U-Diver: Bandai Japan's remote-controlled micro submarine

Japanese toy maker CCP has announced the U-Diver, its remote-controlled micro submarine, will be sold in Japan starting at the beginning of next month. CCP isn’t really an international company but belongs to the Bandai Namco group, meaning a future release outside Japan isn’t impossible.

The U-Diver, which was showcased for the first time during the Tokyo Toy Show 2008 in June, will cost $70. It can dive, surface, turn left and right or drive forwards and drive backwards.

CCP says the submarine (length: 13cm) can be controlled by users standing up to 2 meters away and can be operated for 15 minutes after 30 minutes of charging.

Watch the U-Diver video I took at the Tokyo Toy Show below: