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YBMW’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide - A Very Japanese Xmas

Posted by Hoob on November 15th, 2010
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  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $47.00~

Transformers Device Label USB Memory

We’ve been seeing these online for a while now, but we finally had a chance to check them out and see if they were as cool as they looked in the pics. They are. Now they aren’t as complicated to transform as the toys we grew up with, but those toys didn’t hold a couple gigs of memory in them. Along with Ravage and cheetor style usb’s, you can also get a pretty sweet transforming dino bot mouse.

Get yours today at Strapya
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  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $12.30 Per Pair

Star Wars Chop Saber Chopsticks

OK, I really don’t have a lot to say here… just, wow. If you like to use Chopsticks and you like Star Wars, get these now. The look great. Each set is actually modeled off of the look of a specific character’s light saber. You can get them in Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Mace Windu. It’s a geeky sushi lover’s dream come true!

Get yours today at Strapya
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  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $52.60

Clockman Alarm Clock
Sometimes a normal American alarm clock just won’t do. You need that little extra oomph to get you out of bed the in morning… and nothing says oomph like a clock that yells at you in Japanese. Ya, this is definitely one of those special novelty gifts but it was actually a lot of fun to play with. Don’t get me wrong this thing does more than just yell at you… but I don’t speak Japanese, so that’s pretty much what it did for me.

Here’s where it gets weird. It has a face… and the face moves while it yells at you. That’s right.. I’m pretty sure that Takara Tomy’s Clockman is one of the final steps before Skynet wipes us all out. He can learn your birthday, you can put him to sleep, He plays games with you… and he yells at you in Japanese! He even has a different personality depending on which color you get. This box was a whole lot of awesome in a little black box.

Get yours today at Strapya
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  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $20.60

Studio Ghibli My Neigbhor Totoro Petite Music Box Ball Chain (Neko Bus)

There’s not really much to say here, just.. if you have someone in your life who likes the movie “My Neighbor Totoro”, than this is a great stocking stuffer for them. It is just a nice little music box that they can keep on their desk or wear on their key chain. It features the unforgettable cat bus from the film and when you turn the crank, it plays the theme song from the film. No, it isn’t battery operated, it doesn’t play a midi file, this is old school music box goodness and is guaranteed to get you a hug.

Get yours today at Strapya
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  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $22.90

Japanese Animated Kitty bank

On the cute side of the animated bank coin, this is a gift that is perfect for anyone who gets sucked into a lolcats or caturday posts online. It’s so cute and sweet, you might get a blood sugar spike, but better than that, it actually works.

All you have to do is put a coin on the button and a cute little kitten pops out of the box and snaps it up before disappearing again. Just to add to the cuteness factor, it also makes cute little kitty noises. It is so cute I wanted to dislike it… but I couldn’t it was too cute.

Get yours today at Strapya
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  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $22.20

Doraemon Darake Balance Game

$22.20
Do you have that friend who is always showing off with their chopstick skills whenever you go out for Chinese food or Sushi? The Doraemon Darake Balance game is the perfect gift to shut them up and make them eat their words. This stacking game combines the popular Japanese character, Doraemon, and forces you to stack him using only chop sticks. You can use a flat surface or the extra hard rounded bottom platform that comes with the game if you want to torture yourself.
You will have tons of fun with this game, especially if you make everyone take a drink whenever the stack falls… which will be often!

Get yours today at Strapya
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  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $27.10

Animated Monkey Bank

On the other side of the coin bank equation we’ve got the animated monkey bank. This is a great gift for the friend you like to freak out a bit. This is one spastic monkey. Just drop the coin in his food dish and then back the heck up… madness will happen. I’m not sure if it’s a seizure or just a super monkey dance, but it is something you won’t soon forget… and won’t be able to show all your friends when they come over.

Get yours today at Strapya
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  • Publisher: Underground Toys
  • MSRP: $26.99

Doctor Who Talking Tardis Cookie Jar

I’ll admit, I never liked Doctor Who when I was a kid, but now that I’ve had the chance to really get into the last three doctors, I’m a complete geek for the show and I’m not alone. Doctor Who is one of the hottests names out there in Sci fi and if there’s one thing we geeks like, it’s cookies! All the more reason for me to include Underground Toys’ Talking Tardis Cookie Jar in this year’s guide. This thing is AWESOME! open up the lid and you’ll be treated to that famous Tardis Whirring noise that we all now know is the emrgency break. It sounds perfect and you get it each time you reach for a cookie. This is just about the perfect gift you could get for the whovian in your life.

Get yours today at Retailers Everywhere
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  • Publisher: Underground Toys
  • MSRP: $4.00-39.00

Star Wars Talking Plush

If the force is cuteness than these little guys have a midichlorian count that is off the charts!Undgroudn toys has put together an awesome assortment of Star Wars Characters that are not only adorable as hell, but they are cuddly too. What’s more, they even talk! They’ve got R2D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, and Darth Vader. This is a great gift for the female Star Wars Geek in your life, or any kid who loves the series. Hell, you can even snag one of the 4 inch ones for yourself and stuff it in your stocking. There’s really not much else to say about these things. They are cute, they are not too expensive and they are just down right awesome. No matter what you are looking for, they have a size for you, either 4″, 9″ or even 15″.

Get yours today at Retailers Everywhere
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