Japan has all the coolest toys. Whether it’s Transformers that turn into shoes or Hello Kitty… um, “back massagers”… our wacky friends in the east come up with all sorts of neat stuff that puts our toys to shame. For example
Watchmen Kubricks! If you’re not familiar with them, Kubricks are block figures produced by Japan’s Medicom, and can be based on damn near anything from comic books to movies (according to Wikipedia, there was even a series of Kubricks based on the French movie Amelie). Unfortunately for us, Medicom releases the figures strictly to Japan, though they are occasionally licensed to American companies. DC Direct released a few of the Batman Kubricks, so hopefully they’ll pick up the rights to release the Watchmen line. If not, we’ll have to hope that a designer toy shop in the States imports them. (I recommend trying Kidrobot, though a quick scan of their website comes up empty. Maybe someday… )
The rest after the jump . . .