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17 Jul 2009

Star Wars merges with Japanese culture: Lightsaber Chopsticks!

Kotobukiya has announced an innovative and fun addition to their Star Wars line of products: Lightsabers merge with Japanese culture and “Chop Sabers” emerge! Suitable for eating sushi or defending the galaxy, the Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsabers measure over 9″ long, with the blades cast in translucent material. The smaller “children’s size” Yoda saber measures approximately 8″ long. As a special bonus each set includes translucent Star Wars logo chopstick rests. Source:

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1 Jul 2009

Appliya Brings iPhone App Development Services to Everyone

*pic above is Appliya’s Evangelion Apps for iPhone/ iPod Touch Tokyo-based APPLIYA Inc. launches APPLIYA STUDIO, a turn-key solution for content producers looking to take advantage of the iTunes App Store. Following its successful launch of over 40 applications in the iTunes App Store, APPLIYA is using its experience and knowledge to create the APPLIYA STUDIO service, which enables content creators and rights-holders to build iPhone apps quickly and at low cost. Detailed information is available at (English version...

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22 Jun 2009

Free Anime & Manga on iPhone/ iPod Touch

A.D. Vision’s Anime Network has begun offering Shinji Aramaki‘s first computer-animated Appleseed film on Apple’s iTunes Store as an App for the iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. The App allows unlimited viewing of the film on the devices (which have standard-definition video output via a cable) and includes wallpapers and a chat board. Robot Comics has released Ubunchu!, Hiroshi Seo‘s manga about “the world’s cutest” distribution package of the Linux operating system (OS), for free in English and Japanese...

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13 Jun 2009

Life sized Gundam completed

Finally, the life size 1:1 scale Gundam RX-78-2 being built in Odaiba, Japan is now complete. Via Engadget: In the Universal Century, we suppose this sort of thing will be rather blasé. But until then, there’s really no better way to get our geek hearts a-flutter than some up close and personal pics of this 1:1 scale model of the classic RX-78-2 Gundam mecha, built to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the franchise. We’ve been watching the construction of this...

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7 Jun 2009

Transformers Tech Toys

I rarely post Transformers toys (last one I posted is Laserwave) but this one is an exception for the simple reason that these aren’t your normal transformable Transformers Toys but are actually also fully functional tech gadgets. Yeah, the inner geek in me wants these! XD Blaster USB Hub A USB Hub that looks like a laptop and can also transfer into Blaster…. cool! Now, if they only made a Soundwave version of this, it’ll be perfect! More Transformers Tech...

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