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3:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Leave it to Japan to make me want a Giant Isopod plush

All cards on the table, my taste in plushes at times borders on the bizarre but this time, I must not be alone in thinking these Giant Isopod plush toys are absolutely adorable. Why else would Strap-ya be sold out of most of ...

Natalie Kipper


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9:00 AM on 11.25.2013

Kitan club makes amusing earplug capsule toys

Have you ever wanted to wear an anime character in your ear? Well, if you are like me then the thought would never cross your mind, at least until you saw these capsule toys made by Kitan. Kitan made sets of ear plugs that fe...

Jon Wills

8:00 AM on 11.07.2013

One Piece crystal glasses are a very valuable treasure

The fine crystal masters at Baccarat are getting set to let loose official One Piece crystal drinking glasses onto the Japanese public. These glasses feature all nine crew members and Ace with a unique coat-of-arms for e...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 PM on 08.07.2013

Beware the power of Steins;Gate's Alpaca Man

In today's installment of "Wait, they actually made this into a resin kit?", we have a re-release from resin kit maker World Scope, featuring Alpaca Man and his boss, Alpaca Commander. The duo hail from Steins;Gate: Line...

Brian Szabelski

Japanese restaurant offers chance to win life-size Rei  photo
Japanese restaurant offers chance to win life-size Rei
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

It's easy to make fun of American's for being food gluttons, but Japan sure does love to do some crazy food promotions! Remember that Windows 7 burger that was offered at Japanese Burger Kings a few years ago? Well say hello to Lotteria's "Q-Dan Cheeseburger" made in honor of the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray release of Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q (Quickening) (or Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in English).

Taking advantage of the letter Q sounding like the Japanese number nine (kyu) the fast food chain devised this cheeseburger with nine beef patties and nine slices of cheese. The burger (does something like this even qualify as a burger anymore?) also comes with a Lance of Longinus fork just to remind you that this is an Eva thing. Incidentally, I believe Lotteria is also what you get from eating a nine layered cheeseburger. The whole thing comes to ¥1,280 which is actually a bit cheaper than the previous Burger King abomination. 

Now here's the part that makes this figure related: The burger will become available on April 24, the same day as the video releases. From then until May 31 people (I assume in Japan only) can go to the Lotteria mobile web site for a chance to win a life-size figure of Rei. Measuring 158cm or 5-feet 2-inches tall this isn't some sort of display mannequin but an actual giant articulated action figure! Seriously, check out the pic and you can see the knee and wrist joints. 

Lotteria can keep their oversized burger, but the oversized figure sounds like one heck of a prize!

[via Anime News NetworkMinna no Eva Fan]

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7:00 PM on 04.04.2013

New movie Megatron statue is here to break the bank

New company Prime 1 Studio is working under approval of Takara Tomy to produce a massive new cold-cast statue of Megatron for their new Museum Master Line series based on his appearance in the second live action&nbs...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 11.01.2012

King Robo Mickey & Friends are ready for your pre-order

I don't think I need to introduce this figure anymore. Bandai and Disney collaboration project of taking famous Disney characters and giving them their own mecha versions to pilot is really one of those amazing WTF Japan mome...

Jonathan Tubbs

1:00 PM on 10.22.2012

More info on Bandai's Chogokin King Robo Mickey & Friends

After a few days of sleep, I assumed it was all a dream but nope! Bandai's Chogokin King Robo Mickey & Friends is officially real. Bandai has opened a special page for the upcoming combiner of Disney characters turned rob...

Jonathan Tubbs

1:00 PM on 10.19.2012

Mickey and Friends combine with the power of Chogokin

...what? I swear I'm looking at some kind of unlicensed product but it's legit. Bandai has lost their marbles and has transformed popular characters from Disney into robots that can combine into a giant robot. There are days ...

Jonathan Tubbs

12:00 PM on 08.03.2012

These Kinnikuman straps are begging to be pre-ordered

If you've seen any part of Kinnikuman, any at all, then you already know it's a pretty strange franchise full of wrestling oddities and explosive matches. So for the very well initiated seeing these new phone straps might see...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 06.29.2012

Prepare yourself: Japan has a 60-foot tall Rei Ayanami

It's honestly scary to me how much Japan loves Evangelion. It honestly baffles me, but hey, there's weirder things to obsess over. Japan is taking its school boy mecha mother drama series obsession to new heights with their l...

Andres Cerrato

It exists: An Evangelion inflatable horse for toddlers photo
It exists: An Evangelion inflatable horse for toddlers
by Andres Cerrato

You come across a lot of weird things on the internet. There are just some things that leave you scratching your head and wondering who the hell approved these ideas. For me, most of these things involve Evangelion, so some things shouldn't come as a shock. Well, that's not the case today as I think I can safely say that inflatable horses are never in anyone's thoughts when thinking of Evangelion merchandise.

The EVA plug suit horses are the result of a collaboration with Italian children's toy maker Rody. The horses themselves are essentially a bouncy ball that your small child can ride on. As to why you would like for your toddler to ride an EVA unit from the ages of 2 to 4, I have no idea. If it is of your parental advisement, you can choose between riding Rei, Asuka, Mari or EVA Unit 1. There's no Shinji becomes no one wants to ride Shinji.

If you want to get your toddler trained to pilot EVAs one day, these will be released at the end of July at the price of ¥3,800.

[Pre-Order at CD Japan: Rei | Asuka | Mari | EVA Unit 01]

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