The International Tokyo Toy Show, started this week, from 18- 21 June, at Tokyo Big Sight in the Odaiba district. The event drew 149 Japanese and 19 overseas exhibitors.

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Japan Toy Association: 

Highlight Day 1 

A few companies worth noting: 

1. CCP

A CCP showcased the Nano Falcon DigiCam, a remote-controlled copter that can shoot photos or videos from the air. The 20-gram drone can also be folded up and snapped into the open cavity in the control unit to form a hand-held digital camera.

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2. Takara Tomy Co.

Tomy is doing a similar “Apple” smart watch – named the Play Watch, and comes with a camera.
Also presented was the famous car robot, transforming into…. Watch and you will see !

Watch the video here: 
(also featured at the top of the post)


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 3. Kyosho Corp.


Kyosho Corp., a drone maker, was demonstrating multi-rotor copters. It said one reason drones are getting more popular is that they provide “a more stable platform in the air than traditional remote-controlled copters.”


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Tomy was displaying its new talking robot Ohanas:

Tomy and Docomo jointly developed a talking robot toy, OHaNAS. Designed to resemble a sheep, the small robot can have “natural conversations” with people by using Docomo’s voice-agent technology.

Ohanas, is only 16 cm high, looks like a pudgy, round alarm clock with two eight-color LED eyes and stumps for feet !

Watch OHaNAS in action here:


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Image credits: Japan Times