Monday, September 17, 2007
Bananas are also a favorite in Japan and pretty much everywhere else in the world. Tangent time: humans have a tendency to humanize objects, animals, and other living things. For example, a distinctive rock might be said to possess human-like "facial" features and Woofy the 10 year old dog might be described as being like gramps - slobbery and occasionally incontinent.
Add one more human attribution victim to the list - Elite Banana which is a sentient piece of fruit with anthropomorphic facial features who enjoys the good life. Elite Banana products sell well in Japan but are unknown in pretty much the rest of the world. NCS stocked the Elite Banana Motion Plush last week and today, we import the Elite Banana Air Bubble Keychain which features a banana encased inside a plastic air bubble. Four styles are in stock today which all look alike but each one has subtle nuances that distinguish one from the other. «Photo Gallery»
Something had to be done.
After rubbishing the "hamster space voyage" idea where we would launch them to the moon on a colonization mission, NCS settled on a more mundane solution. We marched down to the pet shop and donated them back to the store. They agreed but we had to give them back in increments as they gradually sold off our "inventory." Sega's Caltoy plush hamsters are unique. They won't breed and they don't eat. Perfect for us and any other friends of hamsters who can't keep up with the upkeep. Each Caltoy UJ Hamster plush measures 40cm tall by 26cm in depth and its profile is reminiscent of Totoro. Preorders are welcome to ship in January 2008.
According to the preorder details, the jaw may be unhinged and the top of the skull may be lifted up for an inspection of the cranial cavity. The skeleton ships in its own dedicated carton and is packaged with a stand for display purposes. Metal bolts and pins are used to keep the skeleton together and allow for movement of the limbs. Preorders are welcome to ship later this month (September 2007) at US$379.00 each.