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Postman and Bicycle


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I read about this line in

I read about this line in Patrick Macias book "Cruising the Anime City."

VZMK2's picture
Posted by VZMK2 on 12 January, 2010 - 09:19
Hey, I like the gum...

Hey, I like the gum...

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Posted by Dkun on 12 January, 2010 - 10:15
While more realistic in

While more realistic in style, it still reminds me of the British postman Pat animated show. Pretty nice stuff.

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Posted by knoted on 12 January, 2010 - 10:38

I really enjoyed this review, thank you Josh. I majored in Anthropology and will be working on Japanese Folklore for my Masters so this was kind of right up my alley. Nostalgia factors in greatly when it comes to both Japanese Anthropology/Archaeology and Japanese Folklore and I have read several books on how the Japanese long to remove themselves from modernity and live a more simple life. This explains many surges of interest in things like folklore, yokai and this. I didn't know much about Shitamachi and this review has sparked an interest in this subject. I do recommend books by Lafcadio Hearn and Yanagita Kunio if anyone is interested in an old romantic and folkloric vision of an older Japan, as well as Michael Dylan Foster's serious academic studies of Japanese Folklore.

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Posted by Jeromy on 12 January, 2010 - 13:23

Say Josh, just out of curiosity--may I ask what does the gum taste like?

I mean is it really chewing gum or just plastic gum?


Rodimus78's picture
Posted by Rodimus78 on 12 January, 2010 - 16:16
It tasted like chalky wax.

It tasted like chalky wax. With a hint of sugar.

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JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 12 January, 2010 - 16:32

Yuck, I think I'll just stick with the Bazooka Joes for now on.

I wonder if Japan's got their own Bazooka Joe bubble gum that comes with a mini-manga. Hmmmm....


Rodimus78's picture
Posted by Rodimus78 on 12 January, 2010 - 16:43


A nice and neat item. I have a feeling we are going to see a lot more different types of Japanese toys and models on CDX this year! Awesome!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

Showapop's picture
Posted by Showapop on 12 January, 2010 - 16:19
Great little review, I adore

Great little review, I adore this sort of thing especially since hours can be spent doing some super detailing. I actually bought a little 1/43 scale diorama (by Motormax) of a scene from the film Rain Man (a personal favourite). While the model car in the diorama is great, everything else will be repainted & detailed.

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Posted by north-exit on 12 January, 2010 - 20:04