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Faced with fewer kids, toymakers target old and young at Tokyo toy show

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Japan’s toymakers—faced with declining birthrates—rolled out an array of products at the 2008 International Tokyo Toy Show to bring out the inner child in even the oldest grown-ups.

In 'a nation of 12 year olds', what's the difference?

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exactly...unlimited customer base

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Yeah, like that 8" high walking, talking and kissing female robot. There's nothing wrong with that. It's completely normal for an adult man to have a love affair with an 8" robot, isn't it? Or, have I been in Japan too long?

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