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Takara Tomy's i-SODOG might not be as intimidating as other robotic quadrupeds, but it sure is a charmer. Freshly unveiled at the Tokyo International Toy Show, the puppy comes laden with touch sensors, 15 custom servos and a microphone, letting its master command it with up to 50 unique voice cues...

June 17th 2012 at 7:05am 0 Comments
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For gamers who bore witness to the advent of the PlayStation, Toshinden likely brings back memories. You'll remember how you forced yourself to believe it was incredibly awesome at the time (It's like Street Fighter ... in 3D!). And you'll remember going back to the game a few years later and wonde...

October 5th 2009 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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The cool kids might cruise in their cars on Friday nights, but you know we kick it old-school and troll the FCC database for hot new gadgets -- which is how this Capoint XROAD V4050 GPS turned up in our sights. The 4.3-inch touchscreen PND -- a rebrand of the Takara GP43, according to Navigadget --...

October 27th 2007 at 2:12am 0 Comments
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Nintendo 64 racing fans will recognize Takara's Choro Q series as Penny Racers. Conspiracy Games localized a few other games in the series under the Road Trip banner, which somebody might have seen at some point. But everyone, no doubt, will recognize the cars: squatty caricatures of real vehicles...

October 3rd 2007 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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So have you guys heard about this Naruto thing? Apparently there's this show about a bunch of ninjas, and they like hang out together but also totally fight and there's headbands and stuff. The absolute coolest thing about Naruto is that it's the basis for a series of side-scrolling brawlers, known...

July 17th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The same folks that brought you the Optimus Prime iPod speaker dock are lobbying for your head-earned dollars once more, as Takara Tomy is betting that you just can't resist yet another Transformers gizmo to stack in your collection. This time it's throwing down a nifty set of morphing earphones, d...

April 25th 2007 at 10:23pm 0 Comments
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TakaraTomy won't be happy until their robots can raze raise our children. Their latest is the ¥5,229 ($45) Issho Ni Nenne (pictured on the left) manufactured in collaboration with Disney. The plush toy features a digital audio player loaded with womb sounds. That's right, apparently an internal...

March 19th 2007 at 9:48am 0 Comments
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While Takara's no stranger to offering up unusual (albeit very tempting) goods, the firm is now pumping out one of the most unique (and trust us, that's saying something) iPod docks to ever hit shelves. Not too long after seeing a life-sized Gundam construction, our cartoonish fantasies are becoming...

January 23rd 2007 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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What better to control a ginormous army of robot overlords than a notebook ripped straight from the confines of a science fiction control lab? To get those 'bots a-marchin', just boot up the NEC TYPE-NO1, load the commands (stored on your USB Pocket Rocket, of course), and unleash your best impress...

November 8th 2006 at 10:56am 0 Comments