with us as we take you through all the details and close-up photos from our visit!

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Darth Vader in Death Star armour brandishes lightsaber katana, joins the Samurai force in Japan

A short time ago, in a country far, far away, a group of creatives at legendary toy-making company Bandai decided to fill a void in the figurine universe with a fearsome new character: Samurai Darth Vader.

The new model on the market is set to feature some awesome details, including a Death Star warrior helmet, a lightsaber blade and a pose-able hand for playing out those extreme death-grip scenarios.

Available at the end of December, this new incarnation of the Dark Lord is the latest in a lineup that also includes Samurai Storm Troopers and Samurai Boba Fett.

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What stormtroopers and Boba Fett would look like if Star Wars was set in feudal Japan

With just under four months to go until we finally get Episode 7 of Star Wars, many people have a galaxy far, far away on their minds. Some people are clamoring for any and all kinds of movie tidbits, while other fans are desperately trying to avoid all spoilers. Which means it’s the perfect time to release some “alternate realityStar Wars toys to the public.

Although, when your toy is this cool looking, any time is the perfect time.

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Bandai booth babe’s gachapon toy vending machine outfit is bizarrely suggestive

The generally accepted way to market a product at a trade show in Japan is pretty simple. First, hire an attractive model. Second, dress her in a sexy outfit that has some connection, however spurious, to whatever you’re promoting.

But after decades of adhering to this strategy, it can be hard to make your model stand out in a sea of skimpy bikini tops and miniskirts. That’s why Bandai decided to try something different, and put their Tokyo Toy Show model in a pair of overalls that actually seems pretty modest…at least until you look at where they attached the prize-dispensing dial from their toy vending machines.

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