Drink Coffee – Get Retro Gaming Goodies

August 29th, 2015 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Japan, Stuff No Comments »

Sounds like a good deal doesn’t it? Buyers of Demitasse canned coffee will be getting something extra with their purchase this September – one of these cute Namco chain plate souvenirs. There are 7 designs including Pac-Man, Mappy, Xevious, Dig Dug and Galaga.

namco ring toys

I wouldn’t mind picking up a few of these – wonder if the coffee is any good?

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Space Invaders Roll Holder

August 15th, 2014 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Stuff No Comments »

What is there to say about this, other than to bemoan that is has now tragically sold out. If there’s a finer way to suspend toilet paper, we’ve yet to discover it. Perhaps this could start a trend. Maybe Warcraft players that have trouble taking bathroom breaks could be tempted in by Horde themed roll holders. For now, this Space Invaders themed holder is keeping someone very happy while performing the important business of the day.invaderstoiletpaper

[Link, via Inside-Games]

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Cute Mario SD Card Reader

September 30th, 2012 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Mario, Stuff No Comments »

This card reader from Taito is just the thing for Mario fans who can’t bear to be without their hero long enough to copy their photos onto a PC. The reader is a little on the bulky side but who cares – you can send Mario down the pipe and listen to the authentic sound effect as many times as you like.



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Capcom Restaurant offers grizzly fare

February 22nd, 2012 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Japan, Stuff 1 Comment »

Capcom have opened up a fantastic looking restaurant/bar in Shinjuku which features themed dishes based on some of their games. Our favorite has to be this Biohazard Zombie Brain Cake.
zombie brain cake
Other delights include Tyrant Spare Ribs, as well as dishes based on Monster Hunter, Sengoku Basara and Gyakuten.

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World Hobby Fair 2012

January 16th, 2012 Ninjinkai Posted in 3DS, Arcades, DS, Japan, Mario, Misc, Nintendo, Playstation, PSP, Sega, Sony, Stuff, Vita, Wii 1 Comment »

Want to know what toys Japanese kinds are going to be playing with this year? Then the World Hobby Fair is your place to go. Put on by toy and game businesses, the show gives kids the chance to play with all the newest stuff and gives the companies lots of feedback about what’s hot or not.

This year was dominated by Pokemon, Gundam, and Inazuma Eleven, with all three licenses being spread over a wide variety of merchandise and crossovers. Nintendo and Sony both had a substantial presence, setting up large booths and lots of demos and tournaments. Battling toys were getting a lot of attention, it seems kids want anything that lets them pit one toy against another in a brawl. Professional Yo-yo…ers?..ists? were drawing crowds teaching tricks and hosting shows. Girl-focused games like Pretty Rhythm, Tamagotchi, and Cooking Mama were bringing in lots of players too.

Our picks for the best of the show? The Taiko no Tatsujin game being demoed inside a giant snow globe, the very unusual pairing of feudal Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga with Pokemon, and the Sony shrine featuring Playstation characters and selling good-luck charms.

Here are the pictures, scroll over for a description.

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World of Warcraft Masks

April 9th, 2009 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Stuff 1 Comment »

Wonderland found some great World of Warcraft themed masks. With the recession still going strong, how about getting your halloween stuff in the off-season?

[Read, via Wonderland]

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Little Space Invaders

April 7th, 2009 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Japan, Misc, Stuff No Comments »

It’s a mini space-invaders bank. You can actually play it too, it takes Y100 coins. What a great way to encourage saving! It has little controls, and even the bands on the screen to make it look like it’s in colour. This costs a mere $60, wonder how much a full size one would be?


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Gaming T-Shirts Make us Happy

March 27th, 2009 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Japan, Stuff No Comments »

Uniqlo have fulfilled our wildest geek dreams by launching a range of game based T-Shirts. T’s based on Pac-Man, Bomberman, Dig Dug, Arkanoid, Ape Escape, Mappy and Resident Evil are already out. More will be added over the next few months, including Ridge Racer, Street Fighter and Sonic the Hedgehog based designs. The range is pretty large, there’s something for everyone in there.


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Katamari Bento

December 15th, 2008 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Misc, Stuff No Comments »

Have a look at this wonderful Katamari Bento. It’s enough to make us hungry.

[Read, via 4 color rebellion]

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Knock that monkey down

October 17th, 2008 ThreeHeadedMonkey Posted in Stuff No Comments »

If there’s one thing Jenga has always lacked, it’s an angry gorilla and a small Italian plummer. No longer. Donkey Kong Jenga is here. Our Christmas list just got a bit longer.


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