As someone who grew up in a small Newfoundland fishing town, I was instantly intrigued when Japanese toy giant Takara Tomy announced one of its latest products recently. The company's Virtual Masters Real is a digital fishing-simulation device. No joke. I always found fishing a little boring, so initially I was puzzled as to why anyone would want to simulate it. But apparently Takara Tomy aspires to capitalize on recent outdoor-themed trends, such as how city girls have suddenly taken to hiking in the mountains or taken up fishing. Surely there must be a demographic who are too lazy to leave the house to fish for real, right? If that sounds like you, then you may want to give Virtual Real Masters a go.