WTF Japan of the Day: One of the Craziest Japanese Video Games Ever

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Is Japan World Cup 3 a horse racing game or a collection of everything WTF ever? Whatever it is, thanks Japan.

Shut Up and Take My Money: R/C Sports Car Transformer

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Japan's robotics research collective Bravo Robotics unveiled a preview of its latest prototype model for a remote-controlled sports car that transforms into a bipedal robot, which will be presented during the upcoming Maker Faire in Tokyo. The 1/12 scale model is operated by a modified PS3 controller and comes equipped with a missile launcher on each arm and a wireless camera that feeds into mobile devices like iPad.



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Look at This Baby Red Panda

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A zoo worker at the Maruyama Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan, scares the bejesus out of a twin baby red panda.

Meanwhile in Japan of the Day

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Meanwhile in Japan of the Day
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Omote 3D Shashin Kan is the world's first 3D portrait studio that uses a handheld scanner to produce a three-dimensional scale model of your entire body, which is then sculpted into a intricate plastic figurine. Created by Japanese advertising and branding company PARTY and located in Tokyo's youthful Harajuku neighborhood, the studio offers three different sizes for your luxurious mini-me sculpture: 3.9 inches (¥21,000 / $258), 5.9-inches (¥32,000 / $394) and 7.8-inches (¥42,000 / $517). It's hard to call it a downside, but 3D printing isn't exactly a instantly gratifying process and the models take about a month to complete.



Meanwhile in (X) of the Day is a feature series bringing you the latest buzz from all over the continents with a special focus on non-English speaking parts of the world.

LEGO Craftsmanship of the Day

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Japanese LEGO brick artist Talapz showcases his super intricate pop-up model of Tōdai-ji, a well-known Zen Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan.

Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day: Lifelike Robofish

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Japanese gizmo maker Takara Tomy Arts unveils its line of batterly-run, lifelike Robofish toys (¥2,980 / $37 per fish) at the 2012 Tokyo Toy Fair.



Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day is a feature series dedicated to highlighting the latest innovations and visions in the world of consumer product design and gadgetry.

Weird Tube of the Day

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Check out this gameplay footage from Japan World Cup 3, not your average horse race betting game.