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Brick Works, a Lego-Themed Restaurant in Taipei

Yes, Brick Works is another toy brand-themed restaurant, this time based on the popular Lego property. Much like Tokyo, themed restaurants are quickly becoming the norm in Taipei. In fact, the restaurant that I would say kick-started and popularized the genre locally was the obnoxiously pink, faux Victorian Hello Kitty Sweets, created as a partnership between a local businessperson and the Japan cultural staple organization Sanrio.

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Random Encounters: Beyblade Battle at the Mall, Taipei 2

Every generation has a toy that is easy to pocket or throw into a schoolbag, is cheap enough to be bought with an allowance, and can be used in an easy to set up and uncomplicated game with schoolmates. With my dad it was marbles. With me it was pogs. For my son, its Beyblade fighting tops. This past weekend a toy shop in the local shopping center held a Beyblade tournament activity.

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Tomy Beyblade, Bakugan, and Scan2Go Toy Fair

Remember the Tomica (Tomy) 40th Anniversary Fair I reported on about a year-and-a-half ago? They must have some sort of deal with Mitsigoshi because they’re back again. This time it’s to celebrate their three current marquee brands: Scan2Go slot cars, Beyblade fighting tops, and Bakugan…those ball-things you roll or toss then they pop open into some […]