Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Flog It Blog It, Bizarre Japanese Toys!

Molly The Wally Does Japan!

Molly The Wally Brings You Her Top Ten Japanese Toys! 

No one does weird toys like Japan. From the Obama presidential action figure to robot cockroaches we bring you our top ten bizarre Japanese toys.

We were all told that poking your finger at something was rude but in Japan that is apparently not the case. The Tuttuki Bako Finger Game lets you poke your finger to your hearts delight without fear of retribution. Each stage features something you interact with by poking at it. Stick your finger in the box and a digital representation appears on the screen mimicking your motions. The game includes terrorizing a tiny stick man, prodding a slimy face, poking a girl in the face and flicking a tiny panda. Wow we can’t wait for the squirrel version!

From the land of the rising sun we bring you robotic cockroaches. The Hex Bug emulates a roach with sensors that tell it when to change direction when it hits a wall. They also react to loud sounds by scurrying away in fear. We can only imagine where they scatter to when you turn off the light? To try to make the bugs seem cute they are available in blue, pink, green, yellow and orange. Prepare yourself for an army of robot cockroaches set to storm across kitchens everywhere courtesy of Bandai! 

Love key-chains of cute little animals? We think the anatomically correct ‘Gotochi Dissection Animals’ may be going a wee bit too far. Displaying a diagram of the muscles and organs inside of a variety of animals including fish, pigs, cows and even a panda this is a must for all vets. All the parts are labelled. Brilliant when out shopping! Take one to your butcher or fishmonger and you are guaranteed the right cut every time.

Everything in Japan is a robot, even the big man upstairs it would seem. God sometimes takes too long to answer prayers, so when you need an answer right away ask the cross carrying God Jesus robot. This strange all knowing Japanese toy can answer your questions in a magic 8-ball style. A must whenever you have a pressing problem that needs divine intervention.

Why bother telling your little one the cat was sent to live with granny? Just throw them this toy and they can figure it out on their own. We know the ‘Road Kill Cat’ this will guarantee hours of crying.

Now we have another politically incorrect toy with ‘Kaba Kick’. Look at the kid's face! Low and behold it is a kids’ version of Russian Roulette. So wrong it is right up our street!

If you have got a few thousand yen spare ($200) and a big case of narcissism then you have to buy one of these. The ‘Grand Chariot’ doppelganger figurines, has to be one of the creepiest creations to come out of the land of the rising sun. Capture yourself forever in plastic. Even better capture someone you dislike in plastic and stick pins in it we say!

One for Sarge now! ‘Kankichi Ryotsu’ is a comic book character who is big in Japan. He is always getting himself into unsavory situations. The accessories include handcuffs and a firearm and his very own Tamagotchi pet… Well every police officer needs one, don’t they? 

Barak Obama apparently has inspired somewhat of a cult following in Japan so it is hardly surprising that a toy tribute is available on the market. The figure includes an American flag, a stool, several ties and a microphone stand and the essential Samurai swords. What president would be without one?

And lastly we bring you the ‘H-Bouya USB Toy’. In Japan, “H” or ‘ecchi’ stands for ‘hentai’ which is the word for erotic in Japanese. The innocent baby boy will turn red and blink whenever you type that forbidden letter. In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen! There you go, it just turned purple and blew up.

Tomorrow as we have a passion for fashion we take a look at what the well heeled boys n gals are wearing in the land of the rising sun. 


  1. You lost us at 'road kill cat'.....

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Those are pretty cool toys - erm, not sure about the cat though!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  3. I don't think I'll be putting any of those on my christmas list BOL

  4. A doppelganger of me perhaps???? Now that would be fun for when Mom is away from me!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  5. OH MY! I just about fell off my chair...OK, Ihave been to Japan and I WAS THE VICTIM of finger pointing! I have very black hair but I am much taller than the average Japanese woman. So there I am in a department store in Ginza Square and the women are all pointing at me, laughing and slapping their hips....I could NOT understand why they were pointing at me. My manager (I was on a dance and theatre tour) who knew the culture explained the custom of pointing....they were also confused as to why I looked like them (with the very white skin but dark hair) but had HIPS and tall stature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just about died laughing.

