Pokemon ring, Sailor Moon stick are among  top toys

Jun 11, 2014

Pokemon ring, Sailor Moon stick are among top toys

by Tomohiro Osaki

Takara Tomy’s Pokemon Mega Ring was declared best boys’ toy in this year’s Japan Toy Prize contest, it was announced Tuesday. The top girls’ toy was a smartphone-type device called Puripasu, which can be used to network with game machines in video arcades. Thirty-three ...

Choppers, phones, tablets steal scene at Tokyo Toy Show

Jun 15, 2013

Choppers, phones, tablets steal scene at Tokyo Toy Show

A toy helicopter created from cannibalized smartphones was among the main attractions Friday at the International Tokyo Toy Show, where producers were targeting the young as well as the young-at-heart. The motor that makes a telephone vibrate powers the rotor blades of the Nano-Falcon, ...

Christmas in June for Tokyo

Jun 14, 2013

Christmas in June for Tokyo

by Natasha Vik

Who hasn’t been caught in the Christmas-gift shopping rush, and found themselves wishing they could have had private access to Santa’s workshop instead? Substitute the North Pole for an increasingly warm Tokyo, and you might have the closest thing to a modern-day version: this ...