The ultimate icon of “kawaii”, Hello Kitty, is turning 45 this year! The first products depicting Kitty White (Hello Kitty’s full name) were released by Sanrio in 1974, and she has been a worldwide cultural phenomenon ever since. Join us in … [Read more...] about Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary – Celebrating 45 years of kawaii
Kitan Club is one of Japan’s quirkiest gachapon companies, always one-upping themselves when it comes to creating kooky capsule toys. The gacha company’s most famous creation is possibly Cup no Fuchiko, the nimble OL who loves to cling to the side of … [Read more...] about Kitan Club – Explore Kitan Club’s Weird and Wonderful World of Capsule Toys!
The world of K-pop is known for its passionate fans who go the extra mile to show support for their idols. At concerts fans show their love by using sticks that create a synchronized sea of light. But these aren’t regular glow sticks that you can … [Read more...] about 10 Cool and Crazy K-pop Light Sticks to Add to Your Collection!
What is Tamagotchi? Tamagotchi (たまごっち) is a series of Japanese virtual pets by the toy manufacturer Bandai. Originally released in 1996 in Japan and in 1997 throughout the rest of the world, the Tamagotchi soon became the fad toy of the time with … [Read more...] about Tamagotchi over the years – the ultimate pet in your pocket!
What is gachapon? You probably remember raiding your piggy bank to feed to a capsule toy machine to get a bouncy ball or a jawbreaker as a child, but Japan is something else when it comes to capsule toys! Japanese capsule toys can be anything from … [Read more...] about Japanese Capsule Toys – Gachapon, gashapon, and beyond!
Are you excited for the next Animal Crossing game on the Nintendo Switch?! Nintendo kept the vault tightly shut when it came to Animal Crossing updates, but the information embargo was finally lifted during E3 last week. The Nintendo Direct at the … [Read more...] about Animal Crossing Merchandise for those waiting for New Horizons!