by Gerry Mak in New Products on Thursday 20 December 2007

The Japanese, in the ongoing toy race, are never satisfied, even when the whole world concedes that they’ve developed the coolest (or at least the weirdest) playthings on Earth. Lokulokus are little blobby pigs that splatter and flatten when you throw them against the wall or floor, but after a few seconds, they go back to their original shape, like Robert Patrick in Terminator 2. They’re obviously the bi-product of some creepy military experiment, but if you don’t care if your kids are born with two heads, Lokulokus might make a great holiday gift. [also read about another wacky Japanese invention, a USB necktie fan]