Making of "5th anniversary figure of Nameko"

Japanese mobile game superstar Nameko reached the fifth anniversary on last month and They hold a commemorative event "Nameko Paradise" to celebrate it in a basement shopping mall of Tokyo Station now. Therefore I made figure in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Nameko and I went to this event with it.

This is the "making" photos.

The motif of the figure is one of the LINE stickers celebrating the fifth anniversary of Nameko. The downloading is here.

The base of the body is made of resin.

I made Kanji "祝"(means "celebration" in Japanese) and the silk hat with a plastic board.

Hands and feet are wires of the aluminum.

I painted these with lacquer spray.

I made the base of the figure with a plastic board, too.

I used an compressor, airbrush and the lacquer paint for the painting of Nameko.

The ribbon are made of plastic paper.

Completion! The production period was one week.

I presented this to Cardboard Nameko. He is the staff(Account Director)  of Beeworks Games, the developer of Nameko series.

Of course I reported this event and will show the report article of this later. Please wait a little.


Wearable air-conditioner which controls sweat

Japan is already summer. Temperature and the humidity rise, and people always sweat. In particular, sweat of armpits is very unpleasant. About this problem, Thanko released a simple and smart device "Waki no Shita Kura"(Air-conditioner of the armpit)".

This is a mini fan that clips on to shirt sleeve and delivers cool air to keep armpits of users dry. Because its weight is only 30g and it does not slip off from shirt sleeve. This works by two AAA batteries for five to nine hours, and users can plugging the included 35cm USB cord into own PC, USB outlet or a battery pack of selling separately also. The price is 1,980 yen(in tax) for a single unit, and 3,800yen(in tax) for a set of two.


Sneakers having the rainbow soles

It is a simple sneaker at a glance, but shows its true value at dark places or night clubs. Japanese startup no new folk studio started pre-order of smart footwear Orphe having the soles which emitted light in Shinjuku Isetan head store. Orphe is cool sneaker having about 100 LEDs, controlable 9 axis sensor, and Bluetooth module. It flashes LEDs and makes sounds depending on the motion data of users that sensors acquired, and users can control them using mobile application. 100 LEDs make the light like the rainbow, and users can enjoy original performance by combining it with sounds and dance. Data of light and sounds that are customized by users are called SCENE, and no new folk studio plans to release the function to share them between users. Furthermore, they show SDK of Orphe for free and support the application development for third parties. The price of Orphe is 44,712 yen(in tax), the color variations are white and black, and shipping date is the middle of August.


Ring type mouse which can operate a PC only with a thumb

Sanwa Supply's new mouse is good to idle people. Because users can operate a PC only with a thumb while lying at full length if they use this. 400-MA077 is the ring type microminiature mouse which users can operate only with a thumb. Its center part has a sensor built-in, mouse operation is possible only at a finger-tip, and users can operate a PC even what kind of places. Because it is a wireless specification, it is convenient on the occasion of presentation also. It will be a big merit to be able to move both hands freely if you are business person doing the active presentation. Furthermore, users allocate functions for each button of the mouse by installing proprietary driver and can change the count of the cursor. This works by charge from USB not batteries. The size is 28mm x 36.7mm x 34.7mm, weight is about 9.6g, and the USB cable for the charge is 77cm. The price is 5,480 yen(in tax).


The communication toy which talks with a mobile

A lot of IoT gadgets and toys are released, but this is cute in them particularly. Toy company TAKARA TOMY releases next-gen communication toy "Smapon" connected to the smartphones on July 2.

This links exclusive own mobile application, and does various reactions by put on the screen of smartphones. This recognizes light from a screen and the sound, changes expressions, talks using more than 2000 words, say proverbs, and make fortune-telling. Furthermore, words and the contents increase by update of the application. When users set data such as the gender, blood type and favorite food in this, this has specific character. In addition, when users talk to this more frequently and take care, the types of talking of this changes also. There are six kinds of character / talking types(Normal / Spoiled / Geek / Queen / Old man / Bit bad). Because this has functions such as the wake-up call, the time signal, and the voice timer, users can use this as a substitute for clocks. The price is 1,620yen(tax-included), the target age is 12 years old or older, the size is 44*41*44mm, the weight is about 30g, and the battery is not necessary.