Each month, we send one lucky subscriber a huge crate filled with Japanese toys, games, and snacks.
We traveled to Japan to pick out cool items you can’t find anywhere else. These items are so awesomely obscure that they each deserve a full explanation.
Sugoi Item #1) Shocky Pocky Game
This game will literally shock you. That’s right. One of these Pocky sticks will give you a light shock. Play with friends to see who can avoid the Shocky Pocky. Loser buys Pocky for everyone.
Sugoi Item #2) Poppin Cookin DIY Bundle
This is for you, Poppin Cookin fanatics. That’s right, you know who you are. The ones who write in asking us, “How can I get Poppin Cookin kits by themselves? I don’t need the rest of the candy!” Well, here you go. Enjoy yourself with these four kits. Have a competition with a friend, or become a master by practicing making tiny sushi and gummy animals to your heart’s content.
Sugoi Item #3) Motorized Sushi Train
That weird time when reality actually exceeds your expectation?
Turn your kitchen table into your own personal kaitenzushi restaurant. Plus, these cars are a perfect way to showcase the DIY sushi candy you just made.
Sugoi Item #4) Pikachu Backpack
Backpack… pillow… friend… This little guy has you covered.
Sugoi Item #5 & #6) Giant Choko Ball Candies
Yum, yum, giant Choko Balls! (Do you remember these little guys from a few months ago??) Try the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry box, and then dig in to the quintessential Japanese flavor, green tea.
Sugoi Item #7) Cardcaptor Sakura Figure
If you haven’t seen Cardcaptor Sakura yet, do yourself a favor and go watch a few episodes right now. This award-winning anime and manga series features elementary-school student, Sakura, who finds herself accidentally unleashing a deck of magical cards and the power they possess. As the adventure unfolds, Sakura learns more about herself and has a lot of funny mishaps. This collectible figure would look great anywhere in your home or office!
Sugoi Item #8) Taiko Master wobbling festival game
See how many cute taiko faces you can stack on Don-chan before the stack collapses! This Jenga-like game brings the fun of a summer matsuri right to your living room.
Sugoi Item #9) Hatsune Miku Figure
This figure depicts a singing voice synthesizer named Hatsune Miku. Her voice is featured in over 100,000 songs worldwide, and you can see her live, 3D shows in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and LA. Her name means “First Voice from the Future” in Japanese.
Sugoi Item #10) White PS4 with J-Stars Victory VS+
Last but not least is the big prize we are all excited about. Break in your brand-new PS4 with J-Stars Victory VS+, a game that will allow you to play with all your favorite anime characters from the past 30 years, AT THE SAME TIME. Get excited to play the what-if scenarios you only imagined in the past.