Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Hello! It is hot and humid again. I feel dull.

I forgot to write about this, but there was an International Tokyo Toy Show 2008 at Tokyo Big Sight in June.
I didn't attend it, but the next day I saw on TV that Bandai (a Japanese toy making company, as well as the producer of a large number of plastic model kits, famous for Tamagotchi) has exhibited their toy called Konapun, which is the toy I wanted when I was small.

Konapun is a toy that you can make miniature dishes from the special powder and water. You won't be able to eat it, but it is harmless to eat. "Kona" and "pun" both mean powder in Japanese. The image shows how to make a donut in "Konapun Donuts Kitchen"!

There are many other series available!
The search at Bandai's catalog shows 35, so maybe there are 35 different kinds of series.
In July 2008, they are going to release "Konapun Kitchen Studio"!

Actually, Konapun was sold again after 20 years in June 2006.
I remember that my friend had one!
I asked my mom, but she didn't buy me!!!
Of course I didn't give up and made a creperie from cardboard and cooked some real small crapes (pancakes) in the kitchen and served... I remember that I made a mess of it but that was all I could do :(
It is about 10 to 50 bucks, so now I can buy one or all!
But I won't! I mean, I want a real kitchen!!! Ha-ha :)

Anyway, I am so excited to see it available again.

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  1. Hi..

    In Malaysia here,we also got toys show at shopping mall or convention centre sometimes.But some toys very expensive.The Konapun that you posted in blog,the doughnut looked so real only that it was smaller.

    Recently i noticed that toy department got sell a baby toys.The figure of baby toy look exactly like real baby and you can give the toy milk and can change their napkin as well.Quite expensive too,RM250++...

  2. Hi josephinechoo!

    Thanks for coming back again :)
    I know the baby toys! Nowadays they are so real!!! I saw many of them at FAO Schwarz!

    It is not a baby but American Girl was kind of popular in NY! But I think those are luxury toys! I could never get such toys when I was small :(

  3. Hi Ochi,

    How cute the Konapun is. I had a set of plastic dishes when I was little. Miniature cups, plates, and utensils. We would build pretend homes out of tents, and use our plastic dishes for pretend food. I hope you get your kitchen! :)

  4. Hello jo!

    Yes! I loved to play with pretended foods and stuff, too!!! I still have miniature dollhouse at home! I don't collect them anymore though...

    Sometimes, I search for a new home! It is fun to see the kitchen :)


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