TOYS FROM TOKYO

Jane and I picked up a few toys for Carol, cough cough, that's right, for Carol.  The toys are so fun and imaginative here.  I could toy shop for days.  It makes me wish I still had young children…but not for too long.

Large arms
We had to have this guy for our  dinosaur collection.
Wierdd
Making a second appearance.  I'm at a lost for words.  Any ideas?
Pick up chicks
This is my favorite.  An alternative to our "pick up sticks," it's "pick up chicks."  Too cute right?  There is some type of scoring system, give me a little time, I'm sure I'll figure it out….
Instructions
with these easy to follow instructions.  On second thought, I'll just make my own rules.  At least Jane and I have something to do next time it rains.
Guinea pigs
Cuddly guinea pigs or hamsters?  I'm not sure, but they seem to be hugely popular here.
Humanoid
Lastly–this cute little humanoid.  

A couple of people have asked how they are responding to the passing of Michael Jackson here.  I'm not so sure, I can't figure out how to turn on our TV.  It was on the front page of my morning paper, and I know he was very popular here, but it seems nothing like the outpouring of grief occurring in the US.  Jane and I found out first thing yesterday morning, and we were shocked and saddened.  RIP Michael, and Farrah too!!

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29 Responses
  • Susanna June 27, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    RIP Micheal Jackson.
    Love your blog. Have been following closely recently, esp. when you guys started the Tokyo tour. Love the toys — have you checked out the candy toys? Those were my favorite when I grew up in Asia.
    http://www.luxuryoncrack.blogspot.com

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  • lisa from london June 27, 2009 at 12:28 AM

    the ‘pick up chicks’ idea is classic. happy toy shopping!!
    http://lisa-smalldetails.blogspot.com

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  • dunk June 27, 2009 at 12:34 AM

    love the humanoid

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  • Marie June 27, 2009 at 2:13 AM

    Hi !
    I love your blog, I recently discovered it thanks to a link on Jane’s blog which I read everyday !
    I’d like to know, because we don’t see any pictures of her and her style if Carol has her own blog entry ?
    Well those toys are amazing especially “pick up chicks” !
    http://everybody-is-ugly.blogspot.com (photographs of my own)
    http://anatomy-is-destiny.blogspot.com (about fashion is I can call it that way !!)
    And thanks for this blog because it’s a real pleasure to read it!

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  • Prêt-à-Porter P June 27, 2009 at 4:15 AM

    i like the last little robot

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  • arline Jernigan June 27, 2009 at 5:31 AM

    I want to play!!!
    There are definitely some interesting differences there.
    What is inspiring you most by your trip?

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  • mr. freddy's mom June 27, 2009 at 5:57 AM

    those are cute toys!
    i would love to get one for mr. freddy :-)

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  • fashion roadkill June 27, 2009 at 5:58 AM

    I looove the humanoid robot! He is so cool! These photos make me want to go to a toy store and search for fun little guys like the above.
    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

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  • christina June 27, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    ultra-cute buys!

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  • Michelle June 27, 2009 at 7:13 AM

    The hamster is a Capibara, some kind of huge guinea pig like animal :D I have several as they are too cute!
    I have bought so many toys since I’ve been in Tokyo (been here for almost 3 months) don’t quite know how I’m going to get them home yet!

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  • Christine June 27, 2009 at 8:14 AM

    -That red little monster looks he was born out of a volcano!
    -These Japan posts are the best :)
    -I was sad to hear about MJ as well, RIP.

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  • Alice June 27, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    The only thing I want from Tokyo are toys. Which is why I have a few toy stores listed already to visit, hahaha. So excited!

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  • Jane C. June 27, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    i think the little red guy is based off a species of sea squirts. they’re a huge delicacy–i had them once in a sashimi course.
    http://rammarinestation.com/aquarium-sea%20squirt.jpg — this kind of gives you an idea, but I’m sure you’ll see better examples at the fish market. Have you been? I bet jane would get a huge kick out of the live octopi!

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  • meso June 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    i <3 the pick up chicks. that is too cute!!!!

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  • bubbles June 27, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    These monsters / dinosaurs look like they’re from the Ultraman cartoons that I used to watch when I was young. At least I’m pretty sure the red one is. =)

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  • Cruz June 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    I love toys too, especially Japanese ones. Those deaths are such a shame ):

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  • cpt June 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    The “cuddly guinea pigs or hamsters” are capibaras. They are the largest rodents in the world, native to South America! That character’s name is “Capibara-san.” I hear they are pretty friendly creatures in a docile and lazy sort of way.

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  • Jennifer June 27, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Just wondering where you keep your toys in your home? I have not seen that mentioned
    in your earlier entries. Let us know! More pics please! I adore them! Have you seen any Geishas yet?

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  • Nicole July 02, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    Bless Michael Jackson, it still hasn’t hit me yet, my head hurts with grief over his death. When are you coming back the US? Are you planning to come here to Aus?

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  • Laura July 17, 2009 at 2:14 AM

    Awww Kapibara san! The giant hamster, I have so many of these!
    Did you find any re-ment miniature dolls sets? I collect these and writing a blog on where to find them in Tokyo, they are super cute!
    http://re-mentttokyo.blogspot.com/

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  • buy viagra April 21, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    My county and some other towns surrounding my county got some bad flooding. The toy time by my area was totally destroyed. All the toys that they had saved up for the kids were destroyed. I have a bunch of old toys that I was going to get rid of anywho and I wondered if I should give them to toy time? Would it be better if I gave them to toy time or the salvation army? and do they take other toys besides stuffed animals? Like do they take barbies and stuff and do you have to wash everything before you give it to toy time? Thanx!!!!
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  • cialis April 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    I try and grow several new plants every year. It’s my job to see how things do in different environments, but I’d grow a variety of plants, even if it wasn’t. I’m always curious to see if plants will turn out like their magazine shots. When they do, I’m delighted. When they don’t, I have to wonder if it was them or me.

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  • Propecia online April 27, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    I <3 team switzerland! no one got it except my mom when i told her i was with switzerland. lol
    Sorry, i didnt know there was a team alice or jasper or emett or carlislt or rosalie(who even liked her character?) or esme?

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  • Propecia online April 27, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    I <3 team switzerland! no one got it except my mom when i told her i was with switzerland. lol
    Sorry, i didnt know there was a team alice or jasper or emett or carlislt or rosalie(who even liked her character?) or esme?

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  • gifts Philippines April 28, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    Well, those toys was so cool. Wish I can also have at least one of them. Anyway, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading it.
    -pia-

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