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New toys for retro gamers and wannabe rockers

Nostalgic gaming fans old enough to remember "Space Invaders" no doubt look back on it as one of the most memorable video games of years gone by. Japan's Taito Corporation created the arcade game back in 1978, and it has been a classic ever since.

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Toys for all ages at Tokyo show

The 2011 International Tokyo Toy Show was held last month at Tokyo Big Sight, and Japanese toy-makers were in attendance to show their wondrous wares to potential buyers, not to mention a veritable army of kids. This year saw everything from figures to remote-control vehicles, robots to iPhone games. Here …

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Christmas lights at your fingertips

It's never easy searching for the right Christmas gift for your geeky friends or family members. But when in doubt it's always safe to go with a practical option. And if it happens to be fun too, then all the better! In keeping with that spirit, Japanese electronics company Century …

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Takara Tomy's Love Digi continues evolution of purikura

Most readers in Japan will be familiar with the local phenomenon of purikura. Translated as "print club," they are small, user-decorated photographs with sticker backings. These personalized stickers are quite popular among young girls in Japan, who will often plaster them all over notebooks and mobile phones to add a …

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