May 11, 2008

Intermission: Jodan ja nai yo!*

This has got to be the most baka (Japanese for stupid) product to ever emerge from Bandai. Yeah, it'll probably be a brief craze with kids who don't know better on either side of the Pacific, but, truthfully, what is the purpose of a product like this? (description from J–List, whose main site is NSFW):

If you just love popping bubble wrap packing, or enjoy tormenting someone who can't stand the constant popping — this is your dream come true! Someone has finally stepped up and created an endless bubble packing popper and made it into a keychain, so wherever you go, there you pop...

Bandai proudly [?!] introduces the Mugen Puchi Puchi keychain:

©2008 Bandai.

Just for the record "mugen" means endless, and "puchi puchi" (the often repeated characters in the above animation) is the Japanese onomatopoeia for "pop pop."

Quick — how soon can we set up a batsu–gemu (punishment or penalty game) for the creators of this plastic crap?

(* The above Japanese is basically "You've got to be kidding me!")

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