Strange Japanese Toys

Tuttuki Bako Poking Box

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This new interactive toy from Japan involves sticking your finger in a hole on the side of the box to interact with a virtual environment. Found at Geek Stuff 4 U for a little bit over $48. (Link)

Japanese Popping Edamame Keychain

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Edamame are baby soybeans, picked before they blossom into adulthood, and boiled. Edamame are also delicious and fun to pop out of their pods. But say you want the fun of popping edamame, but you’re not very hungry. Oh, then we have the keychain for you! Each Japanese Popping Edamame Keychain has three beans. The end beans are small and immature. The middle beans, however, have one of 12 random faces printed on them. Why? We don’t know, but there is nothing like the smile they put on your face. And the beans are connected to some sort of elastic band, so they pop back in to be popped out again as many times as you want. It sounds silly, but trust us, these things are highly addictive. They are also a great way to keep your fingers busy during boring meetings and your mood positive – because no one can frown when the edamame smiles.

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~ by mlmcored on August 7, 2009.

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