    OK, the rest of these toys are B I Z A R R E, but only MIZ MOLLY can sniff out the craziest of things. ONCE AGAIN, you have brought us the best to laugh at my dears!

  6. Thanks for sharing! Some great and crazy toys! [Not sure I like the road kill one].

    Lee and Phod

  7. Holy Moley I think I'll stick to my catnip toys!!
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  8. What a collection! Hilarious - apart from the road kill cat which is revolting.

  9. Robotic cockroach! They look about as scary as the real thing! Have a great day! Say hi to your Pip for me!

    Your pal, Pip

  10. The cat toy sent me over the edge. Poor kids. Major therapy in their future.

  11. I got my daughter some of those Hex Bugs a couple of Christmases ago... what a rip of! They are really not that cool in my opinion... She wanted more this Christmas but I didn't think the tiny things were worth $5 each so I said no way lol.

  12. I'm not sure how you find these things Miss Molly, but you have my mom laughing out loud.


  13. OMD da finger pokey thing is like a digital Voodoo doll...I must gets my paws on one!

    PS: I lugh EVERY time you refer to us as Thelma and Louise.

  14. Wow those are crazy weird icky toys aren't they!!! We loves your picture tho Molly!! P. S. Big ole tattletale Stella wanted me to confess to you that I tore up her "molly" stuffie that you sent to her!! She was very upset with me cos she had taken such good care of it!! (whiner)
    Maggie Moose

  15. Just when we think everything is the same we find out it isn't!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Such a different culture! But definitely fun to learn about!

  17. Great Molly - I found a lot for my wishlist. I hope I will get all. But the Tuttuki Bako finger game and the doppelganger figurine is a must have - isn't it?
    Have a wonderful wednesday!!! Maybe you should buy the Kaba Kick russian roulette for the squirrels ;o)

  18. I fear that the little ones in Japan are going to grow up WARPED.

    I think we will just stick to the Stuffies on our hill.

  19. Hello dear Molly,
    the cat thing is very weird! I prefere to catch the cat myself and alive! Thank you for showing all these strange toys! Very interesting!
    Nice regards

  20. the obama action figure is cool! quite flattering!

    i had to laugh at the roadkill cat...

  21. Very, very strange. Very strange.

  22. Doomo arigato Molly for all the wonderful toy ideas from Japan. Who knew?
    Love your ichiban fan, Noodles

  23. That cat...ewwwww. We have a Hex Bug! But it isn't a cockroach (Mommy's afraid of them). It buzzes around the room, bumping into stuff and just scurries on. We don't really know what to make of it.

  24. Thanks for sharing, very cool. Obama in

  25. Woah! Maybe I can get Master some of these!


  26. Japan has some truly amusing and amazing products! I actually kind of want one of those God Jesus robots, and perhaps a medical model keychain. The hentai can stay where it is, however!

  27. What interesting things. Interesting in many senses!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  28. Interesting post...
    We don't know if we love, or we hate these toys...

    Kaiser & Farrusquinho

  29. Must have the Barack Obama action figure! We definitely don't need a road kill cat, though!

    Susan and Wrigs

  30. GAK! Some of these (most) are pretty creepy, but I do like the Obama action figure.

    What else do you shop for, Molly?

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  31. Our Mama bought a Hex Bug a couple of Christmases ago and it was funny.
    The Road Kill Cat? We are looking up the company that produces these horrible toys so we can stage a protest! Wonder how they would feel about a road kill CEO toy. MOL!!!

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  32. They do make some cool toys, not the cat xx00xx All behind :(

    Mollie and Alfie

  33. Some are hilarious, some terrible, some just have me shaking my head in disbelief :D Where on earth did you find these things? Love that you turned the last one purple and blew it up :D

  34. Oh that poor little kitty! I don't think I like this roadkill toy business at all...

  35. Uh. There aren't one of those things on our Christmas lists... Whew!!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,