... greeted us at the entrance.
It's what these Engadget events are all about. (This was the most adorable thing to happen this weekend, possibly in the whole of Japan.)
To demonstrate how well Dyson's fan works, our presenter used substantial quantities of dry ice. All stage demos should do the same.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 managed to attract a line of eager testers through out the day. Oddly, the Xbox One line was less of an issue, despite being still months away from retail launch in Japan.
These traditional figures housed capacitive sensors in their bases, reacting to the tourist map app below. Its head bobbles too.
No buddies to play with? Don't have a big enough wall? Maybe you can craft this table tennis ball server. Runners channel the ball from below the screen along to two (Lego?) tires which then spin and return the ball, ready for you to completely, shamefully, miss.
Possibly the star of the show.
The ultimate collaboration, or ultimate photo opp? Unfortunately the latter. For now.
Meiwa Denki's been a regular at Engadget Japanese events for years. Alongside a mercurial end-of-show performance with robot guest-stars, it had a lineup of companion toys and instruments to prove, without a doubt, that this editor has no musical ability.
Here's the 'band'
... and then they added a Dyson vacuum.
Google X Lunar Prize winner Hakuto is still being further refined (expect a smaller, lighter model to blast off next year), but attendees got to steer the existing two-wheeler themselves with a companion tablet app.
Hakuto's wheels have metal treads to ensure moon rock won't be an issue.
Slightly smaller, but older and wiser, Plen wasn't skating this time. He was carrying around a little toy basketball, teasing a crowdfunding campaign for later this year.
Preparations included stools, wires (!!), and a Dyson fan, all trying to knock the quadcopters out of the air. The eventual winner got a GoPro 3.
3D printers remain even more nascent than in the US.
Until next year!