Friday, April 30, 2010
In Japan, you'll find things that you never knew you needed. But, after you find them, you think, how have I gotten on all these years without this?
Case in point: the Stitch folding umbrella holder for your car. It hangs conveniently on your headrest. Then when you get in the car with a drippy umbrella, just unfold and insert into the stand. When you get out, as you can see from the image, you can detach the base and pour out all the water, so your floor mats don't get all drippy.
All that, PLUS it's got cute Stitches on it. What else could you ask for???
Come to think of it, I never know what to do with my drippy umbrella on the bus. I wonder if Japan has a solution for that?
And now I'm thinking maybe I should've ordered a SECOND set, ya know, to open and play with.
This is my How to Train Your Dragon photo set on Flickr. There's not much there. Yet.
This is another set of those super-adorable Re-Ments. The theme this time is Disney chara rendered in "chocolate" (actually, plastic, so don't put it in your mouths, kiddies!).
Thursday, April 29, 2010
BTW, this claw doesn't look much like the UFO claw's we usually encounter in Japan when I have Mr. Tikistitch win Stitches for me. Those claws, for that sized toys, usually do look a lot more like a flying saucer with a claw.
Ah, the English language.
Anywho, just loaded a few more UFO catcher pix to the ol' Flickr. A special fave is the guy pictured above, a Stitch with a single, shiny tear! See, that's what happens when you shake a stick at your poor plushies! Aw!!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Well, maybe. I mean, it's got not just happy Stitch faces, but Pleakley and Jumba as well. Cool beans.
The clever thing: if you have too many UFO prizes lying around, then you can catch these boxes, and OMG instant storage!
BTW, these are more UFO catcher items (yes, really!) from Singapore and the marvelous Steven.
In some cases, even after many years of collecting these items, I am still actually impressed with the quality. Like this set of ceramic bowls my buddy Steven (who is like a UFO catcher god or something) collected over in Singapore.
And, yes, these are indeed from a claw machine, but they are ceramic. Each has a unique, very cute design. They kind of remind me of the cereal bowls you'd see as a kid that were supposed to encourage you to finish your breakfast, because then you'd get to see a colorful picture of your favorite cartoon character at the bottom.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Firstly, a walking Stitch is dressed in a Bistro SMAP chef outfit. Doesn't seem like it's been licensed by the SMAP boys, but those lipstick prints on the chef hat are unmistakable.
Next is Pooh, who has decided to dress up in a Stitch outfit and go walking in the Hundred Acre Woods. Why? Well, because.
Edit: Added a vid so you can see the SMAP boys in action.