Sony is going to release a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera - α7 II (Alpha 7 Mark II) - for about ¥190,000 on December 5.
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Finally back on track after the holidays!
Takara Tomy is releasing the Tomica Star Wars series for their Tomica brand die-cast mini-car series.
The following 4 popular vehicles from Star Wars were reproduced in tiny palm-sized form:
Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan is going to start selling a hamburg steak burger - the "Bistro-fu Hamburg Sand" (Bistro-style Hamburg Sandwich) - on February 5.
The Bistro-fu Hamburg Sand contains 70% beef and 30% pork. The patty is sandwiched with lettuce, mushroom, brown sauce, and cheesy mashed potato sauce between whole-wheat buns.
Hang out with your smartphone while taking a long bath.
Thanko has released a bath pillow with an arm to hold your smartphone.
Thanko's hug pillow gets warm up to 36 degrees Celsius, which is about the same as the human body temperature.
It comes with a white pillow case, however if you own your favorite 160x50cm-sized pillow case, you could have a better sleep and fun dream.
You can adjust the firmness of the pillow depending on how much air enters it, and also fold it compactly by removing the air.
Thanko seems unable to stop impressing us with the endless supply of awesome.