Just in time for summer, Japan gets a new toy that won’t require you to go out to get the BBQ experience anymore. This actually doesn’t make much sense, but Bandai has announced [JP] an-indoor BBQ simulator toy yesterday, the Yakiniki Ou (roughly: Grilled Meat King).
Yakiniku is the name of a number of Japanese grilled meat dishes. Buyers of the Grilled Meat King get the grill, 14 fake food items (sausages, bite-sized meat and vegetables etc.), dishes, sauce, tongs and even a menu. Up to 4 players are supposed to grill the food, flip it and get it off the grill as quickly as possible.
The Grilled Meat King drops into Japanese stores July 23 and costs $40. Ask specialized stores Japan Trend Shop, Geek Stuff 4 U or Rinkya to get one shipped outside Japan if you can’t wait for Bandai to announce their international sales plans.