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.
Visit the website here: http://www.toys.or.jp/toyshow/outline_en.html
Japan Toy Association: http://www.toys.or.jp
Highlight Day 1
A few companies worth noting:
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.
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: http://bit.ly/1H4XKzI
(also featured at the top of the post)
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.”
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEoDfXcg1no
Sources: Japan Times, Japan Toy Show
Image credits: Japan Times