Monday, June 26, 2017

1966 Batman TV Show Themed Pinball Machine

We've all been saddened by the recent passing of Adam West. What a fantastic legacy Mr. West, the other actors, and the whole production team left fans of the caped crusader. More than half a century after it first aired, everything from the costumes to the catch phrases has become iconic.
During a recent trip to Osaka, I grabbed a few minutes to duck into the glorious Silver Ball arcade. I spotted a pinball game based on the 1966 Batman TV show. It looked so awesome that I wanted to snap a few shots to share with you.
Check out that design!!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Konatsu Sofubi & Character Story Book - Hot Dog Toyz Chinese Edition

Hot Dog Toyz has produced a Chinese-language edition of Konatsu's book. It has a nice selection of her toys as well as stories about the characters.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Paradise Toy Store (new location) - Taipei, Taiwan

Paradise, a staple of the Taiwan toy scene, has moved locations since I last visited. Here's a look at the new location and the kinds of things they sell, including photos and a walk-through video. First, the shop details:

Tel: 02-2776-6224
Address: 台北市敦化南路一段161巷75號1F (No. 75, Lane 161, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei 106, Taiwan)
Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Map to store: Google Map
Hours: Daily 1:30-10:00 PM

Shop photos:

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Daoist Religious Parade in Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan's religious tapestry is rich, varied, and colorful. There are elements of Buddhism, Daoism, as well as various branches of Christianity and other faiths.

Recently during a trip to Taipei, I literally found myself in the middle of a massive parade that started at a large Daoist temple and wound its way all through the area. Here are videos followed by photos:

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