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Learn about Japanese Art Crafts While Playing

Have you ever played the board game Monopoly? It has been around for a little over 100 years and has been a number one rated game since it was created. So the answer is most likely a yes. But if not, it is a game in which you work your way around the board, collecting money and properties as you go. It really is a classic game that families have enjoyed for decades. And many more versions of the game have been released since the original. One of these versions was just released last year to celebrate the 300th...

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How Will You Play?

You don’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on the new Nintendo Switch. It’s almost here! Were you getting as impatient with waiting as we were? Bet you were! And for good reason, this gaming system changes everything. For the first time you get a handheld and console in one. How cool is that? So, what does this mean exactly? Well, say you start playing your game with the console on your TV and you need to leave your house, for whatever reason, normally you would have to stop playing. But now you don’t have to....

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Anpanman: Adored by Japan since 1973

Starting out as a series of children’s picture books in the 1970’s, Anpanman has taken over Japan. Anpanman is a superhero with the bean-jam pastry for a head and kids love him. Since the release of the books, an anime series has been made which is the most popular series among young children in Japan. So it comes as no surprise that there is so much Anpanman children’s merchandise out there. Especially toys! From plushies, to block sets, and computers; Anpanman and other Anpanman characters are everywhere. Your kids will have a blast with all the toys found here....

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Nintendo Famicom Mini is Classic Gaming That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

Nintendo already announced that it will be releasing a miniature version of its classic NES gaming console in the West, but now we have learned that the company will also be giving customers in Japan an exclusive chance to purchase another retro machine. The Famicom Mini is based on the design of Nintendo’s classic Family Computer console, only much smaller. This pint-sized machine includes two controllers and is loaded with 30 classic games released between 1983 and 1993, and all of that will fit in the palm of your hand. It can also be connected to the television using...

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Limited-Edition Star Wars Samurai Stormtrooper Figure

What would you get if you crossed a Stormtrooper with a Japanese samurai? Thanks to famous Japanese sculptor Takayuki Takeya, we now have an answer to that. The artist has created a series of strikingly lifelike and detailed Star Wars figurines for Japanese toymaker Bandai. The latest edition—now available for pre-order and shipping in March 2017—is a Stormtrooper reimagined as a samurai foot soldier with a bow and arrow.  Traditional Japanese influences can be seen not only in the figure’s choice of weaponry, but also in its armor and helmet. In addition to the bow, arrows and quiver, it...

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