Star Wars has absolutely no relation to automotive, but that didn’t stop companies from trying to associate with one of the century’s greatest sci-fi movie franchise. Automakers have already churned out Star Wars-themed Dodge vehicles, a Fiat 500E, and even an over-the-top C5 Corvette-based Darth Vader Car, and so it is not a surprised to find Star Wars-themed die-cast cars too, which Takara Tomy’s Tomica line has been turning out for quite sometime now. Speaking of Tomica, if you have those adorable Star Wars die-cast cars, dubbed Star Cars, then you would probably want this father of all Star Cars, the Star Wars Star Cars Darth Vader Car Carrier. Continue reading Tomica Darth Vader Semi Is The Father Of All Star Cars Because Why Not?
Apart from a handful of droids and maybe the Ewoks, there’s nothing cute about Star Wars characters. Is Jabba the Hutt, cute? We hardly think so. And would you consider Darth Vader and his cronies of Stormtroopers adorable? Nope. Never. They are cool, but never cute. Despite that, it didn’t stop Japanese toy maker, Takara Tomy from dishing plush toy version of them. The Star Wars Plush Toys series is the newest addition to the company’s Beans Collection and each of the plushies takes on the cute look and is no bigger than a regular palm. Well, what can we say? Cartoonized, plush and tiny – those are winning formula of cute. Continue reading The Force of Cuteness is Strong in These Miniature Star Wars Plush Toys
Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibition has been going for a couple of years now. The exhibition is a collaboration between Japan’s up-and-coming contemporary swordsmiths (yes, they still exist) and Rebuild of Evangelion series. Fans of the now-cult apocalyptic anime and swords enthusiasts alike who resides or visits Japan can get to witness Evangelion-inspired swords created by these talented and skilled swordsmiths in this roving exhibition. But seeing was as far as any Evangelion fans could get, well, that’s until now. Japanese toy giant, Takara Tomy is launching a line of sword-wielding dolls (we prefer to call it action figures, actually) based on Evangelion to mark the Evangelion and Japanese sword exhibition, happening between August 15 and September 27, 2015, at the Iwate Prefectural Civic Center in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Continue reading Takara Tomy Celebrates Evangelion and Japanese Swords with Sword-wielding Asuka Langley Doll
The Takara Tomy “Linear Liner” you see here is not your typical model trains. It is modelled after the new Maglev Shinkansen, aka the bullet train, that is currently under testing by Central Japan Railway (JR Central). The real train has in recent months broke its own 12-year-old speed record of 590 km/h, achieving over 600 km/h in April’s test run on a 1.8 km test track near Mount Fuji. Of course, the toy version of Japan’s very own Maglev train is not going to make that same speed. That will be insane (and potentially deadly, to be honest). Instead, it makes a comfortable 6 to 7 kilometer an hour, which works to out to be over 500 km/h at scale speed. Continue reading The World’s First Maglev Train Toy Set Runs Up to an Equivalent of 500 Km/h
For aspiring barista who desire to create latte art that pops, Takara Tommy Art has just the right tool for you: the Awata Ticino 3D Latte Art Maker. 3D latter art is a big rage today, but pick up this intricate skills require quite a fair bit of training and the Awata Ticino 3D Latte Art Maker is here to make the process of getting your desired latte art easier. With it, you are free to sculpt whatever cute animals or anything that’s foamily possible over your cup of latte. The contraption is essentially a milk frother shaped like a handgun that creates latte must-have foam and allows you to ‘fire’ measured blobs of the foamed milk to shape into whatever comes to your mind. Continue reading Latte Foam Art Made Easy with Takara Tomy’s Awata Ticino