Michio Kanda left Japan yesterday on his hot air balloon to begin a 60 hour journey crossing the Pacific to North America.
He is attempting to beat his own world record of longest time in the air, originally 50 hours and 38 minutes. If Kanda succeeds he will also break the record for longest distance, previously held by Virgin executive Richard Branson.
Good Luck to Michio Kanda, who also claims this is his last hot air balloon adventure!
Sony discontinued Aibos in 2006, but the love of the little robot dog still thrives. On January 13th, Aibo fans and owners gathered for Aibo Party. They played games, tournaments, danced etc. The Sony Rolly also made an appearance alongside Aibo. For more pictures of the events, please read here.
Sony Aibo collectibles are still available on YJ: Aibo On YJ
Two brand new Blythe designs go on sale Febuaray 22nd on Blythe website here Only available to customers in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, so if you are outside that area and want any of the Blythes, order through Rinkya Stores!
Happy Harbor Neo Blythe is a limited edition, she has 4 eye colors that change depending upon where she looks, grey, light green, brown and light blue. Price: 13,440yen (tax included)
Petite Blythe Squiggly Squirrel is so cute! She comes with both a dress and squirrel outfit! Price: 2,625yen (tax included)
For Rare Blythe dolls and clothing, check out YJ auctions: Blythe on YJ
Rinkya announces reduced commissions on Japan store purchases! Order from any online Japan website through Rinkya- commission is $8 base fee and $1 per 1000 yen thereafter. Handling fees vary per store and are a minimum of $5.00.
To search the Rinkys Store Database, please search here
Hoy Cinema has posted some photos and interviews from the upcoming film, Dragon Ball.
The live action film will star Justin Chatwin as Goku; James Marsters as Piccolo, Emmy Rossum will play Chi Chi, and Chow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi.
Akira Toriyama’s manga was turned into the popular anime series Dragon Ball. After success in Japan, it was brought to the United States where it gained a huge following on the Cartoon Network. The movie is based on the King Piccolo Saga, a 21 episode anime production.
Visit Hoy Cinema for the exclusive pictures taken in Mexico during shooting/practice.