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Apparently, I bought one of these

Huh. This arrived today. I’d forgotten I ordered it. It’s probably the most Japanese thing I’ve ever bought.

It’s a teeny, tiny artist’s mannequin. It comes with seventeen different hands, two tiny cellphones, a tiny laptop computer and a tiny sumurai sword. By tiny, the whole dude is like 4″ high.

Sadly, the instructions are in Japanese, so I’m struggling. Yes, yes…I know it all should be terribly obvious, but this is Japanese technology we’re talking.

Manufacturer here. No, I didn’t pay anything like that for it (if you want one, check eBay).

Fair warning: if you communicate with them even once, they will try to sell you something every day of your life, forever. Even after you’ve bought one. They’re like the LinkedIn of tiny plastic Japanese artists’ models.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: May 9, 2018, 10:38 pm

Would they work for photography? I could photoshop them into background scenes. If I knew how to photoshop.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 10, 2018, 10:57 am

Oh god weasel. Are we related? I bought the boys Japanese mecha models because they grew up watching Robotech and playing ( said the guy who’s typing this with the latest MechWarrior theme music playing from his computer speaker in the other room) MechWarrior games ( I just salvaged a Centurion! Whoo-hoo!)
Talk about expensive and highly detailed model offers in your e-mail every day!

They even have ones of your witcher herodude.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 10, 2018, 5:29 pm

‘satiable curtiosity insists I ask – were these figures north or south of $30.00 US?

And what does the crocodile have for dinner?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 10, 2018, 9:22 pm

The Body Kun model? Oh, south of £10, I think. But I have a feeling earlier versions were better made. This has some articulation issues. It works okay, but a better-made model would be easier.

As for my witcher herodude, stand by for newpost.

Comment from Pupster
Time: May 12, 2018, 7:44 pm


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