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  • Tokyo Toy Show coverage, part 3 (final): The coolest electronic toys on video

    Tokyo Toy Show coverage, part 3 (final): The coolest electronic toys on video

    The following videos I shot show some of the coolest electronic stuff (not including robots) I have come across at this year’s Tokyo Toy Show. Takara Tomy’s Aero Spider was especially impressive. The same company didn’t allow me to shoot a video of their awesome QFOs (mini UFOs attacking Tokyo). Sorry, but the pictures must do. More videos below… Read More

  • Meet Pekoppa, the plant which listens to your sorrows

    Meet Pekoppa, the plant which listens to your sorrows

    Today Sega Toys presented their newest invention, a plastic plant called Pekoppa [JP, PDF]. The plant will stay inactive until someone communicates with it. If you start speaking, the stem begins to bend. The movement is supposed to resemble a human being’s nod. An IC chip placed in the pot is able to identify rythms in human speech. A current is sent through the stem, which bends… Read More