Sunday, March 27, 2011

Toys that are so, so ugly, yet I can't look away

New toys by Medicom, priced at $100 each. They're compelling in their hideousness, and maybe a little too reminiscent of blackface?


UDF Kyubikkumausu - Mickey Mouse




UDF Kyubikkumausu - Minnie Mouse




UDF Kyubikkumausu - Donald Duck




UDF Kyubikkumausu - Goofy




UDF Kyubikkumausu - black and white version of Mickey Mouse




The World of GOLDEN EGGS - Coach




The World of GOLDEN EGGS - Stefan




The World of GOLDEN EGGS - Paul




The World of GOLDEN EGGS - Proboscis




The World of GOLDEN EGGS - Takirenja

Wikipedia explains:

The World Of Golden Eggs is a collection of non-linear sketches, set in the American-style, fictional town of Turkey's Hill. Each episode is about 15 minutes in length and is broken down into the "main story" as broadcast by the town's fictional TV station, "THBC"(Turkey's Hill Broad Casting) and broken up by fictitious adverts and concluded with an English lesson based on content from the episode's main story line. The main story is usually subtitled in English. The subtitles try to reflect the tone of the dialogue which can lead to strange or grammatically incorrect subtitles due to its comedic nature and the use of non-conventional Japanese.

Each story is loosely linked to a main story, but is presented from the different perspectives of the vast cast of characters.

The show has a musical influence, with many of the characters involved in music in some way. Some of the music from the show has even appeared on MTV and has been the basis for the video games based on the show.
It was adapted into games for the Wii and DS. And there's lots of videos at Youtube.

*Buy Medicom toys at eBay.

1 comment:

  1. I bought a 4" plush version of the Mickey when I visited the Kotobukiya store in the Akiabaria district last year. In addition to having Disney Chipmunks in the same style, but appearing to have recently vomited (hung over?), the series was called "Cube Mouth". Like many Japanese toys, very strange, but cool.

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