November 19, 2007

Yotsubato Danbo Amazon Robot Toy Is Like Five Kinds Of Otaku

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I tell you, you gotta watch out for the robots, they're turning up everywhere.

This toy cardboard robot named Danbo was commissioned by Amazon Japan from Azuma Kiyohiko, the creator of the manga character Yotsuba-chan who lives with her adoptive work-at-home dad, and whose happy-go-lucky adventures are recounted in the popular serial, Yotsubato/Yotsuba&___. [You can read Chapter 28, Yotsuba to Danbo in English. Remember, it goes right to left.]

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If either the original or Amazon versions of Danbo were actually made of cardboard instead of PVC vinyl, or were actually bigger than 13cm, I'd be kind of pissed that Amazon won't ship these things outside of Japan. But if I were a Yotsuba-loving dad, I'd just wait until Boxing Day and make a kid-sized one the old-fashioned way.

The original Danbo you can't buy is 1,561 yen, and the Amazon version you can't buy is 2,200 [amazon.co.jp via boingboing gadgets]

9 Comments

where can i get a little card board man?

never mind i got that shit tanks!
read that shit

I was just at a site where a teenager took many photographs with these Danbo figurines.
http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/teenage-photographer-365-days-of-danboard

Can you tell me how to make a robot for my daughter for a school project.

Tina

OH my gosh i love these little guys i need some for a science project and a art project if you know how to make one or know a website that tells you PLEASE let me know thanks
-Miranda :)

OH my gosh i love these little guys i need some for a science project and a art project if you know how to make one or know a website that tells you PLEASE let me know thanks
-Miranda :)

I love these!!! I have the plain version as the Amazon one was expensive at the time...love it! I also made myself a Moleskine cover with a Danbo illustration, check it out: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76509503/danbo-moleskine-cahier

Wow! How cute! I want to make one!

Where did you buy those cutie danbo robot box? i want to buy him because me & my bestie loves Danbo soo much and i’m planning to buy 2 for her and me

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